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Stephen Schleicher

Stephen Schleicher

Stephen Schleicher began his career writing for the Digital Media Online community of sites, including Digital Producer and Creative Mac covering all aspects of the digital content creation industry. He then moved on to consumer technology, and began the Coolness Roundup podcast. A writing fool, Stephen has freelanced for Sci-Fi Channel's Technology Blog, and Gizmodo. Still longing for the good ol' days, Stephen launched Major Spoilers in July 2006, because he is a glutton for punishment.

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6 Comments

  1. hermit
    December 19, 2008 at 1:51 pm — Reply

    hahahahahaha

    ….

    heheheheheheheheehehee

    oh boy, sorry. as much as i like Miller’s work, he need to get down from whatever he got on.

  2. December 19, 2008 at 7:29 pm — Reply

    Oh, I’m sure he’s joking. He said something similar at his press conferance at Comic-Con, and it got the crowd to laugh. I’m interested in the Spirit and will see it some time next week, but here’s how I see the numbers falling on the week of Christmas:

    1.The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
    2.Marley and me
    3.The Spirit or Bedtime Stories
    4.The Spirit or Bedtime Stories

  3. December 19, 2008 at 9:23 pm — Reply

    Sometimes people should realize they came to the right conclusion in the first place. The sad thing is the movie going public will eat this shit up and not realize how butchered and misogynistic (sp?) Frank Miller has made everything.

    Just a side thought: Aside from Ronin, which really wasn’t all that much of a success, and Sin City, has Miller ever thrived using an original idea? ‘Course, seeing how Sin City is so derivative maybe I should lop that off the list too.

    Cory?

  4. hermit
    December 20, 2008 at 1:27 pm — Reply

    it’s the important thins is not doing something original, but doing something right. of course he made his name with old characters (daredevil, batman) but he did it in an awesome way.

    of course i have yet to see the movie, but seeing the trailers and pictures, i’m under the impression he should stay in comics.

  5. December 20, 2008 at 5:37 pm — Reply

    Mmm. There was some interesting stuff going on in Miller’s work for Marvel and DC.

    Ever since the advent of Sin City, he’s become (to me) less a creator and more of a performer, somewhat in the vein of Dave Sim, in that *Frank Miller* is the point of what Frank Miller is doing, not the work itself. Sin City’s strange hybrid of hardboiled thriller and ultraviolent bloodbath did nothing for me, and turning a character like the Spirit into a dark hard-edged Miller character does even less.

    It’s best not even to get me started on 300, a dark and impenetrable chunk of history devoid of content, forced down my throat like a shotgunned Milwaukee Beast at a frat party…

  6. J'osh
    December 21, 2008 at 8:59 am — Reply

    The week of Christmas goes like this by my guess..

    1- Bedtime Stories

    2- Marley and Me

    3 -Benjamin Button

    4- Valkyrie

    5- Yes Man or The Spirit

    I’m leaning toward “Yes Man”, no one I know has any interest in “The Spirit” unless they are aware of the source material, and even then its morbid curiosity. I won’t even watch it on TV, looks terrible. They should have gotten Brad Bird.

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