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…

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

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Stephen Bell reviews Up -vs- Wall-E

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

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

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Bryce Zabel reviews Inglourious Basterds -vs- Saving Private Ryan

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

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Sherry Coben reviews An Education -vs- A Single Man

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Beau DeMayo reviews District 9 -vs- Alien Nation

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Mark Sanchez reviews The Blind Side -vs- Hoosiers

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Beau DeMayo reviews Avatar -vs- Dances with Wolves

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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 196 Articles
Drawing inspiration from career experiences as a CNN correspondent, TV Academy chairman, creator of five produced primetime network TV series, and fast-food frycook, 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. That, plus the fact that he has a new StudioCanal produced feature film, “The Last Battle,” shooting this summer in Europe about the end of World War II. He's also a member of the Directors Guild, Screen Actors Guild, and a past enthusiast of the Merry Marvel Marching Society. His new what-if book series, “Breakpoint,” just won the prestigious Sidewise Award for Alternate History, and has so far tackled JFK not being assassinated and The Beatles staying together.

2 Comments on Movie Smackdown Comix – Oscar Edition


  1. 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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