Articles tagged henry cavill, the tudors, superman, christian bale, edward pattinson, johnny depp, jonathan rhys meyers, television, film, daniel craig, batman, james bond, edward, twilight, franchise

Glenn Tilbrook and the Fluffers: Pandemonium Ensues

Pandemonium Ensues is Glenn Tilbrook's third solo album since fronting Squeeze, and though it suffers from some spotty moments, it provides plenty of the magical melodic gifts for which Tilbrook is known, along with several pleasing sonic surprises.

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Summer of Same: July 2009

In a rare attempt at novelty, July jets along with only Harry Potter and the Ice Age crew sampling continuing series spoils. The rest provide unknown pleasures.

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Bat-Manga: The Secret History of Batman in Japan

Kuwata's Batman stories are Japan's stories of the 1960s.

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Summer of Same: June 2009

This month's "original" fare offers a take on a Sid and Marty Krofft classic, more battling seizure robots, and the retaking of '70s subway thriller. Everything old is new again.

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It’s the Pictures That Got Small by Christine Becker

People in the movie business may have looked down upon television as a lesser medium, but they were not too good to engage in television production themselves.

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Summer of Same: May 2009

May's titles include the fourth films in two aging franchises, more Pixar perfection, and the reboot of a TV series from 40 years ago. And they say there are no new ideas.

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The Tudors: Season Three Premiere

The Tudors reminds us that, like Islam and Judaism today, Christianity has had, and undoubtedly continues to have, its own fundamentalists, ideologues, and terrorists.

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For years I’ve been aware of the “Superman” animated shorts made by the Max Fleischer Studio in the early 1940s. But apart from a

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Part 5: Toy Story 2 to Titus (November - December 1999)

On this final day of PopMatters' 1999 overview, awards season hype gives way to pure acting prowess and definitive directorial flair.

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Part 4: All About My Mother to Sleepy Hollow (October - November 1999)

Outsiders and oddballs make up Part Four's formidable filmmakers, an idiosyncratic collection of dreamers and visionaries.

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UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. - Irish actor Jonathan Rhys Meyers thinks he still has worlds to conquer, though he’s won five awards and been nominated

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22 Mar 2009 // 9:00 PM


While Meyers’ books tend toward formulaic characterizations, Hardwicke takes the material and successfully transforms it into a subtle, layered atmospheric film.

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18 Mar 2009 // 6:38 AM

‘Twilight’ descends at midnight Friday night

After months of hype and screaming fangirls and barrels of newspaper ink dumped on Robert Pattinson and “Twilight,” there was bound to be some backlash.

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Psycho Smackdown: ‘Watchmen’‘s Rorschach vs. ‘The Dark Knight’‘s Joker

This time next year, if there is any justice left in this baffling business called show, Jackie Earle Haley will be reaping the same kind

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23 Feb 2009 // 8:00 PM

Batman: Last Rites

In an industry where the average story is told in about six installments, it is refreshing to see one of the great masters return to a world he knows so well and deliver a two-issue, character-driven narrative that makes the reader wish all comic books were this engrossing and wonderful.

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23 Feb 2009 // 1:50 AM

HOLLYWOOD - Heath Ledger’s sister Kate knew all along. She told us backstage that her brother had been sending her photos from the set

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19 Feb 2009 // 4:23 AM

Academy’s snubbing of ‘The Dark Knight’ is a crime

It conjured up a complex and detailed alternate universe. It featured one of the most convincing portraits of wanton evil ever seen in an American

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13 Feb 2009 // 5:00 AM

Any comic book collector worth his protective Mylar bags knows it’s tough out there for a super hero. Especially for a guy like Superman,

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12 Feb 2009 // 3:21 AM

The wolves are at the multiplex door

“Even a man who is pure in heart And says his prayers by night May become a wolf when the wolfbane blooms And the autumn

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‘Defiance’ Can’t Help But Feel Derivative

The Holocaust remains, for all intents and purposes, the ultimate expression of evil in our lifetime. Outside the obvious elements of genocide and the organized

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