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»Beyond: Two Souls« live demo at Sony's E3 Press Conference / »The East« gets DVD/Blu-ray release date

Quantic Dream participated in Sony's E3 Press Conference on June 10 to give an overview on its latest work. In addition to »The Dark Sorcerer«, a comedy tech demo for the upcoming PlayStation 4 console, David Cage provided commentary for a new live demo of »Beyond: Two Souls« played on stage by Co-CEO Guillaume de Fondaumière.

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In the scene, which is supposed to take place in the last third of the game, Jodie Holmes has been recruited by the CIA and sent on a questionable mission to assassinate the ruthless Somali warlord Jamaal and return with evidence of his death. As she makes her way through the hostile town with the help of an AK-47 wielding child soldier named Salim, it becomes clearer how the dual gameplay styles will complement each other.

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Due to ongoing firefights, Jodie soon unleashes Aiden to assist her. He can knock over, distract, and outright kill the attackers. The spirit companion can even possess susceptible foes, giving players control of that character in order to do their dirty work. This usually results in the quick death of the assailed enemy, whether through brutal suicide or by drawing the attention of other enemies in the area, who will attack the possessed person. Despite these many possibilities, Aiden is still limited in his scouting range since he can't move too far from the main protagonist. Jodie serves as a kind of anchor for Aiden preventing experienced players from completing the entire level as an all-powerful ghost. Holmes’ movements in turn are at times relegated to quick-time events and a limited range of context-sensitive actions.

This dichotomy is emphasized when the duo finally approaches the mission's target. Since Jamaal is surrounded by high walls and armed guards, Jodie is forced to hide in a nearby building while Aiden finishes the job in his own unique way. He passes through the barriers, simply possesses one of Jamaal's guards and finally shoots the warlord down without regard for losses. But as helpful as having Aiden around might seem, the Somalia scene shows that his actions are not entirely in Jodie's control and his propensity for violence sometimes complicates her mission. While Jodie tries to retrieve photographic evidence of Jamaal's death, Salim enters the scene and finds his father among the dead. Filled with hatred, the young boy turns on Holmes and attempts to shoot her, but Aiden springs up to form an impenetrable shield, leaving the boy with no recourse as he lies at his father's side. There is no time for expressing condolences and profound thought, since the commotion brings the townspeople out. Soon after, Holmes finds herself running for her life while calling desperately for backup. She runs into a house and barricades herself inside, while people outside attempt to break down the doors and windows. Wounded and at the end of her rope, Jodie puts a gun to her head and eventually intends to kill herself. Ironically, it's once again Aiden who offers a way out by providing a ladder that brings Jodie to the rooftop of the house. Encircled by attackers and fearing for her life, she is finally rescued by military forces flying in with helicopters.

As stated previously, »Beyond« is all about decisions and their consequences, and will offer a varying degree of player choice. Although it's not exactly known at this time how Jodie Holmes could have gone through the Somalia sequence in any other manner, Fondaumière stated during a subsequent Q&A session that things can turn out differently. So will Salim show up again later in the story? And if so, will his role change depending on whether his father is alive or dead? Quantic Dream's Co-CEO wouldn't say, instead offering the cryptic response that "there are different ways to kill Jamaal."

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"Characters can live and die and that has a consequence to the story. [...] You are never really going to know at the end of any given scene what you will experience next. You might, at some moments, even discover consequences before their causes." This is pretty much identical to »Heavy Rain«, though it seems that »Beyond: Two Souls« might be even more wide-ranging and open-ended. "Different paths leading to different endings. That's the general idea. [...] There will never be a game over screen, the game ends at the end," he explained.

On the occasion of the Electronic Entertainment Expo, Quantic Dream also released two new trailers introducing some of the key elements and showing a wide range of scenes and locations. As announced in the gameplay trailer, »Beyond« will have animations adapt to the environment, contextual motions and interactions, simple and accessible controls, a new interaction system and a new action system based on bullet time & motion. The second clip begins with Jodie being enrolled into a CIA military school and follows her training and fighting via notably conventional methods. It then ends with a couple of sequences from the aforementioned Somalia mission. Furthermore, reporters were allowed to play this demo sequence as well as a level called "Haunted" where Jodie is on the run and has to escape the police. Detailed reports featuring the testers’ experiences, thoughts and impressions can be found on the websites of Thunderbolt, 2D-X, Gamer Horizon and IGN.

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In other news, the DVD and Blu-ray of »The East« will hit stores in the U.S. and Canada on September 17, 2013. Both editions will come with a couple of making of featurettes as well as deleted scenes, which are quite important to director Zal Batmanglij. For further details please consult the official press release after the jump.

The East - DVD & Blu-raySynopsis:
From producer Ridley Scott and directed by Zal Batmanglij comes a taut, sexy thriller starring Brit Marling (Arbitrage), Alexander Skarsgard (TV's “True Blood”) and Oscar® Nominee Ellen Page. Sarah Moss (Marling) is an ambitious new recruit at an elite private intelligence firm. Her first undercover assignment is to infiltrate “The East,” an elusive activist collective that terrorizes corporate leaders who commit crimes against humanity. The more involved she gets, the more Sarah’s life is in danger in this “great conspiracy thriller” (Joe Neumaier, New York Daily News).

Special Features:

Blu-ray and DVD Features
  • Behind the Scenes
    • Two Brothers: Collaboration
    • Cause and Effect: The Movement of The East
    • Examining the Moral Gray
Blu-ray Exclusive Features
  • Behind the Scenes
    • The East Exposed: The Story
    • Off the Grid: Creating the Story
    • Casting The East
  • Deleted Scenes
  • DigitalHD
The East Blu-rayThe East DVD
Street Date:September 17, 2013Street Date:September 17, 2013
Prebook Date:August 21, 2013Prebook Date:August 21, 2013
DHD Date:September 3, 2013DHD Date:September 3, 2013
Screen Format:Widescreen: 2.35:1Screen Format:Widescreen: 2.35:1
Audio:English 5.1 DTS-HD MA
Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1
French Dolby Digital 5.1
Audio:English 5.1 Dolby Digital
Spanish 2.0 Dolby Digital
French 2.0 Dolby Digital
Total Run Time:117 minutesTotal Run Time:117 minutes
U.S. Rating:PG-13U.S. Rating:PG-13
Closed Captioned:YesClosed Captioned:Yes

About Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment
Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment is the industry leading worldwide marketing, sales and distribution company for all Fox produced, acquired and third party partner film and television programing. Each year TCFHE expands its award-winning global product portfolio with the introduction of new entertainment content through established and emerging formats including DVD, Blu-ray™ and DigitalHD™. Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment is a subsidiary of 21st Century Fox.

