1-20 of 51 items from 2015 « Prev | Next »
Before Jesse Eisenberg is seen head shaved and ready to take down superheroes within the DC universe in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, he dons the long locks with Kristen Stewart as they embrace their inner stoner assassins with Nima Nourizadeh's (Project X) late summer action-comedy American Ultra. To see the Adventureland couple reunite on screen before they buddy up again in Woody Allen's next project, the first trailers, one red band, the other green, have come online. American Ultra has an admittedly fun concept, although the most interesting aspect of this project, at least to me, is that it comes from Max Landis's pen. I didn't even know this was the case until I looked up the film's details, though. Also starring John Leguizamo, Connie Britton and Topher Grace, it centers on a young stoner (Eisenberg) set to be engaged to his fellow stoner girlfriend »
- Will Ashton
"American Ultra Trailers: Jesse Eisenberg is The Stoned Identity" was originally published on Film School Rejects for our wonderful readers to enjoy. It is not intended to be reproduced on other websites. If you aren't reading this in your favorite RSS reader or on Film School Rejects, you're being bamboozled. We hope you'll come find us and enjoy the best articles about movies, television and culture right from the source. »
- Christopher Campbell
"Adventureland" co-stars Kristen Stewart and Jesse Eisenberg must be high -- really high -- on pretending they're in love, since they're back at it in "American Ultra." A new red band trailer was just release and it's pretty trippy, with Eisenberg playing a "stoned cold killer" (groan!) with Stewart as his girlfriend. It actually looks much better than it probably should, and since it co-stars Connie Britton, Topher Grace, Walton Goggins, Bill Pullman, Tony Hale, and a bunch of other random people we'd never expect to see in a stoner comedy, we're down for a viewing.
If you're wondering what makes this a red band trailer, there are a few f-bombs, mention of a titty bar, and of course drug talk. Check it out:
Got the munchies yet? "American Ultra" opens August 21.
Want more stuff like this? Like us on Facebook. »
- Gina Carbone
The last time Kristen Stewart and Jesse Eisenberg played love interests - in 2009's Adventureland - there was magic, nostalgia, and warm fuzzies. Now, in their indie comedy reunion, American Ultra, the magic is back in the form of chemistry, but instead of a sweet love story, this is a bonkers secret-agent comedy about two stoners. Stewart and Eisenberg are the two almost-engaged stoners, whose tranquil life of chilling out is interrupted when it's discovered that Eisenberg's character, Mike, is actually a deadly undercover agent. It's much funnier and more ridiculous when you actually watch the trailer, and it has the bonus of costars Connie Britton, John Leguizamo, and Topher Grace, all of whom have memorable bits in this brief look. American Ultra was written by Chronicle's Max Landis and comes out Aug. 21, so check out the Nsfw trailer now. »
Mike (Eisenberg) and Phoebe’s (Stewart) small-town stoner existence is shaken to the core when Mike’s past comes back to haunt him. As a sleeper agent, he is activated by a mysterious government alliance (led by Connie Britton and Topher Grace) with the intent to wipe him out. Written by Chronicle-writer Max Landis, the movie co-stars John Leguizamo, Walton Goggins, Bill Pullman, and Tony Hale. Expect lots of laughs, explosions, and stoner comedy in the movie which rolls into theatres on August 21st.
As you could have guessed, this stoner flick contains mature subject matter and adult language, so watch the red band trailer at your own discretion (Nsfw). Scroll down to see two character posters for Eisenberg and Stewart below: »
- Rachel West
The Nsfw trailer, replete with expletives and explosions, reveals that Eisenber’s stoner character is actually a secret agent who doesn’t realize he’s a secret agent until he becomes the target of a government operation to wipe him out.
“There’s nothing more dangerous than a stoned cold killer,” the trailer advises.
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. Stewart plays Eisenberg’s small-town girlfriend; Topher Grace and Connie Britton also star.
- Dave McNary
This is no Adventureland. Kristen Stewart and Jesse Eisenberg team up again for American Ultra, a film that follows "activated" secret agent Eisenberg as he kills his way to protect his girlfriend (Stewart). Similar to their amusement park-based first film together, these two are still smoking and doing a heck of a lot of drugs. This time, however, they're not working at a theme park and instead are getting caught up in murder, espionage and other spy-filled activities. Sounds like a good time, right?! Not for these two! The first, Nsfw trailer, released by Yahoo, follows Mike and Phoebe as their lives—and relationship—hit a severely bumpy road as Mike discovers he's a sleeper »
I don’t think this is a sequel to Adventureland.
The first trailer for American Ultra is out and it stars Jesse Eisenberg as a stoner who finds out that he is a trained spy. The film also stars Kristen Stewart, Walton Goggins, Connie Britton, Bill Pullman, Topher Grace, and Tony Hale.
Directed by Project X helmer Nima Nourizadeh, this looks like it wants to fit into the absurd action/comedy genre that Pineapple Express, This is the End, and 21 Jump Street fit into. It didn’t seem like it was taking itself too seriously, and if it can find that right mood, it could work much like Pineapple Express did with Seth Rogen and James Franco.
The premise is a little absurd, but these two actors have shown chemistry together on Adventureland and this looks like a wild film that could work with the right tone.
American Ultra opens »
- Zach Dennis
We got a couple of posters two weeks back, and now the first teaser trailer has arrived online for director Nima Nourizadeh’s upcoming comedy American Ultra, which reunites Adventureland stars Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart.
“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
I have seen the future of action-comedy… and its name is American Ultra. That may be a bit of an exaggeration, but there’s no getting past how smashing the first red-band trailer for the August pic really is. Starring Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart as stoners caught up in a government operation to wipe out Eisenberg’s seemingly hapless cashier, the movie looks like the pothead’s answer to Chuck (one of my favorite series of all time), with Eisenberg’s protagonist realizing he has built-in training that makes him a lethal weapon given the right circumstances.
