My Fun Interview with Kristen Stewart and Jesse Eisenberg for “American Ultra” 


First off, let me tell you that it makes such a big difference when you love the movie you’re interviewing for. And that’s the extent of what I’m going to tell you about “American Ultra” until my review next week. For now, I hope you have fun watching my interview with the fantastic Kristen Stewart, all glowing and happy, and the sweet and smart Jesse Eisenberg.

The two play a stoner couple whose relationship is bound to be tested when Mike’s (Eisenberg) identity is revealed. In this interview, we talked about the script, their characters, their chemistry, Stewart’s movie choices post-Twilight, and Eisenberg’s love of the Filipino culture! I’m Filipino and that made me happy!

Oh yeah, I made sure I didn’t ask any questions they spoofed on Funny or Die!

“American Ultra” comes out in theaters on Aug. 21st.



Here’s the Official Synopsis of “American Ultra”

American Ultra is a fast-paced action comedy about Mike (Eisenberg), a seemingly hapless and unmotivated stoner whose small-town life with his live-in girlfriend, Phoebe (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 forced to summon his inner action-hero in order to survive. (C) Lionsgate

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Vote Now for the Movie You Want to See This Weekend! Will It Be "The Man from U.N.C.L.E." or "Straight Outta Compton?"  


What movie are you planning on seeing this weekend? Is it "The Man from U.N.C.L.E." with Henry Cavill and Armie Hammer from director Guy Ritchie or "Straight Outta Compton" from helmer F. Gary Gray? Do you prefer Ice Cube, Dr. Dre, Eazy-E and the gang over the pretty boys of "U.N.C.L.E.?" Let us know by voting now!

Click here to vote and have fun!

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"The Man from U.N.C.L.E." versus "Straight Outta Compton" at the Box-Office 


It’s “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.” versus “Straight Outta Compton” at the box-office this weekend. “U.N.C.L.E” is based on the popular 1960s TV series. This one stars Henry Cavill as an American spy and Armie Hammer as his Russian counterpart. It’s directed by Guy Ritchie. “Straight Outta Compton” is the big-screen docu-drama of the rise and fall of N.W.A. Which one is my pick of the week? Take a look!



Official “THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E.” Synopsis

Henry Cavill ("Man of Steel") stars as Napoleon Solo opposite Armie Hammer ("The Social Network") as Illya Kuryakin in director Guy Ritchie's "The Man from U.N.C.L.E.," a fresh take on the hugely popular 1960s television series. Set against the backdrop of the early 1960s, at the height of the Cold War, "The Man from U.N.C.L.E." centers on CIA agent Solo and KGB agent Kuryakin. Forced to put aside longstanding hostilities, the two team up on a joint mission to stop a mysterious international criminal organization, which is bent on destabilizing the fragile balance of power through the proliferation of nuclear weapons and technology. The duo's only lead is the daughter of a vanished German scientist, who is the key to infiltrating the criminal organization, and they must race against time to find him and prevent a worldwide catastrophe. "The Man from U.N.C.L.E" also stars Alicia Vikander ("Anna Karenina"), Elizabeth Debicki ("The Great Gatsby"), with Jared Harris ("Sherlock Holmes: Game of Shadows"), and Hugh Grant as Waverly. The screenplay was written by Guy Ritchie & Lionel Wigram, who previously collaborated on re-imagining the classic detective Sherlock Holmes in two hit films. The story is by Jeff Kleeman & David Campbell Wilson and Guy Ritchie & Lionel Wigram, based on the television series "The Man from U.N.C.L.E." John Davis ("Chronicle"), Steve Clark-Hall ("RocknRolla," the "Sherlock Holmes" films), Wigram and Ritchie produced the film, with David Dobkin serving as executive producer. Ritchie's behind-the-scenes creative team included two-time Oscar (R)-nominated director of photography John Mathieson ("The Phantom of the Opera," "Gladiator"), production designer Oliver Scholl ("Jumper," "Edge of Tomorrow"), editor James Herbert (the "Sherlock Holmes" films, "Edge of Tomorrow"), and Oscar (R)-nominated costume designer Joanna Johnston ("Lincoln"). The music is composed by Daniel Pemberton ("The Counselor").(c) Warner Bros

