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Why They Fight: A Brief History of Batman Battling Superman
14 May 2015 // 5:38 AM
Over the course of any relationship, especially ones that last three quarters of a century, there's bound to be some friction, some tension and some overall sour times.
The Guilty Pleasure Films of 2011
9 Jan 2012 // 4:00 PM
You may snicker when looking over this list, but these are the films of 2011 that made us feel guilty for loving them so -- and love them we do.
The Gritty and the Real: Unpacking the Realism Trope in Superhero Films
5 May 2014 // 9:30 PM
The only thing that can be done with film better than comics is spectacle. Thinking otherwise betrays a lack of respect for comics, and a pretentiousness about film.
A Man of Steel That Sinks Like Lead
19 Aug 2013 // 6:30 PM
Turning Superman into the übermensch, standing above humanity, espousing a new moral dictum in which 'might makes right', is a contradiction of the film's own logic, and a gross violation of the principles he has traditionally fought to protect.
'Man of Steel' and Blood and Iron
18 Nov 2013 // 2:10 AM
Catastrophic violence becomes more central to the Superman mythos than ever before.
'Man of Steel': A Super-Repetitive Superhero
14 Jun 2013 // 1:45 AM
The familiarity of this story cuts at least two ways in this decidedly not-new version. It means the film will rehearse and reinforce the grandly mythic saga of Superman, and provide rationales for his eyeglasses and his cape.
'Man of Steel' and the Wanton Destruction of Human Life
17 Jun 2013 // 4:00 AM
Why are so many picking on Superman for destroying a few hundred thousand people when his actions clearly save billions?
The Unrealistic Expectations Placed on 'Man of Steel' and Why They Matter
12 Jun 2013 // 1:10 AM
Warners is trying to reinvent Superman for the 21st century (yes, again) and, this time, the stakes are even higher.
Girl power: Action heroines pack a 'Punch'
21 Mar 2011 // 2:30 AM
NEW YORK — Black undies? Or white? It was a choice that confronted writer-director Zack Snyder while making "Sucker Punch," a mostly female action-fantasy starring Emily
Zack Snyder is tapped to re-launch Superman
5 Oct 2010 // 2:01 AM
LOS ANGELES — Zack Snyder, the director of the edgy comic-book films "300" and "Watchmen," will direct the Warner Bros. revival of Superman, the first and most