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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August 27, 2004
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A Cheap Plug for Hockey Fans

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Ok, this is not at all movie related… I tried to think of ways to spin this so it would LOOK like it was movie related, but I now realize…

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August 27, 2004
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Blade Runner is Voted ‘Best Science Fiction Movie of All Time’ By People Who Know a Lot More Than You.

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Who says tax dollars and great minds go to waste? – Cuz hey! Mix the two together in a strange bastard coupling, and you’ve got yourself a movie list! That’s…

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August 27, 2004
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Today is The Day. Show your Worth. Go See Hero.

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It Is Now Friday It has been far too long in coming – jostled by schedules of the ignorant – to simply let this red-letter weekend pass by without doing…

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August 27, 2004
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Just because you asked – John’s Favorite Films of All time

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As wierd as sounds I often have people ask me (by email or on the radio) what my favorite movies are. So without giving any reasons why, and for no…

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August 27, 2004
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John Cleese Brings Tsunamic, Unbridled Silliness to Your Face This Fall.

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This information is about 49 seconds old for me. I just saw the Master himself, John Cleese appear on the last ever guest appearance on Craig Kilborn’s Late, Late Show….

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August 26, 2004
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The Girl Next Door – I guess there’s no place else to see naked women

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Someone help me understand this. The Girl Next Door barely does $15 million at the box office when it was in theaters, a horrible failure by almost any Hollywood standard,…

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August 25, 2004
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Star Wars Special Edition VS Star Wars 2004: Still Shot Comparisons Of Lucas’ Alterations

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We gotta keep that Logboy guy around here. The links he sends in are better than bad, they’re good! What’s he got for us today? Comparison shots of images from…

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August 24, 2004
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Clark Kent in Batman Begins?

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This is big, big news if it turns out to be true … Someone has sent SuperHeroHype a supposed call sheet from the set of Batman Begins which lists a…

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August 24, 2004
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Quentin Tarantino To Appear in Next Muppet Film.

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Okay, this is just too weird to pass up … Empire Online is reporting that Quentin Tarantino will be appearing as himself in The Muppet Wizard of Oz. That’s right….

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August 24, 2004
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Add Another One Onto My Must See List. The Machinist Trailer Online.

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Someone buy Christian Bale a sandwich. I remember hearing some concerns about whether Bale would be able to put on enough bulk to be convincing as Batman when he was…

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August 24, 2004
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Aint It Cool Interviews Cinematographer Christopher Doyle.

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This man is a genius. And evidently a very funny genius. Check out the interview here.

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August 24, 2004
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Japanese Appleseed DVD to Release in November, But No English Subtitles. Same Deal for Hideaki Anno’s Live Action Cutie Honey Adaptation.

— Posted by John Campea

Sigh. I was really hoping that this would be subtitled but the fact that there is an American rights holder pretty much guaranteed that it wouldn’t. Of the big three…

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August 24, 2004
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Marc Evans’ Diary Online

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Thanks to an observant reader for sending this one in … Welsh director Marc Evans, who will be bringing his latest film Trauma to the Toronto Film Festival, has published…

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August 24, 2004
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Arrgh!

— Posted by John Campea

Curses! The last beer in my fridge wasn’t sealed properly and it went flat!

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August 24, 2004
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Hey Look! More Miike Films Coming To DVD!

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Has he reached the point of market saturation yet? I don’t know, but Takashi Miike has got to be coming close. Thanks to Logboy for pointing out the upcoming R1…

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August 24, 2004
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Complete Film Lineup For Toronto Film Festival Announced!

— Posted by John Campea

The complete line up for the Toronto Film Festival – including the Midnight Madness films which weren’t supposed to be announced till this Friday – is now available here and…

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August 24, 2004
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Big Momma’s House 2 is in the works… WHY!?!?

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The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that a sequel to the 2000 film Big Momma’s House is all set to roll. There are so many things wrong with this notion that…

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August 23, 2004
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Still Shots From Steven Chow’s Kung Fu Hustle Online

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KungFuCinema.com has posted a series of still shots from Kung Fu Hustle – Steven Chow’s long awaited follow up to Shaolin Soccer. Reasons to get excited about this film: 1….

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