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IFFBoston 2011: Video – Q&A with Director Azazel Jacobs (‘Terri’)

Jacob Wysocki and John C. Rielly in director Azazel Jacobs' 'Terri.'

Last night at the Stuart Street Playhouse in downtown Boston, director Azazel Jacobs presented his new film Terri during the Independent Film Festival Boston 2011. After the screening, he fielded questions from the audience…

IFFBoston 2011 – Ep. #5 – Our interview with Actor/Director Evan Glodell (‘Bellflower’)

The Medusa. All fired up in 'Bellflower.'

Joining us on the podcast is actor/director/techie Evan Glodell, the man responsible for Bellflower – which has its New England premiere this weekend at the Independent Film Festival Boston.

The interview was conducted in Boston a few hours prior to Bellflower‘s first screening at the Somerville Theater.

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IFFBoston 2011 – Ep. #3 – Our interview with Director Andre Ovredal (‘Troll Hunter’)

Film students encounter a giant mountain troll in Andre Ovredal's 'Troll Hunter.'

Joining John and me on the podcast is Andre Ovredal, director of the Norwegian fantasy adventure Troll Hunter.

Our 25-minute interview was recorded Friday, April 29th, a few hours prior to the New England premiere of Troll Hunter at the Independent Film Festival Boston.

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IFFBoston 2011 – Ep. #2 – Our interview with Actress/Director Miranda July (‘The Future’)

Miranda July on the set of her new film 'The Future.'

Joining us on the podcast is actor/director/performance artist Miranda July, whose new film The Future screens this evening (Saturday, April 30th) at the Brattle Theater, during the Independent Film Festival Boston.

In this 30-minute interview, we discuss the making of The Future. And, you know… stuff.

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Episode #66: ‘Source Code,’ ‘Insidious,’ ‘Super’ and ‘The Secret of NIMH’

That pesky Demon and the kid in a coma (Or something like that. Doctors aren't sure.) in director James Wan's 'Insidious.'

This week, John and I discuss Duncan Jones’ sci-fi thriller Source Code, James Wan’s supernatural oddity Insidious, and James Gunn’s humanist superhero flick Super.

And then for our picks of the week, we discuss three titles from The Criterion Collection – Mike Leigh’s Topsy Turvy, Victor Schertzingers 1931 adaption of The Mikado, and Louis Malle’s Au Revoir Les Enfants, and one from MGM – Don Bluth’s 1982 animated feature The Secret of NIMH.

We recorded this episode at the Regal Fenway 13 theater in Boston.

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#64 – THE LINCOLN LAWYER, LIMITLESS, JANE EYRE and PAUL

On NZT, an intelligence-enhancing "wonder drug," Lindy (Abbie Cornish) learns to escape and subdue a pursuer, and fast, in Relativity Media's 'Limitless.'

In this episode, John Black and I discuss four new releases: The Lincoln Lawyer, starring Matthew McConaughey; Limitless, starring Bradley Cooper and Robert De Niro; Jane Eyre, starring Mia Wasikowska; and Paul, a road trip geek-fest showcasing the comedic talents of Simon Pegg, Nick Frost and Seth Rogan.

And for our picks of the week, we discuss the grindhouse homage Sugar Boxx and Shout! Factory‘s release of Reboot.

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Our Interview with Simon Pegg and Nick Frost (‘Paul’)

"Welcome to our strange little world." - Clive (Nick Frost) and Greame (Simon Pegg) consider the implications of inadvertent alien abduction in Rogue Pictures 'Paul.'

John, Bob Chipman (a.k.a Movie Bob and The Game Overthinker) and I recently spoke with actors Simon Pegg and Nick Frost about the making of their new film Paul, which opens nationwide on Friday.

Among the subjects traversed is: perfecting the American accent, filming the Pre-Paul-Test movie, casting Seth Rogan, the religious themes in Paul, and the next Star Trek film – at least an attempt was made to extricate information about that.

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#60 – UNKOWN, CEDAR RAPIDS, I AM NUMBER FOUR and more!

John Smith (Alex Pettyfer), protecting Sarah (Diana Agron), uses one of his new, postpubertal abilities to halt an oncoming police cruiser in DJ Caruso's 'I Am Number Four.'

This week, John and I discuss the Dark Castle flick Unknown, starring Liam Neeson, the Miguel Arteta comedy Cedar Rapids, and the DJ Caruso-directed, Michael Bay production I Am Number Four.

Plus our picks of the week. I say Tony Scott’s runaway train flick Unstoppable is an excellent Blu-ray choice, John implores you to put the anime Summer Wars in your player, and we both re-live the love of Mel Brook’s 1977 Alfred Hitchcock homage High Anxiety.

Half-sheet poster for 'High Anxiety' (1977), produced, directed and co-written by Mel Brooks.

We recorded live at Panera Bread, next to the Regal Fenway 13 Theater in Boston.

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#59 – THE EAGLE, GNOMEO AND JULIET and more!

Marcus Aquila (Channing Tatum) battles the Seal Prince's warriors in 'The Eagle.'

In this episode, John and I discuss the sword and sandals actioner The Eagle, talk with its star Channing Tatum, and try to figure out what Elton John is up to with the 3D animated confection Gnomeo & Juliet.

For our picks of the week, I explain why Frank Tashlin’s 1967 spy spoof Caprice, starring Doris Day and Richard Harris, is the one you must find and watch, and John says Paul W.S. Anderson’s 1994 thriller $hopping, starring Jude Law and Sadie Frost, is not to be missed.

Half-sheet poster for the film 'Caprice' (1967), directed by Frank Tashlin.

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#57 – THE RITE, BIUTIFUL and THE MECHANIC

Possessed mother-to-be, Rosaria (Marta Gastina), in Warner Bros.' 'The Rite.'

Joining John and me this week is Boston Phoenix film critic and Albany Times-Union blogger Peg Aloi. Our objective: discuss the new Anthony Hopkins thriller The Rite and the Javier Bardem melodrama Biutiful. Then John and I discuss the Jason Statham/Ben Foster actioner The Mechanic – in which I (attempt to) explain The Mechanic‘s unintentional homoeroticism. Such fun.

We then offer our picks of the week. I recommend the new Blu-ray release of Martin Scorsese’s Raging Bull. Peg says The Last Exorcism and the Red Riding Trilogy are worth your time. And John implores you to view Man in a Suitcase, which is also new to DVD.

We recorded live at Panera Bread, next to the Regal Fenway 13 Theater in Boston.

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