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After releasing a selection of character images this week [see here and here], the first trailer for Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller's eagerly-anticipated sequel Sin City: A Dame to Kill For has arrived online, and you can check it out right here...
The sequel to the 2005 cult classic has been written by Miller, Rodriguez and Oscar-winner William Monahan (The Departed) and sees returning Sin City stars Mickey Rourke, Jessica Alba, Bruce Willis, Rosario Dawson, Jaime King and Powers Boothe joined by Basin City newcomers Josh Brolin (Oldboy), Eva Green (Dark Shadows), Joseph Gordon-Levitt (The Dark Knight Rises), Jamie Chung (The Man with the Iron Fists), Dennis Haysbert (24), Juno Temple (Killer Joe), Ray Liotta (Goodfellas), Alexa Vega (Machete Kills), Christopher Meloni (Man of Steel), Lady Gaga (Machete Kills), Stacy Keach (The Bourne Legacy), and Jeremy Piven (Entourage).
Sin City: A Dame to Kill For is set for release on August 22nd.
- Gary Collinson
There's nothing to be vain about in this Danny Trejo vanity project with no laughs, no interest and no surprises
Granite-faced tough-guy actor Danny Trejo got a new lease of life with the tongue-in-cheek grindhouse movies Machete and Machete Kills. Those at least had a bit of inventive bad taste. This is probably closer to the truth about grindhouse, without the patina of hipness and irony – it's just a terrible, lazy, cheapo-looking film with no laughs and no interest. Trejo plays a guy nicknamed "Bullet", an undercover La cop who gets things done by bending the rules and ignoring the red tape and the bullshit. He doesn't get violent unless it's warranted. But a bad guy kidnapping his grandson? That's warranted, my friend.
- Peter Bradshaw
Yesterday we brought you three images from Sin City: A Dame to Kill For featuring Mickey Rourke (Marv), Jessica Alba (Nancy) and Joseph Gordon-Levitt (Johnny) [see here], and with a first trailer due to land today, co-director Robert Rodriguez has now given us our first look at Jamie Chung (The Man with the Iron Fists) as the assassin Miho, played by Devon Aoki in the original Sin City...
Sin City: A Dame to Kill For is set for release on August 22nd, with returning Sin City stars Bruce Willis, Rosario Dawson, Jaime King and Powers Boothe joined by Basin City newcomers Eva Green (Dark Shadows), Josh Brolin (Oldboy), Dennis Haysbert (24), Juno Temple (Killer Joe), Ray Liotta (Goodfellas), Alexa Vega (Machete Kills), Christopher Meloni (Man of Steel), Lady Gaga (Machete Kills), Stacy Keach (The Bourne Legacy) and Jeremy Piven (Entourage).
- Gary Collinson
Sin City: A Dame To Kill For has been a long time coming. Graphic novel author Frank Miller began working on the script just a year after Sin City hit the big screen in 2005. He talked about it at every opportunity, too – most notably in 2007, 2011, and again in the summer of 2012. Cameras finally began to roll in October of 2012 and now, seventeen months later, we have a real trailer.
The script – written by co-directors Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez, with screenwriter William Monahan – is based on Miller’s ‘A Dame To Kill’ and ‘Just Another Saturday Night’, with two original Miller stories added in exclusively for the film. Several cast members are returning – including Jessica Alba, Mickey Rourke, Bruce Willis, Rosario Dawson, Jaime King and Powers Boothe – while some new characters have been added to the mix as well. Joining the population of this dark and corrupt town are Joseph Gordon-Levitt, »
- Sarah Myles
We've already seen these in low-resolution magazine scans, but with the first trailer set to arrive online, three high-resolution images from Sin City: A Dame to Kill For have arrived online featuring returning stars Mickey Rourke and Jessica Alba as Marv and Nancy, as well as new addition Joseph Gordon-Levitt (The Dark Knight Rises), who's set to play Johnny...
