On with the Blog

I have been away from my little blog for awhile. It is difficult for me to continue at this time because the person who has been reading my writing since I scrawled the first letter of the first word is unwell and might never see this. As I know she would want me to carry…

1948 Movie Serial Builds the Legacy of Superman

After watching 2013’s Man of Steel, I went on a Superman binge to wash away the bad taste left behind by that film. I listened to soundtracks, read comics, and watched movies and TV series featuring various incarnations of the character. One production that I revisited was Superman, the theatrical serial from 1948. Clocking in at…

MAN OF STEEL: After The Movie

WARNING: This post contains major plot spoilers and assumes you have already seen Man of Steel. There are those who say Man of Steel should be judged only on its own merits, without regard to the overall Superman mythos from which it emerges. While there might be some validity to this view, that simply does…

STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS: After The Movie

WARNING: This post contains major plot spoilers and assumes you have already seen Star Trek Into Darkness. For a perspective with only minimal spoilers, see my formal review. One of my favorite things to do after a movie, especially an event movie like Star Trek Into Darkness, is to discuss the plot details with friends…

The Complete Superman collection coming to Blu-ray

Earlier this week, I was considering a post about the greatest DVD boxed set ever released, Superman: The Ultimate Collector’s Edition, and how Lucasfilm’s forthcoming Star Wars Blu-ray set might compare. Turns out that Warner Home Video is now planning to release The Complete Superman Collection on Blu-ray within a matter of months (“The Complete…

Long live Superman

Warner Brothers announced yesterday that Henry Cavill (The Tudors) will be the next Superman. Directed by Zack Snyder, the new Superman film is produced by Christoper Nolan (Batman Begins, The Dark Knight) and is expected to hit theaters in December 2012 (“Henry Cavill Lands Superman Movie Role” — Superman Homepage). Hard to believe in some…