Archive for Comics

Poetry in Motion Pictures: Batman Begins

Posted in Poetry in Motion Pictures with tags , , , , , , , on March 31, 2011 by Ross McD

With Warner Bros talking this week about making ‘Batman Begins… Again’ in the form of the much mooted Justice League movie, where better to turn for some poetic cinematic justice than Christopher Nolan’s original Gotham City tale. Ross McG promises not to rhyme ‘bat’ with ‘cat’ in the poem below… Continue reading


Blog Post Of The Week: X-Men: First Class And Superhero Nostalgia

Posted in BLOG POST OF THE WEEK with tags , , on January 27, 2011 by Ross McG

This week’s post of the week comes from Darren over at The Movie Blog. If ever a website deserved its title, this is it. He’s been on our blogroll since we started and for good reason. While at RvR we often deal in a pithiness that can very quickly get tiresome, Daz dissects films in intrinsic detail, always remembering to entertain the reader as he goes along. For instance, I have little to no interest in comic books, but I love reading what he writes about them, in the same way I suppose that I know nothing about cars but like watching Top Gear. Okay, I think I’ve bigged him up enough. His post that we’re featuring this week is about the new X-Men movie. Instead of drooling over the new pictures released, Darren delves into how the film’s historical setting will impact on audiences. It’s a great post. Read it by clicking HERE or the picture above. Continue reading

Spider-Man has a new adversary… the web

Posted in COMMENT with tags , , , , , , on January 24, 2011 by Ross McG

Batman, Spider-Man and the X-Men have met their match. The internet. Remember when movies used to come out and you used to just go and watch them? Then you weren’t born any time after 1988. Has the internet sucked all the love out of movie-going? Let’s find out what Ross McG thinks… Continue reading

Top Five… Worst comic book films

Posted in TOP FIVES with tags , on January 12, 2011 by Ross McD

Story: check. Characters: check. Setting: check. Design: check Pretty much all the material a filmmaker needs to make a film: check. So why do some find it so hard to convert comic books to films? Neither Ross McD nor Phantom’s Cinerama know… Continue reading

DVD RvReview: Scott Pilgrim vs the World

Posted in REVIEWS with tags , , , , , on January 5, 2011 by Ross McG

Remember when you played Bubble Bobble in the arcade and you wanted to jump inside it?! Well, wonder no more, cos someone has gone and made a film about what it would have been like. Kind of. Find out what Ross McG thought of Edgar Wright’s latest by clicking HERE or the picture above. Bubble Bobble: The Movie… surely it’s only a matter of time… Continue reading