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How do you go about adapting a supposedly unadapatable text? While faithful translations tend not to artistically successful, a faithful adaptation with fetishistic attention to detail can create something unique. While Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller had it comparatively easy when adapting Miller’s Sin City to screen as they more or less would just be recreating paintings but with moving parts, Zack Snyder’s Watchmen adaptation painstakingly recreated much of Alan Moore’s tome by hand, capturing much of Moore’s world in camera. Snyder creates a lived-in and breathing universe, a key part to selling the idea to the audience of this time-hopping opus about the natural decline of superheroism. Watchmen is often accused of being too literal, speaking in the language of comics instead of cinema, but it is precisely this literal approach that makes Watchmen a stellar page-to-screen success. By being a “literal” film, it becomes personal, »
20. Story of Ricky (Lik wong) – Starring Siu-Wong Fan as the titular character, Riki Oh, based on a manga series which eventually became an anime, marks the end of an era of Japanese exploitation flicks, before the new generation of filmmakers such as Takashi Miike took over. Unlike Miike’s movies, or other recent entries such as Tokyo Gore Police, Riki Oh’s tone borders on comedy, played up by bad voice dubbing, foolish plot lines, cartoonish gore and eccentric characters (including a one-eyed assistant warden with a hook for a hand). For a prison film, the movie never seems mean-spirited, and if anything it masquerades as a bizarre superhero flick. The effects are the main draw – Riki Oh exists simply to showcase several outlandish set pieces, ramping up the level of violence, gore and action with each new scene. Made before the days of CGI, director Lam relies simply on practical effects, »
When we asked our staff to vote on the best comic book movie adaptations, we were afraid the results would consist only of superhero films. While there are many superhero movies listed below, it is great to see a bulk of non-Hollywood films appearing on the list as well. We set out to compile a list of 50 movies but as it were, we ended up with 5 ties, and so the list consists 55 films instead. Let us know if you think we missed something. Enjoy!
Spielberg’s first venture into animation is one of his best. Taking notes from the classic Raiders of the Lost Ark playbook, Spielberg crafted another spirited, thrilling, and always entertaining adventure. The Adventures of Tintin is one of the most pleasurable, family-friendly experiences, that boils down to one grand treasure hunt. There’s much to admire on-screen, but it is the spectacular »
Director: Jeffery Scott Lando
Running Time: 87 Minutes
Synopsis: On the tenth anniversary of her father’s psychotic break and murderous rampage, a young girl and her bullying high school classmates are terrorised by his alleged escape and determination to finish what he started.
I’ll admit, I’m not a fan of the horror genre and it’s tropes. I could say that it was because I was a child of the 80s and nothing that came thereafter could compare to that decade of slash and dice but I won’t. What I will say is that I was challenged to experience the macabre madness at Film4 Frightfest and whilst I love a good challenge, I love that its reopened my eyes »
- Sacha Hall
Directed by Jeffery Scott Lando
A high school girl and her bullying peers are terrorized by an escaped psychotic killer who is more than meets the eye.
There is a good movie trying to get out of Suspension, but it just can’t quite fight its way through the average display on show. There is nothing terrible in the filmmaking, writing or execution, but there isn’t anything great either.
From the trailers, Suspension shows a lot of promise as a troubled and bullied girl at school is writing and drawing a comic book based on brutal murders, which also seem to be happening in real life. This all comes to a head when our seemingly insane artist is home alone with her mute brother, and her sadistic and psychopathic masked killer father has come home. »
- Luke Owen
Blues and Bullets owes a lot to Telltale Games. The studio’s work on The Walking Dead revived mainstream interest in the adventure game genre, where viewers dictate how the story unfolds within a writer’s boundaries. Blues and Bullets’ inaugural episode, “The End of Peace,” is no exception. Players pick up the trail of real-life detective Eliot Ness, 20 years after leading the operation that jailed infamous Al Capone. Now retired and managing a humble diner, a meeting with an old acquaintance convinces Eliot to put aside his apron and reopen a case involving kidnapped children and a mysterious sect. While Blues and Bullets adopts the episodic and choice-driven format of its peers, even a love of mobster eras and the occult cannot forgive how poorly this pilot pans out.
