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On Demand Dvd New Releases: Sept. 1-7 For No Good Reason The works of Ralph Steadman are some of the most amazing and “out there” pieces put on canvas. This film explores Steadman’s art and politics, including the time he spent working alongside Hunter S. Thompson. (R, 1:29) 9/2 From the Rough Catana Starks was the first African-American woman to coach an all-men’s college team. With no scholarships and only one Us student, she worked to build a unique, global team. Taraji P. Henson, Michael Clarke Duncan (PG, 1:27) 9/2 Moms’ Night Out A stay-at-home mom needs a break and plans a long overdue … Continue reading →
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- Meredith Ennis
I was remarking to a friend a few weeks back that I was afraid that I had grown out of Sin City, that the franchise I had loved so much as a teenager/young adult was just beneath me now. I don’t think that’s it though, not entirely, popular culture itself seems to have absorbed the things it likes from Sin City and moved on. All that’s left is a movie that feels just as old and tired as the original film felt new and fresh nine years ago.
Before I go any further I have to shower praise on Joseph Gordon-Levitt, a man who seems to have been born to play noir leads. While this is no secret to anyone who saw his dynamite performance in Brick it’s a treat to watch him do this work and a crying shame that there aren’t more »
- Arthur Tebbel
A sequel to the visually stunning Sin City 2005, A Dame to Kill For blends two of Miller’s comic book stories with a pair of new tangential storylines. Once again, crime and violence anchor the plot for the movie’s cast of characters, which includes stripper Nancy (Jessica Alba) cop Hartigan (Bruce Willis), poker player Joseph Gordon-Levitt and the monstrous Marv (Mickey Rourke). Josh Brolin, Rosario Dawson, Eva Green and Powers Boothe also star.
'Sin City: A Dame to Kill For' Reviews
Critics are split on what to make of Rodriguz and Miller’s sequel, which comes nine years after their original critically acclaimed effort. The first film undeniably impressed with it’s unique look. The second time around, some feel as though »
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.
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 »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Adam Fendelman)
When Marvel announced its plan to create four new TV shows to stream on Netflix – Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Iron Fist and Luke Cage – there was something of a collective eye-rolling. With DC characters having been successful on TV for over a decade (Smallville, for example), and a slew of new ventures already in the works for them (Arrow, Gotham, The Flash, Constantine), Marvel’s announcement felt perhaps like an attempt to keep up with its competitors on the small screen – a motivation that does not always yield the greatest results. All of those qualms were put to rest, however, when Daredevil casting choices began to hit the headlines – Charlie Cox (Boardwalk Empire) as Matt Murdock, Rosario Dawson (Sin City: A Dame To Kill For) and, in the iconic, villainous role of Wilson Fisk, the great Vincent D’Onofrio.
There are a vast number of good, talented actors working in the industry today, »
- Sarah Myles
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
If you have forgotten a little bit about "Sin City," we can't blame you.
The original film came out way back in 2005, before the onslaught of comic book adaptations, when a time of 1:1 approximations and largely computer-generated backgrounds were something to behold. Since then, we take these things for granted. Not that there's been anything like "Sin City" in the 10 years since it's been released -- it remains something of a technical and narrative achievement, an anthology film that Xeroxed images and tableaus from the comic book almost perfectly and retained its nifty film noir style and structure.
Now, director Robert Rodriguez and co-director Frank Miller (who also wrote and drew the original comic books) are back, with "Sin City: A Dame to Kill For," which stars Eva Green (as the titular dame), Bruce Willis, Jessica Alba, Mickey Rourke, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Josh Brolin.
But is it worth it »
- Drew Taylor
Nine years after the first Sin City materialized at the multiplex like a breath of unexpected fresh air, what reasons do directors Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller have for finally returning to their smoke-filled, black-and-white den of iniquity? If I wanted to pithily sum up what this follow-up brings to the table, I could do it in just two words: Eva Green. Her sexy, scheming Ava Lord is a truly hypnotic creation, and alone worth delving back into Rodriguez and Miller’s noir-drenched world. Excitingly, though, there’s more to Sin City: A Dame To Kill For than just the devious femme fatale of its title.
