Prepare to feel the heat of Texas in the dog days of summer, Rogues, because we have an evocative piece of key art from a dusty desert crimewave the likes of which you've never before witnessed.
That's right, IAR is proud to premiere the first look at the poster for this June's Rushlights, the rare thriller that takes the duplicitous turns of a twisty, sexy noir and transplants them to a fresh new setting that illuminates the genre's dark corners.
Let's get this out of the way: This constitutes SPOILERS for anyone who has yet to see Iron Man 3. So if you're still holding off on seeing the latest Marvel Studios release – all of the latest Marvel Studios release – then bookmark this and return once you've thrilled to the third Iron Man solo adventure.
Of all the headlining superheroes in last summer's The Avengers, the one who made the biggest impression was smashing, brawling Hulk and his human alter ego, the always-angry Dr. Bruce Banner, played by Oscar-nominated actor Mark Ruffalo. While Phase Two in the Marvel Studios master plan includes sequels for Iron Man, Thor, and Captain America, everyone's favorite green rage monster has a less obvious onscreen future.
In an exclusive discussion with IAR, Mark Ruffalo himself has offered some insight on what's in store for Bruce Banner and his other, more destructive half.
Simon Killer, now playing in limited release, is a cinematic reminder of the old adage that looks can be very, very deceptive.
The film follows Simon, a seemingly ordinary American fresh out of college who, like so many young before him, has traveled to Paris in order to mend his recently broken heart. For a while, Simon embodies the cliche of the young tourist in Paris, hanging out in streetside cafes, joining the tourists seeing the Mona Lisa, and feebly flirting with French women.
When Simon encounters a sweet, beautiful prostitute in the Pigalle district, his isolation is finally lessened. But the story doesn't proceed according to cliche. As layer after layer of the title character are peeled back, Simon Killer morphs from an erotic drama to a horrifically brutal, absolutely harrowing chronicle of a damaged, sociopathic psychology.
To say any more would be revealing too much. An independent film through and through, Simon Killer debuted to much praise at last year's Sundance Film Festival. Thanks to IFC Films, this unique movie is now playing on screens in limited release and is also available via Video On Demand.
IAR Managing Editor Jami Philbrick recently had the opportunity to sit down with writer-director Antonio Campos and star Brady Corbet, who plays Simon, for an exclusive interview about their new film. The duo discussed the somewhat unconventional writing of Simon Killer, the difference between directing and producing, casting Victoria, collaborating with one another, and shooting in Paris.
Actress Jessica Alba is best known for playing heroes in such films as Fantastic Four, Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, Spy Kids 4: All the Time in the World, and Machete, as well as the TV series Dark Angel. But she can soon be seen playing a villain for the first time in the new 3D computer animated family film Escape from Planet Earth, which opens in theaters on February 15th.
In the film, Astronaut Scorch Supernova (Brendan Fraser) finds himself caught in a trap when he responds to an SOS from a notoriously dangerous alien planet called … Earth. When his straight-laced brother Gary (Rob Corddry), the head of their planet’s mission control, wants to launch a mission to save Scorch, their boss, the no-nonsense Lena (Alba) tries to stop him. Gary then begins a secret mission, along with the help of his family, to save his brother from Earth’s evil General Shanker (William Shatner). However, things are not as they seem, and Lena has been secretly helping Shanker, who she is desperately in love with. In addition to Alba, Fraser, Corddry, and Shatner, the film boasts an incredible cast of voice talent including Sarah Jessica Parker (Sex and the City: The Movie), Ricky Gervais (TV’s An Idiot Abroad), Craig Robinson (Hot Tub Time Machine), Sofia Vergara (The Three Stooges), Jane Lynch (Wreck-It Ralph), and George Lopez (Rio).
I recently had the pleasure of sitting down with Jessica Alba to discuss her work on Escape from Planet Earth, as well as two of her highly anticipated upcoming films – the Robert Rodriguez directed sequels – Machete Kills, and Sin City: A Dame to Kill For. The beautiful actress discussed her new animated movie, why she wanted to make it, how her daughter reacted to seeing the film, playing a villain, poking fun at her own image, working with director Cal Bunker, voice acting, reuniting with Robert Rodriguez on the upcoming sequels, her role in Machete Kills, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, Rodriguez and comic book legend Frank Miller’s relationship, Nancy’s larger arc in the new film, and having scenes with both Bruce Willis and Mickey Rourke.
Later this year, Jessica Alba will star in not one, but two different sequels for director Robert Rodriguez.
These sequels, Machete Kills and Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, are set for nationwide release within just weeks of each other, and even though they're both more than eight months away, Alba is sharing some exclusive insights on the Machete and Sin City follow-ups.
You just can't keep a good Muppet down.
Jim Henson's beloved creations are returning to theaters next year with The Muppets...Again!, a sequel to The Muppets, and producer Todd Lieberman has provided IAR with an exclusive update on the production, which is underway in Europe as you read.
No less a source than Cobie Smulders – S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Maria Hill – is sharing some inside information on next year's Captain America: The Winter Soldier and the possibility that we'll see the character in action on the S.H.I.E.L.D. television series.
Rogues, we here at IAR are well aware that you enjoy a new poster. Knowing that, we make it a point to share the latest and best one sheets with you on the regular, but every once in a while, we have the opportunity to share an exclusive poster premiere.
Every once in a while, it turns out, is today, since we have the exclusive first look at the inaugural Stand Off poster.
Ladies and gentlemen, Rogues of all ages, IAR is committed to helping you make it through this potentially apocalyptic pre-holiday week with exclusive goodies. First, we're proud to bring you the exclusive first look at the official poster art for Life Tracker, along with six brand new stills from the film.
Remember this most ostentatious day, dear Rogues, for this day shall live on for all time as the day on which IAR proudly debuted the first look at the poster for the upcoming crime thriller Mafia.