Sin City: A Dame to Kill For is set for release on August 22nd, with returning Sin City stars Bruce Willis, Rosario Dawson, Jaime King and Powers Boothe joined by Basin City newcomers Josh Brolin (Oldboy), Eva Green (Dark Shadows), Josh Brolin (Oldboy), Dennis Haysbert (24), Juno Temple (Killer Joe), Ray Liotta (Goodfellas), Jamie Chung (The Man with the Iron Fists), Alexa Vega (Machete Kills), Christopher Meloni (Man of Steel), Lady Gaga (Machete Kills), Stacy Keach (The Bourne Legacy) and Jeremy Piven (Entourage).
- Gary Collinson
Wamg is giving away 5 DVDs of the new action thriller Wicked Blood.
The film stars Abigail Breslin (August: Osage County, Little Miss Sunshine, Haunter) Alexa Vega (Spy Kids, Machete Kills) Sean Bean (The Lord of the Rings, GoldenEye, Age of Heroes) James Purefoy (“The Following,” John Carter, Ironclad) and Lew Temple (“The Walking Dead”, Lawless, Unstoppable).
Backed by an all-star cast, Academy Award® nominee Abigail Breslin is Hannah – a teenage girl desperate to free her family from the corrupt Southern underworld of violence, guns, meth and biker gangs that surrounds them. A chess-wiz, Hannah lives with her older sister, Amber (Alexa Vega), and her drug-addicted Uncle Donny (Lew Temple) and they all live in fear of “Uncle Frank” (Sean Bean) Stinson, who runs the powerful crime organization in a ruthless manner.
But when »
- Movie Geeks
With all the hoopla about the big Sunday night movie award show, many of you might not have gotten the list of the big winners from Saturday night’s big movie awards show. I’m talking about the 34th Annual Razzie Awards. They were started in 1980 by John Wilson to celebrate the movie year’s worst achievements. The hour-long ceremony was held this past Saturday evening down the street from the site of Sunday’s big show. Without further ado, here’s the nominees and winners for the 2013 film year:
Worst Remake, Rip-off, Or Sequel:
- Jim Batts
Awards season comes to a head tonight as the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences presents the winners of the Academy Awards, and - as is traditional - yesterday saw the very worst of cinematic achievement celebrated with the 34th annual Golden Raspberry Awards.
While Adam Sandler dominated the nominations (as usual) with Grown Ups 2, the Razzie favourite went away empty handed for a change as the ensemble comedy Movie 43 and M. Night Shyamalan sci-fi After Earth picked up three gongs apiece, with Movie 43 claiming Worst Picture, Worst Director(s) and Worst Screenplay and Jaden Smith and Will Smith named Worst Actor, Worst Supporting Actor and Worst Screen Combo.
Check out the full list of nominees here, with the "winners" highlighted in red....
Tyler Perry, »
- Gary Collinson
Right before the Academy Awards announces its winners, the 34th Annual Razzie Awards has unveiled the list of its own winners for the worst achievement in film for 2013. Taking the prize for the Worst Picture of the year is "Movie 43," beating out such films as "After Earth," "Grown Ups 2," "The Lone Ranger" and "A Madea Christmas." The movie also won for Worst Director and Worst Screenplay. The theme of this year's Razzies focused on the Smith family, with Jaden Smith winning Worst Actor and Will Smith winning for Worst Supporting Actor for "After Earth." The father-son team also won in the Worst Screen Combo category. The only good news is that Adam Sandler and his "Grown Ups 2" went some how ignored, despite dominating the awards show for two straight years. Check out the full list of nominees and winners (in red) below. Worst Picture: * Movie 43 * After Earth »
Glamour! Elegance! The sweet smell of self-congratulation! None will be present at the 34th annual Razzie Awards, a proudly low-budget event dedicated to dishonoring the previous year’s worst movies. (Actually, make that “no-budget”; have you seen the Razzies’ website? It looks like a Geocities page from 1996.)
