Monday, June 3 2013
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
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
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
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
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.
Monday, April 23 2012
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
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
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
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.
Thursday, October 23 2014
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
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
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
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
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.
Monday, August 5 2013
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
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
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
The Buffy creator made some other points, too.
Monday, May 21 2012
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.
Sunday, April 29 2012
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
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