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Dr. Strange Discovers His Strange Powers in New Marvel Trailer (see!)

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Benedict Cumberbatch, who plays Dr. Strange in the last Marvel superhero movie, is mystified by his own super powers in the latest trailer for the 14th film of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. He toys with mind-bending magic and alternate dimensions. Disney released the trailer and a new poster to mark the cast’s appearance at San Diego Comic-Con. The film co-stars Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rachel McAdams, Benedict Wong, Michael Stuhlbarg, Benjamin Bratt, Scott Adkins, Mads Mikkelsen and Tilda Swinton. ...Read MoreDr. Strange Discovers His Strange Powers in New Marvel Trailer (see!) was first posted on July 24, 2016 at 1:29 pm.

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Exclusive Interviews: Benjamin Bratt Talks The Infiltrator

16 July 2016 2:53 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Crime thriller The Infiltrator takes a look at the real story of U.S. Customs agent Robert Mazur, who, in the 1980s, went undercover to take down infamous Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar.

Based on Mazur’s memoir, the always reliable Bryan Cranston portrays Mazur, who comes up with a scheme to get to Escobar by following the drug money and infiltrating the corrupt banks laundering the cash, using the alias “Bob Musella.” Still, there’s a cost to being involved in such deep undercover work, namely how agents can actually form friendships with the people they are eventually going to take down. For Mazur and his pretend fiancee (Diane Kruger), they become close with an Escobar lieutenant (Benjamin Bratt) and his wife, which makes things rather complicated.

At the recent L.A. press day for the film, we spoke with Bratt about the parallels between acting and going undercover, »

- Kit Bowen

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Film Guide: What Movie Should I Watch This Weekend? (July 15, 2016)

15 July 2016 11:57 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

To help sift through the increasing number of new releases (independent or otherwise), the Weekly Film Guide is here! Below you’ll find basic plot, personnel and cinema information for all of this week’s fresh offerings.

Starting this month, we’ve also put together a list for the entire month. We’ve included this week’s list below, complete with information on screening locations for films in limited release.

See More: Here Are All the Upcoming Movies in Theaters for July 2016

Here are the films opening theatrically in the U.S. the week of Friday, July 15. All synopses provided by distributor unless listed otherwise.

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Ghostbusters

Director: Paul Feig

Cast: Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones, Chris Hemsworth, Bill Murray, Charles Dance, Elizabeth Perkins, Sigourney Weaver

Synopsis: A paranormal researcher (Melissa McCarthy), a physicist (Kristen Wiig), a nuclear engineer (Kate McKinnon) and a subway worker (Leslie Jones »

- Steve Greene

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‘The Infiltrator’ Star Benjamin Bratt Exclusive Portraits (Photos)

13 July 2016 6:36 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Benjamin Bratt plays Roberto Alacaino, a high-ranking member of Pablo Escobar’s drug cartel, in “The Infiltrator,” but to hear the actor tell it, the character is someone to be admired. “He uses a kind of twisted logic to rationalize what he does for a living,” Bratt told TheWrap in a recent interview.” that aside, he’s in possession of qualities that all of us seek to have for ourselves.” Bratt explained that his character doesn’t see his career as something inherently evil, he’s simply meeting the demand of consumers. And other than his occupation, Bratt says there »

- Photographed by Matt Sayles for TheWrap

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The Infiltrator

13 July 2016 2:01 PM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

One of the great things to come out of Breaking Bad, besides its standing as one of the best shows in TV history, is the emergence of Bryan Cranston as a screen-filling dramatic actor of the first rank. Cranston was hilarious as the hassled dad on Fox's Malcolm in the Middle for six seasons ending in 2006, but when he broke bad the world saw him with new eyes. Three Emmys later, plus an Oscar nomination as Best Actor for Trumbo and a Tony (and maybe another Emmy) for playing Lbj »

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Exclusive Interviews: Bryan Cranston Talks The Infiltrator

13 July 2016 12:20 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Crime thriller The Infiltrator takes a look at the real story of U.S. Customs agent Robert Mazur, who, in the 1980s, went undercover to take down infamous Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar.

