18 items from 2010
The production concept behind Shogun Assassin is one that would often immediately put film fan’s noses out of joint but Shogun Assassin is a much loved film and with good reason. Essentially a re-edit and re-dubbing of the first two feature film instalments in the Lone Wolf & Cub series Shogun Assassin was produced as a ‘brand new’ feature for the Us market in 1980.
The film contains approximately twelve minutes of the first Lone Wolf film, Sword of Vengeance, and approximately seventy-five minutes from the second film, Baby Cart at the River Styx (both directed by Kenji Misumi). Director Robert Houston splices various sequences from these films together to create one film that obviously bears a lot of similarities but simplifies and removes plot points in places and drastically alters dialogue. Hiring deaf people to guess at what the characters could be saying Houston then took these approximations and rewrote the script, »
- Craig Skinner
Since Kill Bill: Vol. 2, Quentin Tarantino’s chin has been flapping a damn sight more than his clapperboard. Par for the course, we know, but we finally have some walk to go with the talk. His war opus Inglorious Bastards script is nailed – and so is the cast. “It’s going to be myself and Tim Roth,” Madsen tells Total Film. “Adam Sandler and Eddie Murphy are in it, too.” Yes, Eddie Murphy. Tarantino, clearly, has something special brewing in his mind. Possibly Alzheimer’s. But that’s not...
- Total Film
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For the second week running, there's a lot to get through over the next seven days of UK telly, so we'll be short and, hopefully, sweet in helping you set your reminders early.
8 Out Of 10 Cats bids farewell to Tellyville tonight, Friday, October 15th at 10:00pm on Channel 4. The show, hosted by Jimmy Carr with team captains Sean Lock and Jason Manford, will, no doubt, get the groans going amid the giggles, with this week's guest comedians Rufus Hound and Russell Kane seeing the current series out.
The Pillars Of The Earth debuts on Saturday, October 16th at 9:00pm on Channel 4. The mini-series, set in 12th century England, stars Donald Sutherland, Ian McShane, Rufus Sewell and Hayley Atwell and looks like a »
Cinema Blend has gotten their mitts on the most recent draft of the Deadpool movie screenplay and their reaction can be summed up as follows: this film needs to be made, now.
Both director Robert Rodriguez and star Ryan Reynolds would be hard-pressed to work on Deadpool if 20th Century Fox pushed for production to begin in the near future, but – according to the script reviewer – the comic book flick would be a perfect match for both of these fellows.
Here, in a nutshell, is the gist of the Deadpool script review (No Spoilers, we promise):
Click to continue reading ‘Deadpool’ Script Review Is Extremely Positive
- Sandy Schaefer
28 September 2010 5:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
Sally Menke, an Oscar-nominated film editor who worked on every Quentin Tarantino movie, was found dead Tuesday along a Griffith Park trail where she went hiking during a record heat wave. She was 56.
Menke, the wife of Oscar-winning director Dean Parisot, edited every Tarantino pic from "Reservoir Dogs" (1992) to last year's "In¬glourious Basterds," which earned her an Oscar nomination. She also received a nom for "Pulp Fiction" (1994).
Investigators suspect she died of hyperthermia Monday, when downtown Los Angeles was on its way to a record high of 113, Los Angeles County coroner's Lt. Fred Corral said. An autopsy is planned for Wednesday.
