You can have your IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE and A CHRISTMAS STORY. John’s favorite Christmas movie is the James Bond film ON HER MAJESTY’S SECRET SERVICE.
Will Eisner’s THE SPIRIT is one of the most cinematic comics of all time. So why do they have so much trouble making it into a movie?
Once upon a time, Will Eisner did a comic book called THE SPIRIT. It was great. Years later, Frank Miller made a movie of it. It was… Not.
We’re living in a golden age of comic book reprints, but there are still a few classics that have been unfairly neglected. John has a few suggestions.
Thanksgiving is coming up this Thursday, and like most of you, I’m thinking about what I’m thankful for this year. And, in a world that’s getting scarier and more infuriating by the day, one of the things I’m most thankful for is all the fun stuff that offers a bit of escape. Which is why this week I’m talking about the Monkees, That Thing You Do!, Adam Schlesinger, and Crazy Ex-Girlfriend.
I’m going to make a confession this week. One that, even by geek standards, is pretty geeky.
For years now, I’ve been writing fictional timelines.
Hang on. Put that straitjacket away. Let me explain.
THE WEST WING and STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION are essentially the same show. They’re both optimistic at heart, filled with good people sincerely trying to do their best. No doubt about it, they have a lot in common. But the REALLY fun part is finding parallels between the characters.