Three Crimes of Cliche Modern Superhero Movies Commit

Monday, July 9th, 2012

I have enjoyed the last decade of plentiful, quality superhero movies very much, and the few winners from earlier than that.  After watching The Avengers and The Amazing Spider-Man recently, both of which I enjoyed, I was reminded of some things I see too often in such movies that is starting to annoy me whenever […]

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Top Ten Superhero Movies

Tuesday, May 15th, 2012

I’ve seen a bunch of these lists on the heels of the success of the Avengers movie.  Forbes has their top twenty (which dips into some bad ones in my opinion).  io9 has their top ten comic book movies, which is unfortunately not restricted to superheroes (comparisons are apples and oranges too often).  IGN has […]

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Stupid Psychologist Sending Wrong Message about Superheroes

Sunday, August 22nd, 2010

I saw this person, Sharon Lamb, being interviewed on CNN or MSNBC last week.   This article, “Superheroes send out ‘wrong message’ to boys,” covers the same things she said on tv.   For instance: “There is a big difference in the movie superhero of today and the comic book superhero of yesterday,” Dr Lamb told the […]

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7 Awesome Super Powers Ruined by Science

Thursday, April 30th, 2009

Not my list, unfortunately, but Cracked’s list. They have flight, super strength, super speed, telepathy, invisibility, super senses, and immortality. That’s a pretty good list of basic powers, although “immortality” seems to be in a different class to me (traditionally Claire in Heroes is good at escaping by jumping off buildings, ouch). It’s a pretty […]

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The Science of The Watchmen

Monday, March 9th, 2009

OK, not quite getting away from The Watchmen quite yet.   A friend pointed me at a video about the science of The Watchmen: University of Minnesota physics professor James Kakalios discusses how he was tapped to add a physics perspective to the upcoming Warner Brothers movie, Watchmen. Kakalios discusses how quantum mechanics can explain Dr. […]

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