The Long Kiss Goodnight (1996)
Why Geena Davis Shouldn’t Be Cast in Wonder Woman 2
Through the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media, a non-profit research organization, she’s been urging film and television executives to have as many girls as boys in children’s entertainment. The actress thinks the industry is turning a corner, and she believes that hits like “Wonder Woman” are changing things for the better across the media business.
Of course Davis, whose credits include “Thelma & Louise” and “A League of Their Own,” still has a day job. She’s back on screen this weekend in “Marjorie Prime,” as a woman who tries to comfort her ailing mother (Lois Smith) by enlisting a holographic projection of her late husband (Jon Hamm) to keep her company. The film asks big questions about memory and technology, and it’s earning Davis some of the strongest reviews of her career. She
In the immortal words of Shane Black via Geena Davis in The Long Kiss Goodnight, “Life is pain. Get used to it.” These days life has been really painful though, and it’s not so easy to get used to it. Thankfully movies are always here to pick us up when we need it, or bring us down if we’re looking to wallow. This month we’ve made a list of movies that will leave you smiling and feeling good about humanity after you watch them — at least for a little while. Click on their titles to be taken to their Netflix pages.
Pick of the Month: Big Trouble in Little China (1986)
It’s possible that Big Trouble in Little China might be the stupidest movie ever made. It’s about a fast-talking, rock-stupid, man-child truck driver battling Asian mystics over the fate of his
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Our countdown of our top ten favourite films of the year continues with Shane Black's comedy-thriller, The Nice Guys...
As is tradition at this time of the year, our writers have been voting for their favourite movies. And at number seven in 2016's list? The Nice Guys...
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7. The Nice Guys
To one generation, he’s the writer behind such 80s and 90s action thrillers as Lethal Weapon, Last Boy Scout and The Long Kiss Goodnight. To another, younger group of people, Shane Black is probably best known as the guy who made Iron Man 3 into a comic sci-fi caper with a controversial (in some quarters) plot development. The Nice Guys, a film no
Over the ensuing decades, Black has proven himself one of the masters of the modern action movie, singlehandedly responsible for many of the conventions that have driven the genre for decades. Patrick H. Willems’ video essay delineates some of Black’s calling cards: “Mismatched partners, shocking violence, profanity, shootouts, one-liners, subverted clichés … and Christmas.” Almost all of the director’s films, including Lethal Weapon, The Last Boy Scout, The Long Kiss Goodnight, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, and this year’s solid The Nice Guys
The new Predator film sounds like it'll be the funniest one yet, and we find ourselves completely here for it...
Shane Black's The Predator is now firmly in the grips of its post-production bits and bobs, and a first trailer can't be too far away, as filming wrapped quite a few months back in Vancouver.
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We unapologetically love the Predator franchise here at Den Of Geek. Yes, even that one....and that one....yes, even that one had its moments...okayyy, maybe not that one. But are we ready for a proper Predator horror comedy? We didn't think we were, but having roared with laughter through Black's last three films - Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, Iron Man 3 and The Nice Guys - mayhaps, just mayhaps, we are. Which is good,
This one is directed by Renny Harlin, the guy behind Die Hard 2, Cliffhanger, The Long Kiss Goodnight, and Deep Blue Sea. It seems like something of a small comeback for both Harlin and Chan, and looks enjoyable enough if you're feeling nostalgic to the kinds of movies that were made at the start of this millennium.
Skiptrace will be available on DirecTV starting July 28th, and in select theaters and On Demand starting September 2, 2016.
Fists and feet are flying in this explosive action-comedy starring Jackie Chan and Johnny Knoxville. For years, by-the-book Hong Kong
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Die Hard 2 director Renny Harlin's taking on a movie adaptation of the Chinese Mmo, Legend Of The Ancient Sword...
