Opening in theaters on October 24th is the new horror film Ouija, which is based on the popular Hasbro board game. The movie was directed by Stiles White (The Posession), and stars Olivia Cooke (The Quiet Ones), Ana Coto (DisCONNECTED), Daren Kagasoff (TV's The Secret Life of the American Teenager), Bianca Santos (TV's The Fosters), Shelley Hennig (TV's Teen Wolf), and Lin Shaye (The Signal).
IAR's Managing Editor Jami Philbrick recently had the pleasure of traveling to the famous Hollywood Forever Cemetery to sit down with Bianca Santos and Ana Coto to talk about their work on Ouija. The talented young actors discussed their new film, their familiarity with the board game, if they think that the game really has supernatural qualities or if it is just an urban legend, building an original mythology for the film, and how to correctly play Ouija.
Opening in theaters on October 24th is the new action thriller from first time feature film directors David Leitch and Chad Staheiski called John Wick. The movie stars Keanu Reeves (Generation Um..., Speed, Point Break), Michael Nyqvist (Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol), Alfie Allen (HBO's Game of Thrones), Willem Dafoe (Out of the Furnace, John Carter), Dean Winters (Don Peyote), Adrianne Palicki (G.I. Joe: Retaliation), Bridget Moynahan (I, Robot), Lance Reddick (The Guest), John Leguizamo (Chef), and Ian McShane (Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides).
IAR's New York Correspondent Justine Browning recently had the pleasure of sitting down with Alfie Allen and Michael Nyqvist to talk about their work on John Wick. The respected actors discussed their new movie, working with directors David Leitch and Chad Staheiski, how they created a new cinematic world, killing dogs, watching the film with an audience, and the movie's comedic moments.
Swedish born actor Peter Stormare has become one of the most popular supporting actors working in Hollywood today.
Stormare first gained attention for his role in the Coen Brothers classic Fargo, and has gone on to appear in such successful films as The Lost World: Jurassic Park, Armageddon, The Big Lebowski, Minority Report, Constantine, Pain & Gain, and 22 Jump Street. He is also known for his work on television playing mob boss John Abruzzi on Prison Break, and most recently appearing as main antagonist Berlin on The Blacklist. But now Stormare returns to the big screen with his new film Autumn Blood, which is available on DVD beginning October 14th.
In Autumn Blood, a widowed mother dies and leaves her two children orphaned. Fearing being split up they keep their mother's death a secret. They survive until villagers destroy their innocence when they brutally assault the girl. Now the siblings must come of age to protect each other and survive. The film was co-written and directed by Markus Blunder, and in addition to Stormare, also stars Sophie Lowe (Adore), Maxmilian Harnisch (TV’s Fast Forward), and Gustaf Skarsgard (The Way Back).
I recently had the absolute pleasure of speaking with the great Peter Stormare about his work on Autumn Blood, as well as his recurring role on The Blacklist, and a possible sequel to The Big Lebowski. The veteran actor discussed his new film Autumn Blood, why he wanted to be in the movie, how he’s different than most actors, appearing in a film with very little dialogue, what he told Steven Spielberg would make Minority Report better, possibly returning for The Big Lebowski 2, and his recurring role on The Blacklist.
Premiering October 23rd on Adult Swim is the second season of the popular news magazine spoof Newsreaders. The series was created by Rob Corddry (Warm Bodies), Jonathan Stein (TV's Childrens Hospital), and David Wain (Wanderlust), and stars Alan Tudyk (Serenity), Alison Becker (The Other Guys), and Ray Wise (TV's Twin Peaks, Good Night, and Good Luck).
IAR's Managing Editor Jami Philbrick recently had the pleasure of sitting down with Alison Becker and the great Ray Wise to talk about their work on Newsreaders Season 2. The two actors discussed the upcoming second season, if Becker's character is loosely based on TV host-turned-actress Olivia Munn, how Wise's character is inspired by his own father, his appearance in the modern classic Good Night, and Good Luck, how his work on that film prepared him for his role on Newsreaders, working with series creators Rob Corddry, Jonathan Stein, and David Wain, existing "in a world where Will Ferrell is king," how the show spoofs newscasts rather than the news itself, why Brian Williams is the last of the honorable news anchors, Twin Peaks, Wise's experience working with director David Lynch, and the moment Lynch told Wise that he killed Laura Palmer.
Opening in theaters on October 17th is the New Zealand horror comedy from writer/director Gerard Johnstone (TV's The Jaquie Brown Diaries) called Housebound. The film stars Morgana O'Reilly (TV's Neighbors), Rima Te Wiata (TV's Full Frontal), Glen-Paul Waru (Russian Snark), Cameron Rhodes (The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring), Millen Baird (TV's Step Dave), Ross Harper (The Devil Dared Me To), and Ryan Lampp (Crackheads).
