The rumors, it seems, are true. At this point, Marvel Studios plans to include Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver – mutants both – in The Avengers 2.
Says who? No less a source than writer-director Joss Whedon, who offered up a bit of insight on the pair of characters and their role in the sequel's story. Oh, and Whedon, for one, is a whole lot less concerned about the cinematic future of Tony Stark than many, many fans.
Noah Baumbach is one of the most interesting and creative writer/directors working in cinema today and his new film Frances Ha, which opens in theaters on May 17th, proves it!
Baumbach first gained attention as a writer and director in the mid-‘90s for a string of independent movies including Kicking and Screaming, Highball, and Mr. Jealousy. But it was his 2005 film The Squid and the Whale that earned him an Academy Award-nomination for Best Original Screenplay and put him on the map in Hollywood as an important filmmaker.
Since then, Baumbach has collaborated with equally eclectic filmmaker Wes Anderson to pen two of the director’s best movies, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, and Fantastic Mr. Fox, in addition to co-writing last summer’s hit family film Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted with director Eric Darnell. He also went on to make two more movies as a filmmaker including Margot at the Wedding with Nicole Kidman and Jack Black, as well as the critically acclaimed Greenberg starring Ben Stiller.
His new film, Frances Ha, features quirky young actress Greta Gerwig as a 27-year-old dancer named Frances who lives with her best friend Sophie (Mickey Sumner). But when Sophie moves out in order to live with her new boyfriend, Frances’ world spins out of control and the young dancer is forced to figure out how to live her life without the constant companionship of her best friend. Baumbach co-wrote the screenplay with Gerwig, who gives an impressive and commanding performance. While the film was shot digitally in color, it was was converted to black-and-white to emulate other New York set movies by classic filmmakers like Woody Allen, and Jim Jarmusch.
I recently had the pleasure of sitting down with filmmaker Noah Baumbach to talk about his work on Frances Ha. The acclaimed writer and director discussed his new movie, the decision to shoot it digitally yet convert it to black-and-white, the affects that choice had on set, the intricate process of color conversion, and his friendship with mentor and legendary filmmaker Peter Bogdanovich.
Dominic Toretto may be taciturn, but Vin Diesel is an invaluable font of new information regarding the future of the Fast & Furious franchise.
With but one week until Fast & Furious 6 unleashes automotive mayhem on audiences nationwide, Diesel has revealed just where on Earth 7 Fast 7 Furious will take the action next summer.
In the latest clip from next month's This Is the End, Emma Watson shares a theory as to just what is bringing the world to the point of apocalypse.
This weekend, IAR is getting some yucks by attending The Big Live Comedy Show, a live variety show featuring a plethora of stars and established funny people.
We'll have a report straight from this Sunday's show for your enjoyment, but here's the great thing, Rogues: Thanks to the everyday miracle of modern technology, you can partake in The Big Live Comedy Show from the convenience of your own computer, tablet, or streaming device.
It's The Hangover Part III, not The Hangover 3.
A week out from the May 23rd release of the third and final entry in this comedy franchise, a new red band trailer serves to remind audiences of the distinction implied by that title.
Judge Dredd is the kind of guy who takes a licking and keeps on ticking.
So it's not terribly surprising that Dredd's lack of punch at the box office last year doesn't necessarily mean we'll never see Karl Urban grimacing his chin off under Dredd's helmet in a follow-up.
Apparently Divergent involves Shailene Woodley's character facing many, many unpleasant challenges.
The first look at this young adult novel adaptation and hopeful franchise-starter showed Woodley as Beatrice Prior having knives thrown in the area around her face. Now, our second official image from Divergent has Tris standing on a vertigo-inducing precipice with the Chicago skyline looking pretty in the background.
Summer is, in so many ways, all about size at the multiplex.
The latest theatrical trailer for Pacific Rim shows that Guillermo del Toro has taken that seasonal size fixation literally, and created the biggest movie of this summer.
As of today, the second crack at an Americanized Godzilla remake is now one year away from its May 16, 2014 release date.
Rather than dropping a teaser trailer or some such hype-building, Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures have instead brought us a tiny new glimpse behind the scenes of this new Godzilla.