Movie Listing: Comic Book - All

300

Spartans, tonight, we dine in HELL!

Release Date: Friday, March 9, 2007

Rating: Rated R

Based on the epic graphic novel by Frank Miller, 300 is a ferocious retelling of the ancient Battle of Thermopylae in which King Leonidas (Gerard Butler) and 300 Spartans fight to the death against Xerxes and his massive Persian army. Though they have virtually no hope of defeating Xerxes' intimidating battalion, Leonidas' men soldier on, intent on letting it be known they will bow to no man but their king.

Studio: Warner Bros

Batman (1966)

Pow! BLAM! The caped crusaders are out to save the leaders of the free world.

Release Date: Wednesday, July 20, 1966

Rating: Rated PG

The archvillains of The United Underworld - The Catwoman, The Joker, The Riddler and The Penguin - combine forces to dispose of Batman and Robin as they launch their fantastic plot to control the entire world. Armed with a Penguin-personalized pre-atomic submarine, an army of ruthless pirates, exploding sharks and octopi, and an arsenal of polaris missiles, the dastardly villains hijack a yacht containing a superdehydrator, which can extract all moisture from humans and reduce them to particles of dust.

Batman (1989)

Where does he get all those wonderful toys!

Release Date: Friday, June 23, 1989

Rating: Rated PG-13

Behind the black cowl, Gotham City superhero Batman is really millionaire philanthropist Bruce Wayne (Michael Keaton), who turned to crimefighting after his parents were brutally murdered before his eyes. The only person to share Wayne's secret is faithful butler Alfred (Michael Gough). The principal villain in Batman is The Joker (Jack Nicholson) who'd been mob torpedo Jack Napier before he was horribly disfigured in a vat of acid. The Joker's plan to destroy Batman and gain control of Gotham City is manifold.

Studio: Warner Bros

Batman Begins

Evil fears the Knight

Release Date: Wednesday, June 15, 2005

Rating: Rated PG-13

As a boy a young Bruce Wayne watched in horror as his millionaire parents were slain in front of his eyes, a trauma which led him to become obsessed with revenge but his chance is cruelly taken away from him by fate. After disappearing to the East where he seeks counsel with the dangerous but honorable ninja cult leader known as Ra's Al-Ghul, he returns to his now decaying Gotham City overrun by organized crime and dangerous individuals manipulating the system whilst the company he inherited is slowly being pulled out from under him.

Studio: Warner Bros

Batman Forever

Release Date: Friday, June 16, 1995

Rating: Rated PG-13

The third film of the franchise sees many changes as; Tim Burton moves to Producer and makes way for Joel Schumacher to put his stamp on the highly successful comic adaptation, Michael Keaton is dropped for Val Kilmer in the lead roll and Robin makes his first appearance by way of Chris O'Donnell.

Studio: Warner Bros

Daredevil

When justice is blind, it needs a man without fear

Release Date: Friday, February 14, 2003

Rating: Rated PG-13

One of Marvel Comics' most popular characters comes to the screen for the first time in this sci-fi action-thriller. Matthew Murdock (Ben_Affleck) is a lawyer whose father, a prizefighter, was killed by gangsters when Murdock was just a boy. Since then, Murdock has devoted his life to bringing wrongdoers to justice and is willing to help others by taking on cases no other attorney will touch. Murdock is also blind, after being struck down by a truck while trying to save a man from being hit.

Dylan Dog: Dead of Night

Protecting the undead from the real monsters of the world.

Release Date: Friday, April 29, 2011

Rating: Rated PG-13

The adventures of supernatural private eye, Dylan Dog, who seeks out the monsters of the Louisiana bayou in his signature red shirt, black jacket, and blue jeans.

Dylan Dog is the world's only paranormal investigator. He hardly moved to New Olreans to escape a life made of nightmares. However, nightmares will find him again. A missing artifact, a beautiful heiress and a brutal murder conspire to drag him back into the dark world of the undead... Have you ever wondered if the person next to you was really part of your world?

Fantastic Four

4 times the action. 4 times the adventure. 4 times the fantastic.

Release Date: Friday, July 8, 2005

Rating: Rated PG-13

Reed Richards, a brilliant but timid and bankrupt scientist, is convinced that evolution can be triggered by clouds of cosmic energy, and has calculated that Earth is going to pass one of these clouds soon. Together with his friend and partner, the gruff yet gentle astronaut muscle-man Ben Grimm, Reed convinces his conceited MIT classmate Dr. Victor Von Doom, now CEO of his own enterprise, to allow him access to his privately-owned space station. Von Doom agrees in exchange for control over the experiment and a majority of the profits from whatever benefits it brings.

Kick-Ass

Shut up. Kick-ass.

Release Date: Friday, April 16, 2010

Rating: Rated R

Kick-Ass tells the story of an ordinary teenager, Dave, who sets out to become a real-life superhero, calling himself "Kick-Ass". Dave gets caught up in a bigger fight when he meets Big Daddy, a former cop who, in his quest to bring down the drug lord Frank D'Amico, has trained his 11-year-old daughter to be the ruthless vigilante Hit-Girl.

Men in Black

Protecting the earth from the scum of the universe

Release Date: Wednesday, July 2, 1997

Rating: Rated PG-13

For his fifth effort as a feature-film director, one-time cinematographer Barry Sonnenfeld brought his cartoonish visual style and darkly humorous sensibilities to this adaptation of, appropriately enough, a tongue-in-cheek sci-fi comic book. Will Smith stars as James Darrel Edwards, a New York City cop with an athletic physique and a flippant, anti-authoritarian attitude toward law enforcement.

