Seems like summer is the time for super-hero sequels. That was true last summer, of course, but this summer has shown that when they work, they really work! Spring fizzled with the often-dismissed fourth "Indiana […]
The Smackdown Hollywood loves to write about therapists who are more screwed up than their patients. Maybe that’s because most Hollywood writers and directors are in therapy and want to feel better about themselves, I […]
The Smackdown In the last few years, the documentary world has given us a couple of projects about living in Antarctica that play out against a backdrop of global warming.Â “Encounters at the End of […]
The Smackdown Batman’s back.Â Unless you live in an isolated third world village, you knew this already and, frankly, even if that’s where you live you probably know it anyway.Â In 2005, Christopher Nolan reintroduced […]
The Smackdown This is a championship match, sure to incite and divide. It’s Gotham’s defender’s revered cinematic debut in Tim Burton and Sam Hamm’s Batman versus the sequel to Christopher Nolan’s & David Goyer’s Batman […]
It really is the height of narcissism. Give a guy powers and abilities beyond those of mortal men and he can still manage to cop a bad attitude. And while neither Hulk nor Iron Man can really be accused of harboring sunny dispositions, the leading men of ‘tude in the summer of 2008 were a couple of anti-heroes on the extreme grouchy side: Hellboy and Hancock.
Which one of these charm school drop-outs made bad look good? That’s the Smack and, believe me, this battle is not for the thin-skinned. […]