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2013 NBA Mock Draft

2013 NBA Mock Draft

The annual NBA Pick ‘Em is tonight.  And while it won’t necessarily feature the sizzle of a marquee prospect a la LeBron James in 2003, Greg Oden and Kevin Durant in 2007 or Anthony Davis in 2012, you can be sure many of the 60 prospects selected will go on to have prosperous careers in […]

“Man of Steel” Review, Part II: “But Ordinary’s Just Not Good Enough Today”

“Man of Steel” Review, Part II: “But Ordinary’s Just Not Good Enough Today”

As promised, I’m going to delve a bit deeper into Man of Steel in this part of the review.  This naturally means delving into spoilers territory.  So I announce this loud and clear: THERE ARE SPOILERS AHEAD FOR MAN OF STEEL IN THIS PIECE! TURN BACK IF YOU HAVEN’T SEEN IT AND DON’T WANT TO […]

“Man of Steel” Review, Part I: “Even Heroes Have the Right to Dream”

“Man of Steel” Review, Part I: “Even Heroes Have the Right to Dream”

The last time Superman was on a movie screen was in 2006, when Bryan Singer’s ode to the Christopher Reeve series hit the screen.  Superman Returns has been both defended and decried, but fans and time have not been kind to it even if it was there at the onset of the superhero movie craze. […]

Superman Week: The One Superman Story I Hope They Don’t Adapt

Superman Week: The One Superman Story I Hope They Don’t Adapt

Even before it’s premiered in the USA, Man of Steel has already been projected to be such a moneymaker that a sequel has already been greenlit by Warner Brothers.  It’s no surprise.  That was why they brought Christopher Nolan and his entire “Dark Knight” team over from that trilogy.  It’s why they signed every major […]

Superman Week: A Look Back at “Superman: The Movie”

Superman Week: A Look Back at “Superman: The Movie”

Superman has been popular enough since its inception in 1938 that it has been able to jump from media to media.  He went from comic books to newspapers and from newspapers to radio serials and from radio serials to the screen, both big and small.  Ten actors have portrayed the character — as either Superman […]

Superman Week: On Origins, Mythology & Resonance

Superman Week: On Origins, Mythology & Resonance

To me, the best element of the Superman stories is his origin.  Or as Bill said to The Bride, “the mythology is not only great, it’s unique.”  Consider that everyone knows the elements of the story:  Krypton’s destruction.  Jor-El.  A rocket ship to Earth.  Landing in Kansas and being found by the Kents.  Raised in […]

Superman Week: Four Modern Stories To Read

Superman Week: Four Modern Stories To Read

With Man of Steel finally debuting this weekend, I’m going to make this week “Superman Week” in my tiny corner of the Internet.  I got a few blog pieces on the big blue boy scout I want to write with the review of the movie coming sometime this weekend – no promises as to when […]