Daily Archives: March 28, 2016

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Batman v Superman- Dawn of Justice

In a likely deliberate move, both DC cinematic universe films, “Man of Steel” and “Batman v Superman,” are incredibly dark and devoid of levity one might expect from a movie about costumed superheroes. But in order to distinguish themselves from the upbeat and fun Marvel films, it was a choice I think DC had to…

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Superman- The Movie

To understand how important “Superman- The Movie” is as a comic book adaptation and how creatively successful it is, all one needs to do is observe the opening scene. We open on panels of a “Superman” comic book, read by a young child, who recites the words that define the character of Kal-El/Clark Kent/Superman. The…

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Allegiant

When “Star Wars” came out in 1977, it immediately became a cinema landmark and a giant blockbuster. A slew of lavish copycats followed from major studios, including, “The Black Hole,” “Star Trek- The Motion Picture,” and “Moonraker.” The same goes for “Harry Potter,” the king of the YA movie adaptations, which spawned the respectable “Hunger…

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Zootopia

Before I write about Disney’s new CGI animated comedy, let me briefly address a film that came out thirty years ago, In 1986, the first official Marvel comic book movie adaptation was “Howard The Duck,” an infamous, George Lucas-produced mega-bomb. It was, at the time, the most expensive film ever made and a giant step…

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