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Here's a link to a review that Jen found at iesb,net that has a video interview that Tom did a couple of days ago from New Mexico. It's a cool interview.

 

 

To watch the interview, clink on the link at the end of the article.

 

Thanks for those other links, James. It's great to see one of Thomas' movies getting such great reviews and see him getting such well-deserved praise. This one is my favorite part of all of them;

 

Thomas Jane gives the best performance of his career in a low-budget, retro horror movie that is equal parts satire, suspense, and surprise. "Stephen King’s The Mist" is a reminder of what a great horror movie is all about.

 

 

It's about time more people stood up and noticed Tom Jane for something besides The Punisher. (Nothing wrong with Punisher, but I think he deserves recognition for all of his work, not just that)

 

 

 

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Here's a link to a review that Jen found at iesb,net that has a video interview that Tom did a couple of days ago from New Mexico. It's a cool interview.

 

Mediumfan

 

Thanks for passing that info here. First time I've SEEN a Thomas Jane interview. I have to go figure out who The Goon is now. Yeesh. :(

 

The part most amazing to me was when he talked about some directors choosing shots because of the lighting or the angle or whatever instead of the actors' best performances. (I'm paraphrasing here. Please forgive me.) I can see where that would be very frustrating for an actor. And it makes me wonder how many fantastic performances have ended up on the cutting room floor. Now that everything is going digital, they'll just be deleted. So sad.

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Transcript from Press Conference with King and Darabont

 

http://www.pop.com/movies/3915279/news?item_id=4002975

 

 

Thanks for passing that info here. First time I've SEEN a Thomas Jane interview. I have to go figure out who The Goon is now. Yeesh. :(

 

The part most amazing to me was when he talked about some directors choosing shots because of the lighting or the angle or whatever instead of the actors' best performances. (I'm paraphrasing here. Please forgive me.) I can see where that would be very frustrating for an actor. And it makes me wonder how many fantastic performances have ended up on the cutting room floor. Now that everything is going digital, they'll just be deleted. So sad.

 

 

I loved that part too.

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Yeah, that part was cool. Thomas seems to me to be an actor's actor. His wife Patricia is the same way. She did a really interesting podcast for FatFreeFilm last year, and she talked about almost the exact same thing, about how some directors are so consumed with the visuals of the shot that they are ignoring the performance.

 

It's a cool podcast, and she's fascinating to listen to as she talks about acting, much the way Thomas was in this interview. I'm sure most of you have heard it by now, but Thomas also did an interesting podcast for Fat Free Film last year.

 

Mediumfan

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Thanks for adding that link of Tom's interview with IESB Mediumfan. :D

 

Here are a ton more links to Reviews, etc...but read at your own risk - lots of plot detail and plot spoilers in some of the reviews - apologies if some of these have been posted already - it's hard to keep track of all the reviews - they're coming in fast 'n' furious - and usually glowing:

 

http://www.aintitcool.com/node/34747

 

and

 

From AintItCoolNews.com, Harry Screams In The Mist review/article -

plot and idea spoilers - read at your own risk:

http://www.aintitcool.com/node/34785

 

 

and

 

JoBlo.com - 9/10:

http://www.joblo.com/index.php?id=18660

 

and

 

http://www.flickfilosopher.com/blog/2007/1...ist_review.html

 

and

 

http://www.slantmagazine.com/film/film_review.asp?ID=3325

 

and

 

http://newsblaze.com/story/20071117163821t...aze/TOPSTORY/To

p-Stories.html

 

and

 

http://www.cinemattraction.com/?p=709

 

and

 

http://www.bloody-disgusting.com/news/10477

 

and

 

http://www.ugo.com/ugo/html/article/?id=18...amp;sectionId=2

 

and

 

http://www.brandonsun.com/story.php?story_id=77452

 

 

Jen

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And here's another interview with Tom online, text this time, no video, from Wizarduniverse.com:

 

http://www.wizarduniverse.com/movies/other/006393314.cfm

 

Oh crap, I have to start calling him Thomas now...unless he's

joking...

 

A choice excerpt from that interview:

"JANE: ...I broke my hand the other month so they're bugging me about

a bill.

 

How'd you break your hand?

 

JANE: I punched a wall.

 

Was this on set or after hours?

 

JANE: After hours. And just remember, the wall always wins."

 

 

Jen

 

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Here is a slew of new The Mist reviews and director Frank Darabont interviews.

 

As always, read at your own risk, because some of the reviews do go

into plot details and even plot spoilers!

 

Jen

 

http://cinecon.com/review.php?id=the-mist&...id=175525430469

 

and

 

http://www.cinematical.com/2007/11/21/review-the-mist/

 

and

 

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?

f=/c/a/2007/11/21/DDNNTFLFC.DTL&feed=rss.moviereviews

 

and

 

 

http://www.bloggossip.com/index.php?id=29513

 

and

 

http://rogerebert.suntimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?