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»The East« premieres in NYC and LA / Review roundup / Ellen's first "Ask Me Almost Anything" session on Reddit

»The East« premiered in New York City at the Sunshine Landmark Cinema on May 20th and in Brooklyn at the Nitehawk Theater on May 21st. Many guests including »Another Earth« director Mike Cahill, actress sisters Zoe and Maya Kazan, R&B/pop singer Eric West, actress Heather Matarazzo, actor Zachary Levi, actress Lenay Dunn and Vogue's Grace Coddington were in attendance for its big release. The actors of the film posed on the red carpet along with director Zal Batmanglij and were spotted signing autographs and taking photographs with fans before the event.

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Ellen also attended »The East« premiere in Los Angeles at the Arclight on May 28th along with writer/director Zal Batmanglij, Brit Marling, Patricia Clarkson and Alexander Skarsgard. According to various reports, the Occupy Wall Street Movement was a huge incentive toward exploring the pulse of the film. Page stated, "I think the movement is reflective of the frustration and anger that’s in our film that a lot of people are feeling right now and don’t know how to deal with it ... It doesn’t always perfectly bloom and create change ... Obviously, the police intervened and said it’s OK to set up a tent on the sidewalk if you want to get an iPhone 4 the next morning, but apparently you can’t when you speak for social justice."

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Reviews for the film have still been seemingly positive as the following roundup shows:

The themes of “The East” are inarguably current, but it is the film’s execution that allows it to feel timeless. Zal Batmanglij and Brit Marling can boast their independent roots, but the film feels like a marriage of independent sensibilities and studio ways. The film isn’t breaking any new ground, but is that really a bad thing? Despite an unfortunate end credits sequence, “The East” is a thriller that will hold you close and leave you aching for the next moment, managing to stay a few strides ahead of a pack of mundanity.
» Derek Deskins, The Lonely Reviewer

Equally impressive is Ellen Page’s portrayal of Izzy, one of The East’s more active members. While the immensely likeable Page starts out as cold and distant, she eventually gives her role a soul, especially during one of the more shocking and sad twists toward the conclusion of the mystery. Original, bold and full of thought-provoking ideas, “The East” works as a combination of wonderfully trippy entertainment and a statement involving morality. Be prepared to keep thinking about some of the messages long after the movie is complete.
» David Dixon, The Daily Aztec

Despite the fanaticism of The East, which can lead an audience to condemn their actions as much as its does the corporations that poison us, this film satisfies mostly from its capacity as a thriller. B+
» Harvey Karten, Shockya.com

The East is still a compelling portrait of what gets lost (and found) when a cause becomes an obsession. B+
» Leah Greenblatt, Entertainment Weekly

It’s too much a movie of “types,” and loses track of story elements that would seem important enough to warrant further exploration. The whole Christian conservative law-and-order mantle feels like a fuzzy afterthought on Jane, forgotten far too soon. But “The East” offers a lot to chew on and keeps the viewer on the same fence as Sarah, as bad things happen to bad people, and to “good” people — the dilettantes who see themselves as do-gooders but get just as down and dirty as those corporations they seek to punish. 3 out of 4
» Roger Moore, Movie Nation

Eventually it’s go time, and if The East loses a little steam on the grounds of action mechanics (a skill these plots always require), it’s never dumb on the subject of covert allegiances. Coming in our moment of recent domestic terror, the movie has a boldness in diving into the whys of political violence. These activists aren’t clowns, even if they sometimes bicker like a disorganized family. 4 out of 5
» Joshua Rothkopf, Time Out New York

'The East' is the type of movie that with further thinking, you may like it more. That's what happened to me personally. I saw this movie back in April, and after the film my father and I had a pretty deep conversation about what we had both seen. This is a film that will spark up many conversations, and for good reason too. There are things I picked up on days after seeing the film. This is THE thinker's movie of 2013. Not only is this film thrilling and engaging, but it's also thought provoking and stellar. Big props go out to Brit Marling and Zal Batmanglij for writing, starring, and directing in this movie. There are scenes that are strange but intriguing, as well as scenes that may have you scratching your head. 'The East' is one of those movies that requires multiple viewings in order to fully process it. I, for one, can't wait to go see this film again. 4 out of 4
» Zachary Marsh, The Film Wizard's Movie Reviews

Marling and Batmanglij previously collaborated on “Sound of My Voice,” an edgy cult drama, and the contemplative sci-fi thinker “Another Earth.” As the cracklingly cool “The East” shows, they’re the real deal. It’s not easy to make a thriller where brains and guts are so clearly in cahoots. 4 out of 5
» Joe Neumaier, NY Daily News

"The East" is a provocative industrial espionage thriller that pits counterculture revolutionaries intent on exposing corporate villainy against the undercover intelligence specialists paid exceedingly well to keep their compromised clientele clean. By spicing up a complex morality tale marked by sophisticated themes with down and dirty back stabbing and betrayals, the movie turns corporate malfeasance into a spy game that is entertaining without being dumbed down. [...] As the stakes rise and Sarah's choices become more dicey, the philosophical balancing act is harder to pull off. Near the end, their footing gets a little shaky. But for the most part, "The East" is a dizzying cat and mouse game with all sorts of moral implications.
» Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times

The acting is top-tier all the way. Page brims with ferocity and feeling, notably in a piercing scene with her estranged father. And Marling and Skarsgard nail every nuance in locating the secret hearts of characters who pride themselves on revealing nothing. The film’s climax may be clunky and unsatisfying, but it takes us to where the film’s been heading all along, a moral abyss. You leave The East with a hunger to know more and a good idea of where to look. For Marling and Batmanglij that counts as mission accomplished. For audiences, it’s that rare thing these days – a movie that matters. 3 out of 4
»Peter Travers, Rolling Stone

