“Modern” Superman Means “Spider-Man”

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Warner Bros. officially released Superman’s plot details, and they align with what Vulture reported last October.  Before we get to that, first we must point out that writer David Goyer claims that Christopher Nolan figured out how to adapt Superman to the modern times.  That “modern” story is Clark Kent “trying to decide if he … Continue reading

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Box Office Barometer 6-20-11: Green Lantern is the Face of Death

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There were a lot of things at stake this weekend, and unfortunately for Green Lantern, it was responsible for all of them. Let’s take a look at the things it killed. RYAN REYNOLDS’ CAREER Ryan Reynolds is a hard-working actor, as evidenced by his start on Two Guys, A Girl, and a Pizza Place, past … Continue reading

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Arnold The Cartoon?!

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It was all planned.  Amidst the barrage of remakes, sequels or TV adaptions of His movies, we had faith.  We were rewarded with His first onscreen appearance since 2004.  It was a cameo in a movie stacked with action stars, but His quick scene was the moment people talked about.  When His governorship ended, and … Continue reading

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Wonder Woman Looks Good and Bad

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Last week, NBC released an official picture of Adrianne Palicki as Wonder Woman, and she looks great! (That’s more of a credit to Palicki than NBC.)  But, past her beauty, there’s not much reason to watch the show. David E. Kelly is spearheading this project, which was picked up at the last minute after it … Continue reading

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Casual Racism: The Superhero Edition

Let’s just get this out of the way now: Henry Cavill just got cast as Superman in Zack Snyder’s upcoming reboot of the franchise. And I’m pretty damn excited. But that’s not what I’d like to discuss. What I’d like to talk to you about today is the immediate backlash of fans and non-fans alike … Continue reading

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My Dear John to Comic Book Movies

Dear Comic Book Movies, We had a great run.  You’ve been good to me.  I’ve supported you.  Now it’s time to move on. Our time together began with the ridiculous Joel Schumacher Batman movies.  I watched you take the next step when Spider–Man debuted in 2002.  I watched you evolve in Batman Begins and The … Continue reading

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Smashed-Up

We are in an era where not only much of popular culture is a rehash, but also one where it is more and more of a mash-up. Take this illustration, for example.  Why is it gaining attention? Because it combines two of the most iconic characters of the 20th Century.  Just look at some of … Continue reading

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