A Friars Club Roast of Tarantino, scheduled for Friday in New York with Samuel L. Jackson as roast master, was postponed. The director met with executives, "and it was immediately decided, out of respect for the sad loss, to postpone the roast," a Friars spokesman told The Hollywood Reporter. »
- By Georg Szalai and Mike Barnes
If Robert Rodriguez's Machete is even half as good as the trailer, the pic will certainly be the best movie featuring the knife named in the title. Meanwhile, the title character's knife-adorned wardrobe — and the clip of Danny Trejo swinging a bladed morning star and bungee jumping with entrails — begged the question: What are the most memorable movie scenes where a knife plays a leading role?
see the 10 scenes that made our list >>
Link | Posted 9/3/2010 by reelz
Psycho | Monty Python and the Holy Grail | Fatal Attraction | Conan the Destroyer | Under Siege | Kill Bill: Vol. 1 | Machete | Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid | Raiders of the Lost Ark | Saving Private Ryan | Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back »
- reelz reelz
Running Time: 1 hr 45 mins
Release Date: September 3, 2010
Plot: An ex-Federale (Trejo) is set up and on the run. Then he goes after all his enemies with his trusty machete at his side.
Who’S It For? This is ultra-violent. I can’t express that enough. It’s a nod to exploitative flicks and really is all over the place with its tone.
Expectations: The Expendables didn’t do it for me. I was desperately trying not to put extra pressure on Machete just because of that. I was one of the many who saw Grindhouse and the fake trailer of Machete and thought, “Yeah, I’d see that.”
- Jeff Bayer
The tattoo-clad Yakuza (“japanese gangster”) Hanzo – no, not Hattori from Kill Bill – is the latest Predators character to get his own featurette before the flick hit theaters here in the states next Friday.
There is also a new behind-the-scenes clip to check out as well, which features Predators producer Robert Rodriguez and director Nimród Antal giving a brief tour of Rodriguez’s Troublemaker Studios and one of the sets for the film’s alien world setting.
We’ve already gotten a look at the deadly warriors – and one sinister physician – being played by Adrien Brody, Alice Braga, Laurence Fishburne, Topher Grace, and Danny Trejo, so it seems fitting that we should get a bit more information about the silent-but-deadly Hanzo (played by Louis Ozawa Changchien) as well. Suffice it to say, he…
Click to continue reading New ‘Predators’ Yakuza Featurette & Set Tour Video
- Sandy Schaefer
The following video is three months old so perhaps you've seen it, perhaps you haven't. Either way, it was the first time I'd seen it and I can only assume if you've already been so lucky you will probably want to watch it again and if you haven't, and you're a fan of the films by Quentin Tarantino and the brothers Coen, you'll enjoy the following six minutes.
Leandro Copperfield (website) has created the following mash-up, which is pretty much a cinematic equivalent to a techno club remix taking ten films from Joel and Ethan Coen and an additional seven from Quentin Tarantino and putting them into a mixed up bit of video that's a hell of a lot of fun to watch for folks who love the films these three gentlemen deliver.
- Brad Brevet
Teachers, mentors, trainers, instructors, surrogate parents: they all merge together in the movies. It's a time-honored tradition to examine the teacher-student relationship, starting long before Robert Donat won an Oscar as a beloved teacher in Goodbye, Mr. Chips in 1939. It's a tradition that's served as the main plot device for hundreds of movies, and it's revived again in The Karate Kid, which opened wide this weekend, with Jackie Chan teaching Jaden Smith.
Chan, as an apparently broken-down maintenance man living a solitary existence, serves in several roles. He teaches young Smith the physical aspects of martial arts, but also provides a cultural context, showing him the splendors of scenic China and the spiritual origins behind kung fu. For the fatherless boy, Chan also becomes a surrogate father, and discovers that the young man has a thing or two he can teach him. None of the real learning takes places in a classroom. »
- Peter Martin
// Everyone loves a good martial arts movie. One where two guys (or girls) face off against each other in a battle to see who's the best. Or it could be one lone warrior against many. Whatever it is, martial art and fighting movies have been around for a long time and will continue to be around as long as people have the money to pay or rent a movie where some dude kicks another dude right in his face. Speaking of fight films, Undisputed III is the second sequel about a fighting tournament that takes place in a prison. What's so great about the Undisputed films is, each one has been better than the last. Scott Adkins returns as Boyka, the bad guy from Undisputed II who was defeated by George Chambers (Michael Jai White). Suffering from a bum knee at the hands of George, Boyka is now a janitor who no longer fights. »
In an interview with Film24, the actress confirmed her character would feature in the last film in Quentin Tarantino's trilogy, despite it appearing as though she met her sticky end in Kill Bill: Vol. 2. The leggy assassin had both her eyes plucked out by the Bride (played by Uma Thurman) in the second movie and looked as though she was a goner, but it appears that she is very much alive and will be seeking revenge in the next installment.
