‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2’ Superbowl Trailer

I really want to like this movie, but I am a little sensitive since being trade raped the last time.  Marc Webb’s first Spider-Man film was such as colossal mess that the honorable thing to do would have been to take it out back and shoot it. Yes.  Watching “The Amazing Spider-Man” felt exactly like […]

The Falcon Quandary

That title sounds like a Robert Ludlum novel.  “The Falcon Quandary.” Marvel Studios, I think, has run into a minor speed bump.  Since they have no right to use characters that are referred to as mutants–because of a licensing deal with Twentieth Century Fox, made when the company was flirting with bankruptcy–there are no super-powered […]

What Bothered Me Most About “Man Of Steel”

There’s been something about “Man Of Steel” that hasn’t quite sat right with me (beyond the way that killing seems for him seems to come dangerously close to a first-response tactic). Though I don’t have a problem with the idea that he killed, in and of itself – he has done so in the comics, […]