New American Ultra trailer

Sleeper agents are terrifying when they’re enemy forces, but we love making heroes out of the home-grown version. (See: all those Bourne films.) But what about when the sleeper agent is a stoner working at a convenience store? In American Ultra, Jesse Eisenberg is that guy, and when he’s “activated” via a code phrase he finds himself killing strangers with spoons and freaking out his girlfriend, played by Kristen Stewart. But at least, as this new American Ultra trailer shows, all the violence also gives them the opportunity to enjoy a romantic bit of couples tazing. Read More »


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Batman v Superman Comic Con 2015

Thankfully, for fans anticipating Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, the footage that was shown to fans in Hall H at Comic-Con was a new trailer that was officially released online immediately after it premiere, and you can watch it right here.

But what fans weren’t easily able to see immediately was the panel (hosted by comedian Aisha Tyler) for the film that featured Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Gal Gadot, Jesse Eisenberg, Amy Adams, Jeremy Irons, Holly Hunter and director Zack Snyder. Thankfully, the entire panel for the first big screen meeting of The Dark Knight and The Man of Steel is now available for you to watch online.

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Batman v Superman Comic Con 2015

The big reveal for Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice at Comic-Con was a brand new trailer, showing off the first big screen meeting of The Dark Knight and Man of Steel. You can watch the extended peek of the movie right here, but there was also a whole panel for fans to soak up where some interesting tidbits were revealed, especially about Metropolis and Gotham City.

Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Gal Gadot, Jesse Eisenberg, Amy Adams, Jeremy Irons and Holly Hunter were all on hand for the panel, each with some interesting things to say about their characters, the legacy that comes with them, and much more. After the jump, find out everything we learned from the Batman v Superman Comic Con 2015 panel! Read More »

Batman v Superman photos

Comic-Con is nearly upon us, and you can bet Warner Bros. Pictures and DC Entertainment are going to bring out the big guns when they show off Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice in San Diego. Before that, the studio has released some new photos from the movie to hold fans over until the good stuff arrives next week.

The new photos from the first big-screen battle between The Dark Knight and The Man of Steel show us plenty of new stuff, including Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, but with a healthy mane of hair; a shot of Batman in his steel suit with the bat signal; Superman (Henry Cavill) being worshiped by a crowd; and a couple shots of Ben Affleck as Bruce Wayne, one of which also has Gal Gadot as Diana Prince. Check out the new Batman v Superman photos below!

Update: High-res versions of these photos have been released; you can see those below.

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Eisenberg Stewart American Ultra

Last summer, on the New Orleans set of American Ultra, a bunch of other journalists and I played a game. Lionsgate allowed us to tweet about being on the set of the film – which is a rarity on a set visit – and the results were astounding. You see, American Ultra stars Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart. And Stewart has a massive and rabid online following. With every tweet about being on set, we’d see who get get the most interaction, the most retweets and favorites. It was fun and I believe the winner was someone who got numbers well into the three hundreds.

You can read our full report from the set of American Ultra here but, below, you can read a transcription of the group’s interview with Eisenberg and Stewart. You get to read their playful interactions, fascinating insights and most importantly – thoughts on the film, which opens August 21. Check it out below. Read More »

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American Ultra isn’t an easy movie to summarize. From its tone to its genre, the film lives and breathes because it rides a fine line between action, comedy, and romance. In fact, it seems the only truth on the set of American Ultra is that Wal-Mart is a great place to find deadly weapons.

Directed by Nima Nourizadeh and written by Max Landis, American Ultra stars Jesse Eisenberg as Mike, a West Virginia stoner who just wants to marry the love of his life. That’s Phoebe, played by Kristen Stewart. Things are moving towards this end until Mike is revealed as a deep-cover, highly-trained CIA agent. Suddenly, everyone is out to kill him.

Bourne with a bong this is not, however. Landis, Eisenberg, Stewart and everyone down to the prop-master and make-up effects team stand by the fact American Ultra is really a sweet, interesting, realistic romance. It just so happens to have insane action centered on an unassuming Oscar-nominee.

American Ultra opens August 21. Below read about our May 2014 American Ultra set visit, featuring Eisenberg kicking ass in a mega mart, and see two brand new posters. Read More »

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Note: This is my final Superhero Bits. Thank you all for taking this ride with me for 869 columns. Starting Monday, Angie Han will be taking over the mantle. Now, on to the Bits!

Has Mark Millar cast the lead in Superior? How does Jesse Eisenberg describe Lex Luthor in Batman v Superman? Is that film the most anticipated of 2016? Are the reviews good for Batman: Arkham Knight? What Captain America LEGO is a Comic-Con exclusive? And is Jai Courtney complimentary about Jared Leto‘s work in Suicide Squad? Read about all that and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »

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Think of the most unlikely action hero ever and the name Jesse Eisenberg might come up. Which is exactly why the red band trailer for American Ultra is so surprising. Directed by Nima Nourizadeh (Project X) and written by Max Landis (Chronicle), American Ultra is about a young man (Eisenberg) who wants to propose to his girlfriend (Kirsten Stewart) but is then revealed to be a sleeper agent, super spy. The main difference between him and other spies though is he’s a huge stoner, slacker.

Co-starring Topher Grace, Connie Britton, John Leguizamo and others, American Ultra opens August 21. Check out the first American Ultra trailers below.

UPDATEWe’ve added a green band trailer to go along with Thursdays red band. Read More »

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 »