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Where the Celebs Will Ring in the New Year

30 December 2008 11:20 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Grab a bottle of champagne and start the countdown to 2009. Hollywood stars including Lindsay Lohan, Usher, Eva Longoria Parker and Heidi and Spencer will be ringing in the New Year by celebrating – and fulfilling hosting duties – at various hot spots from coast to coast. In N.Y.C., Mario Lopez will be at Marquee, just a few blocks away from Times Square, where the Jonas Brothers and Taylor Swift will appear live for Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve special hosted by Ryan Seacrest. Katy Perry will perform at Gridlock's New Year's Eve party in L.A. while Longoria »

- Eunice Oh

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The Spirit Movie Clip Hospital

30 December 2008 11:08 PM, PST | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

Lionsgate released another new movie clip “Hospital” from the new Will Eisner comic book adaptation “The Spirit” by director Frank Miller (300, Sin City) and starring Gabriel Macht, Scarlett Johansson, Samuel L. Jackson, Eva Mendes and Jaime King. Synopsis: Adapted from the legendary comic strip, The Spirit is a classic action-adventure-romance told by genre-twister Frank Miller (creator of 300 and Sin City). It is the story of a former rookie cop who returns mysteriously from the dead as the Spirit (Gabriel Macht) to fight crime from the shadows of Central City. His arch-enemy, the Octopus (Samuel L. Jackson) has a different mission: he’s going to wipe out Spirit’s beloved city as he [...] »

- Brian Corder

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New (Japanese) ‘Street Fighter’ Trailer

29 December 2008 10:51 AM, PST | ScreenRant.com | See recent Screen Rant news »

There’s a new trailer online and it’s for Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li. Hey it’s Monday and the last week of the year, forgive us for not fabricating our own news. We’ll just keep our Batman 3 rumors to ourselves.

Up until now, we’ve heard and seen very little about this movie. And so far, what we have seen has been in Japanese. Today is no different - a trailer has debuted on the official (Japanese) site: StreetFighter-Movie.gyao.jp.

Is anyone else beginning to wonder whether this will be released anywhere other than Japan?

 

Produced by Fox, the live-action adaptation of Street Fighter arrives two months before Dragonball. Now I know what you’re thinking… but this one doesn’t look too bad (at least compared to what we’ve seen of the Dragonball movie so far). This trailer features some pretty sweet martial arts, »

- Carl Lee

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The Spirit Staggers into 9th Place

29 December 2008 3:51 AM, PST | Reelzchannel.com | See recent ReelzChannel news »

Frank Miller's homage to comics legend Will Eisner bombed big-time over the holiday weekend with a poor 9th place performance, making only $6.5 million.

That really hurts the first-time director who, it was just announced, is slated to direct the Buck Rogers movie. For Miller's sake, his street cred for previous hits like Sin City and 300 will hopefully protect him from Hollywood's practice of dumping directors of box office bombs.

The Spirit earned an average of $2,595 per screen compared with Marley and Me's $10,632.

The takeaway: Cute puppies and cute couples sold better than superheroes over the holidays.

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The Women of The Spirit Featurette

28 December 2008 11:00 PM, PST | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

Lionsgate released this featurette “The Women of The Spirit” from the Will Eisner comic book adaptation “The Spirit” by director Frank Miller (300, Sin City) and starring Gabriel Macht, Scarlett Johansson, Samuel L. Jackson, Eva Mendes and Jaime King. Synopsis: Adapted from the legendary comic strip, The Spirit is a classic action-adventure-romance told by genre-twister Frank Miller (creator of 300 and Sin City). It is the story of a former rookie cop who returns mysteriously from the dead as the Spirit (Gabriel Macht) to fight crime from the shadows of Central City. His arch-enemy, the Octopus (Samuel L. Jackson) has a different mission: he’s going to wipe out Spirit’s beloved city as [...] »

- Brian Corder

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‘Marley’ Sets Christmas Day Record

28 December 2008 2:53 PM, PST | newsinfilm.com | See recent newsinfilm news »

During a crowded weekend of holiday newcomers, Marley and Me won the hearts of family audiences to become the top dog at the box office.  The PG-rated adaptation of the bestselling novel made an estimated $37 million over the 3-day weekend from Friday to Sunday after a record-breaking Christmas Day $14.7 million.

