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18 items from 2010


Looking back at Joel Schumacher’s Blood Creek

18 August 2010 11:21 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

In the final part of Carley’s Joel Schumacher retrospective, she looks at his most recent film, the period horror Blood Creek. But is it a return to form after the disastrous The Number 23...?

"Those who came before rule the blood. And when you rule the blood, death is no longer the end." - Richard Wirth

The Recap

After the disaster that was The Number 23, director Joel Schumacher's next film would again be another huge step away from anything else in his back catalogue and he went about making a proper honest to goodness horror movie.

At the start of World War II, a German family, the Wollners, who are based in rural Maryland, agree to take in Professor Richard Wirth (Michael Fassbender), a Nazi scientist who is described to the family as a visiting scholar. Desperate for money, they agree to host him, unaware that the »

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Looking Back at Joel Schumacher’s The Number 23

4 August 2010 8:45 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Following his middling take on The Phantom Of The Opera, Joel Schumacher turned to the suspense thriller genre with The Number 23. Carley looks back in anger...

"Twenty-fucking-three." - Suicide Blonde

The Recap

After staking a claim in the world of musical films, Schumacher's next movie would see him dipping his toes into the widely popular suspense thriller with a twist genre. Unfortunately for Schumacher, what he would produce can only be described as one of the most awful examples of the genre I have seen to date.

Walter Sparrow (Jim Carrey) is an animal enforcement officer who is celebrating his birthday with wife Agatha (Virginia Madsen) and son Robin (Logan Lerman). He receives a call about a stray dog that has been caught in the basement of a restaurant. When he arrives to catch it, he is temporarily blinded by the dog's tag, which allows the dog to bite him and run away. »

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Revisiting Joel Schumacher’s The Phantom Of The Opera

28 July 2010 6:38 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Was bringing Lloyd Webber’s musical The Phantom Of The Opera to the big screen a good career move for director Joel Schumacher? Er...

"Can you even dare to look or bear to think of me?" - The Phantom

The Recap

After failing to impress audiences with his biopic of the life of Irish journalist, Veronica Guerin, Joel Schumacher decided to go back to what he knew best, which is beautiful, over the top cinema. And what better subject to take on than The Phantom Of The Opera, one of the most famous and over the top musicals of all time?

The movie begins in Paris in 1919, where the old Paris Opera House is selling off final items in an auction. An old man, Raoul (Patrick Wilson) awaits an old music box with a monkey on top to come up for sale. After he buys the item, his attention is caught by a huge chandelier, »

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Revisiting Joel Schumacher’s Veronica Guerin

21 July 2010 8:31 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Versatile director Joel Schumacher followed up his thriller Phone Booth with the gritty biopic Veronica Guerin. But was it a creative stretch too far?

"You'd do the same. If you saw those kids on the street, you would do the same."- Veronica

The Recap

Riding high on the wave of success of Phone Booth, Joel Schumacher's next film would see him taking on the tricky biopic genre. While not the obvious choice for such a project, he steamed ahead regardless, enlisting the help of über producer Jerry Bruckheimer (known mostly for action films). The finished piece probably wasn't what either of them were expecting.

Veronica Guerin (Cate Blanchett) was a crime reporter for the Irish Sunday Independent. Aware of how badly the illegal drugs trade in Dublin was effecting the lives of everyday people, especially the city's youth, she decided to investigate the problem further and expose those responsible. »

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Revisiting Joel Schumacher’s Phone Booth

14 July 2010 9:42 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

After the misfire of Bad Company, director Joel Schumacher went back to basics with the real-time thriller, Phone Booth...

"Stu, if you hang up, I will kill you." - The Caller

The Recap

After the horror show that was Bad Company, Joel Schumacher again had to try to find a way of surviving a flop, and much like the fallout after Batman & Robin, he decided to take a turn in a different direction, making his next movie on a small budget and an even smaller cast.

