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URL :http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/comic-riffs
Filed Under:Entertainment / Comic Books
Posts on Regator:1224
Posts / Week:6.1
Archived Since:April 20, 2011

Blog Post Archive

RIP, Leonard Nimoy: Beyond Spock, the actor was forever in search of his next work of art [SKETCHBOOK]

“What I’m exploring right now is the subject of my own mortality. It’s an area that I’m curious about, and I’m researching it to see if there’s a photographic essay in it for me. If images don’t start to come, I’ll go to something else.” — Leonard Nimoy, visual artistRead full article >>

Viola Davis: Two-time Oscar nominee agrees to lead DC’s big-screen ‘Suicide Squad’

THEY CAME for the carpet. They discovered the Wall.Celeb-industry reporters were huddled along the Oscars red carpet Sunday when Viola Davis, a past two-time Academy Award nominee and present presenter, stopped to talk to “eTalk,” among other outlets. And right there, she confirmed the rumors:Read full article >>

Sketchbook: D.C. legalizes marijuana today—a cartoon parody

O, say can you see / By the dawn’s legal light?Today is V-”J” Day in the nation’s capital, where “joint chiefs” just took on new meaning.Read full article >>

Universal TV to adapt Image’s ‘Sex Criminals’ as part of Fraction/DeConnick deal

AND NOW, from the duo who brought you the satirical guide to love “Just the Tips,” a new deal that suggests Universal TV is ready, somehow, to sex you up.Yep, Uni TV has signed on to develop the acclaimed Image Comic series “Sex Criminals,” by Matt Fraction and Chip Zdarsky, for a screen very near you.Read full article >>

‘Art of Richard Thompson’: Filmmakers ‘excited’ as docu selected for first NoVa Film Festival

“THE ART of Richard Thompson,” the moving documentary short about the “Cul de Sac” creator’s professional and personal lives, has just been accepted as an “official selection” into the first Northern Virginia International Film Festival.Read full article >>

Viola Davis: Two-time Oscars nominee agrees to lead DC’s big-screen ‘Suicide Squad’

THEY CAME for the carpet. They discovered the Wall.Celeb-industry reporters were huddled along the Oscars red carpet Sunday when Viola Davis, a past two-time Academy Award nominee and present presenter, stopped to talk to “eTalk,” among other outlets. And right there, she confirmed the rumors:Read full article >>

A DreamWorks deferred: Of massive layoffs, a closure and no Oscars/’Dragon 2? silver lining

AUTHOR’S NOTE:Today, DreamWorks Animation announced a massive fourth-quarter loss of $247.7-million amid the company’s restructuring plans and recent underperforming films. This is a closer look at the studio in the wake of its Oscars loss Sunday night.Read full article >>

Sketchbook: Counting the days till justice for jailed Post reporter Jason Rezaian

FOR MORE than seven months, Washington Post reporter and bureau chief Jason Rezaian has been detained in Iran, for reasons as opaque as the justice system’s approach to his case.Of course, we use the word “justice” in this context very loosely. Show More Summary

Oscars: The ultimate hope for Richard Linklater’s ‘Boyhood’ was never the Best Picture Oscar. Instead, it was this.

LAST SUMMER, when Comic Riffs sat down with filmmaker Richard Linklater, the first thing I said to him about his “Boyhood” was this:So congratulations on this as a achievement. Sure, you’re bound to be in the running for Oscar recognition,...Show More Summary

The Oscars: Here’s what to expect from host Neil Patrick Harris

HOW CAN YOU not appreciate Neil Patrick Harris as an awards host? In the post-Carson and Hope era, he’s got the song-and-dance skills of Hugh Jackman, the crack timing of Billy Crystal, the warmth of Ellen DeGeneres — and better recovery skills than Rob Lowe’s Snow White.Read full article >>

From capers to conspiracies, Dark Circle kicks off ‘reality’ genre stories with tomorrow’s Black Hood

THE FIRST STORY PITCH came in. It was for Archie’s Dark Circle Comics, and its new Black Hood series. The writer was Duane Swierczynski, so known for his gritty crime novels and superheroes. But what was this?Read full article >>

‘Gotham’ TV recap (Ep. 17): Of Red Hoods, a black past and prison-bar blues

A WEEK AFTER revealing a character who may or may not become the Joker, “Gotham” gives us the debut of the Red Hood Gang, adding further speculation as to just whether the Joker has already made an appearance on the Bat-prequel show.Read full article >>

Oscars: ‘Birdman,’ or: What we talk about when we talk about Hollywood’s love/hate of comics

“EVERYBODY HERE are holdouts against a tsunami of superhero movies that have swept this industry,” writer-director Dan Gilroy said over the weekend at the Spirit Awards, while clutching a trophy for his “Nightcrawler” before a crowd that included veterans of Batman, Spider-Man and Hulk films.Read full article >>

The Order: 1886 reviewed — A beautiful, boring disappointment

The Order: 1886 Developed by: Ready at Dawn Published by: Sony Computer Entertainment Available on: PlayStation 4The Victorian era ended with Queen Victoria’s death in 1901, but seldom has it relaxed its grip on the popular imagination. Show More Summary

The Oscars: Here’s what to expect from host Neil Patrick Harris…

HOW CAN YOU not appreciate Neil Patrick Harris as an awards host? In the post-Carson and Hope era, he’s got the song-and-dance skills of Hugh Jackman, the crack timing of Billy Crystal, the warmth of Ellen DeGeneres — and better recovery skills than Rob Lowe’s Snow White.Read full article >>

Aquaman: Until Jason Momoa lands, we can dive into ‘Justice League’s’ Man From Animation

ED. NOTE: With Friday’s viral image reveal of Jason Momoa in costume as big-screen Aquaman, Comic Riffs looks at the Arthur Curry we already have before us: The Man From Animation. —M.C.WHEN Comic Riffs spotlighted Warner Bros.’ animated...Show More Summary

The Oscars: How Ireland’s Tomm Moore deep-dived into 2014?s most transporting animated film: ‘Song of the Sea’

IN THE WINTER of 2010, when I first spoke with first-time Academy Award nominee Tomm Moore, the Irish animator who crafted that year’s “Secret of Kells” said he hoped to return to the Oscars circle in three or four more films.Read full article >>

The Oscars: Want to know why ‘LEGO’ was really snubbed? All 5 animated nominees share this trait.

Cavna’s Caveat: Thar be spoilers. Because host Neil Patrick Harris is already rewriting those “Fifty Shades of Grey” jokes (“Whoa, folks, talk about your ‘WHIPlash’!”), we can’t wait any longer for the rest of the class. Onward to Oscar. Read full article >>

First look: Jason Momoa’s Aquaman hits the aqua ‘Net. How Zack Snyder united the fanboy seas

SO, AQUAMAN has hit the Aqua-’Net.What, you were expecting Vinny Chase?From the director who provided the most chiseled Superman suit so far?This is not your HBO’s Arthur Curry.Read full article >>

RIP, Harris Wittels: ‘Parks and Rec’ producer, @Humblebrag author was a genuinely gifted wit

IN THE SUMMER of 2012, Comic Riffs emailed TV producer and author Harris Wittels. The Washington Post Magazine would be holding a readers’ humor contest. Did Wittels want to help judge it?The email reply came as quick and entertaining as you’d expect from an A-list comedic mind:Read full article >>

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