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Movie Review – Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (2014)

15 hours ago | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, 2014.

Directed by Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller.

Starring Mickey Rourke, Jessica Alba, Josh Brolin, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Bruce Willis, Rosario Dawson, Eva Green, Powers Boothe, Ray Liotta, Dennis Haysbert, Christopher Meloni, Jeremy Piven, Jaime King, Juno Temple, Christopher Lloyd, Lady Gaga, Stacy Keach and Jamie Chung.

Synopsis:

Three more stories from the vaults of Sin City as some of its twisted citizens get in too deep.

The sequel to Sin City has been a long time coming and in the wake of Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, part of me wonders if it’s been too long. The stories we get on this adventure are the titular A Dame to Kill For, Nancy’s Last Dance, Just Another Saturday Night and The Long Bad Night. Each of the stories in themselves are interesting and A Dame To Kill For is clearly the »

- Helen Murdoch

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Obsessed with betting? These are the movies for you

26 August 2014 2:52 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

For people who get a real rush of adrenalin when they have a bet on a game or sports fixture that they’re watching, it’s great when you can find movies that have a similar theme in the plot.

Today, almost no-one places their bets in the traditional way; down at the bookies. You can bet on your computer or mobile, using one of the many different betting apps. For the more serious bettors amongst us, there are even specific betting trading apps like Betpractice score grid for football which help manage multiple markets at once.

How times have changed since the following movies were released – when the only way to place a bet was at the bookies, at the races or over the phone. For a bit of betting nostalgia, check out one of these movies.

Owning Mahowny

Sports betting features in this 2003 movie; if only as a sub-plot. »

- David Agnew

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Second Opinion – Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (2014)

25 August 2014 9:49 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, 2014.

Directed by Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller.

Starring Mickey Rourke, Jessica Alba, Josh Brolin, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Bruce Willis, Rosario Dawson, Eva Green, Powers Boothe, Ray Liotta, Dennis Haysbert, Christopher Meloni, Jeremy Piven, Jaime King, Juno Temple, Christopher Lloyd, Lady Gaga, Stacy Keach and Jamie Chung.

Synopsis:

Some of Sin City’s most hard-boiled citizens cross paths with a few of its more reviled inhabitants.

I feel like I should temper this review by letting you know that I have been very excited for this film since its announcement. The casting announcements only heightened my excitement to the point that when I saw that my local cinema was doing a double screening of the original I leapt at the opportunity. I’ll say it now. I loved this film.

Sin City: A Dame to Kill For gives the audience a great mix of old »

- Gary Collinson

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Film Review: More Risqué ‘Sin City: A Dame to Kill For’ Doesn’t Dare to Trailblaze Again

22 August 2014 8:21 PM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – Sex sells, sure, but the film-noir sequel “Sin City: A Dame to Kill For” makes you feel dirty if you’re left thinking that’s enough.

Nine years since the visually groundbreaking, avant-garde hit “Sin City,” Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez’s biggest mistake with their next incarnation is replacing the first film’s bloodthirsty impact with too much nudity.

Rating: 3.0/5.0

The film is equally violent as it is naked, but we’ve almost become numb to such mutilation and it’s certainly part of this story. These talented filmmakers insult audiences by thinking Eva Green’s rabid libido and willingness to bare it all can outshine the film’s need to be otherwise compelling. She’ll satisfy the horny little boy or girl in you, but leave the mature man or woman in you really are intellectually unsatisfied.

In film and television, Green has clearly made a decision »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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Press Conference Video: Cast & Crew Talk Sin City: A Dame to Kill For

22 August 2014 3:56 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

This weekend, the long wait for Sin City fans is over, as A Dame to Kill For finally arrives in theaters courtesy of The Weinstein Company. Daily Dead attended a recent press day for the film and brought back some video highlights from the press conference.

Co-directed by Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For features a cavalcade of notable faces, including Mickey Rourke, Jessica Alba, Josh Brolin, Eva Green, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Powers Boothe, Bruce Willis, Christopher Lloyd, Ray Liotta, Christopher Meloni, Juno Temple, Jeremy Piven and many more, immersing audiences once again in Miller’s pulpy noir world.

At the press conference, we heard from Miller, Rodriguez and Alba about reuniting for the sequel and what’s been the biggest changes for the trio almost ten years later since they last worked on Sin City. Franchise newcomers Brolin, Green and Gordon-Levitt chatted about their »

- Heather Wixson

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Sound Off: Frank Miller's 'Sin City: A Dame to Kill For' - Thoughts?

