DVD Review: A WALK AMONG THE TOMBSTONES

A WALK AMONG THE TOMBSTONES Universal Studios Home Entertainment I’ve seen movies base on Lawrence Block books before, and while Eight Million Ways To Die was an OK movie, the only thing they got right was Matthew Scudder and his drinking problem. Don’t even get me started on Whoopie Goldberg as Bernie Rhodnebar in Burglar. I was however optimistic about Tombstones, Mr. Block seemed happy with what they were doing and Liam Neeson in the right role can be great. Well we finally watched the movie as it just came out on DVD and I was very happy. They paid close attention to not only the book, but also the characters of Scudder and TJ. It was...

Film Review: A WALK AMONG THE TOMBSTONES Oct03

Film Review: A WALK AMONG THE TOMBSTONES

Directed by Scott Frank Written by Lawrence Block (Novel), Scott Frank (Screenplay) Starring: Liem Neeson, Dan Stevenss A Walk Among The Tombstones, an adaption of Lawrence Block’s seventh Matthew Scudder book, is a film that works on several levels. It is a skilled adaptation of an author who is deserving of one of his books being turned into a good movie. It uses a classic cinematic skill to provide a true sense of dread and darkness. It is also a smart film that assumes its audience is the same. The film starts with a well executed gunfight that defined Scudder.The plot begins much like the book. Scudder, an unlicensed P.I. and recovered...

A WALK AMONG THE TOMBSTONES: 1st trailer is here May29

A WALK AMONG THE TOMBSTONES: 1st trailer is here

Universal has released the trailer for Scott Frank’s (THE LOOKOUT) A WALK AMONG THE TOMBSTONES. Based on Lawrence Block’s bestselling series of mystery novels, “A Walk Among the Tombstones” stars Liam Neeson as Matt Scudder, an ex-NYPD cop who now works as an unlicensed private investigator operating just outside the law. When Scudder reluctantly agrees to help a heroin trafficker (Dan Stevens) hunt down the men who kidnapped and then brutally murdered his wife, the PI learns that this is not the first time these men have committed this sort of twisted crime…nor will it be the last. Blurring the lines between...

Holy Spit! Filming starts for Walk Among the Tombstones. Mar14

Holy Spit! Filming starts for Walk Among the Tombs...

I wanna see photos! Cross Creek Pictures, along with Exclusive Media, has announced the start of filming for A WALK AMONG THE TOMBSTONES. For those that are not familiar with it, AWATT is based on Lawrence Block’s novel by the same name. The novel came out in 1992 and has been kicked around, in Hollywood, almost since then. A veritable who’s who of older actors have been mentioned in conjunction with it. Most famously Harrison Ford backed out because, according to director Scott Frank, he felt his fans would not enjoy the darkness of it. An ex-NYPD cop and recovering alcoholic haunted by regrets, Matt Scudder (Liam Neeson) has a...

A WALK AMONG THE TOMBSTONES to begin shooting?? Feb13

A WALK AMONG THE TOMBSTONES to begin shooting??

This seems to happen once a year: There is movement on the proposed film version of Lawrence Block’s A WALK AMONG THE TOMBSTONES. Variety is reporting that Downton Abbey’s Dan Stevens will appear in AWATT. He will appeal alongside Liam Neeson (whose participtation was reported last May). But the addition of Stevens is not what is noteworthy, check this line out: He (Stevens) is currently shooting the DreamWorks pic “The Fifth Estate” with Benedict Cumberbatch before starting production on “A Walk Among the Tombstones” next month. Next month? As in March?? With all due respect, I will believe it when I see...