| Mar 1, 2009
On a wintry day here last year, Zack Snyder hunkered down in a dank prison cell, peered between the bars and watched bloodthirsty inmates run riot. All the smoke and screams only made him smile; the fiery cellblock he saw before him looked nearly...
| Mar 6, 2009
The long-awaited film of Alan Moore's classic comic book/graphic novel Watchmen is a work that's easier to ponder than enjoy. Director Zack Snyder has delivered a literal, almost page-by-page transcription of Moore and Dave Gibbons' messianic, End of Days...
| Mar 8, 2009
March has been declared Carla Gugino month -- or maybe it just feels that way. The actress is in the just-released "Watchmen" and in Friday's "Race to Witch Mountain." And she's soon heading to Broadway for Eugene O'Neill's "Desire Under the Elms."
| Mar 5, 2009
Alan Moore was right. There isn't a movie in his landmark graphic novel "Watchmen" -- at least not a really good one. What we get instead is something acceptable but pedestrian, an adaptation that is more a prisoner of its story than the master of it....
| Mar 6, 2009
One of the stars of "Watchmen" has taken a role in a FOX pilot, which coincidentally is also based on a comic book.
Jackie Earle Haley, who plays Rorschach in the hugely anticipated "Watchmen" movie, has signed on to "Human Target," a drama based on...
| Apr 9, 2009
Freddy Krueger has his next victim: a "Veronica Mars" star.
Kyle Gallner has signed on to the "Nightmare on Elm Street" remake, according to The Hollywood Reporter. He'll play Quentin, a podcast DJ that THR claims is a role analogous to Glen Lantz,...
| Apr 11, 2009
To the jaded Holden Caulfield in "The Catcher in the Rye," he was the guy responsible for "all that David Copperfield kind of crap." In "The Wire," he's the obsession of a philistine, prize-obsessed editor who can't stop drawing glib parallels between...
| Aug 20, 2010
| 7:01 AM
An earlier ABC series that starred actor-singer Rick Springfield made a run at adapting the DC Comics franchise, but since the start of its second year is imminent, this Fox version already has lasted longer.
Mark Valley ( "Boston Legal") stars as...
| Sep 3, 2010
| 10:59 AM
You can't keep a good movie villain down, especially if he has memorable appliances such as the knife-like fingernails of Freddy Krueger, the fiend of many unfortunate teenagers' dreams.
Jackie Earle Haley ( "Watchmen") inherits the part from Robert...
| Jun 18, 2010
| 7:30 AM
Beating "The A-Team" at its own game by reaching theaters first this year, this comic-book-based adventure follows another group of troubleshooters out to even the score with those who did them wrong.
Jeffrey Dean Morgan ( "Watchmen") plays the leader of...
| Jun 19, 2010
| 7:26 PM
Celebrating the Life of Gotham's Caped CrusaderBy Allen KesingerSince his creation by Bob Kane, Batman has since become a cultural icon. From comics and television to movies and video games, you'd be hard pressed to find someone who doesn't know about the...