Piers Marchant on A Dame to Kill For: “nihilistic and downright silly”

August 22, 2014

Sin City: A Dame to Kill For Grade: 74 Cast: Mickey Rourke, Jessica Alba, Josh Brolin, Eva Green, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Dennis Haysbert Director: Frank Miller, Robert Rodriguez Rating: R, for strong brutal stylized violence throughout, sexual content, nudity, and brief …

Bluff City Pawn : A novelistic critique of the new economy

August 21, 2014

Bluff City Pawn (Bloomsbury, $26), the first novel by Stephen Schottenfield, professor of English at the University of Rochester in New York, is about a pawnbroker, a 30-something guy named Huddy Marr who runs the titular store in a slipping-down …

Serena Bramble’s video essay on Lauren Bacall

August 20, 2014

RIPLaurenBacall from Press Play Video Blog on Vimeo.

To Elvis, with apologies

August 17, 2014

Karen Martin’s Home Movies column for August 15, 2014

August 16, 2014

        By Karen Martin for theArkansas Democrat-Gazette and blood, dirt & angels   Locke,   directed by Steven Knight   (R, 85 minutes)     Ivan Locke isn’t a superhero. We’ve all known people like him — highly competent, honest …

Dan Lybarger interviews The Expendables 3‘s Victor Ortiz

August 16, 2014

This is the long version of the interview we had on our podcast.

Richard Linklater takes long view with Boyhood

August 16, 2014

By Piers Marchant for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and blood, dirt & angels    As you might imagine from his films — a stellar filmography that includes such indie classics as  Dazed and Confused,   Waking Life , and the much-heralded  Before  series …

The Screen Play Podcast for August 15, 2015

August 15, 2014

Here’s our pilot … with Tim Jackson, Piers Marchant, Levi Agee, Dan Lybarger and Karen Martin. Subjects include Robin Williams, Boyhood, Guardians of the Galaxy and an interview with boxer Victor Ortiz who plays a weapons specialist in The Expendables …

The new album is almost ready ….

August 13, 2014

I changed the title.

You can own Joe Strummer’s T-Bird

August 13, 2014

My dad had one just like this. For a while. Maybe only a few weeks. Press release follows: (Los Angeles, August 13, 2014) Once again, the Beverly Hills Car Club is selling a piece of rock n’ roll history. Joe …