Here’s the first Sin City: A Dame to Kill For trailer, from Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller. Nine years after the release of the first film, the duo has created a sequel that once again splashes Miller’s distinct visual style on the screen. Blending some of Miller’s previously published stories with new material, the film has a giant cast (of course) and appears to be just as grim and relentless as the first.
While the style here is superficially the same as the first film, there’s a more polished digital look here — in my eyes it’s too clean for a grim and gritty city such as this, but your mileage could very well vary.
The existing stories used for the film are “A Dame to Kill For” and “Just Another Saturday Night.” The new material features in two stories, one in which Nancy is on the run from men employed by Senator Roark (Powers Boothe), and then one in which Joseph Gordon-Levitt is the main character. Rodriguez explained last year, “He plays a gambler, a very cocky gambler, who comes in and tries to beat the biggest villain in Sin City at his own game. The story’s called ‘The Long, Bad Night.’ He beats the wrong guy in a game and bad stuff happens to him.”
Sin City: A Dame to Kill For arrives on August 22nd, 2014. It stars Josh Brolin, Bruce Willis, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Mickey Rourke, Jessica Alba, Michael Madsen, Rosario Dawson, Jamie King, Ray Liotta, Christopher Meloni, Jeremy Piven, Dennis Haysbert, Julia Garner, and Juno Temple. Keep an eye on the Robert Rodriguez Twitter account for more material from the film.
In Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, Dwight is hunted down by the only woman he ever loved, Ava Lord, and then watches his life go straight to hell. Chronologically, this story takes place prior to “The Big Fat Kill” (featured in the film Frank Miller’s Sin City) and explains how Dwight came to have a dramatically different face.
The post ‘Sin City: A Dame to Kill For’ Trailer: Violence in Black, White, and Red appeared first on /Film.
Just in time for Valentine’s Day comes this uncomfortable public breakup. Don’t worry. It’s probably the cutest breakup ever thanks to the fact that the dialogue is made up entirely of movie titles. Good times. Shit, now I’m doing it.
The post Watch A Couple Break Up Speaking Only Movie Titles appeared first on Screen Junkies.
The nice thing about being quietly powerful in Hollywood is that you get to make whatever you want. For instance, Seth Rogen gets to make a film about the awkward teenage years of video games. The film will be based upon the upcoming book Console Wars: Sega, Nintendo, And The Battle That Defined A Generation, and will be written and produced by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, the stoner Watson and Crick of Tinseltown.
Of course, when we learn that Rogen and Goldberg wrote the forward for the book, it become clear that this has been in the works for a moment now. Consider Console Wars the first shot fired in a battle of competing video game history films, with the other one being Ready Player One, which, despite having a more awesome title (and being a novel), doesn’t have any big names attached to it.
The post Seth Rogen To Make A Film About The Sega And Nintendo Rivalry In The Early 90′s appeared first on Screen Junkies.
Now that the hype around Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul has died down a smidge, we can have conversations about casting without EVERYONE FREAKING OUT OMG POLLOS HERMANOS.
Well, we can try anyway.
Today it has been reported that Aaron Paul is in serious talks to step back into his Jesse Pinkman role, but in brighter, younger days, when he was making meth for fun, not because Heisenberg was playing mind games. No word on whether the role would be a one-off appearance, recurring, or a regular, but given how much fun Paul had during his time on set, I would bet on a larger role rather than a smaller one.
The post Aaron Paul Wants To Appear On ‘Breaking Bad’ Prequel ‘Better Call Saul’ appeared first on Screen Junkies.
Look around the internet and you’ll see loads of hilarious bootleg DVD covers. They might mis-identify the stars or filmmakers, provide a terrible plot synopsis, use nonsensical review pull quotes, or feature visual elements which are completely unrelated to the film.
Still, this bootleg copy of Spike Lee‘s Oldboy may now be the king of great/awful bootleg cover design, as it uses a review pullquote that is honest, if not exactly a great piece of salesmanship.
Of course, with shots such as this there’s always the question of authenticity, and we haven’t been able to verify that this is truly an object that can be found in the wild. Regardless, it can be enjoyed on its own merit.
