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Film, "Man of Steel": Why So Serious, Latest Superman?

"Man of Steel": Why So Serious, Latest Superman?

In Zack Snyder's annihilative, 97-percent-humorless Superman movie, Henry Cavill plays the strapping orphan from another world, pursued to Earth by a eugenics-mad strongman played by Michael Shannon. This conflict is predicated on the good faith of a father played by…
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Film, "Immortals": Extravagantly Violent Epic is Glutted With Videogame Action, Imagery

"Immortals": Extravagantly Violent Epic is Glutted With Videogame Action, Imagery

The last thing you see in Immortals is a pair of eyes, popped wide open, filling the screen. That's exactly how director Tarsem Singh wants an audience to receive this, his latest glut of imagery. King Hyperion (Mickey Rourke) has…
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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, 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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Film, 209 Weeks Later

209 Weeks Later

Four years after President Bush declared "Mission accomplished," 28 Weeks Later reminds us that the mission, whatever the hell it was to begin with, is now officially, apocalyptically fucked. The story thus far: Seven months have gone by since the…
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Film, Man on Man Action

Man on Man Action

Long ago there reigned a clan of Speedo-wearing militaristic psychopaths called the Spartans. They lived beneath a copper-colored sky, on a copper-colored land, amid copper-colored fields, in copper-colored homes made from copper-colored stone. Legend has it they would outline their…
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