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Get your first hit of Jesse Eisenberg & Kristen Stewart with a new image and teaser posters from Lionsgate’s American Ultra! From director Nima Nourizadeh (Project X) and writer Max Landis (Chronicle), Eisenberg and Stewart reunite in this supercharged action-comedy about a stoner whose past comes back to haunt him in the form of a government operation set to wipe him out. Buckle up and prepare for this ass-kicking romance and adventure when it blazes into theaters Friday, August 21! »
From director Nima Nourizadeh (Project X) and writer Max Landis (Chronicle), Eisenberg and Stewart reunite in this supercharged action-comedy about a stoner whose past comes back to haunt him in the form of a government operation set to wipe him out.
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, Mike is thrust into the middle of a deadly government operation and is forced to summon his inner action-hero in order to survive.
- Michelle McCue
Jessie Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart are getting blazed and chased in “American Ultra.” The film, directed by Nima Nourizadeh (“Project X”) and written by Max Landis (“Chronicle”), focuses on a stoner and his girlfriend who are on the run from the government, whose out for blood. “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, Mike is thrust into the middle of [ Read More ]
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MTV has unveiled the first character posters for the upcoming "American Ultra" action comedy, starring Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart. Check everything out below. Plot: A stoner and his girlfriend's sleepy, small-town existence is disrupted when his past comes back to haunt him in the form of a government operation set to wipe him out. The new movie is directed by Nima Nourizadeh (Project X) from a script by Max Landis (Chronicle). It's set to hit theaters on August 21st. Posters: (click to enlarge) »
Sneak Peek new images from the upcoming action comedy feature "American Ultra", written by Max Landis and directed by Nima Nourizadeh, starring Jesse Eisenberg ("Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice") and Kristen Stewart ("Twilight") , opening August 21, 2015:
"...a stoner and his girlfriend's sleepy, small-town existence is disrupted when his past comes back to haunt him in the form of a government operation set to wipe him out..."
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- Michael Stevens
It's surprising with how topical and popular marijuana currently is (recreational use of it is now legal in multiple states!) that we don't see more stoner movies in theaters. That looks to be changing with the emergence of American Ultra, starring Kristen Stewart and Jesse Eisenberg as two stoners whose lives are uprooted when they learn the government wants to wipe them out. Of note: The film was written by fan-favorite Max Landis (Chronicle). Here are the movie's first two posters, along with an image. And in case you didn't think they'd be leaning into the stoner thing too much, well... American Ultra is due in theaters on August 21, and the presence of these images leads us to believe its first trailer isn't too far...
- Erik Davis
Wowza. I don't know how the MPAA let them get away with this, but awesome, let me say that. I'm guessing the lack of any cigarette/joint makes all the difference. Two new posters and a first look photo have debuted for American Ultra, the new film from a script by Max Landis (of Chronicle, The Death and Return of Superman) directed by Nima Nourizadeh. Actor Jesse Eisenberg plays a stoner named Mike who, along with Kristen Stewart as his girlfriend, it turns out is a sleeper agent, and the government is trying to eliminate him. They definitely both look like stoners, with Eisenberg donning a wig, and Stewart dying her hair for the part, the only thing that really is missing is a joint. Take a look at all the new images below. Your first look at American Ultra from MTV, showing Jesse Eisenberg as Mike + Kristen Stewart as »
- Alex Billington
The first posters and still have arrived online for director Nima Nourizadeh’s upcoming comedy American Ultra, which is scripted by Max Landis and features Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart. Check them out via MTV..
“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, Mike is thrust into the middle of a deadly government operation and is forced to summon his inner action-hero in order to survive.
