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Last January, waves of chatter came rushing out of Sundance with glowing words for a little American drama that has steadily enchanted audiences since. Though it can’t be credited with much innovation, David Lowery’s Ain’t Them Bodies Saints is an old-fashioned tale of love and crime told with heart, eager to pay tribute to Americana pioneers. Though its sun-kissed cinematography and trio of lead performances by Rooney Mara, Ben Foster and Casey Affleck have been the main talking points, the film earns most of its magic by way of Daniel Hart’s musical contributions, at once delicate and tense, alert and dreaming.
Classically trained violinist Hart, who has released music under his own name as well as with his bands The Physics of Meaning and Dark Rooms, has little film experience: his only other scoring »
- GUEST CONTRIBUTOR
This weekend either witnessed the harbinger of specialty exhibition for cinephiles or was just a nice night out for New Yorkers. It was the “revival” of Andrew Dominik's “The Assassination of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford,” a movie not quite old or obscure enough to merit the Lazarus treatment—but, then again, what self-respecting movie snob doesn't want to see Roger Deakins' cinematography or hear Nick Cave and Warren Ellis' original score at a state of the art facility like the Museum of the Moving Image? Of further interest is just how this revival got started—on a lark from citizen-programmer Jamieson McGonigle, a good-natured, young film fanatic ambitious enough to think just anyone could get a major cultural institution, a film director and a Hollywood studio to show a financial dud easily found on Blu-ray just by asking. Well, it came together—and the »
- Jordan Hoffman
We now know that theatreland can sustain a musical about a calculating yuppie serial killer. But dare you take this lot on, Mr Lloyd Webber?
In theatres, the call for hot water and towels means an emergency nasal steaming is about to go down. But it wasn't always this way. In 50s England there were things that could not be spoken about. Could they be sung about? "Bloomin' Nora, Mrs Drake/ The rozzers will giva ya more than a caution/ When they find out you've been carryin' on/ With illegal backstreet abortions!" No, I guess not.
A man wearing six duffle coats pushes a trolley around a silent, post-apocalyptic wasteland, wondering whether to shoot his own son. There are no tap steps, only a silent, protracted dance with death. On celluloid, even the intermittent Warren Ellis soundtrack felt like a crass intrusion. Could the stark, post-everything »
- Rhik Samadder
So, Twitter news (cue most of you scrolling down past this part)… I recently griped on Twitter about Warren Ellis and Scott Snyder (one is the writer of ‘Transmetropolitan’, the other writes ‘Batman’). My gripe with Warren Ellis is that he’s moved on to writing novels and really doesn’t interact much at all with the comic book community as a whole, as well as letting his primary publisher, Avatar Press, fall to ruin with bad horror comics like ‘Crossed’. Snyder, on the other hand, ended his incredible run on ‘Swamp Thing’ far too soon in favor of writing the higher-profile and more expensive ‘Superman Unchained’, as well as publishing his excellent new sci-fi horror ‘The Wake’ through the loathsome Vertigo Comics.
I did Not expect to have a conversation with either of them, but I (sorta) did! Warren basically shot back with curt, colorless responses that pretty much »
- Chris Melkus
The idea of robbing banks and trains should conjure up images of brazen cowboys and the spaghetti western music of Ennio Morricone, but instead, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford depicts a stark world left in the wake of these famed outlaws, full of melancholy and restlessness. Jesse James has a very distinctive look and feel thanks to the cinematography, the acting from the film’s two leads and the costumes — all of which give Jesse James an almost mournful tone. There’s one other element that solidifies that dirge-evoking spirit. The film may have come out six years ago, but with a revival screening poised to take place this weekend, it felt time to revisit Nick Cave and Warren Ellis‘ score, a work which embraces the mystery and magic that is the story of Jesse James as it is told through the unreliable perspective of its narrator Bob Ford (Casey Affleck). For »
- Allison Loring
In comics news this week, Warren Ellis revealed that he is writing a new Moon Knight series for Marvel to come out next year, with Irish art team Declan Shalvey and Jordie Bellaire. The series, to be part of the All-New Marvel Now! releases, takes Moon Knight back to New York City after spending time in Los Angeles during Brian Michael Bendis and Alex Maleev’s run on the character. Ellis said that Moon Knight will feature street level stories with the character as almost a cipher for telling the weird crime stories he’s writing. Ellis has also “fixed” the character’s dissociative identity disorder, so that his version of the character no longer thinks he’s Spider-Man/Captain America/Wolverine And Moon Knight. The series will debut early next year.
Marvel’s Free Comic Book Day offerings are Guardians of the Galaxy-heavy, featuring some new additions to the »
- Noel Thorne
TNT’s Mob City not only brings to TV a stylized, noir look at a crime ridden Los Angeles, but it also signals the return of acclaimed show runner Frank Darabont. Franks talks about what hooked him on the project and how he chose the cast that fit the era just right. Plus Doctor Who scores big and Warren Ellis takes a crack at Moon Knight.
