This Friday brings the arrival of Sin City: A Dame to Kill for, the long-awaited follow-up to directors Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller’s 2005 adaptation of Miller’s popular Sin City graphic novels. Despite the fact that the first film earned more than $158 million worldwide and critical acclaim, buzz surrounding the sequel’s theatrical debut hasn’t been nearly has enthusiastic as one would expect.
Likely this wouldn’t be the case if the film had been released a few years back, as a quick examination of exactly why audiences aren’t clamoring for more of Miller’s neo-noir universe on the big screen reveals. So, for your reading pleasure, here are 5 reasons why Sin City: A Dame to Kill for is late for a very important date. Continue reading 5 Signs that the ‘Sin City’ Sequel Is Coming Too Late
Leonardo. Raphael. Michelangelo. Donatello. If all that immediately comes to mind with those words are the names of their respective Renaissance-era artists, then director Jonathan Liebesman’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot might not be the best choice for a fun night at the movies. However, for moviegoers whose minds are flooded with memories of those pizza-loving martial arts-fighting heroes on a half shell who first rose to popularity during the late 1980s/early 1990s, the film certainly has plenty to offer. Continue reading Review: ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’
Back in 2008, Hollywood was blown away when Marvel Studios transformed Robert Downey Jr. into a marquee star and the character of Tony Stark/Iron Man into one of the most popular big-screen superheroes of all time. However, as it turns out, the studio’s plan to put its interconnected comic book universe to film with The Avengers was only the beginning. Because now the studio that earned serious money (and audience goodwill) from silly-sounding characters Thor and Captain America has lent the same Midas touch to a gun-toting raccoon. Continue reading Review: ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’