May 22, 2013
Comic Book Movies You Can Watch Online
Comic book movies are all the rage these days, and every year we see more of them hitting theaters than before. Whether you're into quirky indie comics (Ghost World, American Splendor), superhero action titles (The Dark Knight, The Avengers), graphic novels (300, Persepolis), or even manga (Oldboy), there's probably a big screen adaptation on this list for you. Click through to find out what's available to watch online right now.
May 24, 2011
Marvel Movie Madness! Part 7: Blade
Matt: In 1998, Blade hacked and slashed his way onto the big screen in one of the bloodiest comic book adaptations we'd ever see (at least until Blade II). Wesley Snipes, mostly at the top of his stardom, played the vicious vampire killer, and the movie was directed by a relative newcomer named Stephen Norrington. I remember liking this movie, but I was surprised at how bleak it was when I rewatched it. There's a washed out feeling to the cinematography that's somewhat alienating, and I think it really helps set the tone here. As I watched it though, I felt like there was a conflict between the laconic intensity of the Blade character and Wesley Snipes' natural exuberance. Blade is very dour character here (more than he is in the comics), but sometimes Snipes just can't help mugging, or making a wisecrack.
July 7, 2009
Stephen Dorff Talks Blade Prequels
Ready for more "Blade"? Stephen Dorff has announced that he and director Stephen Norrington are hard at work on what's intended to be the first installment in a prequel trilogy.
August 13, 2008
What The Hell Happened To Wesley Snipes?
In the first part of a new Rotten Tomatoes feature, we examine the career ups and downs of our favorite fallen celebrities -- as charted by the Tomatometer, of course, and with only the best of intentions in mind.
June 17, 2007
"Luke Cage" Movie Not Hindered by Race
Director John Singleton lamented that he couldn't get "Luke Cage" going because the studios just don't get a black superhero. Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige suggested the problem was much simpler, and less controversial than that.
April 27, 2007
David Goyer to Direct "Magneto"
He's had his hand in a whole bunch of superhero flicks, and you can now add another one on to the filmography of writer/director David S. Goyer. He'll be directing and (re-)writing the "Magneto" flick for Fox.
April 9, 2007
Goyer to Tackle a "Green Arrow" Movie?
Lots of us were pretty disappointed when we heard that writer/director David Goyer was leaving the "Flash" project, but now he seems to have snagged an even juicier assignment: A DC Comics-inspired piece that will feature Green Arrow, a "Super Max" prison, and a whole bunch of comic book villains!
March 1, 2007
"Saw" Maker to Tackle "Scanners" Remake
Darren Lynn Bousman, director of "Saw 2," "Saw 3," and the upcoming "Saw 4," will soon be helming a remake of David Cronenberg's "Scanners" for Dimension Films. They also signed a pretty good screenwriter for the gig...
February 5, 2007
Goyer Out, Levy In as "Flash" Director
Joss Whedon wasn't the only popular filmmaker to "step away" from a big superhero project over the weekend. Seems that writer/director David S. Goyer and Warner Bros. have parted ways on their adaptation of DC's "Flash" character. Stepping in to helm the flick will be Shawn Levy.
July 13, 2006
Snipes Deals With More Undead
Probably more than a little weary of doing military action flicks down in Romania, former star Wesley Snipes has signed on to star in "Gallowwalker," which is probably the only flick you'll ever see that has two consecutive Ws in its title. The story deals with guns and undead creatures.
July 5, 2006
"Blade" Writer to Focus on the "Thor" Movie
Comic book genius David S. Goyer (he wrote the "Blade" trilogy and "Batman Begins") will be dusting off his computer and getting busy on Marvel's big-screen rendition of "Thor" -- in addition to the work he's already done on "Captain America" and "The Flash."
May 12, 2006
"Blade: The Series" Draws (Much) Nearer
OK, so we're reporting on a TV show -- but it's a TV show based on a series of movies AND a very popular comic book character, so close enough. Remember that "Blade" series we talked about last year? Well, it's ready to hit the airwaves next month and IGN TV has a bunch of clips you might want to check out.
October 21, 2005
Trailer Bulletin: Underworld: Evolution
Didn't know there was an "Underworld" sequel on the way? Well, now you do, and the trailer's right here. Rejoining with all the vampires, werewolves, and Scott Speedmans is the seriously sexy Kate Beckinsale, who stars as a warrior vampiress who, let's face it, could probably kick Blade's butt.
September 7, 2005
Marvel Entertainment Announces Its "Big Ten" Lineup
Variety reports that Marvel Enterprises will now be known as Marvel Entertainment, and that they have ten potential movies lined up to produce, and for Paramount to distribute. Curious to see which characters Marvel didn't lease to the other studios? Well, of course "Captain America" is one of 'em!
June 27, 2005
David Goyer Will Helm an "Invisible" Adaptation
Writer/director David S. Goyer will helm "The Invisible" for Spyglass Entertainment and Touchstone Pictures, says The Hollywood Reporter. Mick Davis' screenplay (which is based on the novel by Mats Wahl) was already made into a Swedish-language movie a few years back, but Spyglass Entertainment snagged the U.S. rights in 2002.
December 17, 2004
Goyer Flashes for WB
Variety delivers what feels like a daily dose of comic book news when they inform us of David Goyer's next project. Fresh off of all three "Blade" movies and next year's "Batman Begins," Mr. Goyer will write, produce and direct (but not star in) "The Flash" for Warner Bros.