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50 Best Comic Book Movie Adaptations

1 September 2015 7:45 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

30. Lady Snowblood Part 1 and Part 2

While American comic books have struggled for legitimacy as adult entertainment for decades, their Japanese counterparts have long enjoyed acceptance as legitimate elements of mainstream culture. So while the American comic book movie only properly took off in the last fifteen years, jidaigeki adaptations of popular manga have been a staple of Japanese pulp cinema since the early 1970s. The best of these remains Lady Snowblood, director Toshiya Fujita’s two part revenge opera of a woman checking off a kill list of the gangsters who killed her family and left her for dead. Any familiarity to Kill Bill is entirely intentional, with multiple visuals, soundtrack elements and plot points lifted whole cloth by Tarantino. But even for those only familiar with the update, Fujita’s films remain feats of hard edged efficiency, actress Meiko Kaji a goddess of death in a world of opposing colors and sudden violence. »

- Staff

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Gateway Geek Fest Coming to St. Louis August 28-30

20 August 2015 7:38 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

St. Louis-area Movie Geeks (and TV Geeks, and Comic Book Geeks, and Gaming Geeks and Music Geeks and Cosplay Geeks, and Fiction Geeks) rejoice! There’s a new Pop Culture convention coming to town!

2015 brings in one of the Newest and Largest two day event shows in St. Louis with Gateway Geek Fest. The event is sponsored by Tm (ToyMan) Productions who also host ToyMan Toys, Comics & Con. The event runs August 28-30 and will be held at Machinist Hall 12365 St. Charles Rock Road  Bridgeton, Mo with some ancillary events at the Laquinta Hotel (formerly the Wingate) 13615 Riverport Rd Maryland Hts.

With over 150 tables filled with Vendors offering items such as Comics, Illustrations, Pop Culture, Steampunk merchandise, Character Clothing, TV/Movie Memorabilia (posters – autographs), Action Figures Collectibles and Much More. Gateway Geek Fest will be held at Machinist Hall 12365 St. Charles Rock Road  Bridgeton, Mo

There will be Cosplayers »

- Tom Stockman

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Ten Thousand Saints – The Review

13 August 2015 7:40 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

It was the hair, at first I thought I would hate this movie because of the kid’s hair.  Allow me to explain, Jude is one messed up teenager (aren’t all teenagers messed up in the movies?)  At the very start we see his Father and Mother break up.  His Father,( Ethan Hawke: Gattaca), likes to grow marijuana in his green house, and that is where he sleeps when Mom kicks him out of the house.  Jude’s Father, Les, explains to young Jude,( Henry Keleman,) exactly what happened and how that will impact the future story.

Fast forward a few years and Jude, now played by Asa Butterfield, is a young man with troubles.  He and his best friend,( apparently his only friend,) Teddy (Avan Jogia) like to get high and listen to Hard Core Punk Rock. Through the early part of the movie Jude has one »

- Sam Moffitt

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'Sense8' Renewed for Season 2 on Netflix

8 August 2015 1:12 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

It's official! Sense8 has been renewed for Season 2 on Netflix. The cast of this sci-fi thriller jumped on Twitter this morning to make the announcement with a special 'birthday' video. The show comes from J. Michael Straczynski, working alongside the 'Wachowski Starship', other wise known as The Matrix trilogy creators Andy Wachowski and his brother-turned-sister Lana Wachowski.

The fate of the series was looking quite uncertain. Some fans had abandoned the series early, not finishing all of the episodes. But those who stuck through to the end were rewarded with one of the greatest modern sci-fi shows ever attempted. And that buzz slowly but surely brought back viewers who'd left, or those who simply weren't interested in it in the first place. Sense8 is considered a success for the 'Wachowski Starship'. They have had a string of commercial bombs at the box office over the past few years, including 2008's Speed Racer, »

- MovieWeb

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Off The Shelf – Episode 59 – New DVD & Blu-ray Releases For Tuesday, August 4th 2015

5 August 2015 5:00 AM, PDT | CriterionCast | See recent CriterionCast news »

This week on Off The Shelf, Ryan is joined by Brian Saur to take a look at the new DVD and Blu-ray releases for the week of August 4th, 2015, and chat about some follow-up and home video news.

