Daily Archives: June 6, 2012
Today brings a treat for Quentin Tarantino fans as we get our first look at the trailer for Django Unchained, what QT calls a “southern,” in which he brings the sensibilities and styles of the Spaghetti Western to the torturous history of slavery in America’s Deep South.
Django Unchained opens in theaters on Christmas Day 2012.
Check out the trailer below and be sure to let us know what you think!
Tuesday saw the DVD release of The Collapsed, the acclaimed post-apocalyptic thriller from director Justin McConnell. Without giving too much a way, the film involves a family of four making their way out of a devastated city, on the way to the country and hopefully safe haven. Along the way, something or someone may be after them.
There’s more to the film, but I’ll let director McConnell explain things more when we post our interview with the director and members of his cast and crew, conducted at Toronto’s Eyesore Cinema earlier this week. We’ll have that up in a few days, but in the meantime you can check out the trailer for the film and some photos of the event, courtesy of Biff Bam Pop’s own Corina Hitchcock.
It’s a fascinating, if not downright historic, Wednesday at your local comic book shop. Today, the first issue of DC Comics’ long-gesticulating Watchmen set of prequel comics gets released.
You remember Watchmen. The graphic novel. By writer Alan Moore and artist Dave Gibbons. 1986. Eisner award winner. Hugo award winner. One of Time Magazine’s 100 best novels of the twentieth century. Novels! Watchmen. Adored. Revered. Dissected. Debated. Reprinted into perpetuity. Watchmen. The seminal work of the comic book art form. Watchmen. Ownership disputes. Contract rights. Legal rights. Artist rights. Watchmen. Vitriol and anger and bitterness.
And today, the comic book reader is left to decide, left to spend their money, on Watchmen prequel comics by people other than the original creators. Yea or nay?
Ah, yes. Watchmen.
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