• Inside Entertainment,  Media Rants

    Zack Snyder’s Superman

    I’m not a fan of DC’s cinematic universe. I don’t have a problem with them going dark. It’s just that it’s all dark, and it becomes monotonal. If you could pit Richard Donner’s Superman against Tim Burton’s Batman, you would’ve had a spectacular conflict. The characters are polar opposites. Donner himself recognized this. In his commentary for Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut, he relates a story where the studio asked him (before the Tim Burton Batman) how he’d do Batman. Donner said Superman was a character of the light, while Batman was a character of the dark. (He then went on to say Tim Burton went even darker with…

  • Prudence

    Prudence: Chapter 5c

    Boyd and Ox no longer drink with the abandon of earlier. Their eyes flit nervously among passers-by and their conversation is hardly as glib, although if somebody were to overhear them they would think it as meaningless as ever. ‘That brunette’s panty-less,’ Boyd says He points with the neck of his Gallia at two women who walk past. The brunette is in a tight pink dress that shapes the curves of her buttocks. Her friend is a tall woman wearing a mini skirt. ‘The other one’s wearing a … a …’ Boyd’s eyes narrow speculatively. ‘Am guessing she’s also going commando,’ Ox says. ‘Gotta look out for her on the…