The previous Christmas record, set by Ali in 2002, was also broken by the second and third place new openers, awards contender The Curious Case of Benjamin Button ($12 million) and Adam Sandler’s Bedtime Stories ($10.5 million).

The two titles flipped after the holiday and Sandler’s movie (also PG) edged into the second spot with $28.1 million over the weekend.  Brad Pitt’s backwards-aging love story earned $27 million.

In fourth was Tom Cruise’s producing and starring vehicle, Valkyrie, which performed above expectations with $21.5 million over the weekend and an $8.5 million Christmas.  The shuffled release dates and poor early reviews didn’t »

- Jeff Leins

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The Spirit Movie Clip Alley Fight

27 December 2008 11:00 PM, PST | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

Lionsgate recently released this new movie clip “Alley Fight” from the new Will Eisner comic book adaptation “The Spirit” by director Frank Miller (300, Sin City) and starring Gabriel Macht, Scarlett Johansson, Samuel L. Jackson, Eva Mendes and Jaime King. Synopsis: Adapted from the legendary comic strip, The Spirit is a classic action-adventure-romance told by genre-twister Frank Miller (creator of 300 and Sin City). It is the story of a former rookie cop who returns mysteriously from the dead as the Spirit (Gabriel Macht) to fight crime from the shadows of Central City. His arch-enemy, the Octopus (Samuel L. Jackson) has a different mission: he’s going to wipe out Spirit’s beloved city [...] »

- Brian Corder

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Eva Mendes and Gabriel Macht Interview on The Spirit

27 December 2008 8:12 AM, PST | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

Chuck The Movie Guy recently interviewed actors Eva Mendes and Gabriel Macht on the latest action film “The Spirit” by director Frank Miller and starring Samuel L. Jackson, Sarah Paulson, Eva Mendes and Scarlett Johansson as Silken Floss. Film Synopsis: Adapted from the legendary comic strip, The Spirit is a classic action-adventure-romance told by genre-twister Frank Miller (creator of 300 and Sin City). It is the story of a former rookie cop who returns mysteriously from the dead as the Spirit (Gabriel Macht) to fight crime from the shadows of Central City. His arch-enemy, the Octopus (Samuel L. Jackson) has a different mission: he’s going to wipe out Spirit’s [...] »

- Brian Corder

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Yet Another New Poster from The Spirit

27 December 2008 8:02 AM, PST | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

Lionsgate released yet another new movie poster for the action film “The Spirit” by director Frank Miller and starring Gabriel Macht, Samuel L. Jackson, Sarah Paulson, Eva Mendes and Scarlett Johansson as Silken Floss. Synopsis: Adapted from the legendary comic strip, The Spirit is a classic action-adventure-romance told by genre-twister Frank Miller (creator of 300 and Sin City). It is the story of a former rookie cop who returns mysteriously from the dead as the Spirit (Gabriel Macht) to fight crime from the shadows of Central City. His arch-enemy, the Octopus (Samuel L. Jackson) has a different mission: he’s going to wipe out Spirit’s beloved city as he pursues [...] »

- Brian Corder

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Review: The Spirit

26 December 2008 2:03 PM, PST | Cinematical | See recent Cinematical news »

With all due respect to the monumentally talented Frank Miller, I'm just going to lay it out clear: I don't think the man is cut out to direct movies. At all. I've always suspected that Mr. Miller earned a co-director credit on Sin City because A) it's his baby, B) having Miller involved helps the film come release time, and C) Robert Rodriguez is a classy dude. But have you ever wondered what Sin City would look like if Rodriguez was out of the picture? Wonder no more, comic fans: Frank Miller has directed a film all by himself ... and it really isn't good.