There are several strong contenders in this year’s Razzies race, from father-and-son team Will and Jaden Smith to perennial “winner” Adam Sandler and Golden Raspberry Award Foundation favorite Sylvester Stallone, who snagged a record-breaking 31st nomination for his work in three 2013 films. (Note: It is not hard to become a member of the Golden Raspberry Award Foundation. »
- Hillary Busis
Earlier today we brought you the news about Robert Rodriguez confirming that Frank Miller has started work on Sin City 3, but before then there is of course the small matter of the upcoming sequel Sin City: A Dame to Kill For. So far, all we've seen in the way of promotional material is a teaser poster and a shot of Josh Brolin (Men in Black 3) as Dwight, but now we've got another look at the film thanks to Entertainment Weekly, who has given us a look at Jessica Alba (Nancy), Mickey Rourke (Marv), and Joseph Gordon-Levitt (Johnny)...
Sin City: A Dame to Kill For is set for release on August 22nd, with returning Sin City stars Bruce Willis, Rosario Dawson, Jaime King and Powers Boothe joined by Basin City newcomers Josh Brolin (Oldboy), Eva Green (Dark Shadows), Dennis Haysbert (24), Juno Temple (Killer Joe), Ray Liotta (Goodfellas), Jamie Chung (The Man with the Iron Fists »
- Gary Collinson
Los Angeles, Feb 28: Filmmaker David O. Russell has pulled out of new TV drama that he was going to produce.
The 55-year-old has decided to leave the show, set in a private country club, a month after it was commissioned, reports hollywoodreporter.com.
- Abhijeet Sen
Jessica Alba is addicted to acting, she says it's like a drug, and she is no longer afraid of failure. The 32-year-old actress and co-founder of The Honest Company used to feel she needed to be perfect but recently realized she doesn't "have to be a robot." The 'Machete Kills' star said: "Before, I was so fearful of failure and judgment that I was scared to put myself out there. "You don't have to be a robot, you don't have to be appropriate all the time." Jessica, who has two daughters, Honor, five, and Haven, two, with husband Cash Warren, also told the March issue of Nylon magazine that she "used to be so hard on myself," but has learnt to embrace her mistakes. She said: "You have to realize that as along as you don't make a habit of it, tomorrow will be here, and everything will be okay. »
We're still six months away from the release of Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, the follow-up to Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller's 2005 cult classic, but according to Rodriguez, legendary comic book creator Miller is already turning his attention to the third instalment, having started work on Sin City 3.
"I was just here with Frank Miller and we were watching [A Dame to Kill For] last night," Rodriguez tells Collider. "[Miller] watched it last night with me and then at the end he said, he didn’t have any comments, he was very happy with it. And he said, ‘now, about part three’... So he’s already there on part three!"
Sin City: A Dame to Kill For is set for release on August 22nd, with returning Sin City stars Bruce Willis, Mickey Rourke, Jessica Alba, Rosario Dawson, Jaime King and Powers Boothe joined by Basin City newcomers Josh Brolin (Oldboy), Joseph Gordon-Levitt (The Dark Knight Rises »
- Gary Collinson
I wrote four separate intros to this review, each of them detailing the highs of Robert Rodriguez’s career. But if you’re reading Collider, you already know. The $7,000 Spanish language action flick funded with money earned while working as a medical test subject that turned an ambitious young outsider with no connections into a commercial juggernaut so successful and prolific that he launched five franchises - all in different genres - built his own backlot, and now is about to launch his very own television station, The El Ray Network. And while the Horatio Alger story of Troublemaker Studios and Rodriguez’s D.i.Y. enthusiasm still inspires, the films have long since gone limp. If you already know Rodriguez’s story, you probably already know everything that Machete Kills has to offer. And just like most of the z-grade schlock it aspires to, it’s more fun in »
- Hunter Daniels
"It's a sad indictment of The Fifth Estate that it proves most convincing when its central figure breaks the fourth wall"
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Movies about technology are always at least five years out of date, so it's only fitting that it's taken that long for The Fifth Estate – Bill Condon's occasionally diverting WikiLeaks romp, starring Benedict Cumberbatch as comedian Bill Hader's Saturday Night Live impersonation of Julian Assange – to reach the big screen. With half a decade's worth of hindsight, the film effortlessly comes down on the right side of history (pro-WikiLeaks, anti-Assange, in case you were wondering) but finds more of a challenge in crafting a satisfying cinematic experience around a story that took place mainly online. Still, Condon isn't afraid to give it the old college try.
