WEIRDLAND: Rami Malek, Miles Teller: Magnetic Head Games

Friday, August 05, 2016

Rami Malek, Miles Teller: Magnetic Head Games

Let’s also agree that if Elliot ever gets his brain in order than he and Angela are perfect for each other. That’s who Angela visits next. It's the first time the characters have shared the same screen since late last season, and it’s a heartbreaking little moment, because they’ve been apart due to Elliot’s love for Angela. He wants to fix himself. For her. The subtle reminder in Elliot’s dream sequence last week is all we need to remember that this guy is in love with Angela, so his admission this week doesn’t feel like it comes out of nowhere.

For the audience it’s a reminder that Elliot is human. For Angela he’s a call to action. Which leads her back to Darlene and F Society’s war room. It’s a moment that feels a lot like when the girlfriend get’s let in on the superhero’s secret. The Elliot’s many carefully parceled worlds are converging. Let’s just hope the latest world, full of Silk Road bad guys, doesn’t converge with his friends and family anytime soon. Source:

Mr. Robot star Rami Malek is negotiating to star with Charlie Hunnam in Papillon, a remake of the classic 1973 film. Hunnam will play the role originated by Steve McQueen, and Malek is in talks to play the Dustin Hoffman role. The film will shoot in September, directed by Michael Noer (Northwest) from a script by Prisoners writer Aaron Guzikowski. Malek's film credits include Night at the Museum, The Master and Need for Speed. Source:

Mr. Robot delights in being a challenging show, sometimes to a fault. And though I still look fondly at the bruises my brain suffered from the wrestling match of Season 1, Season 2 has been a slightly different story largely because the head games that proved magnetic in Season 1 came with the meat of a TV show -- clear plot -- and Season 2 has been content to dance in the ether and -- I apologize in advance for using this next term -- be very Mr. Robot-y. Source:

In 2013, Miles Teller did The Spectacular Now, which was a perfect “starter” lead role. The film — in which Teller plays charismatic, aimless Sutter Keely— is flawed, but he’s totally magnetic. Somehow, he managed to outshine Shailene Woodley, who, when this movie came out, was riding high from The Descendants, and being a weirdo in fairly homogenous Hollywood. This was right around when the John Cusack comparisons began; the heat was on. But the proper breakout was yet to come. 

His charisma matched perfectly (and surprisingly) with Woodley’s reserved teenager. She was delicate, he was ragged. Of course, these two have gone on to star in Divergent together, though as enemies not lovers. Teller told The Hollywood Reporter that he’d feel “comfortable doing any kind of stuff with Shailene.” Aww!

Next came 21 & Over and That Awkward Moment, two pretty bad movies: The script for That Awkward Moment is so thin that it feels like Teller is ad-libbing everything, which means watching it might be a fairly close approximation of what it’s like to hang with Teller in real life. Likening him to an athlete who joins the N.B.A. straight out of high school, his co-star Michael B. Jordan added Teller ‘got that raw talent that you’ve got to respect.’

Teller brought straight fire to the press tour for Two Night Stand (“We’re basically in a science experiment,” Teller's Alec proclaims). Since the movie is about sex and relationships, many of the interviews went to the bedroom, and he did not hold back. Elle magazine talked to him while he was loopy in Las Vegas: "I’ve taken Viagra before. You know, curiosity killed the cat. It’s a big-ass pill. My buddy in Vegas gave me one. He was like, “Bro, break it in half and take it two hours before you’re ready.” When people are very specific on the instructions, that makes me kind of wary. But he was right." Source:

At the premiere of his new comedy “War Dogs,” Miles Teller sounded stunned that the “Divergent” franchise will end with a television movie instead of a theatrical release. The actor has been in all three previous films and said that he barely got a heads up before Variety broke the news. The series was originally seen as a successor to “The Hunger Games,” but the third installment, “Allegiant,” stumbled at the box office when it hit theaters last spring. “I’ve talked to nobody,” Teller said. “I found out 20 minutes before Variety printed it.”

Teller’s comments mirror those of Shailene Woodley, who told press at Comic-Con last month that she hadn’t decided whether or not she would participate in the final film and that she’d been caught off guard by the news. Teller seems disappointed by the changes. “We all really enjoyed that time we spent together and those characters,” he added. Source:

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