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Recently, Empire Magazine revealed new movie pics from the upcoming "Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice" super hero/action flick in their latest magazine issue, and this one gives us a new look at Superman looking angry as hell. It turns that Batman may have really pushed him over the edge! As for the movie, is stars: Henry Cavill as Superman/Clark Kent and Ben Affleck as Batman/Bruce Wayne, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Laurence Fishburne as Perry White, Diane Lane as Ma Kent, Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, Ray Fisher as Cyborg ,and Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman/Diana Prince, Jeremy Irons,Jason Momoa as Aquaman, Holly Hunter ,and Scoot McNairy. The official synopsis for the movie, reads like this: Fearing the actions of a god-like Super Hero left unchecked, Gotham City’s own formidable, forceful vigilante takes on Metropolis’s most revered, modern-day savior, while the world »
According to a new report from Latino Review and their sources, Hunger Games star, Jena Malone, (left) is definitely going to be in the new "Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice" super hero/action flick after having some very secretive meetings on the set a few months back. Along with that, they claim to finally know what character she's playing, which is none other than Barbara Gordon. They reported that Jena dyed her hair red for the role. Now, the only question that remains, is whether we'll see her don the Batgirl or Oracle threads. I'm guessing probably not, but you never know what surprises they may have in store. As for the movie, is stars: Henry Cavill as Superman/Clark Kent and Ben Affleck as Batman/Bruce Wayne, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Laurence Fishburne as Perry White, Diane Lane as Ma Kent, Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, Ray Fisher »
- Andre Braddox
Kristen Stewart has a busy month ahead of her, and she'll show off a bit of range at the same time. In August, the actress aims for the popcorn crowd with the stoner comedy "American Ultra," and then she will jump on a plane over to the Venice Film Festival, where she'll help unveil the arty sci-fi flick "Equals." And a few new pictures have arrived for both. "American Ultra" sees Stewart play the girlfriend to Jesse Eisenberg's seemingly ordinary pothead who discovers he's actually a sleeper agent with Jason Bourne-like skills and is forced to go on the run. Dude, like, whoa. Here's the official synopsis followed by the new images. It opens on August 21st. Read More: Jesse Eisenberg Is A New Kind Of Special Agent In New Trailer For 'American Ultra' With Kristen Stewart American Ultra is a fast-paced action comedy about Mike [Eisenberg], a »
- Kevin Jagernauth
A trio of documentaries that likely will factor in awards season bow this weekend, while a new feature starring Jesse Eisenberg and Jason Segel could give some lift into the specialty box office. Showtime Documentary Film is giving its Sundance docu Listen To Me Marlon, which tells Oscar-winning screen legend Marlon Brando’s story through his own words, a traditional theatrical window ahead of its fall debut on the network. Magnolia Pictures and Participant will open… »
After two straight weeks atop the box office, Marvel's Ant-Man will surely be dethroned this weekend, with the arrival of two new releases, Paramount's Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation and New Line Cinema's Vacation. Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation will easily take the top spot, somewhere in the low $50 million range, in its first week in theaters. The fifth installment of the lucrative Mission: Impossible franchise is heading into theaters with a strong wave of critical buzz, with a 93% "Fresh" rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Even though Vacation debuted on Wednesday, and the reviews haven't been favorable (25% "Rotten" rating), it should still easily take the second place spot.
Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation opens in 3,956 theaters today, with action icon Tom Cruise reprising his role as Ethan Hunt for the fifth time. He is joined by stars of 2011's Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol, Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg and Ving Rhames, along with a »
Well, it's finally August, and while the summer movie season isn't completely over it might as well be. This article was a difficult one to put together, because there just isn't much to recommend this month. But you know what, that's okay, I think I managed to pull together five solid titles for the "must-see" section, and lucky for us the fall festival season is just around the corner, which means things are about to heat up exponentially on the prestige movie front just in time to compensate for things cooling down outside as the seasons change. (I should note here, it is currently 106 degrees fahrenheit here in the desert, and the thought of things cooling down is marvelous, but also very premature.) We are coming off what turned out to be a pretty solid month last month, in my opinion, as I settled back into my routine after a »
- Jordan Benesh
Despite the fact that many modern forms of magic appear to have evolved from simple tricks, like those featured in the Royal Vegas Rabbit in the hat game into ridiculous feats of stupidity or endurance, there is still a rich history of real magical performance and style. Of course magic is always a great concept to delve into and the perfect fodder for movie goers to enjoy as well. Magicians and magic have featured in a number of popular, and not so popular, movies throughout the years each tackling certain aspects of the industry whether it’s going behind the scenes or directly trying to outwit and trick the audience themselves. We take a look at just a few examples of this magical sub-genre.