New York City publicist Stu Shepherd (Colin Farrell) thinks he has it all and knows it all. About to embark on an affair with an actress called Pam (Katie Holmes), he calls her from a phone booth to keep his contact untraceable by his wife Kelly (Radha Mitchell).

While in the phone booth, a pizza delivery guy attempts to give him a pizza. Stu dismisses him rudely. »

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Looking back at Joel Schumacher’s Bad Company

30 June 2010 8:53 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

After the critically praised Tigerland, Joel Schumacher returned with the action misfire Bad Company. Carley looks back with a shudder...

"You got the wrong guy. I don't even have a brother. That's just a picture of me in a suit. You could've got that off the internet. I saw a picture of Bill Gates with three titties on the net." - Jake

The Recap

After gaining back some credibility with the war-driven Tigerland, Joel Schumacher then decided it was time to return to the action genre, and surely you can't go wrong with a movie that had a huge comedy star and an Oscar winner as its leads?

After a mission to retrieve a suitcase with a deadly bomb inside goes horribly wrong, CIA agent Kevin Pope (Chris Rock) is killed. Not wanting to blow his cover and wanting to complete the mission, the CIA recruits Kevin's twin brother, Jake Hayes (also Chris Rock. »

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Looking back at Joel Schumacher's Tigerland

23 June 2010 10:05 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Joel Schumacher followed up his oddball 1999 movie Flawless with an equally uncharacteristic disection of the Vietnam war. We take a look back at 2000's Tigerland

"‘Well, the fellas say that if you don't wanna go to Nam, you better pray to Jesus or talk to Roland Bozz." - Soldier

The Recap

After failing to light up the box office with the more indie feeling Flawless, Joel Schumacher's next movie would hark back to the days of his work on Falling Down more than anything he made during the latter part of the 90s, looking at the darker side of life and how it affects the people in it.

In 1971 it had become clear to the majority of the American public that the Vietnam War, for all intents and purposes, had been lost. This, however, did not stop the Us government from enlisting more of its young men and training them to fight. »

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Looking back at Joel Schumacher’s Flawless

12 May 2010 9:17 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Joel Schumacher recruited Robert De Niro and Philip Seymour Hoffman for his lower-key 1999 movie Flawless. We continue our look back at the man's career right there...

"Well life's a bitch, so I became one honey!" - Rusty

The Recap

As the 90s drew to a close, Joel Schumacher could look back to a mixed bag of success and failure. Having managed to hit the nail on the head with projects such as Falling Down and A Time To Kill, he also hit some huge bum notes in the shape of the Batman franchise.

Having gone back to a more dramatic style of filmmaking with 8Mm, he continued the trend with his last film of the decade, which looks at the unlikely relationship between a homophobic cop and a transsexual.

Walt ‘The Wall' Koontz (Robert De Niro) is a retired security guard who left his job being well liked and respected. »

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Looking back at Joel Schumacher’s 8Mm

5 May 2010 7:12 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

We continue our look back at the work of Joel Schumacher, with his Batman & Robin follow-up, 8Mm...

"He's a producer-slash-director-slash weirdo. He's like the Jim Jarmusch of S&M." - Max

The Recap

After the horror that was Batman & Robin, you couldn't blame Joel Schumacher from stepping away from that genre of filmmaking completely and going down a road of drama/thriller. After all, he had success with it in the past. Nothing could go too wrong, right?

Following the death of her husband, wealthy widow Mrs. Christian (Myra Carter) comes across an 8mm film in his safe, depicting the murder of a teenage girl by a man in amask. Unsure as to the origin of the tape or if it is, in fact, real, she instructs her lawyer, Daniel Longdale (Anthony Heald), to hire the services of private investigator, Tom Welles (Nicolas Cage), to find out the truth.

After searching through missing persons files, »

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Revisiting Joel Schumacher’s Batman & Robin

28 April 2010 7:15 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Our look back at the work of Joel Schumacher arrives at easily his most infamous film. Carley braves the horrors of Batman & Robin...