If the curse of the videogame movie adaptation has lifted anywhere, it's in the Far East. Over the past few days, Duncan Jones' Warcraft movie has risen to $156m in China - a stark contrast to the Us, where it struggled to crack the $30m mark on its opening weekend. The reason? Because World Of Warcraft (the videogame) is absolutely huge in that part of the world, and its loyal fans have turned up in the significant numbers to support the film in its opening week. If Universal eventually commits to making a sequel to Warcraft, the draw of the Chinese box office will be the reason why.
All of this will be music to the ears of the Chinese company Alibaba, which is branching into the movie business with a videogame adaptation of its own. Legend Of The Ancient Sword doesn't have quite the same global recognition as Warcraft, but its following in China is large enough that Alibaba is committing a "significant" sum of money into adapting it into a movie.
Legend Of The Ancient Sword will be directed by Renny Harlin, best known for such 90s successes as Die Hard 2: Die Harder, Cliffhanger and The Long Kiss Goodnight. His previous project was Skiptrace - an action caper starring Jackie Chan and Johnny Knoxville - which is due out this summer in China. Indeed, Harlin clearly has plans to make the Far East a permanent base of operations for his filmmaking, as Variety reports that the Finnish director has set up a branch of his production company, Midnight Sun, in Beijing.
As for Legend Of The Ancient Sword, Alibaba have big plans for it, including two further movies and a spin-off TV series.
“This is a big, epic fantasy adventure,” Harlin tells Variety. “My ambition is to integrate this Chinese property with Hollywood story telling and visual effects and to introduce new fighting techniques.”
In case you were wondering what the game looks like, here's a handy video:
More news on this as we get it.
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Ryan Gosling’s private investigator makes most of his discoveries by falling off, over and into things
In the late 80s, Shane Black’s Lethal Weapon script became a touchstone for saleable, hard-boiled, odd-couple buddy pics, movies that combined action, comedy and wise-assed verbal vulgarity in varying measures. 1991’s The Last Boy Scout built on Black’s fondness for smart, nihilistic profanity, predating the arrival of Reservoir Dogs, after which anything involving swearing, guns and cine-literacy would be lazily labelled “Tarantino-esque”. In 1996, Black made headlines by earning a record-breaking $4m for penning the script for what became the Geena Davis/Samuel Jackson thriller The Long Kiss Goodnight. But it wasn’t until 2005 that the writer finally turned director with Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, a tongue-in-cheek La neo-noir, the mistyped tagline for which ran: “SeX.
A rush for original scripts led to Shane Black being among the highest-paid screenwriters in Hollywood. Ryan takes a look back...
Shane Black, 28 years old, poses for a photograph outside his Los Angeles bungalow. It’s 1990, and Black’s name has appeared all over the Hollywood trade press thanks to his latest script sale - or, more specifically, how much Warner Bros had spent on purchasing it. The script was for The Last Boy Scout, an action thriller that would eventually appear in cinemas in 1991 starring Bruce Willis. Black sold it for $1.75m - said to be the highest price ever paid for a screenplay at that time.
So here’s Shane Black, standing barefoot on the concrete paving slabs outside his house, which he and his roommates had dubbed the Pad O’Guys. Black’s wearing ripped jeans and a threadbare-looking lumberjack shirt; to his right
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Index (43 minutes)
00:01 Intro, Juries, and Crash's audacity prize
03:00 Best Actress: McDormand (Fargo) vs Blethyn (Secrets & Lies) vs Watson (Breaking the Waves)
10:09 Goodbye South Goodbye, The Eighth Day, Pillow Book, and Microcosmos
17:50 Trainspotting, Flirting With Disaster, A Self Made Hero, Lone Star, and Love Serenade
30:07 David Cronenberg's Crash
37:45 We each recommend a few more 1996 titles from Bound to The Long Kiss Goodnight
You can listen to the podcast here at the bottom of the post or download from iTunes. Continue the conversation in the comments. Which 1996 picture have you still not seen? Who got your Best Actress vote that year?
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