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Ladies and gentlemen, prepare to see a softer — and more soulful — side of Mykelti Williamson.
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Known for playing tough guys on shows like Justified and 24, Williamson will appear on four episodes of ABC’s Nashville as a “brilliant” artist named Terry, our sister site Deadline reports. But there’s a twist: Terry apparently experienced a personal tragedy some time ago, which has left him to wander the streets of Nashville; now, it’s redemption time.
Curious about Williamson’s chops? Check out the “I Can Dream About You” music video below, »
"Sion Sono’s Tokyo Tribe is "a gleefully ludicrous, all-gold-everything rap musical whose many virtues do not include nuance," writes Ignatiy Vishnevetsky at the Av Club. Notebook editor Daniel Kasman finds "its long takes, glimmering colors, and relentlessly unflagging energy connects lines from Love Me Tonight through Umbrellas of Cherbourg to Streets of Fire, Takashi Miike's own recent brawling high school musical For Love's Sake and the Step Up movies." Jake Cole at the House Next Door: "Sono has branched out into more placid, issue-oriented filmmaking in the wake of Fukushima, but taken with last year's Why Don't You Play in Hell?, this is a return to the freewheeling, uninhibited stylist." We've got more reviews and the trailer. » - David Hudson »
Over Your Dead Body
Familiar faces. Indeed, it is so very good to see yours, one year later. The steadfastness of friends through this world and in this industry is for me always a surprise, and always touching, especially in light of the mutability of life and cinema.
Familiar faces...Ventura's: that's another story. Seeing this man, this actor, this figure in Horse Money was like happily visiting an aging relative only to discover that across the span of missed time you can see the creeping effects of dementia. (“Blood drips on the floor but you don’t see the razor,” a widow in the film mourning, angrily remarks.) Standing tall as ever and poised with attempted self-control, nonetheless you see Ventura's long fingers tremble, in the darkness a nosferatu wandering a prison-hospital of memories and sins, psychic and bodily pain. The expressionist shroud in which he wanders confounds time, »
- Daniel Kasman
, meaning there’s plenty of pinku-style nudity and threatened rape, martial-arts action and the occasional blood geyser. If that sounds like fun, it is, although the latest from the culty maker of “Suicide Club,” “Love Exposure” and last year’s Tiff Midnight Madness audience-award winner, “Why Don’t You Play in Hell?,” is so insistently over-the-top from the start that the results are just fairly amusing when they ought to be exhilarating. Already in release in Japan, “Tokyo Tribe” should sell in other Asian markets where hip-hop has made strong pop-culture inroads. Elsewhere, it will have campy appeal as a niche home-format item.
Sadistic, cannibalistic yakuza boss Lord Buppa (the almost unbearably hammy Riki Takeuchi, a Takashi Miike veteran) keeps the various individual gangs dominating Tokyo districts at war with each other, while biding time until the day he’ll exterminate them all. That day has arrived, just as his »
- Dennis Harvey
Last summer "The Purge" unassumingly broke and entered into theaters nationwide. A proudly B-movie affair, produced lovingly by "Paranormal Activity" kingpin Jason Blum, it starred Ethan Hawke and "Game of Thrones" star Lena Headley as a pair of well-off homeowners whose lives descend into chaos during the annual Purge -- a nationwide event where, for 12 hours, any form of crime is legal (and emergency medical services and police are suspended). Things, typically, go awry.
But while "The Purge" entered theaters with a whimper, it certainly left with a bang, making an unexpectedly healthy return on its modest budget and serving as the foundation of a probably franchise that, with any luck, will rival "Paranormal Activity" in terms of the numbers of installments and complexity of its respective mythology. The first follow-up film, "The Purge: Anarchy," arrives this week and takes an entirely different approach to the annual day of super violent cleansing. »
- Drew Taylor
Austin-based company Mondo has risen to glory in the last few years, designing one cool movie poster after another and even doing the same for some TV shows. Now, EW is excited to share the first-ever Mondo video game poster, a very cool image designed to capture the insane wonder of Insomniac Games’ buzzy, hyperkinetic actioner Sunset Overdrive.
Check out the poster:
EW spoke to designers at Mondo and Insomniac Games about how this collaboration came together.
Entertainment Weekly: How did you guys decide to get Mondo to posterize Sunset Overdrive?
