Sienna Miller Says She Had Zero Chemistry With Ben Affleck While Filming ‘Live by Night’

During a recent appearance on ‘The Drew Barrymore Show‘ Sienna Miller talked about what it was like filming with Ben Affleck back in 2016.

The two actors starred in the gangster drama ‘Live by Night’ in which Miller plays Affleck’s love interest. It was an important project for Affleck, as he was also serving as the director.

But according to Miller, she and Affleck had zero romantic chemistry.

Ben Affleck was like my brother [on set]. I’ve never laughed so much in my life. I mean that sounds like a ridiculous thing to say and like a name dropping thing to say, but I actually mean it. We had zero chemistry whatsoever. It was hysterical. We were supposed to be in love. We could not be less attracted to each other, which was hysterical. He has an enormous head, I have a small one, so they’d have to like put me slightly ahead of him.

Damn, okay then. Why you gotta call out his enormous head like that? Perhaps the audience picked up on the lack of chemistry because the movie bombed at the box office. It made just $22 million worldwide. It made just $10 million here in the states. It worked with a budget of $90 million, so yeah, that sh*t was a legit failure.

You can catch Miller in the upcoming Netflix thriller series, Anatomy of a Scandal, which is set to launch on April 15.

As for Affleck? Just look out the window. You’ll probably be able to see his head.

Sienna Miller Talks About How The Late Chadwick Boseman Took A Pay Cut To Increase Her Salary

When ‘Black Panther’ star Chadwick Boseman died, dozens of celebrities went on their social media accounts to pay tribute and share memories of the late actor.

In a new interview, actress Sienna Miller talked about working with Boseman on 21 Bridges. She revealed that he took a pay cut for her to get an increase in her salary.

He produced 21 Bridges and had been really active in trying to get me to do it. He was a fan of my work, which was thrilling, because it was reciprocated from me to him, tenfold. So he approached me to do it, he offered me this film, and it was at a time when I really didn’t want to work anymore.

This was a pretty big budget film, and I know that everybody understands about the pay disparity in Hollywood, but I asked for a number that the studio wouldn’t get to. And Chadwick ended up donating some of his salary to get me to the number that I had asked for. He said that that was what I deserved to be paid.

She went on to talk about how those things don’t usually happen in Hollywood.

It’s just unfathomable to imagine another man in that town behaving that graciously or respectfully. In the aftermath of this I’ve told other male actor friends of mine that story and they all go very, very quiet and go home and probably have to sit and think about things for a while.

This is not a surprise. Boseman seemed liked a genuinely good guy and I think the world is better now that he was in it.

And hopefully his memory and stories like this will continue to change the world.

Bradley Cooper Heats Things Up In New Trailer For ‘Burnt’ — Check It Out Inside!

Whaaat?!? A movie starring Bradley Cooper that doesn’t also include Jennifer Lawrence? It happened with American Sniper, and now it’s happening again with Burnt. However, Cooper does still seem to struggle with letting go, because his American Sniper co-star, Sienna Miller, also stars in his new film.

When Cooper gets comfortable with something, he likes to stick with it for as long as he can. And right now, Cooper is comfortable starring in award-winning movies. The three-time Oscar nominee plays Adam Jones, a Chef who destroyed his career in the kitchen with drugs and Gordon Ramsay-like behavior.

“I don’t want my restaurant to be a place where you come and eat. I want people to sit at that table and be sick with longing.” Cooper says in the trailer, in that super cool “I’m not whispering or talking. I’m whisping.” voice.

The film, which is directed by John Wells (August: Osage County), also stars Matthew Rhys, Emma Thompson and Omar Sy. It’s scheduled to hit theaters October 23, 2015, and it’s safe to assume the film will be nominated for some awards. Bradley Cooper is hot right now. Hotter than the kitchen his character is running.

Check out the trailer below…


Movie Review: Unfinished Business (2015) – No wonder everyone in Europe hates us so much.

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Unfinished Business is something I classify as a ‘frat boy comedy”. That’s mainly because its target audience is a bunch of aging frat boys who love fart jokes. Don’t get me wrong. These movies can be very funny. Sometimes, they get it right, like in the Hangover. Sometimes, it goes really, really wrong…like in this movie.

Unfinished Business stars the well known aging frat boy, Vince Vaughn as Dan Trunkman. Dan is an honorable man with a loving wife and two really insecure kids. When he has to go on a business trip, he takes along two sidekicks, Timothy McWinters (Tim Wilkinson) and the dimwitted Mike Pancake (Dave Franco). They travel to Berlin, Germany, and some fish out of water wackiness ensures.

