Monthly Archives: August 2013

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75 Years of Superman: Who’s Batman? Ben Affleck IS Batman!

Well, it’s official.  Two-time Oscar winner Ben Affleck will portray Bruce Wayne/Batman in the upcoming sequel to Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel, which is slated to open in July 2015 and will be a box office hit simply for being … Continue reading

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Intolerance (1916)

D.W. Griffith’s 1915 epic feature The Birth of a Nation is one of the greatest films ever made (even though I strongly disapprove of the film’s portrayal of black people as well as the glorification of the Ku Klux Klan).  … Continue reading

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Blu-ray Tuesdays: 8/20/13 Recommendations

New releases: Classic releases:

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Videodrome (1983)

“The television screen is the retina of the mind’s eyes.  Therefore the television screen is part of the physical structure of the brain.  Therefore whatever appears on the television screen emerges as raw experience for those who watch it.  Therefore … Continue reading

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It! The Terror From Beyond Space (1958)

“What is the usual reason an intelligent creature kills?” asks Col. Edward Carruthers.  Mary Royce responds, “It’s hungry? What made you so certain it’s intelligent, Colonel, and not just an animal?”  Carruthers says, “It opened the door to ‘C’ compartment.” … Continue reading

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‘The Brave Little Toaster’ & ‘Toy Story’

It’s not that often that animated films share some similar concepts (and even rarer when both similar film are released in the same year).  Examples of such films include 1998’s Antz and A Bug’s Life, 2010’s Despicable Me and Megamind, … Continue reading

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‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ Sentinel Blueprint

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This was just so cool that I had to post this.  Bryan Singer’s X-Men: Days of Future Past is becoming one of my most highly anticipated films of 2014, and here is one of the reasons for that: X-Men: Days … Continue reading