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'American Ultra' screenwriter wonders whether original movies can succeed Despite some positive reviews (though critics appeared split on the film overall), American Ultra opened to a lower-than-expected weekend at the box office. The disappointing return was apparent enough from the first day that the film’s screenwriter, Max Landis, aired his worries about...

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American Ultra Review

IGN Movies - Fri, 2015-08-21 15:24

American Ultra Review The stoner comedy has a long, if not pedigreed, history. The unsuspecting super-agent espionage film has been done before as well. So, in this day of mash-ups and remixing, why not put the two genres together? American Ultra may be the answer to that question. In fact, a mash-up of stoner comedy and unsuspecting super-agent is a perfect description of this Max Landis written, Nima Nourizadeh directed film. Jesse Eisenberg is Mike Howell, a stoner who doesn't realize that he's actually a castoff from a secret government program.

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American Ultra Review

IGN Movies - Fri, 2015-08-21 15:24

American Ultra Review The stoner comedy has a long, if not pedigreed, history. The unsuspecting super-agent espionage film has been done before as well. So, in this day of mash-ups and remixing, why not put the two genres together? American Ultra may be the answer to that question. In fact, a mash-up of stoner comedy and unsuspecting super-agent is a perfect description of this Max Landis written, Nima Nourizadeh directed film. Jesse Eisenberg is Mike Howell, a stoner who doesn't realize that he's actually a castoff from a secret government program.

Lionsgate Mike (Jesse Eisenberg) works a dead-end job, spends his off hours getting high and has panic attacks whenever he even thinks about leaving the small town of Liman, West Virginia, and the only bright spot in his suckhole of a life is his girlfriend, Phoebe (Kristen Stewart), whose ridiculously forgiving nature has kept her by his side despite a long list of screw-ups.

Review: 'American Ultra': EW review Mike Howell (Jesse Eisenberg) is pretty much a loser: a feckless small-town stoner who spends his days drawing homemade comics behind the register at a near-deserted Cash ‘n’ Carry and his nights getting high and burning omelets in his dingy bungalow. But he has a beautiful girlfriend named Phoebe...B

Box Office: Looks Like "Shaun The Sheep" Will At Least Break Even

7:13 PM 8/16/2015 by Senh Duong
Shaun The Sheep
From one nearly perfectly reviewed animation to another, I will now discuss “Shaun The Sheep’s” performance at the box office. Most write-ups have used the word “disappointing” -- a few even used “tanking” -- to describe Aardman Animation’s latest stop-motion feature’s performance at the box office.

New Trailer For The Last Witch Hunter Vin Diesel's war on Witch massDo you know what it’s like to live forever? You may not, but Vin Diesel certainly does. At least in The Last Witch Hunter, which has just released its full trailer.The movie, directed by Breck Eisner, finds Diesel as an immortal warrior who ends up in present-day New York having to face down a powerful witch queen intent on unleashing a terrible plague that could wipe out the human race.His chief ally in the fight, however, is a female witch (Game Of Thrones’ Rose Leslie), who teams up with him to help take down the rising evil.

Live Forever & Hunt Forever With Vin Diesel In This Intense Trailer For THE LAST WITCH HUNTER The modern world holds many secrets, but the most astounding secret of all is that witches still live amongst us; vicious supernatural creatures intent on unleashing the Black Death upon the world. Armies of witch hunters battled the unnatural enemy across the globe for centuries, including KAULDER, a valiant warrior who managed to slay the all-powerful QUEEN WITCH, decimating her followers in the process. In the moments right before her death, the QUEEN curses KAULDER with her own immortality, forever separating him from his beloved wife and daughter in the afterlife.

This Week: Fooling around with The Affair, the clones keep coming in Orphan Black, and another dip into the Divergent series. ► Despite a rocky start, Showtime’s THE AFFAIR ended up being one of last year’s best new shows. The dodgy concept of showing two different versions of the same events every episode ‘Rashomon’-style grates at first, but... Read More...

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