Movie Club is dead — long live Movie Club!

Posted: February 7th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: | 5 Comments »

There are two things I love in this world — well, there are three things, but one of them is a secret, you nosey bastard. But the two things I can tell you my undying love for are comic books and movies.

Both have been an important part of my life for as long as I can remember, and on any given day it’s very likely that I’m watching a movie, reading a comic or both. So what could be better than getting the chocolate in my peanut butter with movies based on comic books? Good, bad and everything in between, I watch them all —  and I’m inviting you to watch along with me as part of the Comic Book Movie Club.

Now, you might be saying, “Hey, wasn’t there another movie club here that I was totally ignoring?” and the answer would be, yes, yes there was. But while the rules for participating are the same as before, we’ll be taking a different direction from now on and will focus just on films based on comic books or strips. (And since I can break my own rules, movies that are obviously inspired by the medium so we can include titles like Unbreakable and The Iron Giant.) It goes without saying that most of the movies will skew toward the spandex-and-capes genre since that’s what gets adapted most, but I definitely want to make plenty of room for films like Road to Perdition and A History of Violence, so hopefully everyone will feel they have a chance to participate and contribute.

But with that said, we’re going straight to the cult-cheese with the first Comic Book Movie Club selection. Ladies and gentlemen, are you ready for a movie written and directed by Wes Craven? For a man transformed by science, but changed even more by love? For more Adrienne Barbeau than you can handle? Then I give you:


Swamp Thing

Monsters and midgets! This muck-and-latex encrusted cult classic is available on Netflix and YouTube, so get watching!

Now showing: Swamp Thing (1982)

Submit reviews by: Thursday, March 1

The deal: Write a review of this months’ selection, link it back to me and I’ll link back to you. Send me an e-mail or drop it in the comments so I know it’s there.

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