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Virginia Madsen is one classy lady!

The veteran actress made her film debut in the early ‘80s movie Class, and went on to work with such iconic directors as David Lynch (Dune), Rob Reiner (Ghosts of Mississippi), and Francis Ford Coppola (The Rainmaker). But it was her role in Alexander Payne’s Sideways that earned her an Academy Award-nomination for Best Supporting Actress. Madsen would eventually work with legendary director Robert Altman on A Prairie Home Companion, and then appear in a string of high profile films including Firewall, The Astronaut Farmer, and The Number 23. Her latest film entitled Walter will open in theaters on March 13th. 

Walter stars Andrew J. West (TV’s The Walking Dead) as the title character, a ticket-taker at the local cinema that believes he is the Son of God. He has agreed to decide the eternal fate of everyone he comes in to contact with. But when a ghost in purgatory (Justin Kirk) starts to haunt him, Walter begins to question everything he thought he understood about his world. Madsen plays Karen, Walter’s brokenhearted mother. In addition to West, Kirk and Madsen, the movie also features performances from Milo Ventimiglia (Wild Card), Neve Campbell (Wild Things), Peter Facinelli (The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1), Jim Gaffigan (Three Kings), and William H. Macy (Rudderless), and was directed by first time feature filmmaker Anna Mastro

I recently had the honor of speaking with the absolutely delightful Virginia Madsen about her work on Walter, as well as her memories of making Sideways and A Prairie Home Companion. The Oscar-nominated actress discussed Walter, how a first time filmmaker gets an Oscar-nominee to be in their movie, what she looks for when she is choosing projects, shooting her scenes with Andrew J. West, our shared experience on Sideways, working with the great Robert Altman on A Prairie Home Companion, and the truth about director Paul Thomas Anderson’s contributions to that film. 

With the addition of a bona fide movie star, Fraggle Rock might finally become a movie.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt has signed on to lead the first big screen adventure of the Fraggles, Jim Henson's allegorical, wacky, fascinatingly educational puppet critters.

The Fault In Our Stars captured lightning in a bottle last year.  This summer, Paper Towns, another adaptation of a bestselling novel by John Green, attempts to pull off a second in-bottle lightning strike, this time without terminally ill teens.

20th Century Fox has unveiled the first theatrical trailer, poster, and a bumper crop of pictures from Paper Towns, which introduce Cara Delevingne as the ultimate Manic Pixie Dream Girl.

Are you wearing socks? 

Well prepare to have them knocked off by this new Avengers: Age of Ultron extended TV spot, which is basically a minute straight of barn-burning new footage from Marvel's super-sequel.

Like Judge Dredd himself, Alex Garland is acting as judge, jury, and executioner, and the scraggly criminal he's sentencing to death is Dredd 2.

Actually, that's not quite true; Garland, who wrote and produced the 2012 take on Mega City One's finest lawman, is just the messenger, but the message is simple and brutal.  A Dredd sequel is dead, and it was the audience that executed it.

IAR POSTER PREMIERE: 'John Doe Vigilante'

Wednesday, 18 March 2015 14:30

Australia has a rich, bountiful history of hardcore kickass cinema, from Mad Max Rockatansky blasting across the outback blacktop to Chopper's mustachioed snarl to Crocodile Dundee's phallic-metaphor mega-knife.

The latest addition to the canon of Aussie R-rated hardasses is John Doe, and IAR is pleased as punch to introduce you to John Doe Vigilante by way of a brand new poster.

Paging Mr. Herman.  Mr Herman, you have a first look image at the front desk.

Paul Reubens himself has revealed the very first photo from Pee-Wee's Big Holiday, the long-awaited return of the one and only Pee-Wee Herman.

With nine months until Star Wars: The Force Awakens, we already have a decent idea of what the next two years of Star Wars look like. 

Gareth Edwards directs Felicity Jones in 2016's standalone movie Rogue One, after which Rian Johnson takes over the primary saga as the writer-director of Star Wars: Episode VIII, due May 2017.  Then, in 2018, we'll see another mysterious spinoff, this one directed by Josh Trank.

But what of Star Wars: Episode IX, the climax of this new trilogy kicking off the Disney era of Star Wars?  Since it's never too early for rumors from a galaxy far, far away, we've got a humdinger today, a possible scoop on the frontrunner to direct Episode IX, due in 2019.

Eight months out from The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2, Lionsgate has unveiled a fiery teaser trailer and poster for the climactic installment in this epically epic tale.

Steven Spielberg's Untitled Cold War Thriller has a title, a new official image, and a composer, a composer who is, shockingly, NOT John Williams.

Williams has scored pretty much everything Spielberg's done for almost the last forty years, but a minor health issue prevented him from providing musical accompaniment for this year's Bridge of Spies.  But hey, Williams is on the mend, enough so that the living legend will score Steve-O's next movie, The BFG.

And Bridge of Spies has picked up another composer: twelve time Oscar nominee Thomas Newman.

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