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19 items from 2011


Looking back at Quentin Tarantino's Pulp Fiction

7 November 2011 7:32 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Recently the subject of a lavish Blu-ray reissue, Quentin Tarantino’s Pulp Fiction remains a key moment in 90s cinema. Glen take a look back at a cult classic…

It’s widely believed that sophomore efforts from directors can prove to be problematic, particularly when their debuts have been critically adored. Indeed, there have been numerous high-profile cases of directors failing to live up to the promise of their debuts throughout the history of cinema.

It was a belief held by some that Quentin Tarantino’s debut, Reservoir Dogs, was little more than a flash in the pan, and the product of someone who merely showcased their influences in a rather effective way. Those who doubted Tarantino’s ability as a filmmaker were expecting him to fail as he attempted to build on the promise shown in that debut. 

By all accounts, those critics were disappointed, as Pulp Fiction proved »

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'Django Unchained' Versus Quentin Tarantino's Past Casts

26 October 2011 9:41 AM, PDT | MTV Movies Blog | See recent MTV Movies Blog news »

With the latest addition of Kerry Washington, the already impressive cast of Quentin Tarantino's next movie, "Django Unchained," just got a little more impressive. Throw in his other recent hire -- Don Johnson -- and it's clear that the auteur is up to his usual quirky casting tricks. Tarantino has always been known for his, ah, interesting choices with his ensemble casts, pulling from both mainstream Hollywood actors and the dustiest corners of pop culture, and resurrecting the careers of fallen stars.

"Django Unchained" is no exception, but how does it stack up with the rest of Tarantino's oeuvre? It's got some tough competition from what have become iconic ensembles, so let's take a look at where the new cast stands in comparison.

"Reservoir Dogs"

Harvey Keitel, Michael Madsen, Tim Roth, Steve Buscemi, Chris Penn, Lawrence Tierney

The Rundown: The color-coded cast set the tone for the rest of Tarantino's movies. »

- Kevin P. Sullivan

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Tony Todd Hops in the Director's Chair for Catalytic

29 August 2011 6:18 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

In his expansive career Tony Todd has accomplished many a milestone. This latest bit of news comes as without question one of the finest feathers in his cap. That's right, kids! The man himself is getting set to conjure up some fear in a brand new way!

According to Variety Todd is preparing to step behind the camera for a change, as the Final Destination thesp will write and direct the genre film Catalytic for the newly formed production company Assembly Line (Sushi Girl).

Assembly Line partners Destin Pfaff ("Millionaire Matchmaker"), Neal Fischer, Kern Saxton and Suren M. Seron will produce the indie film, which follows a magician as he embarks on a road trip during an impending supernatural apocalypse.

Catalytic, which is currently casting, will be the first Assembly Line picture to be written by someone outside of its managing members.

The quartet of producers formed Assembly Line last »

- Uncle Creepy

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New Sushi Girl Trailer Has Unagi*

4 August 2011 9:00 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

The trailer for first-time director Kern Saxton’s revenge flick Sushi Girl has debuted online (via YouTube), though you might have missed it in the afterglow of one Comic-Con.

When a group of thieves meet six years after a successful jewel heist, their celebrations are short-lived;  any remaining amiability goes out the warehouse window when the whereabouts of the hidden stash come into question.

The film certainly looks great, with a knock out cast including Tony Todd (Candyman), Michael Biehn (The Terminator), Jeff Fahey (TV’s Lost), Danny Trejo (Predators), Sonny Chiba (The Street Fighter) and Mark Hamill (like you don’t know!) as its resident nasties; it’s almost The Expendables for genre buffs.

Currently unrated and without a release date, Todd suggested in an interview with Empire that a Spring 2012 release looks most likely.

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*Yes, that was a thickly veiled Friends reference. »

- Steven Neish

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Top 10 Swords In Film History

2 August 2011 3:19 PM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

Men love swords. Why men love swords is a topic that is often debated in A Level psychology classes and usually involves a link to our very own short swords that we carry around. But regardless, men really do love swords. We can’t get enough of them. Swords are up there with fast cars and women.

If I was given the choice between an authentic katana, forged by a master swordsmith in rural Japan or a nice house, I would probably end up single because I would choose the sword.

Well for all of you sword lovers out there – here is my personal top 10 swords in film.