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Episode Links & Notes Follow-up Vudu News Miyazaki Box Set BFI titles announced Land Before Time Kl Studio Classics: Phantom of the Opera / The Knack Criterion’s Dressed To Kill stretched, resolved Funimation to release Speed Racer on Blu-ray + (Ghost in the Shell to theaters) Clue Club from the Warner Archive on August 11th The Hunger from the Warner Archive on August 18th The World According To Garp from the Warner Archive on August 25th The Iron Giant New Releases Big House, U.S.A. Blast from the Past Flamenco, Flamenco Foreign Intrigue Free Willy He Ran All the Way I Love Lucy: The Ultimate Season 2 Innerspace The Man from U. »

- Ryan Gallagher

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Sense8 Recap: Empathy Means Never Having to Say You’re Sorry

29 June 2015 2:45 PM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Q: So, now that season one of Sense8 is over, what's the verdict: admirable folly or ballsy success?A: Admirable folly, alas. Episodes 10 to 12 of season one are ultimately disappointing, particularly when it comes to the fast-and-loose way that co-writers J. Michael Straczynski and the Wachowskis play with the few rules they set up. As usual, the Wachowskis score big points for chutzpah (who else but the Wachowskis would insist on being as graphic as the blood childbirth scenes in episode 12?). But it's hard to root for a show with so few hard-set rules to it. Dramatic consequences are relative, a constant fact of life in the Wachowskis' rocky post-Matrix films. While Speed Racer is in fact inspired and often flat-out exhilarating, both Jupiter Ascending and Cloud Atlas are two tons of great ideas in half-ton bags. The Wachowskis often have visionary and daring ideas, but the ending of »

- Simon Abrams

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10 Most Ludicrous Moments From Sense8

23 June 2015 8:56 PM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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Turns out The Wachowskis have still got it, whatever “it” is exactly. The directors of The Matrix trilogy are back on form – after disappointing with pretty much everything they did ever since the first Matrix, including anime adaptation Speed Racer and the racially troubling Cloud Atlas adaptation – thanks to their Netflix series Sense8. You may not have heard.

Unfortunately, a lot of the hype behind their sci-fi show has been swept aside in favour of the streaming service’s other blockbuster original series, Orange Is The New Black, which returned for its third season. There’s likely plenty more surprising plot twists and developments in that prison dramedy, but nothing that compares to the madness of Sense8.

In collaboration with Babylon 5 writer J Michael Straczynski and directors Tom Tykwer and James McTeigue, the Wachowskis’ latest project is even more out there than 2015’s Jupiter Ascending. And that’s »

- Tom Baker

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Armchair Vacation: Five Films To Watch At Home This Weekend [June 12-14]

12 June 2015 11:30 PM, PDT | CriterionCast | See recent CriterionCast news »

Every day, more and more films are added to the various streaming services out there, ranging from Netflix to YouTube, and are hitting the airwaves via movie-centric networks like TCM. Therefore, sifting through all of these pictures can be a tedious and often times confounding or difficult ordeal. But, that’s why we’re here. Every week, Joshua brings you five films to put at the top of your queue, add to your playlist, or grab off of VOD to make your weekend a little more eventful. Here is this week’s top five, in this week’s Armchair Vacation.

 

5. Kurt Cobain: Montage Of Heck (HBO G0)

When thinking of brilliant artists gone far too soon, few names come to mind quicker than Kurt Cobain. The iconic leader of Nirvana who took his own life at the age of 27, just following the launch into superstardom for he and his influential grunge group. »

- Joshua Brunsting

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Emile Hirsch Seeking Plea Deal On Paramount Exec Assault Charges – Update

8 June 2015 8:57 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Updated With More From Court Hearing: Almost 6 months after he allegedly attacked and choked the female VP of Paramount Digital at a Sundance Film Festival party, the Speed Racer actor today was back in court in Park City to talk a potential plea to ward off years behind bars. Off a stint in rehab that came out of the January 25 early morning incident, a suit wearing Emile Hirsch faced Judge Paige Peterson this morning in the latest hearing on the charges of aggravated… »

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'Sense8' Hits Netflix Today. Read What Critics Are Saying About It + Watch a New Concept Trailer

5 June 2015 8:12 AM, PDT | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

As I have, you've probably also read a recent article or two on whether the Wachowskis still have *it*, and if their Hollywood filmmaking careers are next to done, given the lackluster critical and commercial performances of the films they've made since the groundbreaking hit that was "The Matrix," which inspired a trilogy. Namely, "Speed Racer," "Cloud Atlas" and most recently "Jupiter Ascending." Time will tell. I'm still an appreciative fan of their ideas (emphasis on n"ideas"), although I can't speak for everyone. If money is the only language film studios speak, then the "Matrix" trilogy, which collectively grossed close »

