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‘Batman v Superman’: Jesse Eisenberg’s Lex Luthor isn’t bald; standalone Batman movie rumoured for 2019

Because the internet abhors a Batman vacuum, here are a couple of rumours circling Warner Bros’ upcoming superhero flick Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. First up, Jesse Eisenberg’s Lex Luthor will apparently not be bald in the film, a source tells Batman News (precisely where one should turn for that kind of information). The […]

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Man of Steel sequel officially titled ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’

For the longest time, that Man of Steel sequel has been devoid of a title, and we’ve just gone around calling it Batman vs. Superman. Well, it seems the makers have listened, revealing the official title as Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. The Dawn of Justice part is new – and terrible – but at […]

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Mama drama – Why Stop Now review

By Richard Haridy February 19, 2014 Comedy and drama are two elements notoriously hard to successfully blend. Why Stop Now is a classic example of a film that fails to find a cohesive tone, jarringly bouncing between comedy and drama as it rushes towards a disappointingly insincere “happy” ending. Jesse Eisenberg plays Eli, a piano […]

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Jesse Eisenberg is our new Lex Luthor

Warner Bros. has revealed Jesse Eisenberg will play Lex Luthor in their upcoming – and still untitled – Batman vs. Superman movie. Eisenberg is certainly a surprise pick to play Superman’s nemesis, especially considering Bryan Cranston and Joaquin Phoenix had both been rumoured to be circling the part. Still, it should amount to an interesting departure for the iconic comic character. […]

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Teaser Debut: The Double

Richard Ayoade’s second film, The Double, gets a trailer, and it looks as far from his debut Submarine as one could possibly get. Based on a novella by literary grandmaster Dostoevsky, The Double stars Jesse Eisenberg as an awkward young man who works a menial office job. As he becomes more and more invisible to […]

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Louis Leterrier returning to direct Now You See Me 2

Now You See Me, the unexpected hit of the season, has a sequel on the way, and director Louis Leterrier will return to helm it, Coming Soon reports. Smashing box offices around the world, Now You See Me has reminded studios that audiences don’t necessarily need giant robots or mass urban carnage to have a […]

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The art of distraction – Now You See Me review

By Jess Lomas August 7, 2013 In Now You See Me, director Louis Leterrier attempts to make magic out of a lacklustre screenplay, but not even a star studded cast can save his feature from imploding as it nears its final trick. FBI agent Dylan Rhodes (Mark Ruffalo) and Interpol agent Alma Dray (Melanie Laurent) […]

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Poster Debut: Now You See Me

Now You See Me is a soon to be released thriller based around the world of magic, yet its first poster is strangely subdued. From action director Louis Leterrier (The Transporter, Clash Of The Titans), this heist film follows a group of big name magicians who manage to pull off a huge bank robbery as […]

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Life is bearable – To Rome With Love review

To Rome With Love – Starring Woody Allen, Judy Davis, and Roberto Benigni. Directed by Woody Allen. Rated M. By Simon Miraudo. The release of a new Woody Allen film is a special event in the sense that each breath is a special event; we’re used to them, we assume the next one isn’t far behind, […]

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Trailer Debut: Why Stop Now

Perhaps there are no better foils for the tightly-wound Jesse Eisenberg than crazy-speech-giving Melissa Leo and the notorious Tracy Morgan. Thankfully, that is precisely the trio sharing screen time in new comedy Why Stop Now. The Philip Dorling and Ron Nyswaner directed flick debuted at Sundance, where it was subsequently picked up by IFC Films. Eisenberg […]

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Trailer Debut: To Rome With Love

The trailer for Woody Allen‘s recently retitled Italian adventure To Rome With Love has arrived online, displaying a stark change of direction for the famed writer-director. Kidding! Allen fans will find much to love here, from the presence of neurotic Woody himself, to the young supporting cast of Jesse Eisenberg, Greta Gerwig, Ellen Page, and […]

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Woody Allen’s Nero Fiddled gets a title change

Woody Allen‘s follow-up to his biggest ever hit, Midnight in Paris, has undergone a title change. Bid farewell to Nero Fiddled, and say ‘Buon giorno’ to To Rome With Love. Sony Pictures Classics issued a statement (though Variety first broke the news) in which the studio explained their reasoning for ditching the previous title. “Nero Fiddled, while an appropriate and humorous phrase […]

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Eisenberg and Wasikowska join Ayoade’s Submarine follow-up

Jesse Eisenberg and Mia Wasikowska have joined the cast of director Richard Ayoade‘s upcoming film The Double, THR reports. A loose adaptation of Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s darkly comic novella of the same name, Eisenberg will play a man “driven to near breakdown by the appearance of his doppelganger”. Though Ayoade is best known for playing Moss […]

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Zombieland: the TV show!

Wondering whatever happened to that long-gestating sequel to Zombieland? Turns out, the producers and original writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick have been spending their time setting up a half-hour TV version instead. According to Vulture, talks are progressing nicely with Fox Broadcasting and Sony Pictures Television, and we could see the series as early […]

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Jesse Eisenberg to play young genius … again

As if Jesse Eisenberg wasn’t already in danger of being typecast. The ‘berg is set to star as Evan Kohlmann – the real-life 23-year-old counterterrorism expert – in a new film from his Social Network producer Scott Rudin. According to Deadline, The Messenger‘s Oren Moverman will adapt Kohlmann’s exploits from Wesley Yang’s New York Magazine […]

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Baldwin and Eisenberg joining Woody Allen’s latest?

Woody Allen has never had any trouble recruiting actors for his films, and that streak won’t be broken by his upcoming feature. According to Deadline, Alec Baldwin has signed on to star in Allen’s currently-untitled, Rome-set new movie. Although there aren’t many details available, the Allen-esque Jesse Eisenberg is said to be in contention for […]

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Young folks – The Social Network review

The Social Network – Starring Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield and Armie Hammer. Directed by David Fincher. Rated M. By Simon Miraudo. “They [Young People] have exalted notions, because they have not been humbled by life or learned its necessary limitations…They overdo everything – they love too much, hate too much, and the same with everything […]

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The Social Network trailer debut

You’ve seen the poster. Now watch the trailer! Here is your first “look” at David Fincher‘s The Social Network, or as it will now and forever be known, ‘The Facebook Movie’. “Trailer” might be a generous designation for what this clip really is; it’s more of an audio clip with subtle visual aids. Sony/Columbia should […]

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The Social Network poster debut

The poster for David Fincher‘s upcoming film The Social Network, based on the controversial beginnings of Facebook, has debuted online. Click to embiggen. The film is based upon Ben Mezrich’s book The Accidental Billionaires: The Founding of Facebook, a Tale of Sex, Money, Genius and Betrayal. It follows Mark Zuckerberg (Jesse Eisenberg), the young savant […]

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Inhuman behaviour – Zombieland review

Zombieland – Starring Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson and Emma Stone. Directed by Ruben Fleischer. Rated MA. Originally published December 2, 2009. By Simon Miraudo. Has any other film reveled in the evisceration of the human (or in this case inhuman) body with such fervent, fetishistic joy? Ruben Fleischer’s Zombieland feels less like an action comedy […]

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