Screen Junkies » garfield http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Fri, 19 Sep 2014 17:59:36 +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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Yeah, But THIS Zombie Movie Is About Cats And Dogs http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/yeah-but-this-zombie-movie-is-about-a-pet-shop/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/yeah-but-this-zombie-movie-is-about-a-pet-shop/#comments Thu, 24 Feb 2011 07:40:27 +0000 Geoffrey Golden http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=29514 I'm experiencing serious zombie-fatigue, and the fact that Air Bud's buddies are getting into the genre with the CG animated 'Zombie Pet Shop' is not helping.

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Whether it’s in movies, TV shows or video games, the undead are eating our delicious brains everywhere we look. Personally, I’m experiencing serious zombie-fatigue, and the fact that Air Bud’s buddies are getting into the genre is not helping.

Horror screenwriter E.L. Katz sold Zombie Pet Shop to The Animation Picture Company, to be made as a 3D (aka ManditoryVision) feature animated cartoon. You may not know The Animation Picture Company from such recent Garfield direct-to-DVD movies as: Garfield Gets Real, Garfield Fun Fest, Garfield Pet Force and Garfield Dicks Around In CG Because People Will Buy Any DVD With Garfield On The Cover. Here’s the plot of their upcoming film:

A mysterious plague [sweeps] through a mall pet shop, turning all of the animals into zombies. An ordinary pug named Joey must come to the rescue to find the antidote that will save his four-legged friends, as well as the humans that might take them home.

Okay, but will Garfield make a cameo as a fat, undead smart-ass cat with a hunger for lasagna a la brains? That’s what I wanna know: news about Garfield’s potential involvement.

Oh man. If it wasn’t for that Dead Island trailer, I’d tell you to put the Zombie genre down already. (Dread Central)

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