Comic Book films
Yesterday, Ben Affleck returned to Late Night to talk to Jimmy Fallon about appearing about Batman in Zack Snyder’s new film. Don’t worry you guys, it seemed he got all our letters. “I’m a big boy,” Mr. Affleck told Fallon about dealing with the online critics, which is something we’re really looking forward to him saying in his big boy latex suit as the Dark Knight(tm?).
The teaser trailer for Man of Steel, the Superman reboot directed by Zack Snyder of 300 fame and Watchmen and Sucker Punch infamy, has dropped, and it shows a Clark Kent (played by Henry Cavill) wandering in the wilderness, having seemingly abdicated his claim to superhero-dom. (Sort of the same wanderjahr Bruce Wayne undertook in Read More
The phrase “you never get a second chance to make a first impression” isn’t just ad copy for Head and Shoulders anymore … apparently it’s the mantra of comic book adaptations, too! Watching X-Men Origins: Wolverine over the weekend, we couldn’t help but notice that the most exciting, creative and downright awesome part of the Read More
Hypocrisy alert! A couple of weeks back, The Daily Beast did a story about how Hollywood studios are slashing star salaries left and right—for reference, they brought up Iron Man 2, for which Scarlett Johansson is earning a “measly” $250,000 to squeeze into latex tights as The Black Widow. It certainly makes sense: Read More
We have to wonder if Warner Brothers is having a bit of buyers remorse on Sucker Punch, the next film from “visionary director” Zack Snyder. Even before Watchmen was released, it seemed like a dicey proposition for the studio to get behind: an R-rated, $100 million, 1950s-set action film that Mr. Snyder has described as Read More
Like the rest of you, we’ll be watching The Watchmen next weekend, though, truth be told, the whole experience is starting to feel a bit like homework.
The early reviews have been split down the middle, with the fanboys drooling (spoiler alert: Harry Knowles loved it!) and the real critics meeting the film Read More
That sound you hear rumbling in the background isn’t your CPU tower about to explode from overuse (seriously, you should think about turning your office computer off when you go home), it’s the geek stampede about to unleash itself over Watchmen. We’re nearly two weeks away from Zack Snyder’s “visionary” take on the groundbreaking Alan Moore Read More
The year is only five days old and we’ve already found the statement that will be our bête noir for 2009: from the visionary director of. To be fair, this unhappy turn of events started last year with the trailer for Zack Snyder’s adaptation of Watchmen, which proclaimed with soul-crushing gravitas that the Read More