Tagged graphic novel adaptation

Movie Review: Alita: Battle Angel (2019)

After nearly three weeks since my press screening, I have been secretly dreading composing a review for James Cameron’s latest production, Alita: Battle Angel. Even more so than dreading it, I was truly unsure of how to approach it, since the experience has almost completely been wiped from my memory (for the better, incidentally). But…

Movie Review: Death Note (2017)

One of the most attractive and thrilling aspects of Tsugumi Ohba’s manga and Tetsuro Araki’s anime adaptation of Death Note, is that the persistent and ever-twisting mind games played against a stylish and neo-noir backdrop always seem to build on the one preceding it until it reaches unfathomable heights. Though there have been live-action adaptations…

Movie Review: Batman: The Killing Joke (2016)

I already know I’m going to receive flack for this, so I’m just going to state it plainly: I have not read Alan Moore’s graphic novel “Batman: The Killing Joke.” I have also not seen any of Warner Bros. Pictures’ animated DC library, including any episodes of “Batman: The Animated Series.” I went into Batman:…

Movie Trailer #2: Sin City: A Dame To Kill For (2014)

The treachery in Sin City is peaking in this second trailer for Sin City: A Dame To Kill For and it is Senator Roark (Powers Booth) who is prominently displayed pulling the strings on all the interconnected storylines. Fan favorites including Nancy (Jessica Alba), Marv (Mickey Rourke), McCarthy (Josh Brolin), Gail (Rosario Dawson) and newcomer…

Movie Review: Snowpiercer (2013)

“A blockbuster production with a devilishly unpredictable plot” one of the film’s characters says in a different context, but these words might as well be used when describing Snowpiercer. Based on the French graphic novel Le Transperceneige, Joon-ho Bong’s latest film marks the South Korean director’s English-language debut. The story is set in a future…

Movie Review: 300: Rise of an Empire (2014)

For eight years, fans of “300” have been wondering how the film would be followed up — could the heroic sacrifice of King Leonidas and his brave 300 Spartans be outdone? With his sophomore effort, Noam Murro (“Smart People”) says, “yeah, kinda,” with his fairly praisable sequel 300: Rise of an Empire. Keeping with the…

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