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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 »
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The sequel sees the return of the Barden Bellas who have to compete in the A Cappella World Championships after scandals threaten to disband their legacy. The film, which was released in May, has made over $280 million worldwide including its huge $69 million opening weekend.
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Pitch Perfect 2 is packed with more original musical arrangements, memorable one-liners and offbeat romance as the original’s most beloved characters fight to regain their former glory on a worldwide stage facing off against the toughest competition on the planet. Hysterical behind-the-scenes bonus features, never-before-seen deleted footage, all-new musical performances and a hilarious gag reel make »
- Scott J. Davis
The fabulous Bellas of Barden University are back to compete in the World Championships of A Cappella after a scandal threatens their legacy in Pitch Perfect 2. The high-spirited sequel to the movie that sparked a worldwide phenomenon is coming to Digital HD on September 1st and Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand September 22 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Pitch Perfect 2 is packed with more original musical arrangements, memorable one-liners and offbeat romance as the original's most beloved characters fight to regain their former glory on a worldwide stage facing off against the toughest competition on the planet. Hysterical behind-the-scenes bonus features, never-before-seen deleted footage, all-new musical performances and a hilarious gag reel make Pitch Perfect 2 a must own on Blu-ray and DVD.
The action-comedy’s trailer, replete with expletives and gun play, reveals that Eisenberg’s stoner character is actually a highly trained secret agent who doesn’t realize he’s a secret agent until he becomes the target of a government operation to wipe him out.
He’s set into motion by a CIA operative calling him “Cherry Progressive” at a convenience store, followed by his killing two operatives with a spoon. “I have a lot of anxiety about this,” he tells his girlfriend, portrayed by Stewart.
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. Topher Grace and Connie Britton also star.
“Ultra” re-teams Stewart and Eisenberg six years after they »
- Dave McNary
Today we have a new trailer for the upcoming "American Ultra" action comedy, starring Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart. Check it 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. Trailer: »
Lionsgate has released the second trailer for their upcoming action-comedy American Ultra, arriving in theaters August 21. The trailer actually expands upon a new movie clip that was released last week, which took place after the seemingly-hapless stoner Mike (Jesse Eisenberg) killed two men. We get to see what actually happens that leads up to this killing, and how Mike gets 'activated' as a sleeper agent.
The trailer sets up the premise that the government has been conducting secret experiments to create "super soldiers," with a number of sleeper agents living among us in plain sight, unaware of their actual abilities. We then see Mike working at a convenience store when a mysterious woman (Connie Britton) says a few key phrases that activate this agent, leading to him killing two men who are "doing stuff" to his car. Kristen Stewart also stars as Mike's girlfriend Phoebe, who gets caught in the middle of all the action. »
For a film that's still a month away, it seems American Ultra has had more than its share of promotion and today a new trailer and the film's poster arrives. The film stars Kristen Stewart and Jesse Eisenberg with Eisenberg playing Mike Howell, a dopey, shaggy-haired store clerk about to pop the question to his girlfriend, Pheobe (Stewart), when the clandestine government operation that has totally Manchurian Candidated him to be a super-soldier comes calling. The major buzzkill turns into actual kills as Mike must defend himself from enemy agents and stay sober enough to rescue Phoebe, too. Project X helmer Nima Nourizadeh directs with Walt Goggins, Connie Britton, John Leguizamo, Bill Pullman, Topher Grace and Tony Hale co-starring. The film hits theatres on August 21, check out the trailer and poster below. sb id="1545011" height="360" width="640" »
- Brad Brevet
The wonderfully high concept American Ultra is showing all the promise of a sleeper Summer hit, with everything we see of the Max Landis (Chronicle) scripted, Nima Nourizadeh (Project X) directed stoner comedy/action thriller hybrid being soooo much fun. Case in point, this new clip, which sees the aftermath of the future Lex Luthor Jesse Eisenberg’s deadly efficiency with a spoon. 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, 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. »
- email@example.com (Tom White)
After debuting two new posters at Comic-Con last week, Lionsgate has unveiled a clip from their upcoming action-comedy American Ultra. The scene features Phoebe (Kristen Stewart), hard at work at her bail bonds office, who gets a call from her boyfriend Mike (Jesse Eisenberg). He's freaking out at his convenience store job after killing two people with a spoon. While begging Phoebe to come over, Mike explains how he killed these assailants, and it's pretty gruesome. Then, even more trouble arrives. It's the police!