"The East" is a treat for individuals tired of summer blockbusters. Among the high-octane thrillers that move quick enough to cover their plot holes, “The East’s” distributor, Fox Searchlight, is brave in releasing a film that steers away from that archetype. “The East” is briskly paced, intelligently written and realistically frightening.
» Zack Grullon, Washington Square News

[The East is a] Gripping, intelligent and deeply socially conscious thriller — a singular combination — that hits the bull’s-eye both for satisfying entertainment and timely relevance.
» David Noh, Film Journal International

The East is essentially a very entertaining movie for general viewers. It has got the pace to keep you interested throughout. The tension that builds up looks genuine and the proof is that you might hold your breath in many sequences. They do not try to fool the audience based on tricky editing, and appealing sound effects. It is all organic which settles deep inside to make it all look natural. Despite of so many good qualities The East possesses, there are things that could have been improved. There was no room for proper development of the character to start with. So many things were happening that it did not allow much space. Then, it could have gone into the roots of emotions set deep inside but it touches just the surface. The most underwhelming thing was the climax of the movie. The overall package of The East is enough to thrill the audience. With certain improvements it could have however reached to a better position. Watch this if you like watching action thrillers with mystery.
» India, Ripe Movies

While The East is smart and character-driven, it's also an exciting thriller, well-paced and entrancing—perhaps the influence of producer Ridley Scott. It's a film worth putting the politics aside for, in order to pay attention to amazing characterizations of a cult, the gentle acting, strong dialoge, and intellectual themes—all surprisingly and stubbornly subtle in the face of this unsubtle plot.
» Maggie Lange, Gawker

The East possesses a smart social conscience, emotionally picking apart the personal trauma of the victim warriors within the group to explicate how they came to think that doing evil to punish evil is the only legitimate way to forge positive progress. Co-writers Batmanglij and Marling effectively evaluate different approaches to civil disobedience, always emphatically on the side of the preyed upon but never losing sight of how cruelly dealt retribution may unintentionally steal away the humanity all of us need in true heroes.
» Lane Scarberry, Sound On Sight

Movies such as The East are not meant to present sides of an issue as black and white. Through Marling’s character we can see how one can personally identify with The East, even if their form of justice is quite illegal. It is a debate that rages in our society currently, with no end in sight. And don’t look for The East to provide any answers. If anything, the debate only gets as murky and thick as an oil spill. Our The East review cannot recommend this film enough. Marling is a force of nature and it is a delight to see her shine her talent on the natural world and what we as a species are doing to it. 4.5 out of 5.0
» Joel D. Amos, Movie Fanatic

The East is a challenging movie that could prove divisive amongst the passionately political, but to get caught up in the film’s politics is to miss its point -- that humans are complicated creatures whose beliefs can evolve with the information we’re given (or that’s withheld from us), and that those changing viewpoints can have a transformative effect on the way we live our day-to-day lives. If that sounds a bit too heady for a night at the cinema, it should be noted that The East is also a crackling thriller that will keep you guessing until the very last second. 3 out of 4
» Jason Buchanan, TV Guide

The East is a well-crafted thriller that has a few issues here and there, largely with pacing as the 116 minute running time isn't really necessary, but overall it's a film that makes you think and offers some thrills as well. I'm now curious to learn what group Marling and Batmanglij will be infiltrating with their next film to complete the trilogy. B-
» Brad Brevet, Rope of Silicon

Watery plot and unconvincing characters sink what could have been, maybe with a different script, a smartly made movie. 2 out of 4
» John Anderson, Newsday

The film’s handling of issues also can’t help but feel rather thin as well. Even without succumbing to lengthy monologues, the film could have engaged with its ethical issues with greater insight. That missing insight only makes the titular collective more generic. These issues are not helped by the film’s final 20 minutes, which rushes through a number of developments in order to set up its open-ended (and rather pat) conclusion. Somewhere in The East are the seeds of a great, morally complex thriller, one that Marling and Batmanglij will hopefully make in the near future. As the next step in the pair’s evolution as storytellers, however, it can’t help but come up short, even with its more polished aesthetic. The East has competence to spare, yet not nearly enough that is truly exceptional. 3 out of 5
» Jordan Baker, Cineplex Entertainment

The East is the kind of film that says a lot more with a whisper then it does with a scream, and while people may not be able to look past what the film’s ultimate message, in it’s quieter moments all of the emotional punches hit their marks.
» Dave Voigt, Dork Shelf

“The East” is a pretty taut thriller. Will Sarah get exposed before she gets the information her boss wants? And how much of her growing sympathy for the group’s arguments is based on reason, as opposed to her physical attraction to Benji? Marling and Batmanglij are also interested in the moral questions the film raises. Are violent means justified if the end is good? And how much violence? When does deterrence cross the line to spite? With the exception of Benji, the members of The East aren’t ideologues so much as idealists. They allow themselves the luxury of debate, questioning and regret. Also hope. It’s for these reasons that “The East” satisfies, in ways that Marling’s earlier vehicles didn’t. Its head is in the clouds, but its feet are grounded in reality. 3 out of 4
» Michael O’Sullivan, The Washington Post

The film’s ongoing tension is nicely provided by Jane/Sarah’s never-ending quest to hide her true identity. However that becomes further complicated when she gradually begins to become intrigued by the mission of her erstwhile cohorts in The East — whom she initially set out to expose and destroy. While the development of a not-unexpected romance between Benji and Jane/Sarah adds a further complication, the character’s eventual conflicted emotions likely would have arisen anyway. It is that conflict that becomes the crux of “The East,” and it provides a nice twist to this very contemporary tale as it moves to its satisfying and highly believable conclusion. 3 out of 45
» Bill Zwecker, Chicago Sun-Times

If you want more “bang for your buck” go see something else this summer, because that is not what The East sets out to do. However, if you want a film that can keep you thinking with a cast that actually acts out the script, I highly recommend this film. 4 out of 5
» Paul Dennis, News Register Online

The East presents no moral dilemma to the viewer, only to Marling’s character who realizes she may want to belong with the very group she’s infiltrating. The problem is, this group is a fringe cult. They make real cults look bad. They live by the seat of their pants and have no real purpose for doing anything other than revenge. Their focus us unclear and disorganized. D
» Justin Taroli, Lists & Grades

