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Exclusive Trust Me Clip Goes Behind the Scenes With Sam Rockwell’s Sleazy Character

26 August 2014 8:04 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Trust Me, director Clark Gregg’s first effort behind the camera since Choke, hits DVD today.  Gregg also wrote and stars in the pic as a down-on-his-luck agent for child actors who discovers a 13-year-old acting prodigy (Saxon Sharbino) and must subsequently deal with her overprotective father (Paul Sparks), an untrustworthy producer (Felicity Huffman), and his nemesis (Sam Rockwell) in order to get himself back on top.  It's the aforementioned nemesis that this clip focusses on, going behind the scenes for a look at Rockwell and having some fun with his sleazy character. Hit the jump to watch the Trust Me clip (you can also check out the trailer here).  The film also stars Amanda PeetAllison JanneyWilliam H. MacyMolly Shannon, and Niecy Nash.  Trust Me is now available on DVD. For more on Trust Me, watch our exclusive video interview with Clark Gregg. ComplexEmbed.Application.initialize({cId: »

- Evan Dickson

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Wamg’s Favorite Films of 2014… So Far

4 August 2014 1:27 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Between January and August of 2014, local cinemas worldwide entertained moviegoers with themes of sci-fi, documentaries, animation, fairy tales, horror and thrillers.

Glowing up on the big screen were images of clicking colorful bricks, racing trains, mysterious creatures, superheroes – both shielded and guarded, coming-of-age tales and a fond farewell to the best Movie Geek ever.

Small and original storylines or epic stories with big stars, it’s been a good time at the movies this year and a lot for ticket buyers to choose from.

With so many to great films in the first half of 2014, including Snowpiercer, Under The Skin, Enemy, Lone Survivor, Edge Of Tomorrow, and Noah, whittling it down to a list of our “10 Favorite Movies of 2014… So Far” was a challenge.

Check out our lineup and let us know in our comments section below what your favorite movies have been this year. Some of these films are »

- Movie Geeks

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#SDCC14: On Day 3 (July 26) Vamp Out with True Blood, The Vampire Diaries, Salem, Ahs: Coven, Constantine, Grimm, Sin City, Lovecraft, Twin Peaks, and More!

12 July 2014 5:59 PM, PDT | | See recent Dread Central news »

Day 3 of Sdcc '14 marks the end of an era with "True Blood's" last panel. It's joined by fellow fangers "The Vampire Diaries," the witches of "Salem" and "Ahs: Coven," "Grimm," Sin City, "Constantine," Troma, and lots more.

Per usual, we have the horror highlights along with info on a few other panels that should be of general interest (plus a couple of things for the kids). Be sure to visit the official 2014 San Diego Comic-Con website for the full lineup.

Day 3: Saturday, July 26, 2014

10 Am - The Simpsons

Celebrate the 25th anniversary of The Simpsons-no gifts please-with creator Matt Groening, executive producer Al Jean, supervising director Mike Anderson, and director for life David Silverman. Topics include the new Treehouse of Horror, Simpsorama, a visit from Homer Simpson and much, much more.

Saturday July 26, 2014 10:00am - 10:45am - Ballroom 20

10 Am - Idw: Summer Blockbusters!

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- Debi Moore

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Comic-Con 2014 Schedule for Saturday, July 26th

12 July 2014 11:52 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

San Diego Comic-Con has released the full schedule of events for Saturday, July 26, following the Thursday and Friday schedules that were released the past two days. You can clickHere to view the lineup in its entirety, which includes numerous comic book panels and events, but we have pulled out all of the movie, DVD and TV-related panels for your convenience.

San Diego Comic-Con has released the full schedule of events for Saturday, July 26, following the Thursday and Friday schedules that were released the past two days. You can clickHere to view the lineup in its entirety, which includes numerous comic book panels and events, but we have pulled out all of the movie, DVD and TV-related panels for your convenience.

Saturday, July 26

The Simpsons

Celebrate the 25th anniversary of The Simpsons-no gifts please-with creator Matt Groening, executive producer Al Jean, supervising director MikeAnderson, and director for life David Silverman. »

- MovieWeb

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What music does 'Avengers' and 'S.H.I.E.L.D.' star Clark Gregg listen to?