Studio: Sony Pictures

RED

Retired, Extremely Dangerous!

Release Date: Friday, October 15, 2010

Rating: Rated PG-13

Based on the cult D.C. Comics graphic novels by Warren Ellis and Cully Hamner, RED is an action-comedy starring Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman, John Malkovich and Helen Mirren.

Spider-Man

With great power comes great responsibility.

Release Date: Friday, May 3, 2002

Rating: Rated PG-13

Based on the Marvel Comic Book by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko, the film follows the story of Peter Parker (Maguire) who lives in Queens, New York with his beloved Aunt May (Harris) and Uncle Ben (Robertson). Peter leads the life of a normal student, working as a photographer at the school paper, pining after the beautiful Mary Jane Watson (Dunst) and hanging out with buddy Harry Osborn (Franco).

Studio: Sony Pictures

Spider-Man 2

Sacrifice. Destiny. Choice.

Release Date: Thursday, June 30, 2005

Rating: Rated PG-13

It's been two years since Peter Parker transformed into Spider-Man, and he is still trying to find a balance in his life. His love for Mary Jane is becoming much stronger, as he finds it hard to not let her down. His friendship with Harry Osborn is at risk since Harry is convinced Spider-Man got away with his father's death. And if this wasn't enough for the super hero, a new enemy is thrown into the midst of his life. Dr. Otto Octavius, one of Peter's mentors, is involved in a freak scientific accident that deforms his body and warps his mind.

Studio: Sony Pictures

Spider-Man 3

Every hero has a choice, to face the darkness... or be consumed by it.

Release Date: Friday, May 4, 2007

Rating: Rated PG-13

Peter Parker has finally managed to piece together the once-broken parts of his life, maintaining a balance between his relationship with Mary-Jane and his responsibility as Spider-Man. But more challenges arise for our young hero. Peter's old friend Harry Obsourn has set out for revenge against Peter; taking up the mantle of his late father's persona as The New Goblin, and Peter must also capture Uncle Ben's real killer, Flint Marko, who has been transformed into his toughest foe yet, the Sandman.

Studio: Sony Pictures

Superman

You'll Believe a Man Can Fly!

Release Date: Friday, December 15, 1978

Unable to convince the ruling council of Krypton that their world will destroy itself soon, scientist Jor-El takes drastic measures to preserve the Kryptonian race: He sends his infant son Kal-El to Earth. There, gaining great powers under Earth's yellow sun, he will become a champion of truth and justice. Raised by the Kents, an elderly farm couple, Clark Kent learns that his abilities must be used for good. The adult Clark travels to Metropolis, where he becomes a mild-mannered reporter for the Daily Planet...and a caped wonder whose amazing feats stun the city: Superman!
Studio: Warner Bros

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Heroes in a half shell!

Release Date: Friday, March 30, 1990

Rating: Rated PG

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Movie is the live-action, feature film adaptation of the cult comic book and the popular animated television show. After prolonged exposure to radiation, four teenage turtles--Michelangelo, Raphael, Leonardo, and Donatello--have mutated into ninjas and have begun living in the sewers of a large city. Under the guidance of a ninja master Splinter the Rat and television reporter April, the Turtles embark on a mission to run crime out of the city and battle the warlord Shredder.

Studio: New Line Cinema

The Green Hornet

Breaking the law to protect it

Release Date: Friday, January 14, 2011

Rating: Rated PG-13

Britt Reid is the son of LA’s most prominent and respected media magnate and perfectly happy to maintain a directionless existence on the party scene — until his father mysteriously dies, leaving Britt his vast media empire. Striking an unlikely friendship with one of his father’s more industrious and inventive employees, Kato, they see their chance to do something meaningful for the first time in their lives: fight crime.

Studio: Sony Pictures

The Incredible Hulk

You'll like him when he's angry.

Release Date: Friday, June 13, 2008

Rating: Rated PG-13

Mild-mannered scientist Bruce Banner has been traveling the globe in search of the antidote that will allow him to break free from his primal alter ego, but both the warmongers who long to exploit him for their own gain and a horrific creature known as The Abomination are determined to stop him from achieving his noble goal in Transporter 2 director Louis Leterrier's take on the classic Marvel Comics superhero tale. For years, Bruce (Edward Norton) has been living in the shadows, pursued by the military and haunted by the rage within.

Studio: Marvel Studios

The Punisher (2004)

This Is Not Revenge. It's Punishment!

Release Date: Friday, April 16, 2004

Rating: Rated R

The Punisher tells the story of FBI undercover agent, Frank Castle, who until now has beat considerable odds. A former Special Forces operative, he is finally moving out of the field and into a desk job -- and a normal life with his wife and son. Then Castle's world is shaken to its core by a nightmare he has longed feared: his family is executed as a repercussion from his final undercover assignment. With unparalleled intensity, ferocious intelligence and fearless actions, Castle seeks to punish the murderers -- and finds the one thing he least expected: redemption.

The Wolverine

The next installment of Wolverine's solo adventures finds the adamantium laced mutant heading to Japan before he joined up with the X-Men. The movie will rely on samurai elements and is based upon the character's 1982 mini-series written and illustrated by Chris Claremont and Frank Miller respectively.

Wolverine is rumored to start out in a Canadian prison with an opportunity to get out if he goes to Japan and will supposedly face off against Silver Samurai at some point. (by Bryan Kritz)