Ridley Scott is seventy-six years old and making movies at a prolific rate that puts filmmakers half his age to shame.
The giant stogies Sir Ridley's always chewing on are doubtless part of his secret, but it's equally important that the director keeps plenty of projects in the developmental cooker.
Right now, for example, Scott's in post-production on Exodus: Gods and Kings. Before that hits in December, he'll already be shooting The Martian. After that, the director might just shoot a sequel to his 1982 classic Blade Runner. Or maybe he'll end up making a sequel to not-quite-so-classic Alien prequel Prometheus.
The first TV spot for the eagerly anticipated Gone Girl adaptation is sixty seconds of watching the screws tighten on Ben Affleck.
It's a minute of pure dread and ominousness courtesy of David Fincher, a director who is perfectly suited to tackle Gillian Flynn's novel.
With just a bit over two months until Interstellar hits theaters, Warner Bros. has released an extended TV spot that shows off Christopher Nolan's IMAX-ready visuals.
Yet it's not the big vistas or astrophysics-based action that make the biggest impression here. Instead, it's the unexpectedly aspirational tone, the open emotionalism on display in this story of a father attempting to make the world safe and habitable for his children.
We don't normally truck too much with TV news, what with IAR being a movie site and all, but the 66th Annual Emmy Awards happened with all due pomp and circumstance at the Nokia Theater in downtown Los Angeles last night.
Even if we're normally more concerned with the silver screen than the boob tube, when the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences hands out the biggest TV awards around, we pay attention along with everyone else.
Also, quality was rewarded this year. The final batch of Breaking Bad episodes earned the erstwhile AMC show a boatload of Emmy Awards, including Outstanding Drama Series. Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul, and Anna Gunn also received Emmys for their searing final season performances. Modern Family, meanwhile, won Outstanding Comedy Series.
Who will play the Sorcerer Supreme in the Marvel Cinematic Universe?
No official word has emerged on which actor will star as Doctor Strange, but Daniel Radcliffe and Jack Huston are now rumored to be potential masters of a mystic arts.
The Marvel hero affectionately known as Hawkguy has gotten kind of a raw deal so far. He popped for about thirty useless seconds in Thor, then he spent most of The Avengers as Loki's dead-eyed henchman.
Hawkeye's status in the cinematic universe might be changing, though. Joss Whedon and company have made it clear that the bowman has more to do in next summer's Avengers: Age of Ultron.
Now, Jeremy Renner says there are "rumblings" of arrows flying in Captain America 3 as well.
James Bond's next adventure will pit him against a colorful henchman in the tradition of Oddjob and Jaws.
Two TV spots and a revealing behind-the-scenes featurette make one thing abundantly clear: Denzel Washington is really, really hardcore in next month's The Equalizer.
Sad news to start the week:
Richard Attenborough, an actor with many beloved performances and an Academy Award winning director, has passed away at the age of 90.