22 August 2014 3:02 PM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

Now that you've seen it, what did you think? "Sin City's where you go in with your eyes open, or you don't come out at all." Now playing in theaters is the long-awaited sequel adapting the Frank Miller graphic novel series Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, co-directed by Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller, with one heck of an ensemble cast. From Mickey Rourke to Josh Brolin, Jessica Alba to Joseph Gordon-Levitt, with Eva Green and Rosario Dawson, Ray Liotta, Dennis Haysbert, Christopher Meloni, Jeremy Piven, Christopher Lloyd and Powers Boothe as Roark. Was it worth the wait all this time? Is it any good? Once you've seen it, post a comment with your own thoughts on Sin City: A Dame to Kill For. Spoiler Warning: We strongly urge everyone to actually see the film before reading ahead, as there may be spoilers below. We also encourage all »

- Alex Billington

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New Sin City 2,A Dame To Kill For Movie Received Mixed Reviews From Major Critics

22 August 2014 12:53 PM, PDT | OnTheFlix | See recent OnTheFlix news »

Dimension Films (The Weinstein Company) released their new action/crime/drama film, "Sin City 2: A Dame To Kill For" into theaters yesterday, August 21st, and the top movie critics have delivered all their reviews. It turned out to be a mixed bag across the board, getting an overall 44 score out of a possible 100 across 29 reviews at the metacritic.com site. The film stars: Mickey Rourke, Jessica Alba, Josh Brolin, Powers Boothe, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Bruce Willis, Eva Green, Dennis Haysbert, Martin Csokas, Rosario Dawson, Jamie Chung, Jamie King, Alexa Vega, Julia Garner, Christopher Meloni, Jeremy Piven, Ray Liotta, Juno Temple, Christopher Lloyd, Stacy Keach and Jude Ciccolella. We've posted blurbs from a couple of the critics,below. Richard Roeper from the Chicago Sun-Times, gave it a nice 88 score. He stated: "This is one badass movie." Tom Russo over at the Boston Globe, gave it a 63 grade, saying: "You could argue »

- Andre

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Film Review: 'Sin City: A Dame To Kill For'

22 August 2014 7:58 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

It took nearly a decade, but Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller have finally made a sequel to Sin City. The original was a visual tour de force that looked like nothing we'd ever seen before on this scale, and handily fused elements of film noir, action, mystery, and humor. It was loud, and it was fun. With Sin City: A Dame To Kill For, the duo of directors have upped the ante in terms of visual flare but lost a great deal of the fun.

The film tells three short stories (and one tiny micro-story to start things off), with the titular "A Dame To Kill For" getting the most screen time. Your enjoyment of the film will depend on which of the stories resonates with you, because they're all truly a mixed bag. The "Dame" storyline is the one that captivated the bulk of my interest- anchored by strong »

- Mario-Francisco Robles

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Film Review: ‘Sin City: A Dame to Kill For’ Breaks No New Ground

21 August 2014 6:48 PM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – When the first “Sin City” (2005) was released – based on the graphic novels by Frank Miller – the conversion of a film to a noir-like comic book atmosphere was pioneering. The sequel “Sin City: A Dame to Kill For” has heightened that look, but this time has much less to say.

Rating: 3.0/5.0

With an all-star cast, and leftover revenge factors from the first film, co-directors Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller – with a guest director credit from Quentin Tarantino – pile on the quality kills, nudity and extreme gunplay. This plays fine for the 15-year-old boy in all of us, but doesn’t challenge itself beyond that commonality, and the film suffers from a redundancy that starts to draw away even from the super hyper, black-and-white city of darkness. “Sin City” still packs a jolt to the senses, but once the first wave hits, the rest hit the shore with diminishing power.

This is a “meanwhile” plot, »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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Sin City: A Dame To Kill For – The Review

21 August 2014 4:53 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Sin City: A Dame To Kill For, Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller’s belated follow-up to the most visually inventive comic book adaptation to make its way to a movie screen, is black and white and red all over. There’s plenty of blood in the sequel, either represented as the color of fresh snow or its natural red. Stark monochrome with the occasional color splash of blood, fire or lipstick is the hallmark of the ultimate town without pity, which comes roaring back to life in this superb follow-up that serves as a sequel and prequel at the same time. Characters that died are back while earlier incidents serve as motivation. Sin City: A Dame To Kill For presents new characters and old ones played by different actors. But the film’s look and artistry and the barn-burning 3D mayhem is so exhilarating that one quickly forgives its lack »

- Tom Stockman

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‘Sin City: A Dame to Kill For’ delivers the sleaze to please

21 August 2014 2:59 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Sin City: A Dame to Kill For

Written by Frank Miller

Directed by Robert Rodriguez & Frank Miller

USA, 2014

 

When Sin City exploded into theaters in 2005, we had never seen anything like it.  It was a resounding declaration that digital filmmaking had finally arrived.  The new Robert Rodriquez-Frank Miller collaboration, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, may lack the novelty and humanity of its predecessor, but it still manages to (re)capture the same bonkers spirit.  Much like its leading ladies, Dame eventually seduces you with its gorgeousness and gore.  It isn’t nearly as accomplished as Sin City, but the amazing visuals and audacious style will help this dame show you a good time.

