Everyone knows about the comic book origins of films like The Avengers and Man of Steel, but when it comes to movies like this weekend’s gritty, postapocalyptic adventure Snowpiercer, the book that inspired the film isn’t nearly as ubiquitous as the usual mainstream superhero fare.
Originally published in 1982, the French-language graphic novel Le Transperceneige by Jacques Lob and Jean-Marc Rochette took more than… Continue reading The Geek Beat: 'Snowpiercer' and Other Great Foreign Graphic Novels Movie Fans Should Be Reading
Like a lot of people, I was surprised when the news broke a few weeks ago that Edgar Wright and Marvel’s Ant-Man movie had parted ways. The Shaun of the Dead director had been attached to the film almost a decade at that point, prompting more than a few outlets to start referring to the project as Edgar Wright’s Ant-Man in recent years.
However… Continue reading The Geek Beat: Why You Shouldn't Be Upset About 'Ant-Man' Changing Directors
With X-Men: Days of Future Past arriving in theaters this weekend, Godzilla fading into the rearview mirror, and The Amazing Spider-Man 2 already an afterthought (but still in theaters), it’s already been a busy summer for the geeky side of Hollywood – and for movie audiences, too. And now it’s time to look ahead to the return of Charles Xavier’s team of mutant superheroes.
Is it just me, or has there been a lot of headlines coming from the geekier side of Hollywood lately?
Between all of the fanboy-friendly films hitting theaters and the kickoff of convention season with one of the year’s first big shows, WonderCon, there’s been no shortage of material in the news cycle for anyone interested in superhero and sci-fi fare. That’s why this… Continue reading The Geek Beat: Why a 'Farscape' Movie Matters and Spider-Man Should Swing Solo
A month ago, I waded through the box office reports and aggregate reviews of all the movies based on video games over the years to find out how they ranked as far as ticket sales and overall approval from audiences. It was an interesting experiment that offered up some surprises as far as the relationship (or lack thereof) between a film’s success at the… Continue reading The Geek Beat: The Most -- and Least -- Successful Marvel Movies, by the Numbers