"Trenchcoats. Cigarettes. Revolvers. Femme Fatales."
Journey back to a time when crime movies were populated by grifters, coppers, twists and molls, when heroes were fallible, sex was a weapon, and the only thing that was black-and-white was the film. Love crime noir? You'll love this! >> Posted 10.08.12 by BrentJS
Who doesn't want to see a comedy about porn stars?
Elektra Luxx is a new comedy from writer and director Sebastian Gutierrez. Carla Gugino (Sucker Punch, Spy Kids) stars as Elektra Luxx, a woman attempting to transition from adult film star to functioning adult. The quirky comedy also stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt (Inception, (500) Days of Summer), Emmanuelle Chriqui (Entourage), Adrianne Palicki (Friday Night Lights), Timothy Olyphant (Justified), and Justin Kirk (Weeds) and features original music by Robyn Hitchcock. The film premiered at SXSW last year where it received rave reviews. watch the trailer >> Posted 02.12.11 by reelz
Writer-director Sebastian Gutierrez's 2009 dramedy Women in Trouble perhaps didn't seem like the first installment of a trilogy to the select few that bothered to see it, but that's precisely what it is. The first sequel, Elektra Luxx, again stars Carla Gugino as the title character, a pregnant porn star, as she leaves the adult film industry and ends up in more misadventures.
A new trailer has been released for Elektra Luxx, which will premiere on March 11 at the South by Southwest Film Festival. Timothy Olyphant, Adrianne Palicki, and Emmanuelle Chriqui co-star. watch the trailer >> Posted 02.01.11 by Ryan
A day after a banner poster was released for director Zack Snyder's action movie Sucker Punch, a brand new poster has been revealed, claiming "you will be unprepared." Considering the trailer was filled with samurais, robots, and dragons, the possibilities of Sucker Punch do seem unpredictable.
Based on an original script by Snyder and Steve Shibuya, Sucker Punch follows a young girl (Emily Browning) admitted to a mental institution who escapes to her imagination in order to plan an escape for herself and her friends. Considering all the main characters are women, Snyder recently told The LA Times that Sucker Punch is a difficult movie to promote, which may explain the deluge of posters. more about Sucker Punch >> Posted 01.14.11 by Ryan
It's obvious to anyone who has seen the genre-blending still images, teaser clips, or trailer for Sucker Punch that director Zack Snyder (300, Watchmen) has another visually stunning action movie on his hands. But, ingenue action heroes with super powers? Super-sized samurai warriors? Giant robots with bunny faces? Just what the heck is going on? Something of a plot can be gleaned from the various synopses that have turned up online, but many questions remain. Fortunately, a new Sucker Punch featurette has just been released that sheds some light on what's going down at the creepy Lennox House asylum and why Babydoll (Emily Browning) and her cohorts are such badasses. Says Snyder:
watch the featurette >> Posted 12.14.10 by BrentJS
Sucker Punch is a movie about the lengths we're willing to go to, in our minds, to deal with a situation.
After reportedly being in contention for the job in June, Variety reports that Doug Liman (The Bourne Identity) has officially landed the directing gig for All You Need is Kill, the movie adaptation of Hiroshi Sakurazaka's novel of the same name. The story follows a soldier who dies fighting against an alien race. His death begins a time loop that finds the soldier reliving his final day over and over again. During the repetitions, the soldier starts to see differences and a way that he can change his future. First-time screenwriter Dante Harper wrote the script for the movie. What about Gugino? >> Posted 08.24.10 by Ryan
After directing two of the more adult-oriented comic book movie adaptations (300 and Watchmen), director Zack Snyder took a brief foray into kids movies with his upcoming animated adventure, Legend of the Guardians. Apparently, Snyder just wanted to dip his toes into a lighter genre with Guardians because he quickly plunged back into mature fare with Sucker Punch, a violent, sexy, pulp-tinged original feature described as "Alice in Wonderland with a machine gun."
To coincide with the opening of the 2010 San Diego Comic-Con, a new Sucker Punch movie banner has been released, as well as a series of posters spotlighting several of the female characters, including Babydoll (Emily Browning), Blondie (Vanessa Hudgens), Rocket (Jena Malone), Sweet Pea (Abbie Cornish), Amber (Jamie Chung) and Madam Gorski (Carla Gugino). what's Sucker Punch about? Find out here >> Posted 07.23.10 by BrentJS
Carla Gugino is carving out an unusual career that ranges from playing a secret-spy Mom in the family-friendly franchise Spy Kids to a pregnant porn star in Women in Trouble. Gugino is currently re-teaming up with Watchmen's director Zack Snyder in Sucker Punch, playing a character that Gugino told the Palm Beach Post will require her to perform more than just a dual role.
I'm a psychiatrist at an asylum and, in an alternate world, a dominatrix, choreographer and madam in a brothel. I sing and dance. I'm Polish and I have red hair. That's all I'm going to say. I have this amazing scene where I do this wild stunt over and over. All of a sudden I was like, "I'm covered in bruises. How did that happen?"
Gugino told Movieline that she won't be alone in her song and dance routine, either.
Oscar Isaac and myself, we sing a duet. I don't know if I can say what the song is yet, but yes, I do sing and dance.
Gugino and Isaac aren't the only cast members performing musical numbers. Co-star Jamie Chung admitted in September that she, too will be singing in the movie. Gugino agrees with Chung that singing is the scariest part of working on Sucker Punch.
I've just been terrified of singing for most of my life, and of late, I've done so much of it. I did a short film that Joe Gordon-Levitt directed me in where I play a rock singer, and in Elektra Luxx, there's a very small dream sequence where I sing and do a little dance. I'm like, I've gotta get my act together!
Electra Luxx is the sequel to Women in Trouble, which is currently in theaters in limited release. Luxx, which Gugino called a "total independent film homage to Lord of the Rings," was shot before Women even reached theaters. A third movie in the series, Women in Ecstasy, has been written but has not been shot yet. Posted 11.17.09 by Ryan
Carla Gugino will be re-teaming up with Watchmen director Zack Snyder for Sucker Punch, Snyder's all-girl action movie that he's described as "Alice in Wonderland with guns."
Set in the 1950's, Sucker Punch tells the story of Babydoll (Emily Browning) who is institutionalized by her stepfather and retreats to an alternate reality to plot her escape, along with fellow inmates Jena Malone (Donnie Darko), Abbie Cornish (Stop Loss), Jamie Chung (Dragonball Evolution), and Vanessa Hudgens (in a fighting-and-shooting change of pace from her High School Musical days).
Gugino will play a dual role as both the nurse at the institution and a madam in the alternate reality. For fanboys that want a sneak peek — of sorts — Gugino can be seen next as a porn star in the comedy Women in Trouble this November. Posted 08.06.09 by Ryan
In case you missed its combination debut-closing weekend (or don't live in Los Angeles, New York, Minneapolis, or Dallas), here's a clip from Watchmen: The Director's Cut to enjoy before it hits DVD on July 21.
The clip shows the death scene of Hollis Mason (Stephen McHattie), the original Nite Owl, a seminal moment for fans of the comic book, who often questioned the scene's exclusion from the theatrical cut. The melancholy scene starts with a phone call between Mason and Silk Spectre I (Carla Gugino), until Mason is interrupted by some Knot Tops gang members in a lovely choreographed fight set to "Cavalleria Rusticana : Intermezzo" from Italian composer Pietro Mascagni. Posted 07.14.09 by Ryan