From the first line of the Genesis 1:3 to the radioactive arachnid bite that turned scrawny Peter Parker into a spider-man to the titular face-hugging creature in Alien, the greatest stories ever told all owe their beginnings to a single metaphorical light-bulb going off in someone’s head. (more…)
If you are reading this, then the Mayan Apocalypse hasn’t actually gone down as scheduled. (more…)
“If they can make it there, they’ll make it anywhere.”
In this paraphrased line from “New York, New York,” Frank Sinatra summed up the role the Big Apple has played for superheroes across comic book history. (Sinatra was possibly himself a mutant with those freakish blue eyes.) After all, the vast majority of tall buildings a hero might leap in a single bound are located in New York City – or at least based on a real-life counterpart. (more…)
The blood had barely dried inside the Century Aurora 16 movie theater when many pundits were already jumping to conclusions in a single bound. (more…)
Loki himself, – the supposed God of Mischief and Slayer of Balder the Brave or Scion of Frost Giants, depending on whether you were educated by ancient Viking texts or more recent Marvel movies – took one look at my 7-year-old daughter, beamed and handed over his prized white chocolate chip cookie. (more…)
It’s time for the Academy to take the next step in evolution.
On Tuesday, the results of voting by the more than 5,700 movie industry insiders who make up the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will be in. There will be five nominees for the Best Supporting Actor Oscar, and by all accounts Andy Serkis will not be among them for his critically lauded turn in Rise of the Planet of the Apes.
Stupid humans. (more…)
SPOILER ALERT! If you haven’t seen the midseason finale of The Walking Dead, don’t read any further. You were warned! (more…)