You might say, however, that developer A Crowd of Monsters made a playable Sin City. Blues and Bullets reserves the »
- Joshua Kowbel
There will be no more “waits” at top-shelf Las Vegas nightclub Xs. Jesse Waits, the brains and boss behind Steve Wynn’s club — the top revenue generating nightclub in America three years in a row — confirmed to TheWrap that he is taking a new executive role at the Alon, a proposed Las Vegas Strip resort slated to open in 2018. Of his 17 years in the nightlife industry in Sin City, Waits is largely credited as the architect of Wynn’s cash-cow nightclub boom over the last 10 years, serving as the managing partner of both Xs at Encore and Tryst at Wynn. »
- Mikey Glazer
The Blacklist producers Davis Entertainment and Sony TV have Las Vegas-set new NBC drama series The Player. Now the companies are staying in Sin City with a new project, a period single-camera comedy from writer-comedian Elizabeth Beckwith, which has been bought by Fox with a script commitment. Based on Beckwith’s life growing up in Vegas in the 1970s, the untitled half-hour is a father-son workplace comedy set in 1970s Las Vegas. Beckwith executive produces with Davis… »
Fox has ordered a script for a father-son workplace comedy set in Las Vegas in the 1970s, Variety has learned.
The project hails from writer Elizabeth Beckwith and “The Blacklist’s” John Davis and John Fox, who will all serve as exec producers, along with Willie Mercer and Chris Henze. Sony Pictures TV, Davis Entertainment and Thruline Entertainment will produce the half-hour laffer.
The single-camera comedy would mark the first major producing gig for writer-actress Beckwith (pictured below). The Las Vegas native’s acting credits include “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” “Coyote Ugly” and the 2010 short “Gleeclipse,” in which she starred, plus wrote, directed and produced.
This is not the first Sin City-set TV project for Davis and Fox, who are exec producers on NBC’s fall action-drama “The Player,” which also takes place in Vegas. Also up this fall, the “Blacklist” duo will serve as exec producers on Ken Jeong »
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
Jessica Alba took her children to see Taylor Swift in concert. The 'Sin City' star surprised her daughters, Honor, seven, and Haven, four, with a special trip to see the 'Shake It Off' hitmaker at the Staples Centre in Los Angeles, and even managed to bag the group some backstage passes. Sharing a picture of her kids with the 25-year-old singer, she wrote: ''My lil #squad w the most beautiful, talented and kindest @taylorswift #momlife #taylorswiftrules.'' Also at the concert was Kate Hudson and her two sons, Bingham, four and Ryder, 11. Meanwhile, Taylor - who starred alongside Jessica in her 'Bad Blood' music video - previously admitted she thought the actress had a ''tough vibe''. Of Jessica, she said: ''She's amazing and has that vibe of being tough. ''Best first day we could have possibly had on the shoot!'' After the treat she gave her children, »
Celine Dion's return to Las Vegas this month will be a bittersweet one for the singer, because it comes at the cost of time with her ailing husband, Rene Angelil, who's been battling throat cancer for the last several years. Speaking about her upcoming run at Sin City's Caesars Palace in a USA Today interview published on Monday, Aug. 24, the "My Heart Will Go On" singer, 47, said she "didn't want to be here at first" —- but Angelil insisted upon it. "That first show, it [...] »
NHL God Mike Bossy just got a Huge assist from a famous rich guy -- Gavin Maloof -- who shelled out a fortune to reunite Mike with a legendary hockey puck ... TMZ Sports has learned. We broke the story, Bossy lost his famous "50 in 50 puck" -- which he used to score his 50th goal in 50 games back in '81 -- 30 years ago, after his daughter mistakenly gave it away. The guy who ended up with »
- TMZ Staff
Photo credit: Cousart/JFXimages / WENN
Principal photography is underway on Warner Bros. Pictures’ dramatic thriller Unforgettable, which is the first film in the director’s chair for veteran producer Denise Di Novi (“Crazy, Stupid, Love,” “Focus”).
Katherine Heigl (Knocked Up, 27 Dresses) and Rosario Dawson (Sin City films, Netflix’s Daredevil series) star in the film. Unforgettable marks a reunion for Heigl and Di Novi, who previously collaborated on “Life as We Know It.”
