This independently-made, unlicensed adaptation of one issue of The Sandman has attracted a good deal of attention, and received praise from Neil Gaiman. Released earlier this summer, it gets a review here. WARNING: the film is NSFW, unsuitable for children, and not for all tastes.
The superspy stylishly turns in the fight, shoots, splatters red blood onto the glossed lips of a face on a poster.
I’m sitting in a car with friends I’ve known since the 80s, at the Docks Drive-In, a relic of the Cold War era nestled in the Port Lands, the last seedy waterfront section of Toronto, between the gentrified Harbourfront and the Beaches, and I’m watching a film shaped by the Cold War, 1980s videos, noir cinema, and Hollywood’s desire to set up bigger, sexier, more violent thrills.
As Debbie Harry sang with studied vacuousness, “Your hair is beautiful. Atomic.”
Some version of King’s complicated genre-and-canon-spanning series makes it to the big screen.
Whether it’s worth making it to the theatre to watch is another matter.
The visuals look spectacular, but it takes more than that to win an audience in 2017, and the most expensive indie film in history, based on the French-language comic, has underperformed at the box office.
Has anyone here watched it?
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Opening at #1, the third movie in the new “Apes” series has received critical praise.
Caesar and his apes are forced into a deadly conflict with an army of humans led by a ruthless Colonel (Woody Harrelson). After the apes suffer unimaginable losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts and begins his own mythic quest to avenge his kind. As the journey finally brings them face to face, Caesar and the Colonel are pitted against each other in an epic battle that will determine the fate of both their species and the future of the planet.
None of our reviewers made it to the theater, but did anyone else make it?
There are two scenes in the credits for this one, so stick around when you see it. Patience will be rewarded. Note also that I said “when you see it,” not “if you see it.” Having already seen Captain America: Civil War would help, but isn’t essential.
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