19 June 2014 | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

(Cbr) If you ever wondered how actor Clark Gregg prepared himself for Agent Coulson’s death scene — or, rather, “death” scene — in "The Avengers," you only need to listen to Kcrw’s “Guest DJ Project.” Hint: It’s music, but any additional information is probably above your clearance level. For this week’s episode of the Los Angeles radio show, the star of Marvel’s "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." compiles a track list that includes Parliament-Funkadelic’s “Give Up the Funk (Tear the Roof Off the Sucker),” Public Enemy’s “Caught, Can We Get a Witness” and Radiohead’s “Go to Sleep.” “I find that when I have powerful or emotional scenes, that really the kind of doorway into that stuff is a playlist,” he explains. “And I have one called ‘Dropping In’ on my phone that I have to get some headphones that really fill my ears and blast some stuff, »

- Kevin Melrose, Comic Book Resources

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Film Review: ‘Trust Me’

8 June 2014 3:53 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

There’s certainly humor running through writer-director-star Clark Gregg’s “Trust Me,” the tale of an inept agent for child actors; it’s just that not all of it feels intentional. Mixing comedy, drama, satire and noir, the Marvel actor’s second outing behind the camera plays for the same kind of uncomfortable laughs that his 2008 dramedy “Choke” did, but this one gazes so deeply into Hollywood’s navel that, with the affable Gregg in practically every scene, it ultimately can’t escape the whiff of a vanity project. In limited release day-and-date with VOD on various platforms, the pic figures to play best among fans and friends of the actors. Bizzers will be amused.

The first of a pair of bookend scenes sets up the tonal mish-mash, as a badly injured Howard (Gregg), waxes philosophical about life. Fade out, and we meet the agent as he’s late to »

- Bill Edelstein

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Review: Clark Gregg's 'Trust Me' Starring Amanda Peet, Sam Rockwell & Saxon Sharbino

6 June 2014 1:40 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

It takes some audacity to open your film with an homage to "Sunset Boulevard," but that doesn't seem to worry Clark Gregg. A journeyman actor valued by filmmakers like David Mamet, Gregg has had a dynamic few years, making his directorial debut with Chuck Palahniuk adaptation "Choke" and an attention-getting role in "The Avengers." Bold as all that may be, he has used this clout to front "Trust Me" as both an actor and director, and you wonder if this reliable screen vet isn't stretching himself a bit thin at this point. Gregg is Howard Holloway, an agent for child stars that carries on multiple conversations while chit-chatting through his Bluetooth. But he's not the snazzy super agent we know from several fast-talking industry satires, rather a smaller fish. We first glimpse him running late to an audition, clasping a coffee in one hand, a toothbrush in the other. During later scenes, »

- Gabe Toro

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How Clark Gregg Channeled Robert Altman, David Mamet For Trust Me

6 June 2014 11:01 AM, PDT | | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Thanks to his substantial role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Clark Gregg is known around the world as Agent Phil Coulson (or if fully caught up with the first season of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Director Coulson). After years of great character actor work in both comedic and dramatic roles, Gregg got his big break with a small role in Jon Favreau.s Iron Man, and nothing has been the same since. Much more than just his Marvel Studios character, however, Gregg is also quickly establishing himself behind the camera as well. It was just a couple months after the release of Iron Man in 2008 that he made his directorial debut with Choke, a hard-r rated, Sam Rockwell-starring adaptation of Chuck Palahniuk.s novel of the same name. Six years later, Gregg has now not only directed his second feature, Trust Me, but also »

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Exclusive Video Interview With Clark Gregg On Trust Me

5 June 2014 8:09 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Clark Gregg is most well known for his role as S.H.I.E.L.D. Executive Director Phil Coulson from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but with his latest film, Trust Me, he reminds us that he can be a real triple threat. Not only does he star in the movie as Howard Holloway, a Hollywood agent for child actors, but he also wrote and directed it just like he did with Choke.

As Trust Me begins, Howard is in a desperate state. His clients keep leaving him to go to rival agent Aldo Shocklee (Sam Rockwell) and he can’t seem to shake his loser status in life. But then he comes across a talented young actress named Lydia (Saxon Sharbino), who is being considered for a pivotal role in a franchise which is destined to be super successful. After Howard comes to represent her though, he makes some »

- Ben Kenber

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Trust Me's Clark Gregg: "There is This Barbarism Inherent in the American Dream."