As a fable pondering the nature of personal responsibility, The East reflects our endless hypocrisy with absolute clarity. But as an emotional experience — which is why we go to movies in the first place — The East falls flat because we just don’t care about anyone or anything, which may affirm the movie’s bleak message of environmental ambivalence, but fails to light the bonfire of change.
» Katherine Monk, Canada.com

As low-budget dramas go, The East is technically proficient, and occasionally impressive, in every way, and I wouldn’t say the film ever sinks below the point of watchability. But its political and thematic goals are handled so poorly, with the actual dramatic weight of the piece disappearing as a result, that the film ultimately has very little to offer. I still think Batmanglij and Marling show promise as writers, and Batmanglij can be a sharp, perceptive director, but The East is a leaden and labored misfire, one undeserving of attention in a summer with so many other creatively successful pictures. The East is a wooden and unappealing chore, treading familiar ground for the filmmakers with an additional layer of clunky, drama-killing political soap-boxing. 2,5 out of 5
» Jonathan R. Lack, WeGotThisCovered

Director Zal Batmanglij, working from a script he co-wrote with Marling, keeps the pace at a feverish pitch. The “jam” sequences are full of shocks and suspense that exploit our own conflicts over the group’s actions. We’re alternately rooting for them and hoping that a few of the targets can escape unharmed. But the film also works during the quiet times as Sarah’s eyes are opened to some of the world’s cruelties. This is one of the few thrillers that should inspire some great ethical discussions after the lights have gone up. THE EAST is exciting, complex, full of fantastic actors, and one of this year’s best films. 4,5 out of 5
» Jim Batts, We Are Movie Geeks

I’m not saying that The East is a bad film. It is certainly well made. The acting is strong across the board. Marling is a strange leading lady, but she has an intriguing, indefinable quality and she’s obviously very talented. I was engaged throughout, and a couple of those early cult scenes are pretty great. The problem is that the film lacks focus. There isn’t much progression to the story once it gets going.
» Sean Lass, Playback:stl

The East, admittedly well written and thought provoking with really beautiful cinematography, is still a CliffsNotes version of eco-criticism. It highlights pertinent, timely issues, but in a way that mirrors my Twitter feed. The biggest takeaway from the film was that maybe it is better to have partners in crime because the feelings of guilt and dismay that will inevitably ensue in the struggle of good and evil will be more subdued.
» Jordan Gass-Poore, Slackerwood

The film avoids simplistic moral judgments and tidy resolutions to deliver something compelling and thoughtful. Ultimately, it concludes there are no easy answers but that doesn’t stop it from asking provocative questions.
» Beth Accomando, KPBS San Diego

A tense thriller always intrigues an audience and The East dabbles in cult life, environmental activism and has enough of an of-the-moment hook that if its gets into wide enough release, word of mouth might make this a sleeper hit. [...] Great performances from Marling, Ellen Page, and Alexander Skarsgard almost in and of themselves make this worth checking out. [...] For some, the eco-terrorism angle and the perhaps expected bend the film takes with Marling’s character will strike some as providing a mixed message that is incredibly divisive. [...] When it becomes literal and predictable, The East starts to buckle and fray around the edges. For some, it may literally fall apart right before your eyes with a dicey third act. 3,5 out of 5
» Mike Ward, Should I See It

The East combines two movie genres, a deep undercover spy story with a drama that brings social issues to the discussion, specifically targeting the gray areas. [...] Trying to find a neat ending muddies up what was a marvelous little ride and any ambiguity about big businesses, the environment or who the bad guys are in all of this gets undercut by a mismatched end credits sequence that looks like it was borrowed from one of the Bourne movies. Still The East is worth the time spent to see Marling, Skarsgard and Page working together to tell an original, indie-scaled edition of the popular deep cover. It’s a polished and accomplished work, with imperfections, but that’s what’s exciting about investing the time in emerging talents like Batmanglij and Marling. 7,5 out of 10
» Ernie Estrella, BuzzFocus

As much as “The East” is an espionage thriller, whatever genre patterns I might have detected were swept away by the riveting cast performances. Had the actors not created characters every bit as fascinating as the narrative’s subject matter, “The East” would have never reached its maximum potential, and its plot would now be without a soul to guide it. [...] If you ever get the chance to see “The East” in theaters, I insist you do so. It is not only an exciting thriller guaranteed to satisfy your desire for entertainment, but also a humble self-reflection on topics worth pondering.
» Noah S. Lee, The Coast News

Another Brit hit, plus Batmanglij is beginning to show dash as director. The duo make a tight fist of hot topicality and high tension from an ideas-packed genre piece. 4 out of 5
» Kevin Harley, TotalFilm

The East (for all its familiar undercover-cop tropes) intrigues not with good guy-bad guy shtick, but with the conundrum of how to live morally in an inherently immoral West. 3 out of 4
» Peter Canavese, Groucho Reviews

What I found especially disturbing about The East is its believability. I have no doubt we will see these types of attacks in the very near future. The East ultimately asks the question we’ll all have to answer when that time comes: where will your loyalties lie? 3,5 out of 4
» Shannon, Film Junk

Whatever flaws it may have, there’s something admirable about the film that Zal Batmanglij and Brit Marling have put together. With Alan Pakula’s politically laced thrillers of the seventies in mind, one can only hope they’ll keep bringing forth material as great as this, as The East is already a step up from Batmanglij’s debut Sound of My Voice. 4,25 out of 5
» Juan Barquin, YAM Magazine

The East is beautiful but formulaic when you get down to the nuts and bolts of it. There’s nothing wrong with a bit of standard formula though, and it’s good to see a topical but often bypassed issue take center stage. Marling and Batmaglij are a very fine duo indeed.
» Teri Wolfpants, Cinetalk

Such a thought-provoking film works because of Marling's performance. Instead of going the typical routes of her either staying a hard-nosed defender of the law or falling under the spell of the group's leader, her journey is one of self-discovery and transformation. Marling's reawakening from a no-frills, egotistic go-getter to a concerned soul is revealed through every moment of her solid performance.It helps that she works with Skarsgård and Ellen Page. Their performances are equally strong and that makes for emotional moments that resonate with a deep realness. "The East" is the kind of movie that will alienate those who only see the world in black-and-white terms. It is about people who live in the gray, between light and dark, that's played out and written with great power by Marling. B+
» Rick Bentley, The Fresno Bee

