Film Review: 300: Rise of an Empire

Film Review: 300: Rise of an Empire

300: Rise of an Empire opens in theaters everywhere today, March 7. Check your local listings for showtimes.

Sequels have become standard fare in the multiplex. With franchises gaining establishment before their first installment even experiences its release date, to see the inevitable sequel set-up in the film’s final moments is closer to expectation than surprise. As I reflected on 300, I recalled it as a film with a finite ending, but even my recollection was skewed. In fact, the homoerotic ab-fest did include a Spartan call to arms that assuredly would lead to some massive sword-and-sandal epic sequel. [Read more…]

DVD Review: The Spirit

DVD Review: The Spirit

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Frank Miller’s adaptation of Will Eisner’s well-known was lambasted upon it’s release Christmas day, last year.   The beating the movie received might have led one to think that the film was something terrible.  Something to avoid at all costs.  However, it’s not that bad.  In fact, in some instances, it’s kinda fun. [Read more…]

Frank Miller Releases ‘Spirit’ Pictures

Frank Miller Releases ‘Spirit’ Pictures

Frank Miller, the well-known writer of such things as ‘300,’ and ‘Sin City,’ and the co-director of the latter has released 40 pictures from his latest project- the live adaptation of Will Eisner’s famous comic book hero, The Spirit.

Obviously, there’s some work still to be done. Miller is shooting ‘The Spirit’ much like ‘Sin City,’ with the background added later. If things turn out as well as they did in ‘Sin City,’ I’m there. (Actually, who am I kidding? I am there regardless. That 1940s era character will have me there everytime. Hell, I even saw Alec Baldwin’s ‘The Shadow’ on opening night. I loved ‘Sky Captain.’ So this is kinda right up my alley.

If you want to see all the pictures, Dark Horizons has them posted.

The movie stars Gabriel Macht, Samuel L. Jackson, Eva Mendes, Scarlett Johansen, and Sarah Paulsen. It’s scheduled for release January 16, 2009.

Oh, and for comparison’s sake, here’s a look at the teaser poster.

*EDIT* We’ve been contacted by Lionsgate and asked to remove the images. Sorry for the inconvenience.