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Legendary action movie icon Bruce Willis can currently be seen on the big screen in his fifth go-round as John McClane, the perpetually "wrong guy in the wrong place at the wrong time," in A Good Day to Die Hard. In his 28-year career as an actor, Willis has starred in more than 60 movies — five last year alone — playing such diverse characters as a time travelling hitman, a deep-sea oil driller (in space), a taxicab driver (in space), a dead child psychologist, an honorable boxer with a killer hook, an assassin named "Mr. Goodkat," a professional gambler named "Dink," and a charming killer named "The Tulip." Some of his movies have become classics, while others...not so much, but they all boast one thing: Willis himself, a bonafide movie star the likes of which are rarely seen in Hollywood anymore. Pour yourself a refreshing glass of Seagram's Golden Wine Cooler, queue up The Return of Bruno on your iPod and help us select Willis' best movies.
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Posted 03.04.13 by BrentJS
Which Comic Book-Inspired Movies Are the Best? (No Capes!)
Superheroes were in demand among moviegoers in 2012, claiming the first, second, and fifth spots on the list of the highest-grossing movies of the year, but the recent announcement that rising star Joseph Gordon-Levitt (The Dark Knight Rises) has joined the cast of Sin City: A Dame to Kill For reminded us that some of the best comic-based movies don't have anything to do with superheroes at all. A fertile ground for movie adaptations, the comic book medium encompasses every imaginable genre of fiction and even non-fiction, with stories that deal with everything from the mundane — a pair of geek girls rage against, well, everythig — to the fantastic — a secret police force exists to monitor alien activities on Earth — to the sublime — the son of a princess ventures into a magical land to recover a fallen star. Forget Batman, Iron Man and the rest for now and help us choose the best non-superhero comic book movie adaptations.
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Posted 01.15.13 by BrentJS
We love movies and we especially love movies with great ensemble casts. There's nothing better than seeing our favorite actors and actresses sharing screen time with one another, feeding off of each others' performances and upping each others' game. With a decent script and the right director, a great ensemble cast can create cinematic gold.
It's because of our love for movies with great ensemble casts that we are eagerly anticipating writer-director Martin McDonagh's (In Bruges) new black comedy, Seven Psychopaths. The plot is a bit out there, but with a cast that includes Colin Farrell, Christopher Walken, Sam Rockwell and Woody Harrelson, we're sure to be treated to some combustible onscreen chemistry. Seven Psychopaths doesn't come out until next week, so help us pass the time until its release by rating the Top 10 Great Ensembles in Good Movies.
Rate the Top 10 Great Ensembles in Good Movies >> Posted 10.01.12 by BrentJS
A sequel has been teased ever since Sin City was released in 2005. In 2010 alone, director Robert Rodriguez discussed Sin City 2 several times, saying in March that the sequel could happen "very soon," then months later said it was just "a matter of when"... only to follow up that months later saying it was "slated to be next."
By 2011, fatigue was starting to wear on any hope that Sin City 2 was ever going to happen, even when Rodriguez said at Comic-Con that "if Sin City 2 happens, it'll happen this year." Then, something strange occurred: actual signs of progress. Departed screenwriter William Monahan was hired to rewrite the script, something Monahan actually confirmed months later. Then, at SXSW in March, Rodriguez said Sin City 2 would start shooting this summer after he finished Machete Kills. Turns out Rodriguez wasn't kidding around, as an official announcement for Sin City 2, now retitled Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, has been released. more about the Sin City sequel >> Posted 04.13.12 by Ryan
It looks like Academy Award–winning talent is interested in being involved in comic book movies. After all, this summer's Thor starred Academy Award–winning actor Anthony Hopkins and was directed by Academy Award–nominated director Kenneth Branagh (Henry V) while Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight was nominated for eight Academy Awards, winning two.