- Darren Franich
Burbank, CA (July 10, 2014) – Just in time for Arrow’s third season on The CW, catch up with the hard-hitting action series as Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group (Wbheg) releases Arrow: The Complete Second Season on Blu-rayTM Combo Pack and DVD and on September 16, 2014. The releasecontains all 23 action-packed episodes from the second season, plus the one-hour Season One recap episode, “Year One,” and over 90 minutesof extra content, including episode commentary, three behind-the-scenes featurettes, deleted scenes, six mini-webisodes, and a gag reel from The CW’s #1 series among Total Viewers. Arrow: The Complete Second Season is priced at $59.98 Srp on DVD and $69.97 Srp on Blu-ray Combo Pack.
Billionaire archery enthusiast Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) returns for another season in Starling City. Sworn to fight crime and corruption in his city, Oliver (aka the Arrow) – with the help of the tech-savvy Felicity Smoak (Emily Bett Rickards) and his iron-fisted right hand, »
- ComicMix Staff
I have a curious habit, maybe you have it too, if you are a real movie geek, film fan, cinema addict, what have you.
A certain number of movies that I have seen and loved with all my heart were losers at the box office or were mercilessly slammed by critics, usually both. This doesn’t happen all the time, mind you. I know a bad movie when I see one. But several times I have seen a movie on opening day and loved it so much I was sure it would be a big hit and be loved by critics and film goers, nope, not all the time.
Here then is my own personal and highly eccentric top ten list, with some honorable mentions, of movies that lost out, yet I love them still, many of them desperately, hysterically, madly do I love these films, well anyway… let me tell you about it. »
- Sam Moffitt
Remember when films were on things called video cassettes? Remember when they were sold in rental shops, full to the brim with those big bulky covers (usually with great artwork on the front)? The joy of browsing, picking a gem you’d never heard of because IMDb wasn’t around to tell you if a film was bobbins or not. Good times…good times.
With those glorious days long gone, now lost in the streaming generation and having also gone through the DVD generation (which was never quite as brilliant a rental perusing experience for some reason), I will be looking fondly back to the video era of the 80s and 90s, up to the turn »
- Gary Collinson
In honor of the 2014 summer movie season, Team HitFix will be delivering a mini-series of articles flashing back to key summers from years past. There will be one each month, diving into the marquee events of the era, their impact on the writer and their implications on today's multiplex culture. We continue today with a look back at the summer of 1984. I turned 14 on May 26, 1984, just as the summer movie season was getting started. These days, the summer movie season seems to begin in mid-March, and I think it's because studios want real estate that they can own. And it feels like the appetite for event films is something the audience has year-round now, so if you're able to make something that excites the audience, why not find a place for it where it's not going head to head with all the other giant event films of the year? For the purposes of this piece, »
- Drew McWeeny
Arrow tops off a stellar season with a highly satisfying finale. Here's Caroline's review of Unthinkable...
This review contains spoilers.
Despite the many hanging threads leading us into next year, the second season finale of Arrow was more of a resolution to the show’s first two seasons than it was to this run of episodes alone. Everything, from Oliver’s no-kill rule and feud with Slade to the question over Olicity and Sara and Laurel’s struggles for the Canary coat, was addressed and teased in Unthinkable and, very unlike the huge cliffhanger Tommy’s death and the destruction of the Glades left us with last year, there’s a definite sense of moving forwards.
The crux of the episode was Oliver’s showdown with Slade, the question of whether he would still be able to stick to this year’s no-kill rule when confronting his old enemy and, »
CW‘s Arrow Streets of Fire TV Show Review. This Arrow: Season 2, Episode 22: Streets of Fire TV show review is in video form utilizing the trailer promo for the episode. Arrow: Season 2, Episode 22: Streets of Fire‘s plot synopsis (spoilers): “As Slade’s men continue to terrorize the city, Felicity joins [...]
Continue reading: Video TV Review: Arrow: Season 2, Episode 22: Streets of Fire [CW] »
- Michael Smith
In its penultimate episode, Arrow sets the stage for one heck of a season two finale...
This review contains spoilers.
2.22 Streets Of Fire
As many people have pointed out over the past few weeks, there’s only so many times a season of Arrow can end with the destruction of the city before it loses its effect. Twice, as is the case here, should probably constitute too many but, with everything else going on in this episode, Streets Of Fire, the show manages to shrug off the criticisms that may have been levelled at it for essentially repeating a major plot point from the first season. Slade, unlike Malcolm Merlyn, is a much more unpredictable villain because of the smallness of his vendetta, and this involves Oliver in the ordeal in a way that he wasn’t last time.
