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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.
I’m coming in a day later than usual, but I’m hoping my fans didn’t get too crazy in the interim. The summer season in winding down. How can I tell? It’s 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. That’s last one is the real barometer. When the flicks start looking rough, fall is officially on its way. This week we’ve got Sin City, teenagers deciding to stay and some high school football.
The visuals are similar to what we saw in Robert Rodriguez’s 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 2005’s 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 Green’s Sin City: A Dame to Kill For poster is that they are giving the movie – and the image – 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 won’t take a bath if the movie can’t find an audience. It will be in theaters on August 22.
Let’s 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: she’s 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 we’re looking forward to in 2014, as well as a list of additional can’t-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 “chief villain” in Rodriguez and Frank Miller’s planned Sin City: A Dame to Kill For. The character will be named Wallenquist, a mob boss who, according to Miller, is “the one man who can’t be redeemed in Sin City. He is pure evil.”