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Batman: The Jay Gatsby of Superheroes

I love Batman. I struggled for a while to find a better first sentence for this post, but there’s really no better way. Batman is an integral part of popular culture. 1,378 more words


Reserving Judgments is a Matter of Infinite Hope: Regarding Batman, The Joker, and Their Fans

On the first page of The Great Gatsby, narrator Nick Carraway tells us about a piece of advice his father gave him: “Whenever you feel like criticizing any one, just remember that all the people in this world haven’t had the advantages that you’ve had.”  Carraway goes on to tell us that he attempts to reserve all judgments but that, unfortunately, “reserving judgments is a matter of infinite hope.” 674 more words

The Dark Knight

On Endings - Risk and Reward

Today I want to shift the discussion of Endings to a more economical aspect: risk and reward. In short, what are the heroes or heroines sacrificing and what do they obtain in exchange? 1,519 more words


Ranking Christopher Nolan's Films

Christopher Nolan is one of my favourite ever directors. It bemuses my twin sister because she knows that I’m mostly into strange films that aren’t popular with the masses. 1,562 more words

Flashback Friday- Batman Forever (1995) & Batman Begins (2005)

There is something immortal about the superhero. No matter what era s/he was created in or the world that they inhabit, these characters continue to live on. 329 more words


Michael "Size of a Tangerine" Caine as Alfred

   We’re each others’ good luck charms. I always say to him, I’m not your good luck charm, you are mine!  

Michael Caine

Father figure, mentor, friend, guide, conscience, bad ass, gentleman.

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Thor (2011) Movie Review "A Solid Chapter In Marvel Series"

When making a superhero film, many filmmakers are faced with the task of taking these heroes (that some are essentially Gods) and making their characters interesting.   855 more words