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How ‘Watchmen’ Pulled Off One of the Best TV Seasons of the Decade

The first time Damon Lindelof realized that “Watchmen” — his adaptation/remix/continuation of the groundbreaking 1986 graphic novel by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons — might actually be a hit was after the pilot debuted at New York Comic Con in October. In the following panel, the 46-year-old writer-producer could tell the audience was connecting with his radical approach: Setting the show in Tulsa, Oklahoma in 2019 as if the events in the graphic novel chronicling the lives of several costumed ...

Wonder Woman 1984 trailer breakdown and analysis

Wonder Woman 1984 brings fans New Order, a dose of the ’80s, Kristen Wiig’s Cheetah, the return of Chris Pine’s Steve Trevor, and more! Welcome to the future! It’s a brave new world full of jazzercise, breakdancing, and neon lights. New Order’s Blue Monday (the “How does it feel” song) sets the tone for the can’t-miss trailer for Wonder Woman 1984. While there are multiple similarities to fantastic Charlize Theron action movies (the use of New Order’s Blue Monday, like ...

Watchmen: A Guide for Newcomers to the HBO Show

A guide to the comics, movies and mis-steps that led to the upcoming HBO adaptation of Watchmen… No doubt inspired by the Latin phrase ‘Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?’, generally translated into English as ‘Who watches the Watchmen?,’ Alan Moore’s 1986-87 comic book series landed in the DC world like an atomic bomb, shattering preconceived notions of what comic books could be and what comic books had always been. Adult comics as an idea go back to Will Eisner’s The Spirit, ...

A ‘bold new direction’ for comic book films: ‘The Joker’ takes risks, breaks tradition

“Joker” is DC‘s most bold, fresh and original picture since 2008’s “Dark Knight.” While it will not be loved by all, it may serve as the perfect new starting point for DC’s future approach to its films. The world of comic book adaptations has predominantly centered around the works of Marvel (which owns Spiderman, X-Men and the Avengers) and DC (which owns Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman and the Justice League). In recent years, Marvel has created a consistent formula that ...