Skip to the end: our first look at footage from the conclusion to the unofficial Cornetto Trilogy, The World's End, has arrived. And it is a blast.
Opening in theaters on May 10th is the new comedy Peeples from longtime screenwriter and first time director Tina Gordon Chism (Drumline). The film was produced by multimedia mogul Tyler Perry (Tyler Perry's Temptation), and features an all-star cast that includes Craig Robinson (Hot Tub Time Machine), Kerry Washington (Django Unchained), David Alan Grier (Boomerang), S. Epatha Merkerson (Lincoln), Ana Gasteyer (Mean Girls), and living legends Melvin Van Peebles (We the Party) and Diahann Carroll (Eve's Bayou).
IAR's Managing Editor Jami Philbrick recently had the pleasure of sitting down with Tina Gordon Chism to talk about her work on Peeples. The talented writer and director discuss her new film, working with Tyler Perry as a producer, giving comedic force Craig Robinson his first staring role, why she had to have Kerry Washington in the movie, how the popular dramatic actress handled the film's comedic scenes, and the perfect irony of casting the iconic Melvin Van Peebles as "Grandpa Peeples."
In an effort to ensure that iron men and star-trekkin' spacemen don't hog the spotlight during May, Warner Bros is escalating its promotional effort for The Hangover Part III.
That means a new TV spot featuring one member of the Wolfpack in a compromising position at Caesar's Palace, as well as two new character posters, one for a giraffe and another for John Goodman.
Available on Blu-ray and DVD beginning April 30th is the latest comedy from director Anne Fletcher (The Proposal) called The Guilt Trip. The film was written by Tangled scribe Dan Fogelman, and features the unusual comedy duo of iconic performer Barbra Streisand (Meet the Fockers), and Seth Rogen (50/50).
IAR is proud to present this exclusive behind-the-scenes clip from the Blu-ray/DVD of The Guilt Trip.
Opening in theaters on April 26th is the new comedy/drama Arthur Newman from first time director Dante Ariola. The film stars Academy Award-winner Colin Firth (The King's Speech), Emily Blunt (Looper), and Anne Heche (That's What She Said).
IAR's Managing Editor Jami Philbrick recently had the pleasure of sitting down with Colin Firth and Emily Blunt to talk about their work on Arthur Newman. The two actors discussed their new film, portraying characters that pretend to be other people, why they are trying to escape from their lives, how they bond with each other, and their lack of rehearsal time on set.
Opening in theaters on April 24th is the new drama At Any Price from director and co-writer Ramin Bahrani (Chop Shop). The film stars an excellent cast that includes Zac Efron (The Lorax), Dennis Quaid (The Words, TV's Vegas), Heather Graham (Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer), Kim Dickens (Footloose), Red West (Safe Haven), and Clancy Brown (John Dies at the End).
IAR's Managing Editor Jami Philbrick recently had the pleasure of sitting down with director/co-writer Ramin Bahrani, as well as Dennis Quaid to talk about their work on At Any Price. The accomplished filmmaker discussed balancing the movie's comedic and dramatic tones, an audience's unexpected reaction at a recent screening, and casting Zac Efron, while the veteran actor talked about navigating the film's two distinctive tones, his admiration for Efron, not needing to give the young actor any advice, and which he prefers doing more - television, big budget films, or independent movies.
One of the most anticipated sequels of the year is Machete Kills, which opens in theaters on September 13th and is the follow-up to director Robert Rodriguez’s 2010 throwback action film Machete starring the great Danny Trejo.
Much like the original film, the new movie features an eclectic group of actors in addition to Trejo including returning co-stars Jessica Alba (Escape from Planet Earth), and Michelle Rodriguez (Resident Evil: Retribution), as well as new cast members Mel Gibson (Get the Gringo), Charlie Sheen (TV’s Anger Management), Antonio Banderas (Haywire), Sofia Vergara (The Three Stooges), Zoe Saldana (The Words), Vanessa Hudgens (Spring Breakers), Academy Award-nominees Demian Bichir (A Better Life) and Edward James Olmos (Stand and Deliver), Academy Award-winner Cuba Gooding Jr. (Jerry Maguire), and singer Lady Gaga who makes her acting debut. The movie follows Trejo as the title character, an ex-federale who is recruited by the US President (Sheen) to stop an arms dealer (Gibson) from launching a deadly missile.
I recently had a chance to speak with Oscar-nominee Demian Bichir at the Sonoma International Film Festival in northern California, where he was receiving the festival’s Spotlight Award along with his former Weed’s co-star Mary Louise Parker. I took the opportunity to ask the acclaimed actor about his his work on Machete Kills, collaborating with visionary director Robert Rodriguez, his unusual character, facing-off against Danny Trejo, and working with the rest of the film’s interesting cast, as well as his role in the upcoming buddy-cop comedy The Heat, and what it was like sharing scenes with Academy Award-winner Sandra Bullock (The Blind Side).
What if Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn were interns at Google?
That's the idea behind The Internship. The second trailer for this comedy is now online, and the movie version of a Google's internship program is apparently a hyper-competitive summer camp.
The inaugural trailer for R.I.P.D. provides our first look at footage from the supernatural buddy cop action comedy starring Ryan Reynolds and Jeff Bridges buddies/cops who just happen to be dead.
Twentieth Century Fox has, with a flourish, unveiled the first official look at The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, directed by and starring Ben Stiller.