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My 12 Favorite Superhero Movies

Ever since the Marvel Cinematic Universe started dominating the global box office, superheroes have become a safe bet. You may say you’ve grown tired of the genre, but it’s made important cultural advances over the years. They have become more inclusive when it comes to women and minorities, even if the safe basic formulas  really … Continue reading My 12 Favorite Superhero Movies

Oz the Great and Powerful

THE LAND YOU KNOW. THE STORY YOU DON’T. In 1905, a circus magician (James Franco) ends up in a hot-air balloon that takes him to Oz, a fantastical land, where he’s mistaken for a powerful wizard who can fight witches. It takes guts to make a prequel to one of history’s most beloved films. Sam … Continue reading Oz the Great and Powerful

Spider-Man 3

HOW LONG CAN ANY MAN FIGHT THE DARKNESS… BEFORE HE FINDS IT IN HIMSELF? Life is sweet for Peter Parker (Tobey Maguire), but there’s clouds on the horizon in the shape of heartbreak, a strange force from outer space, and new villains. Spidey has a lot on his plate in this film and it tends … Continue reading Spider-Man 3

Spider-Man: Honing the Craft

WITH GREAT POWERS COMES GREAT RESPONSIBILITIES. For many years, “Spider-Man” was a dream that many wanted to turn into reality. Several independent studios were interested in the project, but the only thing it led to was financial ruin. Big names were attached, but it always fell through. Eventually, the rights were secured by Columbia and … Continue reading Spider-Man: Honing the Craft

For Love of the Game

BILLY CHAPEL MUST CHOOSE BETWEEN THE WOMAN HE LOVES AND THE GAME HE LIVES FOR. As star pitcher Billy Chapel (Kevin Costner) is playing a pivotal game, he starts thinking about the past years in his life, and his relationship with Jane Aubrey (Kelly Preston). Costner and baseball are inseparable. The stars are pretty bland, … Continue reading For Love of the Game