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Who Needs Origins? 8 Comic Book Films That Just Dove Right In

Scott Mendelson | Posted 09.16.2012 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

There exists at least a handful of comic book adaptations that either completely eschew or compartmentalize the origin material. Be they successful as art or not, they represent the idea that it is possible to start (or restart) a comic book series without retelling the same origin.

HuffPost Review: John Legend & The Roots' Wake Up!, Plus Conversations With Seal and Matt White

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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Batman In The Movies - The narrative arc of Bruce Wayne in the first film series...

Scott Mendelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

This is an essay I wrote last June on Mendelson's Memos, in advance of The Dark Knight's theatrical release. Since it specifically concerns the origi...

The Lords of The Fly

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

The production contained some pre-requisites for the medium -- a tragic storyline that centered around love, sex and three principles, making it a theoretical candidate for an operatic treatment.

Batman Forever (1995): I'm OK, Batman's OK

Erik Lundegaard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Erik Lundegaard

You look at the cast of Batman Forever and wonder "What went wrong?" Tommy Lee Jones as Two Face? Nicole Kidman as the love interest? Sexy! Instead Jones goes way over-the-top and Kidman reads like she's in a 1-900 ad.