Monthly Archives: May 2013

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75 Years of Superman: Superman Statue

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This June marks the 75th anniversary of Superman, the Man of Steel (he first appeared in Action Comics #1 in June 1938).  Metropolis, Illinois, which has been the official hometown of Superman since 1972, holds an annual celebration every June … Continue reading

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‘Gulliver’s Travels’ & ‘Hoppity Goes To Town’

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Dave Fleischer (1894-1979) was an animation producer and director.  Around 1913-1914, he began working as a film cutter for the American branch of Pathé, the world’s largest film production and distribution company (which was based in France).  In 1921, he … Continue reading

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Star Trek Into Darkness (2013)

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“Now, shall we begin,” says John Harrison. I’ve made it no secret that I’m a big Star Trek fan.  I own all the films on DVD (the 2-disc Special Collector’s Editions) as well as on Bu-ray, and I have the animated … Continue reading

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Metropolis Masonic Cemetery

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A cemetery isn’t usually a tourist attraction, but during my recent visit to Metropolis, Illinois, I had two reasons to visit the Masonic Cemetery.  The first is John Steele, who had served as a paratrooper in World War II.  This … Continue reading

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75 Years of Superman: Why Bryan Singer Shouldn’t Have Made ‘Superman Returns’ Part One

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[Note: This is an article I had written on my own in late 2006 due to my frustration over the missed opportunities in Superman Returns.  With the release of Man of Steel coming up next month, I thought this would … Continue reading

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Blu-ray Tuesdays: 5/14/13 Recommendations

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75 Years of Superman: Americana Hollywood

During my recent visit to Metropolis, Illinois (the official home of Superman and annual Superman Celebration every June), one of the places I went to visit was the Americana Hollywood Museum.  I had read that there was Hollywood memorabilia there … Continue reading