Filmmaker Zachary Sluser On Making The Driftless Area

 

I got a chance to speak to director Zachary Sluser about his feature film debut of making The Driftless Area, starring Anton Yelchin, John Hawkes, and Zooey Deschanel.

 

Jim: Hey Zach, how are you?

 
Zach: I’m good, how are you Jim?
 

Jim: I’m great, before I get into the movie, I was looking over your bio…

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Home Movie Review


Director: Tim Johnson
Actors: Jim Parsons, Rihanna, Steve Martin
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy

Aww, Dreamwork, how we love you so … even, if you are the stepchild of animation. You always do good work. However, not great work like your brother and sister, Pixar and Disney. This brings me to your latest feature film, Home. And, I have…

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Indie Darling "It Follows" Disappoints Despite Suffocating Praise

 

 

It Follows is “good” for all the boring reasons. It’s premise—a supernatural being haunting unlucky youngsters who contract it through dirty sex we never get to see—tickled critics into trumpeting it as an allegory for AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases. But boy is that interpretation a downer. Where’s the fun in A…

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Avengers Age of Ultron uses recycled but effective material

 

Synopsis: When Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and it is up to the Avengers to stop the villainous Ultron from enacting his terrible plans.

 

Avengers: Age of Ultron has been everywhere and now it’s finally here. While it’s lost its “first time” appeal being the second film…

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Kristen Stewart Delivers An Impressive Performance in Clouds of Sils Maria

 

Maria Enders (Juliette Binoche) is an actress at the peak of her international career who is asked to perform in a revival of the play that made her famous twenty years earlier. Back then she played the role of Sigrid, an alluring young woman who disarms and eventually drives her boss Helena to suicide. Now she is being asked to step …

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The Nightmare Could Be 2015's Scariest Documentary

 

Simple synopsis: A look at a frightening condition that plagues thousands; sleep paralysis.

 

Very few movies have stuck with me beyond the SXSW Film Festival like the documentary The Nightmare has. Though not for everyone, Room 237 director Rodney Ascher crafts an effectively unsettling and extremely creepy documentary on …

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DVD Review of Big Eyes: Even Creepier Than Kid Paintings Is A Creepy Husband

 
Synopsis: A real-life story of painter Margaret Keane and her world famous paintings that were credited to her husband.
 

 

It seems like it’s been a long time since Tim Burton has made a movie that isn’t weird and that actually has some meaning to it. Big Eyes is the story of Margaret Keane and her manipulative hus…

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Vincent D'Onofrio on Dardevil and Jurassic World

 

Recently I got a chance to speak with Vincent D’Onofrio about the slew on work he’s been a part of. Here is what he said:

 

Jim: Hey Vincent, so how did you get involved with the film Broken Horses?

 
Vincent: I met Vidhu in New York. I rode my bicycle to where he was staying and we met in the lobby. We had a great…

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Why Film Geeks Should See Ex Machina Before Avengers: Age of Ultron

 

Earning fantastic reviews and sensational word-of-mouth during its limited release, Ex Machina plans to expand during these next few weekends in additional cities. The latest science fiction movie has a numerous amount of potential to connect with audiences including an original premise, an emerging filmmaker, a sleek look, effective …

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Ex Machina explores the suspenseful morality of A.I.

 
Synopsis: A young programmer is selected to participate in a breakthrough experiment in artificial intelligence by evaluating the human qualities of a breathtaking female A.I.

 

 

The concept of Artificial Intelligence has been done so many times in film. Whether it be a destructive force like Terminator or a so…

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March 27, 2015
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Trailer: The Transporter Refueled

— Posted by The "Superior" Anthony

  The producers of Lucy and the Taken trilogy bring you the next adrenaline-fueled installment of The Transporter series, THE TRANSPORTER REFUELED, starring newcomer Ed Skrein as Frank Martin, the…

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March 27, 2015
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Trailer: Paper Towns

— Posted by The "Superior" Anthony

  Adapted from the bestselling novel by author John Green (“The Fault in Our Stars”), PAPER TOWNS is a coming-of-age story centering on Quentin and his enigmatic neighbor Margo, who…

