Spider-man Archive

  • Hollywood surely loves their comic book movies, particularly during the summer. It’s not hard to understand why. This year, “The Avengers,” which is essentially an amalgamation of comic book movies past, became the third highest grossing movie of all time, and reached that status in just five weeks. “The Avengers” had one other thing going for it: It’s actually pretty good. This is frankly pretty rare for cinematic adaptations of comic books, but there are exceptions. Here are ten of the best film adaptations of comic books. American Splendor Not ALL comic book movies are blockbusters. This wildly original 2003 film, based on the comics of Harvey Pekar, blends fiction and documentary footage to provide an incisive look at the […]

    Best Comic Book Adaptations

    Hollywood surely loves their comic book movies, particularly during the summer. It’s not hard to understand why. This year, “The Avengers,” which is essentially an amalgamation of comic book movies past, became the third highest grossing movie of all time, and reached that status in just five weeks. “The Avengers” had one other thing going for it: It’s actually pretty good. This is frankly pretty rare for cinematic adaptations of comic books, but there are exceptions. Here are ten of the best film adaptations of comic books. American Splendor Not ALL comic book movies are blockbusters. This wildly original 2003 film, based on the comics of Harvey Pekar, blends fiction and documentary footage to provide an incisive look at the […]

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  • By now you’ve probably all heard that the monthly membership cost is going up.  The price increase affects new members immediately, while existing customers will be seeing a price increase by September of 2011.  I know, I know, it IS a huge bummer to lose out on a few extra bucks a month, it adds up!  Should we be grandfathered in?  I think so.  Netflix disagrees with me.  I’m the kinda of guy that sees a glass with water in it, and I’ll try be thankful that I have water, as opposed to focusing on how empty the glass is, but it’s tough to swallow another hit to the pocket book… Hopefully this helps… New to Netflix Instant Streaming:   […]

    Netflix

    By now you’ve probably all heard that the monthly membership cost is going up.  The price increase affects new members immediately, while existing customers will be seeing a price increase by September of 2011.  I know, I know, it IS a huge bummer to lose out on a few extra bucks a month, it adds up!  Should we be grandfathered in?  I think so.  Netflix disagrees with me.  I’m the kinda of guy that sees a glass with water in it, and I’ll try be thankful that I have water, as opposed to focusing on how empty the glass is, but it’s tough to swallow another hit to the pocket book… Hopefully this helps… New to Netflix Instant Streaming:   […]

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  • ORIGINALLY POSTED 29 NOVEMBER 2010 My Spidey sense is tingling because Spiderman has come to Broadway! SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark is Directed by Julie Taymor with new music and lyrics by Bono and The Edge. Stan Lee and Steve Ditko’s classic Spider-Man comic created in 1962 portrayed our first teenage nerd hero who gets bitten by a radioactive spider and gains super powers. Spider-Man first appeared in Amazing Fantasy #15 (august 1962). Spiderman’s creators carefully crafted Peter Parker as the true hero and Spiderman as Peter’s disguise. Peter Parker was conceived as an orphan, raised by his Aunt May and Uncle Ben. Growing up as a teenager and having to deal with the normal struggles of day to day […]

    Spiderman on Broadway

    ORIGINALLY POSTED 29 NOVEMBER 2010 My Spidey sense is tingling because Spiderman has come to Broadway! SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark is Directed by Julie Taymor with new music and lyrics by Bono and The Edge. Stan Lee and Steve Ditko’s classic Spider-Man comic created in 1962 portrayed our first teenage nerd hero who gets bitten by a radioactive spider and gains super powers. Spider-Man first appeared in Amazing Fantasy #15 (august 1962). Spiderman’s creators carefully crafted Peter Parker as the true hero and Spiderman as Peter’s disguise. Peter Parker was conceived as an orphan, raised by his Aunt May and Uncle Ben. Growing up as a teenager and having to deal with the normal struggles of day to day […]

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