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50 Best Comic Book Movie Adaptations


30. Lady Snowblood Part 1 and Part 2 While American comic books have struggled for legitimacy as adult entertainment for decades, their Japanese counterparts have long enjoyed acceptance as legitimate elements of mainstream culture. So while the American comic book movie only properly took off in the last fifteen years, ...

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50 Greatest Comic Book Movie Adaptations


When we asked our staff to vote on the best comic book movie adaptations, we were afraid the results would consist only of superhero films. While there are many superhero movies listed below, it is great to see a bulk of non-Hollywood films appearing on the list as well. We set ...

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Little to celebrate in Dark Horse’s ‘Father’s Day’


It’s de rigeur to knock Hollywood for being out of ideas, but then along comes Father’s Day. It is Dark Horse’s four-issue miniseries combining two well-worn tropes: The hitman with a heart and the child as apprentice killer, as originated in the Lone Wolf and Cub manga series and repeated in so many action films (Luc Besson’s Leon/The Professional, Hanna, Kick Ass et al).

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‘Kick-Ass’ lacks thematic consistency but packs in a lot of guilty fun


Unquestionably one of the principle elements that put fear into studio at the thought of financing Kick-Ass was the level of unfiltered violence featured throughout. Witnessing bullets ripping through flesh is nothing knew for anyone who has paid attention to recent action films, and experiencing the slicing and dicing of body limbs with a shiny sword should sound familiar to those who have seen the Kill Bill films, but it is the way the violence is handled at times in Kick-Ass that differentiates it from many other movies of the same ilk.

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‘The World’s End’ and ‘Kick Ass 2’ – Sound On Sight Podcast #364


Simon Howell takes a much needed week off, and Josh Spiegel joins me (Ricky D) and Edgar Chaput, to discuss Edgar Wright’s third instalment in his Cornetto trilogy, The World’s End. We also discuss everything that is wrong with Kick-Ass 2, and introduce our new segment titled Our Week In ...

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5 Reasons Kick-Ass Should Be a Videogame

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  Kick-Ass, based on Mark Millar’s hilarious-but-brutal comic book, turns the superhero genre on its head. Nobody in Kick-Ass is technically a ‘super’ hero because it’s set in our world. Therefore the ‘super’ heroes are nothing more than costumed vigilantes who withstand a bullet as well as a bowl of ...

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New Trailer for ‘Kick Ass 2’ – The Anticipation Is Killing Me

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A new Kick-Ass 2 trailer has been released, featuring an extended look at many new heroes and villains, including The Mother Fucker (Christopher Mintz-Plasse) and his posse. It is great to see that they are not only expanding the Kick Ass universe, but unlike some other recent comic book movies, ...

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‘Kick-Ass 2’ Image Gallery


[callout] Synopsis: Kick-Ass, Hit Girl and Red Mist return for the follow-up to 2010’s irreverent global hit: Kick-Ass 2. After Kick-Ass’ (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) insane bravery inspires a new wave of self-made masked crusaders, led by the badass Colonel Stars and Stripes (Jim Carrey), our hero joins them on patrol. When ...

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‘Anna Karenina’ a visually sumptuous drama whose parts are more satisfying than the whole

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Anna Karenina Directed by Joe Wright Written by Tom Stoppard United Kingdom and France, 2012 Joe Wright is, at heart, a flamboyant showman, cut from the same cloth as P.T. Barnum, someone whose florid sensibility is present even in the most down-to-earth literary adaptations, like Pride and Prejudice or Atonement. ...

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‘Hick’ is a strange, occasionally affecting mess

Hick Directed by Derick Martini Written by Andrea Portes USA, 2011 There ought to be a place for films in which young children are graphically exposed to the evils of the world. The problem is that if those films are mishandled in the least, the average audience member will feel ...

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Score At The Half – Hollywood: Zero, Audience: Even Less

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2

Hollywood needs a hit Actually, Hollywood needs a bunch of hits. Actually, Hollywood needs a bunch of big, fat, through-the-roof hits. And with the summer – and the year – half over, the time to come up with them is running out. The movie business finished 2010 with the second highest domestic ...

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Greatest Comic Book Adaptations

#5 – Scott Pilgrim vs. The World (2010) Directed by Edgar Wright The Comic: Creator Bryan Lee O’Malley was inspired to create the series and eponymous character of Scott Pilgrim after listening to Canadian band Plumtree’s 1998 single “Scott Pilgrim”, a song then-Plumtree singer Carla Gillis describes as “positive, but…also ...

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