Director James Ponsoldt on 'The End of the Tour' and Jason Segel's Breakthrough Role as David Foster Wallace

 

Director James Ponsoldt’s new film “The End of the Tour” chronicles five days in 1996 when David Lipsky (Jesse Eisenberg) interviewed famed “Infinite Jest” novelist David Foster Wallace (Jason Segel) for a (never-published) Rolling Stone magazine article. The interviews took place in the dead of winter at the novelist’s ramshackle hom…

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Mission Impossible Franchise Goes To New Extremes

 
Synopsis: Ethan and team take on their most impossible mission yet, eradicating the Syndicate – an International rogue organization as highly skilled as they are, committed to destroying the IMF. (Imdb)
 

 

Tom Cruise just can’t let go of Ethan Hunt, rightfully so. In the fifth installment of the Mission Impossible …

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Gyllenhaal Delivers A Knockout Oscar Punch

 
Synopsis: After champion boxer Billy Hope’s life falls apart he enlists a trainer to get him back to the top and retain custody of his daughter. 
 

 

If Jake Gyllenhaal hasn’t announced his that he’s one of the top ten actors in Hollywood with his performances in End of Watch, Prisoners, and Nightcrawler, he certain…

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Pixels Proves Adam Sandler's Career is "Game Over"

 
Synopsis: When aliens misinterpret video feeds of classic arcade games as a declaration of war, they attack the Earth in the form of the video games.
 

 
Adam Sandler has been on a downward spiral for quite some time. But when I saw the trailer for Pixels I was actually a bit excited. The idea of aliens as classic video g…

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Tangerine: iPhone Shot Narrative About Transgender Prostitutes Is the Future of Filmmaking

 

Synopsis: A working girl tears through Tinseltown on Christmas Eve searching for the pimp who broke her heart. (C) Magnolia

 

 

The synopsis of Tangerine needs more explaining before this review.  When Sin-Dee (Kitana Kiki Rodriguez) gets out of jail, she finds out from her friend and fellow escort Alexandra (Mya Ta…

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Umberto Celisano Talks About Playing Al Capone

 

I had a chance to speak to up-and-coming actor Umberto Celisano about his current role on the AMC series The Making of the Mob, where he plays legendary gangster Al Capone. Umberto talks about taking on the legendary role and about starting out in Hollywood in this interview.

 

 

Follow Umberto on Twitter @Celis…

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Mr. Holmes Review (Spoilers)

This review is going to be filled with SPOILERS! If you want to see my rating on the film, go straight to the bottom. Consider yourself warned.

 

Synopsis: An aged, retired Sherlock Holmes looks back on his life, and grapples with an unsolved case involving a beautiful woman.
 

 

Once again, this is going to be…

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Trainwreck Paves the Way for Amy Schumer to be a Star

 
Synopsis: Having thought that monogamy was never possible, a commitment-phobic career woman may have to face her fears when she meets a good guy.
 

 
There have been a few things that have been missing in comedy over the past decade. One is a lack of comedic diversity and the other is a lack of redundancy. When I went in…

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Do I Sound Gay? Explores, Confronts Male Vocal Stereotypes

After a breakup with his boyfriend, journalist David Thorpe went on a journey of self-discovery and curiosity regarding his voice and why some men, mostly gay, have effeminate voices. In his first documentary, Do I Sound Gay?, which expands to more theaters this weekend, David visits and interviews various coaches, a few linguists, family, frie…

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Ant-Man Stands Tall In The Marvel Universe

 
Synopsis: Armed with a super-suit with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, con-man Scott Lang must embrace his inner hero and help his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym, plan and pull off a heist that will save the world. (Imdb)
 

 

If you thought The Guardians of the Galaxy was spectacular, Ant-…

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March 6, 2005
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Suggestions for the Oscars

— Posted by John Campea

I was floating around some of my favorite regular news sites and came across this interesting little article over at the Chicago Tribune. In the article, the author talks about…

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March 6, 2005
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Sin City Poster

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I know I’m a little behind on this one, but for you folks who haven’t seen it yet, the final version of the Sin City poster has been released. As…

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March 6, 2005
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First Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Mans Chest Pictures

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March 6, 2005
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Spring New Releases

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Want to know what movies are coming out between now and May? I came across this nicely compiled list from the good fols over at Canoe-Jam that should help you…

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March 5, 2005
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Oscar Rant – Goodie Bags and unfair awards

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There are a few things about the Oscars that annoy me, well two in fact. One is the difficulty and unfairness of the awards, and the other is the whole…

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March 5, 2005
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Sequel news – Rambo IV and Mrs Doubtfire II

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Two very short snippets caught through Coming Soon regarding Rambo IV and a Mrs Doubtfire sequel. …a comment made by Sylvester Stallone to TV Guide. “I hope to start shooting…

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March 5, 2005
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What A Sucky Way To End A Week

— Posted by John Campea

The first part of this week was pretty sweet for me. It was my Birthday, had a great time with my girlfriend, saw a movie that was surprisingly funny (Hitch)…

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March 4, 2005
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The Movie Blog Audio Edition Vol. 13

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March 4, 2005
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Hollywood and Nicolas Cage set to burn Wicker Man

— Posted by Rodney

I couldn’t believe it then, and I can’t believe it now. Thanks very much to Variety through Coming Soon for breaking me the most upsetting news since…well…since Braveheart I guess!…

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March 4, 2005
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V for Vendetta press conference gives much hope

— Posted by Rodney

This is good news in the comic adaptation genre though, forget the Marvel oversell we’ve just seen, let’s think V for Vendetta and pick through an article from MyMovies through…

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March 4, 2005
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Rock talks Doom…although not that much

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“We’re all doomed!”…perhaps not many of you will get that, prize if you do! Coming Soon has news from a Pro Wrestling Touch interview with Rock about his upcoming movie…

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March 4, 2005
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Conan vs The Highlander

— Posted by John Campea

Ok, as you can hear in the latest installment of The Audio Edition (see above), Doug and I got into a short debate about which film was better: The original…

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March 4, 2005
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Twisted Pictures brings Pink to Catacombs

— Posted by Rodney

Twisted Pictures brought us Saw, and whether you were one of the ones who told us liked it, or those who hate it, it certainly made us feel something. Since…

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March 3, 2005
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Daniel Myrick moves from Blairwitch to the web

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Daniel Myrick, co-creator of the infamous BlairWitch is back. Love it or hate it, it reminded us all that movie making is not about the big, and it appears that…

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March 3, 2005
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Avi Arad talks of coming Marvel projects

— Posted by Rodney

Thanks to CHUD for the direction to the Marvel update on their site, there’s very small snippets of information to be had from an over zealous and very sales sounding…

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March 3, 2005
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Splinter Cell director, Peter Berg, talks

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Just as I’ve set into the demo level for the Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory game, I see this interview on Moviehole with Peter Berg, Director of the screen adaptation of…

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March 3, 2005
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Babylon 5: The Memory of the Shadows is dead

— Posted by Rodney

The casting controversy that arose around the movie Babylon 5: The Memory of Shadows can now be put to bed. Why? Well that’s what they’re doing with the movie, or…

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March 3, 2005
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2006 Oscar Buzz

— Posted by John Campea

Ok, now before you all start kicking me in the teeth, I know it’s stupid to talk about Oscar hopfuls for next year already. I just found this neat little…

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