As long as Hollywood continues to look towards comic books and graphic novels, fan boys and girls will bitch and moan about one thing or another: the origin story sucks, they wrote the character wrong, they changed their hair color, blah, blah, blah! One of the biggest complaints you’ll find from fans, however, is typically [...]
A Good Day to Die Hard is a 2013 American action film directed by John Moore and written by Skip Woods. It is the fifth installment in the Die Hard film series. John McClane travels to Russia to help out his seemingly wayward son, Jack, only to discover that Jack is a CIA operative working [...]
When it was announced that DC Comics and Warner Brothers would be bringing new life into the Superman film franchise a few years back, rather than continuing the series Bryan Singer took over in 2006, one of the biggest wishes from fans was to have a more physical threat for the Man of Steel to [...]
Today I am delving back into origins, as it were. Only this time, it’s more of a redo. And kind of an Else World’s tale. Today, you see what it takes to be Batman, in Batman: Earth One. Written by the “can’t do anything wrong” Geoff Johns with artwork by “can’t miss” Gary Frank, this [...]
Welcome back to Movies With Mitch! Mitch is back with his review of Bullet To The Head and Identity Thief! Is Stallone back to his old self? Is Jason Bateman still funny? Find out here!
Hey folks, just a quick reminder that Valentine’s Day is on Thursday, so you’d better not forget to pick up the box of chocolates, flowers and jewelry that your significant other is expecting! Or, if you’re lucky like I am, you’ll be getting each other something nerdy and awesome that doesn’t die in two days [...]
As I watch one of the best television series to grace the small screen in recent years, there is one thing that is always present and plays an big part in the series and is the never-failing companion of Rick Grimes and that is his side arm: the Colt Python. If you’re a lover of [...]
Last week, I put together a list of the Worst Comic Book Movie Castings, with Nic Cage taking top honors for his role of Ghost Rider in two films. Sadly, there were a lot of Batman characters on that list! Anyway, I’m back with a list of the Best in Comic Book Movie Casting, and things are a [...]
As a fan-boy, I have certain expectations when it comes to the casting of characters in comic book movies. Those expectations aren’t anything too extravagant or demanding either. All we want is for the actors to be a fitting choice for the role, which, if you look at the list below, is much harder than it looks. Either that [...]
Let’s rewind about 20 years to when the always popular X-Men cartoon premiered. The first two episodes of that series (save for the pilot where Wolverine had an Australian accent) were devoted to the introduction of the Sentinels, who we first see busting into a shopping mall, trying to capture Jubilee. But their sheer power and diligence [...]
Welcome back to Movies With Mitch! Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters is a 2013 action-horror dark fantasy film with black comedy elements written and directed by Tommy Wirkola and filmed in 3D. In this spin on the fairy tale, Hansel & Gretel are now bounty hunters who track and kill witches all over the world. [...]
Zero Dark Thirty is a 2012 American historical drama film directed and co-produced by Kathryn Bigelow with screenplay by Mark Boal Gangster Squad is a crime film directed by Ruben Fleischer, from a screenplay written by Will Beall, starring an ensemble cast that includes Josh Brolin, Ryan Gosling, Nick Nolte, Emma Stone, [...]
In the future, law and order is not separated like it is now. In the future, within the walls of Mega City One, law and order consists of a cadre of specially trained judges who are judge, jury and executioner all in one. And one judge stands above all others…. his name spreads fear in [...]
Looking to get some conversations started next time the friends are over? This may do the trick. Greg Guillemin, who is known for doing some exquisite art pieces centered on our favorite comic book characters has released a new line called “The Secret Life of Superheroes,” which gives you a glimpse behind the mask, so to speak, to see what these folks do when they aren’t saving lives or beating the crap out of a villain.
Every once in a while, I need to resurrect a baddie that has already been featured in a film, mostly due to the fact that the first interpretation of the character was so bad, they need to be given a second chance just to show off what their true character. Case in point: Doctor Doom.
There have been many teams and duos throughout television history and many of the significant ones have had a top notch vehicle to get them where they need to be and at times, act as a safe haven for their owners. Some, however, were just there to make them look good and that’s it. Often [...]
This was going to be my review of Amazing Spider-Man 700 (ASM 700) by Dan Slot, but we have covered that on our site already – here. Instead, I’m going to reflect on the issue and the series from a more personal perspective. If you have NOT yet read ASM 700, you will want to [...]
Back to the world of Marvel for the latest installment of The Neglected Nemeses. This time, we take a look at one of Wolverine’s most dangerous foes in Omega Red, the relentless Russian murderer who has no problem sucking the life out of anyone in his way in order to keep himself alive. His heightened [...]
In 19th-century France, Jean Valjean, who for decades has been hunted by the ruthless policeman Javert after he breaks parole, agrees to care for factory… Directed by Tom Hooper. Starring Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe. Django Unchained is an 2012 American western film written and directed by Quentin Tarantino. The film stars Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Leonardo DiCaprio, Kerry Washington and [...]
Hey guys another year has passed by. We survived the end of the world without twinkies. Some of our CBT staff was kind enough to list their favorite Comic Books and Graphic Novels from 2012 and we want to share it with our loyal viewers. Let it be known that they are listed in no [...]
As inventor Andy Brewster is about to embark on the road trip of a lifetime, a quick stop at his mom’s house turns into an unexpected cross-country voyage… Directed by Anne Fletcher. Starring Barbra Streisand, Seth Rogen. A look at the lives of Pete and Debbie a few years after the events of Knocked Up. Directed by Judd Apatow. Starring Paul Rudd, Leslie [...]
When Zack Snyder first came on board to direct Man of Steel, one of the first baddies to be sdiscussed for the film was Brainiac. This isn’t the first time the villain has been discussed to oppose Superman in a film, as he was a possibility for Superman III, as well as the scrapped Superman Lives and Superman [...]
Alright folks we are at Day 12 of Not So Santa Mike’s 12 Days of Christmas, and I’m looking at all the great nerd and geek toys out there and have had a difficult time deciding on this one, but I feel this is a genre that a lot of nerds love, but are secretly [...]
We’ve lost some pretty influential and prominent people this year, including musicians, artists, writers and athletes. We here at ComicBookTherapy would like to take a moment to recognize some of the folks who’ve left a lasting impression on us, as well as our culture as a whole. So, grab a “40″ and take a moment with us [...]