Articles tagged watchmen

Ellis’ Superb Mastery of the Art of Pop

In "Subland Empire", Warren Ellis takes the reins of Secret Avengers and shows the hidden depths and complex mastery required to make popculture artifacts works of lasting art.

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We Can Be Heroes: Talking ‘Supergods’ with Grant Morrison

Grant Morrison’s ability to make connections between seemingly humdrum events and grandiose ideas becomes infectious. Reading Supergods and immersing in his ideas gives one as much kick as a radioactive spider bite.

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Five Hot Chicks and the MPAA, Why Can’t This Be Europe? Zack Snyder’s ‘Sucker Punch’

PopMatters was in Beverly Hills for the Sucker Punch press junket, and sat down with among others, Director Zack Snyder, Producer Deborah Snyder, and stars Emily Browning, Abbie Cornish, Jena Malone, Vanessa Hudgens, and Jamie Chung.

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‘Life in Flight’ Flies Too Low

Here was an opportunity to delve deep into a study of the modern American family, and its subsequent breakdown upon entering the 21st century -- an opportunity missed.

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‘A God Somewhere ’ Is a Challenging and Thoughtful Take on the Superman Story

So what would you do if your best friend became virtually indestructible? More to the point, what would your friend do?

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21 Jul 2009 // 5:23 AM

The offbeat superhero movie “Watchmen” (Warner, 2009, $35.99) is among the less-than-stellar lineup of Blu-ray releases this week. Based on the 12-issue DC comic book series from

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The History of Comic Conventions

This edition of "Iconographies" looks at the rise in popularity of the comics convention, and the pop-cultural changes conventions have brought to comics.

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25 Mar 2009 // 9:00 AM

Adult-targeted animation among DVD releases this month

Things are busy on the animation front with three noteworthy efforts - all of them aimed squarely at adult audiences - making their DVD debuts

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16 Mar 2009 // 12:43 PM

‘Watchmen’ challenges ratings’ value

It’s the one point on which “Watchmen” audiences can agree: Director Zack Snyder’s slavishly faithful adaptation of the graphic novel is not best

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Movie execs finally discover that audiences want to be entertained

Why does Hollywood make so many comic-book movies like “The Dark Knight” and “Watchmen?” Why does Hollywood make so many silly comedies like “Madea Goes

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Watch-meant: The Meaning of $55 Million

So what is it? A hit? A flop? Something somewhere in the middle? At a mere $55 million in weekend box office, Warner Brothers (and those

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6 Mar 2009 // 3:36 AM

Watchmen

For Rorschach, there are clear lines between good and evil, and in this he is the most traditional of the superheroes in Watchmen.

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‘Watchmen’ role had Billy Crudup turning blue in the face (and everywhere else)

To an outside observer, there is no rhyme or reason for the way Billy Crudup selects acting roles. There are times when he seems to

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Rom-com actress kicks (and bares) some tail in her action-film debut

LOS ANGELES - Malin Akerman most often is in romantic comedies like “27 Dresses” and “The Heartbreak Kid.” That’s easy to understand. The blond, ultra

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‘Watchmen’ is a Work of Visionary Wonder

The end of the world. The extinction of mankind. It is humanity that has brought itself to the brink, and it will take superhumans to

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5 Mar 2009 // 1:25 AM

For ‘Watchmen’ fans, the long wait is over

Before the brooding, morally complex likes of “X-Men,” “Superman Returns” and “The Dark Knight” flickered across multiplex screens, there was “Watchmen,” a precursor of sorts

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My Chemical Romance condenses Bob Dylan’s legendary 11-minute opus into a tidy three minutes of chugging neo-pop/punk with their cover of “Desolation Row”.

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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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‘This Is Not the Culture I Signed Up For’: Alan Moore and Hollywood

Who will watch the Watchmen? Not their creator, Alan Moore. And while he seems to be alone in his condemnation with the latest adaptation of his work, Moore's steadfast position deserves some real attention.

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3 Mar 2009 // 12:43 PM

Who Will Watch ‘Watchmen’?

Right now, it’s the studio’s only concern. The film has been completed, the marketing has been revved up, the press has been invited

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