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.
A quartet of new images from this summer's Fantastic Four display the latest in superhero fashion.
While the Avengers and their ilk favor bold, colorful costumes, Miles Teller, Kate Mara, and Michael B. Jordan all sport dark black outfits in the reboot of Marvel's First Family.
Next year's Star Wars spinoff, the first standalone adventure in a new cinematic universe, has a title, one that suits us just fine.
Disney CEO Bob Iger announced this morning that Gareth Edwards' mysterious space opera is officially called Star Wars: Rogue One.
Yes, like iamROGUE, Star Wars is going Rogue.
Disney CEO Bob Iger has Star Wars beans, and he spilled some of them at a shareholders meeting in San Francisco this morning.
Iger announced not only the title of next year's standalone movie, Star Wars: Rogue One, but the release date of the second installment in the new trilogy that kicks off with this year's Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
Star Wars: Episode VIII will open nationwide on May 26, 2017, just one day off from the actual 40th anniversary of the original Star Wars.
He's not exactly the kind of barber you ask to just take a little off the top.
In the upcoming thriller The Barber, Scott Glenn stars as the title character, a barber hiding some deep, dark secrets.
The uniquely grizzled, magnetic Glenn is a part of the badass canon thanks to standout turns in the likes of Silence of the Lambs, Training Day, Backdraft, and The Hunt for Red October. More recently, you probably caught him as Daredevil's mentor Stick in the latest trailer for Marvel and Netflix's Daredevil series.
The Barber follows John McCormick, played by Chris Coy (AMC's The Walking Dead), the son of a Chicago cop whose life was unraveled by his search for a notorious serial killer in the late 90s. Twenty years later John, absolutely determined to finish his father's work, arrives in a small town where Eugene Van Wingerdt (Glenn) is the local barber. John is convinced Van Wingerdt is, in fact, Francis Visser, killer of 17 women.
In order to deliver him to justice, John claims to be an aspiring killer and requests that Van Wingerdt take him as his murderous protege, setting the stage for an unbelievably tense, twisty thriller that's full of surprises right up until the end.
Glenn and Coy carry the story, but the cast also includes legendary character actor Stephen Tobolowsky (Groundhog Day), Olivia Taylor Dudley (Transcendence), Jessica Lu (MTV's Awkward), Kristen Hager (SyFy's Being Human), and Max Arciniega (Haywire).
In anticipation of The Barber's theatrical and VOD release on March 27th, IAR is happy to debut a set of exclusive, all-new stills and behind the scenes photos.
In his acclaimed academic work on the whirlwind of unstoppable violence/social justice, eminent Seagalogist Vern notes that if you traced Steven Seagal's footsteps, "you will find a trail of broken windows and bones."¹
The latest step on Seagal's mythic path of shattered glass and bones is Code of Honor, a new action-thriller that just starting shooting today.