17 items from 2014
The CSI franchise is spawning yet another series, this time set in the FBI’s Cyber Crime Division in Quantico, Virginia. While there’s no official name yet for the new CBS show, there is a lead, as Medium and True Romance star Patricia Arquette is set to be front and center of a team tasked with solving crimes that “start in the mind, live online, and play out in the real world.” Arquette’s Medium, a supernatural procedural drama, aired on NBC from January 2005 to January 2011 and coincidentally ran directly against CBS’s CSI: Miami and, in later seasons, CSI: NY. Arquette won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for her fictionalized portrayal of real-life medium Allison DuBois in its first season on air. Her newest role as Special Agent Avery Ryan will put her in the driver’s seat like her fellow CSI counterparts William Petersen, David Caruso »
- Dustin Hucks
The project is set in the FBI’s Cyber Crime Division in Quantico, Va and follows a team “tasked to solve high octane crimes that start in the mind, live online, and play out into the real world.” Arquette will play Avery Ryan, the special agent in charge of the unit.
The role marks Arquette’s return to broadcast TV since she starred in Medium, which ran for six years and racked up 130 episodes across two »
- James Hibberd
Now it’s gettin’ good, right? This section of the list begins to get into the portion where “you’ve heard it before.” A number of the films below have been universally acclaimed for one reason or another, but the focus here is on the writing. Some are innovative, some are unexpected, and some completed changed the way films were written, creating a new style or sub-genre. After all, isn’t that what makes for good writing?
30. Reservoir Dogs (1992)
I don’t wanna kill anybody. But if I gotta get out that door, and you’re standing in my way, one way or the other, you’re gettin’ outta my way.
Before he was one of the more recognizable directors in Hollywood, Quentin Tarantino was a screenwriter just trying to make enough money to get the films he wanted to make off the ground. »
- Joshua Gaul
Odd City Entertainment has released two more fantastic posters for one of my favourite films of all time, True Romance, a film directed by that late Tony Scott, and written by Quentin Tarantino. Slash Film debuted the posters created by rising Polish star Gabz, earlier today. It will be available in two editions, Detroit and Los Angeles, representing the film’s two major locales. The posters cost $55 each, and go on sale at a random time Friday February 21 at the Odd City Entertainment store.
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Though director Tony Scott is no longer with us, he left behind a legacy of spectacular films that will inspire generations of cinephiles and filmmakers. One such gem is True Romance, arguably the best film that Scott directed in his all too short career. And if you're a huge fan of the film written by Quentin Tarantino and starring Christian Slater, Brad Pitt, Gary Oldman, Dennis Hopper, Christopher Walken, Patricia Arquette and many more, then you'll probably want to grab one of these slick new pieces of artwork from Odd City Entertainment, created by the artist Gabz, one each for Detroit and La. Here's the blue cupid on a white background for Detroit: And here's the black cupid on a cream background for Los Angeles: Thanks to Collider for calling our attention to this great piece of work. Much like Mondo prints, these two posters will be on sale at »
- Ethan Anderton
True Romance is one of Tony Scott's best films. It boasts a great cast and a fun Quentin Tarantino script. The film has legions of fans, and now they'll have a chance to own a limited edition poster based on the picture. Designed by artist Gabz, the posters represent the two main settings: Detroit and Los Angeles. The blue Cupid on the white background is for Detroit, and the black Cupid on cream is for Los Angeles. The prints measure 24"x36"; there will be 85 for each the Detroit and Los Angeles version, printed with 6 inks. Each version will be $55. The prints will be sold online at Odd City Entertainment at a random time on Friday, February 21st. Hit the jump to check out the prints. Here's the press release: Odd City Entertainment And Morgan Creek Productions Partner With Artist Gabz For A Limited Edition Print Honoring The Tony Scott Film True Romance. »
- Matt Goldberg
Polish artist, Gabz, has again partnered with Odd City, this time to bring to the world his vision of the 1993 Tony Scott/Quentin Tarantino epic, True Romance. The image features all the characters whose actions impact the story of our favorite on screen couple, Clarence and Alabama, all encapsulated within the silhouette of Cupid himself. And just as the film featured both the cities of Detroit and Los Angeles, this print will be released in two versions, one for each city. The blue Cupid on white background for Detroit, and the black Cupid on cream for Los Angeles. “Coming up with a concept for a movie like True Romance, that I have been a huge fan of for years and is among my favourite Tony Scott films of all time, wasn’t as easy as I thought it would be when I first got the proposal »
- Pietro Filipponi
Gandolfini, who has been posthumously nominated for awards at the SAGs and Independent Spirit Awards this year for Enough Said, was the most high-profile absentee.
Griffiths played Vernon Dursley in five Harry Potter instalments and also appeared in Withnail & I and The History Boys.
