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Al Pacino won his Oscar on his eighth nomination. He deserved it more the other seven times!Amir here, back with another monthly team poll. Back in May, we had a look at the Best Actress Oscars and picked what we thought were the greatest losers in history. Since we all love symmetry, it’s only fair to give the losing gentlemen their chance to shine. And it's also quite topical in December 2013. This year's Best Actor race has so many worthy choices that the losers are inevitably worth celebrating in advance.
This was an incredibly arduous task. Though we may all have our regular disagreements with AMPAS, there’s no denying the wealth of talent on display in their record of movie history. These are some of the most iconic performances in film history and to narrow them down to just ten is a fool’s errand. List-making always is! »
- Amir S.
Odd List Ryan Lambie Simon Brew 5 Dec 2013 - 06:54
Our voyage through history's underappreciated films arrives at the year 2001, and a vintage year for lesser-seen gems...
Stanley Kubrick and Arthur C Clarke may have seen 2001 as the year we'd head off to meet alien intelligences in the depths of space, but in reality, its cinematic landscape was dominated by fantasy rather than extra-terrestrials. Rowling and Tolkien dominated the box office, with Harry Potter And The Philosopher's Stone and The Fellowship Of The Ring earning almost $1bn each, while Monsters, Inc and Shrek thrilled old and young audiences alike.
At the other end of the spectrum of success, 2001 was such a vintage year for movies that we had to whittle our usual selection of 25 films down from an initial selection of more than 40. This is why the decision was made - with heavy heart - to exclude some of our favourite films, »
Nine years after the release of Frank Miller’s and Robert Rodriguez’ Sin City, the sequel Sin City: A Dame To Kill For will be hitting cinemas in August 2014. The stylish and violent film received critical acclaim back in 2005 and fans are no doubt excited for the followup, which is again directed by Miller and Rodriguez and is adapted from the second book in Miller’s graphic novel series.
It now looks like we’re going to be getting even more Sin City, as The Weinstein Company’s Harvey Weinstein outlined his future plans in an interview with The New York Times. Believing that it will ‘add stability’ to his company, Weinstein is hungry for a piece of the delicious pie that is television, unsurprising thanks to the massive success of big-budget shows such as The Walking Dead and Game Of Thrones. TWC have plans for a number of television series, »
- Tom Durbin
We know that Robert Rodriguez is bringing one of his previous films to the small screen, with a TV adaptation of From Dusk Till Dawn currently filming, and now it's being reported by The New York Times (via ComicBookMovie) that The Weinstein Company is looking to branch out into the TV business and could be planning a Sin City series to follow the theatrical release of Sin City: A Dame to Kill For next year.
Apparently, Sin City is one of several movies that Bob Weinstein is looking to adapt for TV, with Rodriguez is said to be involved alongside with comic book creator and co-director Frank Miller. Meanwhile, in addition to the previously announced Scream pilot for MTV, Weinstein is also said to be working with director Frank Darabont on a 10-part series based upon Darabont's 2007 feature adaptation of the Stephen King tale The Mist.
- Gary Collinson
The march of Robert Rodriguez films from the big screen to the small is apparently not over yet. We’ve already brought word of the El Mariachi series underway (albeit without the director’s involvement) and Rodriguez himself is gearing up a show based on From Dusk Till Dawn. If The Weinstein Company has its way, a series drawn from the Sin City universe could be next.Though the New York Times report – which is more generally about the company’s plans to exploit its back catalogue – offers few details, it does include the key information that Bob Weinstein is looking to develop a Sin City show with Rodriguez and co-director / City mastermind Frank Miller involved.Right now, the writer-directors are concentrating on Sin City: A Dame To Kill For, which follows up the 2005 film with another batch of stories set in Miller’s neo-noir metropolis, featuring Josh Brolin’s »
As the awards season heats up, The Weinstein Company, who has at least one horse in the race with Lee Daniels' the Butler, is shifting its focus to scripted TV. The studio already has its hands in a couple of reality programs including Project Runway, but now its looking to produce a number of one-hour dramas, one of which may be a Sin City spin-off that comes on the heels of the theatrical release of Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, opening across the country this August.
There are at least six shows in pre-production right now, including the 10-episode Book of the Dead, a detective drama set in ancient Egypt. Also, 10 Commandments, another ten-episode drama. It will feature one episode helmed by such big name directors as Wes Craven, Lee Daniels, Madonna and Ryan Coogler, each of which will tackle one of the commandments as handed down by Moses. »
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Lindsay Anderson brought to bear on his adaptation of David Storey's first novel, all the poetic-realist instincts he had been honing for the previous decade as a documentarian in the Humphrey Jennings mould. (Anderson had won the 1953 best doc Oscar for Thursday's Children.) Filmed partly in Halifax and Leeds, but mainly in and around Wakefield Trinity Rugby League Club, one of its incidental attractions is its record of a northern, working-class sports culture that would change out of all recognition over the next couple of decades.