- Tambay A. Obenson

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Sense8 Season 1 Review

4 June 2015 1:28 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

After watching three hours of the Wachowskis’ maddening, mesmerizing Netflix series Sense8, I still don’t feel completely qualified to commend or condemn it. After all, one cannot fairly judge a tapestry on its artistic merit before the strands have been interwoven. And like Cloud Atlas before it, Sense8 is a work of sprawling ambition, one that must be absorbed whole to be fully understood. The series is globe-trotting, mind-bending science-fiction that flits between the lives of eight disparate individuals, all inexplicably connected through a shared consciousness, and it’s just as confounding and captivating as that description would suggest.

After three hours, the show is still taking its first steps. Some will instinctively tear it apart in its infancy, calling the series overblown and needlessly perplexing, and they may be proven correct. After all, the Wachowskis don’t have the best track record. The incredible, indelible Cloud Atlas aside, »

- Isaac Feldberg

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'Sense8' Premieres on Netflix Tomorrow. Watch a New Concept Trailer + Read What Critics Are Saying About It

4 June 2015 12:23 PM, PDT | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

As I have, you've probably also read a recent article or two on whether the Wachowskis still have *it*, and if their Hollywood filmmaking careers are next to done, given the lackluster critical and commercial performances of the films they've made since the groundbreaking hit that was "The Matrix," which inspired a trilogy. Namely, "Speed Racer," "Cloud Atlas" and most recently "Jupiter Ascending." Time will tell. I'm still an appreciative fan of their ideas (emphasis on n"ideas"), although I can't speak for everyone. If money is the only language film studios speak, then the "Matrix" trilogy, which collectively grossed close »

- Tambay A. Obenson

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Why you should watch Netflix's Sense8

4 June 2015 8:40 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

As the Wachowskis’ Sense8 arrives on Netflix, Ryan checks out the first three episodes of this complex sci-fi drama...

Ever since they first beseiged the box-office in 1999, the Wachowskis have specialised in larger-than-life, bombastic images: Keanu Reeves ducking a bullet in beautiful slow-motion in The Matrix, the high-octane psychedelia of Speed Racer and the weird sight of a wolf-eared Channing Tatum flying through the air on jet boots in this year’s Jupiter Ascending.

Yet Sense8 begins not with a bang but with the image of Daryl Hannah writhing about on a fusty mattress. It’s the first in a collection of incongruous sequences which, like a mosaic, gradually come together to form a more intelligible image.

Sense8 is another coup for Netflix after the success of such envelope-pushing shows as Orange Is The New Black and Daredevil. It pairs the Wachowski siblings with J Michael Straczynski, the veteran of »

- ryanlambie

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"Speed Racer" Returns As Anime Series?

29 May 2015 5:50 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Iconic 1960s anime series "Speed Racer," which the Wachowski's translated into a 2008 3D live-action film, may be returning to television.

Anime News Network reports that franchise owners Tatsunoko Production have confirmed that they're intending to relaunch the franchise with a new television project.

However, further specific details about the reboot and its format or potential premiere date aren't available at this time. The property rights for "Speed Racer" have been disputed in recent years with complete control of the property now in Tatsunoko's hands. »

- Garth Franklin

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Here's What You Need to Know About Aml Ameen's Character in the Wachowskis' Netflix Series, 'Sense8' (Video)

28 May 2015 7:03 AM, PDT | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

As I have, you've probably also read a recent article or two on whether the Wachowskis still have *it*, and if their Hollywood filmmaking careers are next to done, given the lackluster critical and commercial performances of the films they've made since the groundbreaking hit that was "The Matrix," which inspired a trilogy. Namely, "Speed Racer," "Cloud Atlas" and most recently "Jupiter Ascending." Time will tell. I'm still an appreciative fan of their ideas, although I can't speak for everyone. If money is the only language film studios speak, then the "Matrix" trilogy, which collectively grossed close to $2 billion worldwide, has »

- Tambay A. Obenson

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Robert Rodriguez to Direct Jonny Quest Movie