American Ultra is set for release August 21st in the States and August 28th in the UK, and features a cast that also includes Connie Britton, Topher Grace, John Leguizamo, Bill Pullman, Walton Goggins and Tony Hale. »
- Gary Collinson
What if Jason Bourne was a stoner in love? Then you’ve have the basis of American Ultra, the new film from director Nima Nourizadeh (Project X) and writer Max Landis (Chronicle). Jesse Eisenberg and Kirsten Stewart, reuniting after Adventureland, are Mike and Phoebe. They’re huge slackers who smoke pot, hang out and watch TV but Mike wants to […]
- Germain Lussier
Our first look at Lionsgate’s action-comedy American Ultra has arrived, and the Adventureland reunion between stars Kristen Stewart and Jesse Eisenberg actually looks like it could function as a genuine sequel to Greg Mottola’s underrated coming-of-age drama. Written by Chronicle scribe Max Landis and directed by Nima Nourizadeh (Project X), the story finds a stoner (Eisenberg) and his girlfriend’s (Stewart) life disrupted when a government operation descends upon their small town with the aim of wiping the stoner out. The picture begins as a romance, with Eisenberg’s character aiming to propose to his longtime girlfriend, but it’s soon revealed that he’s actually a sleeper agent. While the movie definitely has an action bent, Nourizadeh explains to MTV that at heart it’s a love story: “You start with this kind of like sweet love story,” Nourizadeh said. “I don’t want to turn people off with that, »
- Adam Chitwood
When it comes to international film festivals, there are sprinters and there are distance runners. Spanning 25 days across May and June, Seattle International Film Festival is the Pheidippides of American fests. Unlike its splashier cousins, Sundance and SXSW, Siff doesn’t pander to big movie stars or flashy hipsters. Staying true to its Northwest sensibilities, Siff quietly grinds out one terrific program after another. The 41st edition boasts a whopping 193 feature films, 164 short films, and 70 documentaries, many of which are either World or North American premieres. It’s enough to make even the most ambitious cinephile curl up in a corner with his festival guide and cry. Here, then, is a brief preview of some hotly anticipated films, as well as some obscure titles that might otherwise go unnoticed.
Strategically positioned in the middle of the calendar year, Siff has the advantage of playing favorites. More specifically, they »
- J.R. Kinnard
Lionsgate has announced a slew of new release dates and release changes this afternoon. Perhaps the most surprising, coming out of nowhere is the anticipated indie “American Ultra” starring Kristen Stewart, Jesse Eisenberg, Walton Goggins, Connie Britton, Bill Pullman, Topher Grace, and Tony Hale. Directed by Nima Nourizadeh and written by Max Landis, the movie was thought maybe to debut at a film festival sometime this or next year, but Lionsgate has decided to release the film later this summer on August 21st. Here’s the official synopsis and note, it’s being described as an action comedy: A stoner and his girlfriend's sleepy, small-town existence is disrupted when his past comes back to haunt him in the form of a government operation set to wipe him out. Also exciting is the news that Damien Chazelle’s next picture will be a musical called “La La Land” starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone. »
- Edward Davis
The studio acquired the project last year before shooting started in New Orleans with “Project X” director Nima Nourizadeh helming from a script by Max Landis. Eisenberg portrays a stoner and Stewart plays his girlfriend in a small town with his life taking an unexpected turn when his past comes back to haunt him and he becomes the target of a government operation to wipe him out.
“Ultra” re-teams Stewart and Eisenberg six year after they starred in Greg Mottola’s “Adventureland.” Producers are Anthony Bregman for Likely Story, and David Alpert and Britton Rizzio for Circle of Confusion.
Focus is opening “Sinister 2″ on the same date.
- Dave McNary
The Overnight starring Jason Schwartzman will close the event and as previously announced Spy (pictured) with Melissa McCartney will kick off proceedings. Kevin Bacon will receive career achievement in acting award.
“This year’s festival is bigger and more international than ever, with a record 92 countries represented,” said Siff artistic director Carl Spence. “Adding to our diverse international line-up is our new programme, Culinary Cinema, which features 11 fantastic new films.
Galas and premieres include Max Landis’ directorial debut Me Him Her, Chris Evans in Before We Go, Jesse Eisenberg and Jason Segal in the Centerpiece Gala End Of The Tour . Inside Out, Mr. Holmes and [link »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jeremy Kay)
The 41st Seattle International Film Festival kicks off May 14 with 450 films from 92 countries.
Two comedies bookend the festival: “Spy,” starring Melissa McCarthy and directed by Paul Feig, will open the festivities, per a previous announcement, and “The Overnight,” starring Jason Schwartzman, Taylor Schilling, Judith Godrèche and Adam Scott, will screen on closing night.
