’13 Reasons Why’ Star Alisha Boe Is Joining Finn Wolfhard And Julianne Moore In ‘When You Finish Saving The World’

Some huge news for ‘13 Reasons Why‘ star Alisha Boe. She’s set to star alongside Julianne Moore and Finn Wolfhard in the upcoming dramedy, When You Finish Saving the World.

The script was written by Jesse Eisenberg and he’ll also make his directorial debut with the film, which is being produced by Emma Stone and her partner Dave McCary for their Fruit Tree banner alongside Moore.

This flick was inspired by Eisenberg’s Audible project of the same name…

Set over three decades, the six-part audio show follows three members of a family: Nathan, a father learning to connect with his newborn son; Rachel, a young college student seeking to find her place in a relationship and in life; and Ziggy, a teenager hoping to figure out where he came from, and where he’s headed. Billy Bryk will also star.

There is a lot of star power attached to this project, so it’s a huge career move for Alisha Boe.

Obviously she had a pretty big role in a hit Netflix series, but now that it’s over, she’ll be looking to move forward, and this is a nice step.

No word on when filming might begin, but we will keep you posted.

Finn Wolfhard And Julianne Moore Set To Star In Jesse Eisenberg’s Directorial Debut

Damn. It seems like every actor wants to be a director now. We just reported on Dave Franco’s directorial debut, and now we’re talking about Jesse Eisenberg’s directorial debut.

The indie flick titled When You Finish Saving The World is being written by Eisenberg as well. He’s also writing an Audible Original of the same name, although the stories will diverge somewhat. The audio series will be slightly different.

Set over three decades, the six-part series follows three members of a family — Nathan, a father learning to connect with his newborn son; Rachel, a young college student seeking her place in life; and Ziggy, a teenager hoping to figure out where he came from, and where he’s headed.

Julianne Moore and Finn Wolfhard have reportedly agreed to star in the film. Most directors don’t get to ~direct~ Oscar winners like Moore in their first movie, but Eisenberg isn’t your typical director.

He’s been acting for years. He’s also an author and playwright. He’s known in Hollywood for being one of the more intelligent actors in the game, so this move into directing should come as no surprise.

Emma Stone and her fiancé Dave McCary (Brigsby Bear) will produce the film with Moore, and CAA Media Finance will arrange the financing and handle worldwide sales

No word on a production schedule at this time, but you have to imagine it won’t start filming until next year.

Jesse Eisenberg Reveals He’s Social Distancing Inside An RV With His Family

Jesse Eisenberg knows a thing or two about surviving challenging times. Or at least his character in ‘Zombieland‘ does.

Thankfully there are no zombies (yet) with this coronavirus pandemic, but should they come, Eisenberg is ready.

He talked with Conan this week via a livestream from his RV, which is currently traveling across the country. He’s driving from Los Angeles to Indiana with his family.

I was, like, in Los Angeles for work and then this happened and we were trying to get back to Indiana, where we live, and we rented an RV so we can isolate but also get back home.

We’re trying to get back to Indiana help out at my mother-in-law’s domestic violence shelter, who are losing their volunteers because their volunteers are college students.

Conan joked about Eisenberg’s terrible wifi connection, “I think it makes for compelling television…It does look like I’m talking to an astronaut in 1962.”

So how is the RV life for Eisenberg? Well, it’s a bit sketchy, especially the bathroom situation…

So, this is a car and a house, so, like, a million things can go wrong. And if you’ve ever had a car or a house, they often do. This is both.

And there’s…actually one thing wrong in this entire thing, which is the valve for the human waste is the one thing that’s not functioning well.

‘Zombieland 2’ Might Start Filming This Summer, But Will The Original Cast Return?

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We know, we know. We have been teasing you with ‘Zombieland 2‘ news for years now. After the success of the original film back in 2009, bringing home $100 million worldwide and earning great reviews from critics, it seemed like a sequel would be a lock.

But then a few things happened. For one, almost every cast member has blossomed into a huge star, which means their schedules are always jam-packed. Another thing that might have set a sequel back was the failure of the Zombieland TV series with Amazon Studios, although to be fair, it was never given a real shot.

The good news is that those roadblocks were only injuries to the lower body. The sequel’s head has never been damaged, which means it still has a fighting chance. And if you believe this new report from Bloody Disgusting, the studio might start filming the sequel this August in Atlanta.

Just to be clear here, nothing has been confirmed, so please don’t walk around telling your friends that this is 100% going to happen. The report comes from the fact that “various casting sites are reporting that Zombieland 2 is targeting to begin filming in Atlanta this coming August.” And even though it’s just a rumor at the moment, it’s a good sign that a sequel will happen at some point.

