Erik Amaya

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Thu, March 5th, 2009 | Category: TV, Film

CBR talks to "Watchmen" illustrator Dave Gibbons about his the new film adaptation, what role he played in its production and merchandising, and whether writer Alan Moore will ever see it.

WHO PLAYS THE WATCHMEN? Malin Akerman & Patrick Wilson

Wed, March 4th, 2009 | Category: TV, Film

CBR's series of interviews with the cast of “Watchmen" continues with Malin Akerman and Patrick Wilson, who talk about their deeply human characters; in and out of costume.


Mon, March 2nd, 2009 | Category: TV, Film

CBR News talk to "Watchmen" producers Lawrence Gordon, Deborah Snyder and Lloyd Levin about the graphic novel's long journey to the screen, the violent nature of the material, and the harshly practical world of Hollywood.


Fri, February 27th, 2009 | Category: TV, Film

CBR's Erik Amaya turns in this review of the most anticipated superhero movie ever, saying Zack Snyder’s shockingly faithful adaptation of “Watchmen” offers a great deal to fans of the original novel and first time movie goers alike.

CBR Looks at Ed Brubaker's "Angel of Death"

Fri, February 27th, 2009 | Category: TV, Film

Debuting 3/3 is "Angel of Death," a hitman-with-conscience live action web series written by comics superstar Ed Brubaker, starring Zoe Bell & Doug Jones. CBR checked out the first four installments.

WHO PLAYS THE WATCHMEN? Jeffrey Dean Morgan & Jackie Earle Haley

Wed, February 25th, 2009 | Category: TV, Film

CBR talks to actors Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Jackie Earle Haley about playing The Comedian and Rorschach, the darkest characters of "Watchmen."

WHO PLAYS THE WATCHMEN? Billy Crudup & Matthew Goode

Tue, February 24th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

“Watchmen’s” Billy Crudup and Matthew Goode talk with CBR News about the challenges in playing the film’s prime movers, Doctor Manhattan and Ozymandias.

Cast & Crew Talk "Punisher: War Zone"

Fri, December 5th, 2008 | Category: TV, Film

The director, stars, and producer of “Punisher: War Zone” talk about their interest in the ultra-violent character and praise comics writer Garth Ennis as a major inspiration for the new film, which opens today in U.S. cinemas.

Punisher War Zone: The CBR Review

Tue, December 2nd, 2008 | Category: TV, Film

With phrases like "hyper-violent," "twisted," "blood-spatter," and "well-timed gore," CBR's Erik Amaya says the third attempt at a screen version of the Punisher is mostly everything you want from a Punisher movie.

"Lost" Kubricks Found at Meltdown Party

Thu, November 20th, 2008 | Category: TV, Film

Co-creators J.J. Abrams and Damon Lindelof the staffers of “Lost” gathered in Hollywood Wednesday to celebrate the release of collectable Kubrick figures based on the hit ABC show, and CBR was there.

J. Michael Straczynski: Origin of a Writer

Wed, November 19th, 2008 | Category: TV, Film

"Babylon 5" creator and "Changeling" writer J. Michael Straczynski spoke at the Screenwriter’s Expo about his beginnings, his transition into feature films, and the benefits of the comic book format.

Tim Kring Talks "Heroes" History

Tue, November 18th, 2008 | Category: TV, Film

"Heroes" and "Crossing Jordan" creator Tim Kring educated the audience at last Saturday's Screenwriter’s Expo on the process of creating a television show, managing the writing, and the constraints of the serialized format.

On Set with Brubaker's Angel of Death

Wed, October 29th, 2008 | Category: TV, Film

CBR’s exclusive visit to the set of "Angel of Darkness" reveals the Ed Brubaker-written internet series starring Zoë Bell is a labor of great excitement and enthusiasm for everyone involved.

Comics to Console

Fri, October 3rd, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

"Prince of Persia" creator Jordan Mechner, "Bionic Commando" comics writer Justin Marks and game designer Flint Dille gathered at the West Hollywood Book Fair to discuss the cross-pollination between games, comics and film.

GAME PREVIEW: "Spider-Man: Web of Shadows"

Thu, October 2nd, 2008 | Category: Video Games

CBR News gets a hands-on feel for the anticipated new video game “Spider-Man: Web of Shadows,” in which a symbiote army invades Manhattan,with guest stars Black Cat, Luke Cage and Wolverine.

The Many Loves of Ray Bradbury

Wed, October 1st, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

Legendary Science Fiction author and playwright Ray Bradbury entertained the crowd at Sunday’s West Hollywood Book Fair, discussing works like "Fahrenheit 451," the EC Comics adaptations of his work and more.

Len Wein: Watching The Watchmen

Tue, September 30th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

“Watchmen” editor Len Wein discussed at the West Hollywood Book Fair editing the classic graphic novel,working with Moore & Gibbons, writing the video game, and which of his comics creations looks best on screen.

CCI: BOOM! Studios

Mon, August 4th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

Mark Waid and BOOM! Studios talked to fans at Comic-Con International about the successes of the past years and look into the publisher's future, with new projects including Disney/Pixar comics, "Farscape" and more.

CCI: Mike Mignola

Thu, July 31st, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

Hellboy creator Mike Mignola entertained questions from fans last Saturday at Comic-Con International in San Diego. He discussed the necessity for mystery in his stories, why the films follow a different story, and what's next for Hellboy.

CCI: Battlestar Galactica

Thu, July 31st, 2008 | Category: TV, Film

Kevin Smith and the cast and crew of Sci Fi's “Battlestar Galactica” entertained fans at Comic-Con International with recollections and insights into previous seasons and a tease of the final episodes of the popular cable series.