Bullet to the Head (2012)
Cinema Through the Eye of Magnum (Sophie Bassaler)
When one conjures iconic memories from cinema history, they might be of your favorite shot or sequence, but my mind often travels to behind-the-scenes photos featuring director, cast, crew, and beyond. These photographs often have a unifying connection: they come from Magnum Photos. Since 1947, the photographic cooperative — founded by such iconic names as Robert Capa amd Henri Cartier-Bresson — has been responsible
The deal was announced out of the Toronto International Film Festival. “Vigilance” follows an American who gets a job at a London armored car company that was the target of a robbery. Her motivations for working there grow more mysterious and tangled.
Bullock most recently starred in “Our Brand Is Crisis,” a box office flop that premiered at Toronto in 2015. Her other credits include the hits “Gravity” and “The Heat,” as well as her Oscar-winning turn in “The Blind Side.”
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Josef Wladyka (“Narcos”) will direct the picture. Joel Silver, the producer of “The Matrix,” “Lethal Weapon,” and “Die Hard” franchises, is overseeing the production. Despite his earlier run of successes, Silver has had a rough spell of late, with recent films such as “The Nice Guys” and
Manhunt movie trailer – John Woo’s return to action
The first Manhunt movie trailer has landed on to little fanfare, hence the reason I’ve decided to write about it. The minute-long promo is full of Woo goodness – including slo-mo, twin gun fury, circling Jet-skis, and many flying bullets. I just hope there are doves. This really does look to be a throw back to Woo’s films of the late 1980s and
The Film Stage: How have action films changed since you returned to directing with Bullet to the Head?
Walter Hill: I think the changes were well in the works before I did Bullet to the Head. Obviously the superhero comic-book film has taken over. They’re now what’s referred to as action films, but I think they’re very different from the kind of movies we used to
Legendary director Walter Hill (The Warriors) gives the revenge film a modern neo-noir twist with this electrifying thriller. Hitman Frank Kitchen (Michelle Rodriguez) is given a lethal assignment, but after being double-crossed, he discovers he's not the man he thought he was, he's been surgically altered and now has the body of a woman. Seeking vengeance, Frank heads for a showdown with the person (Sigourney Weaver) who transformed him, a brilliant surgeon with a chilling agenda of her own. The hitman, now a hitwoman,
While The Warriors is a cult classic, director Walter Hill has made some rather questionable films in the 40-odd years since, including his most recent effort, Bullet To The Head (a title I love, despite it bearing the content of one I don’t). Whether The Assignment will offer the gleeful iconography of Hill’s glory days, or fall into the $5 dollar bin next month is yet to be seen by this viewer. However, in our review from Tiff we said,
Premiering back at the Toronto International Film Festival, Hill’s latest has come under some fire in recent months thanks to its subject material and the way it tastelessly handles it. Early reviews have called it trashy and indelicate, and from the footage presented here, we can see where the critics are coming from. Our own Matt Donato didn’t care
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Though it seems to come positioned as an old man’s movie with something of a hot-topic twist: a transgender action hero.
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
Ruzanna Kegeyan has joined Arclight Films as executive vice president of sales and acquisitions..
.The addition of Ruzanna to our team elevates the status of Arclight Films and increases our global outreach capabilities exponentially., said Arclight's MD Gary Hamilton..
.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,
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
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.
The film is directed by Walter Hill (The Warriors, Bullet to the Head) and is slated for release in 2017.
Director: Walter Hill
Writers: Walter Hill, Denis Hamill
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
A good Bond villain does not always make for a great Bond film, but it doesn’t hurt. It’s common knowledge that a film with good conflict will be more engaging to watch, and the conflict between the protagonist and antagonist is the driving factor of the James Bond franchise. Therefore, along with one of the most well-known and legendary protagonists of all time, the franchise is also home to some of the most well-known and legendary antagonists as well. This is a list that honors the best antagonists in the Bond franchise. They’re the ones that are the most creative, memorable, or relentless, all characteristics which help make their respected films that much better. They’re the ones that left the biggest impact on audiences and the franchise as a whole.
Michelle Rodriguez (Fast & Furious franchise, Girlfight, Machete) is set to star in the title role in the crime noir thriller feature film Tomboy, A Revenger’S Tale opposite Academy Award nominated and Golden Globe winning actress Sigourney Weaver (Avatar, Alien), it was announced today by producers Saïd Ben Saïd of Sbs (Carnage, Maps To The Stars) and Michel Merkt (upcoming Life, Maps To The Stars).
The film is written and to be directed by Emmy-Award winning filmmaker Walter Hill (48 Hours, The Warriors). The screenplay is based upon a story by Denis Hamill.
The Solution Entertainment Group, co-founded by Lisa Wilson and Myles Nestel, is handling international sales on the project and will introduce it to buyers at the upcoming American Film Market. ICM is representing North American rights.
The feature film will begin shooting on November 9th in Vancouver.
Tomboy, A Revenger’S Tale is
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