Opening Weekend for “Parker”

January 28, 2013 in Books, Screens by pewestlake

Opening weekend has come and gone and the results are in. “Parker” came in 5th overall at the box office with a $7 million take over three days in more than 2,000 theaters nationwide. One of my pet peeves with
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“Parker” Slips into Theaters Friday

January 24, 2013 in Books, Screens by pewestlake

Propelled by what is probably the most aggressive and persuasive marketing campaign for any of the movies based on the Richard Stark novels, Parker, from the book, Flashfire, starts its theatrical run tomorrow. And I really can’t say enough about
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Parker: The Movie

October 18, 2012 in Screens by pewestlake

The first of what is slated to be several movies based on the Parker series (originally published under the pseudonym Richard Stark) is due to be released in January, 2013. The first trailer (below) is already out and beginning to
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While We Were Out

July 24, 2012 in Books, Friends, Screens by pewestlake

Been a long time getting this site back to normal. Lots of updates while it was in safe mode. There will definitely be separate blog posts coming in the near future but, for now, here’s an annotated list of the
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The Stepfather Artifacts

November 25, 2011 in Screens by pewestlake

A few tidbits from the creation of the screenplay and shooting script for The Stepfather. I’ll put together a more comprehensive movie page in the near future. For now, here’s a few scans from Don’s files.        
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Toronto Double Feature

November 18, 2011 in Screens by Tod Westlake

If you happen to live in Toronto, you can catch the two previous film¬†adaptations of Richard Stark’s The Hunter at the A.V. Club next Thursday: REMAKE/REMODEL:¬†This week also sees the launch of an intriguing new program at the TUC. The
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Palm Beach Peccadillos

November 15, 2011 in Screens by pewestlake

It’s no secret by now that Taylor Hackford has directed the forthcoming Parker, based on Richard Stark’s Flashfire, with Jason Statham in the starring role. Among Parker fans, pretty much everything is already known about the casting, making and eventual
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