As some of you may remember, back in 2014 Sony was looking to hire Dave Callaham to write the script. Original writers Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese were set to return as producers.

What about the original zombie killing crew? We’re not sure, but we know Jesse Eisenberg was considering it earlier this year

“I know they’ve been trying to do it for a while, and I know they’re trying to figure out exactly what will occur in it…So it’s a thing you have to get right. I would hope that it happens, and I’m sure everybody would be happy to do it if it happens and it’s good.”

Movie Review: Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice – After the Opening, it all Goes Downhill.

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God, the comic geeks must have spooged themselves when they learned that finally, all their ‘batman v superman’ arguments were coming to the movies. I never got that. To me Batman Versus Superman is the same as the ratio of ghosts to snork berries; nonexistent.  But, with the intent of becoming the wet dreams of 13-year-old boys everywhere, director Zack Snyder and screenwriter David S. Goyer put this together.

And now it’s time for a rant. How many times have I said “too many Superman movies”? How many times have I said “too many Batman movies?” So what do they do? Put them together. And, as if they’re making fun of me, they stick Ben Affleck in the lead.

That’s it. I quit. <typing stops abruptly, sound of footsteps, door slams>

Ok, not really. But that’s the kind of abrupt change of attitude you can expect from this newest DC adaptation. Dawn of Justice peaks in its opening sequence, a slow-motion, Sucker Punch-esque dispatching of the Batman origin story in three minutes or less, which sets the stage for the introduction of an older, broken, kinda fat Batman (Ben Affleck), who engages in increasingly violent and futile attempts to clean up Gotham City. The rest of the introductory character work sees Superman (Henry Cavill) grappling with public criticism over his actions in his last cinematic outing and the young Lex Luthor (Jesse Eisenberg) attempting to build a weapon capable of stopping Superman.

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After the opening, it all goes downhill. I have to admit; I didn’t hate Ben Affleck in this. He makes a passable Batman. Henry Cavill came across better as Clark Kent. Jesse Eisenberg was almost embarrassing as Lex Luthor. It felt like he was doing an impression of Heath Ledger playing the Joker. Watching Jesse Eisenberg, I wasn’t entirely sure if he’d ever heard of Superman.

Now me, I’m not a person who has a big problem with violence. Heck, I love everything by Quentin Tarantino and he’s turned violence into an art form. But this movie seemed to be rushed in order to get to the next violent fight scene. The characters become completely interchangeable and really, you stop caring about who wins. The problem is there really are no stakes. This is such an obvious cash grab; we know that they’d never kill off anything they can franchise. Hell, if a spork tested well with a focus group, they’d give it a franchise. And I’d watch the Adventures of Sporky just like everyone else.

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It’s not worth the watch, but it’s inevitable. It’s one of those bad blockbusters that everyone will go to, but eventually forget until the next one gets spit out by the studio.  They’re raking in garbage bags of money and we’re watching what they tell us to.

I’d say if it’s a choice between this and a Trump rally, I’d go with the Trump Rally. While the Trump Rally will be violent, at least Ben Affleck won’t be there.

WE GAVE IT: 2 Stars – Watch the Official Trailer and Official Movie Poster below!

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6 Hilariously Awkward Interviews With Your Favorite Movie Stars (VIDEO)

YouTube isn’t just full of cats and unnecessary jump cuts. You can find pretty much anything on the site, including the awkward interviews you see below. This list could have easily been 50 videos long, but I didn’t want to hit you with everything at once.

Did you know you can die from too much awesomeness? Seriously. It’s happened before. You have to ease into sh-t like this.

Watch the six videos below, and then please step away from your computer. Take a walk, drink some water, and finish things off with a nap.

 

 No. 6 – Bruce Willis Has Been Doing This For Too Long

Bruce is known for acting like a dick during interviews. This is probably one of his worst. I also remember a radio interview he did that was horribly awkward. Apparently, someone from the radio station was taking photos of him (for their website) during the interview, and Mr. Willis didn’t appreciate it. He stopped the interview and berated the poor lady.

The woman, “Psycho” Shanon, was actually diagnosed with a non-malignant brain tumor a few years ago, and can you guess what she named her tumor? Bruce Willis.

 

 No. 5 – Zach Galifianakis Meets Gordon Keith

Have you watched Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis? Sure you have. It’s hilarious, and in this interview, Zach meets radio host Gordon Keith, who started doing awkward interviews before it was the cool thing to do.