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- Mike Raub
★★☆☆☆ Robert Schwentke's Red (2010) came as a minor surprise. This first story of ageing spies being hunted out of retirement was an enjoyable romp; an action film that didn't merely coast on the names of its high profile stars. Bruce Willis, John Malkovich, Helen Mirren and Mary Louise Parker all return for the sequel, but Dean Parisot's Red 2 (2013) is not its predecessor. Still based (loosely) on Warren Ellis and Cully Hammer's comic book, Red 2 sees the early shine fading from Frank (Willis) and Sarah's (Parker) relationship, as the former attempts to leave his past behind and commit to a life of humdrum domesticity.
- CineVue UK
An action movie like Red 2, which is based on characters from Warren Ellis and Cully Hamner’s comic book, isn’t exactly burdened with the restrictions of reality. Frank Moses (Bruce Willis) and his collection of Retired Extremely Dangerous operatives can blow up city blocks, surreptitiously hop-scotch across the globe, and ingeniously escape from the most dire of circumstances; and if some of their Houdini breakouts are borderline unbelievable, well… that’s part of the fun.
- Jeff Labrecque
On DVD this November catch-up with everyone's favorite retired black-ops agents as they reunite to track down a missing portable nuclear device. Codename ‘Nightshade’, the veteran team of elite operatives find themselves up against a multitude of assassins, terrorists and corrupt Governments. Outgunned and outmanned, they have only their cunning wits, their old-school skills, and each other to rely on as they try to save the world – and stay alive in the process. In a mission that takes them from Costco to Paris, London and Moscow this high-octane action-comedy sequel shows no signs of slowing down! Directed by Dean Parisot (Fun With Dick And Jane), written by Jon Hoeber & Erich Hoeber (Red), based on characters created by Warren Ellis & Cully Hamner, produced by Lorenzo di Bonaventura (Transformers) and Mark Vahradian (Transformers) and featuring an all-star cast: Bruce Willis, Helen Mirren, John Malkovich, Anthony Hopkins, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Mary-Louise Parker. »
Emily Castel has been named Legendary Entertainment’s chief marketing officer, seven months after the company said it would buy FIVE33, the marketing agency she founded.
Castel, considered by many to be one of Hollywood’s top marketing minds, quietly announced the new position through her LinkedIn profile Sunday morning.
The appointment of Castel as Cmo was planned as part of the purchase, especially as Legendary ramps up a slate of films it will distribute through its new partner, Universal, Variety has learned Castel reports to Legendary president and chief creative officer Jon Jashni.
Over the past several years, FIVE33 has specialized in helping studios eventize their films around the world through experiential marketing campaigns. In 2011, it built a massive pirate ship at Hollywood & Highland and ships in a bottle for malls on the east coast to hype Disney’s “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.” This summer, it »
- Marc Graser
The first Thor was a commendable effort in superhero films. It did what it was supposed to, which was open the boundaries of the Marvel film universe from the confines of the United States and Midgard (Earth) to all the corners of space and the realms in between. Thor set the ball, The Avengers spiked it. Thor also successfully launched Chris Hemsworth as a Marvel films leading man, a believable son of Odin (Anthony Hopkins) and heart throb for unwilling parties being dragged to the theaters. But there was much to be desired as a stand-alone tale, even by its most ardent fans. There was a forced and awkward romance with Jane Foster (Natalie Portman), Loki (Tom Hiddleston) was a bigger star than its title character, Thor spent much of the film powerless and Asgard, the elite realm of the nine, is a ghost town in the film’s climax. »
- Ernie Estrella
Entertainment Geekly is a weekly column that examines contemporary pop culture through a geek lens and simultaneously examines contemporary geek culture through a pop lens. So many lenses!
1. The last few years has seen a rash of columns about the end of Golden Age of Television. It might at this point be more accurate to declare the end of the Television Age of Television. In the last nine months, the Netflix programming experiment produced a prestige drama with a powerful fanbase; a buzzy comedy which became a love-it-or-be-skeptical-about-it talking point; and a genuinely original (and aggressively uncommercial) series that earned accolades, »
- Darren Franich
Exclusive: HanWay Select boards 20,000 Days on Earth; Madman pre-buys Australia.
HanWay’s specialty arm HanWay Select has boarded Nick Cave music documentary 20,000 Days on Earth.
Directed by visual artists Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard, and featuring an original score by Cave and regular collaborator Warren Ellis, the film features staged footage and real-life recordings of acclaimed Australian musician Cave and his bands.