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 »
Watching this latest clip from the upcoming action comedy American Ultra – in which actor Jesse Eisenberg depicts some extreme anxiety – it’s impossible not to wonder whether he had this exact reaction when he realized he had recently compared the San Diego Comic-Con with genocide. He has, evidently, been on a steep learning curve in terms of dealing with movie promotion, so hopefully his efforts on behalf of this new movie will feature fewer references to horrific international war crimes, and more emphasis on the actual project at hand – not least because this one might need some talking up.
Directed by Nima Nourizadeh (Project X), and written by Max Landis (Chronicle), the film centres on Mike Howell (Eisenberg), who is a renowned stoner, wanting to marry his stoner girlfriend, Phoebe (Kristen Stewart). He has no recollection of the fact that he is, in fact, a highly skilled government agent who »
- Sarah Myles
Broad Green Pictures announced today a partnership with Denver & Delilah and Foundation Features to produce and finance Brain On Fire, a film based on Susannah Cahalan’s critically acclaimed memoir Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness, which was first published in 2012 and quickly became a New York Times bestseller.
The film will be directed by Gerard Barrett (Glassland, Pilgrim Hill). Charlize Theron, A.J. Dix and Beth Kono of Denver & Delilah, and Rob Merilees and Lindsay Macadam of Foundation Features are producing.
The film will star Chloë Grace Moretz (If I Stay, Kick-Ass), Jenny Slate (Obvious Child) and Thomas Mann (Me and Earl and the Dying Girl, Project X). Principal photography will begin July 13 in Vancouver and the film is set for release in 2016.
Brain On Fire follows Cahalan (Moretz), a rising journalist at the New York Post who mysteriously starts having seizures and hearing voices. As weeks go »
- Michelle McCue
In addition to Steve’s on-set interview with stars Kristen Stewart and Jesse Eisenberg, Lionsgate has provided us with a trio of new images and two trippy posters from the action-comedy American Ultra to share with our readers today. Written by Chronicle scribe Max Landis and directed by Nima Nourizadeh (Project X), the film revolves around a stoner (Eisenberg) and his girlfriend (Stewart) who find their lives disrupted when a government operation descends upon their small town with the aim of wiping the stoner out, who is in fact a sleeper agent. The excellent first trailer and these new images certainly play up the fact that Eisenberg and Stewart’s characters get very bruised and bloodied over the course of the film, and indeed we saw in the trailer that the actors weren’t afraid to get their hands dirty. Additionally, the posters play up the film's stoner vibe. Check »
- Adam Chitwood
When director Nima Nourizadeh’s (Project X) action-comedy American Ultra was filming in New Orleans in May last year, I got to visit the set with a few other reporters. Written by Chronicle scribe Max Landis, the story finds a stoner/sleeper agent (Jesse Eisenberg) and his girlfriend’s (Kristen Stewart) life are disrupted when a government operation descends upon their small town with the aim of wiping the stoner out. This is the first time Eisenberg and Stewart have worked together since Greg Mottola’s underrated coming-of-age drama, Adventureland. American Ultra also stars Walton Goggins, Connie Britton, Bill Pullman, Topher Grace and Tony Hale. While on set I got to watch some filming and talk to most of the cast and filmmakers. In the coming weeks I’ll have a lot more on the cool-looking film, but for now I wanted to share the on set interview with Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart. »
- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub
From Zoolander 2 to 23 Jump Street, with 100s in-between. Here's our rundown of the assorted movie sequels in the works...
Think Hollywood is bereft of original ideas? You just might after this. Here's our look at the assorted movie sequels currently in the works. Since we last did a list like this, we've dropped films that seem to have died a death - Wanted 2, Spring Breakers 2 - but we'll keep this rundown up to date over the coming month.
