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“Mission: Impossible 5” Hits Theaters Christmas 2015

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Tom Cruise will be heating up the screen in yet another Mission: Impossible flick.

According to Paramount, the fifth installment in the series has just been given a release date of December 25, 2015.  The film will compete with Ben Affleck’s Live By Night and DreamWorks Animation’s Kung Fu Panda 3, which hits theaters just two days earlier.

MI 5 will be directed by Christopher McQuarrie, with Tom Cruise sharing producing duties with  J.J. Abrams.

Justin Timberlake Slams His Critics

 

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Justin Timberlake is firing back at those who criticized his Runner, Runner performance and The 20/20 Experience 2 of 2.

In GQ magazine’s Men of the Year issue, Timberlake fired off on his critics and vocalized how the recent harsh criticism he’s been getting has affected him.

“So I find it ironic that I’m doing an interview with you about Man of the Year when I feel—literally—like a bunch of people just took a shit on my face.”

He says the brutal critics of his movie and album are a “Double whammy.”  Runner Runner, a thriller that also stars Ben Affleck made only $8 million during its opening weekend.   Variety run an op-ed titled “Why Justin Timberlake Should Stop Acting.” (Oof.) And Billboard has, in Timberlake’s words, “said, ‘Tell him to leave his second half at home.’ Where did all this vitriol come from? It’s mean. And I’m not cut out for it.”

“This recognizable face that you work so hard to get—not because you want the recognition but because you know you’re made to do it,” he says.  “The movie didn’t do well at the box office, so I should quit? Hold on a second. If I was somebody else, you wouldn’t have said that. I have the number one album this week, and I shouldn’t have released it? Come on, man. You sound like a dickhead…. It just shocked me because, like, you’re trade magazines. None of your opinions count. And by the way, none of you can do it.”

In the magazine, Jessica Biel’s husband slams his critics for hating on his new film, Runner Runner, and album, The 20/20 Experience: 2 of 2, calling it a “double whammy.” GQ reports that Variety ran an op-ed titled “Why Justin Timberlake Should Stop Acting,” after Runner Runner, which also stars Ben Affleck, made only $8 million at the box office opening weekend.

Timberlake also tells the magazine that Billboard wrote (in his own words), ‘Tell him to leave his second half at home.’ Where did all this vitriol come from? It’s mean. And I’m not cut out for it.”

“The movie didn’t do well at the box office, so I should quit? Hold on a second,” he says. “If I was somebody else, you wouldn’t have said that. I have the number one album this week, and I shouldn’t have released it? Come on, man. You sound like a dickhead . . . It just shocked me because, like, you’re trade magazines. None of your opinions count. And by the way, none of you can do it.”

The former ‘N Sync member also tells the magazine that growing up in Memphis, Tenn. defines who he is today — and how he handles criticism. “It’s a struggling city with a defeatist attitude. I’m from this town, and I grew up with a little bit of a chip on my shoulder, so sometimes I find it funny that I’ve been able to acquire the patience it takes to be kind to people in our business,” he says. “Because sometimes I just want to f–king kill everybody.

Justin Timberlake Interviews Anthony Mackie [Video]

 

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Justin Timberlake decided to play reporter by interviewing his Runner Runner co-star Anthony Mackie.

Timberlake asked Mackie a series of ‘either or’ questions and they even broke out in song at one point. The duo could barely stop themselves from laughing, but they eventually got through the interview.

Runner Runner opens in theaters Oct. 4. Until then, check out the pair laughing it up on camera.

Justin Timberlake Wants to Play ‘The Riddler’

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Justin Timberlake has his sights set on a new role, and it’s no riddle.

During a recent interview with Fresh 102.7’s Jim and Kim Show about his Runner Runner co-star, Ben Affleck, being cast in the upcoming Man of Steel sequel. “Ben Affleck as Batman, I like it,” he said. “I worked with Ben last summer and I’ve seen his process. I think he’s a brilliant filmmaker. I think he’s an extreme talent so he could surprise a lot of people.”

But when Justin was asked if he’d  consider playing ‘Robin,’ he answered with a laugh, “Not a chance in hell,” clarifying, “I ain’t playin’ Robin. I have no aspiration to ever be a superhero in a movie. Now VILLAIN! Ill tell you the villain I want to play more than anything because I grew up loving Batman, funny enough, is the Riddler. The Riddler is my favorite villain.”

He continues, “The Riddler was like a sociopath. He was proper crazy. So if I’m gonna play crazy, I’m wanna play proper crazy. I’m ready. The Riddler. Gimme a call.”

fans haven’t seen The Riddler in a Batman movie, since Jim Carrey portrayed the villain in the film, Batman Forever.

Matt Damon on Ben Affleck Playing Batman: “He’s not playing King Lear”

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Matt Damon supports Ben Affleck as the new Batman.

Affleck was announced as the new Batman, for the upcoming Superman-Batman flick and some fans are not too happy with the choice. On top of being the butt of jokes, on Twitter with the trending topic #BetterBatmanThanBenAffleck, various Batman fans have stared petitions to get the Argo director removed from the film.

Actor Matt Damon has vocalized his thoughts on his pal’s new role.

During a recent  interview for his new movie Elysium Damon said, “I think it will be great.”

He continued, “It will be terrific. I know there are a lot of people grousing on the internet. I just think it’s kind of funny. You know, he’s not playing King Lear. It’s Batman!”

“It’s certainly within his skill set. If anybody saw ‘Argo’ or ‘The Town,’ and all the work he’s been doing lately, it’s way more nuanced and interesting and way more difficult than Batman! Batman just sits there with his cowl over his head and whispers in a kinda gruff voice at people. Bruce Wayne is the more challenging part of the role, and Ben will be great at that… But it’s safe to say I won’t be Robin.”

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Ben Affleck is the New Batman!

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A new Caped Crusader has been found!

Actor Ben Affleck will take over the role of Batman, making him the eighth actor to play the superhero.

Affleck will begin his stint as Batman,  in the upcoming untitled Batman-Superman feature for Warner Bros., the studio announced Thursday.

The forthcoming Batman-Superman film will be directed by Man of Steel‘s Zack Snyder. The Batman-Superman feature will open worldwide on July 17, 2015, with Henry Cavill, Diane Lane, and Amy Adams  reprising their respective roles.

“Ben provides an interesting counter-balance to Henry’s Superman. He has the acting chops to create a layered portrayal of a man who is older and wiser than Clark Kent and bears the scars of a seasoned crime fighter, but retain the charm that the world sees in billionaire Bruce Wayne,” Snyder said in a statement. “I can’t wait to work with him.”

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