26 May 2015 12:09 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

After making borderline-animated films for the past few years, Robert Rodriguez is taking on a live-action adaptation of an actual cartoon. THR is reporting that the Sin City director is set to adapt Hanna-Barbera’s Jonny Quest for Warner Bros. with Adrian Askarieh (Hitman: Agent 47) and Dan Lin (The Lego Movie) producing. Rodriguez will write the script alongside Terry Rossio, who penned the first three Pirates of the Caribbean films and The Lone Ranger with writing partner Ted Elliott, but who's been going out on his own as of late. Rodriguez and Elliott will be working from a previous draft written by Dan Mazeu. For those who are unfamiliar with the Johnny Quest series, Wikipedia says the cartoon was in the vein of “Doc Savage, Tom Swift, and John Carter of Mars.” The eponymous character was a young boy who went on adventures with his father Dr. Benton Quest, »

- Matt Goldberg

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Directors' Trademarks: The Wachowskis

19 May 2015 4:05 PM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

At least once a month, Cinelinx will chose a director for an in-depth examination of the “signatures” that they leave behind in their work. This month we’re examining the trademark style and calling signs of Andy and Lana Wachowski working collectively as the directing team known as "The Wachowskis".

The Wachowskis originally were comic book writers before they began writing film scripts. They were offered an opportunity to write and direct a feature film, which became 1996’s Bound. That film received good critical reviews and showcased the Wachowskis as an innovative directing team. Their next film was The Matrix, which became a critical and commercial hit in 1999. That success lead to two sequels, The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions, both released in 2003. Next, they took their love for comic books and graphic novels and wrote V For Vendetta (2006), which became another commercial and critical hit. Although they did not direct this film, »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (G.S. Perno)

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'Ultron' Hot, 'Pursuit' Not

10 May 2015 7:25 AM, PDT | Box Office Mojo | See recent BoxOfficeMojo.com news »

Avengers: Age of Ultron didn't plummet from the sky like that Sokovian fiefdom in the film but, with its $77.2 million 2nd week outing, it did drop 59.6% from its opening take of $191 million. Surprising amounts of Monday-morning quarterbacking this last week noted that Ultron could have become the new #1 film for all-time weekend box office if it hadn't been up against several sporting events that siphoned off eyeballs. Even still the Disney/Marvel property has a lot to celebrate. Domestically it easily dominated the box office at the #1 position with a per theater take of $18K in 4,276 venues. That $77.2M is still the 2nd highest 2nd weekend gross, just ahead of the 2nd weekend of Fox's Avatar ($75.6 million), and is topped only by it predecessor, Marvel's The Avengers ($103.1 million). Ultron's domestic take to date ($313M) has also already surpassed the lifetime domestic cumes of Captain America ($177M), Thor ($181M), Thor: The Dark World »

- Keith Simanton <mail@boxofficemojo.com>

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Could ‘Sense8′ Restore Faith In The Wachowski’s?

8 May 2015 6:36 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

The Wachowski’s are responsible for The Matrix, a movie that reinvented the film landscape. The science fiction classic introduced the world to ‘bullet time’ and cemented Keanu Reeves as an action hero. It was also smarter than your average popcorn-fodder flick, dealing with the idea that our reality is all on elaborate construct devised by our mechanical overlords. The film spawned two sequels but sadly though they broke the box office they couldn’t quite capture the same spark as the first.

Their next venture Speed Racer was met with a lukewarm reception and an even colder worldwide gross. Then came Cloud Atlas which was a love it or hate it kind of film, and most recently they were responsible for Jupiter Ascending a film funny for all the wrong reasons.

We at Thn love an underdog story and are hoping that their latest venture, a Netflix television series »

- Kat Smith

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Netflix releases the first trailer for upcoming Wachowski series ‘Sense8′

7 May 2015 1:28 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

While the Wachowski siblings are best known for their work on The Matrix trilogy, Andy and Lana Wachowski have also garnered a number of fans for their work on films such as Cloud Atlas, Speed Racer, and Bound. Netflix, in the meantime, has collaborated with a number of filmmakers on ongoing and upcoming projects, including David Fincher on House of Cards and Baz Luhrmann on the upcoming The Get Down. Netflix’s next series, however, sees the Wachowskis make the transition to the small screen.

Titled Sense8, the series is co-created by the Wachowskis and J. Michael Straczynski, and stars Naveen Andrews, Daryl Hannah, Freema Agyeman, and Doona Bae. The plot synopsis is as follows.

A group of people around the world are suddenly linked mentally, and must find a way to survive being hunted by those who see them as a threat to the world’s order.

Ahead of the series premiere, »

- Deepayan Sengupta

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