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American Ultra - video review

1 hour ago | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

In this excerpt from the Guardian film show, Xan Brooks, Henry Barnes and Catherine Shoard activate sleeper agent thriller / stoner comedy American Ultra. Starring Jesse Eisenberg as a small town shop assistant with latent kick-ass fighting skills, the film’s an unholy hybrid of the Bourne franchise and Kevin Smith’s Clerks. American Ultra, which also stars Kristen Stewart and Topher Grace, is released in the UK on Friday 4 September

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- Xan Brooks, Henry Barnes, Catherine Shoard, Dan Susman, Tom Silverstone and Andrea Salvatici

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Straight Outta Compton goes straight to the top of the UK box office

3 hours ago | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

UK box office top ten and analysis for the weekend of Friday 28th August to Sunday 30th August 2015…

Having proven a smash hit over in the States, the N.W.A. biopic Straight Outta Compton took first place at the UK box office this past weekend, with the F. Gary Gray-directed film pulling in an opening weekend of £2,498,231.

Two other newcomers also cracked the top ten, with the video game adaptation Hitman: Agent 47 pulling in £961,411 to take third place, and the Charlotte Rampling / Tom Courtenay romantic drama 45 Years earning £331,196 to sneak into the chart in tenth.

Number one this time last year: Lucy

1. Straight Outta Compton – £2,498,231 weekend (New)

2. Inside Out – £1,199,103 weekend (6 weeks)

3. Hitman: Agent 47 – £961,411 weekend (New)

4. Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation – £890,857 weekend (5 weeks)

5. Pixels – £664,728 weekend (3 weeks)

6. The Man from U.N.C.L.E. – £658,399 weekend (3 weeks)

7. Sinister 2 – £569,830 weekend (2 weeks)

8. Paper Towns – £452,953 weekend (2 weeks)

9.  Minions – £353,262 weekend (10 weeks)

10. 45 Years – £331,196 weekend (New)

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- Gary Collinson

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Nima Nourizadeh talks American Ultra

4 hours ago | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Jesse Eisenberg is slacker turned sleeper agent in Nourizadeh’s hi-octane action-comedy, American Ultra.

“For me, the script combined so many different things in an interesting and organic way. The conventions will be familiar to filmgoers, but they are mashed up a little bit, which changes everything.” Iranian-British filmmaker Nima Nourizadeh is talking about action comedy American Ultra, in Cineworld cinemas September 4, 2015, which is his second film as director after 2012’s raucous found-footage teen comedy Project X, which marked him out as a director readily able to bring a fresh spin to tried-and-tested genre formulas. “I like taking things that people think they know and presenting them in a new light,” he adds.

Based on a screenplay by Max Landis, who previously penned Josh Trank’s alternative teen superhero outing Chronicle (2012), American Ultra re-teams Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart – after Adventureland (2009) six years ago, and before Woody Allen’s upcoming latest, »

- Gary Collinson

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Nima Nourizadeh talks American Ultra

4 hours ago | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Jesse Eisenberg is slacker turned sleeper agent in Nourizadeh’s hi-octane action-comedy, American Ultra.

“For me, the script combined so many different things in an interesting and organic way. The conventions will be familiar to filmgoers, but they are mashed up a little bit, which changes everything.” Iranian-British filmmaker Nima Nourizadeh is talking about action comedy American Ultra, in Cineworld cinemas September 4, 2015, which is his second film as director after 2012’s raucous found-footage teen comedy Project X, which marked him out as a director readily able to bring a fresh spin to tried-and-tested genre formulas. “I like taking things that people think they know and presenting them in a new light,” he adds.

Based on a screenplay by Max Landis, who previously penned Josh Trank’s alternative teen superhero outing Chronicle (2012), American Ultra re-teams Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart – after the romantic drama Adventureland (2009) six years ago, and before Woody Allen’s upcoming latest, »

- Paul Heath

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2-Time Oscar Winner Blanchett to Play 4-Time Emmy Winner Ball: Good Idea?

