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Monday, June 3 2013

"It's Fun Being An Asshole!": An Interview with Fran Kranz on Joss Whedon

The actor behind the lovable stoner from The Cabin in the Woods and Dollhouse's conniving programmer dishes about working with Joss Whedon, horror movies, and fan attention.


Sunday, January 27 2013

The Best Films of 2012

From popcorn perfection to animation experimentation, foreign finesse and good old Hollywood hokum, 2012 delivered the shiny cinematic goods and then some. Here are our choices for the titles that took on the challenge, and won.


Sunday, June 10 2012

The Sky Is Falling: Images of Mass Destruction in 'The Avengers'

If you find yourself in a Hollywood film this summer and you’re not wearing a cape, watch out for falling debris.


Thursday, May 3 2012

"A Terrible Privilege…": Why It Needs to be "Joss Whedon's" Avengers

There's a reason Robert Downey Jr. refers so poignantly to his Iron Man armor as a "terrible privilege". But to understand that, you'll need the full backstory on not only the Avengers, but on Free Comic Book Day as well.


Monday, April 30 2012

Hot Stuff: The 2012 PopMatters Summer Movie Preview (May)

It begins with a bang, as one of the most highly anticipated comic book movies battles beleaguered vampires, underwater aliens, and the return of Agents J & K for May's monetary consideration.


Columns

Monday, April 23 2012

Comics to Film (and Film to Comics): The Two-Way Street Between Page and Screen

Movies like The Avengers are better thought of as character adaptations than adaptations of specific books. When seen that way, we recognize the characters as transmedia creations.


Monday, July 25 2011

Voluntary Amnesia in 'Dollhouse' and 'Pygmalion'

Long before Dollhouse's Echo submitted herself to five years of memory loss, Eliza Doolitle of Pygmalion experimented with some personal tabula rasa.


Thursday, January 20 2011

The Year in Review: The Best Comics of 2010, Part II

Regardless of format, what seems unlikely to change is the use of comics for serial storytelling. In the future, this may take place on the web, or in e-editions, it may not follow a monthly publishing schedule, but like television, comics is both historically associated with serials and well-suited to making and delivering these kinds of stories.


Monday, June 7 2010

Freeze Frame: How Best to Capture Film in a Comic Book?

For both writers and artists working on adaptations of movies and TV shows, the challenge is to find a working space wherein one's own sensibilities can be effectively meshed with the look and feel of the original text and into a book that works for readers.


Reviews

Thursday, October 23 2014

With Feeling: 'Joss Whedon: The Biography'

The only problem with the sincerely enjoyable Joss Whedon: The Biography is that we learn a heck of a lot more about his creative endeavors than we do about the geek god himself.


Wednesday, December 11 2013

Why Are So Many Still Fascinated with 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer'?

Cover to cover, Fan Phenomena: Buffy the Vampire Slayer is a solid collection, well rounded, well researched, and written in an accessible tone.


Monday, October 7 2013

A 400-Year-Old Party Continues in Joss Whedon's 'Much Ado About Nothing'

This taut revision of Shakespeare strikes a charming balance between true modernization and screwball throwback, aided by the startlingly deep bench of actors the director's assembled over his career. Enjoy with a drink or two.


Friday, June 7 2013

'Much Ado About Nothing': Joss Whedon's Backyard

As the title announces, these romantic games are more or less nothing. What becomes something, even as it is a lie, is the besmirching of Hero to the point that she appears to deserve, in this man's world, all manner of outcasting, even unto death.


Saturday, November 10 2012

'Firefly: Browncoats Unite': Crew and Cast Members Remember

Even as we're reassured that the set was a place for invention and its own sort of hopeful adventure, we're also reminded by writer and executive producer Tim Minear that the show's dire ratings situation affected the episodes during production.


Blogs

Monday, August 5 2013

Why 'Firefly' Should be a Videogame

In spite of the ongoing thirst for more Firefly content and ongoing rumours of a game adaptation, nothing has come to fruition, which makes the official announcement of a game exciting because the series fits so nicely into a video game template.


Monday, July 22 2013

Joss Whedon Tells Comic-Con About New Film 'Avengers: Age of Ultron'

On Sunday at Comic-Con, geek fave Joss Whedon shared details about his upcoming film, 'Avengers: Age of Ultron', set to release in the summer of 2015.


Monday, July 15 2013

An Evening of Joss Whedon with the Film Society of Lincoln Center (video)

As lovers of Joss Whedon over here at PopMatters, we were remiss by not sharing his conversation with Lincoln Center earlier.


Monday, June 3 2013

Joss Whedon to Alma Mater: "You Are All Going to Die"

The Buffy creator made some other points, too.


Monday, May 21 2012

Surprise: The Avengers Uses CGI!

When we do finally reach the CGI-infused Last Stand in the breathtaking third act, we are cheering for those heroes in ways that we never quite have before.


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News

Sunday, April 29 2012

‘The Avengers’ opens ‘super’ summer movie season

PHILADELPHIA — By sheer numbers, the caped crusaders, masked crimebusters and spandex-ed superheroes lining up at the movie box office for the summer season — which begins


Wednesday, August 20 2008

‘Buffy' creator Joss Whedon talks about 'Dollhouse,' his new TV thriller

CENTURY CITY, Calif. - .We enter the sleeping chamber. Sleek and circular, its individual beds recessed below floor level, it's meant to look spa-like, a


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