HanWay has acquired world rights, excluding UK and Australia, with the latter being pre-bought by Madman in a deal with the producers.
Currently in production, delivery is scheduled for early 2014 with theatrical rollout later in the year.
The film weaves drama and reality in a fictionalised 24 hours in the life of the acclaimed musician, author and screenwriter Cave, known for his bands Nick Cave and the Bad »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Andreas Wiseman)
It’s been an exciting week for comics fans as a plethora of comics media has flooded every outlet. The latest instalment of the brilliant Batman game, Arkham Origins, came out last Friday and has been sucking up many, many hours of gamers’ time (like yours truly), while new trailers for the eagerly awaited films Captain America: The Winter Soldier and X-Men: Days of Future Past came out, as did the trailer for DC’s latest animated feature Justice League: War. Ben Kingsley even teased a future Marvel Studios project which, depending on your opinion of his performance in Iron Man 3, is either a good or bad thing.
In non-movie comics news, Warren Ellis announced via Instagram that he would be releasing new comics in 2014. The legendary writer of such classics as Transmetropolitan and Planetary has been working on prose fiction like Gun Machine and Dead Pig Collector »
- Noel Thorne
This is the final issue in the Galactus mini-series, Hunger, where Marvel 616 Galactus enters the Ultimates Universe after the crazy ending of Age of Ultron, and merges with Ultimate Gah-Lak-Tus to create a super-powerful hybrid Galactus – and only Rick Jones and the Silver Surfer can stop him!
On the face of it I thought this series was going to be a lot more fun than it turned out to be. A Galactus mini-series, brilliant! But writer Joshua Hale Fialkov hasn’t done anything different with the character, besides merge the two versions of Galactus into one, which didn’t turn out to be very exciting after all. Instead this is your standard Galactus story – he shows up, tries to eat a planet, heroes fight to stop him.
- Noel Thorne
Comixology, the cloud-based digital comic delivery system, just announced that they're partnering with notorious horror comic publisher Avatar Press. At launch, comic fans can access thirty comics from the publisher on their mobile devices and computers, with another twenty comics dubbed "too extreme for mobile." Those infamous comics will be available to buy and read on your computer only. So what does this mean for the digital comic fan? We took a look at a bunch of the comics that will be available on Comixology from Avatar Press, and it looks like you're in for a gory, bloody, nasty good time. Here are some of our favorites... No Hero No Hero, by the legendary Warren Ellis (Transmetropolitan), is a study in dissection, debilitation, and the debasement of the natural body. Sounds good, right? No Hero is about a group of superheroes who were made that way by drugs. Their bodies almost always heal, »
- Giaco Furino
After Breaking Bad ended, we asked Warren Ellis (who has helmed numerous titles for Marvel and DC, created the highly regarded graphic novels Transmetropolitan and Red, and authored the recently published novella Dead Pig Collector) to give his take on the finale. The author — who previously wrote a provocative essay for Vulture about why violent stories matter — graciously obliged with his interesting theory about Heisenberg.Breaking Walter White Over the last five years, we have watched a small hero become a big villain. The ordinary indefatigability of a clever man who settled for an invisible and honest life slowly metastasized, through buried pride and smoldering self-loathing, into the need to become larger than anything around him. The final episode of Breaking Bad has, like any well-written piece of television, generated many theories as to what actually happened. You can accept any you like. That’s the fun of the game. »
- Warren Ellis
by Brett White
Wednesday is new comic book day, which also means it's new potential-movie-source-material day. Here are all of the comics and collections out today starring the comic book characters from the movies and television shows of today, tomorrow and yesterday.
Of particular note this week: Jock takes over creative duties on Savage Wolverine, get to know Thor from the start with Thor: Season One, and the coolest writers and artists in the business take a shot at Batman in Batman Black and White #2.
» Action Comics Vol 2 #24
(W) Scott Lobdell (A) Tyler Kirkham
» Iron Man Vol 5 #16
(W) Kieron Gillen (A) Carlo Pagulayan
» Savage Wolverine #9
» Thor And The Mighty Avengers
(W) Roger Langridge (A »
- Splash Page Team
We all know Marvel rule the superhero box office at the moment – this year Iron Man 3 did really well and Thor 2 looks like it’ll be another hit for the studio, while their TV series, Agents of Shield, had a huge number of viewers tuning in when the pilot episode aired recently. And while Marvel are also the biggest comics publisher in the world, the difference between Marvel comics readers and Marvel movie/TV viewers is sizeable to say the least. So how to nab some of the fans of the movies and get them into their printed product, who don’t want to mess around with the monthly single issues? Marvel Original Graphic Novels seem to be the answer – self-contained, book-length stories that are written for this format rather than monthly issues, that don’t require an extensive knowledge of comics continuity and star the familiar movie characters. »
- Noel Thorne
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