10. Claymore – Braveheart (1995)

The Claymore was a Scottish variant of the English Longsword, slightly smaller in size yet, still a very large two handed sword. Claymores were used extensively during border fights with the English. What makes this sword special however, is how »

- Ed Moorhouse

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Cult Cinema Icons Unite in the First Trailer for 'Sushi Girl'

28 July 2011 4:00 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

If the trailer for the new indie action flick Sushi Girl is to be believed, then sushi, like revenge, is a dish best served cold. Boasting a veritable who’s who of cult cinema icons (Mark Hamill, Jeff Fahey, Michael Biehn, Danny Trejo, Tony Todd, and Sonny Chiba for starters), this low-budget labor of love just burst onto our radar thanks to a new trailer (which you can peep below). The clip features lots of tough guy dialogue and action, but it’s hard to get a real feel for what’s going on with the narrative. For that, we offer you the official synopsis: “Fish has spent six years in jail. Six years alone. Six years keeping his mouth shut about the robbery, about the other men involved. The night he is released, the four men he protected with...

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Sushi Girl (2012) Teaser Trailer, Movie Clips: Kern Saxton

28 July 2011 10:03 AM, PDT | Film-Book | See recent Film-Book news »

Sushi Girl Teaser Trailer, Sushi Girl Movie Clips. Kern Saxton‘s Sushi Girl (2012) teaser trailer, movie clips stars Mark Hamill, Noah Hathaway, Danny Trejo, Sonny Chiba, and Michael Biehn. Sushi Girl‘s plot synopsis: “Fish has spent six years in jail. Six years alone. Six years keeping his mouth shut about the robbery, about the other men involved. The night he is released, the four men he protected with silence celebrate his freedom with a congratulatory dinner. The meal is a lavish array of sushi, served off the naked body of a beautiful young woman (the “sushi girl”).

The sushi girl seems catatonic, trained to ignore everything in the room, even if things become dangerous. Sure enough, the four unwieldy thieves can’t help but open old wounds in an attempt to find their missing loot.”

This looks like a really good revenge movie: Pulp Fiction, with some True Romance, »

- filmbook

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The Candyman, Kyle Reese, Luke Sywalker, Hattori Hanzo And Machete Eat Raw Fish Off A Naked Woman. Sushi Girl Trailer.

27 July 2011 4:31 PM, PDT | Screen Anarchy | See recent Screen Anarchy news »

What's more appealing than a naked woman covered in raw fish? Well, a naked woman Not covered in raw fish, obviously, but also a naked woman covered in raw fish and surrounded by genre film icons.Tony Todd, Michael Biehn, Sonny Chiba, Danny Trejo and Mark Hamill all feature in the cast of Kern Saxton's upcoming crime thriller Sushi Girl.Fish has spent six years in jail. Six years alone. Six years keeping his mouth shut about the robbery, about the other men involved. The night he is released, the four men he protected with silence celebrate his freedom with a congratulatory dinner. The meal is a lavish array of sushi, served off the naked body of a beautiful young woman. The sushi girl seems catatonic, »

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Teaser Trailer, Clips & Promo Image for Sushi Girl Starring Mark Hamill, Michael Biehn & Danny Trejo

27 July 2011 | The Daily BLAM! | See recent The Daily BLAM! news »

The upcoming Gringhouse-style revenge film made it's promotional debut at this past week's San Diego Comic Con. Fish has spent six years in jail. Six years alone. Six years keeping his mouth shut about the robbery, about the other men involved. The night he is released, the four men he protected with silence celebrate his freedom with a congratulatory dinner. The meal is a lavish array of sushi, served off the naked body of a beautiful young woman. The sushi girl seems catatonic, trained to ignore everything in the room, even if things become dangerous. Sure enough, the four unwieldy thieves can't help but open old wounds in an attempt to find their missing loot. Sushi Girl stars Mark Hamill, Noah Hathaway, Danny Trejo, Sonny Chiba, Michael Biehn, and Courtney Palm. The film was »

- Pietro Filipponi

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Sdcc 2011: Friday Comic-Con Schedule

8 July 2011 3:57 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

San Diego Comic-Con has released its full schedule for Friday. We have pulled out all of the movie, TV, and DVD-related activities for both nights below. If you want the full schedule with all the comic-book related activities, you can clickHere

Friday, July 23

10:00-11:00 Lego Star Wars

A behind-the-brick look with the Lego Star Wars team at how the epic Star Wars story comes together with the creativity and imagination of the Lego brand. Additionally, be among the first to hear about a special Lego Star Wars entertainment event, and meet Emmy award-winning writer Michael Price. Also includes Q&A time. Room 7Ab