IAR is proud to present an exclusive clip from Housebound.
Opening in theaters on October 24th is the new horror film Ouija, which is based on the popular Hasbro board game. The movie was directed by Stiles White (The Posession), and stars Olivia Cooke (The Quiet Ones), Ana Coto (DisCONNECTED), Daren Kagasoff (TV's The Secret Life of the American Teenager), Bianca A. Santos (TV's The Fosters), Shelley Hennig (TV's Teen Wolf), and Lin Shaye (The Signal).
IAR's Managing Editor Jami Philbrick recently had the pleasure of traveling to the famous Hollywood Forever Cemetery to sit down with Shelley Hennig, Daren Kagasoff, and Olivia Cooke to talk about their work on Ouija. The three talented young actors discussed their new film, their initial reaction to the idea of making the popular board game into a horror movie, building an original mythology for the film, if they played Ouija as kids, if the game really has supernatural qualities or if it is just an urban legend, and if it is fun making a horror movie.
Available on Blu-ray and HD beginning October 14th is season one of the Emmy-nominated FX series Fargo. The popular series stars Academy Award-winner Billy Bob Thorton (The Judge), Allison Tollman (TV's Prison Break), Martin Freeman (The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey), Colin Hanks (High School), Bob Odenkirk (Nebraskai), Keith Carradine (Cowboys & Aliens), Joey King (Oz the Great and Powerful), Keegan-Michael Key (Hell Baby), Jordan Peele (Wanderlust), Stephen Root (The Lone Ranger), Adam Goldberg (Norman), Oliver Platt (X-Men: First Class), and Kate Walsh (The Perks of Being a Wallflower).
IAR's Managing Editor Jami Philbrick recently had the pleasure of attending the Los Angeles Kings vs. Minnesota Wild hockey game at the Staples Center and sitting down with Colin Hanks to talk about his work on Fargo. The Emmy-nominated actor discussed his popular series, his initial thoughts on adapting the classic Coen Brothers film for the small screen, series creator Noah Hawley's unique vision, what he liked about his character, acting in a dark comedy, shooting a scene with Billy Bob Thorton when he was not there, working with Allison Tollman, the success of the show, the new direction for season 2, and if it's possible that he could eventually return.
Opening in theaters on October 17th is the new Australian thriller from director Matthew Saville (Noise) and writer/actor Joel Edgerton (The Odd Life of Timothy Green) called Felony. In addition to Edgerton, the film also stars Jai Courtney (A Good Day to Die Hard), Melissa George (30 Days of Night), and Academy Award-nominee Tom Wilkinson (Batman Begins).
IAR's Managing Editor Jami Philbrick recently had the pleasure of sitting down with Jai Courtney and Joel Edgerton about their work on Felony. The two popular Australian actors discussed their new movie, how Edgerton approached portraying guilt on film, Courtney's characters true motivations, and what it was like working with the great Tom Wilkinson.
Opening in theaters on October 17th is the new romantic drama The Best of Me, which is based on the novel by popular author Nicholas Sparks (Safe Haven). The film is directed by Michael Hoffman (Soapdish), and stars Michelle Monaghan (Fort Bliss), James Marsden (X-Men), Luke Bracey (The November Man), Liana Liberato (Erased), Jon Tenney (Green Lantern), and Gerald McRaney (The A-Team).
IAR's Managing Editor Jami Philbrick recently had the absolute pleasure of sitting down with Liana Liberato and Luke Bracey to talk about their work on The Best of Me. The talented young actors discussed their new film, shooting the iconic Nicholas Sparks "kiss in the rain" sequence, the challenges of matching two other actors' performances, why James Marsden asked Bracey to stop working out, and acting with the great Gerald McRaney.
Opening in theaters on October 17th is the new film from first time writer/director Justin Simien entitled Dear White People. The movie stars Tyler James Williams (TV's Everybody Hates Chris), Tessa Thompson (For Colored Girls), Kyle Gallner (A Nightmare on Elm Street), Teyonah Parris (They Came Together), Brandon P. Bell (Mission: Impossible III), Marque Richardson (TV's True Blood), and Dennis Haysbert (TV's 24, Heat).
IAR's Managing Editor Jami Philbrick recently had the pleasure of sitting down with Tessa Thompson and Teyonah Parris to talk about their work on Dear White People. The talented young actresses discussed their new movie, how junket interviews are like speed dating, their characters' identity crisis, being in an entertaining and educational film, and working with writer/director Justin Simien.