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 20, 2004
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Last Shot Trailer

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Is Jeff Nathanson the new David Mamet? Could be. If nothing else he’s certainly fond of a few of Mamet’s regular actors and the basic plot of The Last Shot…

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August 20, 2004
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North American Website For Taegukgi Now Online

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Sony Pictures Classics has launched their web site for the Korean War epic Taegukgi in preperation for their September 3rd release of the film here in North America. This film…

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August 20, 2004
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Three: Monster Review

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The Korea Times has just run an english language review of Three: Monster – being released as Three: Extreme in Hong Kong – and it sounds good. For those not…

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August 20, 2004
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Yen? Hung? Yes.

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Ah, now there’s a picture sure to warm the cockles of any kung fu fan’s heart. Why’s that? The man on the right is Donnie Yen, on the left Sammo…

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August 19, 2004
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Lion’s Gate to Release Ju-On DVD November 9th

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Fangoria is reporting that Lion’s Gate will be releasing Takashi Shimizu’s original Japanese Ju-On: The Grudge on DVD November 9th. I knew this was going to be coming along sometime…

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August 19, 2004
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Website For Jackie Chan’s New Police Story Online

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This is the first film Chan’s made back in his native Hong Kong in a while and it looks to be his best film in a good long time ……

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August 19, 2004
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Life Aquatic Trailer Now Available in Quicktime!

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Ah, new it was only a matter of time before this turned up … the trailer for Wes Anderson’s Life Aquatic is now available in glorious, high resolution Quicktime format…

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August 19, 2004
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Japanese 2046 Website Online

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The ever vigilant Hitman over on the KFC message boards has pointed out that the Japanese website for Wong Kar-Wai’s 2046 is now online. Sure, you won’t be able to…

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August 19, 2004
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gdface.com’s (“Face”) Self Identity Problem and How it Screws Up Wonderful Movies.

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A whole lot of amazing things happened the other day: Most of them having to do with sharing a pint with the ‘Shaun of the Dead’ crowd and talking about…

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August 19, 2004
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The Star Wars Universe is Momentarily Silenced.

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Shock waves blasted through the geeky realm of Star Wars hyper-fandom yesterday as, while standing in line for our Shaun of the Dead Screening, our very own Star Wars nut,…

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August 18, 2004
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Bubba Talks to Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg and Nick Frost About Their Life Post-Shaun of the Dead …

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As the observant among you will have picked up from our ramblings farther down the page – what? you don’t check for new content several times a day? – the…

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August 18, 2004
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Open Water Review

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Our good friend Big Bald Dave just sent in a review he wrote of Open Water for his lovely Imagine ‘Dat website. Does he like it? You bet. Read on…

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August 18, 2004
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David Boreanaz is brought to you today by the Number 4.

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David Boreanaz is drawing his line in the sand insisting that if he returns to the role of TV’s Angel, that it will have to be on the big screen….

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August 18, 2004
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Charlize Theron as Aeon Flux

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This is a match up that might just fall under the Catwoman category if its not done right. Hot Actress + Sexy Revealing Costume = Bad movie. Lets hope there…

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August 18, 2004
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Okay, Here’s a Casting Combo I Didn’t See Coming …

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Okay, I have no idea what this is about or what it looks like other than the few stills on the front page, but Survive Style 5 is a new…

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August 18, 2004
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Edgar Wright’s Shaun of the Dead Press Tour Journal Online

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This is pretty sweet … Rogue Pictures has set up a message board / fan community for Shaun of the Dead online and director Edgar Wright – along with Simon…

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August 18, 2004
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But Will They star Jar Jar?

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Why not … since I’m posting groundless rumors anyway I may as well just go ahead and post the big one that’s doing the rounds. TheForce.net just had some unidentified…

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August 18, 2004
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Bond Rumor of the Week …

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Last week all the buzz said Eric Bana would be the next Bond, this week the favored one is Julian McMahon, best known for his work on Nip/Tuck and also…

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