A few days back I posted a list of 5 Horror Movies To Show Your Mom On Mother’s Day. I like that list, it’s fun. If you haven’t read it already, go for it. But after I was done I thought, “why didn’t I just go right to the source?”
Who’s the source? My own mother, of course. I figured, in the spirit of Mother’s Day, I’d give her a forum to sound off! So I got in touch with her and sent her a list of horror (and gory horror-ish) movies I know for a fact she’s seen. And, even though it had been years since she’d seen most of the items on the list, she remembered a surprising amount of them! The poor woman had to watch way too many of these films with me as a child (and even as an adult, on occasion). My big takeaway? Like the rest of us, she just doesn’t want to be bored.
Also? My Mom is awesome, whether or not we agree on movies. I have quoted her directly on these since it’s about time she had the floor. Head inside for 10 Horror Movies My Mom Hates (And Loves)!!! READ MORE
With love in the air on Valentine’s Day, this list explores romantic love that turns out to be train wreck. What happens when forbidden romance turns into tragedy? Or when love at first sight doesn’t turn out the way you expected? Sometimes, emotions turn to obsession and the romance doesn’t end with a satisfying ending. Below are our top love stories gone wrong in comics. READ MORE
American History X‘s Stacy Keach has signed to portray a chief villain in Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, co-directed by Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller from Miller’s screenplay.
Keach will play mob boss Wallenquist, described by Miller as “the one man who can’t be redeemed in Sin City. He is pure evil.”
Cast includes Mickey Rourke, Jessica Alba, Bruce Willis, Rosario Dawson, Josh Brolin, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Dennis Haysbert.
Production is under way at Rodriguez’s Troublemaker Studios in Austin, Texas.
The film will be released domestically by Dimension on October 4.
Julia Garner, pictured above, has joined the cast of Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller’s Sin City: A Dame To Kill For, which is now filming in Austin at Rodriguez’s Troublemaker Studios, Deadline reports. Garner, an up-and-comer whose credits include Martha Marcy May Marlene, We Are What We Are and The Last Exorcism 2, will play a young stripper opposite Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s Johnny in the follow-up to 2005′s Sin City, adapted from Miller’s own graphic novel series.
Dark Shadows star Eva Green, pictured below, has also been cast as Ava Lord, the deadly muse Miller described as “every man’s most glorious dreams come true, she’s also every man’s darkest nightmares.” She replaces Angelina Jolie.
Also onboard for Dimension Films’ October 4, 2013 release are Josh Brolin, Ray Liotta, Jeremy Piven, Dennis Haysbert, and Juno Temple, while Sin City vets Mickey Rourke, Jessica Alba, Michael Madsen, Rosario Dawson, Jamie King, and Clive Owen are returning. READ MORE
We’ve got three more for the Frank Miller/Robert Rodriguez-directed Sin City: A Dame to Kill For! Per Indiewire, Ray Liotta (Goodfellas), Jeremy Piven (“Entourage”) and Juno Temple (pictured above; Jack And Diane) have been cast in the film, with their roles currently being kept under wraps.
They join Josh Brolin, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Christopher Meloni, Mickey Rourke, Clive Owen, Jaime King, Rosario Dawson, Michael Madsen, Jessica Alba, Jamie Chung and Dennis Haysbert in the movie.
In theaters October 4, the 3-D film is about Dwight McCarthy planing to have his vengeance against the woman who betrayed him, Ava Lord, while Nancy is trying to cope with Hartigan’s death.
Surprise! Joseph Gordon-Levitt (Looper, 50/50) will be taking a lead role in Sin City: A Dame to Kill For. Per Deadline he will “play the role of Johnny, a part that the filmmakers originally offered to Johnny Depp. He’s one of the core characters in overlapping story lines…” I kind of hope they change his name to “Joey” or something so we won’t always be reminded that he wasn’t the first choice for the part.
He joins Mickey Rourke, Clive Owen, Jaime King, Rosario Dawson, Michael Madsen, Jessica Alba, Jamie Chung and Dennis Haysbert in the film currently being co-directed by Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller.
In theaters October 4, the film is about Dwight McCarthy planing to have his vengeance against the woman who betrayed him, Ava Lord, while Nancy is trying to cope with Hartigan’s death.
Jaime King (pictured; Silent Night, Mother’s Day, My Bloody Valentine 3D) and Jamie Chung (The Hangover Part II) have boarded Sin City: A Dame To Kill For, which began shooting on Monday in Austin, says The Hollywood Reporter.
Robert Rodriguez is directing the movie with Frank Miller, the comic book icon who created the “Sin City” comics that were published by Dark Horse in the 1990s. Rodriguez and Miller teamed up for the stylish 2005 hit adaptation. Rodriguez and Miller wrote the script for the new movie, which is a combination of comics storylines and a new one written specifically by Miller for the movie. One of the storylines being adapted is “A Dame to Kill For,” originally published in 1993 and featuring a man named Dwight entangled in a complicated and deadly relationship with a femme fatale named Ava.
