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Superheroes

Batman Begins is, obviously, the story of how Bruce Wayne becomes Batman.  As a child he falls into a well full of bats.  Haunted by the experience, Bruce freaks out over some shadowy images at the op…
As I write this review, The Dark Knight is the #1 Movie of All Time on the IMDB Top 250 readers' poll. At 115,000 votes and counting, will there be a backlash? Will the fanboys and girls continue to d…
Every generation seems to have their own versions of popular superheroes. Some people associate George Reeves with the iconic all-American role of Superman. I will always think of Christopher Reeve as…
Chris Hemsworth is pretty, I'll admit that. Pretty enough where he is becoming another Matthew McConaughey, where he is required at least one gratuitous shirtless scene in each movie (because, see, it…
I remember going to my first comic book convention to see some TV and movie celebrities. As I waded through the hundreds of tables set up with cardboard boxes of carefully filed and preserved comic bo…
It is with much sadness and regret that I bestow a mere four slices on this latest installment of the X-Men franchise. After the stellar X2: X-Men United, I was so looking forward to another round of …
I’ll admit that I walked into the press screening—an experience that was complete with a bag search and metal detectors!—a little skeptical. I’d seen the original X-Men movie and was impressed but not…
I grew up stealing peeks at my dad's old X-Men comics, those glory-days of the 1960's, long before Wolverine came on the scene. In high school, I suppose I became too "grown-up" for comics anymore, an…
Packed as much with action and special effects as it is rich in story and detail for fans and newbies alike, X-Men: First Class delivers a summer-movie experience more on par with X2 than the muddled …
Iron Man, aka Tony Stark (Robert Downey, Jr.), seems to be suffering from a bit of PTSD. He has nightmares, colds sweats, panic attacks, and obsessively is working on creating a whole new army of iron…
I give Robert Downey, Jr. full credit for being the reason that I found Iron Man to be enjoyable. What is essentially an origin story for the latest Marvel superhero to come to screen is totally given…
I enjoyed Iron Man for what it was, a sort of snarky super-hero movie that actually starred adults for a change. Robert Downey, Jr., with his affected narcissism, was a total hoot and completely made …