Hero takes a fall

Posted by · 6:35 pm · June 16th, 2011

In coming up with an idle, pop-related title for this post, I was faced with two choices: the one I eventually went with, or “We don’t need another hero.” I decided against the latter — partly because I’m sure other writers have already exhausted it, partly because The Bangles can always do with another shout-out […]

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‘Green’ means go see it

Posted by · 9:17 am · June 15th, 2011

It didn’t really hit me how excited I (still) was for “Green Lantern” until the lights dimmed and the green hit the screen. It can’t be understated how much of a long-time-coming type of thing this is, a theatrical version of such a vast cosmic comic book creation. And given the mechanics of the world, […]

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9/9 Oscarweb Round-up

Posted by · 8:15 am · September 9th, 2010

• James Rocchi previews the Toronto Film Festival with quotes from co-director Cameron Bailey and yours truly. [MSN Movies] • Dave Karger writes up the festival’s top 10 Oscar contenders. [Oscar Watch] • Regarding Clint Eastwood’s “Hereafter,” Brad Brevet wonders if Warner Bros. is hiding a stinker. [Rope of Silicon]

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COMIC-CON: WB brings ‘Green Lantern,’ ‘Harry Potter’ and ‘Sucker Punch’ to San Diego

Posted by · 1:22 pm · July 24th, 2010

One of the most anticipated events at this year’s convention was Warner Bros. Pictures’ presentation of footage from Martin Campbell’s upcoming “Green Lantern” adaptation.  Starring Ryan Reynolds as test-pilot-turned-intergalactic-enforcer Hal Jordan, the film is the first big screen adaptation of the superhero to date. Comics writer and head of DC Entertainment Geoff Johns said during […]

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Meet your friendly neighborhood ‘Green Lantern’

Posted by · 9:03 am · July 15th, 2010

(Full version on the jump.)

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WB going mo-cap for ‘Green Lantern’ threads

Posted by · 10:26 am · April 12th, 2010

Remember all that talk last year about how actors saw “Avatar” as a threat to the future of their profession?  Well, it seems the costume designers should be shaking in their boots as well. Thanks to Peter Sciretta at /Film, news has trickled down that the reason we haven’t gotten a glimpse of Ryan Reynolds […]

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Fan made art of Ryan Reynolds as The Green Lantern

Posted by · 4:40 pm · July 16th, 2009

I don’t usually bother with fan art because it’s always a dime a dozen, but this is pretty good.  Of course, the mask is too small/tight and the pleather look is just SO early-2000s.  And the logo should be a littler bigger (or maybe not).  But on the whole, very cool. (Courtesy: /Film)

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WEEKLY WRAP: Buried treasure, reading pleasure

Posted by · 11:30 pm · July 11th, 2009

Entirely slipped my mind to do this on Friday, but here’s what we (and you) were talking about this week: • At 2009’s halfway mark, this week’s list shone a light on the year’s most undersung films thus far. • In Page to Screen this week, we eagerly sank our teeth into Dennis Lehane’s “Shutter […]

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Ryan Reynolds cast in ‘Green Lantern’

Posted by · 7:13 pm · July 10th, 2009

It all started with a recent Hollywood Reporter piece claiming that Bradley Cooper, Ryan Reynolds and Justin Timberlake (WTF) were up for the lead role in WB’s “The Green Lantern” (a script I’ve had for a while but preferred to satisfy the inner geek in me by reading the Geoff Johns saga in full, leading […]

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Deadpool will get his own movie and ‘Green Lantern’ might have its star

Posted by · 7:54 pm · May 5th, 2009

“X-MEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINE” SPOILERS THROUGHOUT THIS POST.  YOU’VE BEEN WARNED. If you saw “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” over the weekend, then you know this is most certainly not what comic fans know as Deadpool.  I don’t know what the hell it was, to be honest, but then again, Ryan Reynolds wasn’t the guy playing…it.  Scott Adkins […]

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REVIEW: “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” (**)

Posted by · 6:36 pm · April 29th, 2009

After weeks of bad press following an unanticipated work print leak and rampant speculation that the film was likely to be D.O.A., both financially and creatively, the best thing one can say about “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” is that it wasn’t as awful as expected.  But positivity hits a brick wall after that concession. In a […]

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