Posts tagged "comic book"

Movie Review: Doctor Strange

Movie Review: Doctor Strange
DOCTOR STRANGE Genre: Comic Book Action Rating: PG-13 Running Time: 115 mins. Premise: After a near-fatal car crash, brash, cocky surgeon (is there any other kind?) Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) heads to Kathmandu to heal and learn the ways of the mystic arts under the tutelage of The Ancient One (a whitewashed Tilda Swinton). His... Read more »

Movie Review: Guardians of the Galaxy

Movie Review: Guardians of the Galaxy
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY Genre: Comic Book Action Rating: PG-13 Running Time: 122 mins. Premise: When the galaxy is threatened by the evil Ronan the Accuser, five criminals (including an outlaw who calls himself Star-Lord, a green-skinned mercenary, musclebound revenge-seeker, talking raccoon, and humanoid tree) must put aside their differences to team up and work together... Read more »

'The Wolverine' Review: Well, It's Better Than the Last One

'The Wolverine' Review: Well, It's Better Than the Last One
THE WOLVERINE Genre: Comic Book Action Rating: PG-13 Running Time: 126 mins. Premise: Logan a/k/a The Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) is charged with protecting the daughter of someone he saved years ago in WWII, and has to fend off villainous threats from the likes of the Yakuza and a deathly tongued mutant called Viper. Behind-the-Scenes: Before he jumped on... Read more »
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TV Review - The Cape ("Pilot/Tarot")

THE CAPE Airs: Mondays at 9/8c on NBC Genre: Superhero drama The Set-Up: After being framed for a crime he didn’t commit, Palm City police officer Vince Faraday (David Lyons) fakes his own death, and re-emerges from hiding as a masked avenger known simply as “The Cape.”  As Vince’s family grapples with his absence, Vince... Read more »

The Losers (***)

The Losers.  98 mins.  PG-13.  Directed by Sylvain White.  Written by Peter Berg and James Vanderbilt.  Starring Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Zoe Saldana, Idris Elba, Columbus Short, Chris Evans, and Jason Patric. Another weekend, another comic book adaption – this one’s based on a relatively obscure comic that bears more than a passing resemblance to The... Read more »

Kick-Ass (****)

Kick-Ass.  117 mins.  R.  Directed by Matthew Vaughn.  Written by Jane Goldman & Matthew Vaughn.  Starring Aaron Johnson, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Chloe Grace Moretz, Mark Strong, and Nicolas Cage. As the comic book/graphic novel film genre has grown in popularity over the years, audiences have been treated to almost every kind of iteration: from big-budget tentpoles (Spider-Man,... Read more »
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