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Join us for some old-school 16mm Movie Madness! – It’s our monthly 16Mm Double Feature Night at The Way Out Club (2525 Jefferson Avenue in St. Louis)! Join Tom Stockman and Roger from “Roger’s Reels’ for a double feature of two complete films projected on 16mm film. The show is Tuesday August 2nd and starts at 8pm. Admission is Free though we will be setting out a jar to take donations for the National Children’s Cancer Society.
First up is King Kong Vs Godzilla (1962)
Lets get ready to rumble!!!!!!!!!! In the far corner of Tokyo, weighing in at 127 tons. 407 feet tall. Wearing a rubber lizard suit. He represents the island nation of Japan. He is the slayer of the shipping lanes! The smasher of cities! The self-proclaimed King of All Monsters! The one and only………Godzilla!!!!!! *Applause*. In the other corner wearing the world’s largest ape suit…..he represents the United States. »
- Tom Stockman
Macho, violent thriller hiding an original concept, where a graduate takes over a kebab house targeted by drunks – and starts a vigilante fightback
A strict script editor might have helped. Somewhere inside this baggy, macho, sloppily violent, visually uninteresting British film is a sharp black comedy struggling to get out. Salah (Ziad Abaza) is a smart young Turkish-British guy about to graduate with a politics degree, heading for a brilliant career. With nothing left to do but fine tune his final dissertation, Salah comes to help his ailing father Zaki (Nayef Rashed) who runs a late-night kebab place in a south coast seaside town – and he’s horrified at the way aggressive drunks terrorise his dad, and at the way public drunkenness has been created by a huge club, run by a cynical and sinister promoter called Jason Brown (Scot Williams). A grisly event leaves Salah in charge of the kebab shop, »
- Peter Bradshaw
Denzel Washington and Chris Pratt lead the ragtag band of outlaws and gunslingers that band together to keep the Old West town of Rose Krick safe from the likes of no-good varmint Peter Sarsgaard in the film, due September 23rd. John Sturges' 1960 original was a who's who of macho movie stars, collecting the likes of Charles Bronson, Steve McQueen »
Bronson’s Loose Again!: On the Set with Charles Bronson is author Paul Talbot’s all-new companion volume to his acclaimed Bronson’s Loose!: The Making of the ‘Death Wish’ Films. His new book reveals more information on the Death Wish series and also details the complex histories behind eighteen other Charles Bronson movies. Documented herein are fascinating tales behind some of the finest Bronson films of the mid-1970s (including Hard Times and From Noon Till Three); his big-budget independent epics Love And Bullets and Cabo Blanco; his lesser-known, underrated dramas Borderline and Act Of Vengeance; his notorious sleaze/action Cannon Films classics of the 80s (including 10 To Midnight, Murphy’S Law and Kinjite: Forbidden Sunjects); the numerous unmade projects he was attached to; and his TV movies of the 90s (including The Sea Wolf). Exhaustively researched, the book features over three dozen exclusive, candid interviews including »
- Tom Stockman
Remaking the 1972 Charles Bronson flick of the same name, 2011’s The Mechanic proved to be pretty sick action thriller, with Jason Statham in full bad ass mode as the titular hit man, Arthur Bishop. Swapping out original director Simon West for We Are the Night’s Denis Gansel, Mechanic: Resurrection sees Bishop make his triumphant return to the world of contract killing, bringing Jessica Alba and Tommy Lee Jones along for the ride, with a tale that sees him tasked with pulling off a series of seemingly impossible assassinations on the most dangerous men in the world. Even though there’s a new guy at the helm, there’s no denying that Resurrection captures the style of the original perfectly, and Statham is on top form doing what he does best. As well as promising some bad ass action beats (the opening with the glass bottomed pool looks suitably impressive »
- email@example.com (Tom White)
After thinking his days as a hired gunman were over, Bishop’s most formidable foe kidnaps the love of his life Gina, played by Jessica Alba. Putting his life once again in danger, he is forced to complete three more impossible assassinations in hopes of saving his beloved’s life. But, as always, the Mechanic plays by his own set of rules.
Statham is »
- Liz Calvario
Back in 2011, Jason Statham starred in the action remake The Mechanic, based on a 1970s Charles Bronson classic. The remake didn't exactly set the box office on fire, earning just $29.1 million domestically and $62 million worldwide, from a $40 million budget. Now that the franchise has shifted to Lionsgate, the studio is pulling out all the stops with the action-packed sequel Mechanic: Resurrection, which you can see in the first trailer.
