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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November 19, 2004
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Ringers: Lord of the Fans

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Well, I guess deep down we all knew this was going to happen. It appears a documentary on Lord of the Rings fans is coming our way entitled Ringers: Lord…

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November 19, 2004
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National Treasure Reviews

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I remember a time not so long ago when Nicolas Cage was on top of the A list of actors in Hollywood. For the record, I like him. It seemed…

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November 19, 2004
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Bridget Jones: Edge of Reason Reviews

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It’s an unfortunate fact of life that when a film is really kind of special, it’s sequel is bound to disappoint. This appears to be the case with Bridget Jones:…

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November 19, 2004
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Trailer for Hotel Rwanda

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I love trailers, I think they’re a small movie in their own right, however they can give away too much, especially from the ending of a movie. Anyway, we’ve talked…

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November 18, 2004
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Hanks comments on Toy Story 3

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Empire have Tom Hank‘s comments from the premiere of The Polar Express about Toy Story 3. …a few queries about future projects did make it through, and while there was…

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November 18, 2004
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Halo The Movie

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It still boggles my mind. The opening weekend numbers for Halo 2, which not only blew away any other video game sales in history, but also out did any movie…

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November 18, 2004
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X-Men Director moves to games

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Interesting news, and a growing trend amongst Hollywood just now, comes from the BBC daily update, talking of Bryan Singer‘s next project. A-list Hollywood director Bryan Singer made his name…

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November 18, 2004
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Constantine Poster

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The new poster for Constantine has started floating around. Not bad… not bad at all. Are you looking forward to this one? Personally, I have begun to feel any excitment…

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November 18, 2004
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V for Vendetta moves forward

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Until recently I hadn’t gone much further than Watchmen and Batman: Killing Joke with Alan Moore. So I looked into League of Extraordinary Gentlemen and V for Vendetta, both were…

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November 18, 2004
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Evil Dead to be remade again!

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Okay, hold up. We’ve all been ranting about the hunger in Hollywood to remake just about everything and anything, but now they really are taking the…biscuit. Now they are remaking…

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November 17, 2004
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The Movie Blog: Audio Edition Vol. 2

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November 17, 2004
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Emin withdraws movie from UK distribution

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Tracey Emin has withdrawn her film Top Spot from distribution in the UK because of the 18 rating. The Guardian says: Emin, 41, had already criticised the British Board of…

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November 17, 2004
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UK bookies place odds on Bond

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After John discussed the possible new Bond on the Audio MovieBlog edition 2, I thought this was a timely story from the Guardian listing the current Bookmakers odds on who…

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November 17, 2004
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Santa’s Slay

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Oh my goodness. Every once in a while I come across a film concept that is so ridiculous that I can’t wait to see it. Santa’s Slay, staring Bill Goldberg…

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November 17, 2004
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Ackroyd wants a Ghostbusters 3

— Posted by John Campea

Unfortunately for him he seems to be the only one who does want a third movie in the Ghostbusters series. Bill Murray, Harold Ramis, Annie Potts and Ernie Hudson have…

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November 16, 2004
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The Polar Express – Someone Should Be Fired For This

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Here’s a riddle for you. What do you get when cross Tom Hanks (one of the most celebrated actors and talents of our generation), a 3D animated film (one of…

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November 16, 2004
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David Beckham turns down movie role

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Ahhh… now this is nice to see. A non-actor celebrity turning down a jump into a movie career… well… at least for now. Still, this is nice to see, and…

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November 16, 2004
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The Chronicles of Riddick – Director’s Cut DVD

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It’s not a big secret that I think Vin Diesel is a terrible actor. No, seriously. He’s really bad, just watch him. Now, having said that, it doesn’t necessarily mean…

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