Drexl Spivey from True Romance. Sirius Black from Harry Potter. Stansfield from Leon. George Smiley from Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy. Over the course of his career, Gary Oldman has played characters all over the morality map, crafting memorable performances every time out. He.s switched between good guys and bad guys so much over the course of his career with uniform success that it.s hard not to wonder how virtue if a character affects the actor.s desire to play him. So it was with that exact question that I began my conversation with the star late last month while attending the press day for the new RoboCop. In the film, directed by Brazilian filmmaker José Padilha based on the action classic from 1987, Oldman plays an original character named Dr. Dennett Norton, a world-leading expert in the field of robotic prosthetics. He is called upon by the company OmniCorp »
Premiere pop culture artist Pj McQuade has debuted his 2014 batch of Valentine's Day cards, stickers, ornaments and prints, which are now availble for purchase. Featuring designs based on Star Wars, Lord of the Rings and True Romance, the cards measure 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" and are printed on clay coated 12 pt. premium stock paper. The illustrations can also be purchased as waterproof vinyl custom cut stickers. All items are for sale individually or in packs of 2, 5 and 10 with specialty card/sticker combo packs also available. Below is a sampling of the designs. To see more images of them, including interior panels of the cards, click Here To purchase visit Pj McQuade's Etsy shop Here »
- Pietro Filipponi
Odd City Entertainment is poised to release a swell print for Tony Scott’s 1993 film True Romance on Friday, and we’re proud to offer an exclusive first look. The limited edition poster was created by artist Matt Ryan Tobin, and it’s a fantastic encapsulation of the adventures of Clarence and Alabama as penned by Quentin Tarantino. Speaking about his take on the poster, Tobin said, “this movie is so vivid and colorful in its writing, characters and film style. I really wanted to give my all in complimenting the film and approaching the artwork in the same way.” Judging by the finish product, he has very much succeeded. Hit the jump to take a look at the regular and variant editions of the poster. Both will go on sale at the Odd City Entertainment store at a random time this Friday, February 7th. True Romance by Matt Ryan »
- Adam Chitwood
Interview Ryan Lambie 7 Feb 2014 - 06:09
Gary Oldman: quite possibly the finest actor of his generation. A charismatic force of nature, capable of blazing through the screen as a central villain (like killer cop Norman Stansfield in Leon), or even in relatively small roles, like the bizarre Drexl Spivey in True Romance. Then there are the stunning character portrayals, like Sid Vicious in Sid & Nancy, or Beethoven in Immortal Beloved, or the troubled Jackie Flannery in the little-seen but wonderful State Of Grace.
Typecast for a time, at least in Hollywood, as the go-to villain type - see Air Force One, The Fifth Element or Lost In Space to name three - Oldman has since, as he puts it, "turned the ship around", and »
It's been over 20 years since True Romance hit theaters. Now Sean Healy and Dan Storm Productions are proud to present the True Romance Fest, an unforgettable 2-day weekend event at the world- famous Safari Inn of Burbank, CA. On location where one of the most intense scenes in the film between Patricia Arquette. James Gandolfini and Christian Slater was shot, the exclusive gathering (Fri. May 2nd & Sat. May 3rd) will be hosted by the film's very own Bronson Pinchot (Elliot Blitzer). On Friday, VIP festival attendees can enjoy a day at the pool and then relax at a drink mixer in the evening, along with special guests to be announced, followed by karaoke True Romance style. Saturday begins with a hearty breakfast and meet & greet with Bronson Pinchot, and culminates with an »
- Pietro Filipponi
From 12 Years a Slave to the Dark Knight trilogy, Zimmer has composed some memorable movie music. We pick a selection of his finest moments
Hans Zimmer is responsible for some corking soundtracks. The musical gems the German maestro has composed include the extraordinarily 80s Rain Man theme, complete with Ultravox-ish beats and what can only be described as pan pipe sounds. Then there's the jazzy little number he did for Driving Miss Daisy, the haunting score he composed for Black Hawk Down, and, most recently, the mournful soundtrack to 12 Years A Slave.
Plus, it might be from the telly, but let's not forget the Going for Gold theme song – hey, "it paid the rent!"
Following the news that Zimmer is launching a Soundcloud contest to unearth new composing talent in tandem with colleague Russell Emanuel, we've picked out what we reckon are his top five soundtracks. He's written music for more than 100 films, »
- Ellie Violet Bramley
Our weekly round up of the latest stories from the world of screen superheroes, including Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Guardians of the Galaxy, The Avengers: Age of Ultron, Ant-Man, Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., All Hail the King, Thor: The Dark World, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, X-Men: Days of Future Past, X-Men: Apocalypse, Batman vs. Superman, Arrow, Gotham, Justice League: War, Stan Lee's Mighty 7 and more...
Well, the holidays are well and truly over, 2014 is in full swing, and the superhero news has been coming thick and fast this week. We've got plenty to get through in this edition of The Week in Spandex and we'll start things off in the Marvel Cinematic Universe with the first superhero offering of the year Captain America: The Winter Soldier; along with seven new stills and new character images of Steve Rogers (Chris Evans), Falcon (Anthony Mackie), Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), Maria »
- Gary Collinson
Review Mark Harrison 3 Jan 2014 - 09:00
“Some of this actually happened.”
So begins American Hustle, a decidedly cheeky crime caper that's a lot funnier than it looks. Working from a script that topped the Black List of the best unproduced scripts in Hollywood a few years back, (under the title American Bullshit) director David O Russell has rounded up a bunch of comic book characters (Batman, Lois Lane, Rocket Raccoon, Hawkeye and Mystique all feature) and set out to lampoon the Abscam scandal - an FBI-led sting operation designed to unmask corrupt public officials.
In this fictionalised version of events, set in New York in 1978, Irving Rosenfeld (Christian Bale) is a conman who falls for Sydney Prosser (Amy Adams) and becomes involved in a lucrative embezzling scheme with her, while »
Reservoir Dogs is obviously the Quentin Tarantino film we all pretty much consider his "first" film, but if you want to get technical the director that has since brought us the Kill Bill duology, Inglourious Basterds, Django Unchained and, of course, Pulp Fiction actually kicked things off with a film called My Best Friend's Birthday. The 1987 feature is considered a 1987 film, though it was never released. Co-written by Craig Hamann and Tarantino and made for something like $5,000, the film was originally around 70 minutes long, but only 36 minutes survived a fire at the processing lab. In the film Tarantino plays Clarence who sets out to show his best friend Mickey (Hamann) a birthday he'll never forget after his girlfriend just left him. Featured below is the original Hamann and Tarantino screenplay (via Cinephile Archive) along with the surviving 36 minutes of the film. Some of the dialogue from the film would eventually »
- Brad Brevet
17 items from 2014
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