Based on Mazur’s memoir, the always reliable Bryan Cranston portrays Mazur, who comes up with a scheme to get to Escobar by following the drug money and infiltrating the corrupt banks laundering the cash, using the alias “Bob Musella.” Still, there’s a cost to being involved in such deep undercover work, namely how agents can actually form friendships with the people they are eventually going to take down. For Mazur and his pretend fiancee (Diane Kruger), they become close with an Escobar lieutenant (Benjamin Bratt) and his wife, which makes things rather complicated.

At the recent L.A. press day for the film, we spoke with Cranston about how undercover work is much like acting, »

- Kit Bowen

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The Infiltrator Goes Deep Undercover but Comes Up Short

13 July 2016 10:38 AM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

Bryan Cranston’s swagger helps save this clunky gangster movie (sort of). More of him in everything, please.Broad Green Pictures

Life is just not the same without Bryan Cranston donning his infamous yellow hazmat suit as Walter White in Vince Gilligan’s acclaimed TV series Breaking Bad. But three years after the breakthrough show’s season finale, the Cran has kept busy turning it up in all kinds of juicy character roles. From studio flicks like Godzilla and Kung Fu Panda 3 to awards-y dramas like Trumbo and All the Way, he has come a long way since good old Mr. White. In The Infiltrator, Cranston assumes the role of Robert Mazur, a real life former undercover agent who infiltrated the drug trafficking network of Colombian drug kingpin Pablo Escobar and the money laundering conspiracy of the Bank of Credit and Commerce International (Bcci) in the mid 1980s. Though the film feels disjointed at times, you »

- Paola Mardo

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5 Most Memorable On Screen Drug Lords

13 July 2016 8:31 AM, PDT | CineMovie | See recent CineMovie news »

Over the years, Hollywood has featured tales of drug cartels and drug lords in countless classic films, and now we can add Bryan Cranston's The Infiltrator opening July 13 to that list with Benjamin Bratt playing a top lieutenant in Pablo Escobar's drug cartel. Below are the 5 most memorable performances by actors who have portrayed drug lords over the years. And of course there is no question as to who is the #1 on screen drug lord of all time.

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The Infiltrator Review: A Brilliant Bryan Cranston Goes Deep Undercover

13 July 2016 7:56 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

If there is one thing that Hollywood has been able to seemingly churn out consistently at a reasonable quality ever since cocaine became a fashionable drug, it is crime dramas about cocaine. The Infiltrator happens to be the latest such movie, and it is another very good one, and that is in large part thanks to the brilliant work of Bryan Cranston in the lead role. When something is based on a true story, it always seems to elevate the material in these circumstances, and that very much happens to be the case here as well.

BroadGreen Pictures' The Infiltrator is based on a famous drug sting operation which was headed up by U.S. Customs official Robert Mazur (Cranston), who after a very long time attempting to slow Pablo Escobar's drug operation, gets the idea to follow the money instead of the drugs. This leads Mazur to dive deep »

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The Infiltrator – Review

13 July 2016 7:29 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Bright high contrast colors; gritty cinematography that has the feel of grainy 35mm film stock; long tracking shots; and a cool soundtrack overstuffed with pop hits from the decade; all of this and much more make The Infiltrator a flashy film that is sure to ignite your senses. But this undercover drama is more than just a stylish and slick police procedural film. Despite having a strong air of familiarity, director Brad Furman delivers a cool and confident descent into global crime and corruption.

Based on a true story that opens in 1986, Bryan Cranston plays Robert Mazur, a former accountant for the U.S. government that goes undercover as money launderer Robert Musella in order to infiltrate the organization bringing cocaine into the States. However, Mazur’s plan isn’t to try to track down the drugs, but to follow the money trail that leads to the big man at the top: Pablo Escobar. »

- Michael Haffner

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Film Review: The Infiltrator

13 July 2016 5:38 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

You’ve seen one drug cartel movie, you’ve seen them all, right? Almost, but not quite, if you spend some time with Bryan Cranston’s methodical portrayal of undercover secret agent Robert Mazur in The Infiltrator. Directed by Lincoln Lawyer’s Brad Furman, Cranston plays a stereotypical boy scout enmeshed in a stereotypical world of baddie drug dealers, doing the stereotypically right thing. But leave it to Cranston and his talent for multi-layered performance to elevate the movie beyond its conventional trappings and onto a ledge of respectability.

