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Frank Miller - A Q&A session at the Apple store Soho with the American Writer, Artist and Director Frank Miller who's work includes Holy Terror, Born Again and A Dame to Kill For at 103 Prince St New York City - New York City, New York, United States - Tuesday 12th August 2014

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Jessica Alba, Frank Miller, Josh Brolin, Rosario Dawson and Robert Rodriguez - Jessica Alba, Frank Miller, Josh Brolin, Rosario Dawson und Robert Rodriguez at a Sin City meet and greet and photocall at the 2014 San Diego Comic Con - San Diego, California, United States - Sunday 27th July 2014

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Jessica Alba, Frank Miller and Josh Brolin

'300: The Rise Of A Franchise'


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After the unexpected success of 300 back in 2007, everyone scrambled to create a sequel. Based on a battle in Greek history in which everyone dies at the end, following it up was always going to be tricky. But the film was also based on Frank Miller and Lynn Varley's comic book version of those historical events.

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So the filmmakers turned to Miller for inspiration, and he in turn wrote a new graphic novel called Xerses, centred around the battles of Artemisium. Instead of a sequel, this new film takes place at the same time as the events of 300, but on a completely different front: at sea against Xerses' military commander Artemisia (played by glowering scene-stealer Eva Green).

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The Spirit Review


Excellent
It's been too long since we've had a proper comic book superhero on the screen. There's been enough of them running around and bashing up the bad guys in a CGI-enhanced fashion, that's for sure. But it's hard to look at the recent cinematic incarnations of Tony Stark and Bruce Wayne and call them "superheroes;" even if they keep their identities secret and have nifty outfits. "Billionaire action figures" would be more appropriate, what with all their high-priced gadgetry and super-duper hideouts. Whatever happened to the caped heroes who kept an eye on the city's dark alleys and took out the bad guys with nothing more than a sock to the jaw?

Frank Miller's jazzy The Spirit answers that question with a cocky wink and a grin. The streets of Central City are almost always dark and threatening, but they're watched over by a guardian who used to be a cop named Denny Colt (Gabriel Macht, wonderfully deadpan). One near-death experience later and Colt has dug himself out of his own grave. He then decides to serve the city as a masked avenger known as The Spirit, whose only weapons are a newfound ability to absorb ridiculous amounts of punishment and his fists.

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Frank Miller Thursday 4th December 2008 The Spirit - launch party held at the Old Sorting Office London, England

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Frank Miller Saturday 18th October 2008 Spike TV's Scream 2008 Awards Los Angeles, California

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Frank Miller - Frank Miller and wife at the Greek Theater, Los Angeles, California - Spike TV's Scream 2008 Awards Saturday 18th October 2008

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Frank Miller and The X Files - Frank Miller and Kimberly Cox Hollywood, California - World Premiere Of The X Files 'I want to Believe' at the Grauman Chinese theater Wednesday 23rd July 2008

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Frank Miller and The X Files
Frank Miller and The X Files
Frank Miller and The X Files

RoboCop 3 Review


Bad
As a franchise, there are several signs that you should stop making the movies, and top on the list of signs that the horse is dead is this: Nobody but the bit players who can't get work elsewhere come back for the next sequel.

Such is the case with RoboCop 3, which replaces its title character (Peter Weller) with Robert John Burke and cameos every other bit player from each part of the RoboCop franchise.

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Comic Book Confidential Review


Good
Are you really into comic books? Really really? Like Kevin Smith-really into comic books?

If you answered yes to all three questions, you'll love Comic Book Confidential -- presuming you haven't seen it at some point in the last 14 years. Now available on DVD, the documentary lightly traces the history of the comic book medium since its inception, complete with stories about censorship, underground comics, parody, women's issues, and the various genre changes the medium went through.

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2001: A Space Odyssey Review


Essential
It could be the greatest freak-out of all time. Stanley Kubrick's masterful 2001 is a smorgasbord of sight and sound, and its special effects are indistinguishable from reality, despite an age of over 30 years. Incredible and powerfully symbolic, the subject of many a thesis thanks to its conflicted computer, the HAL 9000. The direction, the score, and the script (written simultaneously while Arthur C. Clarke also worked on his novel) are all fantastic ("Also Sprach Zaruthstra" will never be usable to anyone else, every again) -- only the cast would go on to do relatively little in later years.

A masterwork of cinema that never loses its haunting power even after dozens of viewings.

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RoboCop 2 Review


Bad
George Orwell has to be turning over in his grave. Current political climate aside, something within Orwell just has to be annoyed at the endless procession of utterly stupid dystopia chic. The massive flow of filmmakers that have turned out sad sci-fi epics with worlds think they are honoring Orwell but instead are making a mockery of him.

RoboCop 2 is one of those grave-turners.

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Sin City: A Dame to Kill For Movie Review

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300 Movie Review

300 Movie Review

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Sin City Movie Review

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2001: A Space Odyssey Movie Review

2001: A Space Odyssey Movie Review

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