11 hours ago | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Lucille Ball: The glamour look. Cate Blanchett to play Lucille Ball: Actress won Oscar for incarnating Ball's fellow Rko contract player Katharine Hepburn Two-time Oscar winner Cate Blanchett is reportedly slated to star in a biopic of former Rko and MGM actress and big-time television comedienne Lucille Ball. Aaron Sorkin, Oscar winner for David Fincher's The Social Network, will be responsible for the screenplay. According to Entertainment Weekly, the Lucille Ball film biopic will focus on Ball's two-decade marriage to her I Love Lucy costar Desi Arnaz. In 1960, the couple had an acrimonious divorce that supposedly “shocked” clueless fans unable to tell the difference between TV reality and real-life reality. Their children, Desi Arnaz Jr. and Lucie Arnaz, had modest acting careers in film and on TV in the '70s and '80s. As per the EW.com report, they're both producing the planned Lucille Ball biopic. »

- Zac Gille

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Lucille Ball Biopic Teams Cate Blanchett with Writer Aaron Sorkin

14 hours ago | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Oscar-winning actress Cate Blanchett is teaming up with Oscar-winning screenwriter Aaron Sorkin on an Untitled Lucille Ball Biopic for the Sony-based production company Escape Artists. The biopic will be made with the support of the iconic actress' family, with her children Lucie Arnaz and Desi Arnaz Jr. set to produce, according to The Wrap. The project does not have a director attached at this time.

The story will follow Lucille Ball's 20-year marriage to her I Love Lucy co-star Desi Arnaz, which spanned from 1940 to 1960. After their divorce, Lucille Ball married actor/comedian Gary Morton in 1961, a marriage that lasted up until her death in 1989 at the age of 77. No specific plot details were given for the biopic, but it will most likely cover the inception of I Love Lucy, which ran for six seasons between 1951 and 1957. The series is still considered to be one of the most groundbreaking television shows to this day. »

- MovieWeb

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13 Summer Movies that Deserve Oscar Nominations

17 hours ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The Academy has a bad habit of forgetting movies that open early in the year. Of the 17 best picture nominees for the last two Oscars, only one (“The Grand Budapest Hotel”) had a release date that was before September. But as the ceremony continues to grasp for new energy, following a ratings slide with this year’s show hosted by Neil Patrick Harris, one big improvement would be if the telecast tried to recognize movies from throughout the year. Here are 13 films—from the both indies and studios—that opened this summer that deserve to be celebrated on the Oscars stage.

1. “Inside Out

For Your Consideration: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay

With the expanded best picture race, Pixar’s box office juggernaut ($344 million so far) set inside a young girl’s head—amidst a sea of conflicting emotions like Joy, Sadness and Fear—will probably be nominated in the top category, »

- Ramin Setoodeh, Jenelle Riley and Brent Lang

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"Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice" - Extended Footage

18 hours ago | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Take another look @ extended Comic Con trailer footage from director Zack Snyder's "Man Of Steel" follow-up, "Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice", featuring the first physical clash between the two DC Comics' superheroes :

"Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" features DC Comics characters 'Batman' and 'Superman', to be distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, starring Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Jesse Eisenberg, Diane Lane, Laurence Fishburne, Jeremy Irons, Holly Hunter, and Gal Gadot.

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice"...

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- Michael Stevens

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How to spot an undercover agent (according to the movies)

2 September 2015 7:28 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

To salute the release of American Ultra, we hunt down the subtle ways to spot an undercover agent on the big screen...

American Ultra - out in UK cinemas tomorrow - sees Jesse Eisenberg play a strung-out, stoner slacker, who as it happens is also a deep cover agent trained to be a lethal killing machine by the Us government. And when he’s marked for extermination, he stops getting high, and starts kicking ass and taking names.

From character pieces about the nature of identity to ludicrous third act reveals, the idea of someone going deep undercover has been a go-to trope in films for a very long time. But what if you are worried that someone around you could secretly be a deep cover agent? If so, here are some tips from the movies to spot if someone isn’t quite on the level.

They dress sharp

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- simonbrew

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American Ultra review: Jesse Eisenberg's blazed Bourne indelicately mixes action and comedy

2 September 2015 4:30 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Jesse Eisenberg is the unlikely action hero at the centre of American Ultra, a fast-talking, hyper-violent action-comedy about a stoner who turns out to be a Jason Bourne-like sleeper agent. Making it an Adventureland reunion is Kristen Stewart, onboard as Eisenberg's equally-blazed girlfriend Phoebe.

Eisenberg plays Mike Howell in typically fidgety fashion, working a dead-end job at a convenience store while he tries to find the right moment to propose to Phoebe. When the CIA puts a kill order on him (Mike was part of the defunct "Ultra" programme before getting his memory wiped), old instincts kick in and before long he's turned a spoon into a deadly weapon to take down a pair of government goons.