4 June 2014 9:00 PM, PDT | Village Voice | See recent Village Voice news »

Multi-hyphenate actor Clark Gregg understands that hard work and perseverance don't necessarily pay off in Hollywood. Since moving to Los Angeles in 1992, the star of Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has directed two feature films and scripted three, none of which are the work he's best known for. Gregg knows that the films he wants to make are not exactly commercial projects, and that in his own work, creative compromises aren't necessarily the way to succeed.

When Gregg tried to make a film adaptation of Chuck Palahniuk's Choke in 2006, potential financiers said his script was "execution-dependent." Reading between the lines, Gregg says he took that to mean, "We won't put in any money, or will only put this amount of money, not that amount. . . . We wish you ha »

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Clark Gregg talks 'Trust Me' and fame since 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D."

4 June 2014 8:23 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Los Angeles - Clark Gregg loves "America's Funniest Home Videos." The "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D" actor's new feature film "Trust Me" takes on a what defines success and what makes up "fame"; like so many people, the man who plays Agent Coulson loves to see a man fall which -- under certain circumstances -- makes a person famous. It's this "sphere," Gregg said, that piqued his curiosity, as he wrote, directed and led in the film. While any business will have you chasing a deal that's "gonna put you on the map, we have the added component of celebrity and fame" in Hollywood. "That seems to drive people a little bit more mad." What probaby made Gregg a little more crazy is his ambitious schedule. In the first film he directed, 2008's Chuck Palahniuk adaptation "Choke," he shot in 25 days and acted a little. For his self-described comedy-noir "Trust Me, »

- Katie Hasty

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Clark Gregg Shares Exclusive Trust Me Character Posters

4 June 2014 2:52 PM, PDT | | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Clark Gregg has so much more to him than playing Agent Phil Coulson in the Marvel Cinematic (and Television) Universe. The character actor has worked with oodles of outstanding directors over the years, from Steven Spielberg (A.I. . Artificial Intelligence) and Nicole Holofcener (Lovely & Amazing) to Paul Thomas Anderson (Magnolia). In 2008, Gregg took his own shot at directing, helming the adaptation of Chuck Palahniuk.s novel Choke. And now he.s back behind the camera (and in front of it) for the Hollywood comedy Trust Me. We are proud to premiere a series of exclusive character one-sheets done by artist Ksenia Golubkova for the incredible cast Clark Gregg assembled for Trust Me, which features the actor-director as a child-star talent agent trying to land a valuable actress. Seriously, in addition to Gregg, the ensemble reads off like a laundry list of coveted character actors, starting with his Choke lead, Sam »

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Clark Gregg Talks Trust Me, Where the Idea Came From, VOD, the Challenges of Making Independent Movies, Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 1 and 2, More

2 June 2014 4:35 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Now available on VOD and opening in select theaters this weekend is Clark Gregg's latest directorial effort, Trust Me.  Gregg wrote, directed, and stars in the pic as a down-on-his-luck agent for child actors who discovers a 13-year-old acting prodigy (Saxon Sharbino) and must subsequently deal with her overprotective father (Paul Sparks), an untrustworthy producer (Felicity Huffman), and his nemesis (Sam Rockwell) in order to get himself back on top.  It’s been six years since Gregg’s directorial debut Choke and it's great to see him again behind the camera.  Trust Me also stars Amanda Peet, Allison Janney, William H. Macy, Molly Shannon, and Niecy Nash. Last week I landed an extended video interview with Gregg.  He talked about where the idea came from, how life imitated art with one of the actors, his first cut, deleted scenes, who he looked to for feedback on the film, how »

- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub

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Clark Gregg on ‘Agents of Shield’ Secrets, Directing for Marvel, and Why Hollywood is Depressing

30 May 2014 9:08 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Clark Gregg is a busy man. Until around 2010, he was a veteran character actor and indie filmmaker, best known for work on sitcoms and directing the adaptation of the Chuck Palahniuk novel “Choke.” And then, of course, his role within the Marvel Universe ramped up and he became an incredibly valuable member of the most profitable film franchise going, so beloved by fans for his lack of powers that the company brought him back after sacrificing him for the unifying moment in “The Avengers.” Now, he's the star of ABC's spinoff series “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” and thus very active again in the. »

- Jordan Zakarin

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Six Of The Best: Sam Rockwell Performances

12 May 2014 5:00 AM, PDT | | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Our “Six Of The Best” actors series has highlighted the work of some of the most revered and celebrated actors of our generation.  Some of them are living legends, and others are legends in the making, but they all have one thing in common — their filmographies boast an eclectic mix of strange, heroic, funny and sometimes downright scary characters that are hard to shake. They’ve made an impression on us that deserves to be recognized.

