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Hardware (1990 film)

Posted: January 5, 2016 in Uncategorized

**Author Brian (C.) Baer wrote this piece on Hardware, a little British film that was initially an unauthorized adaptation of a 2000AD comic strip. As such, it is technically the first movie to be based on a 2000AD comic. Enjoy!**

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**It’s been a while since I’ve posted anything due to a multi-day power outage, Thanksgiving holiday and a busy work schedule. Sorry for the delay, but I finally finished this post on Marvel’s new series, Jessica Jones. Enjoy!**

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**A few years ago, Marvel made the decision to create short films set within the MCU that would tie into previously established plotlines and flesh-out their world a bit more. The first two, The Consultant and A Funny Thing Happened on the way to Thor’s Hammer, were set between the scenes of movies. Item 47, however, is the first to create a new story that spins out of an established film. This trend would continue in the other shorts that Marvel produced and, in a way, their television series that succeeded these One-Shots. Here’s Brian Baer to talk about why Item 47 is the best of those shorts. Enjoy!**
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Wanted (2008 film)

Posted: September 22, 2015 in Uncategorized

After recently watching The Spirit, I was ruminating on the idea of changing a piece of work so thoroughly in an adaptation that it no longer resembles the thing from which it came. That got me thinking about whether or not I’d seen a movie that changed a concept to the point of near unrecognizability but the end result actually still worked. That, of course, got me thinking of Wanted.
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Ah, The Spirit. What an odd mess of a film. On nearly every level, this movie is an absolute failure. It fluctuates wildly from cartoonish innocence to outlandish violence. That could possibly be interesting if it wasn’t so glacially paced. Frank Miller was clearly not the person to adapt Will Eisner’s titular character. In fact, even the word “adapt” is false. Miller doesn’t so much attempt to move the story to a new medium as try to take it’s name and force it onto his own creation. As such, here’s the CommentaryCast for Frank Miller’s Will Eisner’s The Spirit.

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**This Unadapted piece was written by Andrew Prenger about a 90’s comic that’s ripe for an adaption. Why hasn’t Scud made the jump from the page yet?**
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Here’s a rare behind the scenes photo of Colby forcing Baer to watch this movie.

Here’s a little clip from the most recent CommentaryCast in which we watch Jonah Hex. This is what it’s like if you listen and watch the movie at the same time…

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Jonah Hex is an absolute failure of a movie on nearly every level. Directed by Jimmy Heyward, there are numerous anecdotes of how troubled the production was. The fact that there was barely 80 minutes worth of usable footage of a character that should be pretty easy to adapt is a decent indication of how much of a mess the filming and editing of said film was. This CommentaryCast features a distinctly different style than the last, since I had done research by reading the original script and Brian wasn’t three beers deep when recording started. This also marks the first contest we’ll be doing, but not the last . Listen along and see if you can answer the trivia question! With that, enjoy the ineptitude that is Jonah Hex

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