The Killer

What is Movie News After Dark DRINKING? It’s the end result of a long work day, a half dozen mini doughnuts, a glass of cheap Canadian whisky, Robert Fure, and a keyboard. Suck on it, suckers! This week’s movie news after Drinking is brought to you by Revel Stoke spiced whisky (We should not get paid for this because I’m not drinking this again. Or no we should still get paid, but I’m not drinking this again). But basically the deal is I get kind of drunk and then try to type up a whole bunch of movie news before my arms stop working. If you’re wondering why I’m typing all this nonsense, it’s because we need a certain amount of buffer before we move into the news to put a proper text break in here. But totally keep reading because Will Smith NO JOKE SLAPS A RUSSIAN IN THE FACE IN THE FIRST STORY. (OH LOOK AT ME I’M FRILMCRIT HULK BECAUSE THIS IS ALL CAPITALS)

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As Neil pointed out in his blurb about this news in his Movie News After Dark (which is still rated AE – for Almost Everyone), there’s something incredibly hopeful about the prospect of seeing doves fly in slow motion in 3D. Think of it. A feeling of peace just washed over you, didn’t it? While it’s true that restarting his career in earnest would mean John Woo was remaking Tie Han Rou Ging, he’s focusing on a movie that people might actually want to see redone in English – The Killer. Woo had already established himself firmly in the Hong Kong scene by the 1989 release of his one-last-job assassin with a heart of gold movie. Starring Chow Yun Fat, the movie is a brutal masterpiece that rightfully garnered international acclaim for Woo. Now, the director will act as producer for a remake. Of course, this has been announced before. A remake was attempted way back in the early 1990s (written by Walter Hill of all people) that was initially supposed to be for Richard Gere and Denzel Washington. It was also announced in 2007 that John H. Lee would be directing with Woo producing. That news from four years ago seems to be repeating here. The story about an assassin trying to cure a woman he accidentally blinded is the same, but the location will be in Los Angeles. Plus, it’ll be in eye-popping 3D. Yes, there will probably be a guy whose eye gets popped out. And it […]

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As the only literate Reject, it’s my duty to find the latest, the greatest and the untouched classics that would make great source material for film adaptations. I read so you don’t have to. This week, Print to Projector presents the story of a young man enamored by a beautiful city who discovers that amidst its perfection lies a man who lures victims to a violent death by drowning.

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Rob Hunter loves movies. He also loves solving crimes while flying high on mescaline. These two joys come together in the form of cash money payments that he receives every week and immediately uses to buy more DVDs. This week… Sherlock Holmes, I Sell The Dead, Negative Happy Chainsaw Edge, and some sexy, naked rodents.

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