Despite all of the great performers who have impressed us over the years, there is one man who symbolizes the true spirit of memorable character acting.  That man is Sam Rockwell: an actor for the ages.

With over two decades in the industry, Sam Rockwell has dipped his toes into virtually every genre of film imaginable.   The most impressive aspect of this achievement is how adept he is at comprehending each character, while »

- Damen Norton

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Trust Me Review

11 May 2014 7:04 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

It is hard not to love Clark Gregg. A diligent character actor for many years on the stage and screen, he finally broke through in 2008 both in front of and behind the camera, with his initial appearance as Agent Phil Coulson in Iron Man and his directorial debut Choke, based on an unnerving Chuck Palahniuk novel. Choke proved to be a tough nut for Gregg to crack, with its sardonic, absurdly funny tone. Unfortunately, as reliable as the actor is as a performer, he still has some work to do in finding the right balance of humour and pain. His newest effort, Trust Me, is a comedy filled with so much misery and self-loathing, that to label it as a comedy is not just inaccurate, but untrustworthy.

In Trust Me, Craig plays Howard Holloway, a Hollywood agent of child and teenage actors who was once a young star himself. However, »

- Jordan Adler

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Exclusive: Clark Gregg on the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Finale and a Season 2 Tease

7 May 2014 11:30 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Most readers of this site will undoubtedly know actor Clark Gregg as Agent Phil Coulson, Nick Fury's go-to right-hand man who popped up in Iron Man and became such a huge fan-favorite that he was even introduced into the comics by popular demand. What many may not realize is that Gregg was a hard-working actor for decades before getting that role, as well as a filmmaker whose first feature, an adaptation of Chuck Palahniuk's Choke, starring Sam Rockwell, got a lot of attention at the Sundance Film Festival. »

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Watch The Trailer For Clark Gregg’s Trust Me

30 April 2014 4:48 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Trust Me is directed by and stars Clark Gregg (Marvel’s The Avengers, ABC’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D, and Joss Whedon’s Much Ado About Nothing).

Felicity Huffman, Sam Rockwell, Amanda Peet, and Allison Janney co-star in the dark comedy about a struggling Hollywood agent for child actors.

Clark Gregg’s Trust Me will be released On Demand iTunes May 6th and in select theaters June 6th. Pre-order it Here.

It’s definitely one of the must-see movies of the summer and utterly charming.

Trust Me tells the sharp, comic story of Howard Holloway (Gregg), a down-on-his luck agent for child actors and truly one the last good guys left in Hollywood.

After discovering a 13-year-old acting prodigy (Saxon Sharbino), he is poised to close the deal of a lifetime which would catapult his tween client and, at long last, himself, into the big time. »

- Michelle McCue

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Clark Gregg Asks Us To ‘Trust Me’ In Latest Trailer

27 April 2014 10:14 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Clark Gregg, known to us all as Agent Coulson from the Marvel films and TV series, takes the lead role in what looks to be an exceptionally charming comedy set in the cutthroat world of children’s talent agents. Gregg plays Howard, a down on his luck agent for child actors. He seems to be pipped to the post with every client by Sam Rockwell’s Aldo when it comes to acquiring talent to represent, but that all changes when Howard meets a new upstart, played by genuine up and comer, Saxon Sharbino.

What follows looks to be a kind and funny film, in which Howard soon falls for Sharpino’s mother, played by Amanda Peet. Not only does Gregg star, but he also writes and directs, making this his follow-up to his 2008 debut, the Chuck Palahniuk adaptation Choke. Gregg also wrote the the very satisfying 2000 thriller, What Lies Beneath, »

- Luke Ryan Baldock

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‘Trust Me’ Trailer: Here’s What Clark Gregg Does When He’s Not Being Phil Coulson

25 April 2014 4:15 PM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

These days, we mostly know Clark Gregg as the unflappable Agent Coulson from The Avengers and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. But during his downtime from battling superpowered baddies, he’s also been building up an interesting career as a filmmaker. He made his directing debut in 2008 with Choke, and today we have a trailer for his sophomore […]

The post ‘Trust Me’ Trailer: Here’s What Clark Gregg Does When He’s Not Being Phil Coulson appeared first on /Film. »

- Angie Han

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