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Looking back at Back To The Future Part III

16 September 2014 1:52 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Back To The Future Part III isn't the most popular film in the trilogy. But Simon argues this sci-fi western deserves more love...

I don't think I'm going out on much of a limb by saying that, in general, Back To The Future Part III is the least talked about film in the trilogy. It shouldn't be, in my personal view, but it's the one that generally puts technology on the back burner, introduces a love story, and visually is the most different.

Personally, I've never thought the labelling of Back To The Future Part III as the least liked film in the series - as some have - is particular fair, though. My 10-year old would go even further. It's his favourite of the lot.

Detractors

So why then do some not warm to it as much? Well, let's deal with that, before I go onto the film in more detail. »

- ryanlambie

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Looking back at Back To The Future Part II

15 September 2014 1:38 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Robert Zemeckis provided a more than worthy follow-up to his 1985 classic. Simon looks back at Back To The Future II...

If you're looking for an utterly independent analysis of Robert Zemeckis' Back To The Future Part II, then it'd be fair to say you're probably in the wrong place. It would be remiss of me from the outset to not acknowledge that, in my youth, I absolutely adored Back To The Future Part II. I wore out two VHS copies of the movie I had (one of them ex-rental, to be fair), and Alan Silvestri's superb score has been resident in my head pretty much ever since (one I seem to have bought four times, across four different formats).

It's only over time that I've come to appreciate the film in any kind of perspective, and the catalyst for that was watching the three films back-to-back in the »

- ryanlambie

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See Disney's First Attempt at 'Who Framed Roger Rabbit?' Starring Paul Reubens

9 September 2014 | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Before Robert Zemeckis brought Charles Fleischer, Bob Hoskins, Christopher Lloyd and Kathleen Turner to the screen in 1988’s Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, Disney crafted an early version of the Gary K. Wolf adaptation starring Paul Reubens as the voice of the eponymous rabbit. Rights to the hardboiled tale set in a city where humans and cartoon characters coexist were purchased shortly after the book Who Censored Roger Rabbit? was published in 1981. Disney saw dollar signs and set about hiring Darrell Van Citters for the job, casting the soon-to-be Pee-wee Herman as the lovable rabbit. Peter Renaday (The Aristocats) was cast as detective Eddie Valiant, and Russi Taylor (Disney’s current Minnie Mouse) became the dangerously curvaceous Jessica Rabbit. The early test...

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- Alison Nastasi

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These 32 Movies Won More Box Office Weekends Than Guardians Of The Galaxy

8 September 2014 10:14 AM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Over the past few days, Guardians Of The Galaxy officially won the weekend box office for the fourth time since its release. That might not sound like a huge deal, but that almost never happens. In fact, only 4 movies including Guardians have done that since 2000, and only 32 movies have done it since these things started being closely tracked and made available in the early 1980s. So, yeah, Guardians Of The Galaxy is a hit. You probably knew that already, but in order to properly contextualize it, let.s take a closer look at those 32 movies that won five or more consecutive weekends. Let.s take a trip down memory lane to revisit these incredibly popular movies from our past and remember why they had such a huge impact at the box office. #32) Mr. Mom Release Date: July 22, 1983 Number Of Weeks Won: 5 Stars: Michael Keaton, Teri Garr, Jeffrey Tambor, Christopher Lloyd, »

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'Who Framed Roger Rabbit?' Test Footage Released 30 Years Later

5 September 2014 4:27 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Years before Robert Zemeckis directed the revolutionary live-action/animated hybrid Who Framed Roger Rabbit? in 1988, an earlier version was mounted at Walt Disney Studios between 1981 and 1983, which had Darrell Van Citters set to direct. Today, an eight-minute video has been unearthed that shows John Culhane taking viewers behind-the-scenes of this unmade version, which featured Paul Reubens as the voice of Roger Rabbit and Russi Taylor as the voice of Jessica Rabbit.

The video also shows a number of concept art images, that show how vastly different the earlier versions of these characters were, and we have a few split-screen photos with the 1981-1983 artwork next to the finished characters from the 1988 film. Take a look at the video and photos, then read on for more information, where you'll see that one of the animators is Frozen and Surf's Up director Chris Buck.

Before Richard Williams directed the animation for Who Framed Roger Rabbit? »

- MovieWeb

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Mike Gold: Sinful Sin City

3 September 2014 5:00 AM, PDT | Comicmix.com | See recent Comicmix news »

I had a whole rant plotted out in my mind, but when my fingers hit the keyboard I decided against it. Perhaps I’m mellowing in my antiquity. I hope not, as being not-mellow is how I make my living. Maybe it’s because I’m going to this weekend’s Baltimore Comic Con, always a wonderful event, and I’m awash in breathless anticipation.

Well, either way, I’ve got a deadline and ComicMix’s editor-in-chief is an asshole (not to be confused with this column’s editor, Adriane Nash, who is not an asshole) and I’ve got all these Sin City thoughts attacking my brain like anti-bodies at a clown orgy and I’m willing to share. Let’s see how long it takes for me to become non-mellow.

Fellow ComicMixer Martha Thomases and I saw Sin City: A Plot To Kill With last week. I »

- Mike Gold

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

29 August 2014 4:00 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.

Perhaps it was comic book movie fatigue; perhaps it was sequel fatigue; perhaps it was a feeling of cash grabbing now that comic book films are the money making machines they are; or perhaps it was the fact that Robert Rodriguez’ last film was utter trash, but for whatever reason I was not looking forward to Sin City: A Dame to Kill for. Then I re-watched the first movie again (for the first time many years) in preparation for »

- Gary Collinson

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

27 August 2014 7:39 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:

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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