It’s that time of year when writers list the year’s best things. This year, some people are listing the decade’s best. And, oh, my temples ache because if there’s someone who manages to read every comic every year for a decade, let alone every comic setting fans a-twitter, […]
This month Teleport City shakes down Nikkatsu Studios from Cruel Gun Story to Detective Bureau 2-3: Go To Hell Bastards! (aka, “The Best Named Film Ever”).
It’s a heist worthy of Johnnie To and Simon Yam: “On Monday night, robbers stole 228 bottles of vintage Chateau Lafite Rothschild, France’s prized Bordeaux – a haul valued at 6.8 million Hong Kong dollars ($877,000), Hong Kong police confirmed.” (via SuperPunch)
People in the 1950s knew what was important, getting their children reading noir young: “‘Mom was right!’ Sweat Weasel thought. ‘I am the world’s worst blackmailer ever!’”
Zhang Yimou is remaking the Coen Bros. Blood Simple, or as it will be known from now on, The Stunning Case of the Three Gunshots. (It’s going to star Sun Honglei from Mongol).
Mladen Sekulovich, aka Karl Malden, has died at 96. He was in many, many entertainments, including Meteor, the legendary 1970s cop show The Streets of San Francisco, some very respectable films and many, many Westerns like How The West Was Won, Nevada Smith and One-Eyed Jacks. Obituaries here, […]