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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February 26, 2005
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Cursed is so bad they won’t screen it first

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This is NEVER a good sign. When a studio won’t screen it’s film for critics to see before it opens… it means even THEY know the film sucks and they…

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February 26, 2005
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Best Film Ever To Not Win Oscar – Shawshank

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Richard put up a post the other day about the worst films to take the Oscar, and I totally disagreed with the findings that Bravehart topped that list. I LOVED…

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February 26, 2005
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Julian McMahon – Two actors left in auditions for Bond

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Okay folks, I apologise, I lied. I said I wasn’t going to post any more Casino Royale rumours, but what the hell. This really is worth talking about, and it’s…

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February 25, 2005
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Sharon Stone talks of sordid Basic Instinct 2 details

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In a cheap stab at promoting a dead horse, Sharon Stone has been interviewed in Canoe from a syndicated show called Access Hollywood, saying: “There is lesbian love” Wooo. Let…

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February 25, 2005
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Villeneuve F1 movie to go ahead

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I’m a huge fan of Motorsport, and in particular Formula One. Yes, I know, all you people who know anything about F1 will know it’s in serious trouble at the…

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February 25, 2005
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Napster movie acquires Alex Winter as writer – “Excellent!”

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You know some real life movies just instantly lend themselves to the cinematic medium, even from the conception stage and the two line pitch. However, this one I’m struggling with….

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February 25, 2005
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Shrek sidekick Puss In Boots gets his own movie

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Shrek 2 was good, but let’s face it, it was nowhere near as good as Shrek. At least not until the action really started, then the original feeling really started…

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February 24, 2005
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Empire Magazine lists their top ten most underserved Oscars

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Sometimes I do feel that magazines get caught up in themselves and their need to bash what they preach. For instance I stopped buying XBox Official magazine because all they…

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February 24, 2005
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New news on Bond 21

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It’s like pulling teeth, but finally we get some more Bond news, and it’s real live, honest to goodness, new news! The Guardian carry the words of the Bond 21…

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February 24, 2005
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Christopher Walken and Adam Sandler in Click

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Is there a more sure bet than Christopher Walken? No, not every movie he appears in will be fantastic… but HE will be fantastic in them without exception. Adam Sandler…

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February 24, 2005
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The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe Toys

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One of the films I am most looking forward to is the adaptation of C.S. Lewis’ “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe“. I have totally…

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February 24, 2005
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Eddie Izzard documentary to be released

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Eddie Izzard is more than just one of the best comedians of our age, and his foray into acting could well be charted as a rising curve graph, something which…

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February 24, 2005
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Quentin Tarantino to direct CSI season finale

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Not strictly movies, but close enough for me. I’m a big fan of CSI, the original more than Miami, and NY is growing as I watch it, but nothing beats…

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February 23, 2005
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Trailer online for Paul Schrader’s Exorcist: The Beginning

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I’ve just watched the trailer for Paul Schrader‘s Exorcist: The Beginning. To catch up on the history of this, check out the following posts: Censorship and rewriting affect both His…

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February 23, 2005
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Fan films and the awesome looking Grayson

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I came across TheForce.net while researching for the Matrix parody The Helix…Loaded post, and at the time I downloaded a number of movies to watch, the majority looked pretty silly…

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February 23, 2005
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More Movie Blog In The News

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Hey there folks, John here. For the three of you out there who might be interested in this (my girlfriend, my mom, and probably Richard), another newspaper has run an…

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February 23, 2005
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The Movie Blog: Audio Edition Vol. 12

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February 23, 2005
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Scanner Darkly Trailer

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Well… I must be the LAST website on the internet to post this… but the trailer for Scanner Darkly is now online. You can go see it here. Ok, I…

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