Proof positive that Hollywood had no idea how to turn a TV show into a movie during the ’90s
A fond look back at some of the many pop culture highlights from the 2012 that was.
For almost 80 years, Kirkus Reviews has served as the industry bible for bookstore buyers, librarians, and ordinary readers alike. Now Popdose joins the Kirkus Book Bloggers Network to explore the best — and sometimes the worst — in pop-culture and celebrity books. This week, a well-loved TV show gets the tribute treatment, ten years after it left the airwaves … One of the biggest filmmaking challenges of this summer’s megahit The Avengers was its sprawling ensemble cast. With super-spies and demigods sharing screen time with a rampaging green behemoth, a living legend of World War II — and, well, Robert Downey Jr. — the challenge of keeping everything in balance — of giving each character a chance to shine, while integrating them all into a done-in-one narrative that nevertheless leaves the door open for a sequel — was massive. Some in Hollywood were skeptical when this daunting task went to writer-director Joss Whedon. While he came with a proven track record in series television — and with a built-in fan base, thanks in large …
“The Avengers” is blockbuster/popcorn filmmaking at its best
Just in time for its arrival on DVD and Blu-ray, Mick Martin takes a look at “The Avengers.”
Welcome to the first Confessions of 2012! I really meant to have this up two weeks ago, but life sometimes gets in the way of my writing “career” and this was one of those times. Anyway, as always, this is where I opine on various recently released publications of the sequential graphic nature, some of which may be sitting on the rack at a comics shop, or awaiting the click of a button on some online merchant’s web page, near you. If you’re lucky. Or not, as the case may be. PROPHET #21 Script: Brandon Graham; Art: Simon Roy Image, $2.99 Don’t really know about this this title’s previous history (it was an early 90’s Rob Liefeld Image/Extreme- which says it all- title, as I understand it), don’t really care. This is a reimagining (and relaunch, continuing the original run’s numbering, which is kinda rare these days) by the monstrously talented Brandon (King City) Graham, script only this time, with Simon Roy (who I was previously unfamiliar with) on art . Graham concocts a scenario in …
Still time to stuff stockings with an assortment of new tomes on movies, theatre, and TV, bookended by a poster collection that drips blood and a rundown of renowned Broadway hits–and flops.