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Ever since his brief run on “Game Of Thrones” ended, Jason Momoa has tried his hand a few different things, ranging from failed tentpoles (“Conan The Barbarian“) to short lived TV shows (“The Red Road“) to grimy genre efforts (“Bullet To The Head“) to weirdo arthouse flicks (“The Bad Batch“). His next big stints will be as Aquaman in “Justice League” next year and in his own standalone effort in 2018, but until then, Momoa is crossing “indie thriller” off this list.
- Kevin Jagernauth
If you've ever clinked bottles on your fingers while chanting "War-ri-orssss, come and out and pla-ayyyy," dressed as a member of the Baseball Furies for Halloween, watched a Xenomorph scurry around darkened spaceship hallways or enjoyed that foul-mouthed poetry of Deadwood's pilot, then you owe Walter Hill a serious debt. The 74-year-old writer, director and producer has had a hand in some of the more memorable tough-guy films and genre flicks of the past 40 years. He's the man who gave us the colorful New York gang movie The Warriors, »
In his heyday, Walter Hill made films of a thirty-year-or-so dissonance, everything he made in the ’80s owing itself to the ’50s, be it Robert Aldrich-Burt Lancaster westerns or the peak of rock and roll. Now there comes the shocking realization, living in the “’10s”, that there’s the exact same distance between now and then. Being in the tentpole era of Hollywood, what seemed in the past like the industry’s bread and butter, the action genre — as in stunts, car chases, and gunfights, not computer-generated cuisinart — i.e. Hill’s specialty, seems strangely a relic. If it’s time to tread in ’80s nostalgia — and, while we’re at it, why not a dash of post-Tarantino ’90s crime-flick remembrance to go with it? — (Re)Assignment speaks to these needs.
Though it seems to come positioned as an old man’s movie with something of a hot-topic twist: a transgender action hero. »
- Ethan Vestby
The long-accepted rule in the film industry is that established names bring in the box office gold. Hollywood has always relied on big-name actors to guarantee them big box office. But is the trend changing now? Are fans now becoming less interested in A-list actors than in the characters they play?
A-List Hollywood stars get the big money because they bring in big profits for Hollywood studios. Or at least, they have up until now. Is the era of the A-Lister starting to fade? It’s possible, because in recent years, it seems that film fans have more interest in the role and less in the person playing the role. Look at what’s been happening to many A-lister in recent years.
Let’s take Johnny Depp, for instance. He used to play a variety of roles and could draw in crowds with his name alone. More recently, however, his »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Rob Young)
.She brings an immense amount of knowledge and resources to the table including a powerful focus as well as connections in all major markets, from North America to China and beyond. We are delighted she is onboard..
Kegeyan most recently served as President of Synchronicity Entertainment, the vanguard division of The Solution Entertainment Group. In addition to overseeing worldwide sales and acquisitions for the company, she handled sales for key territories for Solution. .
On the Synchronicity side, she sold and packaged such films as Cooties starring Elijah Wood. On the Solution side, she was responsible for sales of films such as Laggies, starring Kiera Knightley, Chloe Moretz and Sam Rockwell, »
- Staff Writer
The Academy Awards are not for everyone, but, for whatever reason, they are for me. Something about Oscar season puts a smile on my face, which I know is not a popular thing to say in the film community. It’s popular to say the awards mean nothing and that the voters are mostly old white men voting on “artsy” films that are aimed only at them and no one else. With all of the controversy surrounding this year’s nominees, that seems the case more than ever. Yet, I will still be eagerly watching this Sunday night to see what wins each award (yes even Best Documentary Short, I love seeing someone no one knows capture Oscar glory).
This year, more than most, is especially exciting. Many of the races, including Best Picture, are still up in the air. While many see the awards as pointless, I see them »
- Scott Davis
The Hollywood Reporter has revealed the first image from the upcoming revenge thriller Tomboy, a Revengers Tale, which features Michelle Rodriguez doing her best Lara Croft impression…
Tomboy sees Rodriguez as a male hitman who is turned into a woman by a rogue plastic surgeon, played by Sigourney Weaver. Naturally, the hitman isn’t best pleased about this, and sets out for revenge.
- Gary Collinson
Tomboy, A Revenger’s Tale
Director: Walter Hill
Following a remarkable year in cinematic transgender representation with films like Sean Baker’s Tangerine, Tom Hooper’s The Danish Girl, and Gaby Dellal’s About Ray, not to mention prolific public figures such as Caitlyn Jenner and Laverne Cox maintaining notable visibility, positive depictions of the transgender community have marked 2015 as a watershed year. But not unlike the first wave queer theory which bitterly criticized historically negative depictions of Lgbt characters prior to the early 90s New Queer Cinema movement, Trans representation is under increased scrutiny, which results in severe cultural policing. One of the reasons we fail to see queer characters utilized in contemporary genre film is due to an exploitative history we’ve been unable to divorce ourselves from, those unseemly memories of demeaning cinematic representation. Comedy and horror were once the only ‘low »
- Nicholas Bell
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