Josh Lucas, John Magary, and Mickey Sumner Discuss Making Of 'The Mend'

I had a chance to talk to talk to actors Josh Lucas, Mickey Sumner, and director John Magary regarding the release of their film The Mend. Below is the audio of the interview of in it’s entirety.

 

 

Sometimes three person interviews are difficult to conduct, but everyone in this group was well spoken and had a good understan…

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The Dowdle Brothers Discuss The Making of 'No Escape'

 

I had the pleasure of sitting down and chatting with John Erick and Drew Dowdle, the men behind the movie No Escape. Below is the audio interview in it’s entirety. I spoke to the guys about the fear factor of the movie, the casting of Owen Wilson, and keeping up the tension in the movie, and a lot more!

 

 

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No Escape Is The Most Terrifying Movie Of The Year

 
Synopsis: In their new overseas home, an American family soon finds themselves caught in the middle of a coup, and they frantically look for a safe escape in an environment where foreigners are being immediately executed. (Imdb)
 

 

It took till the end of August for the scariest movie of the year to arrive. No Esca…

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Swanberg's Sweet and Satisfying "Digging for Fire" + a Q&A with the Director

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Tim, a high school teacher who is feeling his age, and and his wife, Lee, a yoga teacher and young mother, decide to hide away in a house in the woods and take a vacation from life. Their duplex, their lack of money, and some building resentments towards each other (like doing the taxes and choosing a pre-K for their son), weigh…

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Rupert Friend Plays an Elite Assassin in 'Hitman: Agent 47' Co-Starring Zachary Quinto

“Hitman: Agent 47,” based on the popular video game, centers on an elite assassin, played by Rupert Friend (“Homeland), engineered to be the perfect killing machine. He’s emotionless, consistent, deadly. He’s known by the two digits on the barcode tattooed on the back of his neck, which means he’s a prototype and numbers higher than this presumably…

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Review: "Mistress America" is Not Quite The Mistress of America

 
Synopsis: In MISTRESS AMERICA, Tracy (Lola Kirke) is a lonely college freshman in New York, having neither the exciting university experience nor the glamorous metropolitan lifestyle she envisioned. But when she is taken in by her soon-to-be stepsister, Brooke (Greta Gerwig) – a resident of Times Square and adventurous gal about town – …

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Review: "Fort Tilden" Could've been "Great" but settles for "Good Enough"

 

 
Synopsis: A comedy about Allie and Harper and their needlessly difficult journey to the beach.

 
Bridey Elliott and Clare McNulty are relatively new to the scene, but their work as a comedy duo feels well practiced. They have a Joan Rivers quality with Broad City chemistry. Elliott and McNulty don’t give off a whi…

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"Tom at the Farm" Adds to the Mystique of the Prolific Xavier Dolan

 

 
Synopsis: A grieving man meets his lover’s family, who were not aware of their son’s sexual orientation.
 

Xavier Dolan adapted a play for his sixth feature film. I’m guessing the reason why is to lighten his load of work. Though Dolan’s Tom at the Farm is successful as a film, it’s lousy as an adaptation. I haven…

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Straight Outta Oscars: Why the Academy Won't, But Should Consider Compton

 

Catching the Hollywood ‘powers that be’ off-guard, “Straight Outta Compton” became the not-so-surprise sleeper summer hit, grossing $60 million over the weekend. I wasn’t expecting that high of an opening weekend, but the initial projections seemed too low. Universal Studios’ hip-hop “Compton” out-performed its predicted gross and sur…

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Review: 'Straight Outta Compton' is the best Hip Hop film since '8 Mile'

 

 
The group NWA emerges from the streets of Compton, California in the mid-1980s and revolutionizes Hip Hop culture with their music and tales about life in the hood.
 

Straight Outta Compton is a love letter to all west coast hip hop fans of the later 80’s and early 90’s, (Everyone), and is actually a pretty fine f…

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June 4, 2015
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Burn Later Productions Producers Talk About Their Comedies

— Posted by Jim Alexander

  Burn Later Productions has produced recent hit independent comedies, Drinking Buddies, Adult Beginners, and upcoming comedy Results. Leading the charge of this production company are producers Paul Bernon and…

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June 3, 2015
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Walking on Sunshine Review

— Posted by Mo Baptiste

Director: Max Giwa and Dania Pasquini Stars:  Greg Wise, Annabel Scholey, Giulio Berruti Genre: Musical, Romance   Synopsis: Do you remember your first holiday romance? Taylor does, the only problem…

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June 2, 2015
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American Ultra Official Red Band Trailer

