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You thought you were already as psyched as you could be for Crimson Peak, the next movie from modern master Guillermo del Toro.

You've been counting down the days until del Toro's first grown-up movie in the English language hit theaters in October, putting big Sharpie® X's on your calender in anticipation of the haunted house thriller, which stars Tom Hiddleston, Mia Wasikowska, Jessica Chastain, and Charlie Hunnam.

Your wait is about to feel a whole lot longer, because two of the biggest names in genre fiction are singing the praises of Crimson PeakStephen King – the author who has sold 400 million copies and made himself synonymous with creepy, soulful storytelling  – and Joe Hill – an up and comer who somehow gets better with every book  – have seen Crimson Peak, and they both love it.

With Cinderella dominating the box office, Disney is confident as all hell about its next high profile live-action fairy tale remake.

The studio has announced a March 17, 2017 release date for Beauty and the Beast, right as the new musical adds some serious ammunition to its acting ensemble.

The cast of this Beauty and the Beast is already plenty fierce, with Emma Watson and Dan Stevens (yeah, everybody loves Matthew Crawley, but have you seen The Guest?) set to star as Belle and Beast, respectively, with erstwhile Bard the Bowman Luke Evans as exceptional expectorater Gaston.

Now, the supporting cast is filling out in A-list fashion, with Emma Thompson, Kevin Kline, and Josh Gad all joining the ensemble.

Another new Avengers: Age of Ultron poster has arrived, showcasing teen heartthrob/vibranium villain Ultron.

That's not all, either, because all-star composer Danny Elfman has clarified just what he's doing contributing music to the Marvel sequel.

Furious 7 had its world premiere via a surprise midnight screening at SXSW last night and word from everybody in Austin is that this is exactly the fast, furious sequel we've all been waiting for.

If, like me, you could make it all the way to Austin, Texas this year, though, there's a consolation prize: an international trailer that really gets to the heart of what this franchise is all about.  Plus, there's also making-of featurette that goes behind the scenes of that beautifully ludicrous skydriving sequence.

Disney's enchanted pumpkin carriage ride continues.

The studio's latest lavish, live-action remake of a classic animated fairy tale had the magic touch at the box office this weekend, sliding on a glass slipper worth an enchanting $70 million.

That's how much the Kenneth Branagh-directed romance is estimated to have earned from 3,845 theaters in the U.S. and Canada, making it the number one movie in North America by a margin of damn near $60 million.

Arguably, Mike Tyson, Evander Holyfield and Bernard Hopkins are three of the greatest boxing champions of all time! Now their story can be seen in the brilliant new documentary Champs, which was directed by Bert Marcus and opens in theaters on March 13th.

The new documentary examines the rise, fall, and rise again of Tyson, Holyfield and Hopkins, and combines interviews with all three champions, old footage, and narrative footage used to represent their early lives. The film was produced by Marcus, Tyson, Tyson’s wife Lakiha Spicer, and actor Mario Lopez (TV’s Saved By The Bell), and also includes interviews with celebrity boxing fans like Mark Wahlberg (Broken City), Denzel Washington (Flight), Mary J. Blige (The Help), 50 Cent (Freelancers), Spike Lee (Oldboy), and Ron Howard (Cinderella Man).

The three champions share a lot in common having all rose to fame in the ‘80s and ‘90s, and overcoming childhoods in poor inner city neighborhoods. While Tyson and Holyfield will forever be linked in history by the infamous “biting incident,” they also both lost their fortunes after boxing, and Tyson and Hopkins have both served lengthy prison sentences. The documentary really uses boxing and the lives of these three champions as a way to examine bigger issues in our society like poverty, race, the American prison system, and economic inequality. 

I recently had the pleasure of speaking with director Bert Marcus about his work on Champs. The documentary filmmaker discussed his new movie, why he chose to look at the lives of Tyson, Holyfield and Hopkins, how he used the project as an opportunity to examine important social issues, the evolution of Mike Tyson, why Tyson and Evander Holyfield will forever be linked together in history, Bernard Hopkins incredible life story, what the World Boxing Association should do to prepare fighters for life outside of the ring, and the decision to include narrative footage in his documentary. 


Disney has unveiled two more Avengers: Age of Ultron character posters featuring two of the new heavy hitters in the Marvel Cinematic Universe: Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver, played by Elizabeth Olsen and Aaron Taylor-Johnson, respectively.

Every boxing movie made in the last thirty-five years owes a profound debt to Raging Bull, arguably the greatest portrait of a pugilist ever committed to film.

So the Mike Tyson biopic that's been a-brewing for the last few years has landed a knockout punch before shooting even starts: Martin Scorsese is set to direct the true-life sports drama, according to Jamie Foxx.

You can't teach an old dog new tricks, as the saying goes, and it might just be true.  But what if the old dog wakes up from a coma with a whole new bag of tricks?

In the upcoming crime thriller Laugh Killer Laugh, the dog in question isn't a dog at all, but a hardened criminal who throws the East Coast criminal underworld when he unexpectedly gains a whole new outlook on life.

William Forsythe, the intimidating, live-wire character actor you'll remember fondly from turns in The Rock, Raising Arizona, Out for Justice, and HBO's Boardwalk Empire, takes center stage in Laugh Killer Laugh.

He stars as Frank stone, a veteran jewel thief who is "a very deeply disturbed, anti-social, milquetoast who finds no joy or humor in anything - until he awakens from a deep coma with a changed personality."

Frank's sudden and profound change has profound implications for his friends, enemies, and associates, all of whom are played by a top-notch ensemble that includes the likes of Tom Sizemore (Saving Private Ryan), Bianca Hunter (The Fighter), Victor Colicchio (Inside Man), Kevin Corrigan (Winter's Tale), Robert McNaughton (E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial), Larry Romano (Donnie Brasco), Artie Lange (Rescue Me), and Mike Carlsen (Netflix's upcoming Daredevil series).

The film is the latest from writer-director Kamal Ahmed, the man behind 2012's action-packed crime saga 1,000 Times More Brutal, as well as the 2000 documentary Artists of Hell's Kitchen.

ITN Distribution is set to release Laugh Killer Laugh in theaters and premium VOD on April 24th.

In anticipation of that release next month, iamROGUE is pleased to premiere the exclusive poster and no fewer than 15 exclusive official stills from Laugh Killer Laugh.

More than a year out from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, we already know what most of Zack Snyder's Justice League looks like.

Henry Cavill's back as Superman, Ben Affleck is headlining as Batman, Gal Gadot's Wonder Woman has a significant role, Jason Momoa and Ray Fisher cameo as Aquaman and Cyborg, and Ezra Miller probably makes a quick appearance as the Flash.

But when Justice League: Part One hits in 2017, the team will probably have seven superheroes.  Snyder (maybe) signaled as much with the "UNITE THE SEVEN" tagline on that Aquaman first look.  So who is the seventh slugger batting for the Justice League?

It's gotta be Green Lantern.  When Warner Bros. dumped its long term DC Cinematic Universe plans last year, the studio announced a Green Lantern solo movie scheduled to open June 19, 2020.  You can bet dollars to donuts we'll meet the rejiggered GL long before then, most likely in Justice League.

Since all the other Leaguers have already been cast, it's no big leap to wonder who might play the emerald spacecop.

According to scoopmaster El Mayimbe, Chris Pine is in the running to play Hal Jordan in the Snyderverse.

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