10:00-11:00 Torchwood: Miracle Day

John Barrowman (Doctor Who) and Eve Myles (Doctor Who) join cast members Mekhi Phifer, Bill Pullman (Independence Day), Alexa Havins (All My Children), and Lauren Ambrose (Six Feet Under), along with writer Jane Espenson (Battlestar Galactica), to discuss the »

- MovieWeb

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13 Assassins review. Takashi Miike Brings Samurai Genre to Bloody Life

27 April 2011 1:58 PM, PDT | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

Review - Takashi Miike brings back the Samurai film with action-packed '13 Assassins' With over 80 films to his credit Japanese master Takashi Miike finally tries his hand at the Jidaigeki or samurai genre by updating the 1963 movie 13 Assassins (Jžsan-nin no shikaku) into a furiously bloody and action-packed adventure that pays homage not only to the well known filmmaker Akira Kurosawa but especially Kinji Fukasaku and his '70s samurai films starring Sonny Chiba. Miike's devoted fans come to his movies expecting gory violence and 13 Assassins does not hold back on the bloodletting. Yet, what sets 13 Assassins apart from favorite Miike films like Audition and his Dead or Alive series are its stories of heroism, loyalty and epic portrayal of Japanese history. Miike claims a devoted cult following in the U.S. but 13 Assassins looks to be his widest art-house release yet when Magnet Releasing opens the film in select cinemas »

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13 Assassins review. Takashi Miike Brings Samurai Genre to Bloody Life

27 April 2011 1:58 PM, PDT | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

Review - Takashi Miike brings back the Samurai film with action-packed '13 Assassins' With over 80 films to his credit Japanese master Takashi Miike finally tries his hand at the Jidaigeki or samurai genre by updating the 1963 movie 13 Assassins (Jžsan-nin no shikaku) into a furiously bloody and action-packed adventure that pays homage not only to the well known filmmaker Akira Kurosawa but especially Kinji Fukasaku and his '70s samurai films starring Sonny Chiba. Miike's devoted fans come to his movies expecting gory violence and 13 Assassins does not hold back on the bloodletting. Yet, what sets 13 Assassins apart from favorite Miike films like Audition and his Dead or Alive series are its stories of heroism, loyalty and epic portrayal of Japanese history. Miike claims a devoted cult following in the U.S. but 13 Assassins looks to be his widest art-house release yet when Magnet Releasing opens the film in select cinemas »

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13 Assassins review. Takashi Miike Brings Samurai Genre to Bloody Life

27 April 2011 1:58 PM, PDT | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

Review - Takashi Miike brings back the Samurai film with action-packed '13 Assassins' With over 80 films to his credit Japanese master Takashi Miike finally tries his hand at the Jidaigeki or samurai genre by updating the 1963 movie 13 Assassins (Jžsan-nin no shikaku) into a furiously bloody and action-packed adventure that pays homage not only to the well known filmmaker Akira Kurosawa but especially Kinji Fukasaku and his '70s samurai films starring Sonny Chiba. Miike's devoted fans come to his movies expecting gory violence and 13 Assassins does not hold back on the bloodletting. Yet, what sets 13 Assassins apart from favorite Miike films like Audition and his Dead or Alive series are its stories of heroism, loyalty and epic portrayal of Japanese history. Miike claims a devoted cult following in the U.S. but 13 Assassins looks to be his widest art-house release yet when Magnet Releasing opens the film in select cinemas »

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13 Assassins review. Takashi Miike Brings Samurai Genre to Bloody Life

27 April 2011 1:58 PM, PDT | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

Review - Takashi Miike brings back the Samurai film with action-packed '13 Assassins' With over 80 films to his credit Japanese master Takashi Miike finally tries his hand at the Jidaigeki or samurai genre by updating the 1963 movie 13 Assassins (Jžsan-nin no shikaku) into a furiously bloody and action-packed adventure that pays homage not only to the well known filmmaker Akira Kurosawa but especially Kinji Fukasaku and his '70s samurai films starring Sonny Chiba. Miike's devoted fans come to his movies expecting gory violence and 13 Assassins does not hold back on the bloodletting. Yet, what sets 13 Assassins apart from favorite Miike films like Audition and his Dead or Alive series are its stories of heroism, loyalty and epic portrayal of Japanese history. Miike claims a devoted cult following in the U.S. but 13 Assassins looks to be his widest art-house release yet when Magnet Releasing opens the film in select cinemas »

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A brief history of dragons in cinema

24 March 2011 5:00 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

As Age Of The Dragons arrives on DVD and Blu-ray, Duncan takes a look at the history of dragons in the movies…

It's no wonder so many of us have grown up geeky, for dragons have been a strong mainstay of children's movies for decades now. With their inextricable link to the fantasy genre, many of us have been brainwashed into a fixation with them before we even knew what was happening. Well, that's a decent enough excuse, anyway, should you ever find yourself needing one in a dragon-based argument, which I'm sure there aren't nearly enough of.