Let’s start by counting the clichés, to make sure they’re all there. Terrible driving on the Autobahn, confusion due to the language barriers, freaky sexual adventures, giant boobs and someone losing their virginity. Yeah, it’s all there.

No wonder everyone in Europe hates us so much.

Also, why does it always seem to be Oktoberfest when Americans set a movie in Germany?

Then, between all of these perverted shenanigans and complete misunderstanding of European culture, we are also treated to some over the top sloppy sentimentality about the importance of family connections. I mean Jeez, the last thing I want to think about, after I just saw a penis get shoved in someone’s face, is my family.

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And side note? Everyone in Hollywood, stop with the glory hole jokes. We have all seen the trope.

“Oh, I’m an innocent person in a bathroom. What could possibly be in this hole? Let me put my eye right up to it. Oh my god, I just got poked in the eye by a penis!”

Look, Hollywood, I personally promise you, there is not one single person left in the world anywhere who does not know what a glory hole is. This incident will never, never, never happen. Can we please stop now?

Another thing I didn’t like is that Vaughn’s kid in the movie is overweight and the subject of bullying. This is portrayed in a feel bad for the chubby kid kind of way. But then, the movie has no problem making fun of Mike’s character because he’s stupid. Look, I have no problem laughing at a few fat jokes. I have no problem laughing at a few dumb jokes. But when you make it ok to laugh at one, and not the other, you’re just being a sanctimonious prick.

This is a movie written about Europe, that doesn’t feel like it was written by someone who’s ever been to Europe. It’s not Oktoberfest all year long. That only happens in October. The Autobahn is one of the best maintained roadways in the world, and if you can’t drive it, you shouldn’t drive at all. And anyone who doesn’t know what a glory hole is deserves to get poked in the eye by a penis.

Choose a genre and stick to it. If it’s a sloppy bro movie, don’t try and inject a bunch of heartfelt messages. If I wanted that, I’d go see a chick flick rather than an over aged, frat movie with 90% dick jokes.

WE GAVE IT: 2.5 Stars

2.5 Stars



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Movie Review: American Sniper – Hollywood Propaganda turns a true Tragic story to one of Triumph.

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American Sniper is seeing completely unprecedented success, earning over $90 million and holding the top box office spot this month. So what’s making it so popular?

U.S. Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle (Bradley Cooper) has been shipped off to Iraq with one goal in mind. Protect his fellow soldiers with his handy, dandy sniper rifle. After saving tons of people without being seen, he earns himself the nickname “Legend”. In the sniper world, the last thing you want it to have a reputation of being the best, because it tends to put a big fat bulls-eye on your back. Despite the threat from insurgents behind enemy lines, Chris serves four tours in Iraq. Of course, then he returns home and realizes that he can’t leave behind the war.

For the life of me, I can’t understand why this movie is doing so good. This is not a storyline that hasn’t been done to death. In fact, soldier coming home stories make up about 80% of the action market. Think about it. The hero is almost always a former cop or former soldier, with nothing to lose, who can’t let go of his bloodthirsty days with his license to kill.

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This is not one of Clint Eastwood’s best films. In fact, it reeks of something I hate; the propaganda machine. Kyle, based on the real Chris Kyle, is a one dimensional machine who views all the residents of the land he comes to conquer as savages. He signed up for the military after being served a heaping portion of patriotism after 9-11. He is the requisite soldier. Just smart enough to kill people, but not smart enough to question those kills.

I really don’t like the way they treated this story. A shallow look at his PTSD at the end does not a redeemable character make. The real Chris Kyle was a story of tragedy, not a story of triumph over adversity. It’s the story of a man who got handed a raw deal and fell apart because of that.

The real Chris Kyle was probably a lot more conflicted than this movie let on. I doubt he thought “Your rifle is only a tool. It is a hard heart that kills,” which was an incredibly unfortunate and insensitive tagline. Yes, the man was a legend, with 160 confirmed kills and the deadliest sniper in American history.

But he was also a man and I don’t think we saw enough of that. This movie was based on Kyle’s best selling book of the same name, and here’s the thing. It didn’t need to be embellished. His story was good in its own right. They didn’t need to create a bad guy so he could have a cat-and-mouse style relationship with him. But they did and the propaganda machine went into full effect.

