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Director John Hillcoat Interview The Road

21 November 2009 9:02 PM, PST | | See recent news »

Australian director John Hillcoat creates a bleak universe on film and brings it to life with an incredible cast in his latest film, The Road, an epic post-apocalyptic tale about the survival of a father and his young son as they journey across a barren America destroyed by a mysterious cataclysm. Based on the best-selling Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Cormac McCarthy, The Road stars Academy Award-nominee Viggo Mortensen, Charlize Theron, Robert Duvall, Guy Pearce and young newcomer Kodi Smit-McPhee.

While The Road is a tough movie to watch, it’s an incredible story and something worth your time.  We recently had the pleasure to speak with John Hillcoat and our interview is after the jump.  He talks about making the film, casting, film stock, why did he shoot in Pennsylvania, working with Viggo, and a lot more.  It’s a great interview so take a look:

Q: How did you find Kodi? »

- Sheila Roberts

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BFI Lff Review: The Road

16 October 2009 2:42 PM, PDT | | See recent HeyUGuys news »

The Road defeated me. It crushed and destroyed me. It broke my heart in the first fifteen minutes and spent the next hour and a half trampling it through the dead and dusty ground. It is a haunting and poetic work, soulful and subtle in its tone and the dark, elegiac cadences. Director John Hillcoat and screenwriter Joe Penhall have adapted Cormac McCarthy’s apocalyptic novel with a masterful touch and the result is incredibly powerful and moving.

The beginning is the end. With a soulful, almost sleepy, melody the films awakes to The Man and his Wife in their house. She is pregnant as is the mood, with a tangible anxiety. Then outside we hear the plumes of panic in the air, people screaming, unearthly lights and the Earth’s deep, portentous rumble. As in the novel we are never told what happened, director John Hillcoat keeps the fire »

- Jon Lyus

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Health of ‘Scrubs’ Improves With Transition to ABC

5 January 2009 12:15 PM, PST | | See recent news »

Chicago – The medical staff at Sacred Heart have picked up their surgical tools and switched networks from NBC to ABC with the eighth season premiere of “Scrubs” as two episodes of the Zach Braff comedy air back-to-back on Tuesday, January 6th, 2009 at 8pm Cst.

The cast of “Scrubs,” including Zach Braff, Donald Faison, Sarah Chalke, Neil Flynn, John C. McGinley, Judy Reyes, Ken Jenkins, and Christa Miller, have made the move for what is reportedly the final season of the show on ABC and they brought TV superstar Courtney Cox along for the first few episodes, the first two of which are two of the best that the show has ever produced.

What separated the early years of “Scrubs” was creator Bill Lawrence’s deft juggling of varying tones, »

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