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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.