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    ‘Sin City: A Dame to Kill For’ hits a campy sweet spot

    Unlikely as it may have seemed, 2014 has emerged as the year where, among other things, Eva Green proved to be the best part of a rock-dumb green screen sequel film. First there was her turn in 300: Rise of an Empire, and now comes Sin City: A Dame to Kill For. She is the eponymous “dame,” Ava Lord, a character so rigidly crafted to the femme fatale archetype as to be a cartoon. Of course, that goes for all the characters in this series, as they are portrayed both in these films and in the comic book series on which they are based. The cast also overflows with corrupt politicians, brassy whores, and down-on-their-luck antiheroes suffering apparent vocal fry, with a towering black manservant and a mute Asian assassin thrown in for good measure. Even moreso than the original movie, A Dame to Kill For is extraordinarily broad. It’s absolutely hilarious, and only on purpose perhaps a quarter of the time. More

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    The Woods #1 a blend of Stephen King’s ‘The Mist’ and ‘The Faculty’

    Set in Bay Point Preparatory High School in suburban Milwaukee, Woods pays homage to several genre faves, notably Sheltered, and Revival. Fans of James Tynion IV’s (Batman Eternal, Red Hood and The Outlaws) will be eager to read his first original comic series, but they might also be somewhat letdown; Woods works as neither horror nor social commentary. The best way to describe the first issue is to imagine a blend of Stephen King’s The Mist and The Faculty written by Kevin Williamson and directed by Robert Rodriguez. More

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    New Trailer for ‘Sin City: A Dame to Kill For’

    Dimension Films has released a new trailer for Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, the latest adaptation of Frank Miller’s visually stunning graphic novels. Weaving together two of Miller’s classic stories with new tales, the town’s most hard boiled citizens cross paths with some of its more reviled inhabitants. The follow up to Rodriguez […] More

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    From Dusk till Dawn: The Series, Ep. 1.01, “Pilot”: Bad Roads

    Robert Rodriquez’s 1996 cult classic From Dusk till Dawn is a flawed but ultimately surprising, fun, and witty gore-fest sendup of vampire movies. Surprisingly the TV adaptation, for Rodriquez’s channel the El Rey Network, is just as much fun as its source material.

    From Dusk till Dawn: The Series, much like the movie, knows exactly what it is. This is not highbrow entertainment. This is pulpy cult gore at its best. One of the most enjoyable things about the movie was the surprising genre changeup halfway through the film. The show makes up for this lack of surprise by expanding on what we didn’t see in the movie, such as the Gecko brothers’ botched bank robbery, which we see flashes of here. All that being said, half the fun of the pilot comes from the execution. It’s an incredibly confident and tightly wound series opener. More

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    Trailer For ‘Machete Kills Again…In Space!’

    Anyone who watched Machete Kills at the theatre should have already seen a fake teaser for Machete Kills Again…In Space!. But for those of you who haven’t seen it, the trailer has now landed online for your viewing pleasure. The video stars Danny Trejo returning as the titular character, who faces off against Leonardo DiCaprio […] More

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