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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
3 items from 2014
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