Right after I learned that Robert Rodriguez would be producing a Red Sonja movie starring his live-in starlet Rose McGowan, I heard that the two had split up, and immediately panicked. What would become of the film? Would there be a new actress? Or a new producer? Or a new, dead film in the gutters of Hollywood? Well, apparently, nothing has changed; furthermore, my prediction that this movie would be worth it just for the chain-mail-bikini promotional artwork has totally come true.
Forget Sam Jackson's cameos in Iron Man and The Incredible Hulk as [SPOILER ALERT FOR PEOPLE WHO LIVE IN CAVES] Nick Fury, Director of S.H.I.E.L.D. -- let's start talking about his Christmas-present turn as a villain in Frank Miller's The Spirit. Miller, co-director of Sin City and author of the Sin City and 300 comics, is back behind the camera, this time adapting the work of one of his comic book forebears, Will Eisner's The Spirit, and Jackson will be playing the Spirit's rarely-seen, striped-glove-wearing foe, the Octopus. Because as everyone knows, Sam Jackson can wear the heck out of a pair of gloves.