Friday, July 13, 2012

Watching the Watchmen

No comic book-to-film series could be complete without Watchmen, the most celebrated graphic novel of all time.  Writer Alan Moore and artist Dave Gibbons set out to create a comic book depicting a world changed by superheroes and created a graphic novel that changed the literary landscape.  Watchmen was hailed in TIME Magazine as one of the 100 best novels since the beginning of the magazine in 1923, and fans waited more than 2 decades for the incredibly-cinematic-but-(almost)-impossible-to-film novel to finally reach the silver screen. 

This film will complete our Super Summer Comic Book-to-Film Series with a special screening at Kingdom Comics at 5 p.m., July 15th.  This will be an adults-only screening of the R-rated film.

What and where is Kingdom Comics? and How do I get there from here?
Watch a preview of the film.
Read a review of the film.
Learn more about the groundbreaking graphic novel.

We'll discuss Watchmen at Avondale Library at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, July 31st.

Friday, July 6, 2012

Batman Begins . . .

This Sunday we continue our Super Summer Series with Batman Begins, Christopher Nolan's compelling reboot of the Batman movie franchise.  Batman Begins, which explores the origins of the Batman legend and the Dark Knight's emergence as a force for good in Gotham, launches the trilogy that will conclude with The Dark Knight Rises.  The film stars Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Liam Neeson, Katie Holmes and Morgan Freeman.   Join us this Sunday, July 8th:  Same bat time, same bat channel.

Watch the trailer.
Read Roger Ebert's review of "the Batman movie I've been waiting for."