Heigl stars as Tessa Connover, who is barely coping with the end of her marriage when her ex-husband, David (Stults), becomes happily engaged to Julia Banks (Dawson) – not only bringing Julia into the home they once shared but also into the life of their daughter, Lilly (Isabella Rice). Trying to settle into her new role as a wife and a stepmother, Julia believes she has finally met the man of her dreams, the man who can help »
- Michelle McCue
Brown plays a widow who saves her ranch by working with convicts to rehabilitate a herd of wild horses that have wandered onto her property. Flanagan portrays the leader of the convicts, and Stone plays the villain.
- Dave McNary
Jay Leno returns to broadcast TV with a comedic guest star gig, “Revenge” alum Nick Wechsler has landed a role on NBC’s upcoming action-thriller “The Player,” plus, Matt Damon and Ben Affleck’s Syfy series “Incorporated” has filled its cast in today’s casting roundup.
Jay Leno will guest star on ABC’s “Last Man Standing,” Variety has confirmed. The latenight icon is heading to primetime for one episode of the Tim Allen and Nancy Travis sitcom, the fifth season of which premieres Sept. 25. He will play a car aficionado — but he’s not playing himself. In the episode, first reported by EW, Vanessa (Travis) buys a car from Leno’s character as a gift for her husband Mike (Allen), but after the deal is done, he keeps showing up to talk about cars.
“Last Man Standing” marks a reunion between the former “Tonight Show” host’s character, as »
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
Last year, they took Orlando by storm. In 2015, they’re off to Sin City. They’re the Hotwives, and as of August 18th, they have returned to Hulu for their second season.
Hotwives, which parodies the Real Housewives TV franchise, began in 2014 with The Hotwives of Orlando, which provided plenty of laughs and ultimately secured multiple nominations for the upcoming Streamy Awards. Season two is titled The Hotwives of Las Vegas, but while it may have a new setting, the show’s cast remains most intact. Casey Wilson, for example, portrays a trashy Southern belle named Jenfer Beudon after playing a “trophy wife” named Tawny St. John in season one. Series creators Dannah Phirman and Danielle Schneider also show up as two of the seven hotwives.
- Sam Gutelle
Emojis can be a useful way to communicate with just one tiny icon (see: Mike Epps' wife), but turns out, they can also reveal some surprising facts about the United States. SwiftKey, the maker of the popular keyboard app, has released a study revealing the most popular emojis used in each state. According to SwiftKey's full report, the site analyzed more than 1 billion emojis. While a number of the findings were not too surprising (Californians are big fans of the car emoji and Nevada, home of Sin City, is all about the eggplant) some states still had us scratching our heads (what's up with the elephant, Louisiana?). Hawaii, however, is just as we expected with the surf and »
J Lo in Sin City - Jennifer Lopez's Las Vegas residency will be ''glamorous and beautiful''. The 46-year-old beauty is set to begin her residency at Axis theater stage in Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino in January, and is already struggling to contain her excitement, promising her fans she'll deliver a never-to-be-forgotten show. She said: ''It's really an exciting prospect for me to create the quintessential Jennifer Lopez experience in Vegas. ''It's just an opportunity that is overwhelming and at the same time the most exciting thing that has happened to me in a long time, so I'm giving it all I have.'' Jennifer revealed the show will feature funk and hip-hop with a live band. She told Billboard: ''It is going to be glamorous and beautiful and the costumes and all of it. ''The production is something that I haven't gotten to do yet. So it's going »
It seems you can have it all—at least if you're Jessica Alba. The savvy businesswoman, actress and mother of two was snapped on vacation with husband Cash Warren and their two children, Honor, 7, and Haven, 4, in Cancun, Mexico, where the Sin City stunner flaunted her superfit bod in a white bikini which, presumably, had beachgoers dropping their jaws in awe. Alba, 34, rocked the scalloped string bikini as she waded in the ocean water and relaxed in a lounge chair beside her hubby, showing off her impeccable tan and her enviable figure. The Honest Company founder was traveling with her loved ones in honor of daughter Haven's 4th birthday. During their stay, the family went »
The Hotwives are back with a new cast of characters to the city where dreams and fortunes are made every day, and crushed every day — Las Vegas! Take our catch-up course and meet a fresh batch of Hotwives — loving and clawing their way through Sin City with smiling faces because the Botox won't let them frown. Brace yourself for double the drama, triple the heartbreak, and seven times the fake boobs. Catch the season premiere, now streaming only on Hulu. »
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