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'A WRINKLE IN TIME' AND THE JOURNEY OF HOPE LARSON

The 2012 San Diego Comic-Con wrapped up way back in July, but Film Critic Hulk – the gamma-irradiated film theorist who served as EW’s Special Comic-Con Correspondent – isn’t quite finished with the biggest event of the geek year. Read on below for Hulk’s examination of the work of graphic novelist Hope Larson, and check back here tomorrow for Hulk’s final piece of Comic-Con coverage: An in-depth look at Rian Johnson’s Looper.

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COMIC-CON: HULK VS. HALL H!

EVENTUALLY, THE TWO OF US HAD TO DO BATTLE.

HALL H IS COMIC-CON’S MASSIVE CONVENTION ROOM THAT SEATS APPROXIMATELY 6,500 PEOPLE. IT IS WHERE THEY HOLD ALL THE BIGGEST PANELS FOR THE HIGH-PROFILE MOVIES AND PRESENT THEIR FOOTAGE TO THRONGS OF SCREAMING FANS… AT LEAST IN THEORY. BECAUSE THE TRUTH IS THAT SO OFTEN THERE ARE A GOOD DEAL OF PEOPLE IN HALL H WHO ARE JUST THERE FOR SOME OTHER PANEL.

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THE ANATOMY OF A COMIC-CON PANEL

HULK WAS SUPREMELY INTERESTED IN A PANEL ENTITLED “THE CHARACTER OF MUSIC.” ASIDE FROM THE FACT THAT IT WAS POPULATED BY A NUMBER OF VASTLY TALENTED COMPOSERS AND THEIR EQUALLY TALENTED CINEMATIC COLLABORATORS, IT SEEMED LIKE A RATHER PROMISING PLACE FOR AN IN DEPTH DISCUSSION ABOUT THE POWER OF MUSIC AND THE SUBTLETIES OF ITS ARTISTIC APPLICATION.

INSTEAD HULK GOT A COMIC-CON PANEL.

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COMIC-CON: 'CZ12' AND THE LEGACY OF JACKIE CHAN

Film Crit Hulk

HULK DOES NOT USE THE WORD HERO LIGHTLY… JACKIE CHAN IS ONE OF HULK’S HEROES.

THAT MAY SOUND SILLY GIVEN THAT A FEW OF HULK’S REGULAR READERS KNOW THAT HULK’S CINEMATIC HEROES INCLUDE THE RANKS OF  KUBRICK, FELLINI, BERGMAN, TARKOVSKY, AND BREILLAT, BUT IT IS ABSOLUTELY 100% TRUE. JACKIE CHAN IS ONE OF CINEMA’S UNIQUE TREASURES. AND AT HIS BEST, HULK THINKS HE IS THE GREAT HEIR TO THE TRADITION OF BUSTER KEATON.

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