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Frank Miller Indulges in His Favorite Tropes in Sin City “Hard Goodbye”

29 September 2014 5:12 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Sin City “Hard Goodbye”

Originally serialized in Dark Horse Presents #51-62

Written and drawn by Frank Miller

Published by Dark Horse Comics

Full spoilers for the “Hard Goodbye” Sin City story

If you’ve read any of Frank Miller’s comics, you’re probably familiar with some of his most beloved tropes found in his work from Daredevil to Holy Terror, including pudge-faced, long coated wearing anti-heroes, prostitutes, a crapsack urban setting, and hardboiled voice-over narration that ranges from unintentionally hilarious (“ Sin City, she’s a big, bad broad flat on her back begging for it and I take her for all she’s worth and then I take her again and still she’s begging.”) to tight and poignant (“Worth dying for. Worth killing for. Worth going to hell for. amen.”) In “Hard Goodbye”, Miller plays with these tropes and devices like a kid with his favorite action figures, »

- Logan Dalton

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Hollywood Classics To Distribute Films From Elliot Kastner Library

25 September 2014 3:18 PM, PDT | Cinemaretro.com | See recent CinemaRetro news »

Mickey Rourke and Christopher Walken in "Homeboy".

Cinema Retro has received the following press release from Dillon Kastner, who represents the estate of his late father, producer Elliot Kastner:  

Hollywood Classics has signed a new distribution agreement with Dillon Kastner of Cinema Seven Productions to represent the Elliot Kastner library for all rights.

Titles in the library of the Hollywood producer include comedy musical A Chorus of Disapproval, starring Jeremy Irons and Anthony Hopkins, and Us sports drama Homeboy with Mickey Rourke and Christopher Walken.

John Ramchandani, MD of Hollywood Classics said: “I am delighted to work with Dillon Kastner on the wonderfully eclectic and adored selection of his father’s features.

“Throughout his extensive career Elliott worked with the highest calibre of world-renowned actors, screenwriters and directors including Peter Ustinov, Jeremy Irons, James Spader, Pierce Brosnan, Alan Ayckbourn and Donald Cammell.”

Dillon Kastner of Cinema Seven Productions Ltd said: »

- nospam@example.com (Cinema Retro)

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Dolph Lundgren Takes On 4 Towers, War Pigs and Sharks

23 September 2014 8:20 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With the third Expendables film behind him, Dolph Lundgren has a busy line up on the horizon. Filming will commence on 4 Towers in November, High Five Films and Imago Films have announced. Co-starring with Dolph will be Scott Adkins (who has already appeared in three films with Lundgren) as well as Gianni Capaldi (who has also appeared with Lundgren three times).

Lundgren stars as Viro, a Serbian war hero who takes hostages at a powerful company’s dinner in an 11th century castle in a bid to capture the legendary stolen gold of Mussolini. Taking on Italy’s tactical swat teams and an Interpol unit (Scott Adkins and Gianni Capaldi), he may have captured a hostage who could prove too much to handle. Intense combat, thrilling knife fighting and explosive action follows Viro as he attempts to escape with the cursed gold and treasure.

Lundgren is apparently undergoing knife training for the blade based combat. »

- Gary Collinson

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Hollywood Classics signs Kastner library

23 September 2014 12:00 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Titles include A Chorus of Disapproval, Homeboy.

Hollywood Classics has signed a new distribution agreement with Dillon Kastner of Cinema Seven Productions to represent the Elliot Kastner library for all rights.

Titles in the library of the Hollywood producer include comedy musical A Chorus of Disapproval, starring Jeremy Irons and Anthony Hopkins, and Us sports drama Homeboy with Mickey Rourke and Christopher Walken.

John Ramchandani, MD of Hollywood Classics said: “I am delighted to work with Dillon Kastner on the wonderfully eclectic and adored selection of his father’s features.

“Throughout his extensive career Elliott worked with the highest calibre of world-renowned actors, screenwriters and directors including Peter Ustinov, Jeremy Irons, James Spader, Pierce Brosnan, Alan Ayckbourn and Donald Cammell.”

Dillon Kastner of Cinema Seven Productions Ltd said: ‘It is a pleasure to be working alongside the team at Hollywood Classics.

“My father had many ups and downs in his career, and independent »

- andreas.wiseman@screendaily.com (Andreas Wiseman)

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Oscar Watch: First-Class Films From Aniston, Connelly, Costner, Gere Still Seek Distributors As Clock Running Out

21 September 2014 10:55 AM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

The 2014 Oscar clock is running out for powerful, but still unsold, festival showpieces starring Jennifers Aniston and Connelly, as well as Kevin Costner and Richard Gere.

Several unspoken-for films came into this year’s Toronto International Film Festival determined not only to find a distributor, but to set a 2014 release date. In the case of Still Alice, the touching drama of a woman’s descent into early-onset Alzheimer’s disease, that plan worked spectacularly well. It had a stirring world-premiere screening on Sept. 8 in a less-visible afternoon slot at Tiff and quickly sparked Oscar buzz for star Julianne Moore, a four-time nominee who has never won.

