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Gay Superhero to Wed Next Month

May 22, 2012

DC Comics’ Northstar is going to marry his long-time boyfriend in New York City in the June 20th release of “Astonishing X-Men.”  Northstar’s alter-ego happens to be Canadian, if that means anything. The comic universe has often been in the biz of latching onto identity politics and going with stories of tragically misunderstood people with [...]

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Movie Review: Star Trek (2009)

May 8, 2009

With the success of the X-Men movies and the Batman reboot, it was only a matter of time before the powers that be would revisit the Star Trek franchise.  With five TV series and ten movies, Star Trek was a definite niche money maker, but has seemed more like a spent force over the last half-decade.  Nonetheless, Paramount [...]

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Goodbye 2008!

December 31, 2008

I’m kind of glad to see this year go.  While fun was had, disappointments and external events put a particular funk on this year as I look back on it. The biggest story of the year happened on my birthday when America chose to embrace our new status as an Obama Nation.  We deserve what [...]

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Is Bush Batman?

July 28, 2008

Apparently, a number of op-ed articles have hit the Internet regarding Christopher Nolan’s new film, the box-office shattering The Dark Knight, and how Batman allegorically plays the role of George W. Bush (some say Batman is Dick Cheney or a generic conservative hero)!  A friend tipped me off to this concept last night and I [...]

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Movie Review: The Dark Knight

July 20, 2008

WARNING: No true spoilers, just a lot of “insider baseball” in regards to the fantasy genre.  Thus far, Christopher Nolan’s take on Frank Miller’s Batman: The Dark Knight Returns and Batman: Year One series is leaps and bounds better than any of those goofy Michael Keaton, Val Kilmer, George Clooney movies, which all seemed too comic-like to [...]

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