Staging a fake viral outbreak, the government seal off Mike's small West Virginia town to pen him in and finish the job. Topher Grace's conniving agent Yates pulls the strings from Langley »

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'Wonder Woman' In "Marie Claire"

2 September 2015 3:54 AM, PDT | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Sneak Peek new images of actress Gal Gadot (aka 'Diana Prince/'Wonder Woman' in director Zack Snyder's "Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice") in the September 2015 issue of "Marie Claire" magazine:

"Growing up I was a huge tomboy," said Gadot. "Now I love fashion and beautiful things. But I like to be comfortable. You won't find me walking around in high heels unless I'm going out..."

"Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" is intended to be the second installment in the DC Comics' shared universe films, directed by Zack Snyder, with a screenplay written by Chris Terrio and David S. Goyer

Cast also includes Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Jesse Eisenberg, Diane Lane, Laurence Fishburne, Jeremy Irons and Holly Hunter.

"Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" is scheduled to be released in North America, March 25, 2016, in 2D, 3D and IMAX 3D.

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- Michael Stevens

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Tom Hanks' The Circle Is Building A Truly Fantastic Cast

1 September 2015 3:42 PM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Director James Ponsoldt is still coming up in the feature world, but one thing that he has proven in the last few years is that he definitely knows how to put a cast together. He paired Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Aaron Paul for the fantastic Smashed; brought Miles Teller and Shailene Woodley together for the first time in the great The Spectacular Now; and most recently he created a brilliant duo with Jesse Eisenberg and Jason Segel in The End of the Tour. Great as all those names are, however, they arguably pale in comparison to the group being put together for his Dave Eggers adaptation The Circle. We've been reporting about this developing project for a few months now, but today Deadline has revealed that the film has found its fourth and final lead. Because the ensemble is so impressive, we realized that now is the perfect time for »

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Michael Shannon backtracks on Zod’s “flipper” hands for Batman v Superman, namedrops Doomsday

1 September 2015 12:36 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

A couple of weeks ago Michael Shannon offered up a few intriguing words on his role in next year’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, suggesting that he had “flippers” for hands. Naturally this sparked a lot of debate amongst fans, and Shannon has now played down his comments in an interview with The Daily Beast, and in doing so he may have just inadvertently confirmed the inclusion of Doomsday in the DC superhero ensemble.

“Somebody was asking me about this in New York and I made up some ridiculous bullshit answer about how my character Zod has flippers, and this went viral on the Internet or something and people have been asking me about that,” states Shannon. “That is so obviously a complete bullshit story, right? But people took it seriously.”

“I wasn’t there [on set],” he continues. “It’s a really awkward situation—I’m in the trailer »

- Gary Collinson

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'Batman v Superman' Zod Rumors Are Lies Says Michael Shannon

1 September 2015 10:36 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

When the second Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice trailer debuted at Comic-Con this summer, fans clearly saw the corpse of General Zod from 2013's Man of Steel. The reveal wasn't entirely surprising, since there had been rumors about Zod's corpse being integrated into the story for months. But then things took a turn for the weird last month. Michael Shannon revealed in an interview with Vulture that he got stuck in a Porta-Potty on the Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice set, because he was wearing "flippers instead of hands" as a part of his costume. Naturally, this raised tons of questions about Zod's involvement, with some speculating that Lex Luthor (Jesse Eisenberg) is turning Zod into Doomsday. As it turns out, the story is all fake, as Michael Shannon revealed to The Daily Beast that his "flipper" story was all a big fun lie.

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BFI London Film Festival 2015 Line-Up announced with Gala screenings of Steve Jobs, High-Rise, Trumbo, Black Mass, Carol & Suffragette

1 September 2015 9:50 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

The 59Th BFI London Film Festival Announces Full 2015 Programme

You can peruse the programme at your leisure here.

The programme for the 59th BFI London Film Festival in partnership launched today, with Festival Director Clare Stewart presenting this year’s rich and diverse selection of films and events. BFI London Film Festival is Britain’s leading film event and one of the world’s oldest film festivals. It introduces the finest new British and international films to an expanding London and UK-wide audience. The Festival provides an essential platform for films seeking global success; and promotes the careers of British and international filmmakers through its industry and awards programmes. With this year’s industry programme stronger than ever, offering international filmmakers and leaders a programme of insightful events covering every area of the film industry‎ Lff positions London as the world’s leading creative city.