"There's always been a tradition of blind Samurais and you never actually saw her (Elle Driver) expire in the second movie. Quentin always wanted it to be a trilogy," said Hannah.
Tarantino has been talking about a third film in the Kill Bill franchise for a while without anything really materialising, »
A few months back, Quentin Tarantino stated publicly that he will be doing Kill Bill 3. Shortly thereafter, Uma Thurman confirmed that she had already talked with Tarantino about starring once again as The Bride.
Now, Film 24 writes that Daryl Hannah has confirmed that the movie is a reality and that she will reprise her role as the villain Elle Driver. When last we left Elle in Kill Bill: Volume 2, she was blinded and left thrashing around the inside a trailer, with a black mamba snake no less. As Hannah points out, Elle ends up being the only villain on The Bride's hitlist who survives.
Think about it. There's always been a tradition of blind Samurais, and you never actually saw her expire in the other film.
It's anybody's guess as to what Tarantino has planned for the third installment. One theory posited by many fans is that Elle will »
- Rich Z Zwelling
Daryl Hannah has hinted at plans to return for the third Kill Bill movie. Speaking to Film24, the 50-year-old said that director Quentin Tarantino always meant for the franchise to be a trilogy. The Splash star also revealed that she would be game to reprise her role of Elle Driver, who was presumably blinded and left for dead in Kill Bill: Vol. 2. "Think about it. There's (more) »
- By Mike Moody
The IMDb250. A list of the top 250 films, as ranked by the users of the biggest movie internet site on the web. The list has been much maligned, particularly recently. It is however based upon the ratings provided by the users of The Internet Movie Database, which number into the millions. As such, it’s a perfect representation of the opinions of the movie masses, and arguably the most comprehensive ranking system on the internet. If you have a real interest in film, chances are you’re a regular visitor to IMDb.com.
It’s because of this that we at HeyUGuys (and in this case, we, is myself and Gary) have decided to set ourselves a project. To watch and review all 250 movies on the list! We’ve frozen the list as of 1st January this year (See below), as it is always ever changing. It’s not as simple as it sounds, »
- Barry Steele
The Book Of Eli is almost a great movie, and I enjoyed watching it to ponder all that it could have been. With the stylized and hyper-violent underpinnings of The Matrix, it lacks that film's quasi-philosophical and narrative strengths, presenting instead some underdeveloped ideas on religion wrapped in a plastic storyline that could at best be described as mildly thought-provoking, at worst, pretentious. In spite of this, the vision of post-apocalyptic desolation on display is beautifully shot and often dazzlingly atmospheric, and the action is also top-notch. It deserves recognition for all of these things, because they are cool.
The story centers around Eli (a Man with No Name type played by a magnetically brooding Denzel Washington), who has spent the last 30 years wandering a barren landscape that was torn asunder by "the Flash" (...not, I am presuming, because nobody was taking his red spandex and lightning ears seriously). Other than a bow and arrow, »
Awkward Red Carpet Moments from Today anchor Natalie Morales:
Natalie: “…is she not coming tonight?
Taylor Lautner: “I…I am not sure, but Valentine’s Day is coming out soon…”
Natalie: “…and you play a serial killer, so I should probably stand far away from you.”
Stanley Tucci, looking in the distance: “It’s fine, it’s all pretend.”
Samuel L. Jackson, stunned: No! I didn’t play a bad guy before! »
- Reel Loop News Staff
18 items from 2010
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