1-20 of 168 items from 2010 « Prev | Next »
The crew will have its hands full in the January 6th episode of Criminal Minds, which features a guest starring stint from Adrianna Palicki who plays Sydney Manning - one half of a murderous modern day Bonnie and Clyde duo on an interstate crime spree. Check out the pics below.
Criminal Minds - "The Thirteenth Step" - As the Bau goes on the road to track down two young lovers who are on an interstate murder spree, Prentiss receives alarming news from her former boss at Interpol, on "Criminal Minds" airing on CBS on Wednesday, January 19 (9:00-10:00 p.m., Et). (ABC Studios/Matt Kennedy) Adrianne Palicki
◄ Back Next ► Picture 1 of 10
Criminal Minds - "The Thirteenth Step" - As the Bau goes on the road to track down two young lovers who are on an interstate murder spree, Prentiss receives alarming news from her former boss at Interpol, on »
- Jon Lachonis
As the ’60s became the ’70s and pop culture began to change, cinema was perhaps most affected. Old studio moguls either died or were put out to pasture, television began bridging the immediate cultural gap and the landscape was changing. In post-McCarthy, post-jfk-assassination and pre-Vietnam America, movies like Bonnie And Clyde, The Graduate and Easy Rider were rapidly bending the rules and giving voice to younger, angrier and more innovative talents, paving the way for a more permissive MPAA. »
- email@example.com (Chris Alexander)
I have never been a film writer who holds much stock in ranking or rating movies, primarily because I suspect that any given experience of a movie is largely subjective, conditional and--if it is a movie worth its salt--ongoing. This is just one of the many similarities between movies and, let's say, dreams. When I say an "experience" of a movie, I'm emphasizing its organic capacity to impress upon the senses and to influence the psyche; i.e., to mean something, to bear emotional resonance and intellectual stimulation on an individual sensibility. In this sense an experience--and an experience of a film no less than any other--strikes me as being on the side of life, protean by nature, and resistant to being pinned down, categorized, or classified. There's also something illusory about an experience--especially a rich experience--that suggests to me that it's a mistake to perceive of an experience as a singular event. »
The Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz starrer Knight and Day is released on UK DVD and Blu-Ray on December 13. I have not actually managed to catch the flick as yet, but am looking forward to reviewing the release for the site later this week.
In the film, Cruise plays Roy Miller, a secret agent who must fight for his life, killing anyone who may get in his way. That is, anyone except for June Havens (Cameron Diaz), a dashing woman Miller finds himself fawning over. Together they take on an army of special forces experts, relying solely on their love for each other, and an array of very big guns, to stay alive.
Knight and Day, directed by James Mangold, is Cruise’s latest action comedy and a return to his unmatched on-screen romances. Here are a few other action films that feature great chemistry between unusual couples.
- Paul Heath
The director Michael Hoffman has chosen his next project after leaving his Oscar nominated film The Last Station behind and fans of The Coens will be delighted to see their script of the remake of the 1966 Michael Caine/Shirley MacLaine thriller Gambit come to fruition.
The script has been doing the rounds for years in Hollywood (Colin Firth and Ben Kingsley were due to star at one point) but now Hoffman is firmly attached and will begin casting soon, with shooting to begin in London next year.
The original focused on the misadventures of two criminals (Michael Caine and Shirley MacLaine) involved in an elaborate heist to steal a priceless antiquity from the world’s richest man. Of course being, both of them, pretty and young, things do wrong as love enters on the scene and chaos, cavorting and ‘capering’ ensues.
Sounds like pinches of To Catch a Thief, Vertigo »
- Adam Lowes
The story of how Peeping Tom (1960) all but ended director Michael Powell's career is a sad one. But there was a silver lining, in the form of a silver haired Martin Scorsese who was instrumental in the reappraisal the film started to receive in the late 70s. Looking at it now, certainly for those of us born post 1960, it's hard to imagine the fuss it caused being labelled amongst other things as "the sickest and filthiest film I can remember seeing" by the short-sighted British press. If it was made a decade later, one wonders how the reception may have changed with Bonnie and Clyde breaking cover and Straw Dogs just around the corner...
Mark Lewis is an awkward young man who spends his days working as a focus-puller for a film crew, with dreams of becoming a director himself. In his spare time he also photographs glamour models for a seedy Soho newsagent, »
New York Times film critic Manohla Dargis pays tribute to director Arthur Penn, who died recently but whose legacy seems assured among those who treasure classic movies. The article sheds new light on a man whose achievements were often underrated, perhaps due to his shy nature and aversion to personal publicity. From The Left Handed Gun to Bonnie and Clyde and Night Moves, Penn was as diversified as he was talented. Click here to read »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Cinema Retro)
Review by Dane Marti
The End is a poignant, jewel of a film that explores how elderly people react to one another and the world around them. After all, they realize that .the end. of life is arriving not too far down the road. However, while this sweet and slightly antiquated couple definitely need to rekindle their love, the film cleverly captures the reactions of many young people populating the story who have made up their mind about the elderly folks; Unfortunately, these young, beautiful people are more than ready to push old fogies into a symbolic nursing home.
