watch it: “Silent Shadow of the Bat-Man #4 – Retro 1920s Dark Knight in ‘Arkham After Midnight’ Chapter Two: ‘Riddle Me Deadly’”

Andre Perkowski’s “new/old retro 1920s silent serial” continues (Chapter One is here): Sources for this chapter include: Schatten Eine Naechtliche Halluzination (1923) Sunset (1927) Pandora’s Box (1929) The Cabinet of Doctor Caligari (1920) The Golem (1920) Batman and Robin (1949 serial) Phantom of the Opera (1925) Dr. Mabuse – der Spieler (1922) Dr. Jekyll and … more…

David Tennant as the Riddler?

As noted by Weimlady in comments, the site IO9 has posted renditions of movie posters by Australian artist Josh McMahon for a hypothetical third Christopher Nolan Batman movie. The hypotheticals? The “movie” stars Marion Cotillard as Catwoman, Kristen Bell as Harley Quinn, and David Tennant as the Riddler. Of course I can’t resist swiping the … more…

watch it: “Silent Shadow of the Bat-Man #3 – Retro 1920s Dark Knight in ‘Arkham After Midnight’ Chapter One: ‘Mark of The Mad Hatter’”

Creator Andre Perkowski says this “new/old retro 1920s silent serial” is “The Darkest, Most Depressing Knight!”: The coolest thing about this is that it’s assembled from found footage. Perkowski says his sources include: The Penalty (1920) The Blackbird (1926) Nosferatu (1920) The Cabinet of Doctor Caligari (1920) The Golem (1920) Batman and Robin (1949 serial) … more…

Road to Perdition movie review: pulp fiction

There’s not a thing that isn’t hauntingly, quietly electrifying about this, the first truly grown-up comic book movie. Fans of the medium have known for years that the form had no trouble being Important, but the film industry (though perhaps not all filmmakers themselves) has stubbornly insisted on treating comic adaptations as juvenile.

Mystery Men (review)

I’m happy to report, having now seen the movie that goes with the trailer, that my final disillusionment has been postponed, at least for a little while. Mystery Men is a dream of a summer flick: outrageously funny, unabashedly hip, totally cool, with just a hint of heart beating under a cynicism that’s well beyond skin deep — and I mean that in the best possible way.