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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January 26, 2005
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John and Doug’s Views on Other People’s Opinions

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Hehe… Movie Blog Alumnist Day-Vuh sent me a version of this and I just had to post it. :)

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January 26, 2005
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Evil Dead Producer Robert Tapert answers why to the remake

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Robert Tapert the Producer from The Evil Dead, has talked to SciFi Wire about the remake plans for that very movie. Apparently he and Bruce Campbell were the really reluctant…

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January 26, 2005
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The Movie Blog: Audio Edition Vol. 11

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January 26, 2005
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Fox ship Hide and Seek film with no ending

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I’ve said it before about getting hacked off with trailers giving away a pivotal point of a movie or even the ending itself, and when I used to talk about…

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January 26, 2005
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New Flick For Blair Witch Director

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A couple of years ago, just about a month prior to the release of Star Wars: Attack of the Clones, I was down in Indianapolis for the big Star Wars…

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January 26, 2005
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Jon Voight Fires Back At SAG

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In an earlier post we mentioned the fact that Jon Voight has been banned from attending the upcoming Screen Actors Guild Awards, even though he’s nominated, as punishment from the…

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January 26, 2005
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More A Scanner Darkly pictures and some jobs

— Posted by John Campea

Wow, if only I had changed my entire career early on in my life and chosen to be a Graphic Artist, studied and learned, then moved into Graphic Novels, I…

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January 26, 2005
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Miami Vice script details

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Over at Film Rotation MediaMelt (his Mum actually christened him that) has some news of the Miami Vice movie, and he quotes a story from Latino Review about the script….

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January 25, 2005
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RingoStarr to be Stan Lee’s first celebrity Superhero?

— Posted by John Campea

Okay something really weird is going on here. We’ve just had the madness of Crispin Glover’s new movie trailer, well now madness from the previously sane Stan Lee. CNN is…

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January 25, 2005
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Crispin Glover’s What is it – Well, what the heck is it?

— Posted by John Campea

What the heck?! I’ve just seen the trailer for Crispin Glover‘s movie What is it? What is it? It’s exceedingly weird and quite creepy, however as far as story goes?…

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January 25, 2005
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2005 Oscar Nominations

— Posted by John Campea

Oh why not, everyone else is! You can check out the full list at the Oscars site, but let’s do a quick run down of the top awards…where’s the Top…

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January 25, 2005
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Michael Douglas to star in Racing the Monsoon

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When did Michael Douglas get so serious? Remember Romancing the Stone and The Jewel of the Nile? Fantastic fun films. Yet Douglas hasn’t returned to that kind of fun film…

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January 25, 2005
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New War of the Worlds pictures online

— Posted by John Campea

I don’t know what the excitement is about the War of the Worlds pictures, I mean it’s just Tom Cruise standing around with a bunch of people. Oh, and there’s…

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January 25, 2005
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New Constantine pictures online

— Posted by John Campea

If nothing else, Constantine looks cool. After I saw the trailer I was worried that it was going to be very similar to Matrix, it did have a lot of…

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January 25, 2005
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Brad Pitt to star as Jesse James

— Posted by John Campea

Well there’s three guys writing here and an extra one on the audio edition, and we all struggle with innuendo and cheap leching at sexy ladies, so I thought it…

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January 24, 2005
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X-Men 3 With or Without Gambit?

— Posted by Rodney

Ok, right off the bat I should say that it is VERY unlikley that we’ll see Gambit in the next X-Men film for many many reasons… but considering so many…

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January 24, 2005
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Napster To Offer Movie Downloads Legally

— Posted by Rodney

This is a step in the right direction. Silicon.Com is reporting the following: Original music download heavyweight Napster is considering remaking itself as a movie download site too. Speaking at…

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January 24, 2005
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The 2005 Razzie Awards

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I don’t know why, but I almost look forward to the Razzies as much as the Oscars. For those of you who may not know, the Razzies “honor” the worst…

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