NAOMI: The creators and actors talk The CW’s newest superhero series – Interview

Kaci Walfall as Naomi in NAOMI - Season 1 Key Art | ©2022 The CW/Matt Sayles

NAOMI is the latest entry in The CW’s adaptations of DC Comics. The series, based on the comics by Brian Michael Bendis and Jamal Campbell and David F. Walker, is now in its first season Tuesday nights on The CW. However, unlike other current and recent DC-based shows, NAOMI has been adapted for television by executive producers/writers Ava DuVernay and Jill Blankenship. In NAOMI, the title character, played by Kaci Walfall, is a comic book-obsessed but popular teen living with her adoptive parents in the (fictional) military base town of Port Oswego, Oregon. One day, a flying figure looking very […]Read On »

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Movie Review: SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE

SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE movie poster | ©2018 Sony/Columbia/Marvel

Rating: PG Stars (voices): Shameik Moore, Jake Johnson, Hailee Steinfeld, Mahershala Ali, Brian Tyree Henry, Lily Tomlin, Luna Lauren Velez, Zoe Kravitz, John Mulaney, Kimiko Glenn, Nicolas Cage, Kathryn Hahn, Liev Schreiber, Chris Pine Writers: Phil Lord & Rodney Rothman, story by Phil Lord, based on characters created by Brian Michael Bendis & Sara Picelli, Steve Ditko & Stan Lee, David Hine and Fabrice Sapolsky Director: Bob Persichetti & Peter Ramsey & Rodney Rothman Distributor: Sony/Columbia/Marvel Release Date: December 14, 2018 Even for the possibly slightly SPIDER-MAN-weary amongst us (seriously, how many times can this specific superhero franchise be sequelized/rebooted […]Read On »

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TCA News: POWERS adaptation still in limbo at FX, but not dead

POWERS - Issue 19 | ©Icon

At today’s TCA press day for the FX Network, President & General Manager John Landgraf says the status of the POWERS graphic novel adaptation created by Brian Michael Bendis is still in limbo – though still alive. “We didn’t pick the pilot up,” says Landgraf. “We did a fairly substantial rewrite which would require pretty substantial reshoots of the pilot. We’re in the process of deciding whether to pull the trigger on the reshoots. I adore the underlying property. It’s the most difficult adaptation I’ve ever worked on.” Landgraf explains that much like HBO transforming the fantasy film genre into […]Read On »

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