The Prestige (2006)
This brilliantly conceived mystery thriller about rival magicians attempting to upstage each other using various techniques of trickery comes from renowned director Christopher Nolan. »
- Gary Collinson
Read More: James Ponsoldt on Why 'The End of the Tour' Is Not a David Foster Wallace Biopic David Foster Wallace is not the sort of role that an actor takes lightly. When Jason Segel (known primarily as the self-effacing funnyman who starred in Apatow joints "Forgetting Sarah Marshall" and "I Love You, Man" as well as happily married Marshall on ubersitcom "How I Met Your Mother") signed on to portray the celebrated writer in James Ponsoldt’s "The End Of The Tour," he exercised due diligence. The result was a performance of unanticipated nuance and power, uncannily replicating the Wallace preserved in interview clips and writing samples while also unearthing hidden depths of personality that only a premise this intimate could afford. Jesse Eisenberg joins Segel as small-time novelist David Lipsky, sent by Rolling Stone to cover the tail end of Wallace’s book tour in support of "Infinite Jest. »
- Charles Bramesco
The tour in The End of the Tour is David Foster Wallace’s 1996 multicity promotion for his epic novel Infinite Jest, a fractured portrait of a manic culture and the biting loneliness at its heart. The movie, directed by James Ponsoldt from a script by the playwright Donald Margulies, depicts what happens when Wallace (Jason Segel) becomes a cog in the machine he’s attempting to deconstruct. He’s seen through the eyes of the writer David Lipsky (Jesse Eisenberg), who tags along to the last city, Minneapolis, for a Rolling Stone profile. Lipsky has just published his own novel to resounding crickets, and he oscillates between jealousy of Wallace’s sudden celebrity and a desire to live vicariously through it — to know what it’s like to be a literary sensation. Wallace, meanwhile, is visibly uncomfortable with his stardom, partly because he doesn’t want to be seen as »
- David Edelstein
With The End of the Tour set to debut in selected cinemas this Friday in the States, a new clip has arrived online, which you can view below…
The End Of The Tour tells the story of the five-day interview between Rolling Stone reporter (and novelist) David Lipsky (Jesse Eisenberg) and acclaimed novelist David Foster Wallace (Jason Segel), which took place right after the 1996 publication of Wallace’s groundbreaking epic novel, Infinite Jest. As the days go on, a tenuous yet intense relationship seems to develop between journalist and subject. The two men bob and weave around each other, sharing laughs and also possibly revealing hidden frailties – but it’s never clear how truthful they are being with each other. Ironically, the interview was never published, and five days of audio tapes were packed away in Lipsky’s closet. The two men did not meet again. The film is based »
- Scott J. Davis
In case you missed the second trailer for Lionsgate's American Ultra that debuted earlier this month, the studio has released a third trailer, chocked full of action. Before he takes on the villainous role of Lex Luthor in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Jesse Eisenberg portrays Mike Howell, a convenience store employee who is in for quite a rude awakening. After he becomes "activated," without even knowing it himself, Mike's incredible skills are put to the test.
American Ultra is a fast-paced action comedy about Mike (Jesse Eisenberg), a seemingly hapless and unmotivated stoner whose small-town life with his live-in girlfriend, Phoebe (Kristen Stewart), is suddenly turned upside down. Unbeknownst to him, Mike is actually a highly trained, lethal sleeper agent. In the blink of an eye, as his secret past comes back to haunt him, Mike is thrust into the middle of a deadly government operation and is »
In the next few weeks, you'll get to see two flavors of Jesse Eisenberg. On Friday, he'll be in his familiar guise doing serious actor stuff in James Ponsoldt's "The End Of The Tour." Then, in mid-August, he goes into rarer form with the mainstream "American Ultra," and a new trailer for the stoner-secret-agent-action-comedy is here. Co-starring his "Adventureland" bud Kristen Stewart, the movie follows a mild-mannered stoner who has to go on the run with this girlfriend when he discovers he's actually a sleeper agent, with a very unique set of skills. Here's the official synopsis: American Ultra is a fast-paced action comedy about Mike [Eisenberg], a seemingly hapless and unmotivated stoner whose small-town life with his live-in girlfriend, Phoebe [Stewart], is suddenly turned upside down. Unbeknownst to him, Mike is actually a highly trained, lethal sleeper agent. In the blink of an eye, as his secret past comes back to haunt him, »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Jesse Eisenberg is just about the last guy you’d expect to emerge as a lethal agent. It’s easier to buy him as a supervillain, even. But that’s exactly the point of his latest movie, American Ultra. Directed by Nima Nourizadeh and written by Max Landis, the action-comedy stars Eisenberg as an aimless stoner who’s secretly a highly trained […]
- Angie Han
Ever since the new trailer for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice debuted during Warner Bros.' Hall H panel at Comic-Con earlier this month, the superhero adventure has been riding a wave of positive buzz. There is still plenty we don't know about the story thus far, including a few actors whose characters have yet to be confirmed. Two separate reports surfaced today from Latino-Review and Heroic Hollywood that have reportedly revealed the characters played by Jena Malone and Callan Mulvey. While these details have yet to be confirmed, there may be potential spoilers below, so read on at your own risk.