Frank Miller’s script isn’t a puzzle to be solved so much as a circuitous diversion to mess with your melon.  Some of the stories in Dame take place before the events of Sin City, »

- J.R. Kinnard

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Review: 'Sin City' sequel serves up ugly stories, no fun, and even wastes Eva Green

21 August 2014 12:50 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

There's a moment early on in "Sin City: A Dame To Kill For" where we find Frank Miller seated in the bar where Nancy (Jessica Alba) is dancing, looking very much like the sort of creep who you'd expect to see populating a Frank Miller universe at this point, and when I spotted him, time and space folded in on one another and reality collapsed. Well, okay, maybe not, but it is a wink in a movie that is already one long, drunken, woman-hating wink, and more than anything, I sat through the film questioning those years when I actually considered Frank Miller an exciting voice in comics. At this point, "Sin City" is threadbare parody piled on top of suffocatingly stylish homage, and the result is almost unbearable. Yes, you read that right. I'm one of the people who liked the first film. I thought it did a lot right, »

- Drew McWeeny

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Sin City 2: A Dame To Kill For Review

21 August 2014 2:27 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Directors: Robert Rodriguez, Frank Miller. Starring: Jessica Alba, Rosario Dawson, Jaime King, Jude Ciccolella, Powers Boothe, Mickey Rourke, Bruce Willis, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Josh Brolin, Jamie Chung, Dennis Haysbert, Marton Csokas, Christopher Lloyd, Julia Garner, Juno Temple, Ray Liotta, Stacy Keach, Christopher Meloni, Alexa PenaVega, Lady Gaga, Jeremy Piven and Crystal McCahill.

Certificate: 18.

Running Time: 102 minutes.

Synopsis: Some of Sin City’s most hard-boiled citizens cross paths with a few of its more reviled inhabitants.

Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez’s long-awaited Sin City sequel, A Dame to Kill For, arrives on a nine year wave of expectation, ready to soak you up and hurl you around with such ferocity you’ll feel as if it’s been mere days since the original unleashed itself back in 2005.

Concocted of a series of short segments, one of which – Booze, Broads & Bullets -was torn from Miller’s very own pages, here the writer »

- Jacob Stolworthy

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Movie Review – Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (2014)

20 August 2014 8:30 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, 2014

Directed by Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller

Starring Mickey Rourke, Jessica Alba, Josh Brolin, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Bruce Willis, Rosario Dawson, Eva Green, Powers Boothe, Ray Liotta, Dennis Haysbert, Christopher Meloni, Jeremy Piven, Jaime King, Juno Temple, Christopher Lloyd, Lady Gaga, Stacy Keach and Jamie Chung

Synopsis:

Some of Sin City’s most hard-boiled citizens cross paths with a few of its more reviled inhabitants.

It’s been nearly ten years since we last visited Basin City and some feel that the decade absence has dampened a lot of the hype and interest in its sequel, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For. But the directing team of Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller were not going to let that stop them as they bring perhaps the most popular book from the Sin City cannon to the big screen with some old faces, some new »

- Luke Owen

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Catching up with Sin City residents Josh Brolin, Rosario Dawson and Jessica Alba

20 August 2014 8:00 AM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

It’s been nearly ten years since we last checked in on the residents of Sin City.  My, how the times – and faces – have changed.

In Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, we once again enter the black and white world of Nancy (Jessica Alba), Marv (Mickey Rourke), Gail (Rosario Dawson), Senator Roark (Powers Boothe) and Hartigan (Bruce Willis), who are joined by the vengeance-seeking Johnny (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) and the dame to kill for Ava (Eva Green).  And he may be a familiar character but Dwight’s rocking a totally new face, courtesy of Josh Brolin who steps into the franchise as the pre-facial reconstruction surgery Dwight (taking over from Clive Owen).

Brolin isn’t the only new face lurking in the shadows of Sin City which has had an influx of new inhabitants.  He’s joined by other newcomers Juno Temple, Ray Liotta, Dennis Haysbert, Christopher Lloyd, Stacy Keach, »

- Rachel West

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt on 'Sin City 2,' 'Sandman,' and a 'Star Wars' Cameo

20 August 2014 6:30 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Of all the exceptional things about Joseph Gordon-Levitt, the insanely talented young actor (who has appeared in "Inception," "Looper," and "The Dark Knight Rises") and director (whose debut feature film, "Don Jon," came out last year), perhaps the most exceptional thing about him, at least on the day that we met him in Beverly Hills to discuss his role as the preternaturally gifted card shark Johnny in the wildly anticipated sequel "Sin City: A Dame to Kill For," was his socks.

