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Emma Watson & Miles Teller Look At 'La La Land'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 5, 2014 5:35 PM
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When Damien Chazelle emerged in 2009 with the lo-fi musical "Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench," he made it clear that music was going to be crucial to his narratives. This year's "Whiplash," chronicling the trials of a talented drummer, is set against the backdrop of the jazz world, and it has been a smash success. Premiering at Sundance to great acclaim, and continuing the buzz at the Cannes Directors' Fortnight, it has been Chazelle's breakout movie. So perhaps it's no surprise he's sticking with the general themes of young people, grand ambitions and bringing along Miles Teller once again.

Watch: Miles Teller Gets A Chair Thrown At His Head In First Clip From 'Whiplash'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 20, 2014 4:22 PM
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While drummers are often the butt of the joke, the truth is they are lynchpins to any musical group. They are crucial for keeping everybody in time, establishing the feel of the song and ensuring no one goes off course. And those responsibilities are taken to dramatic heights in the upcoming drama "Whiplash."

Watch: Shailene Woodley Gets Out On The Ledge In Clip From 'Divergent' Plus 30 New Images

  • By Edward Davis
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  • March 17, 2014 1:30 PM
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Divergent
"She really did stand on that ledge," director Neil Burger marveled to EW months ago about one of the main set-piece stunts in the upcoming YA dystopian sci-fi film, “Divergent” featuring his up-and-coming lead Shailene Woodley. "She's incredibly game and so adventurous. In a way, she's very Dauntless" (that’s code for the faction of people in this world that are brave).

Review: 'Divergent' Starring Shailene Woodley, Kate Winslet, Miles Teller & More

  • By Todd Gilchrist
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  • March 16, 2014 4:35 PM
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Divergent
The cornerstone of young adult fiction is its exploration of personal, emotional issues through the filter of ridiculously high stakes, not the least of which because teenagers equate their feelings with the center of the universe. But when film adaptations of that material build real universes to physically embody those issues, the results are decidedly mixed, exemplified by Neil Burger’s realization of “Divergent.”

Viggo Mortensen Is 'Captain Fantastic,' Miles Teller & Michael B. Jordan Reteam (Again) For Heist Comedy & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 20, 2014 5:24 PM
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No, Viggo Mortensen isn't starring in some new Marvel movie, despite the name of the developing drama "Captain Fantastic." Instead, the actor will be joining "28 Hotel Rooms" director Matt Ross' film about "an idealistic father who, after a decade of living off the grid in the forests of the Pacific Northwest, must return with his six young kids to assimilate back into society."

How The 'Fantastic Four' Reboot Might Be Changing Canon, And Why That's A Good Thing

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • February 20, 2014 4:02 PM
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Fantastic Four Miles Teller, Michael B. Jordan, Kate Mara & Jamie Bell
Poor Josh Trank has had to answer a sea of rumors in putting together his vision for "The Fantastic Four." The scrutiny is understandable: this is a property that has been adapted into film twice already (three times if you count a basically-unreleased early '90s incarnation), each time failing to impress the hardcore fans. And Fox, eager to kick-start the series to keep it from reverting back to Marvel, have been keeping things close to the vest, refusing to disclose any story details for a film that’s a little over a year away, and about to begin production. But if this latest casting notice is anything to go by, Fox is playing fast and loose with the series. And why not?

Miles Teller, Michael B. Jordan, Kate Mara & Jamie Bell Lining Up As The New 'Fantastic Four'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 20, 2014 9:00 AM
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Fantastic Four Miles Teller, Michael B. Jordan, Kate Mara & Jamie Bell
Although the trades are being cautious and using phrases like "seems that way" while underscoring some deals aren't in place, Josh Trank hasn't hit Twitter yet to debunk this latest news, and most places seem pretty confident that casting on "Fantastic Four" has finally been locked down. And it looks like the reboot of the superhero quartet are bringing some rising young faces to the roles.

Rachel Weisz Joins Yorgos Lanthimos' 'The Lobster' & Miles Teller Joins Martin Scorsese-Produced 'Bleed For This'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 3, 2014 1:09 PM
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The Berlin International Film Festival kicks off in just a couple of days, which means the buyers' market is heating up too. And acouple of projects just got some big additions that will be sure to get the pens of those signing cheques fired up.

Review: 'That Awkward Moment' Starring Zac Efron, Miles Teller & Michael B. Jordan

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 30, 2014 11:01 AM
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That Awkward Moment
Later this year, Zac Efron will co-star with Seth Rogen in "Neighbors," an outrageous bro comedy about the war that develops between a young father and the college kid who moves in next door. The R-rated laffer will give Efron plenty of space to riff opposite his more seasoned comedy co-star, adding a different dimension to his persona, one that is still somewhat defined by his Disney past. But before that, Efron attempts his own bro-tacular comedy with "That Awkward Moment," an effort that while indebted to the breezy, easy camaraderie of the Judd Apatow productions that made Rogen famous, has no idea what makes them funny in the first place.

The 2014 Sundance Film Festival Awards: 'Whiplash' Starring Miles Teller Wins Top Prizes

  • By The Playlist
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  • January 26, 2014 2:32 AM
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The 2014 Sundance Film Festival awards are in. We'd provide greater context, but we're really tired, plus we hope you've been reading our reviews and learning a little bit along the way. If not, stay tuned for Monday when we do a much larger Sundance recap from everything we saw, plus an upcoming Sundance-centric podcast.

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