Articles tagged zack snyder

A Man of Steel That Sinks Like Lead

Turning Superman into the übermensch, standing above humanity, espousing a new moral dictum in which 'might makes right', is a contradiction of the film's own logic, and a gross violation of the principles he has traditionally fought to protect.

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‘Sucker Punch’: Sound and Fury Signifying Nothing—a Furious Sounding Nothing

Though visually striking and stylistically ambitious, this bombastic, juvenile genre mashup is a mostly discordant, occasionally incoherent, but always compulsively watchable, mess. Just check your brain at the door...

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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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16 Mar 2009 // 1:43 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 // 4:36 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 // 2:25 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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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 // 1:43 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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2 Mar 2009 // 1:00 PM

Squid Quibbles

It is bound to be the biggest issue debated come Friday. It will be far more contentious than how big the box office will be,

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Jackie Earle Haley’s comeback is complete with role in ‘Watchmen’

“Watchmen” may be the most eagerly awaited movie of 2009 - the film of the Alan Moore/Dave Gibbons graphic novel has been the object of

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2 Mar 2009 // 4:22 AM

‘300’ director Zack Snyder is ‘Watchmen’ hero

The clock is ticking on “Watchmen” - finally opening in theaters Friday after more than 20 years of “To Be Continued ...” A comic-book miniseries so ambitious,

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12 Feb 2009 // 3:02 AM

Who Are the Watchmen?

It’s been said before but it bears repeating - when making a movie, casting is everything. You can have the best script, the most

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11 Feb 2009 // 2:32 AM

Zack Attack

How did he do it? How did Zack Snyder go from motion picture no one (well, he did direct a Michael Jordan documentary short and

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12 Aug 2007 // 10:59 PM

Three Hundred

300's penchant for drama and exaggeration is proof that a far-reaching vision and hyperbole can come together to tell a much better story than one based purely on historical facts.

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Postmortem: Did 'True Detective' Do Justice to Latino California?

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"In its shift to the different psychosphere of California, the show’s second season perpetuated Latino stereotypes instead of giving us a deeper and truer examination of the Golden State

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