Movie reviews: ‘Sin City: A Dame to Kill For,’ ‘If I Stay’

August 22, 2014 2:24 AM

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Movie reviews: ‘Sin City: A Dame to Kill For,’ ‘If I Stay’

Eva Green is stunning in a killer role as the “Dame,” Ava Lord, in Frank Miller’s “Sin City: A Dame to Kill For,” the long-overdue follow-up to Miller’s big-screen adaptation of his graphic novel series “Sin City” in 2005. Like the original, this part prequel-part sequel mash-up of Miller’s seedy film noir-on-steroids tale is a visual spectacle to behold; it’s just a shame the tale runs out of gas before we can get out of town.

The first “Sin City” boasted a stellar cast – including Mickey Rourke, Bruce Willis, Jessica Alba and Rosario Dawson – and it’s a wonder why it took nine years for “A Dame to Kill For” given the original grossed nearly $159 million worldwide against a $40 million budget. It certainly didn’t have tro...

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