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13 Summer Movies that Deserve Oscar Nominations

2 September 2015 2:17 PM, PDT | 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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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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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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Lessons Learned This Summer At the Movies

31 August 2015 8:41 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Summer 2015 had a lot to offer, a lot to lose sleep over, and a lot to learn from. It gave us hope that the next summer could be even better, and that Hollywood blockbusters still have some life in them yet. Before back to school this month, here are nine lessons we took away from this summer at the movies.

Lesson #1: Mad Max: Fury Road reset the bar for action movies – Zach Dennis

In a summer overrun by dinosaurs and emotive minds, the real kings of the season busted through the Australian apocalypse on top of supercharged cars with a chrome-infused vengeance. In a summer where nostalgia boomed, a new film that will influence the future was born — and it was born on the Fury Road.

Good movies are invigorating, and nothing awoke everyone’s passion like Mad Max: Fury Road did. It wasn’t just classic fun tied »

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The underappreciated films of Jesse Eisenberg

27 August 2015 8:16 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

To salute the incoming arrival of American Ultra, we salute some underrated treats from Jesse Eisenberg's back catalogue...

When Jesse Eisenberg was announced as Lex Luthor in Batman Vs Superman: Dawn Of Justice, it made instant sense. Not because he was bald, not because he looks like or Gene Hackman or anything, but just because he’s one of those actors whose screen presence is so perfectly formed. You know exactly what they’re going for with their Luthor, just by Eisenberg’s name. It’s Mark Zuckerberg vs Superman, the supergod vs the awkward genius.

But that’s not the only big action movie he’s got coming up. First he’s going to be in American Ultra, a unique stoner/sci-fi mash-up where he stars alongside Kristen Stewart (it's released in the UK on September 4th). Eisenberg first really burst into our consciousness in 2009 and 2010, where »

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Still Time To See ‘End Of The Tour’

25 August 2015 8:01 PM, PDT | Leonard Maltin's Movie Crazy | See recent Leonard Maltin's Movie Crazy news »

I’m glad to have finally seen End of the Tour, and as it is still playing in theaters nationwide, I feel impelled to recommend it. It’s never too late to catch up with a film this special and satisfying. James Ponsoldt, who won me over with The Spectacular Now, adds another feather to his cap with his treatment of this challenging two-character piece, scripted by Donald Margulies. And I won’t soon forget the penetrating performances of Jason Segel and Jesse Eisenberg. Eisenberg plays David Lipsky, a writer who—upon hearing news of the suicide of David Foster Wallace in 2008—digs out the audiocassettes of his conversations with the author. With that, we flash back twelve years to the...

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- Leonard Maltin

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The End Of The Tour – The Review

20 August 2015 3:31 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Film makers wishing to explore the life of celebrated individuals can often be thwarted by the lack of material, particularly when said individual is a most private person who did not make themselves easily accessible. And often those closest, be they family or long-time friends “circle the wagons” around this potential cinematic subject. This may have been a big problem for the people behind this new film, a look at the all-too brief life of celebrated, but very private, writer David Foster Wallace. Fortunately access was granted via David Lipsky and his best seller “Although of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself”. But as you’ll see, this film is not the standard movie bio, not a “rags to riches”, birth to stardom tale. It’s the story of the friendship between the two Daves, struck up in just a few short days, specifically at The End Of The Tour. »

- Jim Batts

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Jennifer Love Hewitt and Ethan Embry are trying to get a Can't Hardly Wait reunion movie going

18 August 2015 11:36 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Jennifer Love Hewitt and Ethan Embry seem to be rallying support for a Can't Hardly Wait reunion movie.

The teen comedy named after a Replacements song has had an enduring appeal for the children of the 1990s over the last 17 years, but rumours of a sequel never really caught fire.

That could all change following a screening of the film at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery last weekend, where several cast members reunited.

Jennifer Love Hewitt led the charge for a revival after the screening, writing on Twitter: "Can't Hardly Wait reunion movie anyone? Let's get them to make it!"

Can't Hardly Wait reunion movie anyone? Let's get them to make it! pic.twitter.com/rI3XzLbzqD

Jennifer Love Hewitt (@TheReal_Jlh) August 16, 2015

Ethan Embry (Grace and Frankie) is also on board, although he cautioned The Huffington Post that any talk of a sequel is just "hypothetical".

