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Calendar, Night&Day Goth Meets Noir Meets End Times

Goth Meets Noir Meets End Times

It's straight out of a movie scene — where a great song comes on and all the actors know the same choreographed dance. At tonight's event, not only can you learn dance moves a little beforehand to make you look…
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Calendar, Night&Day Watchmen


Filming the most ambitious superhero comic book ever written, director Zack Snyder has managed to address the cult while pandering to the masses. The master of the vid-game aesthetic has successfully streamlined Alan Moore’s 12-part graphic novel and, even at…
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Film, Dr. Manhattan, Meet Dr. Hollywood

Dr. Manhattan, Meet Dr. Hollywood

The most eagerly anticipated (as well as the most beleaguered) movie of the year (if not the century), Watchmen is neither desecratory disaster nor total triumph. In filming David Hayter and Alex Tse's adaptation of the most ambitious superhero comic…
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Music, Let's Get Killed The Dirtbombs Surround Us with Sirens

The Dirtbombs Surround Us with Sirens

The end is nigh. With the war in Iraq, the tanking of the housing market, and R. Kelly's child-pornography case finally coming to trial, shit is fucked up. On the positive side, humanity's destruction makes rock 'n' roll more exciting.…
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Music, All Shook Down Watchmen Movie Pics Revealed

Watchmen Movie Pics Revealed

Our geek brethren over at Topless Robot has new pics from next year's Watchmen movie. Although they look cool, I'm still hesitant about the end product. The only thing that consoles me is Zack Snyder's prior background in directing…
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Home Entertainment, DVDish Shut Up, Already

Shut Up, Already

V for Vendetta (Warner Bros.) Illustrator David Lloyd calls this adaptation of the comic he made with writer Alan Moore "very good" -- so why did Moore beg to have his name removed? The intentions are noble, sure; name another…
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Film, See Also: Vexing

See Also: Vexing

The posters for V for Vendetta read "An uncompromising vision of the future from the creators of The Matrix trilogy." Uncompromising? It simply isn't possible to translate Alan Moore's multilayered comic-book masterpiece into a two-hour movie without making cuts that…
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Film, Super, Ordinary

Super, Ordinary

Since its initial publication in 1986, myriad filmmakers have attempted in vain to film Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons' comic book Watchmen, in which costumed superheroes have been outlawed and are being summarily exiled and executed by an unknown baddie.…
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Culture, Stuff The Bleeding Edge

The Bleeding Edge

It was supposed to be make-believe, a disturbing but ultimately uplifting work of science-fiction from a celebrated author of grim futurama and glorious fantasy. The subject matter of Orbiter, a hardback graphic novel about a spaceship that disappears for years…
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Culture, Books

Blood Song: A Silent Ballad

By Eric Drooker Harcourt (2002), $20 On very rare occasions, the power of the unspoken word can be quite startling. Such is the case with Blood Song: A Silent Ballad, a literally graphic novel by New Yorker cover artist Eric…
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Culture, Stuff Dark Victory

Dark Victory

It is December 5, the day AOL Time Warner-owned DC Comics has been anxiously awaiting for almost 15 years--the day writer-illustrator Frank Miller once more dons cape and cowl to resurrect the Dark Knight, his fiercely rendered vision of an…
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