"Ice to see you!"- Mr. Freeze

The Recap

By 1997, Joel Schumacher must have felt on the top of the world. With two hugely successful John Grisham adaptations under his belt and capping that off with successfully taking over the Batman franchise, he must have felt invincible as he started up work on the next Batman sequel.

Little did he know that this revisit would not only kill the franchise dead in the water for many years, but would lead to his reputation being left with a huge stain that, to this day, he has been unable to shake off.

Set directly after the events in Batman Forever, the audience is thrown directly back into the action with Batman (George Clooney) and Robin (Chris O'Donnell) trying to »

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Looking Back at Joel Schumacher’s A Time to Kill (1996)

21 April 2010 9:57 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Joel Schumacher followed up Batman Forever with a march back into the world of John Grisham. We look back at A Time To Kill...

"Until we can see each other as equals, justice is never going to be even-handed. It will remain nothing more than a reflection of our own prejudices." - Jake

The Recap

After having huge box office, if not critical success with Batman Forever, Joel Schumacher's next film would see him going back to his more dramatic roots, adapting another of John Grisham's bestsellers for the big screen.

Set in rural Mississippi, two white supremacists come across Tonya Hailey (RaeVen Larrymore Kelly), a 10-year-old black girl making her way home. The two brutally attack and rape her before trying to hang her from a tree. After the hanging fails, the two dump her body in a nearby river hoping that the elements will take their toll and kill her. »

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Revisiting Joel Schumacher’s Batman Forever

14 April 2010 9:01 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Our Joel Schumacher retrospective arrives at one of his commercial highs and critical lows - it's the pretty woeful Batman Forever...

"Riddle me this, riddle me that, who's afraid of the big, black bat?" - The Riddler

The Recap

After back-to-back successes with the gritty Falling Down and the tense thriller The Client, Joel Schumacher's next project was slightly off the bat (sorry, we'll get our own taxi). Taking over the reins from Tim Burton, he was about to change the direction and tone of the series, as well as start a downward spiral that would lead to the end of the franchise and almost-certain death knell to any future Batman movies.

Following on directly from Batman Returns, the audience is flung straight into the action as soon as the movie starts with Batman (Val Kilmer) facing Harvey ‘Two-Face' Dent (Tommy Lee Jones), Gotham City's ex-city District Attorney, who, »

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Revisiting Joel Schumacher’s The Client

7 April 2010 6:17 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

The film that put the late Brad Renfro on the map, Carley's look back at the films of Joel Schumacher takes on his adaptation of John Grisham's The Client...

"Keep the dollar, you're fired!" - Mark

The Recap

After tackling the mean streets of La in Falling Down, Schumacher's next project would be another thriller, but this time based on a book by another big name in Hollywood, John Grisham. Grisham was fast becoming a studio favourite with back to back adaptations of his books coming to the big screen at a startling rate.

After their father leaves, 11-year-old Mark Sway (Brad Renfro) and his young brother Ricky (David Speck) spend their days hanging around the trailer park and local surrounding wooded area where they now live while their mother Dianne (Mary-Louise Parker) works at a sweatshop lamp factory.

After catching Mark with a packet of cigarettes, Ricky promises »

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Looking back at Joel Schumacher's Falling Down

31 March 2010 9:01 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Has our look back at the work of Joel Schumacher arrived at his finest film? Carley revisits Falling Down...

"You think I'm a thief? Oh, you see, I'm not the thief. I'm not the one charging 85 cents for a *stinking* soda! You're the thief. I'm just standing up for my rights as a consumer." - William

The Recap

After tackling the weepy genre with the angst filled Dying Young, Schumacher took a very sharp turn in his next project which crafted together anger, violence and unhappiness on a very hot day in Los Angeles.

William Foster (Michael Douglas) is not having the best of times. Going through a messy divorce, his wife Beth (Barbara Hershey) has a restraining order against him, making him unable to see her or his daughter Adele (Joey Hope Singer). He has also just lost his job.