"Of course, I would »

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Exclusive Clip: 'The End of the Tour'

18 August 2015 10:00 AM, PDT | Fandango | See recent Fandango news »

In 1996, following the publication of his masterpiece of American literature Infinite Jest, author David Foster Wallace (Jason Segel) embarked on a book tour, during which time he was interviewed by Rolling Stone reporter David Lipsky (Jesse Eisenberg). The interview, which lasted five days, turned Wallace into a literary celebrity. The End of the Tour tells the story of the time the two spent together during the five-day period. In this hilariously understated exclusive clip, Wallace...

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'Can't Hardly Wait' Cast Want a Reunion Movie

18 August 2015 8:54 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

In 2018, it will be 20 years since the Can't Hardly Wait gang threw their epic graduation party on the big screen. The cast think it's about time for a reunion movie, and now is as good a time as any to start the hype machine. Will we see Can't Hardly Wait 2 become a reality over the course of the next two years? Lead actors Jennifer Love Hewitt and Ethan Embry sure hope so.

It happened this year with Wet Hot American Summer, which returned in the form of a Netflix series. Like that movie, Can't Hardly Wait has continued to grow a strong cult following over the years. It stands as a perfect time capsule for the 90s, especially in terms of clothing, slang and the social structure of the teenage movement at that time. 90s nostalgia is about to reach its crescendo soon, and this may be the perfect sequel to get us there. »

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Win Run-Of-Engagement Passes To The End Of The Tour In St. Louis

17 August 2015 12:53 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Opening in St. Louis on Friday, August 21st, Wamg is giving away Run-Of-Engagement passes to The End Of The Tour.

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 audiotapes were packed away in Lipsky’s closet. The two men did not meet again.

The film is based on Lipsky’s critically acclaimed memoir “Although Of »

- Movie Geeks

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Miley Cyrus Blames Hannah Montana For Body Image Issues

14 August 2015 9:25 AM, PDT | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

Miley Cyrus blames Hannah Montana for her body image issues - HuffPost Celeb Rob Kardashian is doing what to lose weight? - Ok! Orlando Bloom shares details about Jennifer Aniston's wedding - Us Weekly Rihanna shares her brand-new "1988" ink - Et Blake Lively did what during labor? - Gossip Girl Jason Segel really wants an Oscar for The End of the Tour - Lainey Gossip Zayn Malik loves Minions and wants you to, too - BuzzFeed Jennifer Hudson's new hairstyle is amazingly perfect - People Why Uncle Jesse wanted the Olsen twins off Full House - The Frisky »

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Johnny Depp’s ‘Black Mass’ Joins Zurich Film Festival Lineup

14 August 2015 2:09 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

London — The Zurich Film Festival has added several titles to its Gala Premieres lineup, including “Black Mass,” starring Johnny Depp, “Colonia,” starring Emma Watson, and “Walk in the Woods,” starring Robert Redford.

Black Mass,” which is directed by Scott Cooper, is the true story of Whitey Bulger (Depp), a criminal who — with the help of the FBI — became one of the most powerful gangsters in the Boston underworld. It also stars Joel Edgerton, Benedict Cumberbatch and Dakota Johnson.

Colonia, which is helmed by Florian Gallenberger, also stars Daniel Bruehl and Michael Nyqvist. It is set in Chile in 1973. In the confusion of the military coup Daniel is abducted by the secret service and brought to the notorious Colonia Dignidad. His girlfriend Lena decides to join the mysterious community to save him.

Ken Kwapis’ “Walk in the Woods” also stars Nick Nolte, Nick Offerman and Emma Thompson. Bill Bryson (Redford) wants »

- Leo Barraclough

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Did UnREAL Hunk Cross the Line? No Angel Reunion on Suits? Pretty Little Moms Spinoff? And More TV Qs

7 August 2015 12:12 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

We’ve got questions, and you’ve (maybe) got answers! With another week of TV gone by, we’re lobbing queries left and right about shows including The Strain, UnREAL, Pretty Little Liars and Mr. Robot!

1 | Based on what Killjoys’ “Lucy” detailed about the timing of John’s return to the ship, can we deduce that the Dutch/D’av sex didn’t last much longer than “8 minutes, 29 seconds”?

RelatedCable Renewal Scorecard 2015: What’s Coming Back? What’s Cancelled? What’s on the Bubble?

2 | Is there a single stereotype that Disney Channel’s Bunk’D didn’t assign to its young Asian camper? »

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Exclusive 1:1 Interview: Jason Segel talks The End Of The Tour & Roomies!