The East is a natural progression from many of the ideas presented in Sound of My Voice and feels like the springboard that will launch Marling and Batmanglij into the mainstream. A tense, thoughtful, and compelling film, The East is one of the summer’s few indie, female-centric offerings that’s heavy on ideas and light on computer-generated spectacle.
» FamousMonster, Geeks of Doom

Despite initially promising an exciting and subversive concept, The East is simply a flat and tedious look at the lives of unlikeable eco-hipsters that fails to showcase the readdressing of the balance of power between the social classes. It appears greed really is good. 2 out of 5
» Phil Wheat, Nerdly

A perfectly functional, if somewhat underwhelming thriller, Batmanglij's The East feels all too much like a more grown-up and less naive version of the director's previous outing. Unfortunately, by attempting to appear more serious and mature, the original excitement and imagination has somehow vanished, revealing little more than the hollow shell of two of American cinema's most previously promising prospects. 3 out of 5
» Patrick Gamble, CineVue

In a world where we all can’t help wondering just how much “investigating and infiltrating” is being done these days, “The East” is an exceptionally prescient and smart thriller starring a woman who has now given us some of the more arresting and wily and brainy independent film visions of anyone else around. 3,5 out of 4
» Jeff Simon, The Buffalo News

The movie is full of low-key, effective performances, with Skarsgård especially watchable as a friendly, patient sort of zealot. If you’ve seen Marling carry a film, especially one she co-wrote, you know she prefers to have her characters remain enigmas for as long as possible. Marling plays closed, watchful, smart people who only gradually reveal themselves to others, as Jane/”Sarah” does here, and she’s good at that. B+
» Brittney Cason, Charlotte Observer

Marling and Batmanglij skillfully invests 'The East' with an almost unbearable suspense, combining the emotional dynamics of the group with the kind of top-drawer acting that you’d expect from a cast this stellar. Ellen ‘Juno’ Page is alive with ferocious indignity and clearly unconvinced by Sarah’s skillful infiltration of the group, while the widow spider-like Clarkson effortlessly steals every scene she’s in. Alexander Skarsgård is great as Benji, the unsettling and handsome leader. The film’s ending may be unsatisfying, but only to take us to where the film’s been heading all along, a moral abyss. 'The East' makes you want to know more and gives a good indication of where to look. A rare thing these days – a movie that gives a damn and makes you want to care too.
» Anna Bang, Volt Magazine

Though The East isn't always surprising as it plays with expected suspense and political thriller tropes, it is always engrossing which is more than most films can say. I was with it right from its opening scene up until the frankly terrible flash-forward style ending which gets cold feet about the previously hopeless nihilism and fascinating moral thickets. B
» Nathaniel R., The Film Experience

The finale is equally exciting: Batmanglij delivers a coda which might seem frustratingly banal, yet his full stop only expands on Sarah’s journey for those willing to look. On the whole, The East is another impressive mark on both Batmanglij and Marling’s filmography, who are fast establishing themselves as two of the key members of the American indie scene.
» Evrim Ersoy, Electric Sheep

The East is a conventional thriller, which although not particularly memorable, manages to hold down your attention throughout, telling a good story and blessed with a string of good performances. This may not be one you purchase on DVD, but it’s yet another promising foray into the fledging career of Brit Marling, and we certainly look forward to whichever project she tackles next. 3 out of 5
» Stefan Pape, HeyUGuys

Well-acted and suspenseful, with a great deal of editorial content, this feels a little awkward and earnest, and perhaps not angry enough. 3 out of 5
» Kim Newman, Empire

The East’s treatment of corporate cover-ups of criminal activity cannot help but strike a chord in modern society. The film makes great efforts to remind the viewer of the truths inherent in the story by referencing YouTube and making use of newsreel montages. This technique, however, is inconsistent and in a film that already makes use of several different styles it is perhaps a little unnecessary. Having said this, these criticisms can easily be overlooked as The East is a powerful and riveting film that feels rather unique in contemporary film-making and is a film that not only keeps you guessing, but stays with the you long after leaving the cinema. 8 out of 10
» Holly Turpin, Bring the Noise

The East is far from the powerful masterpiece it wants to be, but charmingly questions the concept of flickering identity; the roots of belief are more to do with personal experiences than one likes to admit. As a thriller with a brain and conscience, it can even find a dramatic climax in a spy eating an apple out of the bin. 7 out of 10
» Nick Chen, The Digital Fix

If The East has a bum note, it's the inclusion of a potential romance between Benji and Sarah that feels rote in an otherwise potent, thoughtful and well-paced thriller. 4 out of 5
» Adam, Seensome

The many, many irritating things about this Fox Searchlight production – yes, that stablemate of our global harbinger of morality, Rupert Murdoch’s News International – detract from the fact that Green politics is deadly serious. The ethics of direct action could be an interesting starting point. This film is pretentious and ill-informed. Forget its faux message, though that is bad enough, it also fails as its action does little to alleviate the long periods of boring, angsty nonsense. 1 out of 5
» Dan Carrier, Camden Review

This anti-corporate espionage thriller is slick and engaging for a while, but in the end leaves you rooting for the bad guy. 3 out of 5
» Henry Barnes, The Guardian

The East isn’t a Baader-Meinhof style affair that details the appeal in attacking consumerist society by any means necessary. The actions of The East are as morally repugnant as the corporations screwing up the planet with nihilistic abandon. Batmanglij’s movie is a level-headed, pragmatic work wary of ranting dogma from both sides. There’s something positively centrist or Third Way about it. Capitalism works as long as it can be held accountable.
» Martyn Conterio, Little White Lies

‘The East’, follows on from Zal Batmanglij and Brit Marling's first collaboration, The Sound of My Voice. My hunch is this film will prove another stepping stone for one of independent cinema's great creative teams. There are few films you leave feeling you've just seen a call to action. So do not go west, this summer. Go East. Go now. 5 out of 5
» John Baker and Paul Foreman, Britflicks

Although I didn't entirely fall for The East, it will be interesting to see further collaborations from Batmanglij and Marling. Although the film isn't quite as effective in it's message as say, The Constant Gardener, it certainly raises a lot of questions that should be thought about long after the movie has ended and will pitch at a younger audience who will maybe become more politicised. If it brings these issues to further to the forefront than that's no bad thing.
» Jo, broken shark