Without further ado...
23 Jump Street
Sony is pressing ahead with a third Jump Street movie, as well as a possible Jump Street vs Men In Black film, and a female-headlined spin-off. For 23 Jump Street specifically, Rodney Rothman is back and working on the script (he wrote the second one). It's unclear yet if Chris Miller and Phil Lord can find breathing space in their schedule to direct. Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill are both expected back, »
The Sundance favorite didn’t set any records, but Fox Searchlight, the studio behind the tearjerker about a high school cinephile who befriends a cancer-stricken classmate, insists it is pleased with the film’s performance.
“We felt the film was strong enough to go in the summer,” said Frank Rodriguez, senior vice president of distribution at Searchlight. “There was no indication [‘Jurassic World’] would do $200 million, and that kind of sucked up all the air, but there was still space for us and we got the press and reviews we needed.”
“Me and Earl and the Dying Girl” debuted in six markets and 15 theaters to a respectable $210,000, representing a per-screen average of $14,000. Rodriguez likened those results to the $116,666 and $19,444 per-screen to which “Napoleon Dynamite »
- Brent Lang
As Alfonso Gomez-Rejon‘s Sundance title hits theaters this weekend, buzz won’t let up for the coming-of-age drama staring Thomas Mann and Olivia Cooke. Mann (“Project X”) serves as unreliable narrator Greg in the wrenching drama, as he befriends a classmate stricken with leukemia (Cooke), learning as much about himself as he does the dying girl of the title. Without the benefit of a major movie star or a bestselling novel as source material, as the similarly themed “Fault In Our Stars” had, “Me and Earl” holds up with beautiful performances, score and direction from Gomez-Rejon. Also Read: 'What's »
- Jeff Sneider
Chicago – Every so often, a movie makes a huge splash in the ocean of releases, and “Me and Earl and the Dying Girl” is a prime example. Both the jury winner and the audience favorite at the Sundance Film Festival, the film features Thomas Mann (Me), Rj Cyler (Earl) and Olivia Cooke (Dying Girl) as the title characters.
The film is a celebration of sorts, even though the sword hanging over the proceedings is the Dying Girl. In understanding the feelings the characters have when confronted with a young girl’s demise, there are layers stripping away in their emotions. Director Alfonso-Gomez Rejon also creates an homage to the history of cinema, as the two male characters are film savants. Combine all these elements in an almost symbolic sense, and “Me and Earl and the Dying Girl” is about life itself.
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Adam Fendelman)
Thomas Mann is an actor on the cusp. Think of Miles Teller right before the release of “The Spectacular Now” or Michael B. Jordan before “Fruitvale Station.” Once “Me and Earl and the Dying Girl” hits theaters over the course of the next month, the 23-year-old actor is going to find himself busier than ever. Of course, Mann’s mug may be familiar to many moviegoers. He starred in the hit comedy “Project X” ($102 million worldwide) and had supporting roles in “Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters” and “Beautiful Creatures.” “Earl,” which won both the Grand Jury and Audience Awards at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, is on a completely different level. Based on Jesse Andrews' novel, “Me and Earl” centers on Greg (Mann), a Pittsburgh area high school senior whose life takes a turn after his mom (Connie Britton) pushes him to hang out with a family friend and classmate, »
- Gregory Ellwood
Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart join forces again in a new kind of ‘Adventureland’ – this time with Eisenberg as an ultimate secret agent stoner who unknowingly becomes the ultimate target for the American Government.
Written by Max Landis (Chronicle) and directed by Nima Nourizadeh (Project X), American Ultra tells the story of 24-hour convenience store clerk Mike (Eisenberg) who, on the eve of proposing to his stoner girlfriend Phoebe (Stewart), is waylaid by a woman called Victoria (Connie Britton) who activates Mike’s killer instincts.
Realising Mike is a liability, the American Government set out to eliminate the stoned cold killer. When Phoebe is kidnapped, Mike turns into a one man killing machine to save her.
American Ultra opens in UK cinemas on August 28.
- Sacha Hall
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
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