In a series of outlandish fantasy sequences, he depicts Assange and his fellow leaker Daniel Domscheit-Berg »
- Charlie Lyne
★☆☆☆☆The somewhat mixed response to Robert Rodriguez's 2010 spoof trailer turned feature, Machete, was an indication that audiences were tiring of seeing him draw from his overused bag of visual tricks to deliver yet another cartoonish, Latino-flavoured actioner. His retort? Machete Kills (2013) - a sequel which not only wastes the talents of an interesting ensemble, but also amplifies everything which was wrong with the cynical and egregiously self-indulgent original. This time around, hulking ex-federale Machete Cortez (Danny Trejo) is offered American citizenship and a clean state by the Us Prez (Charlie Sheen).
- CineVue UK
Title: 3 Days To Kill Director: McG (‘Charlie’s Angels,’ ‘This Means War‘) Starring: Kevin Costner, Hailee Steinfeld (‘True Grit,’ ‘Ender’s Game’), Connie Nielsen (‘Gladiator,’ ‘Nymphomaniac: Volume I and II’) and Amber Heard (‘Paranoia,’ ‘Machete Kills‘) Effortlessly killing terrorists and thrillingly thwarting their intense, internationally planned plots to take down their enemies has always been an exciting set-up for espionage thrillers. But the personal tolls these kills have on the heroic spies who stop the dangerous criminal masterminds have rarely been explored in the action-driven dramas. Director McG’s latest entry in the genre, ’3 Days To Kill,’ is a humorous, relatable and thriving story about what happens when a successful agent [ Read More ]
The post 3 Days To Kill Movie Review appeared first on Shockya.com. »
- Karen Benardello
To mark the release of Machete Kills on 17th February, we’ve been given 3 copies to give away on Blu-ray.
In this sequel to Machete, Danny Trejo returns as ex-Federal agent Machete, who is recruited by the President of the United States (introducing Carlos Estevez) for a mission which would be impossible for any mortal man – he must take down a madman revolutionary and an eccentric billionaire arms dealer (Mel Gibson) who has hatched a plan to spread war and anarchy across the planet.
Machete Kills stars Amber Heard, Alexa Vega, Vanessa Hudgens, Jessica Alba, Sofía Vergara, Mel Gibson, Michelle Rodriguez, Lady Gaga, Danny Trejo, Charlie Sheen, Antonio Banderas, Demián Bichir, Cuba Gooding Jr., Walton Goggins and is directed by Robert Rodriguez.
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Review Duncan Bowles 21 Feb 2014 - 08:17
Robert Rodriguez's sequel to the movie that began life as a fake trailer makes its way to DVD and Blu-ray...
Machete Kills is a rare beast indeed, a sequel that manages to surpass its predecessor in pretty much every way. When the rather superb Robert Rodriguez announced that we’d be getting a sequel to his grindhouse-trailer-turned-movie, Machete, I have to say that my heart sank a little. It wasn’t just because the first film had left me a little disappointed after all it promised, but because it seemed like a terrible shame that Rodriguez would choose to make a franchise out of his least impressive feature, while the much yearned for Sin City 2 (and even Predators if you count his hands on approach to producing) was left languishing on the shelf.
So it was with absolute apprehension that I approached Machete Kills, »
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