X-Men 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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  • My 9 year-old nephew Justice loved it, I liked it, and lots of “hardcore gamers” I know HATE it.  I say “to each their own.” In yet another case of “what are you looking for in a game?” Here’s an in-depth review worth reading: The video game X-Men: Destiny is based on the X-Men comic book series.  Mike Carey (writer from the X-Men: Legacy comic book series) wrote the story for the game.  It flows really well with the X-Men story arcs before the current Schism/Regenesis stories. When you start playing X-Men: Destiny you choose to be one of three all new characters (Aimi Yoshida, Grant Alexander, and Adrian Luca) and you get one of three new mutant powers (Energy […]

    X-Men: Destiny

    My 9 year-old nephew Justice loved it, I liked it, and lots of “hardcore gamers” I know HATE it.  I say “to each their own.” In yet another case of “what are you looking for in a game?” Here’s an in-depth review worth reading: The video game X-Men: Destiny is based on the X-Men comic book series.  Mike Carey (writer from the X-Men: Legacy comic book series) wrote the story for the game.  It flows really well with the X-Men story arcs before the current Schism/Regenesis stories. When you start playing X-Men: Destiny you choose to be one of three all new characters (Aimi Yoshida, Grant Alexander, and Adrian Luca) and you get one of three new mutant powers (Energy […]

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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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  • Forget about X-men Origins: Wolverine… A difficult task, I know, but this new movie shouldn’t have anything to do with the characters that were terribly jammed into the first Wolverine movie. The new movie, titled The Wolverine, will NOT be a sequel to the abominable “BarakaPool” story line, according to director Darren Aronofsky (Requiem for a Dream, The Wrestler, Black Swan).  With Aronofsky at the helm and writer Christopher McQuarrie (The Usual Suspects, The way of the Gun, Valkyrie, The Tourist) penning the screen play, I am intrigued. In the comic book world, Wolverine was created by writer Len Wein and artist John Romita. Here is one of John Romita’s concept sketches for the Wolverine: Wolverine was introduced to us […]

    The Wolverine

    Forget about X-men Origins: Wolverine… A difficult task, I know, but this new movie shouldn’t have anything to do with the characters that were terribly jammed into the first Wolverine movie. The new movie, titled The Wolverine, will NOT be a sequel to the abominable “BarakaPool” story line, according to director Darren Aronofsky (Requiem for a Dream, The Wrestler, Black Swan).  With Aronofsky at the helm and writer Christopher McQuarrie (The Usual Suspects, The way of the Gun, Valkyrie, The Tourist) penning the screen play, I am intrigued. In the comic book world, Wolverine was created by writer Len Wein and artist John Romita. Here is one of John Romita’s concept sketches for the Wolverine: Wolverine was introduced to us […]

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