I put it on my list of must-see movies this summer, and after watching the trailer above, maybe you can understand why.
- Isaac Feldberg
Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart seem to have a good thing going. They paired up in "Adventureland," and this summer they'll shoot Woody Allen's next feature, but for their next project together, the duo are going for genre thrills. The first trailer for "American Ultra" has arrived. Directed by "Project X" helmer Nima Nourizadeh, which already guarantees a certain level of energy, the movie follows stoner and equally chill girlfriend, who find their lives turned upside down when his past comes back to haunt him in the form of a government operation set to wipe him out. Yikes. So a stoner/action/comedy/thriller? Okay, we're intrigued. Too bad the title "Adventureland" was already taken... Co-starring Walton Goggins, Connie Britton, Bill Pullman, Topher Grace, and Tony Hale, the film opens on August 21st. Watch below. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
In true stoner fashion, the upcoming cannabis-centric cinematic slacker project, American Ultra missed a more apropos 4/20 unveiling of material by nearly a month. However, more details about its plot have now finally been revealed. The main cast, reuniting Adventureland couple Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart, apparently looks to be going on a baked, genre-bending romp. In a report by MTV News unveiling the first image and posters from the film, a rundown of the movie.s plot is also provided, setting up the crazy adventure. American Ultra features Jesse Eisenberg.s Mike as, you guessed it, a slacker/stoner type wandering aimlessly in a weed-fogged ambivalence. The only thing he has going in his life, besides a ton of Thc, is his girlfriend, Kristen Stewart.s Phoebe. However, in a bizarre call to the hero.s journey that even Joseph Campbell couldn.t have possibly imagined, Mike discovers that he »
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
Judging by the first posters for Nima Nourizadeh’s genre mash-up American Ultra, Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart are a long way from the idyllic, low-key setting of Adventureland. For the atypical comedy, the stars will play Mike and Phoebe, respectively, two laid-back stoners who will act as the crux of Ultra‘s tale of love, lust and eccentric hair.
MTV debuted our first look at the dramedy, and the outlet also sat down to talk with Nourizadeh about the creative process behind the film and how it’s proven to be a difficult butterfly to pin when it comes to actually pitching the concept during marketing.
“You start with this kind of like sweet love story. I don’t want to turn people off with that, but what’s really unique about this movie is the fact that it’s like this kind of crazy action-comedy, but really at »
- Michael Briers
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
Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart last teamed together on Adventureland and in they will be working together again on Woody Allen's next movie, but later this year we'll see them in their second project together, American Ultra, from Project X director Nima Nourizadeh. The duo play a pair of stoners whose 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. Clearly, based on the first two posters for the film, the couple are a pair of stoners and Nourizadeh describes the situation to MTV saying, "His world just gets turned upside down and he starts to realize who he actually is," he continued. "For a lot of the movie, he's just like unaware of what's going on, why these people are trying to kill him, and he soon finds out. It's just this weird sort of entertaining, »
- Brad Brevet
This summer, "Adventureland" buds Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart are finding a new, uh, adventure, with "American Ultra." And in a much different tone from that aforementioned coming-of-age comedy, this one will find them as a pair of stoners who wind up on the run when the government puts their sights on them. The movie is from the director of "Project X," Nima Nourizadeh," and he tells MTV this is more than just a run 'n gun tale. “You start with this kind of like sweet love story,” he explained. “I don’t want to turn people off with that, but what’s really unique about this movie is the fact that it’s like this kind of crazy action-comedy, but really at the core there is this like romance and there’s this love story where all he wants to do is to propose to her. Really if you look at it, »
- Kevin Jagernauth
The bright, brilliant fashion of the 1980s has often been captured on film – the over-the-top nature of the clothes lends itself beautifully to cinema, with some of the most iconic outfits of all time captured in this era. To celebrate the home entertainment release of A Most Violent Year, in which Jessica Chastain showcases an incredible array of 1980s-era Armani, we take a look at other films which demonstrate the fashion of the decade.
Richard Ayoade’s comedy drama stars Craig Roberts as 15 year-old Oliver Tate, who has two major ambitions – to lose his virginity to the beautiful Jordana (Yamin Paige), and to save his parents’ rocky relationship (a task made all the more difficult when his mother’s ex-lover reappears in their lives). Costume designer Charlotte Walters does a brilliant job of capturing the wonderfully quirky take on the classic coming-of-age tale, dressing the young cast in a wonderful array of duffle coats, »
- Jazmine Sky Bradley
Since her rapid ascent to fame as The Twilight Saga's leading lady, Kristen Stewart has had something of a rough time when it comes to her professional and public life. It's bad enough having the latter combed over in fine detail, but when your talent is called into question, that must sting all the more.
But here's the thing about Kristen Stewart. She isn't a bad actress in the slightest. In fact, right now she's on the kind of under-the-radar hot streak that suggests she's destined for real career longevity. Twilight, now receding into the cultural distance, was never the finest example of a franchise that fostered great acting work, and Stewart suffered as audiences naturally connected her with sullen on-screen alter-ego Bella Swan.
Over the last 18 months Stewart's big screen work has seen her take on a trio of diverse roles that have smartly distanced her from anything vampire-related. »
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
1-20 of 51 items from 2015 « Prev | Next »
IMDb.com, Inc. takes no responsibility for the content or accuracy of the above news articles, Tweets, or blog posts. This content is published for the entertainment of our users only. The news articles, Tweets, and blog posts do not represent IMDb's opinions nor can we guarantee that the reporting therein is completely factual. Please visit the source responsible for the item in question to report any concerns you may have regarding content or accuracy.See our NewsDesk partners