Sitting in a traffic jam on the Los Angeles »

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Looking back at Joel Schumacher's Falling Down (1993)

31 March 2010 9:01 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Has our look back at the work of Joel Schumacher arrived at his finest film? Carley revisits Falling Down...

"You think I'm a thief? Oh, you see, I'm not the thief. I'm not the one charging 85 cents for a *stinking* soda! You're the thief. I'm just standing up for my rights as a consumer." - William

The Recap

After tackling the weepy genre with the angst filled Dying Young, Schumacher took a very sharp turn in his next project which crafted together anger, violence and unhappiness on a very hot day in Los Angeles.

William Foster (Michael Douglas) is not having the best of times. Going through a messy divorce, his wife Beth (Barbara Hershey) has a restraining order against him, making him unable to see her or his daughter Adele (Joey Hope Singer). He has also just lost his job.

Sitting in a traffic jam on the Los Angeles »

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Looking back at Joel Schumacher's Dying Young

24 March 2010 2:29 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Our look back at the work of Mr Joel Schumacher hits a rocky patch. It's the Julia Roberts vehicle Dying Young...

"I told Estelle you have a terminal disease - Assholeitis." - Hilary

The Recap

After hitting the ground running with the widely successful Flatliners, Joel Schumacher's next project would again focus on the balance between life and death, but this time from the point of view of a couple facing death square on.

Hilary O'Neil (Julia Roberts) has been unlucky in love for as long as she can remember. After finding out her latest boyfriend has been cheating on her, she leaves him and moves back home with her mother (Ellen Burstyn).

Determined to get her life back on track, Hilary applies for a job as a nurse for a well off family in a posh suburb in San Francisco. Although having no experience and totally out of her element, »

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Corus Launching W Movies March 1

22 February 2010 3:24 PM, PST | HollywoodNorthReport.com | See recent HollywoodNorthReport.com news »

On March 1, Canada's Corus Entertainment will expand its portfolio of women's specialty services with the launch of W Movies, Canada's first movie channel 'dedicated to women'. "...Programmed exclusively with women in mind, 'W Movies' will be the go-to destination for women looking for entertaining and intelligent films, seven days a week, 24 hours a day..." "With the phenomenal success of women-oriented films at the box office, coupled with the huge popularity of our film blocks on W Network, we know that women have a real appetite for movies," said Susan Ross, Corus, Specialty and Pay Television. Catering to Women 25 - 54, W Movies will showcase films with genres ranging from relationship, romance and comedy to drama and suspense. March titles include Big, Forrest Gump, You've Got Mail, When Harry Met Sally, Working Girl, Six Days and Seven Nights, Dangerous Minds, What Lies Beneath, Chasing Amy, Bounce, Shakespeare in Love, A View From the Top, »

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Corus Expands With "W Movies"- March 1

9 February 2010 9:19 AM, PST | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

On March 1, Canada's Corus Entertainment will expand its portfolio of women's specialty services with the launch of "W Movies", Canada's first movie channel 'dedicated to women'.

"...Programmed exclusively with women in mind, 'W Movies' will be the go-to destination for women looking for entertaining and intelligent films, seven days a week, 24 hours a day..."

"With the phenomenal success of women-oriented films at the box office, coupled with the huge popularity of our film blocks on W Network, we know that women have a real appetite for movies," said Susan Ross, for Corus, Specialty and Pay Television.

Catering to Women 25 - 54, W Movies will showcase films with genres ranging from relationship, romance and comedy to drama and suspense.

March titles include "Big", "Forrest Gump", "You've Got Mail", "When Harry Met Sally", "Working Girl", "Six Days and Seven Nights", "Dangerous Minds", "What Lies Beneath", "Chasing Amy", "Bounce", "Shakespeare in Love", "A View From the Top »

- Michael Stevens

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