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The New York Indian Film Festival (Nyiff) announced the full lineup last night for their 14th year of celebrating independent, art house, alternate, and Diaspora films from/about/connected to the Indian subcontinent (May 5 – 10) at the SoHo Tiffin Junction. Dedicated to bringing these films to a New York audience, the festival will feature 34 screenings (23 narrative, 11 documentary) –all seen for the first time in New York City.
The festival highlights various cinemas of India’s different regions – Marathi, Bengali and two films from the Northeast. In addition the festival covers cinemas from the neighboring South Asian countries – four films by Pakistani filmmakers, two from Sri Lanka – a feature and a documentary, and one from Nepal.
The festival’s Marathi films include Postcard and multiple-award winning films Astu and Fandry. Directed by Nagraj Manjule, Fandry received rave reviews in India, winning the grand jury prize at the Mumbai Film Festival in October »
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Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has released the first clip from Son of Batman, debuting on Blu-ray and DVD May 6. This scene features Batman (voiced by Jason O'Mara) doing battle with Killer Croc (voiced by Fred Tatasciore) after he is caught raiding a bio-tech firm. In addition, the studio has announced that this animated feature will have its world premiere at WonderCon in Anaheim, California on Friday, April 18 at 6 Pm, followed by a panel discussion with voice cast members Jason O'Mara and Sean Maher (Nightwing). Take a look at this scene, along with the Blu-ray and DVD artwork, five new photos, and the full press release with all the official details.
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When it comes to graphic novels, there is no writer quite as revered as Alan Moore. His creations – such as Watchmen, V for Vendetta, The Killing Joke and From Hell – have helped to revolutionize the industry, bringing it the artistic recognition that it had previously been denied. So much of the great output that we see in comics and graphic novels today owes a debt to his efforts, and the boundaries that he was willing to push on his way to greatness.
With success such as these, it was only a matter of time before Hollywood tried to adapt some of Moore’s works for the big screen. Unfortunately, though, while the quality of his writing has been consistently brilliant, the adaptations of Moore’s work have been something of a mixed bag. We’ve seen a good Watchmen film, a flawed though interesting V for Vendetta, and adaptations »
- Matthew Chard
Nemo: The Roses of Berlin
Written by Alan Moore
Drawn by Kevin O’Neill
Lettered by Todd Klein
Colored by Ben Dimagmaliw
Published by Knockabout/Top Shelf
Alan Moore and Kevin O’Neill have no time for a preamble or set up in Nemo: The Roses Of Berlin, the latest offshoot of their League of Extraordinary Gentlemen series. Within the first couple of pages, they dive right into the story of Janni Dakkar, the daughter of Nemo, and her husband Broad Arrow Jack invading 1940s Berlin to rescue their daughter. When their son-in-law’s airship is shot down over Germany with their daughter inside, Janni and Jack storm Berlin, finding a city that they didn’t expect. It’s not a Nazi driven Berlin (even though Nazis are there.) It’s the Berlin straight out of Metropolis and the imagination of Fritz Lang. Swiftly realizing that it’s all a »
- Scott Cederlund
It’s really hard to make a great movie and really easy to disparage a bad one, and that’s in large part why it’s so rare to hear people inside Hollywood publicly calling out or even mocking their colleagues for ill-received projects. However, in a recent interview to promote his Liam Neeson thriller Non-Stop, prolific producer Joel Silver didn’t hold back about a project he once spent years fruitlessly developing: Zack Snyder’s adaptation of the iconic graphic novel Watchmen.
When he spoke with Coming Soon, Silver had nothing but criticism for Snyder’s film, which divided critics when it saw wide release in 2009 (though, for our money, we enjoyed Watchmen so much that we ranked it as one of the five greatest comic-book/superhero movies of all time). Most notably, he opined that his ultimately scuttled version, which had Terry Gilliam attached to direct, would have been a far superior adaptation, »
- Isaac Feldberg
The Unpopular Opinion is an ongoing column featuring different takes on films that either the writer Hated, but that the majority of film fans Loved, or that the writer Loved, but that most others Loathed. We're hoping this column will promote constructive and geek fueled discussion. Enjoy! ****Some Spoilers Ensue**** In remembering the career of Sean Connery, many will note that his career came to an end unceremoniously with the bomb that was The League Of Extraordinary »
- Alex Maidy
The devil. He does have a way of showing up at the worst possible time and throwing a wrench into even the best laid plans. In celebration of the release of Devil's Due on January 17th, we bring you our Top 5 Antichrist Films.
For honorable mentions we've got to include Michael Langdon (spawn of Tate and Vivien) from "American Horror Story: Murder House," the original season. Of course Hellboy holds at least some claim to the throne as well.
Research gave us the unforgettable name of Randall Flagg, who appears across many of the works of Stephen King as another possible antichrist. But the most amusing has to be Alan Moore's depiction of Harry Potter (although never named outright, it's quite clear whom he's referring to) in The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen comic as the true son of Satan (click here if you're unfamiliar with the reference).
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- Scott Hallam
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