• A Look Back

    Why Superman II Still Has the Best Ending Ever

    Although it’s forty years old, I still rate the climax of Superman II (1980) as the best climax to any superhero film. It does something that the numerous superhero movies since have never bettered: it surprises us. One of my issues with the superhero genre is that too often, the…

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  • Entertainment Rants

    JJ’s Wonky World Builds: Number 1

    So JJ Abrams has headed over to Warner Bros. to reboot the DC universe with Justice League Dark. The DC universe is a mess. I blame Zack Snyder who fundamentally didn’t understand the characters, and in trying to update them for a contemporary retelling disfigured them hideously – especially Superman,…

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  • Entertainment Rants

    A Pop Culture Rant

    As if it isn’t obvious, I’m a pop culture nerd. Or was. I think I’m just about done. I don’t have a lot of confidence in today’s industry to make good adaptations of those characters I love. In fact, most of the time I feel insulted. What’s happened? Why has…

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