Review: The Butler

Review: The Butler

Lacking restraint and patience Lee Daniels has unleashed a predictable movie that somehow finds a way to still be somewhat moving. Continue reading

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CASTING: Ben Affleck to play Batman in Man of Steel sequel

CASTING: Ben Affleck to play Batman in Man of Steel sequel

Today’s  a  weird  day  for  casting  directors  everywhere  as  Ben  Affleck  is  set  to  take  on  Batman  in  the  Man  of  Steel  sequel  and  Elizabeth  Olson  is  in  talks  to  play  the  Scarlet  Witch  in  Joss  Whedon’s  The  Avengers:  Age   of  Ultron.  One  of  these  is  stranger  than  the  other. Affleck  would  not  have  … Continue reading

Christopher Nolan’s Batman as the Ubermensch

Christopher Nolan’s Batman as the Ubermensch

Joe  Shuster  and  Jerry  Siegel  heralded  the  dawn  of  the  golden  age  of  comics  and  “launched  modern  mythology”  (Langley 2012, p. 6)  with  the  birth  of  Superman.  And  the  man  of  steel’s  resounding  success  led  publishers  to  try  and  replicate  it  with  a  slew  of  imitations.  Bob   Kane  and  Bill  Finger,  however,  chose  to  take  … Continue reading

Gatsby’s Transcendent Vision

Gatsby’s Transcendent Vision

The  text  analyzed  here  is   the  book  and  not  the  movie.  A  free  e-book  of  which  can  be  found  here. In  The  Great  Gatsby  Fitzgerald  gave  birth  to  an  age,  he “evoked  a  haunting  mood  of  a  glamorous,  wild  time  that  seemingly  will  never  come  again”  (Lehan 1990, p. 2).  He  romanticised  the  seductive  … Continue reading

Pepper Potts Suits Up

Pepper Potts Suits Up

It’s Pepper Potts to the rescue! After three movies Pepper Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow) finally makes her way into an Iron Man suit. The latest TV spot for Iron Man 3 shows Potts suiting up mid-air (quite impressive for her first time) and saving Tony’s life during the all-too-familiar destruction of his cliff-side home. Watch it … Continue reading