AID=/20071120/REVIEWS/711200306/-1/RSS

 

and

 

http://www.horroryearbook.com/542517/the-m...07-movie-review

 

and

 

http://mondoweiss.observer.com/2007/supermarket-sweep

 

and

 

http://www.avclub.com/content/cinema/the_mist

 

and

 

http://www.filmmonthly.com/Video/Articles/...st/TheMist.html

 

and

 

http://www.hollywood.com/review/Stephen_Ki...he_Mist/4997594

 

and

 

http://www.chud.com/index.php?type=reviews&id=12638

 

and

 

Review and then short interview with Stephen King and Frank Darabont:

http://artvoice.com/issues/v6n47/film/stuf...tmares_the_mist

 

and

 

Article examining themes of movie with Frank Darabont comments:

http://www.miamiherald.com/862/story/316272.html

 

and

 

Another Frank Darabont interview:

http://www.canmag.com/nw/9680-frank-darabont-the-mist

 

and

 

Another Frank Darabont interview:

http://www.iht.com/articles/2007/11/20/arts/kingmovie.php

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I've heard of that show and I've tried to watch it a few times... but I don't like that show. I hate Jeffrey Lyons... talk about a dinosaur critic and an idiot.

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...and the next batch of reviews of The Mist. Read at your own risk. Plot spoilers ahead in some reviews:

 

AintItCoolNews.com The Mist review and Frank Darabont interview:

 

Review:

http://www.aintitcool.com/node/34872

 

and

 

Interview:

http://www.aintitcool.com/node/34856

 

and

 

http://jam.canoe.ca/Movies/Reviews/M/Mist/...678937-sun.html

 

and

 

http://citizen-times.com/apps/pbcs.dll/art...&source=rss

 

and

 

http://www.dvdtown.com/news/theatrical-rev...f-the-mist/4941

 

and

 

A compilation of review blurbs and links to reviews at:

http://www.metacritic.com/film/titles/mist2007

 

and

 

http://www.courier-journal.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?

AID=/20071122/SCENE03/311220018/

 

and

 

http://horrorsnotdead.com/wpress/2007/review-the-mist/

 

and

 

http://www.cnn.com/2007/SHOWBIZ/Movies/11/...mist/index.html

 

and

 

http://www.dallasobserver.com/2007-11-22/f...nsation-nation/

 

and

 

http://www.pr-inside.com/movie-review-dara...nd-king-reteam-

r313998.htm

 

 

Jen

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I FINALLY got to see the movie! YAY!! OMG Tom was fantastic as ever! i loved every minute of the movie:) WAY TO GO TOM! Love ya!

 

tammy

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Here are some more reviews I found online. As always, read at your own risk, if you haven't seen The Mist, since sometimes plot points and endings are spoiled...

 

This 1st review was found by Dawn - thanks! :)

http://www.eonline.com/movies/e_reviews/in...cc-d75b7d8de768

 

and

 

http://www.scifi.com/sfw/letters/show.php?id=17497

 

and

 

http://notcoming.com/screeninglog/2007/12/entries/2285/

 

and

 

http://pobox522rlyeh.newsvine.com/_news/20...-kings-the-mist

 

and

 

http://media.www.arbiteronline.com/media/s...k-3120736.shtml

 

and

 

http://www.openleft.com/showDiary.do?diaryId=2537

 

and

 

http://www.sliceofscifi.com/2007/11/28/the...e-pulse-review/

 

and

 

http://www.popculturebuzz.com/movie-review-the-mist/

 

and

 

http://www.qctimes.com/articles/2007/11/29...6f725499958.txt

 

and

 

http://www.canada.com/topics/news/national...1b-3efc991f9e86

 

and

 

http://www.tahoe-world.com/content/view/10863/41/

 

and

 

http://www.tsweekly.com/index.php?option=c...1&Itemid=66

 

and

 

Lastly, a review that talks about the ending, in detail, of the film, and compares it to the original novella ending. Do NOT read this if you have not seen The Mist yet!!!!

http://themovieguys.blogspot.com/2007/11/mist.html

 

 

Jen

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For the 1st weekend The Mist was out; not sure how it did this past weekend:

 

Here's the link to the complete box office breakdown:

http://movies.yahoo.com/mv/news/ap/2007112...9602734000.html

 

 

and the specific deets about The Mist:

 

The Stephen King adaptation "The Mist," a fright flick distributed by

MGM for the Weinstein Co.'s Dimension Films banner, premiered in

ninth-place with $9.1 million for the weekend and $13 million since

Wednesday.

 

The third King adaptation from director Frank Darabont ("The

Shawshank Redemption" and "The Green Mile"), "The Mist" stars Thomas

Jane, Marcia Gay Harden, Andre Braugher and Toby Jones among

residents trapped in a supermarket after their Maine town is engulfed

in a haze filled with terrifying creatures.

 

Horror films generally are trashed by critics, but "The Mist" earned

fairly positive reviews, much like Dimension Films' summer

hit "1408," also based on a King story. Bob Weinstein, co-founder of

the Weinstein Co., said that could mean a longer shelf life for "The

Mist" the same way that "1408" hung on in theaters.

 

"It just stuck around, and hopefully, we'll be around for several

weeks," Weinstein said. "We're just so thrilled to be in the Stephen

King business."

 

 

Jen

 

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