In 1989, DC Comics released Batman on the fiftieth anniversary of the characters creation. The movie starred Michael Keaton as the Caped Crusader with Jack Nicholson as his enemy, The Joker. After a series of less-than-quality sequels, DC rebooted the series in 2005 with a blockbuster smash. In its wake, they followed this up with sequels of Batman, rebooted (and will soon reboot again) Superman (2006), and finally the Green Lantern (2011). They also made Constantine (2005), but it was so bad, I don't like to count it. In the meantime, DC's arch-enemy, Marvel Comics, has dominated the silver screen with movies of X-Men, Spider-Man, the Fantastic Four, Iron Man, the Hulk, Thor, Daredevil, Elektra, Wolverine, and the Punisher. What's going on DC? You're owned by Time Warner and Disney! Get on the ball and give us some quality superhero movies to choose from your list. What superheroes movies would you like to see come out from DC? Here are five DC Comics really needs to keep up with Marvel when it comes to movies. Here are 5 DC Superhero Movies that need to be made. Batman's great - but try these! Read more...
OK, I don't even know if they have a plan to remake Rocky, the success story about a local boxer from Philly who got to fight the heavyweight champion of the world, but if they did, I have five actors to play the part! Who could take the place of the Italian Stallion, Sylvester Stallone in a modern rendition of this film classic? I am sure whomever they chose would probably speak a little clearer ("Yo! Adreee-anne!"), but is anyone in Hollywood capable of filling those gloves? Here are five that I think would be good in the part: Read more...
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Halle Berry is one hot actress. She's appeared in dozens of great films (and some not-so-great ones), but since she comes from my home state of Ohio, I thought I'd give her a Five Best list of her own. Born in Cleveland, Ohio, this woman has been one of the leading actresses in Hollywood over the past decade. Here are five of my favorite films, Halle Berry has starred in: Read more...
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When I first saw that Disney bought Marvel Entertainment, I knew that I had to write something about it. I decided it would be fun to come up with some possible scenarios on how Disney could intertwine its own characters with those of Marvel. Well, this is what I came up with. Read more...
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I spent the last week at the 2009 Origins Game Fair (June 24-28, 2009) in Columbus, Ohio, where I got the opportunity to interview game designers, organizers, and fans about the games and movies they love to play and watch. One of the topics we polled at Origins was the top Comic Book Movies of All Time. Origins goers had their favorites on this, picking over 38 comic book movies overall. See which of your fan favorites made the list.
When I first heard they were going to be doing Iron Man the big screen, I was worried. Iron Man, while mainstream with the comic-fan geekdom, isn't exactly a household name. However, they did a better than a great job with the movie. I liked the way they were able to get the Iron Man version one armor into the movie and Robert Downey Jr. played a fantastic Tony Stark. Is it me, or does everyone else believe he just played himself with more money and brains?
Batman Begins (2005): I loved the 1989 Batman series and I thought 'how can they do better than Keaton/Nicholson?' but this movie proves that Christian Bale IS Batman. It's dark, it's brooding, it's gothic...it is what Batman should be. Christopher Nolan captured the modern Dark Knight and exceeded my expectations. Having him fight the Scarecrow and Ra's Al Ghul didn't lose any points, either.
The Watchmen (2009): I might catch some flack from this choice, but I don't care. This is one of the greatest comics in the 30+ years that I've been reading the genre and I was happy to see it come to the big screen. It was eerie to see the pages come alive under Zack Snyder's direction and I was happy he didn't lose the story by condensing a 12 comic series into a movie. For me, the opening credits were a credit to his directing capability.
The 300 (2006): Another Zack Snyder film, this movie is not a a superhero film, but something loosely based off the battle of Thermopylae. Fantastically portrayed, this is a great film that I'll watch over and over again.
Sin City (2005): Dirty, gritty and dark. Forget the 'Wrestler', Mickey Roarke portrays a great role in this movie as Marv. Bruce Willis has a great part, too. It reminds me of a Quentin Tarantino film in the way I left the film feeling the need to take a shower. I wouldn't suggest taking your kids to see this one, but it is really good.
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Yup. There's no X-Men, Spiderman, Wolverine, or Superman to be found on the list. I didn't put the Dark Knight on here, either. I think these films were much better than any of those...what do you think?