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death wish

A desire, either conscious or, most often, unconscious, to die or to ruin oneself. The term dates from the late 1800s and originally was a translation from the German psychological term, Todeswunsch. By the 1930s it was being used figuratively, as in a 1947 article in the Partisan Review: “Even in America the death-wish of the business community appears to go beyond the normal limits of political incompetence and geographical security.”
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Winner - whose 30 films included the controversial Death Wish series - died of liver disease aged 77 in 2013.
The movie -- something like the western-inspired black comedy "Death Wish" filtered through "Pulp Fiction" glibness -- takes a jab at European arrogance when white Colorado residents regard Native Americans as invaders on their own turf.
But while the original Death Wish spawned four sequels, this cliched, unimaginative remake is likely to be a one-anddone attempt at a series resurrection.
Arriving in the middle of a debate on gun-control, Death Wish makes feeble attempts to debate the righteousness of Paul's actions but on screen, it's a one-sided argument in favour of repeatedly pulling a trigger.
DEATH WISH (15) HH HHH SINCE writer-director Eli Roth made his debut with the lowbudget horror, Cabin Fever, in 2002, the film-maker embraced his reputation as one of modern cinema's maestros of gore.
It's nice (or not nice, according to taste) to have two disturbing, disreputable B-movies opening in the same week -- but Mom and Dad is authentically unhinged and over-the-top whereas Death Wish , remaking the Charles Bronson cult classic from 1974, is just dull and distasteful.
Willis, whose performances have always contained a deep and layered understanding of his characters and the times they live in, is seen as Paul Kersey in Death Wish. He saw Kersey as a man who lay down and followed his own preordained path.
Death Wish advertisements designed to lure patrons to movie theaters across the U.S.
Marvel and Disney's (DIS) "Black Panther," which has already earned over $428M domestically, is looking hold off new releases "Red Sparrow" and "Death Wish" to take the top spot for the third weekend in a row.
How's this for irony: Death Wish Coffee recalled their cold brew cans Wednesday over concerns they contained potentially deadly toxins.
Summary: New Delhi [India], August 21 (ANI): The remake of Eli Roth's 1974 film 'Death Wish' is already buzz of the town, but not for right reasons.
An internet debate has broken out over the trailer of movie remake 'Death Wish', with some netizens saying that Bruce Willis' shooting down of criminals is racist and ill-timed.
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About 6% of those aged 65 years and older expressed a death wish or suicidal behavior, in a large population-based study.