6 August 2015 10:13 PM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

The End Of The Tour, starring Jason Segel as brilliant author David Foster Wallace and Jesse Eisenberg as Rolling Stone journalist David Lipsky, is getting major buzz, both for its fascinating story and its commanding lead performance from Segel.  Based on a true story, the film follows Lipsky as he spends five days living with and interviewing Wallace during the end of his national book tour. Though the men... Read More »

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People Are Livid About This Jumanji Remake, and We Don't Blame Them

6 August 2015 10:34 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Sony, back yourself up for a second. You're remaking Jumanji? Our palm is not wide enough for a face-palm that will serve this depressing news justice. We don't know why we're surprised; Hollywood is all about those reboots and it seems like every week a new beloved movie from our childhood is getting remade with a ridiculous cast/plot that makes our inner kid die a slow, painful death. If we hear about a FernGully remake starring Ariana Grande and Jason Segel then we're retiring from our job, society and life in general. Sony announced the news on Wednesday, and fans of the original Jumanji and fans of leaving beloved movies alone have been ranting every since. And we don't blame them one »

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Will Smith Boards Collateral Beauty

6 August 2015 6:51 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

Columbia Pictures

Less than a month after Hugh Jackman’s exit from the project, Collateral Beauty has found a replacement in Will Smith.

Smith will play a mild-mannered advertising executive battling with depression, requiring the aid of his friends and colleagues to snap him out of the sickness. Rooney Mara and Jason Segel are also attached, presumably as some of Smith’s saviours.

The project will be directed by Alfonso Gomez-Rejon (also behind next month’s much hyped Me, Earl & The Dying Girl) and is based on a screenplay by Allan Loeb (Just Go With It). Loeb’s script sold to PalmStar Media for a hefty $2.25 Million, so it should be no surprise development has promptly realigned with another A-lister.

Smith was considered the biggest movie star in the world not so long ago, but a string of flops including 2008’s Seven Pounds and 2013’s After Earth have somewhat diminished his brand. »

- Daniel Kelly

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Best of Late Night TV: Ice Cube's N.W.A Meanings and Michael B. Jordan's 'Friday Night Lights' Flashback

5 August 2015 11:55 PM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

If you're like us and value your sleep, you probably nodded off into your Ambien dreamland before the party started on post-prime time TV. Don't worry; we've got you covered. Here's the best of what happened last night on late night.

Ice Cube visited "The Tonight Show" to chat about "Straight Outta Compton," and while he couldn't say what N.W.A stands for, he did reveal what it doesn't stand for. Nine White Accountants, for example. Or, even more hilarious, Nickleback Was Awesome.

Meryl Streep and her daughter, Mamie Gummer, worked together on "Ricki and the Flash," but apparently Streep totally ignored her kid on set. Look, she didn't win all those awards by being nice.

Over on "Late Night," Jason Segel mused on what it was like to costar in a movie with dogs. Apparently, he had to "stuff his pants with salmon" to get the pups to be interested in him, »

- Mehera Bonner

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Forecast: 'Fantastic Four' Falls Apart

5 August 2015 8:01 PM, PDT | Box Office Mojo | See recent BoxOfficeMojo.com news »

Forecast Update: Making a breathtakingly bad $2,829 per screen, Fox's Fantastic Four made $11.3M on Friday (with Thursday screenings added). Unless the wheels fall completely off the vehicle that should put Fantastic on the road to a $27M weekend. The only consolation at this point is international (reports still to come in) and that the reboot did better than Pixels ($24M its opening weekend). That also opens the door, wide, for Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation to come in first place. The Gift is doing better than expected, making $4.12M in Friday totals (with only $585K of that from Thursday), placing it in the $10M range. That's better than The Box (which, for some reason, is the first movie we think of in association with this) which made $7.5M in 2009 ($8M adjusted to 2015 prices). Ricki and the Flash made $2.2M and looks to finish the weekend with $7.2M. That's half of the take of Hope Springs, »

- Keith Simanton <mail@boxofficemojo.com>

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Interview: Jason Segel on the Origins of ‘The End of the Tour’

5 August 2015 1:30 PM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – Jason Segel is a real mensch. The tall and angular actor is open, active and caring about his career, and he fulfills another part of his performance evolution in director James Ponsoldt’s “The End of the Tour.” Segel portrays author David Foster Wallace, when he appeared on behalf of his 1996 novel “Infinite Jest.”

The End of the Tour” focuses on four days in the life of Wallace, as a Rolling Stone magazine reporter named David Lipsky (Jesse Eisenberg) follows Wallace around as he makes one last stop on his book tour for “Infinite Jest.” It’s basically about the two men as they interact, jousting upon the issues in the book, Wallace’s choices in his modest lifestyle and how some encounters on the tour in Minnesota add another dynamic to their relationship.

Jason Segel as David Foster Wallace in ‘The End of the Tour

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- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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