How tolerant are you of character glut? There is a hard-to-pin number out there of what constitutes too many characters in a book, movie, or show. Watching the trailer for the new Captain America: Civil War movie reminds me of how unsatisfying most of these films are when they are trying to service decades-old comic […]Read more "The Dangers of Character Glut"
I haven’t seen the new film Batman vs. Superman. I will eventually, once the crowds die down. As much as the trailers look exciting, the early mixed reviews are not surprising, even though I avoid the fanboy shadenfreude of seeing movies based on beloved characters bomb. I want good movies regardless of what inspires them. […]Read more "Where to Get Your Batman Fix"
This must be the least important question ever to face mankind, but if you’ve got a friend like Dave, it’s a matter of life and death, especially after he’s on his second glass of Trumer Pilsner. With a mouth recently cleared of Triscuits and smoked Gouda, he’s taken a victory sip of his beer as […]Read more "Do Superheroes Belong in the Science Fiction Genre?"