Reel Bad: Movies For The Strong Of Stomach

Some movies are good. The best of them become legends, cult favorites or classics, and they have enough fans that people still talk about them decades later: “The Godfather,” “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” “The Princess Bride,” “Casablanca.” Some movies are terrible. The worst of these also become legends, cult favorites or classics, and if…
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Review: Jurassic World Hit Me Right In The Nostalgia

Nothing could have matched the original Jurassic Park, but Jurassic World danced so well along the line between charming nostalgia and modern adventure flick that nobody should really care. The movie was absolutely successful in capturing the feel of the original Jurassic Park, which all of its other sequels utterly failed to do, and made…
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Yes, I Am An Evil Supervillain, Thank You

I’m Lex Luthor and Emperor Palpatine and Magneto and The Penguin. Best-case scenario, maybe I get to be antihero Beatrix Kiddo on her roaring rampage of revenge in Kill Bill. But that’s on a good day. Why am I turning into a supervillain? Well, if you believe the Myers-Briggs personality tests, I have an ENTJ…
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More Super Women Wanted

While I love the recent renaissance in superhero movies, particularly Avengers and the related Iron Man, Thor and Captain America lines, I can’t help but notice that there’s something missing. That would be: women, also known as “half the human race.” Avengers, in particular, is rather galling because it is pure awesome. What a concept–take…
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Superman And His Reporter, Lois Lane

The Lois Lane in the most recent Superman movie, Man of Steel, has received largely positive reviews. It’s gotten hard for me to watch movies about reporters, especially reporters who write for newspapers, because they always get a lot of things wrong. The worst is when female reporters are shown sleeping with their sources and…
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