The End of the Tour

It’s been seven years since David Foster Wallace died, but his influence still lingers, and will for years to come. In The End of the Tour, Jesse Eisenberg plays a Rolling Stone journalist who reflects on the time he spent with the author (played by Jason Segel), shortly after Infinite Jest made him a literary rock star.

James Ponsoldt directed the film, and his knack for genuine, heartfelt drama shines through in the first The End of the Tour trailer. Check it out after the jump. Read More »

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Lex Luthor warsuit

Our first, and so far only official look at Lex Luthor in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice revealed that Jesse Eisenberg would be sporting the character’s classic chrome dome. But it didn’t reveal much else. We still don’t know how exactly he’ll fit into the story, or even what the rest of him will look like.

Now, however, a juicy new rumor suggests Eisenberg’s Lex will be borrowing some other aspects of the character’s comic book appearance as well — namely, his purple and green warsuit. Read all about the Lex Luthor warsuit rumor after the jump.  Read More »

American Ultra poster MTV

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 propose. Just as he’s about to do that, events start to unfold revealing his a sleeper agent, secret spy action character. Yes, Jesse Eisenberg’s character.

The film opens August 21 and the first still from the film has been revealed along with two character posters. Check out the first American Ultra posters and still below. Read More »

Batman v Superman trailer

Here’s the first full-length trailer for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and it sees the world of DC’s comic book heroes reeling from the aftereffects of Man of Steel.

As humanity struggles to come to terms with the presence of the godlike Superman (Henry Cavill) we hear a clamor of voices discussing the post-Superman world. Some sound like real-world quotes — are Charlie Rose and Neil deGrasse Tyson heard early on?  — while others, such as Jesse Eisenberg‘s Lex Luthor, are definitely unique residents of the DC Movie Universe.

And then there’s Jeremy Irons as Alfred, who is heard in voiceover after the rumbling dies down, and Ben Affleck, whose Batman looks incredibly huge even without armor. The confrontation promised by the movie’s title is teased with a question phrased as both a command, and a threat: “Tell me… do you bleed?”

Check out the Batman v Superman trailer below. Read More »

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When and where will Guardians of the Galaxy 2 shoot? How did it feel for Jesse Eisenberg to shave his head for Batman v Superman? What character details are there in some new Avengers: Age of Ultron write ups? Want to see two new Daredevil trailers? Has the latest version of War Machine from Age of Ultron been revealed? Who is rumored to be wanted to direct The Flash? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »

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For months we’ve wondered what Jesse Eisenberg was going to look like as Lex Luthor in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Would he be bald? Would he show some other distinguishing characteristic? Now, exactly one year until the release of the film, the first official image of Eisenberg in character is out, and he’s pretty much as expected:  Bald and mean. The pic also just shows a disembodied head so we don’t learn too much else beyond that. Check out the first Jesse Eisenberg Lex Luthor photo below.

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Adventureland

Woody Allen has been churning out films at a reliable rate of one per year since the ’80s, and apparently not even his first-ever TV series can slow him down. The director is getting the pieces together for his 2016 release, and has set Jesse Eisenberg, Bruce Willis, and Kristen Stewart to lead the ensemble.

Get what few details we have on the Woody Allen Kristen Stewart project after the jump. Read More »

end of the tour release date

Briefly: One of the best films of the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, James Ponsoldt‘s The End of the Tour, just got a release date. It’ll begin a limited release July 31 from A24, with an eye on an eventual Oscar run.

The film tells the true story of a days-long interview between literary sensation David Foster Wallace (Jason Segel, who has rarely been better) and Rolling Stone reporter David Lipsky (Jesse Eisenberg). We loved it at Sundance and you can read our review here. Thompson on Hollywood has a write up on how the summer release date won’t hurt its Oscar chances. Thoughts on The End of the Tour release date?

The End of the Tour review

Tom Hanks had Philadelpha, Jim Carrey had The Truman Show and now Jason Segel has The End of the Tour. It’s a powerhouse movie announcing to the world that this comedic actor is a dramatic force too. But that’s just one of the many, many good things that can be said about director James Ponsoldt’s fourth feature film.  Below, continue our End of the Tour review.

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