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Sin City: A Dame to Kill For

Some nine years after its predecessor broke ground for a comic book movie, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For returns to tell tantalizing tales intended for grown-ups. With Marvel and DC firmly committed to blockbuster movie adaptations aimed at younger audiences, that leaves the field wide open for more adventurous, daring filmmakers to push the… Continue reading These Are the Best Comic Book Adaptations for Grown-ups

Tommy Wirkola’s “Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters” may be the freshest take on the Brothers Grimm fairy tale, but it’s nowhere near the first adaptation of the story on film, nor is it the only one out this year. In fact, there are at least four other versions with a release date of 2013, including the obvious

  • ‘The Talented Mr. Ripley’ (Tom Ripley series) by Patricia Highsmith

    This charming con man and murderer has led five separate films, adapted from only three of his five novels (‘The Talented Mr. Ripley’ and ‘Ripley’s Game’ have been done twice), with prominent actors Matt Damon, Alain Delon, Dennis Hopper, Barry Pepper and John Malkovich in the role at different points since 1960. Although these films work okay on their own