May 16, 2014 | 11:44 a.m.
It’s been nearly a decade, but Jessica Alba is back at the bump ‘n’ grind. Reprising the 2005 role she so memorably inhabited in “Frank Miller’s Sin City” – an exotic dancer with a shadowy past, a pair of butt-less chaps and a rhinestone bustier – the lithesome actress can be seen revealing her assets in one of a newly released series of GIFs for that hard-boiled neo-noir thriller’s sequel, “Sin City: A Dame to Kill For,” which hits theaters Aug. 22. As with the earlier film, “Dame” is co-directed by Robert Rodriguez (behind the 1996 vampire romp “From Dusk Till Dawn” and the hit “Spy Kids” film franchise) and iconic graphic novelist Frank Miller, who first broke through as a filmmaker with a co-director credit on the original “Sin City,” an adaptation of his 1991 serial of the same […]
March 06, 2014 | 2:58 p.m.
Robert Rodriguez’s new trailer for “Sin City: A Dame to Kill For” is out, and it features exactly the same stylized black-and-white opera of violence that made its predecessor a starkly addictive viewing experience. Working with c0-director Frank Miller to bring his landmark graphic novel to the screen, Rodriguez’s 2005 “Sin City” might stand as one of the most faithful comic book adaptations ever made. Panel by panel, down to the last diagonal sheet of rain and stinking garbage heap, three volumes of the popular series were painstakingly “translated” to film for a movie that featured multiple story lines of grim noir action. Miller and Rodriguez reunited once again for the upcoming film, which features such returning cast members as Jessica Alba and Mickey Rourke alongside new additions including Ray Liotta, Josh Brolin and Joseph Gordon-Levitt. The visual palette remains […]
March 10, 2009 | 5:33 p.m.
This excellent spoof (which I came across on the always-fun Super Punch) is by Timothy Lim and Jean Luc Pham. It’s divided up into Part One and Part Two. Hey, if Frank Miller could give Will Eisner’s beloved characters the “Sin City” treatment, why not Charles M. Schulz? I would also love to see The Yellow Kid go up against Marv someday … — Geoff Boucher RECENT AND RELATED “Watchmen,” as reimagined by Charles M. Schulz Frank Miller drops F-bomb in “Batman & Robin,” calls it “terrible and glorious” Berkeley Breathed ends “Opus”: “I’m destroying the village to save it” VIDEO: “Watchmen,” Saturday morning safe
Dec. 15, 2008 | 3:06 p.m.
As ‘The Crow’ flies: The director that drove Sean Connery to retirement and ensured that Alan Moore would never give Hollywood another chance wants to remake "The Crow." Reporter Michael Fleming has the announcement story in the trades: "Stephen Norrington has signed on to write and direct a reinvention of "The Crow," based on the comic created by James O’Barr. Ryan Kavanaugh’s Relativity Media is negotiating with producer Ed Pressman to acquire the film franchise and finance the film. Pressman produced the 1994 Alex Proyas-directed screen transfer, in which rock musician Eric Draven is murdered trying to rescue his girlfriend from thugs, and returns from the dead one year later to exact vengeance. Though the original became a gothic-style hit that grossed nearly $100 million worldwide, it is primarily remembered for a tragic accident in which star Brandon Lee was […]