Your Top Three: Robert Rodriguez Movie Characters
Your Top Three is a series here at Movies.com where we choose a topic and you give us your top three picks.
This weekend sees the release of Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, a sequel codirected by Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller filled with more fascinating characters from the pages of Miller's noirish, distinctly stylized series of graphic novels. Even if you're a fan, you'll probably come away remembering these characters in all ways except maybe by name.
Apparently that's a common thing with Rodriguez movies -- outside of the characters who star in features named after them, such as El Mariachi, Machete and The Adventures of Shark Boy and Lava Girl, his work is populated by some really crazy individuals who are more memorable for what they look like and what... Read More
These Are the Best Comic Book Adaptations for Grown-ups
Some nine years after its predecessor broke ground for a comic book movie, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For returns to tell tantalizing tales intended for grown-ups. With Marvel and DC firmly committed to blockbuster movie adaptations aimed at younger audiences, that leaves the field wide open for more adventurous, daring filmmakers to push the limits on what is expected from a comic book movie.
Will adults respond to the new jazzy offering from directors Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez? We'll all find out when it hits theaters on Friday, August 22. For now, let's take a look back at other movies designed to entice mature audiences.
Sin City (2005)
With its utterly unique look and strict focus on the criminal side of life, the movie blazed a new trail for... Read More
The Last Horror Blog: 'The Possession of Michael King' Review - the Next 'Paranormal Activity'?
Welcome to The Last Horror Blog, a biweekly column on all things horror.
New Ouija trailer proves some toys are deadly
Universal’s Ouija doesn’t hit theaters until October 24, but that hasn’t stopped the studio from releasing a new trailer for the film that demonstrates not all toys are safe for kids.
While the movie looks fairly traditional (young adults use board game to contact dead friend, wind up contacting something much more menacing, must fight to survive…), we’re still interested in checking it out. Maybe our lowered expectations will even work to our advantage. Sure, Ouija isn’t going to replace Witchboard as the greatest film made about the board game that terrified us as youngsters, but when Witchboard is the pinnacle of... Read More
Shane Black to Resurrect Remo Williams in 'The Destroyer'
Unless you were reading pulp novels in the '70s or watching cheesy Fred Ward movies in the '80s, you may not know the name Remo Williams. Star of The Destroyer series, he was a hard-boiled cop framed for murder whose botched execution nets him a job with a secret government agency that fights America's more obscure threats, including everything from cyborgs to ninjas to Rasputin. So who better to resurrect a hard-boiled cop who fights terrorists and robots than Lethal Weapon writer and Kiss Kiss Bang Bang director Shane Black?
Black has been attached to a few high-profile projects since Iron Man 3, so The Destroyer joins Predator and Doc Savage in the list of movies we hope are made as quickly as possible. And while we don't know where this one fits in the... Read More
'Deathly Hallows' Director Heading Back to 'Harry Potter' for 'Fantastic Beasts'
David Yates has spent pretty much his entire feature-film directing career in the world of Harry Potter. He joined the franchise in 2007 with Order of the Phoenix and directed the next four movies, wrapping up everything with Deathly Hallows: Part 2. So it's safe to say the man loves the wonderful wizarding world of Harry Potter.
And now he's going back to it.
THR has just revealed that Yates is in negotiations to direct the Harry Potter spin-off Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. This will be the first Potter-related screenplay that's actually written by creator J.K. Rowling, and the whole thing takes place some 70 years prior to Voldemort failing to murder a young boy, leaving him with a lightning bolt scar on his forehead. It follows the adventures of... Read More
The Best 'Ghostbusters' Video You'll Watch All Week
Now that The Lego Movie is in our lives, spreading its quirky awesomeness all over our hearts each and every time we watch it, you may be feeling a desire to watch more Lego videos. Heck, you probably want all of your content from now on to just be Lego-ized -- and that's okay. We feel you. And we're here to help you get that Lego fix.
In honor of its 30th anniversary this year, YouTuber MonsieurCaron has created this terrific tribute to the film by re-creating one of its most memorable sequences with Lego figures. Utlizing Lego sets that came out this year, the short features a bunch of cameos from some other popular franchises, including a choice replacement for the ghost Slimer.
Check it out below. And for those who want more Lego Movie, know there are at least three... Read More
Full MondoCon Details Promise a Ridiculous, One-of-a-Kind Event for Movie-Art Fans
Mondo has completely changed the game for boutique movie art over the last few years. It started as just a little shop inside the Alamo Drafthouse in Austin, Texas. Then the company started creating posters for special screenings at the theater. Those gave way to online sales. Those started selling out faster and faster. Meanwhile, Mondo was bringing tons of exclusive goods directly to the fans at Comic-Con, it opened its own art gallery in Austin, and it branched out from art to music, giving old (and new) movie scores a renewed life on vinyl.
And now all of that hard work has culminated in its very own convention. It's called MondoCon and will be held in Austin, Texas during the first weekend of Fantastic Fest (September 20-21). But this isn't... Read More
Watch: Early 'Looper' Concept Video Features Brad Pitt and 'Blade Runner'
It’s not unusual for filmmakers to make proof-of-concept videos to help sell Hollywood executives on their projects. Since film is a visual medium, it’s beneficial to be able to present a vision of what a multimillion-dollar project will look like long before anyone actually spends those huge amounts of money to make it. It also really helps if you’re pitching a high-concept idea that can’t be adequately summed up in a logline.
Filmmaker Rian Johnson understood this, and he shot this awesome proof-of-concept video for his time-travel film Looper. What’s really amazing about this is how closely the tone of the concept video matches the one found in the finished film, even though it's using footage from other sources. Johnson uses animation and... Read More
Watch: Aliens and Predators Battle in the Comic Book Trailer for 'Prometheus: Fire and Stone'
It seems highly unlikely that a lot of movie fans are clamoring for another Alien vs. Predator film, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t more stories to tell in what should be one of the coolest crossover universes in the entire world. The newest battle won’t take place on the silver screen, though – it will be waged in the pages of an original comic series from Dark Horse Comics.
The company has revealed an official teaser trailer for the September 10 debut of Prometheus: Fire and Stone – an original story that will find Predators and Xenomorphs clashing in the world forged by Ridley Scott’s Prometheus.
Paul Tobin and Juan Ferreyra’s follows a new crew seeking answers to what happened to the Prometheus team. Naturally, they’re... Read More
Movie News: Bryan Singer Shares 'X-Men' Tattoo; Watch Antonio Banderas in Superb Trailer for Sci-fi Thriller 'Automata'
X-Men: Days of Future Past: Back on June 20, director Bryan Singer noted via social media that he and writer Simon Kinberg had agreed that if X-Men: Days of Future Past made more than $700 million at the box office worldwide, they'd each get their first tattooes. The film has now passed that mark, and so Singer kept his word, bringing along Patrick Stewart as a witness. [Instagram]
Resident Evil: The Final Chapter: Milla Jovovich is pregnant! Now, that's not usually news that we cover here, but in this case, the actress says that she received confirmation just as she and her husband, director Paul W.S. Anderson, were preparing to travel to South Africa to work on their latest collaboration, the zombie sequel Resident Evil: The Final Chapter. As she wrote... Read More
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