Way back in October, Jena Malone was confirmed for a mystery role in Batman v Superman, after being spotted on the set alongside director Zack Snyder. Since then, she was rumored to be playing Carrie Kelley and Kahina the Seer, but those roles were never confirmed. Today's »
"The End of the Tour" opens as David Lipsky hears about the death of David Foster Wallace, unearths the audiotapes he used to record an earlier interview with Wallace and puts fresh batteries into his Sony Tape Recorder (the same model I still own). The journalism rings true, as do the debates between two wily writers. Jesse Eisenberg plays the alert and slightly envious novelist Lipsky opposite lanky Jason Segel as Wallace, who was uncomfortable with all the kudos he was getting for his postmodern novel "Infinite Jest." Lipsky told me at Sundance that he was relieved at the time that he didn't have to write the feature, as other things came up and pushed it aside. Segel says the movie is like the trajectory of a relationship as they first meet, start to know each other, get comfortable, then intimate, then angry, and break up. They never met again. »
- Anne Thompson
It’s been a pretty good week for DC fans, what with some new images from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice [see here and here] and comments from the likes of Zack Snyder and Ben Affleck. And now we have a couple of rumours to chew on, concerning the identity of the characters played by Jena Malone and Callan Mulvey…
According to Latino-Review, Jena Malone – who has been heavily rumoured to play Carrie Kelley, the female Robin from Batman: The Dark Knight Returns – is actually portraying Barbara Godon, who may or may not be in her Batgirl or Oracle guises. Meanwhile, Heroic Hollywood is claiming that Callan Mulvey will appear as the DC villain Anatoli Knyazev, a.k.a. KGBeast, who has long been rumoured to make an appearance.
As always, take these with a pinch of salt, particularly given the sources…
- Gary Collinson
Last year came a rumor that not only would there be a Robin appearing in Zack Snyder's "Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice," but that it would be female and akin to the version seen in Frank Miller's "The Dark Knight Returns" comic.
At the time there were also rumors that Snyder's "Sucker Punch" star Jena Malone would be taking on the character as she was spotted on Detroit set for a brief period sporting red hair like the character did in the Miller comic.
With the film's recent Comic Con trailer now confirming that at least one male Robin has died prior to the events of the movie, and offering no suggestion of a replacement, the talk of Malone's potential involvement has switched to another character.
Latino Review claims to have heard from three different sources that Malone is playing Barbara Gordon in the film. Whether she'll just be herself, »
- Garth Franklin
The more I see of American Ultra, the more I fall in love with this potential sleeper hit of the Summer. I do love a high concept auctioneer, and you don’t get more high concept than the tale of a small town, go no where stoner (Jesse Eisenberg) who finds out he’s a special, government trained killing machine. The script from Chronicles’ Max Landis promises to bring the action and humour in spades, with Eisenberg, Kristen Stewart, and Topher Grace especially having an absolute blast. Check out the new trailer below to see for yourself. Released: 21st August (U.S.)/ 28th August (Irl/U.K.)Synopsis: Mike (Jesse Eisenberg), a seemingly hapless and unmotivated stoner whose small-town life with his live-in girlfriend, Phoebe (Kristen Stewart), find his life suddenly turned upside down. Unbeknownst to him, Mike is actually a highly trained, lethal sleeper agent. In the blink of an eye, »
- email@example.com (Tom White)
Recently, Empire Magazine came out with their special "Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice" magazine issue, and it features new promo pics of the main characters, side by side in their respective suits. Inside the magazine, they say "There is just this gravitas to Batman. He is operatic. And Superman? In this movie, everyone has split into different directions as to how they feel about this alien. Some people love him, some hate him. Other people fear him. Is he a tyrant?” The movie stars: Henry Cavill as Superman/Clark Kent and Ben Affleck as Batman/Bruce Wayne, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Laurence Fishburne as Perry White, Diane Lane as Ma Kent, Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, Ray Fisher as Cyborg ,and Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman/Diana Prince, Jeremy Irons,Jason Momoa as Aquaman, Holly Hunter ,and Scoot McNairy. The plot reads like this: "Fearing the actions of »
I was not a David Foster Wallace disciple before walking into James Ponsoldt's The End of the Tour. In fact, I hadn't read a word he'd written and was only aware of his status as an acclaimed writer and his tragic suicide in 2008. Perhaps this is the best way to approach this film, without any measure of preconception or idea as to the icon at its core, or questioning whether Jason Segel is worthy of portraying him, considering he's largely known for his comically goofy roles in the likes of Forgetting Sarah Marshall and The Muppets. Even further, I didn't know until after seeing the film that Foster Wallace's estate, family and publisher all disavowed the film sight unseen. While I can't speak to the veracity of the story being told (though it's only obvious liberties were taken, this is a movie after all), or whether it's an accurate portrayal of Dfw, »
- Brad Brevet
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