“300: Rise of an Empire” – The Phantom Menace in sandals

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Back in 2007, when Zack Snyder dazzled the entire world with his ground-breaking ultra-stylized adaptation of Frank Miller’s graphic novel “300”, I think it was already set in stone there would come a time a sequel of sorts would see the light of day. After all, film-making in Hollywood is a business and any successful original idea has to be milked until dryness before being ultimately discarded… for a while, and then rebooted with hopes that the audiences, like hamsters, would have already forgotten. But then, how does one recreate a lightning in a bottle? Continue reading

Trailer: “Sin City – A dame to kill for”

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Countless years in development… Never-ending casting rumours… Being continually pushed back, brushed over and swept aside… All of that is irrelevant now, as the long-awaited follow-up to the critically-acclaimed “Sin City” is finally scheduled for cinematic release. This is not something I’d normally say, but I am really excited to see what the directorial duo of Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller (who also penned the script) have in store for me. If anything, it would be interesting to see Robert Rodriguez depart from the pure grindhouse film-making for a little while.

At long last, “Sin City – A dame to kill for” is hitting the screens on the 22nd of August 2014 in the US and a week later in the UK.