Time to take a look at the new “Sin City: A Dame to Kill For” trailer.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt (“Don Jon”) is in his ‘do no wrong’ phase and emphasizing him in the trailer is a smart move. And Powers Booth? Always excellent. “Boy, you don’t even want to imagine my worse.”
Jessica Alba’s Nancy has apparently gone crazy, but it’s nice to see Marv (Mickey Rourke, “Iron Man 2″)is still smiling at all the mayhem he can cause and Josh Brolin is joining the fun as well.
Rule #8 in making your movie better: More Eva Green.
I’m shocked we haven’t seen a dozen me-too hack directors aping the “Sin City” stark blacks, whites and other random color style, but it helps make the “Sin City” films look so distinct and special.
So, what do you think of this one?
We only got a teaser of Marvel’s death-dealing villain in the post credits scene of “Marvel’s The Avengers,” but now we’re gonna get a good glimpse of Thanos in “Guardians of the Galaxy” and he’ll be played by Josh Brolin according to Latino Review.
Brolin is no stranger to comic book movies, starring in the unfortunate misfire “Jonah Hex” with Megan Fox and Michael Fassbender, but this role should prove a lot more substantial.
It’s all but a certainty that Thanos will be playing a significant role as the major villain in “The Avengers 3″ and there’s a rumor that he may also pop up for another cameo in “The Avengers: Age of Ultron,” which is set for next year.
The Legend of Hercules – This appears to be a pretty safe lock for a Top 5 spot in the Top 10 Worse Films of 2014 list. Awful in pretty much every front except for the one where it’s actually so bad that it becomes entertaining.
Avoid at all costs unless you have some need to torture yourself and can’t rig up your waterboarding device. Legend of Hercules [Blu-ray]
Robert Rodriguez has no time for being subtle.
In “Planet Terror,” his zombie action/comedy mash-up contribution to “Grindhouse,” he doesn’t deviate from his proven formula. Continue Reading
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[From left] Conwell Keeler (Giovanni Ribisi), John O’Mara (Josh Brolin), Jerry Wooters (Ryan Gosling), Coleman Harris (Anthony Mackie), Navidad Ramirez (Michael Pena) and Max Kennard (Robert Patrick) in Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Village Roadshow Pictures’ drama “GANGSTER SQUAD.”
Bullet-ridden with clichés and a lousy script that wastes its talented cast, “Gangster Squad,” will have you wishing you remembered where you put your copy of “Casino” or “The Untouchables.” Continue Reading
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RYAN GOSLING as Sgt. Jerry Wooters and EMMA STONE as Grace Faraday in Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Village Roadshow Pictures’ drama “GANGSTER SQUAD.”
The 2013 movie season officially gets underway Friday. While “Zero Dark Thirty” was released on a limited basis to qualify for Oscar contention (a lame movie to me, but whatever), “Gangster Squad” is an actual new release. Here’s a few pictures.
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Josh Brolin (left) and Will Smith star in Columbia Pictures’ “MEN IN BLACK 3.”
Men In Black 3 – While “Men In Black 2” was an awful, terrible, abysmal sequel (could you tell I hated it?) this installment was surprisingly fun, backed by a great performance by Josh Brolin channeling Tommy Lee Jones. Continue Reading
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George W. Bush (Josh Brolin) with Dick Cheney (Richard Dreyfuss, background left) in “W.”
In “W.,” Oliver Stone paints a portrait of President George W. Bush that is at times mocking, sympathetic, dynamic and revealing, but always entertaining.
Josh Brolin (“No Country For Old Men”) deserves a lot of the credit and his performance as the titular character should merit a Best Actor nomination. Stone starts and ends the film with Bush alone in a deserted baseball stadium, almost suggesting that for Bush — this is the one arena in life he’s happiest.
Through a series of flashbacks, Stone and screenwriter Stanley Weiser show Bush as a free-spirited, privileged never-do-well stuck in his father George Bush’s (James Cromwell, “24”) shadow who consistently tells W that he is disappointed in him.
After one of W’s drunken escapades, Bush Sr. chews him with one of the film’s best lines asking “What do you think you are? A Kennedy?” Continue Reading
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Tommy Lee Jones (left) and Will Smith star in Columbia Pictures’ “MEN IN BLACK 3.”
I probably wasn’t the only one not that excited about “Men In Black 3.” The 1997 original was revered, but its 2002 sequel was loathed so much that it took a decade to get the team – actors Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones and Director Barry Sonnenfield — to suit up for another installment. Continue Reading