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First a Miami Vice reboot, and now this? At least this time it's not 80's nostalgia, but 70's nostalgia. And, not only that, but none other than James Gunn - of Guardians Of The Galaxy and The Specials fame - will write the pilot, and possibly direct! He'll be sharing writing duties with his brother Brian and cousin Mark. Also like Miami Vice, Starsky And Hutch was a buddy-cop... Read More »
- Damion Damaske
I can still remember going to see James Gunn’s debut feature Slither on opening night in March of 2006. It was to be my birthday movie, so myself and a group of friends all got together at the movie theater, ready to check out what Gunn had in store for us. I was the only one among us with an awareness of his work, having followed his career as a screenwriter during his days at Troma through The Specials, the two live-action Scooby-Doo movies, and, most notably, his 2004 remake of Dawn of the Dead. Because I knew what to expect from a James Gunn movie, naturally I loved Slither. My friends did, too. The rest of the nearly empty theater seemed puzzled and disgusted by it, though, and I knew that night that the movie was going to die a quick death.
I was half right. Yes, Slither disappeared from »
- Patrick Bromley
As the writer-director behind cult hits like “Super” and “Slither” and the blockbuster “Guardians of the Galaxy,” James Gunn has worked with some of the biggest names in the business. But ask him who his favorite actor to work with is, and he doesn’t hesitate: it’s his brother, Sean Gunn.
He’s not just trying to keep family dinners peaceful. Sean is an accomplished teacher and actor, perhaps best known for his scene-stealing turn as Kirk on “The Gilmore Girls,” and has appeared in almost all of his older brother’s projects. “I’d rather have him as an actor than anybody else,” James notes. “We see things so similarly and having the same background, we have a shorthand of speaking. I can say something that would make sense to no one else, like, ‘Do it like Cousin Chuck would!’ ”
The new few weeks see two new collaborations between the duo. »
- Jenelle Riley
3 items from 2017
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