Posted on Friday, September 14th, 2012 by Angie Han
Even by cult film standards, Troy Duffy‘s The Boondock Saints is a divisive one. Defenders love the off-kilter McManus boys and their dedication to vigilante ultraviolence; detractors (myself included) find it to be Tarantino lite without any of the master filmmaker’s originality, intelligence, or soul. You need only look at the film’s 17% critics’ approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes and 93% user approval rating to see that all moviegoers are decidedly not on the same page here.
With the dismal box office performance of the 2009 sequel, The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day, it started to look like public opinion had turned against the McManuses. But apparently, some fans remain convinced there’s still more territory to explore with the brothers. And not surprisingly, the director and stars are among them. According to The Walking Dead actor Norman Reedus, who played Murphy, a Boondock Saints movie is being cooked up at this very moment. More after the jump.
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Posted on Wednesday, July 6th, 2011 by Angie Han
Way back before Damon Lindelof became the world-famous creator of Lost, he was just an ordinary Hollywood screenwriter looking for a career boost. At one point, in an attempt to impress Carlton Cuse (who would, of course, eventually serve as showrunner with Lindelof on Lost) Lindelof reportedly penned a one-act play titled Ollie Klublershturf vs. The Nazis. Director Skot Bright turned that play into a short film in 2010, pulling together a cast that includes a pre-Thor Chris Hemsworth among several other recognizable faces. Watch the full short after the jump.
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Posted on Tuesday, June 14th, 2011 by Angie Han
Despite an initially awful reception both critically (19% on Rotten Tomatoes) and commercially ($30,471 domestic total gross), Troy Duffy‘s The Boondock Saints has become a huge cult hit over the past several years — enough to spawn a sequel in 2009, a comic book in 2010, and a documentary about Duffy in 2003. Now the Irish vigilantes may be getting a television series as well. Read on after the jump.
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UPDATE: You might not have looked closely at the logos at the end of the trailer, but Anne Thompson reports that the new company Apparition has picked up the film for distribution. That’s how you’ll see it (or not) on October 30. Please, spend a few moments considering that the same company is releasing this, Black Dynamite and new movies from Jane Campion and Terrence Malick. Makes my brain hurt. Original article follows.
You might have seen Dave Chen’s video from the Boondock Saints II: All Saint’s Day panel at Comic Con, where the reaction of the fans to the trailer reveal was as loud and insane as Twilight fans seeing new footage from their chosen series. Given the hatred levied at Twilight and that fanbase at Comic Con, the irony there is delicious. Now the Boondock Saints II trailer is online and you can see the phenomenon for yourself. Or is it a phenomenon at all? Read More »
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Sony Pictures has announced the details of The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day panel at 2009 San Diego Comic Con International. The trailer for the much anticipated sequel to the 1999 cult classic film The Boondock Saints will premiere during the panel on Saturday, July 25th at 3:30pm. Talent in attendance for the panel includes:
- Troy Duffy (writer/director)
- Billy Connolly (Noah ‘Il Duce’ McManus)
- Norman Reedus (Murphy McManus)
- Sean Patrick Flannery (Connor McManus)
- Julie Benz (Eunice Bloom)
- Clifton Collins, Jr. (Romeo)
- David Della Rocco (Rocco)