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Archive for June 2nd, 2011


Trailer Watch: Rise of the Planet of the Apes

This movie continues to look better than it has any right to be. Directed by Rupert Wyatt, and starring James Franco, Freida Pinto, John Lithgow, Brian Cox, Tom Felton, David Oyelowo and Andy Serkis as Caesar, Rise of the Planet of the Apes hits theaters on August 5. (via Coming Soon)

Were any of your guys Planet of the Apes fans as kids, like I was? (Am, I suppose.) What do you think?

Trailer Watch: Page One: Inside the New York Times

Andrew Rossi’s documentary Page One: Inside the New York Times chronicles a year in the life of the New York Times in one of the most turbulent periods ever for the news industry. The film seems to track Times writers Brian Stelter, Tim Arango and David Carr in particular, and sets out to make a case for the continued relevance of more rigorous reporting the news industry offers in the age of the Internet.

You can also check out an interview with the filmmakers over at Take Part, and if you’re really curious, check out a few reviews from its Sundance premiere.

Page One hits theaters on June 24, thanks to Magnolia Pictures and Participant Media.

Multiplex: Enjoy Your Show is now available from Diamond Comics!

As I mentioned a week ago, Multiplex: Enjoy Your Show (Book 1) is in Diamond Comics Distributors’ PREVIEWS “movie comics”-themed June catalog, which is out NOW. (It’s a Staff Pick, even!) Since I’m really excited about the potential to get the book out to my international readers who can’t afford the high cost of shipping, and to introduce the book — and Multiplex, in the process — to many, many new readers, I wanted to share the solicitation with you guys.

Also as I mentioned before: if you want to convince your local comics retailer to pick up the book, point them to page 258 of the June PREVIEWS, download this sell sheet (PDF, 308kb) or just give them the Order Code (JUN110987). That’s all the information they need to order the book from any comics shop in the world with a Diamond account. (Yes, that includes PREVIEWS UK shops!)

Orders through Diamond will hit shelves in August.

From p. 258 of the June PREVIEWS

I drew Batgirl.

Kevin Chiou commissioned this sketch of the one, true Batgirl (Barbara Gordon) via the Multiplex Store, and I’m really happy with how it turned out, so (with his kind permission) I thought I’d share it with you! Nitpickers will note that I am using the Batman: The Animated Series version of the costume (and I probably didn’t even that that right).