Halfway through my time as an undergraduate, my perception of critical analysis was changed thanks to a Film Studies module I took. From there, I went on to study Adaptations in my post-graduate years, tackling adaptations of popular books, comics, and videogames into other media (generally movies and television shows). Taking its name from my PhD thesis, Interplay articles are lengthy, essay-like pieces designed to discuss adaptations in their many forms and, as a result, only tend to be published two or three times a year.
Released: 30 September 2021Director: Cary Joji FukunagaDistributor: United Artists Releasing / Universal PicturesBudget: $250 to 301 millionStars: Daniel Craig, Rami Malek, Léa Seydoux, Lashana Lynch, Ben Whishaw, Ralph Fiennes, Jeffrey Wright, and Christoph Waltz The Plot:Five years after the capture of Ernst Stavro Blofeld (Waltz), super spy James Bond/007 (Craig) has retired from active service … Continue reading Talking Movies: No Time to Die (SPOILERS)
Issue OneStory Title: One if by Land, Two if by Space…Published: May 2009Writer: Ricardo SanchezArtists: Kevin Sharpe, Jim Clark, et al Issue TwoStory Title: Dirty JobsPublished: June 2009Writer: Ricardo SanchezArtists: Kevin Sharpe, Gabe Eltaed, and Randy Mayor Issue ThreeStory Titles: If You Meet the Zombie on the Road… and Holiday Sugarman: Special Operations AgentPublished: January … Continue reading Back Issues: Resident Evil (2009)
Released: 7 September 2019Director: Richard StanleyDistributor: RLJE FilmsBudget: $6 to 12 millionStars: Nicolas Cage, Joely Richardson, Madeleine Arthur, Brendan Meyer, Julian Hilliard, and Elliot Knight The Plot:Nathan Gardner (Cage) and his family have moved out to his late father’s farm following his wife Theresa’s (Richardson) mastectomy. Their simple life of raising alpacas is interrupted when … Continue reading Talking Movies: Color Out of Space
Difficult as it may be to believe, I never actually grew up watching or as a fan of the Rambo films (Various, 1982 to 2019) and my exposure to the works of Sylvester Stallone was comparatively now compared to that of Arnold Schwarzenegger. However, having recently watched the entire series from start to finish, I’m … Continue reading Talking Movies [Rambo Month]: First Blood
With the release of Sonic the Hedgehog 3 (SEGA Technical Institute, 1994), gamers were introduced to Knuckles the Echidna. This mischievous, dreadlocked antagonist was created by Takashi Yuda and his debut was made all the more impressive by virtue of the fact that Sonic 3 was too big to fit on one cartridge, which meant … Continue reading Back Issues [Knuckles Day & Knuckles]: Sonic’s Friendly Nemesis: Knuckles
In September 1961, DC Comics published a little story called “Flash of Two Worlds” (Fox, et al), a landmark story that featured in The Flash #123 and brought together two generations of the Flash: the Golden Age Jay Garrick and the Silver Age Barry Allen. In the process, DC Comics created the concept of the … Continue reading Talking Movies [Multiverse Madness]: Superman: Red Son
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