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Man of Steel
This new Superman flies without a lot of emotional baggage, which is mostly a good thing though the character could stand a bit more dramatic heft.
"...Directed by: Zack Snyder. Starring: Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Michael Shannon, Kevin..."

June 14, 2013 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Sucker Punch
In this visually compelling but narratively bankrupt action fantasy, an institutionalized young girl finds escape through her vivid imagination.
"...Directed by: Zack Snyder. Starring: Emily Browning, Carla Gugino, Vanessa Hudgens, Jena..."

April 1, 2011 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

300: Rise of an Empire
Better than the first movie, this sequel is a more deserving Aegean “epic.”
"...of a sequel than the second, meanwhile-back-at-the-farm half of Zack Snyder’s 2007 blockbuster 300, this is a righteously gory..."

March 7, 2014 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Shazam!
DC finally gets to the heart of why we love superheroes
"...universe has a sense of humor: A week after Zack Snyder made waves by suggesting that his vision of..."

April 5, 2019 Movie Review by Matthew Monagle

Justice League
Another ho-hum entry to the DC Extended Universe
"...Directed by: Zack Snyder. Starring: Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Jason Momoa, Ezra..."

Nov. 17, 2017 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
Overwrought take on DC Comics’ two most popular characters
"...Directed by: Zack Snyder. Starring: Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Jesse..."

March 25, 2016 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

300
Both Frank Miller's comic about the legendary battle of Thermopylae and Zack Snyder's cinematic adaptation are bloodthirsty affairs, awash in spectacle.
"...Directed by: Zack Snyder. Starring: Gerald Butler, Lena Headey, David Wenham, Dominic..."

March 9, 2007 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Watchmen
Although this hotly anticipated film has ideas galore, it remains bizarrely cold and uninvolving.
"...Directed by: Zack Snyder. Starring: Billy Crudup, Malin Akerman, Matthew Goode, Jackie..."

March 6, 2009 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Dawn of the Dead
It's hard to keep a good zombie down.
"...Directed by: Zack Snyder. Starring: Sarah Polley, Ving Rhames, Jake Weber, Mekhi..."

March 26, 2004 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

DVDanger: Justice League vs. Teen Titans
Why is DC Animated better than DC's Cinematic Universe?
"...v Superman: Dawn of Justice failed creatively, it’s because Zack Snyder et al. clearly did not understand the characters...."

April 19, 2016 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Everything Went Black: I Was Dead Before Dead Was Cool
Shoot him in the head. He's dead, he's all messed up
"...when both Edgar Wright's Shaun of the Dead and Zack Snyder's remake of George A. Romero's Dawn of the..."

Oct. 17, 2012 Screens Post by Marc Savlov

Incredibles 2
Pixar's superhero family returns with familiar but still welcome action
"...intentional or not (I guess we’ll leave that to Zack Snyder, who wants to adapt Rand’s The Fountainhead. Good..."

June 15, 2018 Movie Review by Josh Kupecki

The Cold Light of Day
A young businessman on vacation in Spain with his family becomes caught in a tangled web of espionage and intrigue in this lackluster follow-up by the director of JCVD.
"...to make me think Cavill is going to be Zack Snyder's Superman incarnate. The script, by Scott Wiper and..."

Sept. 14, 2012 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Zombieland
A hilarious script and seamless performances make this a quite tasty zomcom.
"...11 from the opening credits sequence – which, like Zack Snyder's underrated remake of Dawn of the Dead, uses..."

Oct. 2, 2009 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Undead
This Australian horror film arrives at the tail end of a recent and very substantial cinematic zombie overdose. Unfortunately, there are only so many ways to slice the walking dead.
"...brilliant "romantic comedy with zombies," Shaun of the Dead; Zack Snyder’s fine remake of George Romero’s Dawn of the..."

July 8, 2005 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Shaun of the Dead
This "romantic comedy … with zombies" has a note-perfect mix of humor, horror, love, and death.
"...the Dead, recently remade stateside to fine effect by Zack Snyder) is the most faithful and interesting film about..."

Sept. 24, 2004 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole
The director of Watchman and 300 makes his first 3-D animated movie about a young owl caught between warring factions.
"...Directed by: Zack Snyder. Maybe prior familiarity with Kathryn Lasky’s young adult..."

Oct. 1, 2010 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Do We Really Need More Superhero Movies?
We asked local artists if we're approaching Peak Cape anytime soon
"...sexy and mysterious badass. I am looking forward to Zack Snyder's Man Of Steel, which looks like it has..."

April 25, 2018 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Five Pet Cats in Modern Fiction
And you won’t believe what happens to the third one
"...or we’ll make you watch the cinematic adaptation that Zack Snyder insulted the source material with...."

Feb. 15, 2018 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Top 5 Soundtracks and Original Scores of 2014
Awesome Mix, No. 2: Tehran punk, Cave, and Carpenter
"...Tyler Bates, on leave from scoring Rob Zombie and Zack Snyder’s frequent phantasmagorias was not, thankfully, likewise freed from..."

Dec. 30, 2014 Screens Post by Marc Savlov

From Baz to Batman
Costume designer Michael Wilkinson does it all from the Harvey Pekar schlump look in American Splendor to the fabulous Seventies fashions of American Hustle
"...gritty redesigns of Wonder Woman, Superman, and Batman for Zack Snyder's upcoming films in the DC Universe. "I was..."

Nov. 14, 2014 Screens Feature by Amy Gentry

From the Vaults: Myth-ing in 'Action'
Saluting Superman on his last big birthday – 25 years ago
"...With Krypton's last son returning to the screen amidst..."

June 13, 2013 Screens Post by Robert Faires

Trailer Park Is Action-Packed
Not the heroes you deserve, but the heroes you need right now
"...waiting for. It's Clark Kent's origin story, directed by Zack Snyder (300), and starring Russell Crowe and Henry Cavill...."

April 19, 2013 Screens Post by Monica Riese

The Q&A Hole: What Was the Worst Movie You Ever Saw?
With Lars Nilsen, Chris Cubas, Julie Gillis, Buzz Moran, and more
"...wanna stick it to some awful, big-budget movie like Zack Snyder's made, something like that. But I don't watch..."

Dec. 31, 2012 Screens Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

He Needed a Hero
A regular schlub turns caped crusader in James Gunn's Super
"...before Juliet is transformed into a hideous, literal heifer. Zack Snyder's controversial remake of George A. Romero's Dawn of..."

March 11, 2011 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

New Joy
David Hudson on cyber cinephilia
"...marks of an AICN rave for the latest from Zack Snyder. For variety's sake, for fecundity's sake, for the..."

March 9, 2007 Screens Feature by Spencer Parsons

SXSW Film Adds Midnighters and More
Horror lineup announced, plus shorts and more
"...Newtown Director: Kim A. Snyder Newtown documents the aftermath of the deadliest mass shooting..."

Feb. 9, 2016 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Austin's Top Chefs Come Together for Harvey Relief
Event will donate 100% of proceeds to hurricane aid
"...Yoshi Okai (Otoko), Rene Ortiz and Nayan Desai (Launderette), Zack Perez (Paperboy), Amanda Rockman (South Congress Hotel), Laura Sawicki..."

Sept. 6, 2017 Food Post by Brandon Watson

Capitalism, Weaponized: Sun Tzu Gets Cyberpunk'd
The new graphic novel from Harper Collins makes us all antsy.
"...live – is preparing to have a conniption if Zack "The Watchmen Movie" Snyder doesn't eventually turn this into..."

Aug. 27, 2012 Chronolog Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

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