New ‘Man Of Steel’ Poster

Why does this movie not–so far, at any rate–move me?  Maybe it was the first teaser trailer, which reminds me of a fabric softener commercial.  Now we have a poster, courtesy of Superherohype, and I am even less interested.  It has Superman in cuffs, being led who knows where, when you know full well that […]

Do Not Leave ‘The Avengers’ Before The End Credits

If you have seen any of the Marvel Studios productions, like “Iron Man,” “Thor,” “The Incredible Hulk” you already know that you should never leave the theater before the end credits (a trend DC tried to copy with “Green Lantern,” though not as successfully). That’s because the end of credit scenes have–so far–included hints for […]

‘Captain America’ Vs. The World

Edited 7/23 1202 Captain America has pulled in a total of $66 million from Thursday to Friday,  making for the biggest opening for a superhero film this summer, beating “Thor,” “X-Men: First Class,” and “Green Lantern.” Here’s a little clip of a patriotic (and frankly jingoistic) vein to celebrate (though the language is a little […]

Will ‘Green Lantern’ Be Eclipsed By ‘Transformers’ & ‘Captain America?’

As I wrote last week, Green Lantern’s greatest problem is that its foreign box office returns are weak, which is confirmed in a story at ComicBookmovie.com.  The article, among other things, tells of a precipitous box office fall-off the film has recently experienced.  According to Boxofficemojo, “Green Lantern” has currently earned $76 million dollars, domestically,  […]

‘Green Lantern’s’ Box Office Light Dims

I wrote in a prior post that I didn’t expect “Green Lantern” to pull in any more than $40 million dollars in its Friday-Monday debut.  I underestimated its box office by almost $13 million dollars.  It’s better than my estimate, though still weak in comparison to other superhero films like “Thor” or “X-Men: First Class.” Another […]

‘Green Lantern’ Review

This review of “Green Lantern” contains a videoclip that could be considered as a spoiler.  If you want to go into the film with as little knowledge as possible, please do not watch. Anyone that says or implies that “Green Lantern” is worst film of the summer–so far–isn’t being entirely honest.  To be the best […]

Blinded By ‘Green Lantern’s’ Light

Some reviewers, such as Rolling Stone’s Peter Travers, seem to think that “Green Lantern” is the “Heaven’s Gate” of superhero films.  Rottentomatoes.com seems to agree, which is probably why it currently has a 25% approval rating. That being said when I checked Rottentomatoes yesterday it had a %20, so perhaps there’s room for improvement in […]