Still, it seemed curious when it was announced in August that Academy Award–winning screenwriter William Monahan (The Departed) had been hired to rewrite the script for a comic book movie sequel, Sin City 2. Sin City actress Jaime King later confirmed Monahan's hiring, after fans had become dubious of the news without any confirmation. To be fair, fans have become doubtful of any news regarding Sin City 2 since word of the sequel has been ongoing without any progress since the original movie was released in 2005.
In a recent interview with Collider, Monahan described how he was brought on board Sin City 2, which will again be directed by Robert Rodriguez. more about Sin City 2 and a Departed sequel >> Posted 10.19.11 by Ryan
The long-awaited sequel to Sin City, director Robert Rodriguez's gritty, stylized adaptation of Frank Miller's neo-noir comic book series, finally appears to be making some progress after gestating for the past six years. At the San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC) in July, Rodriguez revealed Miller had completed the script and Sin City 2 "could shoot as early as later this year." Then, two weeks ago, THR reported that Academy Award-winning screenwriter William Monahan (The Departed) had been hired to perform re-writes on Miller's script. There has been no word on Monahan's possible invovlement from Rodriguez or his Troublemaker Studios production company, but actress Jaime King, who played the dual roles of Goldie and Wendy in Sin City, basically confirmed Monahan's hiring in a recent interview with IAmRogue. She also revealed that she will have a part in Sin City 2. what did king say about Sin City 2? >> Posted 09.11.11 by BrentJS
Since comic book adaptation Sin City was released in 2005, a sequel has been teased for years, and teased, and teased some more. Just recently director Robert Rodriguez revealed that "the time is finally coming" for Sin City 2, and it looks like the script will get some help from an Academy Award–winning screenwriter.
THR reports that William Monahan, who wrote the screenplay for 2006's The Departed, has been hired to work on the script, originally written by Frank Miller and based on elements of the comic book writer and artist's Sin City story "A Dame to Kill For." What else did rodriguez say? >> Posted 08.29.11 by Ryan
It's now been more than six years since Robert Rodriguez took a collection of Frank Miller's bloody crime noir Sin City comic books and turned them into a bloody crime noir Sin City movie, proving that comic book movies can be both fan-pleasing faithful adaptations and have mass appeal. Based on the success of the first movie and the amount of as-yet-untapped Sin City source material, one would have thought that Rodriguez would have had no problem fast-tracking a sequel. However, Rodriguez has had to move on to other projects while waiting for Miller to turn in a script that he feels will "satisfy everybody," particularly those fans whose expectations have been "built up so much" over the passage of time. In a recent interview with MTV, Rodriguez said that Miller is still tinkering with the script, but "the time is finally coming" for Sin City 2. what did Rodriguez say about Sin City 2? >> Posted 08.18.11 by BrentJS
It appears as if at least one of the obstacles to getting a sequel to Sin City (2005) up and running has been cleared. Academy Award-nominated actor Mickey Rourke (The Wrestler), whose role in the movie as Marv, the misshapen hard case with a heart of gold, was one of the highlights of the innovative comic book adaptation by director Robert Rodriguez, said that, despite previous statements to the contrary, he would be willing to reprise the role in Sin City 2. click for some choice Mickey Rourke comments >> Posted 05.13.10 by BrentJS
It's been five years since director Robert Rodriguez brought comic book visionary Frank Miller's series of bloody crime noir graphic novels to life in the faithfully-stylized Sin City movie, and fans have been clamoring for a sequel ever since. Considering Sin City made a hefty profit at the box office, and with a Miller script in hand since 2007, you would think that Rodriguez would already be well on his way to making Sin City 2. However, back in December, Rodriguez said that, because of the passage of time, fan expectations have "built up so much," that the script had to be revisited to make sure that it was "really going to satisfy everybody."
Now, it appears as if Sin City 2 could be just around the corner. In a recent interview with MTV from the South By Southwest Film Conference and Festival, where Rodriguez introduced a first look at his latest production, Predators, the filmmaker said that he was "about to get a new script" from Miller and that Sin City 2 could go into production "very soon."
Posted 03.17.10 by BrentJS