The first part of this review of the new movie Thor: The Dark World is unusual and short simply because there are so many surprises and I don’t want to give anything away. (I saved the spoilers for the end, so if you want to be surprised, don’t read below the spoiler alert!) I saw . . .
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This movie is misnamed. It takes place in Outer Space and should be called Lack of Gravity!
Simply, this is the most interesting and compelling visual storytelling I have seen since 2001: A Space Odyssey. This movie is nothing like 2001, except for the fact that dialogue is not an essential part of the movie . . .
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I was not at all surprised to discover that Marvel’s Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. fell 30% in the ratings. I am disappointed that I didn’t post this last week and therefore would look very smart for predicting this. They made so many mistakes in their presentation that I knew this would not remain a hit. And . . .
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Just to fill you in on the backstory…
Superhero comics were a product of the Great Depression era and their popularity had waned by the early 1950s. Only characters from the DC Universe–Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman–remained on the newsstands, with Batman on his last legs.
The original Captain America, published by Timely Comics (now . . .
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Man of Steel: A Review
[And see the update below...]
I write these reviews not for the casual fan, but for the comic book enthusiasts who probably have seen all the previous movies and want to know not just how good this movie may be but how it stacks up to the previous editions . . .
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“The weed of crime bears bitter fruit. Crime does not pay. . .The Shadow knows!”
(And so does my friend Will Murray, who I would like to thank! Will not only gave me permission to use his published quotes, but he contributed NEW material for this article.
Picture from Will Murray’s article . . .
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My first thought about The Prisoner in the year 2013: Will it hold up?
The answer is yes, it does. But that’s not necessarily a good thing.
The secret to watching The Prisoner is understanding the three “secrets” which I will mention.
The Prisoner: The Complete Series [Blu-ray]
This show should . . .
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I saw Star Trek Into Darkness on Friday, Imax 3-D and did enjoy the movie. For Trekkies this is at least a three out of four star movie. For me, though, this movie was a tremendous disappointment and I can see why it is NOT meeting expectations of the studio. And it is probably J.J. . . .
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This site is about comics. So this is not a typical movie review of Iron Man Three, but one that keeps the original comics in mind. (Note that the movie says Iron Man Three at the end, not III.)
On Sunday, I saw Iron Man Three in Imax 3D with two of the contributors to . . .
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Superman: The Motion Picture Anthology, 1978-2006 Blu-ray Review
Superman: The Motion Picture Anthology, 1978-2006 [Blu-ray]
This is an eight-disc Blu-ray set, which was just a lot of fun and filled with a lot of surprises. Please don’t think of this a long review, but series of eight short ones. This set sells . . .
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