Jordan DeSaulnier

Jordan DeSaulnier

Director Edgar Wright is currently shooting The World's End, the concluding chapter of he and co-writer Simon Pegg's unofficial Cornetto Trilogy with co-star Nick Frost like right now.  For anyone wondering just when Wright, Pegg, and Frost's eagerly awaited next joint arrives in Stateside theaters, we know as of today that it's going to be over a year.  To hold you over between now and then, though, we also have an apocalyptic teaser poster.

Thursday, 11 October 2012 13:28

Say Hello to Severine in a New 'Skyfall' Clip

The second official clip from Skyfall has sexily sidled online, confirming that, with less than a month until the domestic release, this promotional effort is all about shock and awe. 

Thursday, 11 October 2012 09:52

IAR INTERVIEW: Ben Affleck Talks 'Argo'

Argo, arriving in theaters nationwide this Friday, October 12th, is the sort of genre-hopping film that could only be based on a thoroughly unbelievable true story.  In 1979, in the midst of the Iranian Hostage Crisis, six Americans found refuge secretly found refuge in the Canadian embassy in Tehran.  THe impossible task of covertly rescuing them fell to the CIA, specifically Tony Mendez, an exfiltration expert whose audacious, elaborate plan involved creating "Argo," an fictitious Hollywood sci-fi movie that would allow his team to enter and exit Tehran on a "location scout."

Written by Chris Terrio based on an article by Joshua Bearman, Argo is produced by George Clooney and Grant Heslov.  It boasts a formidable ensemble cast of veteran actors such as Alan Arkin, Bryan Cranston, John Goodman, Rory Cochrane, Kyle Chandler, Taylor Schilling, Victor Garber, Clea DuVall, Titus Welliver, Zeljko Ivanek, and Tate Donovan.

Starring as Mendez, though, is Ben Affleck.  More importantly, Argo is Affleck's third feature as a director.  The actor and Oscar-winning screenwriter has become one of the most respected directors today in only three films, having earned accolades on his first two directorial endeavors, Gone Baby Gone and The Town.  With Argo, Affleck movies away from the familiar Boston setting of those beloved films, but is once again enjoying phenomenal reviews and audience enthusiasm.

At the press conference for Argo, the ever-ingratiating director, producer, and star fielded questions from an assembly of entertainment journalists from all over the world.  The topics of discussion covered working with producers George Clooney and Grant Heslov, playing a real-life CIA agent, multi-tasking on the set, shooting a sequence with thousands of extras in Turkey, and sidestepping the awards season hype that has accompanied Argo.

A new, jumbo-sized television spot for next month's Flight is making the rounds this morning.  It fits the the same profile as the trailer and two bite-sized TV spots from last week, giving a good sense of a damn fine looking Denzel Washington performance in a story about heroism, secrets, human frailty, and the complexity of courage.

It's also a horror show for anyone with a fear of flying.

Two new character posters promoting Les Miserables, the ambitious musical from The King's Speech director Tom Hooper, have arrived online.  They show Hugh Jackman as Jean Valjean and Russell Crowe as Inspector Javert, both of them looking rather intense and classy.  To put it in comic book terms, these character posters feature Wolverine and Superman's dad.

What if Steven Spielberg and Daniel Day-Lewis, arguably the finest living director and actor on the planet, showed up on your doorstep saying, "May we please come inside to talk about our upcoming movie Lincoln for about forty-two minutes?"  You'd invite them in and offer up a plate of your finest crackers and cheese, right?

Well break out the Triscuits and jarlsberg, because Spielberg and Day-Lewis are discussing the Civil War drama in a jumbo-sized video Q&A.

The second domestic trailer for Quentin Tarantino's upcoming movie isn't just incongruously fun for a movie all about slavery in the Antebellum South.  The new Django Unchained trailer is certainly fun, yeah, but it's also audaciously confident, genuinely funny, and inimitably cool.

Having wiped the slate clean and restarted the franchise with July's The Amazing Spider-Man, Sony Pictures is really getting down to business with the as-yet untitled second installment in a planned trilogy.  Some familiar characters from the previous trilogy and Marvel Comics mythology will be joining the reboot party, it turns out.  Chief amongst them is Mary Jane Watson, with Shailene Woodley in talks to play the new Mary Jane.

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