In the summer of 2000 when the original X-Men film hit at the box office, it sparked an entirely new era for the creation of motion pictures derived from comic books. Of course, superheroes have persistently been some of the most popular movies ever created, with films like The Dark Knight and The Avengers grossing $ 1 billion internationally, but one thing that Hollywood has always wanted was a hook… Continue reading Comics on Film: What the New 'Zombies vs. Robots' Comic Reveals About the Upcoming Movie
Big Hero 6 is Disney’s first animated superhero adventure (The Incredibles was a Pixar movie and doesn’t count) and their big gun for the holiday season. It’s one colorful hunk of eye candy, but can our reviewer live on eye candy alone? He’s really starting to think his eyes should maybe cut down on the sugar…
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A new Christopher Nolan movie always seems to bring with it an unusual amount of discussion, whether critical discourse or the future of cinema or nitpicking over plausibility of the new film’s own plot intricacies. Interstellar (and, my God, it’s full of stars) is his latest effort to elevate the blockbuster, but is it just another water cooler movie or something deeper?
Like most of Kevin Smith’s body of work, ”
Comic Book Men” is more of an excuse for him to tell stories and highlight things he has a passion for than anything else. This strategy works for Smith mostly because he has the smug charm to pull off talking about himself and his store while seeming only slightly self-centered.
In the Season 4 premiere “Heir Apparent” stories abound, covering… Continue reading Kevin Smith's daughter learns to clerk over twerk on 'Comic Book Men'
As people everywhere get ready to say good-bye to the summer season, Comics on Film has reached that time in the year where we can look back on the major comics-based movie releases of the year and figure out which we liked best and which we didn’t like so much. From the blockbuster releases provided by the characters of Marvel Comics at multiple studios, to… Continue reading Comics on Film: Ranking 2014's Comic Book Movies