Chinese bootleg of OLDBOY remake features the best review quote. pic.twitter.com/tdV4vTgsMl
— Hi, I'm Kevin Church (@Kevin_Church) February 26, 2014
The post LOL: Bootleg ‘Oldboy’ Remake DVD Features Biting Pullquote appeared first on /Film.
Nicholas Cage coming back strong?
Probably not. But I will give it a shot.
Here’s a new trailer for Joe, which teams director David Gordon Green with Nicolas Cage. Both men have started to be known more for their broad comic and genre work, but this movie shows that both can really deliver on the dramatic front when they have a mind to. Here Cage is paired with Tye Sheridan, the young actor who was so good in Mud, playing a young man with a tousled family, who develops a surrogate father/son relationship with Cage’s character Joe.
We’ve seen one French trailer for the film already, but this is the first domestic edit, and it’s a lot better. There’s less plot given away here, and a lot more suggestion of character. Check it out below.
Joe opens on April 11.
A gripping mix of friendship, violence and redemption erupts in the contemporary South in this adaptation of Larry Brown’s novel, celebrated at once for its grit and its deeply moving core. Directed by David Gordon Green, JOE film brings Academy Award® winner Nicolas Cage back to his indie roots in the title role as the hard-living, hot-tempered, ex-con Joe Ransom, who is just trying to dodge his instincts for trouble – until he meets a hard-luck kid, (MUD’s Tye Sheridan) who awakens in him a fierce and tender-hearted protector. With a screenplay by Gary Hawkins, JOE is based on the novel by the late Larry Brown (Big Bad Love, Facing the Moon), the former Mississippi firefighter renowned for his powerful, gothic storytelling and universal themes of honor, desperation and moral rectitude.
Penny Dreadful is the new show from Showtime and Sam Mendes, a Victorian-age horror tale that is a bit like an alternate League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, basically a collection of several famous pulp characters that lie in the public domain. It features Dorian Gray, Frankenstein’s monster, players from Dracula, and Eva Green. (The actress is not in the public domain, to be clear.)
The first teaser was brief, but this full trailer has a lot more of Green, plus blood, bodies tangled, twisted and mangled, insects and spiders, and all manner of creepy weirdo images. There’s a lot to take in, and it should be safe for work, though perhaps not for those in particularly sensitive jobs.
Penny Dreadful premieres on Showtime on Sunday, May 11th at 10PM ET/PT.
PENNY DREADFUL is a frightening psychological thriller that weaves together classic horror origin stories into a new adult drama. Some of literature’s most terrifying characters, including Dr. Frankenstein, Dorian Gray and iconic figures from the novel Dracula –are lurking in the darkest corners of Victorian London. PENNY DREADFUL is a frightening psychological thriller that weaves together these classic horror origin stories into a new adult drama.
The bad news is it will take 2 years. The good news is that it looks like it will happen.
You probably already know the good news: we’re getting a fourth season of Sherlock. And if you’ve finished the third season, that was all but settled in the final moments. The bad news, however, is the wait. Series co-creator Steven Moffat splits his time between Sherlock and another little show people might have heard of, Doctor Who. He has a lot of his plate. In a recent interview he said he won’t sacrifice any quality and that means we probably won’t see Sherlock return for a few years.
The second and third seasons of Sherlock premiered two years apart to the date: January 1, 2012 and January 1, 2014 in the UK. So how long will we have to wait for the next episodes? IGN asked Moffatt himself:
I have no idea. Sue [Vertue, producer] is working on the schedules right now. I just started with [Peter] Capaldi on the new series of Doctor Who. You know, we’ll do what we can, but with no sacrifice in quality — that’s the thing. If people have to wait two years, they’ll have to wait two years. When’s the next James Bond film? You know, it’s not that kind of show that turns up all the time. It’s just not. But the good news is, that probably means it will turn up sporadically for a very, very long while.
That’s obviously disappointing from a story standpoint as the third season wrapped up on a pretty fantastic cliffhanger. But, the suggestion the show will keep going beyond that is encouraging at least. What do you think?