The story of the Calvin & Hobbes documentary is almost as compelling as that of Bill Watterson himself. Filmmaker Joel Schroeder has spent years piecing together an extensive retrospective on not just one of the most compelling comic strips of all time, but the enigma of the man behind the pen.

Titled Dear Mr. Watterson, the documentary features insight and commentary from many noted comic strip scribes and individuals like Berkeley Breathed (Bloom County), Bill Amend (Foxtrot), Stephan Pastis (Pearls Before Swine) and Seth Green (Robot Chicken and Family Guy).

In other good news, Variety is reporting that the documentary has been picked up for North American release this November and will see both theatrical and VOD release on the 15th.

It’s a real delight, especially for Calvin & Hobbes fans. No word however if the documentary features the reclusive Watterson (I doubt it), but there’s just a joyous sense of nostalgia to the strip that lives long after the last new one was printed in 1995.

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The first trailer for the upcoming Thor sequel The Dark World has now hit the web. Following on the events of The Avengers, the mighty locks of Thor battles an evil older than the universe, in hopes of saving the Nine Realms.

The film stars Chris Hemsworth in the title role alongside Natalie Portman, Anthony Hopkins, Tom Hiddleston, Stellen Skarsgard and Idris Elba.  The Dark World is directed by Alan Taylor (taking over from Kenneth Branagh) and is set for release this November.

 

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Trailer watch: The Green Lantern

The first official trailer for the anticipated new Green Lantern film has made its appearance! And it looks like the thoroughly enjoyable graphic novel thrill ride we were expecting.

Starring Ryan Reynolds as Hal Jordan, the film tells the story of a young fighter pilot who is given the task of becoming the first ever human Green Lantern, a protector of the galaxy. He must deal with the immense power and responsibility bestowed upon him, balancing his relationship with childhood sweetheart Carol Ferris (Blake Lively) and the enemy threat of Parallax.

The film looks like a blast, and we know Reynolds really studied up on the part, so we have high expectations come next June. The only thing we’re unsure of, well, Serena van der Woodsen as a fighter pilot.

The Green Lantern stars Ryan Reynolds, Blake Lively, Mark Strong, Peter Sarsgaard, Angela Bassett and Tim Robbins and opens June 17, 2011.

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