Rourke To Be The Ice Man

24 09 2009

Richard Kuklinski - Mikey Rourke

One of my favorite posts that has been written in this site’s albeit short running time was when Phil Carlo, author of the book The Ice Man: Confessions of a Mafia Contract Killer, shut down contract negotiations to turn his book into a movie because producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura wanted Channing Tatum to star (see full article here) As those talks were breaking down, Carlo floated the idea of resurrected Mickey Rourke taking the role of Richard Kuklinski and now, according to Page Six, Rourke loved the idea and is on board.

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Author Shuts Down Movie Over Channing Tatum

7 08 2009

(Does this look like a gangster to you?)

Phil Carlo, author of best-selling mafia book The Ice Man: Confessions of a Mafia Contract Killer about the infamous hit-man Richard Kuklinski, pulled out of a deal to turn the hit into a movie when he found out producers were trying to get Channing Tatum to star. Read the rest of this entry »

Weekend Preview: Don’t See Joe

7 08 2009

I’ll start off this article by putting it bluntly: don’t see G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra. It simply isn’t worth your time and money. That said, here is your weekend preview:

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GI Joe Tracking 41% – Yeah, That Seems About Right

7 08 2009


The biggest “new releases” story that has come out this week is the choice by Paramount to screen G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra only a select number of critics, purposely avoiding those in New York and Los Angeles. For awhile, this strategy worked and the film was able to pick up some positive buzz, keeping its Rotten Tomatoes score in the low 90s.

Then everyone got to see it.

As I am writing this post, the film is at 41% over at Rotten Tomatoes and only one of the five top critics are contributing good word of mouth. Here are some examples of what the critics are saying: Read the rest of this entry »

Wow, I Totally Underestimated Just How Bad GI-Joe Would Be…

29 07 2009


When I learned that G.I. Joe would be starring Channing Tatum (whose only competition in the “Best Impersonation of a Tree” catagory at the Oscars is Hayden Christensen), and Marlon Waynes (who was responsible for this) and be directed by Stephen Sommers (whose best movie, according to IMDb, is a theme park ride), I knew it was going to be an incredible cinematic abortion. What I didn’t see coming, is this:

Just for the hell of it, I want to analyze this clip:

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