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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.

Miles Teller Will Be Dan Aykroyd In Belushi Biopic; Margot Robbie Is Jane In 'Tarzan' & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 20, 2014 11:47 AM
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Miles Teller
While Sundance is currently teeming with celebs, agents, managers and more, all maxing out expense accounts, back in Hollywood, the grind continues, with actors and projects coming together. So here's a rundown of what's been happening in casting news the past few days...

Sundance Review: ‘Whiplash’ Starring Miles Teller Leads With The Different Beat Of A Very Different Drum

  • By James Rocchi
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  • January 17, 2014 10:02 AM
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Whiplash
Opening the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, writer-director Damien Chazelle’s “Whiplash” may not seem to tread any new ground at first, with Andrew (Miles Teller) trying to thrive and survive in the hyper-competitive, hyper-stressed world of a Musical Conservatory in New York City. Andrew is talented and determined, and he will need both as hard-driving Dr. Fletcher (J.K. Simmons) asks Andrew to sit in as an alternate on the school’s showcase competitive band; events transpire that give Andrew the chance to succeed or fail, with Fletcher cajoling, threatening, flattering and inspiring Andrew in a brutal set of tests and tasks that comprise the kind of crucible that either makes one stronger or utterly destroys them…

Sundance First Look: Jason Schwartzman & Elisabeth Moss In 'Listen Up Philip' & Miles Teller In 'Whiplash'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 4, 2013 4:32 PM
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More stars, more directors and lots of exciting stuff hitting Sundance. Our look at the movies hitting Utah continues with two indie filmmakers tackling some bigger movies....

Watch: Full Length Trailer For 'Divergent' Arrives, Will It Be The Next YA Sensation?

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 13, 2013 11:42 AM
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Divergent
With superlatives like "the 'Empire Strikes Back' of young adult adaptations" being thrown around for "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire," do any other YA adaptations stand a chance? Certainly, there have been comers like "Beautiful Creatures" and "The Host," which both flopped, while "The Mortal Instruments: City Of Bones" seems to be getting a sequel mostly because the property rights are there to be exploited. But next year's "Divergent" is certainly aiming high with a campaign worthy of Panem. But as always, it's the fanbase they need to support the movie, but will the welcome the tweaks being made to Veronica Roth's source material?

Savannah Film Fest: Miles Teller Talks Long Haul Of 'The Spectacular Now' & Switching Gears For 'Divergent'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 1, 2013 2:53 PM
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The Spectacular Now
Sustaining the buzz from January at the Sundance Film Festival until October, ten months later, is no easy feat. Plenty of movies have floated out of Park City with oodles of press and praise, only to be forgotten by time it comes for their release. But it speaks to the quality of filmmaking, and the authenticity of feel, that James Ponsoldt's "The Spectacular Now" didn't suffer such a fate. The picture rolled into the Savannah Film Festival this week with both the director and star Miles Teller on hand to present the film, which was shot in Athens, Georgia. And we got a few moments to chat with Teller about the movie, his drumming skills and transitioning from indie pictures to full blown tentpole productions.

Miles Teller Says 'Divergent' Sequel Could Get In The Way Of 'Fantastic Four'

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • October 28, 2013 4:50 PM
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Miles Teller
While attending the Savannah Film Festival, Fandango talked to Miles Teller, star of this year's wonderful teen romance "The Spectacular Now" (and also the odious college comedy "21 and Over"), about what he's got coming up next. Teller also stars in next year's high profile YA adaptation "Divergent," whose sequel is set to begin shooting imminently. But what about that other hot property Teller has been attached to? You know, the one with the Invisible Woman and The Thing…

Watch: Zac Efron, Miles Teller & Michael B. Jordan Bro Out In Red-Band Trailer For 'That Awkward Moment'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 15, 2013 4:15 PM
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It was inevitable that at some point, another group of dudes would try and replicate the easy, raunchy camaraderie of the Apatow gang (i.e. everyone who was in "The Is the End"). And while we really like the dudes in "That Awkward Moment," this attempt at being just like that relatable bunch of bros doesn't quite work, though that may be because underneath all the supposed attitude is a rom-com in waiting.

Saoirse Ronan, Miles Teller, Kate Mara, Margot Robbie & More Up For 'Fantastic Four' Roles

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 9, 2013 6:35 PM
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So remember way back when names like "Girls" star Allison Williams and "Fruitvale Station" lead Michael B. Jordan were being tossed around as possible contenders for "Fantastic Four"? Well, that list just got a helluva lot longer.

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