What The East does well is engage the brain - something Christopher Nolan keeps in mind when creating cinema for the multiplex - whether that's through tense moments as the group carry out their acts or 'jams' or through Sarah's changing perspective as the film progresses. Throwing in a clever twist once more certainly helps, although perhaps spelt out a little too painstakingly to have the same impact as Sound of My Voice's genuine jaw dropper. Whatever direction Marling takes next, The East shows her film compass is well and truly pointing in the right direction. 3 out of 5
» Dan Clay, Movie Man Dan

Although it might not start any revolutions, The East is a really good underdog movie, definitely worth seeing, combining interesting plot with good characters and some solid acting and directing talent on show.
» Stewart Scott, TVandFilmReview.com

A complicated film (with an oversimplistic ending) for the age of the Occupy Movement, The East probes the ethics of those who would oppose corporate malfeasance through covert action.
» Anton Bitel, Film4

RedditEllen was also just recently a part of the AMAA (Ask Me Almost Anything) forum on Reddit which was linked through her twitter feed on Sunday June 23rd. Here fans of her work were able to gather in a social setting and allowed the incredible opportunity to ask this "tiny Canadian" anything they wanted. I was personally floored by the maturity and professionalism not only in Ms. Page's responses but in many of the questions that were asked. One question that really stood out to me was by a poster that asked Ellen to describe herself as a feminist and whether or not she deliberately chooses her characters based upon their struggles versus their sex appeal. In which Ellen replied, "Considering there are so few roles for women and the roles that do exist can be so narrow in their idea of what a woman can be, it is extremely important to me to be involved with projects where the girl is in charge of her own destiny and is honest and well written."

In my honest opinion: Being a young woman, myself, in the society in which I live; where people have such a skewed perception perhaps more so out of fear than anything else… I think that it is really important to have examples of all kinds of beauty, all kinds of struggles, and all kinds of ways in which we can coexist where the gender boundary is nonexistent. I’m glad to see that there are really positive people like Ellen who are constantly pushing these boundaries out of place and allowing us the chance to step outside of ourselves and live through another’s circumstances. Having that insight is critical, I think, in order to grow and further understand ourselves and others as we continue through our lifetime on this incredible planet.

You can find the complete thread here: www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/1gxgfx/i_am_actress_ellen_page_amaa/

To be continued ....

The Top of Our Current Todo List
- New York and Los Angeles Premiere of "The East"
- Beyond: Two Souls at E3 - Electronic Entertainment Expo
- Review summary for "The East"
- Ellen on Conan, Ferguson and Stroumboulopoulos

Date: 06/30/2013 - 22:30:09 Posted by Trisha
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Ellen Page's TV promo tour for »The East« - Jon Stewart, Craig Ferguson, Conan and Stroumboulopoulos

Hi, everyone. It's Wayne here. I'm also one of Dominik's proofreaders here at EPO. Just as my colleague Trisha did recently, I wanted to give a further update on some of Ellen's recent activities. Specifically I'm going to talk about her appearances on network talk shows in the past few weeks. (this is right off the ToDo list at the end of the last update.)

First, there was Ellen's guest spot on »The Daily Show with Jon Stewart« on May 20th. Those of us who follow Ellen on Twitter know how much of a fan she is of this show and it showed in the interview. Ellen spoke about »The East« and how it reflects current events, as well as her own passion for the environment. She also spoke about being a Canadian living in the U.S. and one of my fave moments was Jon's reaction to Ellen's comment about Canadians "we aren't perfect". As well she showed off her dry wit with a joke about lox, which led into an exchange with Jon about 'Canadian rabbis'. Overall, a really good interview, IMO.

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Next up was »The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson« on May 28th. Here Ellen and Craig engaged in a rambling discussion very similar to her past interviews on this show. They barely mentioned »The East«, instead talking about pets, therapy, and so on. The interview ended with one of Ellen and Craig's 'awkward pauses' and the showing of a clip from the movie. A fun interview to watch, especially Ellen's 'breakdown' in their therapy role-play.

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Then it was on to »Conan« on June 3rd. Once again, like in the interview with Jon Stewart, Ellen got to talk about Canada, in an interview that included hockey and the McLobster sandwich that is only offered in Nova Scotia. As well, in discussing »The East«, Ellen explained about the freegan lifestyle and her personal experience with permaculture several years ago at Happy Valley in Oregon. One of the highlights, though, was Ellen juggling some balls that Conan just 'happened to have on hand'. Just like the soccer ball she head-juggled the last time she was on his show. Ellen certainly showed what a good sport she is and handled it all very professionally. She spoke about being nervous … Ellen, if you read this … IT DIDN'T SHOW!

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Finally, Ellen rounded out this current series of talk show appearances with fellow Canadian George Stroumboulopoulos on his new self-titled show on CNN on June 21st. This was the most serious of the four interviews, with Ellen talking about the film choices she makes, how vulnerability affects her work, and more of her views on the way we impact the world and each other. But there were also fun moments like when George showed a clip from 'Pit Pony' (this clip can also be seen in EPO's video archive, along with many others, BTW) and she talked about her relationship with Twitter.

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In my opinion Ellen did really well with these interviews, showing both her professionalism and her good humour. These qualities, along with her awesome acting of course, are the reasons why so many folk back here in Nova Scotia are so proud of her. I hope this update gives you a taste of what these appearances were like. Please be sure to check out the videos in the video section of the site. Just watching these again while preparing this update makes me really anxious to see »The East« when it comes to Halifax this weekend. Take care, everyone and a big thank you to Dominik for all his hard work maintaining this fantastic web-site. I am truly humbled to play a small part in this.

To be continued ....

The Top of Our Current Todo List
- New York and Los Angeles Premiere of "The East"
- Beyond: Two Souls at E3 - Electronic Entertainment Expo
- Review summary for "The East"
- Ellen on Conan, Ferguson and Stroumboulopoulos

Date: 06/25/2013 - 23:28:25 Posted by Wayne
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Guest DJ Project featuring Ellen on KCRW / First US trailer for Lynn Shelton's »Touchy Feely«

Hi y’all this is Trisha, one of the proofreaders for this site. Dominik has been dealing with some unforeseen technical issues with his computer lately so I thought that I would take a chance to post some newer information for you guys.

