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 4, 2005
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Vanity Fair – Special Star Wars Issue

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This may be the only time in my life that I mutter these words: “I can’t wait to get my hands on the next issue of Vanity Fair”. Apparently there’s…

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January 4, 2005
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Boogeyman Poster and Website

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I’m not that big of a fan of horror films. It’s not that they scare me… it’s that I’ve seen so many of them I’m just desensitized to the whole…

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January 4, 2005
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Go Canada Go!!!

— Posted by John Campea

World Junior Hockey Championships Gold Medal game tonight! Canada vs. Russia. Go Canada Go! Go Canada Go! Go Canada Go! Go Canada Go! Now back to movie stuff. **UPDATE** CANADA…

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January 4, 2005
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Fantastic Four vs War of the Worlds for Summer

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We’re just back at work and the talk out there is already on the Summer block buster schedule! Well, I’m back at work at least…hence why I’m writing this, anyway!…

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January 4, 2005
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Manila Film Industry begin to grow horrors

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Manila is not a place I would have associated with good new cinema, and Filipino ghost and horror stories have never really caught my eye, never mind that of the…

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January 4, 2005
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Ben Affleck and Will Smith in Affermative Action

— Posted by John Campea

Ok here’s the deal. I’m actually a Ben Affleck fan. A number of his movies have been just horrible (but you can’t really blame the actors for that) and he’s…

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January 4, 2005
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Mira Sorvino and Joseph Fiennes in Civic Duty

— Posted by John Campea

Every once in a while a story idea catches my attention. The plot for the upcoming Civic Duty is one of those. Apparently Mira Sorvina (damn fine actress who has…

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January 4, 2005
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Fantastic Four Trailer In Front Of Elektra

— Posted by John Campea

It seems like the powers that be have decided to give the first peek of the Fantastic Four on January 14th as the trailer will run in front of Elektra….

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January 4, 2005
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Chyna and X-PAC in Porn Video

— Posted by John Campea

Hmmm… well… I gues you COULD say this is movie news. I don’t know how I missed this last month, but apparently former WWE female wrestling superstar Chyna and her…

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January 4, 2005
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Sin City Posters

— Posted by John Campea

In the short time that it took me to watch the trailer, Sin City has become one of my most anticipated films of the year. The good folks over at…

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January 4, 2005
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Interesting new Japanese movie – The Motive

— Posted by Rodney

I have a particular fascination for the Far East, in particular horror movies and novels – check out Out by Natsuo Kiri for a really good read, or the original…

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January 4, 2005
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Incredible non-US Box Office figures to end of 2004

— Posted by Rodney

New Years weekend was exceedingly dull for Box Office takings according to Reuters through this Yahoo news story, although the days following began picking up. What is interesting from the…

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January 3, 2005
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Sandra Bullock Donates $1 Million to Tsunami Relief

— Posted by John Campea

Ok, say what you want about how rich she is and all that jazz… but a million dollars is still a million dollars. This lady just jumped about 5 notches…

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January 3, 2005
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The Movie Blog’s 10 Worst Films of 2004

— Posted by John Campea

Ok, I decided to actually wait until the start of the New Year to put up my list of worst films of 2004. The most beautiful thing about film is…

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January 3, 2005
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J.Lo wants to be called Jennifer

— Posted by John Campea

You don’t have to be a long time reader of The Movie Blog to know what I think of Jennifer Lopez. She is the poster girl for the “famous for…

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January 2, 2005
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Deadly new Revenge of the Sith Pics

— Posted by John Campea

Oh my sweet goodness! Revenge of the Sith is going to absolutley rule! Once again, you must forgive me if I sound a little fanboy-ish, but every single thing I’ve…

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January 1, 2005
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Producers of Independent movies blog for exposure

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Interested in making a movie? Well I’ve come across two Blogs of people involved in doing just that – I’m sure there are many, many more out there so feel…

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January 1, 2005
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Rumour of Kate Bosworth cast as Lois Lane

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Happy New Year! First post of the year and it’s on one of the most anticipated movies of late, Superman. Unfortunately no hard facts yet, just rumours galore, but they…

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