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Wednesday, January 10 2007

Time Encapsulating: The Best DVDs of 2006

From solid single issues to amazingly complete film and television compilations, the works highlighted here argue for DVD's continued importance.


Sunday, July 14 2013

How Does It End? Narrative Closure in the Marvel Universes

In Marvel's comics, narrative closure is always deferred, every ending a new beginning. Iron Man 3, with its now world weary characters and aging actors, draws attention to how live action is different from comics.


Tuesday, September 24 2013

'Iron Man 3', or, Guy Pearce Finally Has an Agent

With a set of top-notch performances and Shane Black's witty script, Iron Man 3 corrects the problems of its predecessor, although the special features here are not up to Stark Industry standards.

Thursday, May 2 2013

'Iron Man 3': Tony Stark's Multiplicities

Even if Tony, so committed to self-control even when he seems most utterly incapable of it, accomplishes his mission, the specter of the many suits remains.

Thursday, December 1 2005

Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang (2005)

It's a surprise that Shane Black's Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang works as well as it does.


Friday, October 4 2013

Why 'Iron Man 3' is the Real 'Last Action Hero'

While it may be more grounded in the truth of being the savior of the planet, Tony Stark's problems play very real indeed.

Friday, May 3 2013

Stark Realities: 'Iron Man 3'

As a modern commentary, as a piece of pop culture popcorn pizzazz, Shane Black has started the Summer 2013 season off well.

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