The Ugly Side Of Fandom

If you’ve seen videos of cosplay or the various ‘Cons’ the first thing you notice is that they feature all sorts of quirky, colorful (and often brilliant) costumes, which is why it’s understandable if you thought that that was what comic geek culture was all about (besides costumes and the–virtual–worship of certain movies and comic characters). […]

‘Minions’ Trailer

I have never been too into the Minions, those daffy pill-shaped things from Despicable Me and its sequel.  As you can tell from the picture, whatever the goal the animators were aiming for, any sort of realism wasn’t one of them. That being said, what I find interesting is that, despite the fantastical nature of the […]

Warner Bros. Is Preparing A Superman & Batman Feature

Warner Bros. has revealed that they are going ahead with a Superman & Batman feature, though my question is:  How could anybody be surprised by this?  At this point DC has only two “viable” characters – as in, almost guaranteed to make a profit – and that’s Superman (as “Man of Steel” has shown”) and […]

Who Will Be…The Batman! Or Iron Man!

I have no idea, though neither does Margaret Lyons over at Vulture.com.  She says that Christian Bale is definitely NOT returning to the Batcave.  Whatever anyone thinks about Bale – or his temperament – the man is Batman in the same way that Robert Downey, Jr. is Iron Man. But seeing that Downey has not signed up […]

Ryan Reynolds As The Next Batman!? Really?

Let me start by saying that Ryan Reynolds seems to be an affable, charismatic actor, whom I enjoyed watching in films like 2005’s “Just Friends” or the more recent “Safe House.” Heck, he even was interesting in last year’s “Green Lantern.” The problem is that I am not entirely sure that Reynolds can headline a […]