Sony Pictures Classics presidents Michael Barker and Tom Bernard quickly recognized the kind of role that has Oscar written all over it, and two days later the picture sold to Spc (which, despite having its largest slate of Oscar hopefuls ever, still had an »

- Pete Hammond

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Is 'Rambo 5' Officially Titled 'Rambo: Last Blood'?

10 September 2014 1:25 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Right before The Expendables 3 tanked at the box office this past summer, creator and star Sylvester Stallone revealed that he will next return to the world of Vietnam Vet John Rambo in Rambo 5. Now, a new rumor claims that the official title of this final sequel is Rambo: Last Blood.

A reader at Coming Soon reportedly dropped the title in their lap with no further information. The report claims this will officially be Sylvester Stallone's last go at the character, and he plans on directing the movie himself.

About taking on Rambo 5 as his next project, the action icon previously stated:

"I'm getting ready for that. I'm starting to work out. I'm going to be appropriately vicious and all that stuff, but intellectual. A killer with a heart. Smart, yet stupid. Tall, yet short. Broad, but thin. You know what I mean. We're going to »

- MovieWeb

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Sin City 2 Concept Art To Kill For By Joshua Min & Francesco Corvino

4 September 2014 4:57 PM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Concept Art by Joshua MinClick Here - More of Joshua Min's Sin City 2 Art Concept Art by Francesco CorvinoClick Here - More of Francesco Corvino's Sin City 2 Art Co-directors Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller reunite to bring Miller's visually stunning "Sin City" graphic novels back to the screen in Sin City: A Dame To Kill For. Weaving together two of Miller's classic stories with new tales, the town's most hard boiled citizens cross paths with some of its more reviled inhabitants. Sin City: A Dame To Kill For is the follow up to Rodriguez and Miller's 2005 groundbreaking film, Frank Miller's Sin City. Jessica Alba; Powers Boothe; Josh Brolin; Rosario Dawson; Joseph Gordon - Levitt; Eva Green; Dennis Haysbert; Stacy Keach; Jaime King; Ray Liotta; Jeremy Piven; Mickey Rourke; Bruce Willis Directed By Frank Miller & Robert Rodriguez * Written By Frank Miller »

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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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Telluride: Eviction Stunner ’99 Homes’ Electrifies Fest, Igniting Hot Distribution, Oscar Buzz

1 September 2014 12:19 PM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

After its smash international World Premiere in Venice, director Ramin Bahrani’s 99 Homes — an absolutely riveting drama about the 2008 home foreclosure crisis — had its North American premiere here at the Telluride Film Festival, and it has set this place ablaze. Despite lots of interest, as there should be, from domestic distributors, Bahrani told me immediately after this morning’s screening that the financiers behind the film are waiting until its Toronto debut next week to finalize anything. Starring Andrew Garfield and Michael Shannon in career-best performances, this movie is not only a no-brainer for a quick distribution deal, it could be the rare — here comes that five letter word you hate so much, studios — drama that also could be a commercial powerhouse. Few films I have seen in recent years have cut so close to the bone as this one does. Americans, in particular, will respond strongly, and if ever there was a word-of-mouth movie, »

- Pete Hammond

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Sin City: A Dame To Kill For Review

1 September 2014 9:46 AM, PDT | AreYouScreening.com | See recent AreYouScreening news »

Sin City: A Dame To Kill For Review

You can’t deny the artistic abilities found in Sin City: A Dame To Kill For, but it looks like Frank Miller may have lost his storytelling abilities to his ego. There’s something to the idea of fusing a film from the largely unconnected stories that might exist as “issues” of a graphic novel, but this isn’t how you make such a theory work.

The film kicks off with Marv (Mickey Rourke) walking us through an encounter that simply serves as an explanation of who he is, and puts him into the world so that we recognize him when he shows up later. This takes us to Dwight (Josh Brolin), and Johnny (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), who will each have their turns being the focus of stories that don’t connect to each other.

Dwight has his world disrupted when Ava (Eva Green), an ex, »

- Marc Eastman

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Now Streaming: Netflix Instant Alternatives To Sin City 2, If I Stay, And As Above So Below

29 August 2014 4:42 AM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

With so many titles to choose from, Netflix Instant's library can be overwhelming. So we bring you this biweekly column as a tool to cut through the clutter by highlighting some now streaming titles that pair well with the latest theatrical releases. Looking to Sin City: A Dame To Kill For, If I Stay and As Above So Below for inspiration, we've pulled together a selection of killer crime dramas, tender tearjerkers, and horror stories about the dangers of curiosity. Sin City: A Dame To Kill For Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez reteam to bring to life a new crop of neo-noir tales that traffic in sex, murder, and mayhem. Mickey Rourke, Jessica Alba, Josh Brolin, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Eva Green co-star. Read our review here. For more inventive takes on the crime-drama genre, check out this trio that boasts a murderous drifter, a landmark femme fatale, and an iconic »

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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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Marv, Sin City 2, and the end of a movie franchise?