Kyle’s book was a story of redemption and understanding. It was not an excuse to trick kids into enlisting, which is kind of what I feel like this was. Honestly, I thought Clint Eastwood was supposed to be a Libertarian? I’m questioning that now, because this movie feels like it was written by Dick Cheney.

American Sniper is breaking records everywhere, and it just broke another one. It sent Essa Alroc’s bullshit meter right off the charts.

WE GAVE IT: 3.5 Stars – Watch the Official Trailer and Official Movie Poster below!

3.5 stars


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Vince Vaughn Is Back! Watch The Hilarious Red Band Trailer For His New Comedy ‘Unfinished Business’


First of all, I want to admit that I am a huge Vince Vaughn fan. I love his style of comedy, and he could probably sell me a piece of used toilet paper if he needed the extra money. However, I will also admit that his recent films haven’t been so hot. The Internship and Delivery Man just didn’t do it for me.

But it looks like things are about to change. The red band trailer for his new film, ‘Unfinished Business‘ looks absolutely hilarious. The film, which is scheduled for a March 6, 2015 release date, stars Vince Vaughn, Sienna Miller and Dave Franco. And I think Mr. Franco will be the special ingredient that turns this film into a five-star dish.

Unfinished Business centers around Vince Vaughn’s character, who has been running his own business for a year now. When he finally lands the big deal that will make his business a success, he learns that he will have to face some surprise competition. His former boss, played by the talented Sienna Miller.

As we mentioned, the film is scheduled for a March release date, which is interesting because some people consider March to be a “dump month.” Meaning studios usually unload their weakest films during this time period, but that shouldn’t scare you away. I am willing to bet this movie will surprise a lot of people.

Check out the trailer down below…

Movie Review: Foxcatcher (2014) – An excellent psychological exploration of Du Pont.


Steve Carrell seems to have a gift for picking the right movies. Whether he’s doing a romantic comedy, a drama, or a straight out quirky comedy, he seems to know what films work. When I saw that he’d recently starred in a dark drama, I had my misgivings. I mean, he’s an excellent comedic actor, but that doesn’t always carry over to straight drama. I have to say though; he knew what he was doing when he picked this script.

Foxcatcher is based on true events from a criminal case in the late 1990s. It circles around the story of John E DuPont (Steve Carrell) and his mother Jean (Vanessa Redgrave) and their complex, codependent relationship. Two ambitious pro-wrestler brothers Mark and Dave (Channing Tatum and Mark Ruffalo) catch DuPont’s eye and he attempts to ride their coattails to glory. When DuPont offers Mark $25,000 to train at his facility, Mark readily agrees while brother Dave elects to stay at home. This drives a wedge between the two brothers that leads to a tragic outcome.

The movie is well set up and this is no inspirational sports story. Please note that this next paragraph is a spoiler if you weren’t paying attention to the news in 1996.  (Since it’s based on a true story then it should be no surprise but I figured I would warn you anyway)

[toggle title=”Spoiler Alert”]In 1996, the real John DuPont shot and killed Dave Shultz, for reasons that are still unknown, in full view of three witnesses. He was initially found incompetent to stand trial, but was later convicted of murder, though his sentence was commuted due to the fact that he was also considered mentally ill and not fully responsible for his actions.[/toggle]

One of the things that makes this movie so well done is the way Steve Carrel managed to completely embody the character he was playing. Du Pont was known to be awkward and uncomfortable in social situations. His initial friendship with Mark is painful to watch, as the two speak in almost stilted dialog with lots of awkward silences.



Carrel also makes du Pont’s motivations for ‘adopting’ the wrestling brothers sketchy and a bit sinister. In a way, he views these brothers in the same way his overbearing mother views her horses. They’re a way to buy prestige without having to work for it.

Another excellent note on the movie is the way they allude to the possibility that du Pont had some homosexual leanings, without actually admitting to them or him making any kind of pass. For much of the movie, you’re torn over why du Pont is drawn to the young, handsome Mark. Is he in love with him, or is it because he thinks he can ride on Mark’s championship coattails?

While the movie tries to stay true to the events leading up to the major headlines of 1996, it’s not to be considered a crime story. It’s more a look into a man that is “slightly off”, extremely insecure and his journey to be taken seriously; A root for the underdog movie that  goes wrong.

I think this movie is an excellent psychological exploration of du Pont’s character and motives. It’s clear the producers did their homework. While the movie is not very fast moving and gets a bit sluggish at times, it’s still incredibly well done.

