Screen Junkies » COMIC STRIP http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Mon, 11 Aug 2014 22:50:09 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 9 Famous Comic Strips That Were Turned Into Movies http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/9-comic-strips-turned-movies/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/9-comic-strips-turned-movies/#comments Fri, 11 Nov 2011 16:00:51 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=235911 Bill Keanes would have wanted you to read this article, and pass it on to your friends.

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With the news of Family Circus creator Bill Keanes’ passing comes sadness for comic strip fans the world over. Now where will we get our daily dose of condescending children? Jayden Smith can’t be everywhere at once.

Despite a syndication run that began in 1960 and a circulation of over 1,500 newspapers across the United States, Family Circus hasn’t made the jump to the big screen like so many of its contemporaries. For better or worse. No, I really mean that. I wasn’t referencing the comic For Better Or Worse. Just keep reading.

Garfield

Garfield is arguably the most famous comic strip ever created. Jim Davis’s strip took popular culture by storm with several books, toys, suction cup thingies, and cartoons. In 2004, a Garfield movie opened in theaters featuring a mix of live action and CGI. However, quality did not enter the mix. I tried to watch it on a dare. Probably made it eight minutes, and I want those minutes back.

Popeye

Robert Altman poured nightmare sauce on many a childhood when he adapted Popeye for the big screen in 1980. This strange translation stars Robin Williams as the sailorman and Shelly Duvall as his anorexic lady love. Though critics were split in their reviews of the film, it works so much better as a trippy, French art-house picture than it does a comedy.

Flash Gordon

Flash Gordon was a dud at the box office but is still considered a science fiction classic. The lead, Sam J. Jones, is rumored to have had a falling out with the director and producer and walked from the project before the completion of post-production. His voice was later replaced by an unnamed voice actor. Wow. Even the voice actor didn’t want to be associated with it.

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‘INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS’ COMIC STRIP IN PLAYBOY http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/inglourious-basterds-comic-strip-in-playboy/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/inglourious-basterds-comic-strip-in-playboy/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 CLICK ON PHOTO TO SEE COMICPlayboy and Quentin Tarantino have teamed up to create a comic strip adaptation of a scene from Inglourious Basterds with reports that the director hand-picked and edited the piece. Here's the scene in the director's own words, "Okay, so. The Basterds come upon this Nazi and he's like this real bad Von Trapp-hating motherf&*%er, y'know? So. And then Brad Pitt's all like, 'Listen David Hasslehoff. I's Aldo Raines and I didn't come all the way to Germany for the strudel. We's in the Natzi-killin' business and we's here for your scalp. Today the hills ain't alive with the sound of music, Colonel Clink-looking motherf%$^ker. They's alive with the sound of killin'.' So. Y'know? (*pause; grows quiet*) May I have another Orangina please, Scott?"SIDENOTE: It wasn't until just now that I realized comic book Brad Pitt closely resembles loveable drunkard Andy Capp.¬†And enjoy these glourious morning links...Get your tickets for Avatar's sneak peek. (THR)Brett Ratner directing Youngblood, wants Robert Pattinson. (MTV)Zombieland poster, err.. posted. (Empire)Saw scribes return to television. (/Film)Hottie Abbie Cornish talks Sucker Punch. (First Showing)Build your own Batman tumbler. (Cinematical)

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Playboy and Quentin Tarantino have teamed up to create a comic strip adaptation of a scene from Inglourious Basterds with reports that the director hand-picked and edited the piece. Here’s the scene in the director’s own words, "Okay, so. The Basterds come upon this Nazi and he’s like this real bad Von Trapp-hating motherf&*%er, y’know? So. And then Brad Pitt’s all like, ‘Listen David Hasslehoff. I’s Aldo Raines and I didn’t come all the way to Germany for the strudel. We’s in the Natzi-killin’ business and we’s here for your scalp. Today the hills ain’t alive with the sound of music, Colonel Clink-looking motherf%$^ker. They’s alive with the sound of killin’.’ So. Y’know? (*pause; grows quiet*) May I have another Orangina please, Scott?"

SIDENOTE: It wasn’t until just now that I realized comic book Brad Pitt closely resembles loveable drunkard Andy Capp.

 

And enjoy these glourious morning links…

Get your tickets for Avatar‘s sneak peek. (THR)
Brett Ratner directing Youngblood, wants Robert Pattinson. (MTV)
Zombieland poster, err.. posted. (Empire)
Saw scribes return to television. (/Film)
Hottie Abbie Cornish talks Sucker Punch. (First Showing)
Build your own Batman tumbler. (Cinematical)

 

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