IM Convo with the News and Observer’s Craig Lindsey

  Did a chat session with my friend, film critic Craig Lindsey, which ran on the Raleigh News and Observer’s web site….along with that photo of me with Rosario Dawson.  Lindsey’s observations on the chat: “But this convo is perhaps the most significant for me because Smith helped me deal with something that was tearing …

Jonathan Lethem on OMEGA THE UNKNOWN (LINK FIXED)

JONATHAN LETHEM ON OMEGA THE UNKNOWN by Zack Smith ENIGMA THE FIRST: the lone survivor of an alien world, a nameless man of somber, impassive visage, garbed utterly inappropriately in garish blue-and-red. ENIGMA THE SECOND: James-Michael Starling, age twelve raised in near-isolation by parents who (he discovered on the day they “died”) were robots. ENIGMA …

Interview with Artist Simone Bianchi (WOLVERINE)

SIMONE BIANCHI: WRAPPING UP WOLVERINE by Zack Smith We talked with Simone Bianchi when his run on Marvel’s Wolverine started with issue #50, the first part of a massive storyline with Sabertooth that’s been presented in both color and black and white. With the story about to draw to a close with the much-hyped issue …

Spotlight on Hi Mom! Film Festival

Home » Film » Spotlight   View Reader Comments JULY 11, 2007 Hi Mom! Film Festival BY ZACK SMITH The Fish Heads Fugue and Other Tales for Twilight The Hi Mom! Film Festival has always had a slight hint of chaos to it. Since it started in 1997, its creative direction as a short film …

John McCrea on HITMAN at Newsarama

HITMAN: AN APPRECIATION, II – JOHN McCREA by Zack Smith With DC Comics revisiting the violent and hilarious world of Tommy Monaghan in September’s Hitman/JLA, we’ve been chatting with the demented minds who brought Tommy and company into our homes each month. To follow up on our talk with Garth Ennis, we called up the …

My Review of TRANSFORMERS

“Look—this is a two-hour and 20-minute Michael Bay/Steven Spielberg film based on a toy line of robots. It is quite possibly the most commercialized film ever made: No product goes unplaced, and one kid actually shouts, ‘This is a hundred times better than Armageddon!’ The phrase ‘This isn’t Shakespeare’ was invented for this movie.” Full …

Fantastic Four Review

From the Independent Weekly:  FANTASTIC FOUR 2: RISE OF THE SILVER SURFER—This sequel to the 2005 superhero adaptation is like being trapped in a room with a bad comedian for an hour and a half—though the fact that the film is only 90 minutes is immensely appealing in this summer of nearly three-hour sequels. No …