Movie Smackdown Comix – Oscar Edition

Bryce Zabel, Editor-in-ChiefWe call them Comix.

You’ve seen them in most of our reviews where we take the studios’ standard garden-variety publicity stills and armed only with an iMac, some Comic Life Magiq software and a serious authority issue, we present them in a way that you can’t get anywhere else. Namely, we take those characters and we put words in their mouths. And really, who doesn’t harbor a secret desire to take famous actors and make them say whatever you want?

Anyway, here’s our complete collection of work from the Academy Award Best Picture nominations. Be warned. We haven’t treated the films with the special reverence that the Academy traditionally serves up. And, because we’re basically film contrarians, we present them in reverse-alphabetical order. So there…

Sherry Coben reviews Up in the Air -vs- It’s Complicated

Stephen Bell reviews Up -vs- Wall-E

Sherry Coben reviews A Serious Man -vs- The Fantastic Mr. Fox

Bryce Zabel comments on Precious -vs- Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire

Bryce Zabel reviews Inglourious Basterds -vs- Saving Private Ryan

Sherry Coben reviews The Hurt Locker -vs- In the Loop

Sherry Coben reviews An Education -vs- A Single Man

Beau DeMayo reviews District 9 -vs- Alien Nation

Mark Sanchez reviews The Blind Side -vs- Hoosiers

Beau DeMayo reviews Avatar -vs- Dances with Wolves

Rodney Twelftree reviews Avatar -vs- Star Trek

Check out all our Comix in their own special section, where you can play them as a pretty cool slide-show. Enjoy!


About Bryce Zabel

Drawing inspiration from career experiences as a CNN correspondent, TV Academy chairman, writer/producer and fast-food cook, Bryce is the Editor-in-Chief of Movie Smackdown. While he freely admits to having written the screenplay for the reviewer-savaged "Mortal Kombat: Annihilation," he hopes the fact that he also won the Writers Guild award a couple of years ago will cause you to cut him some slack. He's also a member of the Directors Guild, creator of five primetime network TV series, and author of a new non-fiction book about UFOs.
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2 Responses to Movie Smackdown Comix – Oscar Edition

  1. Sandy says:

    My choice for the best movie would be
    1 Avatar
    2. Blind Side
    3. The hurt locker


  2. A reference to F-TROOP! That made my day!!!

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