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Episode 4 of The Tea & Crumpet Filmcast sees a fevered Dom and Liam – with the much needed help of Dr. Lindsay Hallam – desperately scrabbling through mountains of movie stuff.
To start off, there’s an extensive examination of the highlights and lowlights of this year’s Frightfest, including an in-depth discussion om Eva Green’s boobs and Dan Stevens’ pecs. The team also rattles through reviews of Sin City: A Dame to Kill For and Lucy, before gazing on in horror as Dom launches into an epic, irascible tirade against the critically lauded Two Days, One Night.
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- Dominic Mill
Eva Green plays a seemingly normal mother who one day ends up missing, throwing the life of her daughter (Shailene Woodley) into chaos in the drama White Bird in a Blizzard. Shailene Woodley is Kat Connor, a teenage girl who is very close to her mother, Eve Connor (Eva Green). When Eve vanishes without a […]
Moviemaking dynamo Robert Rodriguez and graphic novelist Frank Miller return to their comic book hellhole to add more blood-soaked chapters to 2005's iconic ultra-noir. Amidst characters old and new, Eva Green makes a striking entrance as the married femme fatale who lures her ex-lover Dwight (Josh Brolin) into her deadly web, while Joseph Gordon-Levitt dices with death as a cocky gambler who makes an enemy of diabolical Senator Roark (Powers Boothe). Meanwhile, grieving stripper Nancy (Jessica Alba) is plotting revenge »
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 »
Gambling has been extensively used in movies as a plot device to convey tension and instances of high drama. Whether it’s a spin at the roulette table or a game of cards, seeing the hero and enemy at the mercy of sheer luck is a heart-stopping moment in any film that has us at the edge of our seats eager to find out the outcome of their gamble.
But you shouldn’t believe everything you see on the big screen. In this article we list the five silliest gambling scenes in movie history and explain the mistakes that spoil the fun for gamblers who know their game.
Director: Robert Luketic
Running time: 123 minutes
21 is a crime-thriller-drama movie that follows the factual exploits of six MIT whizz kids who decide to combine their intellectual genius to take on the blackjack tables at Vegas »
- Gary Collinson
★★☆☆☆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.
- CineVue UK
Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, 2014.
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.
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
Well, nine years later, the audience who enjoyed Sin City in 2005 just doesn't seem to be very interested in the sequel Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, because the film bombed at the box office this past weekend. Personally, I didn't find the film to be terrible, but just more of the same coming far too late. But there are still some cool visuals to be seen (especially Eva Green), and having a movie with pretty much all the environments created in post-production is pretty impressive. And if you want to see what it's like for Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller to shoot a film in this manner, essentially without a real set, some B-roll footage has surfaced. It has to be really difficult to act in a film like this with nothing on set. Watch! Here's a couple chunks of B-roll from Sin City: A Dame to Kill For »
- Ethan Anderton
“Sin City: A Dame to Kill For" did little to add sizzle to the late-summer box office this past weekend after collecting a slim $6.5 million and dismissive reviews. But it’s not from lack of trying on the part of Eva Green. This casting addition to the stylized babes-brutes-and-bullets sequel based on Frank Miller’s lurid comic-book series steamed up more than a few critics’ 3-D glasses as Ava Lord, a diabolical emerald-eyed femme fatale who has a hard time keeping her clothes on. “Pulp and noir were often built on the beautiful shoulders of such characters as Ava, and the main justification for seeing the film is to watch Eva Green claim membership in the pantheon of noir leading ladies," writes Todd McCarthy in The Hollywood Reporter. Adds Voice Media's Amy Nicholson: “Eva Green is sexy, funny, dangerous and wild -- everything the film needed to be -- »
- Susan Wloszczyna
Judging by the pre-release hype, you'd think "Sin City: A Dame to Kill For" was a long- and eagerly-awaited sequel, a comic book movie for connoisseurs, whose all-star cast, eye-popping visuals, and violent action would make it the summer's last blockbuster. Given that the original opened at $29.1 million in 2005 dollars, the sequel, with a price boost from 3D, was expected to debut at least in the high teens. Such an opening might be good enough for first place, with a tight race expected among "Sin City," lingering hits "Guardians of the Galaxy" and "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles," and fellow newcomer "If I Stay."