Gabor Rohynyi is a subtle, yet exacting filmmaker who can entertain while still getting his message across. All the filmmakers involved with this tale make good use of their low budget style, making a film that might have been depressing into an honest, entertaining romp. Why? well because it isn.t »
- Movie Geeks
Dramedy, the mixture of drama and comedy, takes serious subject matter and has yielded some fantastic movies. Bonnie and Clyde took robbery and murder and made it exciting while still keeping its inevitably tragic ending. Little Miss Sunshine made audiences laugh at family dysfunction while still maintaining the seriousness of their troubled relationships. Secretary subverted the romantic comedy with masochism and self-mutilation. Last Day of Summer tried to create a dramedy out of disturbed youth and mass killings. For me, the film was not only a complete failure; their disrespectful treatment of the subject matter left a bad taste in my mouth.
Last Day of Summer follows Joe (DJ Qualls), a part-time janitor at a local fast food joint. After being harassed and humiliated by his boss Mr. Crolick (William Sadler) and ignored by everyone else, Joe has decided to kill Mr. Crolick and everyone else he can before he »
- Rachel Kolb
While the upcoming A&E series "Breakout Kings" isn't horror in the strictest sense of the word, it is fringy enough to warrant a mention here on Dread Central, especially in light of the fact that two breakout genre stars have signed on to co-star in an episode together: Rodney Eastman and Scout Taylor-Compton.
Eastman, who most recently appeared in the I Spit on Your Grave redux and is probably best known as Joey from A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master, and Taylor-Compton (Laurie Strode in Rob Zombie's Halloween and Halloween II) will portray a couple on the run in a sort of Bonnie and Clyde/Natural Born Killers homage.
According to an earlier story on Deadline this past summer, "Breakout Kings", which just went into production this fall in Toronto (for a 2011 premiere on A&E), follows an unconventional partnership between the U.S. Marshals’ office and »
- Uncle Creepy
Rihanna was this week's musical guest on "Saturday Night Live" and performed "Only Girl" and "What's My Name" from her upcoming album. RiRi also teamed up with her old pal Shy Ronnie -- or Andy Samberg -- for a second SNL Digital Short. Their first skit together earned them an Emmy nomination. This time around, the two paired up for a Bonnie and Clyde type bank robbery. Check it out »
Real-life Bonnie and Clyde Randy Quaid and wife Evi are seeking refuge in Canada over fears someone is out to kill Randy. Seriously: The pair was arrested in Vancouver Thursday after police there learned they were wanted on vandalism charges in the United States. Evi then explained to officials at an immigration hearing that the couple hoped to stay up north as eight of Randy's acting friends had been murdered in recent years. Or, as their attorney Brian Tsuji so eloquently read in the Quaids' letter to reporters, "We are seeking asylum from Hollywood star whackers." Dennis got the looks, Randy got the crazy. [Reuters] »
Randy Quaid and his wife Evi will be released from custody on $10,000 bail each after a bizarre run to Vancouver, British Columbia Canada, allegedly seeking protection during an immigration hearing on Friday. Oscar-nominee Randy Quaid, 60, and his wife Evi, 47, have been a Hollywood D-listed version of Bonnie and Clyde now for several years, skipping checks, walking out of hotels, squatting and acting strange. Together they asked for protection at a Canadian Immigration and Refugee Board hearing in Vancouver on Friday afternoon. They were arrested in Vancouver on immigration violations earlier this week. The Quaids reportedly "fear for their lives" in the U.S. The Quaids' lawyer read a statement saying the couple was seeking asylum from »
- April MacIntyre
We love the smell of Blu-ray in the morning! And today, Francis Ford Coppola’s Apocalypse Now will finally be available in the super high-def format. Below, a brief chat with the director about the classic 1979 war movie, and what to expect in its latest incarnation.
Entertainment Weekly: So which version of Apocalypse Now is on the Blu-ray — the original release or the extended cut or some other version?