Arthur Bishop (Jason Statham) returns as the Mechanic in the sequel to the 2011 action thriller. When the deceitful actions of a cunning but beautiful woman (Jessica Alba) force him to return to the life he left behind, Bishop's life is once again in danger as he has to complete an impossible list of assassinations of the most dangerous men in the world, or he faces being executed himself. The movie was shot on location in Bangkok, Thailand.
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The film in question is Mechanic: Resurrection, the sequel to the remake of the Charles Bronson-headlined original. It features The Statham, Michelle Yeoh, Tommy Lee Jones, some strange facial hair on Tommy Lee Jones’ face, and Jessica Alba. It arrives in August.
Here is that first trailer…
We shall have a lot more on Mechanic: Resurrection nearer its release. In Statham we trust.
Back in 2011, Jason Statham starred in The Mechanic, a remake that bore little more than surface resemblance to the 1972 original starring Charles Bronson as a different type of assassin. Statham now returns in a sequel to the remake, and the first trailer for Mechanic: Resurrection shows that it's made in the modern mode of ridiculous action. Here's the official synopsis: Arthur Bishop (Jason Statham) returns as the Mechanic in the sequel to the 2011 action thriller. When the deceitful actions of a cunning but beautiful woman (Jessica Alba) force him to return to the life he left behind, Bishop's life is once again in danger as he has to complete an impossible list of assassinations of the most dangerous men in the world....
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As unexpected sequels go, this doesn’t sound like a bad idea. Mechanic: Resurrection follows up 2011’s The Mechanic, a remake of the 1972 Charles Bronson classic about a conflicted hitman whose specialty is making his murders look like accidental deaths. 5 years after being forced to kill his partner, Statham’s Arthur Bishop is retired from the business and living anonymously with the love of his life, Gina (Jessica Alba), in a very remote locale. He’s forced back into… »
Summit Entertainment has just posted the first trailer for the upcoming action-thriller "Mechanic: Resurrection" starring Jason Statham, Jessica Alba, and Tommy Lee Jones. Dennis Gansel helms the project which was shot on location in Thailand.
The sequel to the 2011 remake of the 1972 Charles Bronson feature, this new film sees Statham return to the role of Arthur Bishop who, due to the deceitful actions of a cunning but beautiful woman, is forced to complete an impossible list of assassinations of the most dangerous men in the world. The film opens August 26th.
- Garth Franklin
One would think that a remake of a classic thriller would be easy to get off the starting line in this current climate where it seems like every new movie or TV show is based on an old movie or TV show. That just hasn't been the case with Death Wish. A remake of the gritty 1974 thriller starring Charles Bronson as a vigilante trying to clean up his city has been talked about for years now, and yet something always seems to stop it from getting made. Back in 2013 The Grey director Joe Carnahan had signed on to make the movie, an attachment that pretty much everyone celebrated. He left over creative differences. After Carnahan, the biggest names to sign on were Israeli directors of Rabies and Big Bad Wolves and star Bruce Willis. Their attachment didn't last long...
- Peter Hall
Back in March it was announced that Bruce Willis is set for the lead in Death Wish, and now The Hollywood Reporter has revealed that horror maestro Eli Roth (The Green Inferno, Knock Knock) has signed on to direct the remake of the 1974 cult classic.
The original revenge thriller was based on Brian Garfield’s 1972 novel and saw Michael Winner directing Charles Bronson as Paul Kersey, a man who seeks revenge after his wife is murdered and his daughter sexually assaulted. It went on to spawn four sequels.