Looking for slick-looking white-on-black panorama shots of a square-jawed hero as he leaps across the city rooftops? Anxious to get a lot of hot young actresses into sexy outfits? Into highly-stylized pulp dialog that sounds like outtakes from a Dick Tracy comic? Then apparently Frank Miller is your man. »

- Scott Weinberg

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Review: Spirit book

26 December 2008 12:10 AM, PST | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

Written for the screen and directed by Frank Miller (creator of Sin City, 300) and presented in his dynamic comic-book visual style, The Spirit stars Gabriel Macht as the eponymous hero and his alter-ego, the presumed-dead young detective Denny Colt, as he fights crime in his hometown of Central City using nothing but his wits and fists. I get to write quite a lot of stuff for JoBlo.com but this is the first time that I've been giving the responsibility of reviewing a product. Naturally, »

- James Thoo

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A Little Action in the new TV Spot for The Spirit

25 December 2008 11:00 PM, PST | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

Lionsgate recently released this new television movie trailer from the new Will Eisner comic book adaptation “The Spirit” by director Frank Miller (300, Sin City) and starring Gabriel Macht, Scarlett Johansson, Samuel L. Jackson, Eva Mendes and Jaime King. Synopsis: Adapted from the legendary comic strip, The Spirit is a classic action-adventure-romance told by genre-twister Frank Miller (creator of 300 and Sin City). It is the story of a former rookie cop who returns mysteriously from the dead as the Spirit (Gabriel Macht) to fight crime from the shadows of Central City. His arch-enemy, the Octopus (Samuel L. Jackson) has a different mission: he’s going to wipe out Spirit’s beloved city as [...] »

- Brian Corder

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Movie Review: The Spirit (2008)

24 December 2008 11:18 PM, PST | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Gabriel Macht as The Spirit in The Spirit

Photo: Lionsgate The Spirit has been beaten up from all sides before it even hit theaters or even screened for critics. This comes as little surprise based on the trailers and early footage which would lead most to believe comic book writer Frank Miller on his first solo directorial outing had duplicated what he learned making Sin City with Robert Rodriguez and brought little else to the production. All of this is a spot on observation, but the film isn't as much a travesty as it is a waste of time. It's over before you know it and even though empty; at least the pictures are pretty. This is obviously a kind way of saying this movie is no good, but it's hard to hate this movie too much considering it really was made by an amateur and it looks it. Acting as if we shouldn't know, »

- Brad Brevet

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Another Cool Movie Poster from The Spirit

24 December 2008 11:00 PM, PST | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

Lionsgate released another cool movie poster for the upcoming film “The Spirit” by director Frank Miller and starring Gabriel Macht, Samuel L. Jackson, Sarah Paulson, Eva Mendes and Scarlett Johansson as Silken Floss. Synopsis: Adapted from the legendary comic strip, The Spirit is a classic action-adventure-romance told by genre-twister Frank Miller (creator of 300 and Sin City). It is the story of a former rookie cop who returns mysteriously from the dead as the Spirit (Gabriel Macht) to fight crime from the shadows of Central City. His arch-enemy, the Octopus (Samuel L. Jackson) has a different mission: he’s going to wipe out Spirit’s beloved city as he pursues his [...] »

- Brian Corder

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Review: The Spirit

24 December 2008 11:00 PM, PST | JustPressPlay.net | See recent JustPressPlay news »

One hit, that’s all it takes.One hit, and you suddenly find yourself rising to the top of the concrete hill, the wind blowing nothing but high praises and promises it can’t keep, whispering lullabies masquerading as deals. It’s a tough city, this burg they call Hollywood. Not for Frank Miller. He had Sin City. He had 300. That’s more than one hit, and that’s enough for him to go solo when he saddled up and fired the third shot. A goddamn shot in the dark, is more like it, but for Frank Miller, the rules of cinematic coherence is an old whore whose glory days is but a memory. Frank knew how to draw comics, and he knew how to close that old whore’s lips shut. Dear old misguided Frank… He was ready. Ready to conquer this burg for himself.Dear Old Frank took »