They were really crazy and had a graphic of what appeared to be a geisha woman printed on them, against a background of a deep, nearly grape-colored purple. In fact, they were so amazing that I almost wanted to ask if I could take a photo of them for my Instagram.

I didn't.

But instead, I got to chat with Gordon-Levitt about what it was like playing in this »

- Drew Taylor

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Jessica Alba, Eva Green & Mickey Rourke's weird wig at Sin City 2 premiere

20 August 2014 3:54 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Jessica Alba, Eva Green and Mickey Rourke were a few of the Sin City: A Dame to Kill For stars to attend the movie's premiere in Hollywood last night (August 19).

Alba, who reprises her role as misanthropic stripper Nancy, looked stunning in a cobalt blue strapless satin gown with peplum detail as she graced the red carpet.

British actress Green, who stars as the mysterious Ava Lord, donned a gothic-style emerald green gown.

Meanwhile Rourke, who returns as the mammoth-sized ex-convict Marv, was wearing a bizarre silver hairpiece and three-piece plaid suit as he attended the screening with his model girlfriend Anastassija Makarenko.

Other stars of Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller's sequel included Rosario Dawson, turning heads in a skin-tight leather and lace dress, and Juno Temple, who shimmered in a sliver sequined mini-dress.

Josh Brolin and Bruce Willis, who play Dwight and Hartigan respectively, were also in attendance. »

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‘Sin City: A Dame to Kill For’ Review

19 August 2014 11:00 PM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Mickey Rourke, Jessica Alba, Josh Brolin, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Rosario Dawson, Bruce Willis, Eva Green, Powers Boothe, Dennis Haysbert, Ray Liotta, Christopher Meloni, Jeremy Piven, Christopher Lloyd, Jaime King, Juno Temple | Written by Frank Miller | Directed by Robert Rodriguez, Frank Miller

It was an invite to a screening like any other, or so I thought. You take your ticket, you take your chances. Sometimes everyone goes home with a smile on their faces, sometimes people go to the emergency room… without any face. I heard from the people that know that a sequel to Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez’s Sin City was in town. Looking for trouble. Out to bust some heads and blow some minds. Sin City and me, we go way back. We had history. Once we’d been lovers but time had moved us apart. So when this new bozo turns up, A Dame to Kill For, »

- Jack Kirby

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Sin City: A Dame to Kill For review: Was it worth the wait?

19 August 2014 11:00 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Directors: Frank Miller, Robert Rodriguez; Screenwriter: Frank Miller; Starring: Mickey Rourke, Jessica Alba, Josh Brolin, Bruce Willis, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Eva Green, Powers Boothe, Rosario Dawson, Ray Liotta, Juno Temple, Dennis Haysbert, Lady Gaga, Christopher Lloyd; Running time: 102 mins; Certificate: 18

Nine years after Sin City amazed and enthralled us, the long-awaited sequel has finally landed. Gone is the freshness of the stunning comic book aesthetic. Absent is the narrative cohesion and zest that bound the disparate tales together in one anthology. Yet the class of the impressive cast and the immersive film noir atmosphere just about sustains our interest in a film that's most striking visual effect is the hair on Bruce Willis's head.

Many characters from the original reappear in A Dame to Kill For, including Mickey Rourke's Marv, Jessica Alba's Nancy and Willis's hirsute detective John Hartigan. A re-watch of Sin City is advisable to untangle some of the timelines, »

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48 L.A. and NYC Outdoor Movies to See Before Summer’s Over

19 August 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | backstage.com | See recent Backstage news »

If you haven’t yet caught a movie outdoors this summer, then you’re missing out! On a nice night, pack your bag with a picnic blanket, snacks, and bug spray, and head out to one of these flicks under the night sky! New York City August 20What: “The Way We Were”Who: Starring Barbra Streisand and Robert Redford, the classic Sydney Pollack-directed romantic drama won two Oscars at the 1974 ceremony.Where: Central Park Conservancy Film Festival What: “Who Framed Roger Rabbit”Who: Bob Hoskins, Christopher Lloyd, Joanna Cassidy, and others. Where: South Street Seaport What: “Captain Phillips”Who: Tom Hanks and Barkhad Abdi star in the 2013 dramatic thriller that earned six Oscar noms and had everyone saying, “I’m the captain now.”Where: Pier 63 Lawn  August 21What: “Coming to America”Who: Eddie Murphy, Arsenio Hall, James Earl Jones, and others.Where: Central Park Conservancy Film Festival What: “The Birds »

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