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‘The End of the Tour’ to Open in West Michigan on Friday, August 21

The End of the Tour was shot in Grand Rapids. We've known about the July 31 limited release date since March. Now we know the limited release will not be available in Grand Rapids.

West Michigan's open of The End of the Tour is August 21.

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Courtesy of Sundance Institute/Jakob Ihre
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Grand Rapids DJs Review ‘The End of the Tour’

The End of the Tour is set for limited release on July 31. The movie has earned great reviews, even Oscar buzz, at Sundance Film Festival and other select screenings.

Some of The End of the Tour was shot in the radio studios and offices of Townsquare Media Grand Rapids, which is home to 100.5 The River97.9 WGRDChannel 95.7Greatest Hits 98.7 WFGR and 1410 AM The Touch.

A few of Townsquare Media's DJs got an early look at the film. Here are their reviews.

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Watch ‘The End of the Tour’ Trailer for the Movie Shot in Grand Rapids [Video]

Last year, our city got invaded by movie makers, in a really good way. Jason Segel and Jesse Eisenberg shot a lot of scenes for the new movie 'The End of the Tour' here in Grand Rapids, and they even took over our studios for a couple days, to film scenes.

You can see some great GR shots in the trailer, of 28th, downtown on the Interstate, there's even a brief shot of Jason in front of one of our microphones in there!

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‘The End of the Tour’ Set for Limited Release on July 31

When The End of the Tour premiered at Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, in January, it received excellent reviews and some Oscar buzz.

The End of the Tour will receive limited release July 31. The summer release is designed to capitalize on the film's Oscar buzz and give it a better chance heading into Oscar season.

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An Interview With James Ponsoldt, Director of ‘The End of the Tour’

“The End of the Tour” premiered Sundance Film Festival with a showing at Eccles Center Theatre in Park City, Utah, on Friday night.

The film opened to excellent reviews.

Director James Ponsoldt discusses the film in a lengthy interview released by Kilburn Media and Strategy PR, including why "The End of the Tour" inspired him, preparation for the movie, on-screen relationships by the cast, the most difficult scene to shoot and more.

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‘The End of the Tour’ Reviews Call Film ‘Heartfelt’, ‘Fascinating,’ ‘Brilliant’ and ‘Fantastic’

"The End of the Tour" premiered at Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, tonight.

The film was shot in and around Grand Rapids in early 2014.

The first reviews are in.

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Courtesy of Sundance Institute/Jakob Ihre
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Jesse Eisenberg, Jason Segel, James Ponsoldt Talk ‘The End of the Tour’ as Film Premieres [Video]

"The End of the Tour" is making it's world premiere at Sundance Film Festival in Utah tonight.

The film stars Jesse Eisenberg and Jason Segel. It was shot in and around Grand Rapids in early 2014. 

As "The End of the Tour" premieres, more details are being shared about the film.

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‘The End of the Tour’ World Premiere is January 23 at Sundance Film Festival [Video]

"The End of the Tour" will make its world premiere at Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, on Jan. 23, 2015.

The film, which stars Jesse Eisenberg and Jason Segel, was shot in and around Grand Rapids in early 2014. 

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Jesse Eisenberg’s Lex Luthor Could Lead DC’s ‘Suicide Squad’ Movie

Today in "superhero movie news that makes too much sense to not be true," it was revealed that David Ayer's upcoming 'Suicide Squad' movie will have an even more direct connection to 'Batman vs. Superman' and Warner Bros.' entire slate of DC superhero movies than previously thought. If the rumors are true, Jesse Eisenberg is currently in negotiations join the Suicide Squad of supervillains as Lex Luthor.

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‘Batman v Superman:’ Lex Luthor’s Mansion at Michigan State University?

Better hide the kryptonite...

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You can almost see my car off to the side…(photo Johnnie Walker)
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Movie with Jason Segel and Jesse Eisenberg Filming at WGRD!

So, I'm sure you've read or heard about the movie that's filming in Grand Rapids right now, "The End of the Tour", with Jesse Eisenberg, and Jason Segel.  If not, here's some more information from 97.9 'GRD on what's

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Starring Jesse Eisenberg and Jason Segel, ‘The End of the Tour’ Filming in Grand Rapids

An independently-made film about a celebrated author's book tour at his fame's rise with the magazine writer who accompanied him recounting that five-day trek is being shot for about a month in greater Grand Rapids.

Starring Jesse Eisenberg and Jason Segel, "The End of the Tour" is the story of the travels of novelist-writer David Foster Wallace (being portrayed by Segel) at the end of a 1996 book tour accompanied by Rolling Stone's David Lipsky (Eisenberg).

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