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The Dark Knight (2008) -vs- The Godfather, Part II (1974)

December 12, 2008 Beau DeMayo 8

When “The Dark Knight” hit movie screens earlier this year, critics screamed that cinema history had just been made, that it was even better than the movie that spawned it and, just possibly, one of the best films ever released. In 1974, the same thing happened.

“The Godfather, Part II” was not only seen as the best sequel ever but it stood up as a great film, winning the Oscar for Best Picture, like its predecessor from two years earlier. The test for these sequels is whether they managed to continue and expand upon the originals that came before them, by charting fresh new territory, raising the stakes and deepening the concepts. […]

The Dark Knight (2008) -vs- Batman (1989)

July 20, 2008 Beau DeMayo 24

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 […]

Hulk Smash Hulk

June 22, 2008 Beau DeMayo 19

The Smackdown Back in 2008, the jade giant known as the Incredible Hulk wreaked havoc in the Movie Smackdown arena in a battle that pitted that year’s The Incredible Hulk, featuring Edward Norton, against 2003’s […]

Iron Man (2008) -vs- Batman Begins (2005)

June 17, 2008 Beau DeMayo 6

The Smackdown It’s been a dark time for comic book movies since Christopher Nolan’s “Batman Begins” and Bryan Singer’s “Superman Returns.”  Over the past two years, “Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer,” “X-Men: The […]

It Was No Contest for NO COUNTRY!

February 24, 2008 Beau DeMayo 0

The Power of Two  The Oscars did not break form. They joined the enthusiastic worldwide embrace of No Country For Old Men. Critics and the creative community bestowed 79 awards on this film and another […]

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