Pity the children growing up from the mid-nineties onwards, as they've barely been able to make it through one whole year without a dragon movie being released, a trend which sees no sign of slowing. This year has already seen the release of Age Of The Dragons, starring Danny Glover and Vinnie Jones »

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Exclusive: In Depth with Vincent J. Guastini on Scream of the Banshee and More!

17 March 2011 12:09 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Let’s face it… Special Makeup FX are the backbone of the horror genre. As engaging as storylines can be, as believable as acting is, and as competent as directing and cinematography are, fans pay money and put their asses in those seats or buy those DVDs and Blu-rays because they love the creatures.

Back in the 1980s FX artists were like rock stars. Names like Savini, Bottin, and Baker were spoken in revered tones. People went to see films because of who was doing the FX. As the years progressed, FX artists refined techniques, CG was introduced, new materials were brought into play, and what was once a discipline soon became an art form.

One FX artist who’s recently been helping elevate that art form to new heights is Vincent J. Guastini. His contributions to such films as Requiem for a Dream, Flags of our Fathers/Letters from Iwo Jima, »

- Carnell

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Mark Hamill and Sonny Chiba to meet a ‘Sushi Girl’

10 March 2011 9:00 AM, PST | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Directed by Kern Saxton and starring Mark Hamill, James Duvall, Tony Todd, Andy Mackenzie, Sonny Chiba and Noah Hathaway, Sushi Girl - as described by screenwriter Destin Pfaff, sees:

Five friends reunite six years after a diamond job gone wrong to eat sushi off a naked girl. Nothing is as it seems and nothing ever was. Needless to say, being ’70s horror boys at heart, torture, madness and violence ensues. You know, your typical high-octane family film!

Intrigued? With a cast that includes the legends that are Hamill and Chiba, and features the return of Noah Hathaway – aka Atreyu from Never Ending Story - I most definitely am! Well thanks to Styd, we also have the films official synopsis:

Fish has spent six years in jail. Six years alone. Six years keeping his mouth shut about the robbery, about the other men involved. The night he is released, the four »

- Phil

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Sonny Chiba, Mark Hammill and the Sushi Girl

9 March 2011 | shocktillyoudrop.com | See recent shocktillyoudrop news »

Assembly Line began principal production on Sushi Girl yesterday on the Universal lot. The thriller flick is penned by Destin Pfaff (that fella from Millionaire Matchmaker ) and Kern Saxton (Deader Living Through Chemistry) and is directed by Saxton. Produced by Pfaff, Saxton, Neal Fischer and Suren M. Seron. Check out this cast: Mark Hamill, James Duvall, Tony Todd, Andy Mackenzie and Sonny Chiba. It is also the return to feature films for actor Noah Hathaway ( The Neverending Story ). "Five friends reunite six years after a diamond job gone wrong to eat sushi off a naked girl. Nothing is as it seems and nothing ever was. Needless to say, being '70s horror boys at heart, torture, madness and violence ensues. You know, your typical high-octane family film!" »

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[DVD Review] The Storm Warriors

5 March 2011 6:58 PM, PST | JustPressPlay.net | See recent JustPressPlay news »

Released theatrically in Hong Kong 11 years after its predecessor, Storm Warriors is a sequel to the 1998 movie Storm Riders. Despite pretty boys Ekin Cheng and Aaron Kwok returning as the warriors Wind and Cloud, the two films split into two directions. Different directors, different visions.

The Pang Brothers take artistic influence to a new level. Each film they release seems to copy the style of a recently successful contemporary: Bangkok Dangerous reeks of Tsui Hark, The Eye follows the footsteps of Takashi Shimizu, and Storm Warriors blatantly looks like it was directed by a poor man’s Zack Snyder.

Shot extensively, though not entirely, on bluescreen, the film uses 300-style CGI backgrounds and its trademark annoying stop-start slow-motion action scenes; except it obviously has 1/10 of the budget so they just look like a daytime children’s program that has the human host dancing in front of a cartoon landscape. This »

- Arya Ponto

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