The story of Frank Machin, a miner who becomes a star on the rugby field, »
How to watch an acclaimed lesbian drama without people casting aspersions on your cinemagoing integrity
It won the Palme d'Or at Cannes. Steven Spielberg called it magnificent. Peter Bradshaw's given it a glowing review. A friend of mine was so affected by its naturalistic power that he found himself waking up the next day and wondering if Adèle, the film's chief protagonist, was doing Ok. The trailer is haunting enough. And it's playing at the cinema that lies three minutes' walk from my flat. Why would I not see Blue Is The Warmest Colour?
There's a catch. It's a lesbian coming-of-age drama that features an explicit seven-minute sex scene between its two young female leads. I'm a 40-year-old man. This could be embarrassing. People could get the wrong idea when I arrive at the box office.
There's a widespread perception that sex sells, in cinema, as elsewhere. Maybe a hint of it does. »
- Nick Dastoor
The actress talks about Mary Poppins, playing disturbed people and her move into directing
Can you give us a quick sketch of your character in Saving Mr Banks?
I play Margaret Goff who is married to alcoholic Robert Goff Travers; together they are responsible for abandoning their daughter, Pl Travers [the author of Mary Poppins]. They help to inform the character of the novelist we encounter on screen in the 60s. And they are the inspiration behind the Banks parents in Mary Poppins. Margaret is in despair and attempts suicide.
There is almost no dialogue. Do you think almost wordless parts are the hardest?
They are a huge challenge. And to have a suicide attempt three-quarters of the way through with no journey leading up to it on screen is especially hard. You have to understand why she fell for this man and understand the fraughtness of her life and work out what would push »
- Kate Kellaway
Storyboards: Eric Ramsey * Animatics: James Rothwell Thanks to a heads up from Film Sketchr Robert Downey Jr. returns as billionaire Tony Stark in this thrilling sequel to the worldwide blockbuster. Now that his super hero secret has been revealed, Tony's life is more intense than ever. Everyone wants in on the Iron Man technology, whether for power or profit... but for Ivan Vanko ("Whiplash"), it's revenge! Iron Man 2 was directed by Jon Favreau, from a screenplay written by Justin Theroux. The cast included: Robert Downey, Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Scarlett Johansson, Sam Rockwell and Mickey Rourke. The film was a box office success, earning a total of $624 million worldwide, with a budget of $170–200 million. »
"Well, it turns out...and this is gonna get me in a lot of trouble. It turns out that the person that I helped become Iron Man, when it was time to re-up for the second one took the money that was supposed to go to me and pushed me out. We did a three picture deal. You did the deal ahead of time. A certain amount for the first one. For the second a certain amount. For the third...they came to me for the second one and said, 'We will pay »
I don't particularly understand Kellan Lutz. He was in a douchey vampire film series. He was the worst thing about Generation Kill. I don't get it. In a world where impossibly better-looking (and far more talented) actors exists, I don't quite get the Lutz attraction. Why not spend that lust on dudes like James Van Der Beek or like, Paul Walker? Both pretty dudes who are infinitely better actors than Lutz.
Alright. Now that that's out of my system, lets talk about Java Heat. Mickey Rourke and Lutz face off in an international action thriller that's actually got some serious pop. Rourke is typically manic and intense and even though Java Heat isn't his finest hour, it's certainly not his worst. Lutz plays a shady agent tracking down a terrorist (Rourke) while being tailed by Java police officials. Its a tight flick, punchy and aggressive, a smart take on a tired narrative. »
- Robert Ottone
Take another look @ images from director Robert Rodriguez' recently newly retitled "Sin City: A Dame to Die For", opening in 2014, starring Eva Green, Josh Brolin, Bruce Willis, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Rosario Dawson, Jamie Chung, Jessica Alba, Alexa Vega, Mickey Rourke, Rosario Dawson, Jaime King, Michael Madsen and Dennis Haysbert, based on the Dark Horse Comic by Frank Miller:
"...it was another dark night in 'Basin City' when lovers 'Dwight' and 'Ava Lord' were reunited. But in 'Sin City', a reunion is never good news. And Ava has plans for 'Dwight'.
"It’s one of those hot nights, dry and windless. The kind that makes people do sweaty, secret things.