Other galas, premieres and special presentations include Max Landis’ directorial debut “Me Him Her”; “Before We Go,” starring Chris Evans; “Circle,” starring Julie Benz; the Centerpiece Gala film “End of the Tour,” starring Jesse Eisenberg and Jason Segal.
Breaking down the lineup, the event includes a grand total of 193 features (plus four secret films), 70 documentaries, 19 archival films and 164 shorts. The festival will also tally up 49 world premieres (23 features, 26 shorts), 51 North American premieres (33 features, »
- Seth Kelley
Zachary Levi and guest on the Oscars' Red Carpet Zachary Levi at the Academy Awards Pictured above is Zachary Levi and a guest on the 83rd Academy Awards' Red Carpet this past Sunday, Feb. 27, just outside the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. At the Oscar ceremony, Zachary Levi and Mandy Moore performed "I See the Light," a Best Original Song nominee – music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Glenn Slater – from the animated feature Tangled. The 2011 Best Song winner turned out to be Randy Newman's "We Belong Together," from another animated feature, Toy Story 3 – last year's biggest domestic box office hit. Zachary Levi movies Below is a partial list of Zachary Levi films.* His movie debut took place in Mark Douglas Miller's comedy short Reel Guerrillas (2005), while his feature film debut was in a supporting role in John Whitesell's comedy Big Momma's House 2 (2006). Thor: The Dark World (2013). Director: Alan Taylor. »
- D. Zhea
The story of Victor Frankenstein and his monstrous creation has being brought to the big screen quite a few times before, and now it's director Paul McGuigan's (Lucky Number Slevin) to bring a new version of Mary Shelley's classic tale to life. Told from Igor's (Daniel Radcliffe) perspective, the screenplay comes from Chronicle writer Max Landis, and Empire have the first look at Radcliffe and James McAvoy as the titular mad scientist, giving us a great look at the gothic tone of the piece. Frankenstein is a story I love in all its forms (well, most at the very least), and I find myself looking forward to McGuigan's take on the tale. Released: October 2nd »
- email@example.com (Tom White)
Following the exciting presentation at CinemaCon last week, 20th Century Fox released some new details for their upcoming releases. Check out the official synopses along with some photos for all their 2015 and 2016 films.
During a manned mission to Mars, Astronaut Mark Watney (Matt Damon) is presumed dead after a fierce storm and left behind by his crew. But Watney has survived and finds himself stranded and alone on the hostile planet. With only meager supplies, he must draw upon his ingenuity, wit and spirit to subsist and find a way to signal to Earth that he is alive. Millions of miles away, Nasa and a team of international scientists work tirelessly to bring “the Martian” home, while his crewmates concurrently plot a daring, if not impossible, rescue mission. As these stories of incredible bravery unfold, »
- Michelle McCue
Even though Daniel Radcliffe may not be doing magic anymore, that hasn't stopped him from dabbling in the supernatural still. The actor has gone on to star in the gothic horror The Woman in Black and the bold fantasy thriller Horns, and now he's heading into familiar classic territory with Victor Frankenstein, which puts a new spin on Mary Shelley's original novel. James McAvoy plays the title doctor known for bringing a dead man back to life, and Radcliffe plays his sidekick Igor, without that trademark hump. Some first look photos have surfaced from the set, though they show the production as opposed to the story. Here's our first look at Paul McGuigan's Victor Frankenstein from Empire: Victor Frankenstein is directed by Paul Mcguigan ("Sherlock") and written by Max Landis (Chronicle). Inspired by Mary Shelly's classic tale, but told from Igor’s (Daniel Radcliffe of Harry Potter) perspective, »
- Ethan Anderton
Comic-Con International has announced the nominations for the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards for 2015. The nominees, chosen by a blue-ribbon panel of judges, highlight the wide range of material being published in comics and graphic novel form today, from companies big and small, in print and on line. The awards will be given out during a gala ceremony on Friday, July 10 during Comic-Con International: San Diego.
Best Short Story
“Beginning’s End,” by Rina Ayuyang, muthamagazine.com
“Corpse on the Imjin!” by Peter Kuper, in Masterful Marks: Cartoonists Who Changed the World (Simon & Schuster)
Best Single Issue (or One-Shot)
Beasts of Burden: Hunters and Gatherers, by Evan Dorkin »
- Luana Haygen
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