Mazur is a customs agent in the 1980s, egged on by his tough-as-nails boss (Amy Ryan) to catch her some bigger fish for their then-novel war on drugs. Nancy Reagan is in the White House, and she ain’t taking no prisoners. Surrounded by the sin and temptation of the decaying Florida landscape, Mazur realizes that if he follows the money »

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‘Ghostbusters’ May Have a Scary-Good Weekend at the Box Office

12 July 2016 5:15 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Sony’s all-female “Ghostbusters” will attempt to scare off the haters at the U.S. box office but faces a formidable foe for the no. 1 spot– the second session of “The Secret Life of Pets,” which will probably take in around $55 million.

That should be enough for “Pets” to top the opening of the much-debated “Ghostbusters,” modestly pegged by the studio to finish in the $38 million to $40 million range at 3,950 locations on Friday. But box office trackers believe the action-comedy reboot will take in more like $45 million to $50 million.

Ghostbusters” is coming into the market following a rocky reception earlier in the year from fans of the 1984 original with griping emerging about women — Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones —  filling the roles originated by Dan Aykroyd, Bill Murray, Harold Ramis and Ernie Hudson.

The studio opted to delay press screenings of the movie, directed by Paul Feig, »

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‘The Infiltrator’ Review: Bryan Cranston Can Do Better Than This

12 July 2016 1:26 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

A stylish and well-acted espionage thriller, “The Infiltrator” is also naggingly familiar. Based on the true story of middle-aged FBI agent Bob Mazur (Bryan Cranston) who went undercover to take down Pablo Escobar’s drug trafficking regime in 1986, it has the measured tone of a slick procedural, while Cranston’s grave delivery effectively conveys the trepidatious nature of his character’s situation. At the same time, this is nothing new for Cranston, for whom “Breaking Bad” still casts a heavy shadow. Once again, he’s a gruff, well-intentioned family man who gets in over his head, and must plot an escape route. This was even the case with his Oscar-nominated turn in “Trumbo.” These days, Cranston’s movie career has been restricted by variations on the same routine.

Read More: ‘The Infiltrator’ Trailer: Bryan Cranston Is Savage in This Drug-Cartel Epic — Watch

Which doesn’t mean “The Infiltrator” isn’t absorbing to a certain extent. »

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‘The Infiltrator’ Director on Comparisons to Netflix’s ‘Narcos’: ‘It’s Different in Emotional Depth’

12 July 2016 11:11 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Bryan Cranston joked with guests as they waited for the opening credits of “The Infiltrator” to begin during the film’s New York City premiere Monday night at Loews Lincoln Center. “It’s playing a little slow, Brad,” Cranston said to director Brad Furman.

Met with laughs, the filmmaker retorted, “Enjoy the journey” – a phrase he had been using throughout the red carpet and screening to touch on the dangerous, chilling and entertaining storyline of the film. The feature follows U.S. customs special agent Robert Mazur, who infiltrated Pablo Escobar’s notorious Medellin Cartel and collapsed one of the largest money-laundering banks in the world.

Differentiating itself from the Escobar-based Netflix series “Narcos,” Furman explained the film to be more of “an intimate portrayal of a man… an American hero” in contrast to the documentary-infused style of the television series.

“We try to get inside of [Mazur’s] soul and journey… »

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The Infiltrator Review

11 July 2016 7:00 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

The Infiltrator is yet another average biopic carried by a watchable batch of performances and baffling pre-credits scrolling text that sums up how history was made by the acts of a few men. Specifically, how a massive 80s money laundering scheme was busted by one diehard U.S. Customs agent (Robert Mazur, whose tell-all was adapted by writer Ellen Sue Brown). Bryan Cranston stars and produces (a famous face to attract audiences), Brad Furman boasts directorial rights (a proven talent of Runner Runner/The Lincoln Lawyer fame), and period aesthetics strike free-flowing notes of nostalgia – in other words, expectations are set correctly and met with ease.

