Watchmen

Director: Zack Snyder Starring: Malin Ackerman, Billy Crudup, Matthew Goode, Jackie Earle Haley Rating: 3.5 stars (out of five) Watchmen, the holy grail of comic book movies. Not only have reverent fans of the Alan Moore/Dave Gibbons opus either passionately longed for or absolutely dreaded a film adaptation, it also seems to be of high interest to the general public. Weekend box office will tell that tale). but this seems to be the first comic book movie to make a real general-public splash that’s not based on a household-name character. Maybe it’s just that from the trailers alone — hell, from the posters alone — you can...

Ed Brubaker: Crimina...

There are two faces to Sony’s Angel of Death, which began online serialization this week on Crackle.com. One is Zoe Bell, starring as the rebellious mob assassin who is, one presumes, the angel in question. She was at Wondercon last weekend promoting the project with the other key...

Wonder Woman

Director: Lauren Montgomery Starring: Keri Russell, Nathan Fillion, Virginia Madsen, Rosario Dawson Rating: 3 Funny detail … So in the movie, there’s a scene where Diana puts on the WW costume, meaning serious business, and we see closeups of each piece going on over serious,...

Zoe Bell: Not Stunt Casting

One of the more interesting projects being promoted last weekend at Wondercon, the Bay Area’s kid-brother version to San Diego’s massive Comic-Con, was Angel of Death—or, as it says on the title screen over the angry guitar soundtrack, Ed Brubaker’s Angel of Death. Brubaker, a comics writer who’s increasingly known for brilliantly layered crime stories, has written a feature film broken into ten short episodes, going up on Sony’s Crackle.com, one a day starting today, to be followed by a DVD release with the whole package and the usual bonus features. Like what Joss Whedon did with Dr. Horrible’s...