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UTG INTERVIEW: Iranian Journalist / Writer Maziar Bahari Talks ‘Rosewater,’ Jon Stewart, And Risky Journalism

Rosewater, the new film directed by The Daily Show‘s Jon Stewart, is based upon a real man’s incarceration and torturing for reporting objectively during a dark time in Iran in June of 2009. Maziar Bahari is that man and UTG got to sit down with him to talk about the film, its production, and his relationship with Stewart among other things. Maziar is portrayed by Gael García Bernal in the new film. Rosewater is also based upon Bahari’s book, Then They Came For Me.

For a bit of background, Maziar Bahari is an Iranian journalist who was …

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Extended ‘Avengers: Age Of Ultron’ Trailer Released

“I’m going to show you something beautiful…”

It has been three weeks since we were gifted with the viewing of the first Avengers: Age Of Ultron trailer, and I am still swooning over it. But, it has been a long three weeks, though we may rest at ease for a new version of the trailer has been released that features some exciting new footage.

Still, to this day to finally see Ultron in his full, collected form as he shall appear in the film only solidifies my anticipation for his screen debut, and if James Spader’s voice work shown …

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‘The Conjuring 2′ Set To Scare in June 2016

A couple months ago, we reported that The Conjuring 2 was moving to an undisclosed time in 2016 from an Oct. 25, 2015 release date. The reasoning behind that shift was a lawsuit holding up the production and director James Wan remaining one of the busiest people working in Hollywood. After finishing up on Furious 7, Wan seems to be shifting his focus directly back to the sequel to his 2013 horror mega-hit. Now, we’re getting news from Deadline that The Conjuring 2 has officially moved to June 10, 2016. No official casting news has been released but Patrick …

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Die Antwoord Look Badass In First ‘Chappie’ Movie Trailer

Die Antwoord are about to become movie stars, and it’s all due to the creative mind of District 9 filmmaker Neil Blomkamp.

The first trailer for Chappie debuted online today, and as suspected it finds Blomkamp offering movie fans another eye-popping science fiction spectacle chock full of human emotion. The film follows a robot, Chappie, who finds himself in the care of owners that can best be described as thugs. They raise Chappie like a child, and over time they form a bond that looks unlike anything we’ve seen on the screen before. There’s also a lot of gunplay, of …

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UTG’S 31 Days Of Halloween: ‘Evil Dead II’

Of all the holidays celebrated worldwide, no single day is more loved by the UTG staff than Halloween. With the arrival of the year’s best month, the time has finally come to begin rolling out a plethora of features and special announcements we have prepared in celebration of our favorite day, including the one you’re about to read.

Now in its third year, 31 Days Of Halloween is a recurring feature that will run throughout the month of October. The hope and goal of this column is to supply every UTG reader with a daily horror (or Halloween-themed) movie recommendation …

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‘Batman v Superman’ Teaser To Run In Front Of ‘The Hobbit’

They might not admit it to the public, but it’s pretty clear to anyone paying attention that DC Comics is desperately trying to catch up to, if not top, Marvel‘s cinematic universe. Every time one company announces something big, the other one follows, and every time it’s the fans who win.

We have just under two years to wait until Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice hits theaters, but according to a new story on Forbes we might get a glimpse of the superhero epic as soon as December 2014. Writer Mark Hughes claims to have heard from a …

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‘Top Five’ Trailer Proves Chris Rock Is Still The King Of Comedy

There are many icons in the world of stand-up comedy, but many of those who have been given that title are no longer among the living. There are only a few ‘greats’ still walking around in 2014, and of those even less are actively doing comedy in a live setting. Chris Rock has not toured for several years, but in his latest film he digs deep into his history to present a story that could very much be a reality for someone in his position.

Top Five introduces the world to a man (played by Chris Rock) whose fame has …

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Machine Gun Kelly Makes His Big Screen Debut In Latest ‘Beyond The Lights’ Trailer

Ohio native Machine Gun Kelly is the latest in a long line of hip-hop celebrities to try and find success on the silver screen. Lucky for us, his first role is a rapper.

Beyond The Lights is the latest film from Love & Basketball creator Gina Prince-Bythewood. The film follows a young musician, who looks just a bit like Rihanna, that finds herself struggling with the pressure of success while on the verge of becoming the next big pop star. To make matters worse, her love life is a mess, including what appears to be a less than peaceful relationship …

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Warner Bros. Reveal DC Cinematic Universe Releases Through 2020

Holy bananas, Batman.

Warner Bros. has released their tentative schedule for the coming six years of DC comics in film through their newly atomized DC cinematic universe. Beginning with 2013′s Man Of Steel, the DC cinematic universe will continue with 2016′s Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice. On top of the upcoming film’s release years, there have been a few casting announcements as well.

Revealed at an investor meeting of all places (Warner Bros., you kind of missed out on Comic-Con), it is now known that Ezra Miller will play The Flash, though which incarnation of The Flash …

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‘Camp X-Ray’ Gets A New Trailer

Camp X-Ray, a film that follows a guard at Guantanamo Bay, has been given a new trailer.

Featuring Twilight star Kristen Stewart, and A Separation star Peyman Moaadi, the film will examine a guard’s (Stewart) relationship with a detainee (Moaadi).

The film seems to provoke questions based on the uses of detention facilities at Gitmo, and will be sure to provide controversy and question on both political ends of the spectrum.

Although the film has received mixed reviews thus far, many critics have been praising Stewart’s performance. Moaadi, who will most likely be new to American audiences, provided a …

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Netlix And Adam Sandler Are Working On Not One, But Four New Films

Either Hell has frozen over or the executive team at Netflix does not realize Adam Sandler continued making films after Click, but whatever the case, a groundbreaking deal has just been made that will allow Sandler to make four new films for the popular streaming service.

Announced today, Netflix has entered into an agreement with Adam Sandler to have the comedy icon star in and produce four new films that will be distributed exclusively through the streaming platform. None of the projects have been revealed at this time, but it’s likely the first will not premiere until the last …

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New ‘Theory Of Everything’ Trailer Is Absolutely Gorgeous

Following its critically acclaimed premiere last month, James Marsh‘s The Theory of Everything has received a gorgeous new trailer that will leave you impatiently awaiting the film’s November 7 release.

Focus Features seems to be fully aware of the fact their Stephen Hawking film will be a magnet for nominations when awards season rolls around, and their latest promotional effort to make audiences believe in Eddie Redmayne is entertaining with just enough heartache to hook your wallet. The new trailer features new footage, as well as most of the initial teaser. Redmayne stars as Stephen Hawking, tracing his journey from …