Thursday, March 05, 2009

Watchmen movie reviews and other bits UPDATED

Gene George Gustines says the NY Times is starting a best-seller list (online only) for graphic novels.

And the City Paper recommends John Malloy's show in Maryland - "Sunday, March 8, at Art Whino," By Mike Riggs, Washington City Paper March 6, 2009: 37.

Now, Watchmen reviews from local papers:

"Men (and Women) in Tights: Watchmen is a slog; Ballerina is a poignant spectacle," By Tricia Olszewski, Washington City Paper March 6, 2009.

"Watching the Watchmen: Movie Review," By Michael O'Connell, Springfield Connection / Connection Newspapers Thursday, March 5, 2009.

"Blight 'Watchmen': Graphic Novel's Edge Is Dulled in Adaptation," By Philip Kennicott, Washington Post Staff Writer, Thursday, March 5, 2009; C01.

Slate intern Katie Rolnick sent me these next two links - thanks Katie!

"The wizard of "Watchmen": Alan Moore talks about his career, his favorite characters and his bad influence on the comics world,"
By Andrew Firestone, Salon Mar. 05, 2009.

"Alan Moore's environmental monster: The genius behind "Watchmen" redefined both the audience and the narrative possibilities of comic books with his newly reissued "Saga of the Swamp Thing."" By Andrew O'Hehir, Salon Mar. 04, 2009.

and finally I was interviewed at Arlington's Lost Dog Cafe for this article - "Real World in Four Colors: Movie, comic book fans find a world of entertainment in graphic novels," By Michael O'Connell, Springfield Connection / Connection Newspapers Thursday, March 05, 2009. I stand by my conclusions.

Ok, not quite finally - the Onion had 3 comics pieces today:

The movie review - "Watchmen" which got a B from Keith Phipps, Onion March 5, 2009.

A Rorschach interview - "Jackie Earle Haley," by Tasha Robinson, Onion March 5, 2009.

In the physical paper, this is 5 - "In the wake of Watchmen: 24 more graphic novels we'd like to see made into movies," by Chris Mincher, Genevieve Koski, Leonard Pierce, Noel Murray, Steven Hyden, Tasha Robinson, and Zack Handlen, Onion March 2, 2009.

And a podcast - "A.V. Talk: Watchmen" directly here.


the dude said...

something that stands out to me about Watchmen is the amazing character development; they do a great job making each person in that movie a whole, unique person

Mike Rhode said...

Thanks for the note. I STILL haven't seen the movie as the neighbor I've been making plans with has had a cold. Probably next week now.