Monday, May 21, 2012

The Dark Knight and the Bush Endorsement Myth

Okay, this is something that's needed addressing for, well nearly four years now, and as much respect as I have for Devin Faraci as a nerd culture columnist, I feel that his recent article on why the Avengers has been so resonant with audiences has quite a few mistaken assumptions and/or interpretations regarding The Dark Knight.

So let's just clear that up, shall we?

Saturday, May 19, 2012

BluRay Assemble!

So The Avengers is coming to BluRay and DVD this September, according to JoBlo's feature-filled article. Earlier than I might have thought (shrinking release window ahoy!) but we already knew it was coming. What we didn't know - for sure - is what kind of feature set we could look forward to.

Well, there's good news and bad news.

Friday, May 18, 2012


So remember when I said that I considered most of the "Avengers review ground" to be already covered? Serious oversight on my part, as one person who had not weighed in completely on the film was a person who I consider one of the most well-versed, insightful, and downright entertaining film/culture critics on the net.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Film's Mightiest Heroes

As a film enthusiast, I'm somewhat torn. On the one had, The Avengers is pretty much THE thing happening in the world of movies and the world of geekdom at the moment, and there's a lot I feel compelled to write about in regards to it. On the other hand, the one thing I don't want to do on this blog is go over the same ground that other (arguably much more talented and definitely more public) critics/commentators already have.

Frankly, the Escapist's Bob Chipman and BADASS Digest's Devin Faraci between them cover pretty much any and all "is it a good movie?" ground that I feel needs covering. So rather than bothering to write up yet another standard review of this film (as if there weren't enough of those) I'm instead going to offer a few things that I've noticed during my (3 so far) viewings of The Avengers, and a few reasons I think that has resonated so well with audiences.

Needless to say, as this goes into a great deal of detail, there will be plenty of SPOILERS.