Ellen has been keeping busy with continuous support for her latest film »The East«. Although most of her interviews as of late have been on a more serious scale promoting the idea of freeganism and social activism, she was able to let her hair down in a more intimate setting for an interview with Eric J. Lawrence at KCRW for their Guest DJ Project.

KCRW - Guest DJ Project - Ellen Page (06/12/2013)

Here Ms. Page was able to further share her love of music giving us a sampling of a few of her favorite tracks such as "Fool" by Cat Power and "Stone Bridge" by Adam Hurst. When asked if music played an important role in preparation for her acting Ellen replied, "Oh, absolutely. And sometimes different records or specific songs I'll have for whatever character I'm playing, and Cat Power is always around. Arcade Fire is a big one … And also I played a character once who had no music and that was sort of sad. I couldn't find music, I couldn't find music for this character, and I was like, 'oh, it's because she has no music in her life! She's that sad." I don't know about you, but I think regardless of the characters in which she portrays we're able to get a sampling of that character's track list through her ability to take you there in any element of her acting ability.

You're able to view a full transcript of this interview as well as download/listen to the whole podcast through KRCW’s website (or the audio clip section here on EPO).

In other news »Touchy Feely« is already sure to be reaching a larger audience with last week's release of its official trailer.

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Although there were mixed reviews with the screening at SXSW I know that many of us are already huge fans of Ellen and will be watching the film regardless of previous comments. According to the trailer released by Huffington Post Entertainment: »Touchy Feely« will premiere first via iTunes on August 1st, 2013 before opening in theaters September 6th, 2013.

Until more news arises in regards to Ellen's filming career, what projects are you most excited about reaching the big screen? I know that I personally cannot wait until »Freeheld« finally gains some much needed leverage. And I'm on the bandwagon for »Beyond: Two Souls«; Although, I sadly do not own a PlayStation 3. (I’m a little bit of an Amish person when it comes to technology. lol! Can’t wait until Ellen writes a book … I love books) ;-) )

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Be sure to check out the continuous updates by Dominik in the video section or through his personal twitter account for this website at www.twitter.com/ellenpagenet. I'm sorry there is not much to report but writing this update has been a fun experience for me. Hopefully I did it some justice. Hope that you guys are having fun, staying safe, being active and enjoying some rays. Take care –Trisha.

To be continued ....

The Top of Our Current Todo List
- New York and Los Angeles Premiere of "The East"
- Beyond: Two Souls at E3 - Electronic Entertainment Expo
- Review summary for "The East"
- Ellen on Conan, Ferguson and Stroumboulopoulos

Date: 06/23/2013 - 23:14:07 Posted by Trisha
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»Beyond: Two Souls« at Tribeca / Promotion tour for »The East« / Sneak Peeks from the set of »X-Men: DoFP«

Tribeca Film Festival 2013At this year's Tribeca Film Festival in New York, Quantic Dream's upcoming PS3 game »Beyond: Two Souls« was shown in a two-hour screening honoring the common bonds of storytelling shared between cinema and videogames. The event featured a 35-minute video called "Homeless in a nutshell" with new gameplay footage followed by the reveal of a new trailer and a panel discussion with Harold Goldberg, founder of the New York Videogame Critics Circle, David Cage and a trio of the game's digital actors including Ellen Page, Kaddeem Hardison and Eric Winter.

The walkthrough demo was taken from one segment of the game where Jodie Holmes has run away from her CIA mentors, winds up alone on the harsh winter streets and joins a group of homeless people living in an abandoned building. The footage was filled with small heart-warming moments, like when one of Jodie's newfound friends takes her out on the streets to try and raise money to buy food for a homeless woman who is pregnant. The game gives players control of Jodie on the street, with a number of interactive action points that only become apparent as you freely wander around. Walking toward a bar will trigger an offer from a treacherous-looking man who solicits the young girl to go into the back with him for money; likely for a sexual proposition. The person playing the demo declined this suggestive offer and instead wandered to the end of the street, borrowed a busker’s guitar, and began performing Beck's "Lost Cause". "I suggested it and then I played it, and then David liked it, and then we used it," Ellen joked. "That’s about the extent of my guitar skills, though. OK, I sang in »Juno« but it was a two-chord song so it was pretty easy. I wish I was a talented musician."

In another scene we get to see a dispirited Jodie standing on a ledge over a freeway while giving the options to either jump or back away. Since there is no classic "Game over", the game won't end at this point though. When you decide to jump, Jodie will be lifted by the mysterious spirit Aiden and pushed back the ledge, prompting an emotional speech in which Jodie begs him to leave her alone and just let her die. But don't start to think that it doesn't matter what the player is going to select in such situations. In the words of David Cage: "The whole idea is to put you in the shoes of the main protagonist and let you make decisions, let you make choices that will have consequences on the plot. So you decide what you want to do, where you want to go or what you want to say. And the story changes accordingly." In this way you will make your own story and become the actor, but also the writer and the director of this experience.

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"It's really the story of a life," the CEO of Quantic Dream told the audience. "It's a journey in someone's life, and we'll see Ellen Page's character Jodie Holmes in different moments - when she's happy and sad - in her life and just be with her and share a life." The extremely high-end choose-your-own adventure story and the format of storytelling was also the key factor that attracted Ellen to the project. "I didn't know how to wrap my head around it," she said. "What does it mean to be in a videogame? I had no concept. I hadn't really even played videogames in 10 years; I sort of stopped at »Crash Bandicoot«. It completely intrigued me. I got »Heavy Rain« and was completely blown away. I had such a limited gaming experience in that time and technology had moved away and then to see what was happening -- this combination of interactive gameplay with cinematic scope of narrative. It was fascinating. Then to sit down with David and have him explain to me this female protagonist and this journey she goes on -- I was just completely blown away."

