by Ryan Rigley
DC Universe's latest original animated movie, "Justice League: Doom," is as close as you're going to get to watching a comic book. Batman, being the brilliant detective that he is, has created contingency plans for each member of the Justice League in case any of them either succumbs to mind control or turns evil for some reason. But when those plans fall into the wrong hands, it could spell the end for the super-powered super group and the entire world.
Loosely based on Mark Waid's "JLA: Tower of Babel," "Doom" is filled with wonderful little surprises that will excite comic book fans and non-comic book fans alike. The film itself is well-written and enjoyable throughout, with a plot that is both clear and concise. Not to mention the fact that it features some of the most awesome heroes DC has to offer: Superman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, The Flash, Martian Manhunter, Cyborg, and of course, Batman.
Clearly, there are many good reasons to watch this movie. Here are five of them.
"Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance" is here to set the weekend box office ablaze, once again putting Nicolas Cage back in the saddle as cursed motorcyclist Johnny Blaze. In "Vengeance," Cage's Blaze lives in isolation somewhere in Eastern Europe, hoping to keep the dark demon inside him at bay. But when a mysterious warrior comes calling for his services to stop the Devil from doing great evil, Blaze finds that some demons can't be bottled away forever.
Directors Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor take the image and powers of Ghost Rider, the madness of Cage, and blend them together with their own undeniably unique style. The result is exactly what you would expect from such ingredients: pure chaos. It's not chaos that everyone will enjoy, no, but I will say that I loved every minute of my ride with the "Spirit of Vengeance."
Here are five reasons to check out the new "Ghost Rider" this weekend.
"Walking Dead" returned this Sunday (February 12) with a hellish trip to "Nebraska." In the wake of "Barnageddon," our survivors find themselves hitting all-new lows. Rick is haunted not just by the act of killing a zombie child, but his fear that Hershel's patience with his group has finally reached its boiling point. Shane, meanwhile, remains fully convinced of his own actions, even if the rest of his travelers aren't as on board. Sophia's death rocks Carol and Daryl in unexpected ways. Glenn continues wrestling with matters of the heart. Lori is stunned to see how this cold and ruthless world has changed young Carl's outlook on life.
Throughout all of this, drinking problems emerge, and we're talking about more than just the booze, thanks to a traveler formerly from Bon Temps, Louisiana. Rick takes matters into his own hands when things look bleak, taking his cues from AMC neighbor Walter White.
Keep reading for all things good, bad and ugly from last night's "Walking Dead."
To date, "Chronicle" is the best superhero movie of 2012. Granted, it's the only superhero movie of 2012 — so far. Plenty of comic book competitors are coming down the pike (some sooner than later, with a vengeance at that), but the bar has been set: director Josh Trank's found-footage superhero flick is a terrific time at the movies, and more than deserving of your time if you have 80+ minutes to spare.
Here are five reasons you should see "Chronicle" this weekend.
Last month, Tami Katzoff gave us an early look at Steven Spielberg's "The Adventures of Tintin" after she saw it overseas. Now that the film is opening stateside today (December 21), it's definitely worth another look. Spielberg uses performance capture technology to its full potential, and we are left with the director's best effort in years.
There's no question that "The Adventures of Tintin" is worth your time, and here are five more reasons why.
"Superman," the new iOS game, is the best Superman videogame I have ever played. Now, normally, that might sound like a fairly grandiose statement, and you would be correct in that thinking, if it weren't for the fact that every other Superman game in history has sucked – hard. Going all the way back to his first appearance – on the Atari in 1979 – the Man of Steel has found himself licensed into an endless stream of digital garbage.
Thanks to mobile publisher Chillingo and developer Tiger Games, this marks the very first occasion -- with the exception of ensemble games like "DC Universe Online" -- in my three decades of life that I didn't want to throw a Superman game into a black hole.
by Tami Katzoff
Sometimes, a dedicated filmgoer must make sacrifices. For example, to see “The Adventures of Tintin,” I journeyed from New York City all the way to the UK. Alright, confession time: I didn’t fly to the UK just to see “Tintin.” But since the movie won’t hit US theaters until December 21st, I took the opportunity my overseas vacation afforded me and got a head start on my American peers. It was ?11.20 (plus ?1 for 3D glasses) well spent.
Here are five reasons why you should see “The Adventures of Tintin” when it finally washes up on US shores next month.
From the very beginning, "The Walking Dead" has never been shy about making changes and adjustments from the comics penned by Robert Kirkman. Some characters, like Donna and Allen, do not exist in the show at all, while others — Daryl Dixon, for example — are entirely new. Then there are folks like Shane, a man who survives only six issues in the comics but has a huge, prominent role on the show.
It was only a matter of time, then, that someone with some comic book staying power would get killed off early. Major spoilers after the jump.
The long wait is finally over: "The Walking Dead" returned tonight (October 16) for its second season on television. Despite the tremendous attention focused on original showrunner Frank Darabont's departure earlier this summer, it feels safe to say that based on this opening number, "Dead" is just as good as it ever was.
Hit the jump to chew on everything we loved about the season premiere. Spoilers ahead!
Episode Title: "The Impossible Astronaut"
Written By: Steven Moffat
Directed By: Toby Haynes
Story: The Doctor reunites with Amy Pond, Rory, and River Song in a Utah desert, only to have a deadly encounter with a mysterious astronaut. The experience prompts the companions to seek help from — who else? — The Doctor, and begin an adventure that takes them all the way to a 1969 meeting with U.S. President Richard Nixon in the Oval Office. New enemies make their presence known, and then make their presence unknown, too. Read More...