The story of Robert Mazur is one of espionage, drugs and Pablo freakin’ Escobar. Colombia was smuggling cocaine into America by the boatload, container load – however dealers could sneak it – and Ronald Regan was waging a war against the addicting infestation. This is where Mazur comes in, »

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'The Infiltrator's' Benjamin Bratt Talks Latinos in Hollywood: 'Things Are Worse'

8 July 2016 7:32 AM, PDT | CineMovie | See recent CineMovie news »

Benjamin Bratt is once again playing a Latino crime boss, this time in The Infiltrator starring Bryan Cranston and John Leguizamo, but he originally turned it down because he didn't want to play another Latino stereotype. After a nudge from his friend and Infiltrator director Brad Furman, the actor gave the script a chance, and he fell in love with the character of Roberto Alcaino who was Pablo Escobar's top lieutenant in the notorious 80s drug cartel.  Bratt tells CineMovie Hollywood isn't offering versatile roles for actors of Latino descent and things have only gotten worse since he started out as an actor 30 years ago.

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‘The Infiltrator’ Star Benjamin Bratt Claims His Drug-Dealing Character Is Actually Admirable (Video)

6 July 2016 5:21 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Benjamin Bratt plays Roberto Alacaino, a high-ranking member of Pablo Escobar’s drug cartel, in “The Infiltrator,” but to hear the actor tell it, the character is someone to be admired. “He uses a kind of twisted logic to rationalize what he does for a living,” Bratt told TheWrap in a recent interview.” that aside, he’s in possession of qualities that all of us seek to have for ourselves.” Bratt explained that his character doesn’t see his career as something inherently evil, he’s simply meeting the demand of consumers. And other than his occupation, Bratt says there »

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Win Passes To The Advance Screening Of The Infiltrator In St. Louis

4 July 2016 11:20 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Based on a true story, Federal agent Robert “Bob” Mazur (Bryan Cranston) goes deep undercover to infiltrate Pablo Escobar’s drug trafficking scene plaguing the nation in 1986 by posing as slick, money-laundering businessman Bob Musella. Teamed with impulsive and streetwise fellow agent Emir Abreu (John Leguizamo) and rookie agent posing as his fiancé Kathy Ertz (Diane Kruger), Mazur befriends Escobar’s top lieutenant Roberto Alcaino (Benjamin Bratt). Navigating a vicious criminal network in which the slightest slip-up could cost him his life, Mazur risks it all building a case that leads to indictments of 85 drug lords and the corrupt bankers who cleaned their dirty money, along with the collapse of the Bank of Credit and Commerce International, one of the largest money-laundering banks in the world.

Directed by Brad FurmanThe Infiltrator is coming to theatres Wednesday, July 13, 2016.

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Win Passes to See The Infiltrator

4 July 2016 8:00 AM, PDT | CinemaNerdz | See recent CinemaNerdz news »

Enter here for your chance to win passes to an advance screening of the new film The Infiltrator, starring Bryan Cranston, John Leguizamo, Diane Kruger, and Benjamin Bratt.

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The Infiltrator: Based on a true story, Federal agent Robert “Bob” Mazur (Bryan Cranston) goes deep undercover to infiltrate Pablo Escobar’s drug trafficking scene plaguing the nation in 1986 by posing as slick, money-laundering businessman Bob Musella. Teamed with impulsive and streetwise fellow agent Emir Abreu (John Leguizamo) and rookie agent posing as his fiancé Kathy Ertz »

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Film Review: ‘The Infiltrator’

1 July 2016 12:00 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

We should all be happy that Bryan Cranston has become a highly sought-after movie actor. Yet the very thing that brought him to that position — the pop-culture quake that was “Breaking Bad” — has now given him the ultimate tough act to follow. How do you top, or even rival, what he accomplished playing a gentle-souled family-man chemistry teacher who turns himself into a violent drug badass? “The Infiltrator,” a sensationally intelligent and exciting true-life thriller directed by Brad Furman (“The Lincoln Lawyer”), offers the answer: Have him play a gentle-souled family-man law enforcer who goes undercover as a money launderer to Pablo Escobar.

Robert Mazur, the man Cranston plays in “The Infiltrator,” actually did that. In 1986, he realized that the war on drugs was going after the wrong target — the drugs themselves, massive shipments of cocaine that even if seized could be replaced within days. Mazur figured out that the »

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