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The Best Compliment I Can Pay Shazam!

I was pleasantly surprised by Shazam! It wasn’t just the energetic humor or the emotional story at its heart that really stood out to me. I’m sure many people have already praised those aspects of the film. No, the best … Continue reading

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It’s Your Turn to Be an MCU Villain, George Clooney

So far, major actors from three of the four Batman films that ran from 1989 to 1997 have appeared in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. And their MCU roles have been the exact inverse of their original ones, villains playing heroes … Continue reading

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My Favorite Episode of Batman: The Animated Series

Batman: The Animated Series is often held up as one of the greatest, if not the greatest, cartoon shows ever made. I was the perfect age to enjoy this show as a kid, and I find myself enjoying it on … Continue reading

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Justice League Proved to Be Even More Like Superman II Than I Predicted

Last summer I noted that there are only two kinds of Superman movies: an origin story and a return story. At the time, I knew that Justice League would fall into the latter category and basically be a repeat of … Continue reading

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Why Is Two-Face So Easy to Manipulate?

Last week we dissected the Two-Face Meets the Riddler scene in Batman Forever, and this week we’re going to revisit that scene and add a little twist. Have you ever noticed that this scene mirrors the one in The Dark … Continue reading

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Bruce Wayne vs. Francisco d’Anconia

Batman made his debut in Detective Comics in 1939 and then 18 years later a similar character showed up in the Ayn Rand novel Atlas Shrugged. That character is Francisco d’Anconia. These are two of my favorite fictional heroes, and … Continue reading

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Modern Hollywood Trends the Salkinds Were Doing Decades Ago

Marvel is credited as being the first to build a cinematic universe of superheroes coexisting in their own separate films and sometimes teaming up for adventures. But DC and the Salkinds were way ahead of the game. Continue reading

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