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Friday, May 3 2013

Now the Hardness of this World: A Critical Response to "Iron Man Three" Continued

In Iron Man Three incoming director Shane Black presents us with a perfectly-crafted vision of Tony Stark that we didn't realize we needed to see, until now…


Thursday, May 2 2013

In the End, What You Don't Surrender: A Critical Response to 'Iron Man Three'

In Iron Man Three incoming director Shane Black presents us with a perfectly-crafted vision of Tony Stark that we didn't realize we needed to see, until now…


Tuesday, April 30 2013

That Metal in Your Bones Soundtrack: The Music of Iron Man

Iconic sound effects like Wolverine's snikt or Spider-Man's thwip have always been crucial in comics storytelling. Iron Man and Iron Man 2 director Jon Favreau has shown how the right soundtrack can come to identify a superhero in the same way on the big screen…


Monday, April 29 2013

The PopMatters Summer Movie Preview - May 2013

Within the first two weeks of the 2013 summer season, we'll see two of the most highly anticipated releases of the year. We'll also get more Hangover, some F. Scott Fitzgerald, and the (hopeful) return of M. Night Shyamalan to the ranks of legitimate filmmaker.


Thursday, April 25 2013

Tomorrow Is a Thief 2: The Countdown to "Iron Man 3" Continues

Jon Favreau's Iron Man wasn't only a reboot in the thinking behind how superhero movies hit the popular imagination, it also reminded us that when we asked, "How do you make money from the internet?" we were really asking something far deeper, something far more meaningful…


Columns

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.


Reviews

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.


Blogs

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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