The interview he did with Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard is one of my favorites. Check it out by clicking this link.

 

 No. 4 – Jesse Eisenberg Tries To Flirt?

I’m still not sure about this interview. Was he flirting with the extremely beautiful reporter? Was he simply being an asshole? Was it all an act? I think the most likely answer is that he was trying to flirt with her.

In an interview a month after the video you see above went viral, Jesse explained that he had no idea the video went viral until somebody called and told him.

“I wasn’t, until somebody called me and told me. But people write mean things about people on the internet even if they’re not in movies… I just don’t ever read stuff about myself, otherwise you’ll never leave the house.”

 

 No. 3 – Sean Connery Enjoys Slapping Women

20 years later and Sean Connery still thinks slapping women is acceptable. At least he’s consistent?

 

 No. 2 – Kristen Wiig And Bill Hader’s Laugh

You could insert Bill Hader’s laugh into anything, and it would automatically make that thing funny. Funerals, that sad scene in Air Bud, nursing homes, etc.

Bill’s laugh is the best medicine.

 

No. 1 – The Master

We all remember this, right? You can’t forget it. David Letterman had several awkward moments as the host of The Late Show, but this one might be the most memorable. Of course, Letterman handled it like a pro. Late night television won’t be the same without him.

Could This Film Get Jason Segel Oscar Attention? Check Out ‘The End of the Tour’ Trailer (VIDEO)

We have seen his penis on the big screen, and now it’s time to see his heart. Jason Segel decided to challenge himself with his new film, The End of the Tour. This movie comes from the same company who just released the brilliant Ex Machina.

A24 Films appears to have another hit with this new David Foster Wallace biopic. The End of the Tour stars Jason Segel as Wallace and Jesse Eisenberg as David Lipsky. The script for the film is based on actual transcripts collected in Rolling Stone writer David Lipsky’s book, Although Of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself.

Wallace committed suicide in 2008, and Lipsky released the book a short time later in 2010. We should note that the estate of David Foster Wallace does not support this film.

“That article was never published and David would never have agreed that those saved transcripts could later be repurposed as the basis of a movie.”

And even though David’s estate is against the film, critics are absolutely loving it. As of right now, the film has a 94% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Some people even believe Segel’s performance is Oscar worthy.

Check out the trailer below. The movie is scheduled to hit theaters July 31.

 

8 Celebrities Reveal Their First On-Screen Kiss

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We all remember our first kiss. I was 12-years-old and playing an intense game of “Truth or Dare?” with some friends. We all had been eating junk food most of the night, so when our lips made contact, it tasted like an explosion of Flamin’ Hot Cheetos and French onion dip. It was the most delicious kiss I have ever had.

But enough about me. Let’s talk about your favorite celebrities. Check out the list down below to get all the juicy details.

 

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No. 8 – Daniel Radcliffe

Daniel Radcliffe didn’t receive his first on-screen kiss until the fifth Harry Potter film. And Radcliffe admitted the long wait made him even more nervous. He also said that it took several takes to get it right, which actually helped him get over his nerves. After a few takes, Radcliffe said that “it was sort of like any other scene, which is never really what people want to hear. It doesn’t really feel any different, because you are still acting.”

 

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No. 7 – Jesse Eisenberg

The talented 31-year-old actor has locked lips with several women now, including Kristen Stewart and Emma Stone. But back in 2002, when Jesse was just 18-years-old, he received his first on-screen (and real life) kiss. He shared the special moment with Jennifer Beals while filming Roger Dodger. And according to an old report from the Chicago Tribune, Jennifer had no idea it was Eisenberg’s first kiss in real life.

“That’s interesting. Well, he — he did a good job.” She said.

 

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No. 6 – Dakota Fanning

Technically, Dakota Fanning’s first on-screen kiss was with Thomas Curtis in 2002’s Sweet Home Alabama. She was just 7-years-old at the time, and she doesn’t really count it as her first on-screen kiss because it was just a little peck. Her first real kiss was shared with Kristen Stewart in The Runaways. And Fanning admitted she was happy to share the moment with Stewart: “It’s out of the way, and it was with my friend and a girl—no pressure.”

 

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No. 5 – Alia Shawkat

Anything involving Michael Cera is going to be a little awkward. During an interview, Shawkat admitted that a kiss she shared on the Arrested Development set was her first on-screen and real life kiss. Experiencing your first kiss in front of a bunch of people with cameras sounds awkward enough, but she also revealed that her Dad was on set watching. And then you can’t forget that her character (Maeby) and Cera’s character (George Michael) are non-biological cousins, though, at the time of their first kiss they still believed they were actually related.

