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MOVIE REVIEW: The Losers (2010)

Movies and comics share several conventions, but the paramount element of both is visual. Like comics, the appeal of movies is, first and foremost, in the images they present to their audience. This is not to say that any of the other pieces - character, story, ideas - are unimportant, but that what a moviegoer sees is what provides the thrill and joy. No matter how many other similarities they share, however, movies are not comics. The language is different, and in adapting a comic to screen one has to understand the difference for an effective translation. Richard Donner understood this when he directed Superman; Christopher Nolan knew the difference when he directed Batman Begins and The Dark Knight. The Losers, by contrast, suffers the fate of actually being too faithful to the comic, embracing not only its best elements but also its worst. [...]

April 23, 2010 // 1 Comment

What Price Super-Heroics?

Last week John asked my opinion on the recent highly-publicized Superman/Batman comic book auctions. Comic fans are a chatty lot, and there has already been quite a bit of [...]

March 1, 2010 // 5 Comments

SF Tidbits for 8/19/09

Interviews & Profiles: Suvudu has a video interviews with Aaron Allston, Christie Golden, and Troy Denning, authors of the Star Wars: Fate of the Jedi series. The Nebula [...]

August 19, 2009 // 2 Comments

SF Tidbits for 8/14/09

Interviews & Profiles: io9 talks with Hugo-Winner Ellen Datlow (editor of the upcoming Lovecraft Unbound) on the art of editing short fiction. Omnivoracious talks with [...]

August 14, 2009 // 4 Comments

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