V. did a super spoilery podcast all about the fights, flaws and fun of Batman v Superman.
Here she is, folks!
You guys seem to have opinions about this Batman/Ben Affleck thing.
It's 2 hours of geeking out on the new Man of Steel film!
WONDER WOMEN! THE UNTOLD STORY OF AMERICAN SUPERHEROINES premieres on PBS's Independent Lens!
Breaking Dawn Part 2? More like Breaking Dawn Part *SOB*!
Imposing in scale and length, The Dark Knight Rises takes viewers on a scenic but meandering journey — two hours and 45 minutes — that can test the limits of patience. But that's OK. Thanks to some great acting and incredibly satisfying final scenes, these indulgences are easily forgiven. TDKR wraps up Christopher Nolan’s Bat-trilogy … Continue reading Random thoughts on ‘The Dark Knight Rises,’ with spoilers
Whether a Spider-Man film, especially an origin story, is necessary so soon after the last franchise ended is debatable but ultimately irrelevant. Box office take aside, the real test of a film’s legitimacy is its quality. Is the reboot that no one was clamoring for any good? Yes, it is. The Amazing Spider-Man doesn’t always … Continue reading G3 Review: The Amazing Spider-Man
With an aesthetic that falls somewhere between Game of Thrones and Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland, Snow White and the Huntsman is a grotesque and gorgeous journey from dark to light. The austere imagery of costumes, creatures and landscapes, plus the physical performances, come together to make magic. A white horse, black oil, a red … Continue reading G3 Review: Snow White and the Huntsman
If and when DC/Warner Bros. finally gets around to making a Justice League movie, it might want to take some notes from across the aisle. Not all of the Marvel movies have been homeruns, but as the first two X-Men movies and X-Men: First Class proved, it is very possible to make a highly satisfying … Continue reading G3 Review: The Avengers
If you have a friend or family member who is baffled by con culture, show them the Morgan Spurlock-directed documentary Comic-Con IV: A Fan’s Hope. With sincerity and affection, it explains to the uninitiated and/or judgmental the world that our crowd knows so well. Alas, we live in a society that interprets wearing a giant, … Continue reading G3 Review: ‘Comic Con IV – A Fan’s Hope’
“What are the consequences for women when they are strong, and when they are the central actors of their own lives?” It isn’t hyperbole to say that every comic book fan should see “Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines,” the excellent documentary that premeired last month at the South by Southwest Film Festival. … Continue reading ‘Wonder Women’ Documentary is Powerful Viewing
“In two weeks, 23 of you will be dead.” One of the many uncomfortable things about watching The Hunger Games is that moment when you realize, “I'm watching The Hunger Games.” The story may be fictional, but it’s nonetheless almost physically unsettling to see children on the verge of killing or being killed. For the … Continue reading G3 Review: The Hunger Games
A revealing clip from the fabulous-looking documentary Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines, makes a powerful case for the necessity of this film. In a series of street interviews, people of both sexes begin rattling off the names of comic book characters, and not a single female comes up. Not even Wonder Woman. … Continue reading Wonder Women! Gives Heroines Their Due
George Lucas got one thing right: casting Ewan McGregor as young Obi-Wan Kenobi.