The year-long process of shooting was done in a motion capture studio with nothing but behind-the-scenes equipment and the most rudimentary of props; animators created the rest of the environment in the post production process. Cage said it was “funny” to see the actors’ reactions to the set, which were unanimous: "On the first day they were really lost, because the set is empty. They felt they look silly in the motion-capture suit covered with 90 markers all over the place. They asked, ‘Where’s the camera?’ There is no camera. There are cameras 360 degrees around you, so you don’t have to look at something in particular. ‘What about the lighting?’ There’s no lighting. 'What about the marks on the floor?' There is no mark on the floor." That eventually led to the final question: 'What am I doing here by the way?' Although the actors were lost at sea on the first day, Cage explained it didn’t take long for them to find their legs. "On the second day, they all had the same reaction: ‘What a minute. That means that I’m free. No one is asking me to look in this direction, to be careful with the light… We can just act with other actors and focus on the script and my role.’ So they realized how free they are compared to a film sometimes."

However, this freedom was essential since the filming process turned out to be really challenging and emotionally and physically exhausting as Page explained. Although she called it "a great exercise," she noted, "Everyday you’re doing thirty-plus pages." For the most part, studios film from one to five pages a day on the average, depending on the complexities of the project. With absolutely no breaking down and resetting of lighting and sound equipment, motion-capture shoots can run at a much higher speed. Actors on a motion-capture set therefore must memorize a whole TV episode’s worth of dialog each day by comparison. “It’s nonstop,” she said. At the same time, Ellen stars in every scene and therefore had to memorize multiple lines for each moment in the narrative and then deliver them, one after another, without a break and - the hardest part for an actor - with complete emotional believability. Switching a character’s arc on a dime is hard enough, but doing it multiple times for a single take, again and again and again, is phenomenal, and Cage, Hardison, and Winter each in turn praised Page's virtuosity and dedication, all by saying it was the best performance of her career. Critics, in turn, are already calling her performance the most convincing digital acting display so far, while also praising the game's photorealism.

»Beyond: Two Souls« will be available this October in North America and Europe with the special edition featuring a premium steel book, an exclusive extra game scene, the game soundtrack, dynamic themes, an avatar pack and Making of Featurettes that have only being announced for America and the United Kingdom so far.

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In the lead-up to its upcoming theatrical release in the US on May 31, Fox Searchlight has released the second trailer for »The East« and has started to reveal new clips, tv spots, featurettes and movie stills on an almost daily basis. As you may imagine it's not easy to have an eye on the whole Internet and everything that is going on, but I'm really trying to do my best in order to provide you with the latest information. At the same time, screenings at numerous US film festivals as well as several free advance screenings and special events took place in different US cities including Washington, Boston, Chicago and Dallas with Zal Batmanglij, Brit Marling and various members of the cast being in attendance for Q&A sessions and interviews. Ellen attended one of these free screenings in Toronto, along with Zal and Brit.

In addition, she will be contributing to the current promotion tour by appearing on »The Daily Show with Jon Stewart« on Monday, May 20th at 11:00 PM ET/10:00 PM CT and »The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson« on Tuesday, May 28th at 12:35 PM ET/11:35 PM CT to talk about the eco-thriller. Please find all of the available stills to date in the gallery and make sure to check out the video clips and the official list of play dates with information on the US theatres in which the film will open below!

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May 31New York, NYAMC Lincoln SquareWWW
May 31New York, NYSunshine CinemasWWW
May 31Los Angeles, CAThe LandmarkWWW
May 31Hollywood, CAArclight HollywoodWWW
June 7Bethesda, MDBethesda Row CinemaWWW
June 7Washington, DCE-Street CinemaWWW
June 7Bronxville, NYBronxville TriplexWWW
June 7Manhasset, NYManhasset TriWWW
June 7Montclair, NJClaridge 6WWW
June 7Bethel, CTBethel Cinema and CádizWWW
June 7Brooklyn, NYBrooklyn Heights CinemasWWW
June 7Norwalk, CTGarden CinemaWWW
June 7Rocky Hill, NJMontgomery CinemasWWW
June 7Kew Gardens, NYKew Gardens CinemasWWW
June 7Malverne, NYMalverne Cinema and Art CenterWWW
June 7Philadelphia, PARitz at the BourseWWW
June 7Toronto, ONTIFF Bell LightboxWWW
June 7Evanston, ILEvanston 18WWW
June 7Chicago, ILCentury Centre CinemaWWW
June 7Dallas, TXAngelika Film CenterWWW
June 7Santa Barbara, CAPaseo Nuevo CinemaWWW
June 7Pasadena, CAPlayhouseWWW
June 7El Segundo, CAArclight Beach CitiesWWW
June 7Sherman Oaks, CAArclight Sherman OaksWWW
June 7Irvine, CAUniversity Town CenterWWW
June 7Palo Alto, CAPalo Alto TwinWWW
June 7Pleasant Hill, CACentury's/Pleasant HillWWW
June 7San Jose, CASantana RowWWW
June 7San Rafael, CARegency 6WWW
June 7Berkeley, CAShattuck Art CinemasWWW
June 7San Francisco, CAEmbarcadero Art CinemaWWW
June 7San Francisco, CAKabukiWWW

Out ThereOn April 19, IFC aired the season finale of its coming-of-age animated series »Out There« with Ellen and Sarah Silverman in guest roles. They lent their voices to Amber and Amy, two girls from the "cool kid" yearbook staff who invite the main character Chad to join their inner circle for ulterior reasons. Although the show received positive reviews from Bubbleblabber, the Los Angeles Times and the New York Times, there hasn’t been any recent news on if it will be returning for a second season.

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Since the last update, the production of »X-Men: Days of Future Past« has started in Montreal, Canada. While director Bryan Singer is frequently using Twitter to share the latest casting updates and photos from the set, there isn't much information about the upcoming mutant adventure itself so far. What we know is that many actors from both »X-Men: The Last Stand« and »X-Men: First Class« are going to reprise their roles with even the heavily pregnant Halle Berry making a (likely short) appearance as Ororo Munroe aka Storm. Newcomers to the franchise include Peter Dinklage, Omar Sy, Booboo Stewart (James Proudstar/Warpath), Fan Bingbing (Clarice Ferguson/Blink) and Evan Peters (Quicksilver). »X-Men: Days of Future Past« comes to theaters July 18th, 2014.

And finally, for those who care, EPO had its 7th anniversary on April 30, 2013!

Date: 05/20/2013 - 22:55:20 Posted by Dominik
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