29 August 2014 1:30 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Did Sin City: A Dame To Kill For rely too much on Mickey Rourke's character, Marv? Robert offers his spoiler-filled view...

Nb: This article contains spoilers for Sin City and Sin City: A Dame To Kill For

Many film sequels latch onto one character who captures audiences’ imaginations, then mould subsequent stories around that character. There’s no doubt that the Pirates Of The Caribbean series existed because of Captain Jack Sparrow’s popularity, and audience’s desires to see more of the kooky rogue. Gollum’s popularity following The Two Towers surely had an effect in the editing room on Return Of The King, where he cemented himself as one of the most quotable and imitable characters of the decade.  

When this happens, producers respond, and the character often becomes elevated to a mascot - or even a reason to make subsequent films. They can occasionally end up hogging the posters, »

- ryanlambie

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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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Win a Sin City 2: A Dame To Kill For prize bundle

26 August 2014 5:00 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

To celebrate the release of Sin City 2: A Dame To Kill For, which stars Mickey Rourke, Jessica Alba, Eva Green and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and is in cinemas now, we have an exciting competition for you. We are offering three lucky winners the chance to win a Sin City 2 bundle including Sin City on DVD, playing cards, an Eva Green poster and an A Dame to Kill For graphic novel.

Nine years after the box-office smash Sin City, the stories of the notorious city dwellers resume in the hugely anticipated sequel Sin City 2: A Dame To Kill For. Boasting an all-star cast led by Joseph Gordon-Levitt (Inception, The Dark Knight Rises), Eva Green (Dark Shadows), Juno Temple (Killer Joe), Jessica Alba (Sin City, Fantastic Four), Bruce Willis (Looper) and Josh Brolin (Old Boy), this next installment promises to take audiences on a visceral ride into the »

- Competitions

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

25 August 2014 11:36 AM, PDT | CineVue | See recent CineVue news »

★★☆☆☆Nine years after the release of 2005's Sin City, directors Robert Rodriquez and Frank Miller (who also wrote the script) reunite for Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (2014). Not much has changed, however. As visually intoxicating as the film is on the outside, it's dimly vacant on the inside, with not even Eva Green's presence and charged performance able to hold the audiences attention. Unravelling over four vignettes (two that have been ripped from Miller's own comic-books, and two that have been written specifically for the sequel, A Dame to Kill For adheres to the same template as its predecessor. The film opens once again with the grizzled figure of Marv (Mickey Rourke), abandoned at the roadside with no memory.

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- CineVue UK

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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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Meet The Murderous Men Of ‘Sin City: A Dame To Kill For’

25 August 2014 4:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Sin City: A Dame To Kill For is a film that has been many years in the making. Critics and audiences alike went mad for Sin City when it was released way back in 2005. It had all the ingredients of a perfect film; it was gritty, violent, sexy and stylish. Finally back for round two, the film sees many familiar faces – as well as several new ones – once again inhabit the seedy world.

Yesterday we brought you a run down on all the lovely ladies that take up residence within the walls of the fictitious Basin City. Today we delve into the lives of the crooked criminals and valiant vigilantes that have both the X and Y chromosomes. The men of Sin City range from the good, to the bad, to the seriously demented, with the likes of Mickey Rourke, Jeremy Piven, Bruce Willis, Josh Brolin, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Dennis Haysbert all on  board. »

- Kat Smith

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Sin City's Robert Rodriguez "blown away" by Lady Gaga's acting ability

24 August 2014 9:18 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Robert Rodriguez said that he was "blown away" by Lady Gaga's acting skills.

The Sin City director first worked with the musician on Machete Kills, before offering her a cameo in Sin City 2: A Dame to Kill For.

Rodriguez told E! News: "I told her she had to be in it [Sin City 2]... The camera loves her.

"She's a great performer. She's performed twice for me now and I was blown away by her discipline. She studied acting before she became a singer and you could really tell."

He continued: "She happened to be on tour in Houston, just a couple of cities away from us in Austin. She was ready.

"She brought her own wigs! I said, 'We're not going to have time to make a wig for you.' She showed up, we did the scene, she knocked it out of the park and then she was back on tour. »

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Box Office: ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Back on Top, ‘Sin City 2′ Flops

24 August 2014 8:03 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Teen girls and fanboys duked it out at the box office this weekend, with “Guardians of the Galaxy” getting the upper hand on newcomer “If I Stay” and scoring first place with a $17.6 million haul, according to studio estimates.

It was the second time that Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” came out on top, although two weeks separate its victories. It marks the first time this year that a film has topped the domestic box office in non-consecutive weeks.

Guardians of the Galaxy” has become the summer’s top-grossing domestic release and, with $489.5 million globally, has passed the final tallies of “Thor” ($449 million) and “Captain America: The First Avenger” ($371 million).

The relative weakness of this weekend’s crop of new releases benefited another holdover, “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,” which came in at second place with $16.8 million. The Paramount Pictures reboot has now made $145.6 million stateside after three weeks in theaters. »

- Brent Lang

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