If you’ve been on any pop culture site in the past decade, you’ve no doubt encountered superhero related news. And I’m sure if you scroll down enough in the comments you’d eventually find someone saying “Grow up, these are for kids”. I’m going to try not to be this guy. “Superheroes are for kids” is… Continue reading Comic Books Are For Adults – But Sometimes They Have Trouble Acting That Way
Everyone has those movies on their list that have been there for years, something they’ve been meaning to watch for years but just haven’t gotten to. Until recently, for me that movie was Batman: Gotham Knight, an animated Batman movie which came out just a few weeks before The Dark Knight. The movie is something… Continue reading Underrated: Batman: Gotham Knight [No Spoilers]
The news broke yesterday that Robert Pattinson is currently rumored to take over as Batman in the upcoming The Batman movie – the one that was supposed to be written, directed, and starring Ben Affleck. The casting of Pattinson has caused a little bit of a stir online because of the role because he was best known… Continue reading Robert Pattinson as Batman?
(DISCLAIMER: This post is not sponsored by Forever Collectibles, but they were kind enough to share some free samples with us. I’ve included a link to their store, but I am not technically affiliated with them.) The holidays are mostly behind us now, but perhaps you’re looking for a belated Christmas gift, or you’ve got… Continue reading DC Characters and Forever Collectibles
10 years ago today, superhero movies changed forever. Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight debuted in US theaters on July 18th, 2008, and began showing in the UK one week later. The film was met with instant critical acclaim; it was compelling, action-packed, and beautifully shot. Each performance is absolutely pitch perfect, but chief among them is the… Continue reading The Dark Knight: 10 Years Later
Toy Story 3 is actually about the characters dying and going through their own Divine Comedy. The whole idea of reading the various locations of heaven-hell-and-purgatory isn’t exactly a new and revolutionary idea. It’s all there – Sunnyside Daycare is a rank-based system like purgatory, the dump is full of fire and a Dante-esque punishment… Continue reading TOP TEN GREATEST FAN THEORIES (April Fools Day 2018)
I had planned a different post for this week, but thankfully, Warner Bros. and DC always manages to have something stupid up their sleeve that I can write about. This post is a bit of follow-up to a post I wrote last year: Not every character has an important origin story, and that’s okay, I frankly… Continue reading Let me say it again; a Joker Origin Movie is an Awful Idea
With the release of Dunkirk, the action maestro Christopher Nolan has now released ten movies, and although this isn’t usually the kind of thing I would do on this site, I decided I would try to rank them. Now you notice that in the title for this post I point out that it’s MY ranking of the Nolan filmography;… Continue reading (My) Ranking of the Nolan Filmography
Is this the greatest film of the 21st century?
Two thousand years of western fiction have lead to what is one of the most common storytelling tropes. It’s been in everything from The Old Man and the Sea and The Grapes of Wrath to Game of Thrones and Harry Potter. Characters who take exhibit qualities resembling the Bible’s Jesus Christ hold a special place in fiction, because of what they indicate… Continue reading Saint Peter Parker: Christian Allegory in Superhero Movies