- Gary Collinson
By Lee Pfeiffer
Bruce Willis will top-line a remake of the urban crime thriller "Death Wish", to be directed by Eli Roth. The original film was a sensation in 1974 and helped elevate Charles Bronson to major stardom in his native America, after having found success in European productions. In that film, Bronson played Paul Kersey, a liberal New York businessman whose wife and daughter are brutally raped. His wife dies in the incident and his daughter ends up brain-dead. Enraged by the inability of the police to catch the culprits, Kersey gradually takes the law into his own hands,making himself an easy target and then killing those who intend to do him harm. Within weeks, his anonymous vigilante becomes a populist hero in a city in which the citizenry is fed up with the break down in law and order. The film, directed by Michael Winner, spawned some sequels, »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Cinema Retro)
Way back in the hazy days of 2006, it was announced that Sylvester Stallone would be directing a remake of Charles Bronson’s classic revenge movie Death Wish, presumably stepping into the murderous boots of vigilante Paul Kersey. It was an interesting prospect, but Stallone eventually left the project. There was still life left in the remake though, and in 2012, it was resurrected once again, with Narc, Smoking Aces, and The A-Team’s Joe Carnahan on board to direct. Carnahan eventually departed, and Narcos director Gerado Naranjo cam on board. This, too, fell through, and for a few years, the project wandered aimlessly through Hollywood. It once again reared it’s head earlier this year, with Aharon Keshales and Navot Papushado, the directing duo behind the fantastic Israeli comedy horror Big Bad Wolves, being brought on to steer new Paul Kersey, Bruce Willis, on his revenge fuelled killing spree. As is »
- email@example.com (Tom White)
The news comes after Aharon Keshales and Navot Papushado (Big Bad Wolves) stepped down from directing the feature over ‘creative differences’ recently. The Hollywood Reporter reported on Roth’s hiring at the studio. The original film, which starred screen legend Charles Bronson, was an adaptation of a 1972 novel by Brian Garfield and told of a man who goes on a revenge spree after his wife is killed and his daughter is sexually assaulted.
More news on the Death Wish remake as we get it.
- Paul Heath
Well, the remake of Death Wish just took a bit of a turn. Bruce Willis has been cast for a good few weeks now in the lead role, taking on the part that made Charles Bronson into a movie star. But now, there’s news of a new director: and maybe, just maybe, Death Wish is veering away from being a straight revenge thriller.
The film had been set to be directed by Aharon Keshales and Navot Papushado. But the pair, who previously helmed Big Bad Wolves, left the project. In their place, as you well know if you’ve read the headline this article, is Eli Roth.
Roth’s most famous films remain in the realm of horror, with the two Hostel movies still springing most prominently to mind. »
Earlier this year, Eli Roth signed onto, then quickly departed, the long anticipated big screen adaptation of Meg. Upon exiting the giant killer shark movie, the acclaimed horror director wasn't quick to tell the world what he was doing next instead. Now we have an answer. The man behind the Hostel franchise is going to reboot Death Wish with Bruce Willis already confirmed for the lead role of Paul Kersey.
Death Wish follows nice a mild-mannered liberal, New York City architect Paul Kersey (Charles Bronson), who snaps after intruders break into his home, murdering his wife (Hope Lange) and violently raping his daughter. A business trip to Tucson, Ariz., lands him a gift from a client, a revolver he uses to patrol the streets when he returns home. Frustrated that the police cannot find the intruders, he become a vigilante, gunning down any criminal that crosses his path. The public finds this vigilantism heroic. »
Remember that Death Wish remake that’s been kicking around MGM/Paramount for a while now? Well, it’s finally got a director attached, as Deadline reports that Eli Roth will take the helm, with Bruce Willis still set to star in the role of reluctant vigilante Paul Kersey, which was made famous by Charles Bronson.
For those unfamiliar with the 1974 flick, it starred the aforementioned Bronson as an architect who “becomes a one-man vigilante squad after his wife is murdered by street punks, leading him to go out and kills would-be muggers on the mean streets after dark.” The script for the remake was originally written by Joe Carnahan, but has since had work done on it by Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski.
- Mark Cassidy
Eli Roth is back for bloody revenge with a remake of Death Wish after directors Aharon Keshales and Navot Papushado (Big Bad Wolves) left over creative differences with producers, Deadline reports. Bruce Willis is set to star in the remake of the controversial 1974 action classic, filling the shoes of original star Charles Bronson.
Moving from straight horror territory with last year’s pairing of Green Inferno and Knock, Knock (both of which barely surpassed their budget in worldwide gross), Roth seems to be making a play for more commercially viable choices behind the camera. With a script originally penned by Joe Carnahan, before being taken over by writing duo Larry Karaszewski and Scott Alexander (Ed Wood, Big Eyes, Goosebumps, 1408), Death Wish could be a return to the violent and successful realm of Roth’s cornerstone calling card, Hostel.
While we await more details, check out every gun shot in the franchise thus far below. »
- Mike Mazzanti
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