The season began with Oliver’s vow to become a »
After yesterday’s episode ‘Streets of Fire’ [read our review here], The CW’s Arrow is moving full steam ahead towards the final showdown between Ollie and Slade in next week’s season two finale ‘Unthinkable’, and we’ve got a couple of promos for the episode, which you can check out right here…
Oliver Must Decide Once And For All If He’S A Killer Or A Hero – Slade (Manu Bennett) moves forward with his plan to kill one more person in Oliver’s (Stephen Amell) life. While Oliver has fought all year to be more than the killer he once was, when Slade kidnaps someone close to Oliver’s heart, Oliver is pushed to the edge and realizes sometimes it takes doing the unthinkable to stop the monster. Meanwhile, Diggle (David Ramsey) takes on Amanda Waller (guest star Cynthia Addai-Robinson) with a little help from some friends, and Thea (Willa Holland) turns »
- Gary Collinson
We’re down to the wire now as Arrow’s insane second season draws to a close, in a penultimate episode that feels more like the first half of a summer blockbuster than an hour of television. What impresses me most about this show is its ability to constantly up the ante week after week, always moving the plots and characters forward without the need for “filler” episodes. Looking back on the season, I’m surprised by exactly how much has happened and how far each and every one of these characters has come.
Last week was very much part one of a three-part finale, which has all been leading up to an epic showdown between Oliver and Slade Wilson with the entire city of Starling in the balance. Last year things felt big during The Undertaking, but man have things gotten bleak this year. Slade’s unleashed an army of Mirakuru-injected criminals, »
- James Garcia
If last week's episode of The CW's Arrow felt like the first part of a much longer finale, then tonight's episode was surely that same finale's middle act. Not that I'm complaining. The production value was off the charts in tonight's hour, and all of the players were advanced across the board evenly. Some sought redemption while others chose annihilation instead. And even as certain complications have been dealt with (in some cases, permanently), others had arisen by episode's end. The issue is that very few of them were resolved, which puts quite the pressure on the second season's final hour next week as lots of loose ends need to be tied up in a hopefully satisfying fashion. Hit the jump for more from my Arrow recap. Tonight's "Island Time" sequence is a nice little microcosm of the rest of the episode altogether. Sara has (somehow) been kidnapped off of »
- Dave Trumbore
Directed by Nick Copus
Season finale airs Wednesday, 5/14 at 8pm Et on The CW
The last few weeks have seen a dramatic crescendo on Arrow, with Slade’s plan to destroy Oliver’s entire universe coming to light (or reveling in new found darkness, however you’d like to put it). With it has come a host of changes to Arrow‘s world: the death of Moira, Laurel learning the Arrow’s identity, and Thea’s disenchantment with her family and love life, major shifts in world dynamics that needed to occur to both push its characters into new stages of development, but also to neatly arrange the dominoes of the season’s endgame. “Streets of Fire” exists in the shadow of that endgame, an hour attempting to maintain momentum heading into the finale – but outside of a few inconsequential developments, »
- Randy Dankievitch
Wow. Where to begin after an episode like "Streets of Fire"? Of course, this isn't even the season finale of Arrow--that's next week!
Tonight's episode plays out in near real time with the majority of the episode structured by different teams and people located throughout the city. They're all driven by one goal, though those goals all may be different. For some, it was to survive. For others, it was to be a hero, whether or not they thought they were worthy of the title. »
The penultimate episode of The CW series Arrow, entitled “Streets of Fire,” will see Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) rallying his team as Slade Wilson’s (Manu Bennett) soldiers attack the city, and Thea (Willa Holland) comes face-to-face with her father, Malcolm Merlyn (John Barrowman). Meanwhile, Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) gets a call from S.T.A.R. Labs with game-changing news that will hopefully help Roy Harper (Colton Haynes). And if you survive the roller coaster ride, there is still the Season 2 finale on May 14th. During this recent exclusive phone interview with Collider, actor John Barrowman talked about how he played a part in Malcolm Merlyn turning out to be Thea Queen’s father, that he knew his character would continue to be a villain throughout Season 1 and 2, just how calculated his return is, why Malcolm is desperate for family, what he’s enjoyed about working with Willa Holland, »
- Christina Radish
As the second season of Arrow edges towards its conclusion, The CW has released a brand new clip from tonight’s penultimate episode ‘Streets of Fire’, which sees Laurel (Katie Cassidy) getting a crash course in archery from Ollie (Stephen Amell); take a look after the official episode description…
“Malcolm Merlyn Returns – Oliver (Stephen Amell) rallies his team as Slade’s (Manu Bennett) soldiers attack the city. Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) gets a call from S.T.A.R. Labs with game-changing news and Thea (Willa Holland) comes face-to-face with her father – Malcolm Merlyn (John Barrowman).”
Update: And here’s another sneak peek…
Arrow airs on The CW on Wednesday evenings.
Beast and Mystique get close in new X-Men: Days of Future Past image
- Gary Collinson
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