— Posted by Mo Baptiste

Jesse Eisenberg is an action star. Ladies and gentlemen, we have seen it all. What makes this even worst is that the trailer looks good. Like legit good! We might…

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June 2, 2015
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller 

Director: Daniel Peddle

Writer: Daniel Peddle

Stars: William Dickerson, Andy Foltz, Liliane Gillenwater

Sunset Edge Review

— Posted by Kenny Miles

  On a lazy afternoon, two tales intertwine in this meditative portrayal of disaffected youth set in a graveyard of abandoned mobile homes known as Sunset Edge. Four suburban teens…

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June 1, 2015
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Opening Night at the Brooklyn Film Festival Watching “Manson Family Vacation” (a report and a review)

— Posted by Jules Neuman

The Movie Blog was invited to the opening night of the Brooklyn Film Festival ( the week-long event is being held at the Wythe Hotel in, obviously, Brooklyn, NY, with the closing…

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June 1, 2015
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San Andreas Movie Review

— Posted by Mo Baptiste

Director: Brad Peyton Actors: Dwayne Johnson, Carla Gugino, Alexandra Daddario Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller   In the aftermath of a massive earthquake in California, a rescue-chopper pilot makes a dangerous…

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June 1, 2015
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Sunshine Superman: Delightful Doc on Base Jumper Carl Boenish Soars

— Posted by Kenny Miles

A heart-racing documentary portrait of Carl Boenish, the father of the BASE-jumping movement, whose early passion for skydiving led him to ever more spectacular -and dangerous- feats of foot-launched human…

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May 28, 2015
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Cooties Official Trailer

— Posted by Mo Baptiste

Remember the Cooties game? You know, the one you used to play when you liked someone? When you touched them and told them how they had some incurable disease? Well,…

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May 28, 2015
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Me and Earl and the Dying Girl Trailer

— Posted by Mo Baptiste

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl … do I have to even tell you, what the movie is about? It’s another teenage cancer film, which seems to be the…

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May 27, 2015
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Point Break Teaser Trailer

— Posted by Mo Baptiste

I never saw the original, Point Break. I know, I know. But, let me finish. Allow me to clarify, I have seen it with my mother. She loved Patrick Swayze…

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May 27, 2015
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Dissection of the Human Centipede Trilogy

— Posted by Mo Baptiste

The Human Centipede has become somewhat of of a horror cult classic. Not in the same class as The Evil Dead or Night of the Living Dead series, but it…

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May 26, 2015
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Director: Andrew Niccol
Writer: Andrew Niccol
Stars: Ethan Hawke, January Jones, Zoë Kravitz

Good Kill Review

— Posted by Kenny Miles

  In the shadowy world of drone warfare, combat unfolds like a video game-only with real lives at stake. After six tours of duty, Air Force pilot Tom Egan (Ethan…

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May 24, 2015
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“Iris” A Swan Song for Two

— Posted by Jules Neuman

  If you’ve ever seen a pair of eyeglasses with frames like saucers, a necklace with big enough beads to be used in the World Series, or a feather boa…

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May 22, 2015
Genre: Action, Adventure, Mystery

Director: Brad Bird

Writers: Damon Lindelof (screenplay), Brad Bird (screenplay

Stars: George Clooney, Britt Robertson, Hugh Laurie

Tomorrowland’s journey to inspiration is mostly stagnant

— Posted by Ryan

  Synopsis: Bound by a shared destiny, a teen bursting with scientific curiosity and a former boy-genius inventor embark on a mission to unearth the secrets of a place somewhere…

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May 21, 2015
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7 Minutes Trailer

— Posted by Jim Alexander

First look at Jay Martin’s crime heist movie 7 Minutes, starring Jason Ritter, Luke Mitchell, Leven Rambin, and Zane Holtz.     This looks like a gritty heist thriller. Jason Ritter…

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May 21, 2015
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“Human Centipede 3” Makes Me Happy to Announce How Terrible It Is

— Posted by Jules Neuman

The tremendously disgusting things gushing like from a volcano out of Human Centipede 3 (Final Sequence) are not what ruin the movie. The fun of gross-out cinema is to be…

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May 20, 2015
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Pan Official Trailer 2

— Posted by Mo Baptiste

Can I tell you guys a secret? I do not like Peter Pan. Never did and probably never will. Hook finding Neverland, the Adventures of Neverland, amongst the many other…

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May 20, 2015
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Steve Jobs Official Teaser

— Posted by Mo Baptiste

This teaser is one minute long. So, there isn’t really much to say. But, what I could say is goddamn, this looks great! The tone and atmosphere looked perfect. Michael…

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