Swamp Thing in the Roost

In this week’s special Capes on Camera edition of In the Roost, Will (Capes on Camera, A Bomb in the Lasagna) and Alex (The Tuesday Zone, Eldritch Adaptations) discuss the various screen adaptations of DC’s seminal horror comic Swamp Thing, from the B-movie charms of Wes Craven’s 1982 movie, to the decidedly less charming USA Network show,…

A Bomb in the Lasagna: The Avengers Avenge Harder (With More Robots) in “Avengers: Age of Ultron”

Well, judging from the opening weekend box office records,  statistically you have seen Avengers: Age of Ultron. Seriously, the only film opening better than the Avengers is The Avengers. The culmination of the four previous movies of Marvel’s “phase 2”, Age of Ultron is a 2 1/2 hour juggernaut of a superhero adventure, one which highlights the best and worse…

Capes on Camera: “Daredevil (2003)”

In an era where big budget superhero films dominate the box office, it’s easy to forget that “comic book movie” was once a dirty phrase in Hollywood. Even 10 years ago, silver screen supeheroics were considered a risky investment before Nolan and Whedon used them to shatter records. Capes on Camera is a look at…

Capes on Camera: “The Phantom”

In an era where big budget superhero films dominate the box office, it’s easy to forget that “comic book adaptation” was once a dirty phrase in Hollywood. Even 10 years ago, silver screen supeheroics were considered a risky investment before Nolan and Whedon used them to shatter records. Capes on Camera is a look at…

Capes on Camera: “The Rocketeer”

In an era where big budget superhero films dominate the box office, it’s easy to forget that “comic book adaptation” was once a dirty phrase in Hollywood. Even 10 years ago, silver screen supeheroics were considered a risky investment before Nolan and Whedon used them to shatter records. Capes on Camera is a look at…