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In case you didn't already realize, 2014 was a pretty damn good year for crime movies - and for proof of that fact, you need look no further than the latest supercut that has come across our desk.
Things didn't exactly go too well for Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller's Sin City: A Dame To Kill For when it was released in theaters back in August. The movie was largely dumped on by critics (a big contrast compared to the reception of the first movie back in 2005) and then it completely underwhelmed at the box office (another big contrast).
Looking to Sin City: A Dame To Kill For, If I Stay and As Above So Below for inspiration, we've pulled together a selection of killer crime dramas, tender tearjerkers, and horror stories about the dangers of curiosity.
Considering seven separate categories, To 3D Or Not To 3D evaluates the full scope of the 3D viewing experience. Think of it as a consumer's guide for your movie-going, complete with a viewers poll where you can weigh in on how you plan to see Sin City: A Dame To Kill For.
Iím coming in a day later than usual, but Iím hoping my fans didnít get too crazy in the interim. The summer season in winding down. How can I tell? Itís feeling just a bit cooler in the air, the Back To School commercials are in full force, and the movies look a few degrees worse. Thatís last one is the real barometer. When the flicks start looking rough, fall is officially on its way. This week weíve got Sin City, teenagers deciding to stay and some high school football.
The visuals are similar to what we saw in Robert Rodriguezís first film, and that earned $158.7 million worldwide. That was back in 2005, though. Nearly a decade ago! Do audiences still care?
It took nearly a decade for Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller to reteam after working on 2005ís Sin City. Despite the fact that Rodriguez kept promising that a sequel was in the works, he kept putting his attention towards other projects, constantly delaying what would wind up being Sin City: A Dame To Kill For. But now that the sequel is less than a month away from release, Rodriguez and Miller are apparently once again talking about a follow-up.
The Cinema Blend offices have been buzzing these past few days as we all get ready for one of the biggest events of the year in our industry: San Diego Comic-Con. The massive geek-fest will be kicking off on July 23rd, and just like every year we will once again have a team on the ground (including myself) covering the expo.
Again we're looking at multiple stories, using the 1993 graphic novel as partial inspiration. The title story is actually a prequel, revisiting Dwight, the character played in the first film by Clive Owen. This time around, the part is essayed by Josh Brolin, and he's lassoed into a revenge plot that involves the towering gangster Manute.
Remember that Sin City poster that featured Eva Green in classic Frank Miller fashion? Well, she has something to say about the MPAA's less than pleased reaction to said poster.
The irony of the MPAA banning Eva Greenís Sin City: A Dame to Kill For poster is that they are giving the movie Ė and the image Ė far more publicity than if they had just let it slide.
This year at the cinema is filled with all kinds of big sci-fi and superhero comic book action, with Captain America: The Winter Soldier, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, X-Men: Days of Future Past and Guardians of the Galaxy all hitting theaters worldwide, but a comic book movie of a completely different variety will be arriving in theaters this August.
Rodriguez shoots on the cheap in and around his green-screened studios in Texas. He works with friends and colleagues when they are free, meaning that the studio wonít take a bath if the movie canít find an audience. It will be in theaters on August 22.
Letís talk about the busted and interspersing plans for all these Dame to Kill For characters. Fans of the first film may enjoy seeing more of Nancy (Jessica Alba), the stripper with a heart of gold, as she copes with the death of Hartigan (Bruce Willis). (Spoiler: sheís still stripping.)
The second image is actually a two-fer, as we get a peek of Mickey Rourke back under the Marv make-up and a debut shot of Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Johnny, a character created specifically for the movie who is a gambler who, as Rodriguez says, winds up beating the wrong guy in a game of poker.
There should be a little something for everyone in the coming year. And to help you plan out your movie-watching year, we singled out 14 titles weíre looking forward to in 2014, as well as a list of additional canít-miss movies.
Do you like your noir with scantily clad femme fatales, scarred anti-heroes, razor-sharp one-liners and plenty of blood? Lucky for you, Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller are finally bringing forth Sin City: A Dame To Kill For. And with its release less than a year away ,its filmmakers have finally unveiled its first poster...
Of course, if you've been paying attention, this shouldn't be that surprising. The film kicked off production earlier this year, and in February director Robert Rodriguez posted the above image of Josh Brolin on set
It's still somewhat hard to believe, but Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller's Sin City: A Dame To Kill For is actually happening. We have been hearing promises for a sequel since the first movie arrived in theaters back in 2005, but due to scheduling conflicts and other projects that have caught Rodriguez's attention (he has released five movies since then) the movie was constantly thrown on to the back burner.
Variety says that Keach will play the ďchief villainĒ in Rodriguez and Frank Millerís planned Sin City: A Dame to Kill For. The character will be named Wallenquist, a mob boss who, according to Miller, is ďthe one man who canít be redeemed in Sin City. He is pure evil.Ē
We have been waiting to find out which actress would end up playing the part of femme fatale Ava Lord in the main story of Sin City: A Dame To Kill For and today Dimension Films has revealed their choice. Eva Green has signed on for the new graphic novel adaptation. She will largely be playing opposite Brolin in the movie, who plays her ex-lover.
"I had to learn a bunch of dance sequences for it," Alba says. "I do a lot more dancing in this one. It was kind of crazy [the amount of time she spent preparing]. It was very, very difficult, and youíll see why."
ďBruce is back, so he will be seen,Ē Rodriguez states, though he stays vague beyond that, and Iím OK with it. We donít want to have all of the surprises from a second Sin City spoiled long before Rodriguez even completes filming. In addition to Willis, he mentioned roles for Juno Temple, Ray Liotta, Jeremy Piven and Joseph Gordon-Levitt.
Sin City: A Dame To Kill For will see Mickey Rourke, Jessica Alba, Rosario Dawson, and Jaime King reprising their roles from the first film. Now, as the hotly sought sequel rolls into production, Ray Liotta, Juno Temple and Jeremy Piven have joined the cast that also includes Joseph-Gordon Levitt and Chris Meloni.
When it was announced that the central story of Robert Rodriguez's upcoming Sin City sequel would be A Dame To Kill For the big question on fans' mind was, "What do you do about Dwight?" While the character was played by Clive Owen in Rodriguez's first Frank Miller adaptation, that story - The Big Fat Kill - is actually set after A Dame To Kill For and, most importantly, after Dwight underwent major plastic surgery to hide his real appearance.