Like the first Sin City, this sequel is made up of a loosely connected series of stories, but there are really two main threads to keep track of. In one, the villainous Senator Roark (Powers Boothe) is twice targeted by revenge – first by cocky »
- Isaac Feldberg
It may be in 3D this time around, but Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller’s monotone, monochrome comicbook universe feels flatter than ever in “Sin City: A Dame to Kill For.” Rare indeed is the movie that features this many bared breasts, pummeled crotches and severed noggins and still leaves you checking your watch every 10 minutes. But that’s the dubious accomplishment of this visually arresting but grimly repetitive exercise in style, set against a sordid neo-noir landscape populated almost exclusively by tormented tough guys and femme-fatale fetish objects. Nearly a decade after the first “Sin City” grossed more than $158 million worldwide, it’s doubtful whether the directors’ overlapping fanbases can muster the same level of excitement for a picture about which the best one can really say is, “It sure beats ‘The Spirit.’ ”
- Justin Chang
Nearly a decade after the first film, co-directors Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller have reunited to bring the visually stunning Sin City graphic novels back to the screen for Sin City: A Dame to Kill For. In a town where murderers reign and the desperate want vengeance, their paths cross at the famous Kadie’s Club Pecos, where Nancy Callahan (Jessica Alba) still dances while mourning the loss of her love, John Hartigan (Bruce Willis). With Marv (Mickey Rourke) in the center of the carnage, a cocky young gambler named Johnny (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) takes on the villainous Senator Roark (Powers Boothe), and Dwight McCarthy (Josh Brolin) is battles with the woman of his dreams and nightmares, Ava Lord (Eva Green). During this exclusive phone interview with Collider, actor Dennis Haysbert (who plays Manute, the mysterious, loyal and lethal bodyguard who has served many of Sin City’s most powerful figures »
- Christina Radish
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
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
One of the many pitfalls of being an enthusiastic movie geek is having to wait vast amounts of time for a sequel. Already this year we've had comic book movies such as The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and Captain America: The Winter Soldier leaving us hanging on for more, as they both ended (as is the Marvel way) with a set up for the next instalment. Waiting can be a strangely exhausting game. And now that Sin City: A Dame to Kill For has finally been unleashed after so many false starts and promised release dates that failed to materialise, it's hard to believe it's actually here, nine years after the first film.
Nearly a decade ago, back in 2005, Sin City was a breath of fresh, white-blood filled air. With its swaggering stylistics, »
We're just one week away from Labor Day and two weeks away from the end of summer and just like the rest of the year, the busiest movie has really flown by. If last weekend wasn't proof enough we're into the worst days of the summer with business dropping dramatically, three new movies will try to fight off the curse of August.
Nine years after their 2005 hit, director Robert Rodriguez and comic creator Frank Miller reunite for Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (Dimension Films), the sequel starring the returning Bruce Willis, Jessica Alba, Mickey Rourke, and Rosario Dawson, joined by Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Josh Brolin (in Clive Owen's role, post-Dwight's facial surgery), super-hot Eva Green (as Ava, the "dame " in the title), Dennis Haysbert replacing the late Michael Clarke Duncan as Manute, Ray Liotta, Jeremy Piven, Christopher Meloni and more.
This week's "Chosen One" is Ira Sachs' »
This week sees the release of the long-awaited sequel to Sin City, so for those that are just catching up or have yet to even dive into the comic book adaptation from Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez, we're making it easy for you with another edition of Movie CliffsNotes. The original was released in 2005 and starred Mickey Rourke, Clive Owen, Rosario Dawson, Michael Clarke Duncan, Benicio Del Toro, and a host of others. While many of the original cast have returned for the sequel »
- Paul Shirey
Brit actor Charlie Cox ("Boardwalk Empire") plays Marvel Comics' "Daredevil" and Vincent D'Onofrio" is 'Kingpin' in the new Marvel/Netflix live-action series TV pilot "Daredevil", directed by Phil Abraham :
"...Marvel is proud to announce that acclaimed writer, director and producer Steven S. DeKnight ("Spartacus") has joined 'Marvel's Daredevil' as Executive Producer & Showrunner on the all-new 13-episode series premiering on Netflix in 2015.