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Michael Shannon Clarifies “Flippers As Hands” Comment Ahead Of Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice

1 September 2015 7:33 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

In the fallout of San Diego Comic-Con, where excitement for Zack Snyder’s Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice reached the stratosphere following the release of the full-length trailer, news relating to the titanic DC showdown has been arriving thick and fast. From the reception of that early screening to Jesse Eisenberg singing the film’s praises, we’ve been inundated with juicy tidbits, and one of the more peculiar ones to arrive in the last few weeks came from General Zod himself, Michael Shannon.

Speculation has been rampant about his involvement in Dawn of Justice, though the actor seemed to hint that his character would be seen with flippers for hands. Somehow, almost inexplicably, this blew up over the Internet, though Shannon has now clarified the comments in the time since.

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Per The Daily Beast, Shannon revealed the truth of the matter in a recent interview, »

- Michael Briers

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Steve Carell Drafted In To Replace Bruce Willis On Woody Allen’s Latest

31 August 2015 11:14 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Woody Allen has wasted no time in finding a replacement for Bruce Willis ahead of his new upcoming project, with Deadline reporting that the decorated filmmaker has drafted in Foxcatcher and Despicable Me alum Steve Carell to fill the vacant role.

News of Willis’ abrupt departure (firing?) came as a big shock late last week, considering that production on the Los Angeles/New York love story had barely begun in earnest. The official word is that scheduling conflicts had cropped up, specifically in relation to Willis walking the boards on Broadway, that forced him to pull out of the project at the eleventh hour. Still, the fact that the entire thing was filed away with relatively few details released suggests that there is more to this story than meets the eye.

Whatever the case, Carell’s swift casting ensures that production can continue on Woody Allen’s latest without any need for delay, »

- Michael Briers

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Steve Carell to replace Bruce Willis in Woody Allen’s new film

31 August 2015 8:24 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

After news broke last week about Bruce Willis’ departure from the cast of Woody Allen’s now-shooting new film, the production has moved quickly to secure the services of Steve Carell to replace Willis, Variety reports.

Carell joins a cast that includes American Ultra stars Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart, as well as Blake Lively (The Age of Adeline), Parker Posey (Irrational Man), Anna Camp (Pitch Perfect) and Corey Stoll (Ant-Man).

Willis had to depart the project due to scheduling conflicts with his appearance on Broadway in Stephen King’s Misery, although some reports suggest he was dismissed. No official announcement on the reason behind his exit has been made.

Allen’s new film is set to debut in 2016 and is currently untitled.

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- Scott J. Davis

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Steve Carell Replaces Bruce Willis In Woody Allen’s Next Film

31 August 2015 7:44 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Last week when it was reported that Bruce Willis had exited Woody Allen's new film due to "scheduling," someone hit our comments section and teased that an "Oscar nominee" was going to replace the actor, which has happened indeed. Read More: The 10 Best-Shot Films Of Woody Allen Variety reports that Steve Carell (Best Actor nominee for "Foxcatcher") will step in for Bruce Willis in the movie. He joins an already pretty great ensemble featuring Blake Lively, Parker Posey, Kristen Stewart, Jesse Eisenberg, Jeannie Berlin, Corey Stoll, Anna Camp, Paul Schneider, and more, and as always, the title and plot remain under lock and key. But we do know the picture is a period piece based on set photos. It will be Carell's second time working with Allen, following a small role in "Melinda And Melinda," and it's likely a thrill for the actor who cut his teeth on comedy. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Steve Carell Replacing Bruce Willis In Woody Allen's Latest

30 August 2015 12:32 PM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Eyebrows were raised last week when Bruce Willis unexpectedly dropped out of Woody Allen’s current project. But if you were wondering whether Sylvester Stallone or one of the other Expendables would take his place, dismiss such ideas from your noggin. Steve Carell is the man stepping into the part. As is traditional with Allen, we don’t know much of anything as to what the film will actually be about, or what Carell will be doing in it, but we do know he’ll be sharing the screen with the likes of Corey Stoll, Parker PoseyKristen StewartJesse Eisenberg, Blake Lively, Ken Stott, Anna Camp, Jeannie Berlin, Stephen Kunken, Sari Lennick and Paul Schneider, and that they’re doing their thing in Los Angeles right now, before heading to New York.Carell isn’t exactly a newcomer to Allen’s work – he was part of the ensemble for »

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