This is not a sports movie for people who are desperate for edge of your seat, beating the odds, stories. This is more of a psychological drama along the lines of Bull Durham. The movie is more about the characters than it is the sport and at the top of our list on the Oscar’s watch.

WE GIVE IT: 4.5 STARS!  Official Movie Trailer and Movie Poster Below.

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New Movie Poster released for ‘American Sniper’ displays a Beefed up Bradley Cooper


Now this is a freakin’ movie poster.  As you can probably tell, I’m still a little disappointed at the lack luster release of the Jurassic World poster.  It gave us nothing.

This, this gives us substance!  Bradley Cooper looks so bad-ass in this poster, I want to watch the movie no matter what it is.  It just so happens that the movie might actually be as good as this poster makes it look.  Directed by Clint Eastwood (…did I hear some groans, come on, give him a chance!); where was I?  Oh yeah, Directed by Clint Eastwood, this movie is based on a book entitled ‘American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History,’

If you weren’t into this before, after that book title you have to be now.  This book spent 18 weeks on the New York Times best seller list.  13 of those 18, it held down the number 1 spot.

The story is about Chris Kyle who is a Navy Seal, a trained killer, husband and father.  It goes into his struggle to be good at all of those things, which at the end of the day is pretty freakin’ hard to do.


Coop had to beef up for this role and from the side by side shot of him with Chris Kyle, he’s nailed it.

The movie will be out on limited release Christmas Day and will have full release on January 16th 2015.

I can’t wait for the trailer.

[toggle title=”Here is the official move synopsis.”]U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle is sent to Iraq with only one mission: to protect his brothers-in-arms. His pinpoint accuracy and courageous exploits earn him the nickname “Legend.” However, his reputation is also growing behind enemy lines, putting a price on his head and making him a prime target of insurgents. He is also facing a different kind of battle on the home front: striving to be a good husband and father from halfway around the world. Despite the danger, as well as the toll on his family, Chris serves through four harrowing tours of duty in Iraq, personifying the spirit of the SEAL creed to “leave no one behind”. But upon returning to his family, Chris finds that it is the war he can’t leave behind.




First Patriotic U.S. Poster Release for Channing Tatum’s Movie ‘Foxcatcher’.


People magazine released the first movie poster of Channing Tatum’s latest film ‘Foxcatcher’.

Although the online buzz is that the poster sucks – I think it’s I-ight.  The film was premiered at this year’s Cannes film festival and had glowing reviews so I was surprised to hear that the poster was not well liked.

A French Teaser poster was released earlier this year and now we are seeing the first US marketing poster.  Personally I kind of like it, it’s better than “i-ight”.  Just in time for the 4th of July, the poster shows a menacing Channing Tatum in front of a worn, well saluted American flag back drop….and yes the US will compete in the world cup today as well.  Maybe that’s why this poster works for me, I’m filling up with American pride…..*sniff*, *sniff*

Foxcatcher will show us the serious sides of not only Channing Tatum but also Steve Carell.  Carell plays millionaire DuPont in the film and if both Carell and Tatum appear to look weird it’s because they are both wearing prosthetic make up.

In an interview with People magazine Tatum said that this was not a fun movie,

“It was not a fun experience at all, It was grueling, and it was painful, but it was worth it.”


[toggle title=”OFFICIAL SYNOPSIS”]FOXCATCHER is a psychological drama directed by Academy Award nominee Bennett Miller (MONEYBALL) and starring Golden Globe winner Steve Carell, Channing Tatum, Academy Award nominee Mark Ruffalo, Academy Award winner Vanessa Redgrave and Sienna Miller. The film was written by E. Max Frye and Academy Award nominee Dan Futterman. FOXCATCHER tells the story of Olympic Gold Medal-winning wrestler Mark Schultz (Tatum), who sees a way out from the shadow of his more celebrated wrestling brother Dave (Ruffalo) and a life of poverty when he is summoned by eccentric multi-millionaire John du Pont (Carell) to move onto his estate and train for the 1988 Seoul Olympics. Desperate to gain the respect of his disapproving mother, du Pont begins “coaching” a world-class athletic team and, in the process, lures Mark into dangerous habits, breaks his confidence and drives him into a self-destructive spiral. Based on actual events, FOXCATCHER is a gripping and profoundly American story of fragile men who pinned their hopes for love and redemption on a desperate obsession for greatness that was to end in tragedy. (c) Sony Classics[/toggle]

Here is the teaser trailer for the film and the full sized US Poster and the previously release French poster below.

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