Erik Amaya

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TMNT, Thor, Y: The Last Man: July 1st Comic Reel

Wed, July 1st, 2009 | Category: TV, Film

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Begins? A seven hour pitch for "Thor?" An ultimate "Y: The Last Man?" "Dead of Night" straight to DVD? All these questions and more as the Comic Reel ponders just who is in charge here.

Terminator Salvation: The CBR Review

Thu, May 21st, 2009 | Category: TV, Film

With great action sequences, but a thin story, “Terminator Salvation” -- starring Christian Bale and Sam Worthington -- finally reveals, with surprising reality, the Future War of the Machines.

The Salvation of Terminator Actors

Wed, May 20th, 2009 | Category: TV, Film

Anton Yelchin, Bryce Dallas Howard, Moon Bloodgood, and Common tell CBR News about shooting the new Terminator film, doubling up on summer movies, and the role of technology in their lives.

McG & Writers Talk Terminator Salvation

Mon, May 18th, 2009 | Category: TV, Film

Director McG and screenwriters Michael Ferris and Jon Brancato tell CBR News about the challenges in returning not just the Terminator to movie screens, but also John Connor.

Talking with Terminator Sam Worthington

Wed, May 13th, 2009 | Category: TV, Film

“Terminator Salvation’s” new cyborg Sam Worthington talks about his job as an actor, his role in the McG film, and his upcoming role in a remake of “Clash of the Titans.”

No Fate: Christian Bale on Terminator

Tue, May 12th, 2009 | Category: TV, Film

Actor Christian Bale talks to CBR News about “Terminator Salvation,” working with the film’s director, and why Christopher Nolan will not tell him anything about the next Batman movie.

Dylan Dog in "Dead of Night" Preview

Thu, May 7th, 2009 | Category: TV, Film

CBR News reveals a look at the forthcoming film “Dead of Night" with a production photo taken at the New Orleans set of the Brandon Routh-starring film based on the Italian Dylan Dog comics.

“X-Men Origins: Wolverine” - The CBR Review

Wed, April 29th, 2009 | Category: TV, Film

“X-Men Origins: Wolverine” combines a great character with a fun movie not without its problems, but ultimately succeeds as reviewer Erik Amaya notes film goers will come away with “a desire…to see another X-Men picture.”

Super Capers: The CBR Review

Thu, March 19th, 2009 | Category: TV, Film

Directed by Ray Griggs, the parody "Super Capers” features misguided heroes and misguided filmmaking, with derivative characters and plots, some of which strain the definition of "homage."

THE SQUID IN THE PICTURE: Watchmen's Biggest Change

Mon, March 9th, 2009 | Category: TV, Film

Screenwriter David Hayter, actor Matthew Goode and illustrator Dave Gibbons talk to CBR about the "Watchmen" film's biggest departure from the Alan Moore & Dave Gibbons graphic novel.

WHO ADAPTS THE WATCHMEN? David Hayter & Alex Tse

Fri, March 6th, 2009 | Category: Comic Books

“Watchmen” screenwriters David Hayter and Alex Tse talk with CBR News about the long and harrowing journey to bring Alan Moore & Dave Gibbons' classic graphic novel to film -- faithfully.


Fri, March 6th, 2009 | Category: TV, Film

Zack Snyder talks to CBR News about the reception his previous films received, how he hopes “Watchmen” will be similarly welcomed, and the scene he intends to restore to the film in the ultimate DVD version.


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.