"Drew Goddard, who also wrote the first two episodes, will continue to serve as Executive Producer on 'Marvel"s Daredevil' as he writes and preps Sony's 'The Amazing Spider-Man' spin-off film, 'The Sinister Six'..."
"...living in the Hell's Kitchen neighborhood of New York City, 'Matt Murdock' is blinded by a radioactive substance that falls from an oncoming vehicle.
"While he no longer can see, »
- Michael Stevens
Four tales of crime adapted from Frank Miller's popular comics, focusing around a muscular brute who's looking for the person responsible for the death of his beloved Goldie, a man fed up with Sin City's corrupt law enforcement who takes the law into his own hands after a horrible mistake, a cop who risks his life to protect a girl from a deformed pedophile, and a hitman looking to make a little cash. Sin City featured: Directors: Frank Miller, Robert Rodriguez, & Quentin Tarantino Jessica Alba as Nancy Callahan Devin Aoki as Miho Alexis Biedel as Becky Powers Boothe as Senator Roark Michael Clarke Duncan as Manute Rosario Dawson as Gail Benicio del Toro as Det. Lt. Jack "Jackie Boy' Rafferty Carla Gugino as Lucille Josh Hartnett as The Salesman Jaime King as Goldie and Wendy Brittany Murphy as Shellie Nick Offerman as Schlubb Clive Owen as Dwight McCarthy »
Shawshank adapter Frank Darabont weaves his magic on Stephen King's other Depression-era prison yarn. Tom Hanks is the Death Row guard torn between his duties and the growing conviction that giant inmate John Coffey (the Oscar-nominated Michael Clarke Duncan) is not only innocent, but possessed of a supernatural gift. Sam Rockwell makes an early impression as Hanks' sadistic colleague in this engrossing and ultimately uplifting tale. »
In Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, Dennis Haysbert replaces the late Michael Clarke Duncan as Manute, a hulking man dressed as a valet who is in the services of Ava (Eva Green). He has hurt Marv's (Mickey Rourke) friend, which means the two must battle. The latest clip for this sequel from Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller sets up the epic fight between these two giant men. This comes after two previous clips yesterday, which also prominently featured Mickey Rourke's iconic protagonist (clickHere), a central figure in the Sin City mythos. Check it out:
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 notorious inhabitants. »
After a nine-year wait and fan anticipation at its highest, the sequel to 2005′s Sin City has nearly arrived. With several new yarns being spun taking place before, during and after the events of the original film, the door has been left wide open for a number of actors to reprise their characters, even if some of them hadn’t made it out alive in the first go-round.
While fans look forward to seeing what series newcomers like Eva Green and Joseph Gordon-Levitt bring to the table, the idea of seeing old faces return is exciting. Audiences will also be experiencing how actors take over characters from previous actors, either by behind the scenes circumstance, such as Dennis Haysbert’s inheritance of Manute from the late Michael Clarke Duncan, or by storytelling choice, such as Josh Brolin’s take on an earlier version of Clive Owen’s Dwight.
- Geoff Cox
It's been nearly a decade since "Sin City" hit theaters, but fans will soon be able to return to the seedy, crime-ridden cesspool known as Basin City in the upcoming "Sin City: A Dame to Kill For." Dimension held a press conference earlier today with stars Jessica Alba, Josh Brolin, Eva Green and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and co-directors Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller, where they discussed the sequel's original storylines, green screen technique, the possibility of further "Sin City" yarns and Alba's dance moves. Based on Miller's Dark Horse Comics series, the sequel includes two chapters based on existing storylines -- "A Dame to Kill For" and the brief "Just Another Saturday Night" -- plus the original stories "The Fat Loss" (originally titled "Nancy's Last Dance") and "The Long, Bad Night." It brings together characters seen in the first film -- Alba as Nancy, Bruce Willis as Hartigan, Mickey Rouke as Marv, »
- Dave Lewis
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