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Mister Terrific

Why Mister Terrific Should Have Been on “Arrow” Instead of the Atom

“Daniel” could have easily been Michael Holt.

Before Watchmen: Comedian Issue 1 review

Before Watchmen: Comedian issue 1, I think for many, was going to be the test of this prequel series. Comedian is arguably the fan favorite of the Watchmen universe, as well as being one of the most in depth and complex characters, helped by the fact that he was a member of both the Minutemen […]

Before Watchmen: Silk Spectre Issue 1 review

After a solid first issue of Minutemen last week, I have been looking forward to see what Darwyn Cooke has in store for the Silk Specter, both Jr. and Sr. DC played it smart by having Silk Spectre as the second release, since the writer is the same. However, the artist Amanda Conner’s work is […]

Before Watchmen: Minutemen Issue 1 review

Well, the day is finally here. For all intents and purposes, “Watchmen 2” has arrived. Feels weird doesn’t it? This is a day that many people have feared, and a few people have been looking forward too. I would fit myself into the latter group, confident in DC that they wouldn’t screw up. They had […]

We Just Might Have To Avenge Something

The Avengers was awesome, but you already know that. Although I personally thought the 3D sucked, but that’s just me. When the credits rolled in the theater at 2:30 AM almost a week and a half ago, there was a sinking feeling in my gut. It tugged away as I drove out of the parking […]

Should I Watch “Green Lantern”? (And The Movies That Got Away)

Do you have a list of movies that you so badly wanted to see in theaters but some cosmic, coincidental happenstance caused you to deter from that path? My ever-building hype for this summer’s movie releases has made me recall these movies. Among them, last year’s Green Lantern.

In 2012, Will We Go To The Movies?

2012 is on the horizon. Are we going to go see movies then? Ben Fritz and Amy Kaufman of the Los Angeles Times reported that this past year audiences barely went out to the movies. Quantitatively, to the tune of a 25% decrease in “multiples,” industry speak for “the final box-office take compared to a […]

Twinkle, Twinkle: The Allure and Paradox of “Superstars”

Pumbaa: Hey, Timon, ever wonder what those sparkly dots are up there? Timon: Pumbaa, I don’t wonder; I know. Pumbaa: Oh. What are they? Timon: They’re fireflies. Fireflies that, uh… got stuck up on that big bluish-black thing. Pumbaa: Oh, gee. I always thought they were balls of gas burning billions of miles away. Timon: […]

Non-Christmas Movies, On Christmas?

The holidays are just around the corner, and with that comes the onslaught of Christmas specials and marathons airing on the magic box we call television. Everyone seems to have that one or seven Christmas movies they always watch at this time of year. You’ll hear lists containing the classics, like Miracle on 34th, Home […]

Seeing Green: The Importance Of “The Green Hornet”

Man, that looks like a great movie. Lots of kung-fu and comedy, and it’s got the bad guy from Inglorious Basterds! Right on! But hold the Gas Gun — there’s something more to this movie. Something deeper than what others may care or even bother to see or understand. Something bigger in this picture. Something […]

The Villain You Deserve: Who should be the villain for “The Dark Knight Rises”?

Riddle me this, riddle me that. Who wants to be the one to fight the big, bad, bat? As you’ve probably heard pretty much everywhere, Christopher Nolan dropped some info on the next installment of his Batman trilogy. The first of which is the title, which will officially be “The Dark Knight Rises.” The other […]