Tuesday, January 27 2009
There can be no doubt that the summer of 2008 stands as a high-water mark for superheroes. But in the wake of a superhero renaissance and the growing cultural legitimacy of the genre, the question must be posed: Has the superhero genre evolved beyond the comics medium?
Sunday, November 30 2008
Friday, June 27 2008
Angelina Jolie has evolved. As of Wanted, she is no longer merely mortal, but her own sublime creature.
Sunday, June 22 2008
Monday, April 28 2008
If May almost tent-poled itself out of existence, June will be even worse. After all, are audiences really ready for 13 major release in less than two months -- with more to come?
Friday, January 13 2006
Long-haired, nubile, and eager to please, Tristan seeks a consuming passion, but is fated to fall limp in the arms of a girl who can't make up her mind.
Wednesday, December 22 2004
Reasoning that 'a white man can get away with anything today,' Stander sets out to distract the police as well as show up their prejudice.
Friday, August 13 2004
Stander's keenest challenges are directed at action movie conventions, and more generally, the construction of pop cultural heroes.
Sunday, January 1 1995
To aid him on his travels, Bobby (Jon Favreau) takes Ricky, his childhood friend, boxing partner (they're introduced fighting each other in some cheap venue, for piddling money), and notorious fuck-up. Ricky is played by the affable (when not bar-brawling) Vince Vaughn, who also produced 'Made', and who, in 1996, starred with Favreau in 'Swingers', the film that made them both bankable properties.