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March 27, 2015

SXSW 2015: Fun and Informative Sneakerheadz Doc Showcases Shoe Culture

— Posted by Kenny Miles

To Rock or Stock? Sneakerheads will do almost anything to get their hands on a unique pair of kicks, going to such extreme lengths as hiding in trash cans to…

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March 27, 2015
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Highlights From The Boulder Film Festival

— Posted by Kenny Miles

  The Boulder Film Festival was the perfect setting to watch high quality arthouse films plus a great time to connect with the Colorado film community! The highlight (I witnessed)…

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March 27, 2015
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Director: David Robert Mitchell
Writer: David Robert Mitchell
Stars: Maika Monroe, Keir Gilchrist, Olivia Luccardi

It Follows: A Horror Classic For Sexually Obsessed Millennials

— Posted by Kenny Miles

  After a strange sexual encounter, a teenager finds herself haunted by nightmarish visions and the inescapable sense that something is after her. (C) Radius-TWC       With a…

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March 26, 2015
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Infographic: Drugs and Their Impact on Cinema

— Posted by Frank Pasquine

Over the course of cinematic history, drugs have slowly inserted their way into the narrative of more and more films. While considered taboo in earlier times, by the time Easy Rider came…

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March 25, 2015
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Jason David Frank talks new Power Rangers movie

— Posted by Jim Alexander

  I had a chance to sit down and talk to Jason David Frank, the Green/White Power Ranger, a Wizard World convention. We discussed the new Power Rangers movie and…

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March 25, 2015
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The Entourage trailer

— Posted by The "Superior" Anthony

    Movie star Vincent Chase (Adrian Grenier), together with his boys, Eric (Kevin Connolly), Turtle (Jerry Ferrara) and Johnny (Kevin Dillon), are back…and back in business with super agent-turned-studio…

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March 23, 2015
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Shawn Ashmore on X-Men and The Following

— Posted by Jim Alexander

  With Season 3 of The Following starting back up on Fox, I had a chance to talk to Shawn Ashmore. Shawn spoke about the success of X-Men, as well…

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March 23, 2015
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William Kircher talks about drama school, and the Hobbit fandom

— Posted by Jim Alexander

  Known widely for his role as Bifur in the Hobbit movies, recently I got a chance to talk to William Kircher at the Madison Wizard World Comic Con. He…

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March 23, 2015
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Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation’s FULL trailer

— Posted by The "Superior" Anthony

  Like a good little side-piece Mission Impossible decided to sneak in a peek at for all of us to indulge in over the weekend with promises of more throughout…

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March 20, 2015
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Chicago Wizard World Fan Appreciation

— Posted by Jim Alexander

Twice the fun in one year. Chicago just got a special early preview of the Wizard World Comic Con months before the annual August event one comes around. For the…

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March 19, 2015
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5 to 7 is a Romantic Affair

— Posted by Jim Alexander

  Synopsis: A young novelist develops an extramarital relationship with a diplomat’s wife.      We are about to enter the spring of Yelchin. It all begins with 5 to 7,…

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March 19, 2015
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New Avengers TV spot has heart

— Posted by The "Superior" Anthony

I’ve checked out all of the footage made public for the upcoming Avengers film and I have to admit that I’m not as impressed as I’d hoped. It’s not that…

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March 18, 2015
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Pixels Official Trailer Review

— Posted by Mo Baptiste

I don’t want to lie to you, it’s an Adam Sandler film. Wait, wait, wait, before you press back just hear me out. What’s giving this movie hope is the…

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March 18, 2015
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Insidious: Chapter 3 trailer Review

— Posted by Mo Baptiste

This is a bleeping trailer, for now on this is how horror movie do trailers. They follow the three cardinal rules in making this masterpiece: 1. Jump scares: That is a…

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March 15, 2015
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Before I Wake Official Trailer Review

— Posted by Mo Baptiste

Before I Wake is a new horror thriller starring Kate Bosworth and Thomas Jane. Directed by Mike Flanagan, if you didn’t know who that is. He’s the guy that kinda…

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March 13, 2015
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3 Reasons Why SXSW Film Festival Still Matters for Movies

— Posted by Kenny Miles

    SXSW Film Festival kicks off this weekend on Friday, March 13th with a lot of excitement and anticipation. Hosted in Austin, Texas during a prime time for spring…

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