And yet, when the smoke cleared, the film premiered with just an estimated $6.5 million, opening way down in eighth place. The other movies all did about as well as predicted -- "Guardians," "Turtles," and "If I Stay" all drew around $17 million, with "Guardians" claiming a slight edge »
- Gary Susman
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. »
After close to a decade of waiting, we finally return to Basin City this weekend with the arrival Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller’s long-awaited sequel Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, and to coincide with the release of the film we thought we’d test your knowledge of the characters inhabiting the world of Sin City with the latest Sunday Quiz. If you’re yet to see A Dame to Kill For, you may want to do so first, as it does include a couple of characters from the sequel, but if you have – or you think you’re good to go anyway – then take the quiz below to see if you can name all fifteen characters, and don’t forget to share your results…
Question 1 Dwight Hartigan Marv
Question 2 Nancy Goldie Wendy
Question 3 Kevin Roark Junior Damian Lord
Question 4 Johnny Dwight Wallace
Question 5 Weevil Jackie-Boy That »
- Gary Collinson
It’s taken nearly a decade to happen but we are finally about to see the sequel to 2005’s Sin City. Based on the graphic novels by Frank Miller, Robert Rodriguez’s film interwove several of the source’s stories into a gritty and stylish smash-hit. For the sequel Rodriguez is joined by Miller as the pair co-direct the long-awaited second film Sin City: A Dame To Kill For. The film will contain the titular A Dame to Kill For as well as two completely new stories. Sin City was a brilliant mix of noir, sex, and violence – it was also as stylish as Hell.
Given that it has been almost a decade since we first visited the sinful city, and many things (and faces) have changed, we thought it best to have a proper look at some of its more famous residents. We start with the lovely ladies who include returning faces Jessica Alba, »
- Kat Smith
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 »
- email@example.com (Adam Fendelman)
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
The Sin City movies are remakes. Not of other movies, but of the comic books they’re based on. Before you argue that this means they’re “adaptations,” not “remakes,” let me explain. More than perhaps any other comic book movies, these are so faithful in style to the source that they’re redundant. They’re just like the old cartoons we watched as kids that took children’s books, lifted the pictures right off the page and animated them. Now we see a lot of that done in documentaries about artists, such as the recent one on Ralph Steadman. The main difference is that Sin City and Sin City: A Dame to Kill For use actors in a sort of moving tableau vivant recreation of Frank Miller‘s drawings, panel by panel — or shot-for-shot. Another thing the Sin City movies are, of course, is a series of film-noir-influenced anthologies that are far more violent and explicitly »
- Christopher Campbell
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
According to early estimates, The Weinstein Co.’s “Sin City: A Dame to Kill For” is practically dead on arrival.
Friday’s projections showed the sequel appeared heading for an opening weekend in the $10 million range at 2,894 sites — far below recent estimates of a $15 million launch — with a meager first-day gross of $3.6 million including a sparse $475,000 from Thursday night shows.
Despite TWC’s noir-drenched marketing campaign and the star power of Jessica Alba, Rosario Dawson, Eva Green, Mickey Rourke and Bruce Willis, “Sin City: A Dame to Kill For” is likely headed for fifth or sixth place. It currently trails Chloe Grace Moretz’s weeper “If I Stay,” “Guardians of the Galaxy,” “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,” the launch of low-budget sports drama “When the Game Stood Tall” and possibly the second weekend of “Let’s Be Cops.”
The nine-year hiatus between the original “Sin City” and the sequel appears to »
- Dave McNary
Comic-book iconoclast Frank Miller is his own best character. After his much-imitated, years-long run on Marvel Comics' Daredevil, he bullishly pushed the boundaries of how mainstream comics stories were told in milestone titles like The Dark Knight Returns, Ronin, and 300. His heroes are similarly self-assured beyond mere arrogance: They're above reproach, a standard that Miller maintains as a rejection of psychological realism. His comics often take place in decadent cities. But even in his Sin City comics, Miller maintains an undiminished — albeit deranged — sense of optimism and romance. In Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, Robert Rodriguez's new "translation" of Miller's hyper-violent neo-noir comics, Josh Brolin plays a sucker that pines for Eva Green's vicious (and frequently naked) femme fatale with a little help from killer friends Mickey Rourke and Rosario Dawson. Vulture talked to Miller about how he stays optimistic, what the future of comics »
- Simon Abrams
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