Many of the original castmembers are returning for the sequel, including Mickey Rourke, Jessica Alba and Rosario Dawson. (Rourke’s character Marv was killed by electrocution in the first movie but the Dame’s story takes place before and after that film’s events.) King played the golden-haired prostitute Goldie in the first movie and returns to play her twin sister, Wendy. Chung is stepping into the heels worn in the first movie by Devon Aoki, the katana-wielding, roller-skating assassin Miho. The character plays a key role in helping Dwight locate the double-dealing Ava.
An October 4, 2013 date is still set.
Horror’s on our brain as Bloody Disgusting has landed the exclusive first look at the promo trailer for Eli Roth’s “Goretorium”, an exciting and gruesome, year-round experience that will begin taking a bit off the top of Sin City beginning September 27.
The astounding gore effects work was created by Dean Jones (X-Men: First Class, The Hive) and his team at American Makeup and FX. Each barber shop client went through 4 hours of makeup FX before being brutalized on set. They definitely took too much off the top…
In addition, the event’s official website has just now launched with ticket’s now available for purchase, with more to be had at the Facebook page. In the end, it doesn’t matter anyways because… “YOU’RE F&*KED!”
The multi-level maze of frights submerges visitors into the tale of Sin City’s most deadly mythical hotel and casino, The Delmont. The self-guided horror experience begins in the lobby of the Delmont and unveils gruesome and ghastly sights of past hotel guest victims and the serial-killing family behind the deeds at every turn. Employing high-tech Vegas showmanship with old-fashioned scares, the terrifying labyrinth of live actors, animatronic frights and stunning special effects is contained in a vintage hotel setting that rivals Hollywood’s best movie sets.
Dimension announced today that they will open Sin City: A Dame To Kill For nationwide on October 4th, 2013. The sequel once again comes from Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez. Academy Award winner William Monahan (The Departed) also had a hand in the script.
Mickey Rourke and Jessica Alba are confirmed to return. Rumored to return are Michael Clarke Duncan, Rosario Dawson and Michael Madsen. “The film is about Dwight McCarthy planing to have his vengeance against the woman who betrayed him, Ava Lord, while Nancy is trying to cope with Hartigan’s death.
The film will begin production this summer. Most likely at Robert Rodriguez’s Troublemaker Studios in Austin, Texas. The place that made Predators look like it was shot in your back yard. I actually remember liking Sin City though, so I’m interested to see how this pans out.
Those of you clamoring for a sequel to Sin City just may finally get it.
Robert Rodriguez took to the ACL Live stage at the Moody Theater at the SXSW Film Festival to announce several new Quickdraw Productions, one of which is the sequel to the 2005 (has it really been 7 years already?!) adaptation of Frank Miller’s popular comic series.
Alongside Machete 2, which begins shooting in April, Rodriguez states that Sin City 2, after several fits and starts, is likely to begin production over the summer. THR states that he’s thus far mum on casting, though he was willing to indicate that discussions with potential stars of both projects will be of the same caliber and eclecticism as the first films, which featured Mickey Rourke, Bruce Willis, Jessica Alba, Robert De Niro, Lindsay Lohan, Josh Hartnett, Don Johnson and Steven Seagal. Co-directed by Miller and long-time collaborator Quentin Tarantino, the film was set in Sin City, the film interconnects storylines that involve the unsavory inhabitants of the town.
Danny Trejo returns for Machete Kills, the sequel to the film adaptation of Rodriguez’s faux trailer from Grindhouse in which Trejo starred as Machete, a Mexican, an ex-Federale with a gift for wielding a blade, who hides out as a day laborer, and is double-crossed by a corrupt state senator. READ MORE
Just today I saw a guy at the gym rocking a Little Fockers shirt. He was so proud of it, puffing out his chest, and dusting off the gym snot every few seconds. Joining the mayhem this time around is Jessica Alba, who is making press rounds to talk about the third film, guaranteed to make me gag on my egg nog. Still, a small piece of news came out of it, and I’m thankful for that (man, it’s been so slow!). Alba reignites the Sin City sequel fumes: “We [Robert Rodriguez and Alba] were just talking about that actually in Austin, so we’ll see,” Alba told IndieWire. “We kind of talk about `Sin City’ every now and again, it comes up. We both love doing it, and we’d like to do it again it’s just kind of, you know, a matter of time I think.” Dimension Films has been on a roll as of late, maybe it’s time to revisit the black and white land of Frank Miller?
Set in Sin City, the film interconnects storylines that involve the unsavory inhabitants of the town.