 

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No. 4 – Kirsten Dunst

Can you guess who Kirsten Dunst shared her first on-screen kiss with? Brad Pitt. That’s right, back in 1994 a 12-year-old Dunst kissed Pitt during, Interview With The Vampire. She admits that kissing Brad Pitt made her popular with her friends; however, she called the experience disgusting.

“Everyone at the time as like, ‘You’re so lucky you kissed Brad Pitt,’ but I thought it was disgusting, I didn’t kiss anyone else until I was 16. I think. I was a late bloomer.”

 

No. 3 – Aaron Paul

I don’t know about you, but I can’t look at Aaron Paul without thinking about Breaking Bad. But long before we were introduced to the greatest show on television, the 35-year-old actor got his big break on a little show called Beverly Hills, 90210. During his appearance on the show, Paul had his first on-screen kiss during a terrible production of Romeo & Juliet.

Click here to check out the clip (it will open in a new window)

 

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No. 2 – Mila Kunis

As you all know, Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher are a real life couple now. The 31-year-old actress gave birth to their first child together in October, 2014. But before they decided to give it a try in real life, Mila and Ashton’s characters on That ’70s Show had an on-off relationship.

Back in 2001, Kunis told People that Ashton Kutcher was her first kiss. She also admitted to being very nervous, because she had a huge crush on him: “I was like, ‘Oh, he’s so cute, it’s the Calvin Klein model!’ … Then I was like, ‘I have to kiss him?’ I was so nervous and uncomfortable. I had the biggest crush on him.”

 

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No. 1 – Josh Hutcherson

Just like Dakota Fanning, Josh Hutcherson technically shared his first on-screen kiss at a fairly young age. He was just 11-years-old when he had his first real life/on-screen kiss during the movie Little Manhattan. However, his first real big kiss came during the first Hunger Games film. He had the privilege of kissing Jennifer Lawrence, and unlike most of the celebrities on this list, he’s certainly not complaining.

“I haven’t had any bad ones. You’re my first real big kiss in a movie.” He told Lawrence during an interview with CNN.

Movie Review: Rio 2 (2014)

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I was really excited for the release of Rio 2, as I was such a big fan of the original. I was actually the creepy adult in the audience, who went to see it without a kid! But I’m very disappointed to say, Rio 2 fell short of expectations.

In Rio 2, we are reunited with Blu (Jesse Eisenberg), and Jewel (Anne Hathaway). The two now have children and have just moved to the wilds of the Amazon, where they discover a large group of endangered birds. As Blu struggles to fit in, he comes face to face with the movies first villain Big Boss (Miguel Ferrer), who apparently hates endangered species and tree huggers.

First, if a child’s movie is going to have an adult style agenda, then they need to make it fun for the adults to watch as well. In the first Rio, while the movie did seem to focus on the evils of endangered specials smuggling, they didn’t cram the agenda down our throats. Rio 2 plays out like a very poorly researched ‘save the planet’ documentary with musical numbers and talking birds.

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The movie is visually stunning and the animators took full advantage of the beautiful colors and adorable animals. I guess if you watched it on mute, it might be ok.

The plot is recycled from the first movie. In the original Rio, Blu was a fish out of water, a pampered house pet living in the suburbs. In Rio 2, he is a less pampered city bird, forced to move to the wild.

Also, I don’t remember quite as many musical numbers in the first one. While a song or two can help jazz up a movie, it really feels like the script was padded with musical numbers because they didn’t have enough material.

The movie did have its cute points, like Blu using a nerdy fanny pack with a GPS to travel, but it really isn’t anything new. The freshness and the humor in the last one is gone in this one, and the entire movie feels like a series of musical numbers.

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The movie runs about 1 hour and 41 minutes. By my estimation, about 1 hour and 20 minutes were musical numbers, while the rest was just a bunch of jumbled plot points. There are too many things going on, and no one stops singing long enough to explain it.

It’s cute, it’s sweet and kids will love it. But it by no means stands out. This is no Frozen or Lego Movie. This is a recycled movie, with recycled characters, fleshed out with musical numbers. This is the kind of movie that you watch because your kids make you, and then forget about it.

Expect to see a Rio 3, and a Rio 4 and a Rio 5…This movie is a clear money grab, with producers trying to squeeze as much revenue and merchandising as they can out of the franchise. My guess will be the next movie will be a fish out of water story where Blu leaves the Amazon to go live somewhere else, where everyone will think he is a nerd.  Watch the official trailer below:

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