HOLLYWOOD – The creator of Frank Miller’s Sin City: A Dame to Kill For has taken the extraordinary step of asking people to illegally download his film.
Frank Miller, creator of the graphic novels Sin City and 300, yesterday called for torrent sites and private individuals to try and pirate his new film Frank Miller’s Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, directed by Robert Rodriguez:
The fact is no one is seeing the film and I think if there was a good quality cam out there then perhaps word would spread and some people would also go to the cinema to see the film.
But surely you’re not encouraging people to infringe copyright?
Yes and no. Obviously illegal downloads are a terrible thing and they are killing the film industry. But on the other hand they do at least give an idea of how your film is and set off word of mouth. Normally I’d never condone such a thing, but the film is called Frank Miller’s Sin City. It ain’t called Frank Miller’s Virtue City. If you get me. I mean we’ve been sending screeners out like nobody’s business so that the download will be good quality. HD screeners as a matter of fact. But it’s almost as if no one can be bothered with the Josh Brolin, Mickey Rourke, Powers Booth, Eva Green, Rosario Dawson and Jessica Alba and featuring Bruce Willis hit.
Sin City: A Dame to Kill For is available legally everywhere.
HOLLYWOOD – The two men who yesterday went to see Sin City: A Dame to Kill For have been identified as Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez.
Staff at the Drafthouse cinema in San Antonio, Texas said they were astonished when two men who arrived separately bought tickets. One witness described the scene:
I was working the popcorn concession when I saw this dude in a cowboy hat and all dressed in black. He looked like someone’s uncle at a Cosplay party who’d come as Jack Parlance. He mumbled when he asked for the ticket and the girl had to ask him twice and then he shouted: ‘Sin City 2!!! SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR! Is that so f*cking hard?’ Then he apologized and wept.
What happened next?
Then this other Voldemort like dude came in. He was dressed in black as well. I got this feeling he’d been waiting outside because he was sort of counting you know one Mississippi, two Mississippi… He asked how business was and the girl said it was okay, except for that lame ass Sin City: a Dame to Kill For and he exploded. ‘It’s called Frank Miller’s Sin City: A Dame to Kill For. If you don’t get the title right, how can you expect people to know what film they’re going to see?’ Then he bought a ticket and some popcorn and went in.
The spotting was bizarre for many reasons, but especially because the two men had already seen the film for free at the premier.
Frank Miller’s Sin City 3: Whatever is due out in 2016.
Some are long, some are short and some are in-between.
Lots of films were released last year and lots of films will be released this year.
Some will be good, some will be bad and some will be in-between.
Everyone who has seen it hates it and by all accounts Malick has finally disappeared up his own ass and can’t find the light switch. Every film critic will put it on their 2013 must see list rather than Iron Man 3 because they lay in bed at night clutching their teddy bears and having wet dreams about writing a column in Variety.
When I say The Double I really mean Thor 2: The Dark World but I’m frightened to come out to my parents in case they say they don’t love me any more.
3. Sin City 2: A Dame to Kill for.
Not content with making a trunk load of crappy movies over the past decade, Robert Rodriguez has decided the sequel to his greatest work will be in 3D. I don’t even care if it’s good I’m still going to throw used nappies at the screen in protest. During Machete I threw babies.
4. Star Trek into Darkness
I don’t like J.J. Abrams face. He looks like a pale Henry Kissinger and it unnerves me. Still you can’t beat a bit of Star Trek and hopefully this time Luke Skywalker manages to sleep with his sister and defeat the villainous Ming the Merciless.
5. The Incredible Burt Wonderstone
Films about magicians are always good and Jim Carey’s in it. I like Jim but he’s spent the last 5 years suckling on Jenny McCarthy’s breasts and pissing around with Penguins. Thankfully they split and Jim’s back on the lithium.
I had a drink with Mel the other day and he expressed regret that he never took up George Miller’s offer and reprised the role of Max. He was drunk though in fact I think that was the night he drove his car into the Wailing Wall with a boot full of dynamite.
I always look forward to an M. Night Shyamalan movie and of course when I say look forward I actually mean I’d rather flour and crumb my genitals and dunk them in a deep fat fryer than sit through another one of his cinematic crimes. This one has Will Smith in it. You know that wacky Fresh Prince guy who used to have a personality until Tom Cruise ate his soul during a Scientology induction ceremony.
8. The Hobbit 2: Back in the Hobbit
Peter Jackson said he will double the frames per second to 96 allowing the audience to see through time and space and into a parallel universe where Steven Spielberg is black, people go to work on roller coasters and coffee tastes like tea.
I always get Henry Cavill confused with Jim Caviezel. I know they don’t look the same but my mind is unable to comprehend that they exist as two separate entities. At least I assume they do as I’ve never seen them together and come to think of it. I haven’t seen Caviezel since he did that Jesus film so maybe there is truth in the rumour that Mel Gibson actually crucified him and he came back as Henry Cavill.
10. Some Art House film nobody has heard of.
Choosing something obscure in your top ten list will impress your peers and give everyone the impression that you’re classy and refined. On the other hand you can just cheat and say you’re looking forward to Denis Dugàn’s Les grandes personnes deux.