"Dwight’s thinking of all the ways he’s screwed up and what he’d give for one clear chance to wipe the slate clean, to dig his way out of the numb gray hell that is his life. »
- Michael Stevens
Thor: The Dark World hits theaters today and, this being a Marvel movie, audiences are once again treated to some post-credits madness. So who decided to pop up this time? Agent Coulson? Nick Fury? Mickey Rourke? Nope. Instead, fans got their first glimpse at a new character, one who will play a major role in next summer’s superhero space epic Guardians of the Galaxy. Obviously, Spoilers follow, so if you haven't seen the film yet, bookmark this post for after you do.Like The Avengers, The Dark World has not one, but two post-credits sequences. The first pops up midway and features Asgardian badasses Lady Sif (Jaimie Alexander) and Volstagg (Ray Stevenson) walking down a dark hallway. In their possession is a box containing an infinity gem called the Aether, the omnipotent power source that Thor 2 villain Malekith (Christopher Eccleston) tried to destroy the universe with. Eventually, the »
- Alex Suskind
I know there’s a release date and we’ll supposedly see the sequel to Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller’s Sin City in August of 2014, but I’ve been following this project since the last Sin City ended up making both Rodriguez and Miller more vital – somehow – and I’m not going to believe this movie exists until I’m watching it. Especially since I was told I’d be seeing it October 2013 before it got pushed back.
That being said, new poster art for the film suggests that Dimension Films wasn’t so much into Killing for Dames as they are into Dying for Dames. Yes, the title “A Dame To Kill For” has been given a switcheroo to make it: “A Dame To Die For.”
There’s even a teaser poster out there if you can believe it. Click on the image below to see the whole »
The American Film Market is currently happening in Santa Monica, California, where projects are showcased for domestic and foreign buyers. Bloody-Disgusting spotted a new poster for the Sin City sequel, which has changed its title from Sin City: A Dame to Kill For to Sin City: A Dame to Die For. We reported in June that the sequel was pushed to an August 22, 2014 release date, although no reason was given for the shift. It's possible that this title may only be used for the sequel's foreign release, but that hasn't been confirmed yet. Take a look at the new artwork below.
Sin City: A Dame to Die For comes to theaters August 22nd, 2014 and stars Jamie Chung, Jessica Alba, Alexa Vega, Mickey Rourke, Rosario Dawson, Jaime King, Michael Madsen, Dennis Haysbert. The film is directed by Frank Miller, Robert Rodriguez. »
Much like its protagonist Dwight, Robert Rodriguez's Sin City sequel may be getting a new face. Bloody Disgusting snapped this pic of promotional art for the film at the American Film Market and it bears the name "Sin City: A Dame to Die For" instead of the previous title Sin City: A Dame to Kill For . Might this simply be the title in foreign markets? That's possible, but check back for a possible official confirmation on the title change soon. The film stars Josh Brolin, Mickey Rourke, Jessica Alba, Bruce Willis, Rosario Dawson, Jaime King, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Eva Green, Dennis Haysbert, Christopher Meloni, Jeremy Piven, Jamie Chung, Ray Liotta, Juno Temple, Julia Garner and Stacy Keach. The film weaves together two of Frank Miller's classic stories with new »
The Sin City sequel has apparently had a title change.
Formerly subtitled A Dame to Kill For, new posters have appeared featuring the name A Dame to Die For, reports Bloody Disgusting.
The Robert Rodriguez and Miller comic book movie sequel was originally set to debut in October 2013.
However, its release date has now been put back until August 2014.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Lady Gaga, Josh Brolin, Mickey Rourke, Jessica Alba, Bruce Willis, Rosario Dawson, Jaime King, Eva Green, Dennis Haysbert, Christopher Meloni, Jeremy Piven, Jamie Chung and Ray Liotta will feature in the film.
Watch the trailer for the original 2005 Sin City film below: »
When it was announced that the sequel to Sin City would be based on Frank Miller's comic, A Dame to Kill For, the movie's title came as a bit of a no-brainer. Now, it seems the marketing machine may be ramping up a bit, as the title of Sin City: A Dame to Kill For appears to have undergone a slight title change. A recent poster sighting rebrands the sequel as, Sin City: A Dame to Die For. Perhaps the word "kill" was a little strong for someone who obviously hasn't seen the original film, so the more passive and self-sacrificial "die" makes more marketing sense, which is to say, none at all. Whatever the title, the Robert Rodriguez-directed sequel stars Josh Brolin, Eva Green, Mickey Rourke, Jessica Alba, Bruce Willis, Rosario Dawson, Jaime King, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Dennis Haysbert, Christopher Meloni, Jeremy Piven, Ray Liotta, Juno Temple, »
- Dave Trumbore
Sin City: A Dame To Kill Die For weaves together two of Frank Miller’s classic stories with new tales in which the town’s most hard boiled citizens cross paths with some of its more repulsive inhabitants. The ensemble includes original cast members Academy Award® nominee Mickey Rourke as “Marv,” Jessica Alba as “Nancy,” Rosario Dawson as “Gail,” and Jaime King as “Goldie/Wendy” with new cast members Dennis Haysbert as “Manute,” Joseph Gordon-Levitt as "Johnny" and Jamie Chung as “Miho”. Production is underway at Rodriguez’s Troublemaker Studios in Austin, Texas. The original Sin City broke new ground with its iconic stylish look. Sin City: A Dame To Kill For will not only bring fans back to the world that Miller and Rodriguez created, but also add a new dimension by bringing their unique visual style to life in 3D. Sin City: A Dame To Kill For »
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