Official “Straight Outta Compton” Synopsis

In the mid-1980s, the streets of Compton, California, were some of the most dangerous in the country. When five young men translated their experiences growing up into brutally honest music that rebelled against abusive authority, they gave an explosive voice to a silenced generation. Following the meteoric rise and fall of N.W.A., Straight Outta Compton tells the astonishing story of how these youngsters revolutionized music and pop culture forever the moment they told the world the truth about life in the hood and ignited a cultural war. -- (C) Universal Pictures

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What I Think of "Fantastic Four," "The Gift," and "Ricki and the Flash!" 


Three big films this weekend, we have the superhero flick “Fantastic Four,” the mystery-thriller “The Gift,” and the musical rom-com “Ricki and the Flash” featuring Meryl Streep. Which one is my pick of the week? Take a look:



Official “Fantastic Four” Synopsis:

FANTASTIC FOUR, a contemporary re-imagining of Marvel's original and longest-running superhero team, centers on four young outsiders who teleport to an alternate and dangerous universe, which alters their physical form in shocking ways. Their lives irrevocably upended, the team must learn to harness their daunting new abilities and work together to save Earth from a former friend turned enemy. (C) Fox

Official “The Gift” Synopsis:

Simon and Robyn are a young married couple whose life is going just as planned until a chance encounter with an acquaintance from Simon's high school sends their world into a harrowing tailspin. Simon doesn't recognize Gordo at first, but after a series of uninvited encounters and mysterious gifts prove troubling, a horrifying secret from the past is uncovered after more than 20 years. As Robyn learns the unsettling truth about what happened between Simon and Gordo, she starts to question: how well do we really know the people closest to us, and are past bygones ever really bygones? (C) Styx

Official “Ricki and the Flash” Synopsis:

Three-time Academy Award (R) winner Meryl Streep goes electric and takes on a whole new gig - a hard-rocking singer/guitarist - for Oscar (R)-winning director Jonathan Demme and Academy Award (R)-winning screenwriter Diablo Cody in the uplifting comedy Ricki and the Flash. In a film loaded with music and live performance, Streep stars as Ricki, a guitar heroine who gave up everything for her dream of rock-and-roll stardom, but is now returning home to make things right with her family. Streep stars opposite her real-life daughter Mamie Gummer, who plays her fictional daughter; Rick Springfield, who takes on the role of a Flash member in love with Ricki; and Kevin Kline, who portrays Ricki's long-suffering ex-husband. (C) Tristar


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"Vacation" or "Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation" this Weekend? See My Pick of the Week! 


Two big sequels for you this weekend namely “Vacation” and “Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation.” In “Vacation,” Ed Helms steps into the role of Rusty Griswold, all grown-up with a dysfunctional family of his own. And he wants to take his wife (Christina Applegate) and two kids (the meek and mild James and the vulgar and funny Kevin) to the place where it all began, Walley World!

In “Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation,” Tom Cruise returns to the role of Ethan Hunt but this time, he must face the Syndicate and its rogue agents and skilled assassins. This one’s directed by Oscar winner Christopher McQuarrie (wrote “The Usual Suspects,” worked with Cruise in “Jack Reacher”).

So which one is my pick of the week? Take a look!



Official “Vacation” Synopsis:

Ed Helms stars in the New Line Cinema reboot of the Vacation film series as Rusty Griswald, the son of Chevy Chase's iconic character of the original four films. Horrible Bosses' helmers John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein write and direct. ~ Jeremy Wheeler, Rovi

Official “Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation” Synopsis:

With the IMF disbanded, and Ethan (Tom Cruise) out in the cold, the team now faces off against a network of highly skilled special agents, the Syndicate. These highly trained operatives are hellbent on creating a new world order through an escalating series of terrorist attacks. Ethan gathers his team and joins forces with disavowed British agent Ilsa Faust (Rebecca Ferguson), who may or may not be a member of this rogue nation, as the group faces their most impossible mission yet.

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