Francis Ford Coppola: It’s actually both. But it’s a misunderstanding that there are lots of versions. What happened was that when the distributors initially saw the film , they were like, »
- Benjamin Svetkey
Sam Peckinpah, 1969
Director Sam Peckinpah was considered a spendthrift, a loose cannon, and a failure by the time he shot The Wild Bunch in 1968. His last feature, Major Dundee, had been an acrimonious experience. It had been released in a brutally truncated and mutilated form to middling reviews. In the interim Peckinpah had regained a measure of respect for his beautiful TV adaptation of Katherine Anne Porter's 1937 novel Noon Wine. It is the least seen of his great works, and demonstrated, at the time, that he was not the madman of recent legend (not that there wasn't plenty of legendary madness to come).
Offered the screenplay for The Wild Bunch, he tore it apart with a vengeance, retrofitting it to accommodate his own key concerns and themes: men out of time facing obsolescence and death (it could easily be called No Country for Old Men); violence as a ballet »
- John Patterson
Oct 18, 2010
When it was first released, The Wild Bunch became the subject of heated controversy among critics and the public alike due to its extraordinary level of violence. Following close on the heels of Bonnie and Clyde, The Wild Bunch surpassed the slow-motion death balletics of that film by quantum leaps, shocking and/or revolting large numbers of viewers. (At the Kansas City test screening of the 190-minute rough cut, over 30 members of the audience walked out in disgust, some reportedly throwing up in the alley behind the theater.) Twenty years later, in an age ...Read more at MovieRetriever.com »
We've picked out the 25 best crime movies ever, but no doubt there are masterpieces we failed to nab. Which are your most wanted classics of the genre?
• Datablog: download the full list
"Forget it, Jake, it's Chinatown," says the cop to Jack Nicholson in the closing scene of Roman Polanski's La noir. What the cop means, I think, is that they are in a bad part of town where the law is largely powerless, although the implicit suggestion may also be that the whole world has become like Chinatown and that its crimes are too vast and sprawling to get a hold of. Far safer to wash your hands, walk away and forget the whole thing ever happened. It's Chinatown.
It could be argued that most films are crime films, if only because most drama needs crime, or conflict, or at least transgression in order for it to spark into life. »
- Xan Brooks
From the Guardian, 9 August 1974
The accolades from America are deafening, the box-office returns impeccable. Roman Polanski's Chinatown is indeed a palpable hit – the first this highly talented, unpredictable director has had since Rosemary's Baby, which seems an age ago. He calls it, "a traditional detective story with a new, modern shape". And if by that he means an old cinematic genre decked in convincing new clothes, one can't quarrel.
But Chinatown is rather more than just a skilful version of The Maltese Falcon, with Jack Nicholson updating the Bogart part and Faye Dunaway as a makeweight Bacall. In fact it is not really a homage at all, or another runner in the nostalgia stakes. It is too clever for that. It is »
Terrence Malick, 1973
Terrence Malick based his peerlessly poetic debut on the real-life story of Charles Starkweather, a teenage James Dean wannabe who fled across the midwest on a killing spree, his 14-year-old girlfriend in tow. But the film couldn't be further from a pulpy true-crime tale, or a hip New Wave homage like Bonnie and Clyde. It's a true original: eloquent about the intersection of crime, romanticism and myth-making in America, and highly innovative in its use of colour, editing and voice-over. Martin Sheen, who was cast as the Starkweather surrogate, Kit, believed Badlands was the best script he had ever read. "Still is," he says. "It was mesmerising. It disarmed you. It was a period piece, and yet of all time. It was extremely American, it caught the spirit of the people, of the culture, in a way that was immediately identifiable." Sissy Spacek played Holly, the baton-twirling schoolgirl »
- Ryan Gilbey
Arthur Penn, 1967
It might be the sexiest come-on in film history. Truck-stop waitress Bonnie Parker (Faye Dunaway) has been waiting her whole life for something to happen. Then, one sweltering day she eyes a man – the kind momma warned against – loitering by the car. Liking what she sees, she arranges herself naked at the window, calling out: "Hey boy," in an easy drawl. A cocksure smirk spreads across Clyde Barrow's (Warren Beatty) face. Within minutes she is caressing the shaft of his pistol. Bonnie and Clyde: they consummate their first robbery before formal introductions.
"Who'd want to see the rise and fall of a couple of rats?" asked a studio executive at Warner Brothers, which grudgingly financed the film. In 1967, plenty wanted to watch Bonnie and Clyde stick it to authority. Influenced by New Wavers François Truffaut and Jean-Luc Godard (both were offered the script before it went to »
- Cath Clarke
1-20 of 168 items from 2010 « Prev | Next »
IMDb.com, Inc. takes no responsibility for the content or accuracy of the above news articles, Tweets, or blog posts. This content is published for the entertainment of our users only. The news articles, Tweets, and blog posts do not represent IMDb's opinions nor can we guarantee that the reporting therein is completely factual. Please visit the source responsible for the item in question to report any concerns you may have regarding content or accuracy.See our NewsDesk partners