A Dance with an Angel of Death Jan30

A Dance with an Angel of Death

In 2009, Badmouth interviewed writer Ed Brubaker and actress/stuntwoman Zoe Bell at Wondercon as they were promoting Angel of Death, an episodic web series envisioned to have an afterlife as a single feature movie. At the time of the interview and its posting, only the earliest episodes had been released, and lazy bastards that we are, Badmouth never went back and reviewed the unified project. Until I decided to download it onto an iPad just to test out the experience of watching a movie on the same midsized screen I’m suddenly reading books. Short review of that: picture’s fine, but I wish the volume went up a bit higher. But...

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...

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...