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Comic Book Movies

Songbirds and Superwomen

Graham Milne | Posted 07.01.2014 | Books
Graham Milne

Emmie Mears has been searching for superwomen her entire life.

Week in Film: X-Men, Love Punch, Words and Pictures

Marshall Fine | Posted 07.22.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

If you're keeping score at home, of the three Marvel comic-book movies so far this summer (a term I use advisedly for a season that technically doesn't start for another month), X-Men: Days of Future Past outranks Amazing Spider-Man 2 and is about on a par with Captain America: The Winter Soldier.

Week in Film: Amazing Spider-Man 2 and More

Marshall Fine | Posted 06.30.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Yes, yes, I know -- spidermanspidermanspidermanspiderman. I'll get to it. But my favorite movies of the week, as usual, are the small ones. Let's start with Amma Asante's Belle, a Jane Austen-ish film based on a true story.

Black Widow vs. The Boy's Club: Give Marvel's Leading Lady Her Own Movie!

Michael Varrati | Posted 06.18.2014 | Entertainment
Michael Varrati

Despite the continued solo adventures of the Avengers, the team's sole female member, Scarlett Johansson's Black Widow, continues to not be represented in her own adventure.

The Worst Generation(s)

Marshall Fine | Posted 04.26.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Even as Boomers wallowed in the glories that were the films of the 1970s, we took all the wrong lessons from them.

Weighing in on Wonder Woman

Graham Milne | Posted 02.18.2014 | Entertainment
Graham Milne

Too often in the past, we've seen them screw it up...by refusing to invest female action heroes with humanizing nuance, by writing them as archetypes instead of as people. Broad caricatures who have to lose what makes them women in order to compete on the same playing field as men.

Upcoming Superhero/Comic Strip/Toy/Etc. Reboots

Spencer Green | Posted 08.06.2013 | Comedy
Spencer Green

Baz Luhrmann's Rex Morgan, M.D. -- The great Aussie director takes the good doctor on a fantastic journey as he is shrunk and injected into Liza Minnelli.

Deliver Us From Stupid Hollywood Films

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.27.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

At this point in movie history, the Hollywood studios are to movies what McDonald's is to cuisine: a factory producing products that are nearly identical in their lack of depth, quality or concern for the viewing audience's intellect.

Should You Steal Comics?

Austin Wilson | Posted 08.22.2012 | Books
Austin Wilson

If you're a regular comic book reader, or even just someone who pays attention to the industry, you've probably heard something about the ongoing piracy debate.

Spider-Man vs. Batman: Who Would Win In A Fight?

By Khalil Beckwith Khalil is a junior at King College Prep. He’s a student reporter for The Mash, a weekly teen publication distributed to Chica...

Digital Comics Are a Neat Upgrade, Not a Replacement

Dave Scheidt | Posted 02.27.2012 | Chicago
Dave Scheidt

I like holding a comic in my hands, I like the smell. I like having a huge box of them to browse through. I like having a huge bookshelf of comics that people can browse and open and inspect. I like to lend people books.

How Did Comic Book Art Reach Six Figures?

nytimes.com | Posted 10.18.2011 | Arts

THE place of comic books at the cultural supper table has never been more secure. Summertime films have come to mean superhero movies. Comics-related ...

Cinefantastique Spotlight: Priest

Dan Persons | Posted 07.17.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

The producers of Priest are hoping you're jazzed to see a ravaged world in which the war between humanity and blind, sluglike creatures called vampires has reached a stalemate.

Enough of comic-book movies

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

There are a lot of elements of modern cinema on which I'd like to see a moratorium declared. Let's start with remakes - particularly remakes of reall...