Superman has changed, and there’s no denying this. Although he wears the same iconic “S” on his chest, the Superman we see in the film Man of Steel embodies a very different psychological makeup than in past versions of this DC Comics hero. He questions whether humanity is worth saving. He is driven by emotions like anger and desperation. He seems reckless, destructive, and impulsively violent. This article, which includes some spoilers, examines why this new Superman represents a more psychologically realistic version of the iconic character, and asks us to question whether a more morally fallible Superman makes more sense in a post-9/11 society.
Nicolas Winding Refn plans on making a sequel to Valhalla Rising. Wait...what? How? I'm confused.
When asked how this could be a sequel, Refn cryptically said, “Tokyo is a world onto itself.” This didn’t seem to clear up exactly how One Eye could emerge from the early Viking era to modern day Tokyo, so when pressed, Refn teased that the film was, “About the future…”
The giant spider was made using a VW bug for the body and 8 men moving the legs inside.
“We had to physically make this thing move, so the quickest, cheapest way is to buy a Volkswagen bug,” he says. “It’s low to the ground, the engine’s in the back, and we can put everything on the frame on the front. We built off it, we welded everything to the body. We used it as a mode of transport, of making it move, and it was low enough to the ground where we could hide it. That way we could drive it up over the hill, and into the city. And the same time we’re rowing the legs, and trying to keep everybody in synch!”
Silk (2006) -- Set in Taipei, Silk is a ghost story featuring a bunch of mama's boys. I thought it was boring and could care less if they all died in the end. And are there no hair ties for Asian women in the afterlife. Get that hair out of your face! 2 Stars
Prometheus (2012) -- Dumbest group of scientists EVER! This movie was so frustrating to watch. Also, what was going on with Guy Pearce's ridiculous old man make-up. Yikes! 2 Stars
Bernie (2011) -- This movie is actually based on a true story about the murder of a wealthy widow (Sherley Maclaine) who was killed by a young undertaker named Bernie (played perfectly by Jack Black) that everyone in town loved and adored. In fact, the widow was so hated, that most people took Bernie's side even though he had shot the woman 5 times in the back, hid her in a freezer, and then proceeded to spend all of her money. You can read all about it in the article titled How My Aunt Marge Ended Up in the Deep Freeze. 4 Stars
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The Queen of Versailles (2012): If you shamelessly watch all of the Real Housewives shows on Bravo (like me), then you'll probably love this documentary about a rich couple trying to build the largest home in America designed to kind of look like Versailles. Then the recession hits and they find themselves facing financial ruin and having to put their unfinished dream home on the market. **** Stars.
Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale (2010): I will never look at Santa & his elves the same way again. **** Stars.
Ladyhawke (1985): Don't you just love how pretty much every 80s fantasy movie featured a really loud, cheesy synthesizer heavy soundtrack? And less than halfway through the movie, Matthew Broderick completely gave up on the English accent, which is bizarre because aren't they suppossed to be in France? Cute film, though. God, Rutger Hauer looked good back then. *** Stars.