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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October 5, 2004
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Wolverine Spin Off Movie Still Inching Forward

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Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE the Wolverine character from the X-Men flicks… but I love the bigger scope of the X-Men more. So while I’m excited to hear of…

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October 5, 2004
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Believe it or Not – The Movie

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Paramount looks like they’ve got designs on making a film about the true life (and not so true life) adventures of Robert Ripley. Film Force gives us this: As Alphaville’s…

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October 5, 2004
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War of the Worlds Adding an Oscar Winner

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As if having Tom Cruise and Steven Spielberg wasn’t enough, now War of the Worlds looks like it’s added Oscar winner (and all round killer actor) Tim Robbins (who I…

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October 4, 2004
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John Woo is Bringing Us He-Man!

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He-man was one of those cartoons that I loved as a kid. Oh yeah… looking back on it now it was pretty lame… and the new cartoon version sucks pretty…

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October 4, 2004
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I will never under estimate William Shatner again

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Ok, I know this is a little off topic because it revolves around a TV show, but William Shatner is a Movie Star too so it counts. I caught an…

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October 4, 2004
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Ocean’s 12 – First Glimpse at the Egg

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I actually loved Ocean’s 11 (the re-make). Unlike a lot of people (I say that a lot) I thought Brad Pitt and George Clooney worked really well together. I’m also…

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October 3, 2004
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Gay Sex Scene Axed From Alexander

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There’s been a bunch of discussion on The Movie Blog about the sexual orientation of Alexander the Great, none of which I will go into now. But it looks like…

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October 3, 2004
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Anyone Want An Oscar? Angelina Jolie is Selling Hers

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I don’t know what it is. Maybe it’s a grab for some attention. Maybe it’s her way of trying to get Billy Bob Thornton back. Perhaps it’s all legit. Digital…

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October 3, 2004
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“There and Back Again” – Life on the Set of Lord Of The Rings by Sean Austin

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So put this on my Christmas list. Sean Astin (Aka Samwise in the Lord of the Rings films), has writen a book, entitled There and Back Again : An Actor’s…

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October 3, 2004
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Miami Vice The Movie

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Nuts. Just after I throw out my white cotton pants, pink t-shirt and white jacket, word hits the street that there is going to be a Miami Vice movie. I’m…

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October 3, 2004
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Roberto Benigni to Direct War In Iraq Comedy

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On my list of top 5 movies of all time is an Italian subtitled film by director Roberto Benigni called Life Is Beautiful, a film set against the background of…

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October 2, 2004
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Star Wars TV Series a Go

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So it looks like there is indeed going to be a Star Wars TV series. I have mixed feelings about this. On the one hand it feels like it’ll further…

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October 2, 2004
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New Elektra Poster

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Jennifer Garner and I dated for a little while she was filming Elektra. We didn’t tell many people about it because we wanted to keep it out of the tabloids….

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October 1, 2004
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Hannibal Vs Predator

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In the comments section of the last Hannibal Post I put up the other day, “Dave” gave us the next logical evolution for Hannibal… to join in on the movie…

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October 1, 2004
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Justin Timberlake Lands a Title Role: How Fricken Stupid

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GRRR!!!! I can’t believe how stupid some studios can be!!! I won’t go into my whole “Stop handing out acting leads to famous music artists just because they’re famous” rant…

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October 1, 2004
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X3 Lands a Writer

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Nothing scares me more than having someone on board for a comic film with no experience (take a look at what happened to Catwoman for heavens sake). Counting Down is…

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October 1, 2004
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Lauren Shuler-Donner Talks A Little X3

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There’s more good news for X-Men fans, because, Shuler-Donner said that she is looking forward to continuing with the X-Men franchise and that X-3 will continue with the Dark Phoenix…

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October 1, 2004
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Robin Williams Returns to Voice Acting in Robots

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If for no other reason (and there are more reasons), Robots has me pumped just because Robin Williams is back in the land of animation. I still remember as a…

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