Film Review: 300: Rise of an Empire

Film Review: 300: Rise of an Empire

300: Rise of an Empire opens in theaters everywhere today, March 7. Check your local listings for showtimes.

Sequels have become standard fare in the multiplex. With franchises gaining establishment before their first installment even experiences its release date, to see the inevitable sequel set-up in the film’s final moments is closer to expectation than surprise. As I reflected on 300, I recalled it as a film with a finite ending, but even my recollection was skewed. In fact, the homoerotic ab-fest did include a Spartan call to arms that assuredly would lead to some massive sword-and-sandal epic sequel. [Read more…]

Rourke to star in Mona Lisa

Variety is reporting that Mickey Rourke is officially set to star in the remake of Neil Jordan’s British Gangster film ‘Mona Lisa.’ Production is in negotations with Eva Green (Casino Royale) to star as a high-class escort whom Rourke’s character chauffeurs.

The original film starred Bob Hoskins and Cathy Tyson. The remake is being written and directed by Larry Clark (‘Kids’).