- Arya Ponto

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The Spirit

24 December 2008 9:58 PM, PST | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

It has not escaped the notice of geek-Americans that, visually and thematically, Frank Miller’s big-screen adaptation of Will Eisner’s pioneering comic The Spirit is essentially a sequel to Sin City, the wildly influential green-screen epic adaptation of Miller’s comics series he co-directed with Robert Rodriguez.Infinitely more alarming: in terms of humor, The Spirit feels like the follow-up to Batman & Robin no one wanted. Main bad guy Samuel L. Jackson even spends much of the film indulging in egg-themed wordplay that almost inspires nostalgia for Arnold Schwarzenegger’s avalanche of ice puns in the unloved third Batman sequel.  A Love Song For Bobby Long’s Gabriel “Who?” Macht plays the title character, a rookie lawman who is killed and later resurrected by a mad scientist/supervillain with a God complex, played with scenery-chewing abandon by Jackson. As The Spirit, the hopelessly bland Macht is literally a stiff in a suit, »

- Nathan Rabin

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Mega Review: The Spirit and Valkyrie - Both High-Energy and Surprising

24 December 2008 3:17 PM, PST | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

With a slew of movies vying for your attention this holiday and similarities in The Spirit and Valkyrie, I thought it'd be worthwhile to combine them into one "mega review." After all, The Spirit and Valkyrie both have blockbuster expectations - the return of comic wizard Frank Miller and the chance for Tom Cruise to prove his box-office mettle, respectively. This hype is certainly going to play against these two, since they end up in very different places. The Spirit is confidently not the next Sin City, and Tom Cruise actually proves the weakest link in Valkyrie. Nevertheless, both films are high-energy experiences, one more visual and the other more emotional, that are worth the $20 that Grandma sent you this Christmas. The Spirit: Long on Energy, Short on Life Directed by: Frank Miller Kevin's Rating: 5.5 out of 10 It can't be said enough that The Spirit is not on the »

- Kevin Powers

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"The Spirit" review. A fun and goofy film that will entertain you if you don’t take it too seriously

24 December 2008 10:57 AM, PST | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

The Spirit” is one of those movies that you either accept its silliness and have fun with the concept or reject it outright. It will be one of the goofiest films of the year. Frank Miller returns to the directorial chair for “The Spirit”. He shared co-directing credit with Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez for “Sin City”. This time Miller has solo credit as the director for the first time. He employs the same visual style that was used in “Sin City” and “300”. It is one of the few fully digital live-action movies. Most of what you see on the screen is not really there. This style can be invigorating at times or a bit irritating to watch. In “Sin City” it was beautifully rendered and the action came alive. The opposite was true in “Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow”. In that film, it just looked fake and unrealistic. »

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"The Spirit" review. A fun and goofy film that will entertain you if you don’t take it too seriously

24 December 2008 10:57 AM, PST | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

The Spirit” is one of those movies that you either accept its silliness and have fun with the concept or reject it outright. It will be one of the goofiest films of the year. Frank Miller returns to the directorial chair for “The Spirit”. He shared co-directing credit with Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez for “Sin City”. This time Miller has solo credit as the director for the first time. He employs the same visual style that was used in “Sin City” and “300”. It is one of the few fully digital live-action movies. Most of what you see on the screen is not really there. This style can be invigorating at times or a bit irritating to watch. In “Sin City” it was beautifully rendered and the action came alive. The opposite was true in “Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow”. In that film, it just looked fake and unrealistic. »

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"The Spirit" review. A fun and goofy film that will entertain you if you don’t take it too seriously

24 December 2008 10:57 AM, PST | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

The Spirit  by Eric Sloss, Writer   “The Spirit” is one of those movies that you either accept its silliness and have fun with the concept or reject it outright.  It will be one of the goofiest films of the year.   Frank Miller returns to the directorial chair for “The Spirit”.  He shared co-directing credit with Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez for “Sin City”.  This time Miller has solo credit as the director for the first time.  He employs the same visual style that was used in “Sin City” and “300”.  It is one of the few fully digital live-action movies.  Most of what you see on the screen is not really there.  This style can be invigorating at times or a bit irritating to watch.  In “Sin City” it was beautifully rendered and the action came alive.  The opposite was true in “Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow”.  In that film, »

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