March 21, 2005, 5:11 p.m. CST
March 21, 2005, 5:12 p.m. CST
and to see a Frank Miller film done right. I think film has burnt poor Frank to the point of frustration, maybe being a co-director is the key. Now if only we could get Alan Moore to join the outside world and get involved, maybe we could get a decent Moore flick.
March 21, 2005, 5:30 p.m. CST
... 't'will be a pleasent watch. Hail!
March 21, 2005, 5:30 p.m. CST
Wasn't Elijah Wood's character called Kevin?
March 21, 2005, 5:31 p.m. CST
by John Maddening
Elijah Wood plays "Kevin", not "Patrick".
March 21, 2005, 5:37 p.m. CST
I thought it was really him. He looks more and more like his "Johnny Handsome" character with each passing year.
March 21, 2005, 6:07 p.m. CST
I sense a creative explosion at the movies, in addition to the new 3-D technology.
March 21, 2005, 6:19 p.m. CST
He's back to chew you up and spit you out like the wad of chewing gum you are. Mickey's the man.
March 21, 2005, 6:43 p.m. CST
Hot chicks. Hardcore violence. Robert & Frank. Fuck yeah. Peace Out.
March 21, 2005, 6:45 p.m. CST
Oh, and I think Rodriguez is making it easier for guys like me to make it in the filmmaking world. I think I may try and send him my short.
March 21, 2005, 6:52 p.m. CST
will make my "dick want to drive a chicken truck into a burning retard school."
March 21, 2005, 6:58 p.m. CST
I colored this Natalie Portman photo, came out real interesting. I think anyway - http://img164.exs.cx/img164/329/natalie3av.jpg
March 21, 2005, 7:29 p.m. CST
March 21, 2005, 7:44 p.m. CST
Serpico he's still around, screwed up police ya might get found. city crime's for city cops. you've got to know the streets you rock. the subway tells the story here. this is the place to disappear. Well I'm about to go crazy, cause I'm still living here. I just get my shit together and we dance, dance, dance, cause this is the state of the world. this is the state of the world. this city tells me what it's like to live
March 21, 2005, 7:46 p.m. CST
We need a good kick in the ass with all these terrible movies coming out recently.
March 21, 2005, 9:05 p.m. CST
March 21, 2005, 9:45 p.m. CST
People will probably mention POPE OF GREENICH VILLAGE and THE YEAR OF THE DRAGON, but I always thought JOHHNY HANDSOME was underrated.
March 21, 2005, 10:22 p.m. CST
Angel Heart is really cool too.
March 21, 2005, 10:28 p.m. CST
My second fav. Rourke flick, next to Pope of Greenwich Village. Oh, and Jack'sUserID . . . they do have schools for burning retards. It's convenient, it's right next to the Centre For Random Knifings of Helpless Puppies. Cool, huh.
March 21, 2005, 11:33 p.m. CST
So, yah, basically this all boils down to "if you don't like it, STFU"
March 22, 2005, 8:43 a.m. CST
by Mr Brownstone
are the ultimate Mickey Rourke movies.
March 22, 2005, 8:55 a.m. CST
by Bob Parr
As much as I am looking forward to this for the art direction alone, I think it is too highly stylized to find a mass audience. We shall see . . . .
March 22, 2005, 3:22 p.m. CST
Glad to see him back in quality projects. IamJack'sUserID, see Diner - he is outstanding. Very cool in Rumblefish, excellent in Angel Heart despite the predictable plot, OK in bits of Year of the Dragon. Slimy as hell in Spun. Ignore 9 1/2 Shags, sorry Weeks and the stunning train wreck that is Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man. Shit, don't tell me it's time for the Don Johnson revival too?
March 22, 2005, 4:20 p.m. CST
OK ok, we got it. Everyone who has ever had anything to do with AICN has to post a review of this. Is Miramax paying you by the review or what?
March 22, 2005, 4:33 p.m. CST
They'll cram as many as you will VOLUNTARILY swallow, since you are free to NOT READ THEM.
March 22, 2005, 4:49 p.m. CST
Sin City looks very true to it's material so I guess it'll come down to liking the story or not if it's good. As for Kung Fu Hustle it was hilarious and as for it's fight scenes it has the equivillent to 4-5 "Burly Brawl" fight sequences that put Matrix to shame. But to most of you here I'm the action sequences form the Olsen twins movie would beat that.
March 22, 2005, 11:02 p.m. CST
by Osmosis Jones
That new Harry animation is brilliant.
March 26, 2005, 4:03 a.m. CST
I hope this movie owns the box office.
March 28, 2005, 1:35 a.m. CST
by Jon E Cin
The trailer music is amazing..but then i saw the three clips online and the music with the scenes seem weak... I am very very excited about this movie though..no doubt!
March 31, 2005, 4:25 a.m. CST
Wrong. Try again.
April 2, 2005, 10:25 a.m. CST
I posted this elsewhere, so I'm just doing a cut and paste: Anyway... Sin City is an okay movie, but bothersome. It's empty, vigilante nihilism, basically, except for Bruce Willis' character. It's kind of a set-'em-up, knock-'em-down kind of movie -- three stories which are pretty similar, so it gets repetitive and feels too long. There are lots of acts of violence, but for the most part they're very cartoonish, so we can squirm happily and know that nothing's really at stake -- certainly not our notions of the world or anything. This is the part that bugs me: stuff like this and Kill Bill are these constructs, these exercises, just as much as something like Wimbledon or Summer Catch are. It doesn't bother me so much that we as an audience we will go see a fluffy romantic comedy as it does that the better directors in the machine are now cranking out vengeance scenarios with witless but kind of inventive brutality, and that's our popcorn. I'm not thrilled with what that says. There's nothing there; it's not like the constructions of, say, the Coens or Kubrick, which you can argue are cold, but at least are recognizably informed by life and thought; this stuff is informed by movies, basically, so you get hallmarks of characters without any fleshing out which really lets you get lost in that world. There's not a lot to think about when it's over (except how empty it is). And I know the argument against wishing for more is "it's just entertainment." Well, okay: then that turns it back to us. What are we seeking out as entertainment? But, yeah -- I bought my ticket, so I contributed. I should have gone with my instinct. Yep -- it looks good, but that pleasure disappears pretty quickly. It's not Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow -- which was ridiculous in a whole other way -- but it suffers a similar effect: good technology just can't take the place of a gripping story. If this movie had been as cleverly plotted and populated as, say, Blood Simple, and we actually gave a damn about the characters except as action figures, it could've been a masterpiece; it had all the elements except for some bad acting here and there (Jessica Alba, and especially Michael Madsen, who is just awful). It's just sad, bro. C+.
April 4, 2005, 3:31 a.m. CST
by Jervis Tetch
"The Rainmaker" , a Grisham novel movie from '97, of all things (he has about three scenes and steals the movie), and in "Man on Fire" last year. He crashed and burned in the 80's, but Rourke's been quietly sneaking back over the past few years. Looks like he's made it. What's neat about his look as Marv is that sometimes, face on, you can clearly see Mickey right there. Sideways, less so. Like some reviewer said: "a cross between Kirk Douglas and a Humvee."