On The Themes and the Quality of The Dark Knight Trilogy (WITHOUT Plot Spoilers)

I just watched Christopher Nolan’s entire Dark Knight trilogy at the theater. In this post, I discuss the quality of The Dark Knight Rises and pay specific attention to how well it handles its broad themes. I reveal nothing specific about the plot. Those who like to go into a movie spoiler free in terms [Read More...]

Catholic Icons For Super Heroes?

I enjoy super heroes on a mythic level, so in principle I was open to this idea and thought it an interesting prospect. But Igor Scalisi Palminteri’s art presenting super heroes in Catholic hagiographic poses and dress highlights that it is not only the distinctively Christian imagery I like so much in normal Catholic iconography, it’s the [Read More...]

You Don't Invite Batman To Thanksgiving

As part of a long interview about the Avengers and his other work, Joss Whedon discussed Batman and Batman movies: I think “Batman Begins” is certainly my favorite Batman movie I’ve seen. Huh, not “The Dark Knight”? Most people would say “The Dark Knight.” “The Dark Knight,” for me, has the same problem that every [Read More...]

The Credible Hulk

I see and share seemingly dozens of amusing memes a week, but every now and then one just has to be blogged: Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

Illustrating Gestalt Shifts: "Wolverine or 2 Batmen"

Even better than the stuffed duck/rabbit, this is my new favorite illustration of gestalt shifts (which, I would guess are likely to play a big role in deconversions and, so, worth specifically trying to induce when debating believers). And, as someone else already noted, Wolverine or 2 Batmen is also the plot of The Prestige when you think about it… [Read More...]

Chronicle

Tonight I saw Chronicle. My spoiler-free review is that I liked it and would give it a B, not because it is at all a well rounded film but because the few things it did well it did well in a special way that I expect to remember for a long time. For my spoiler-filled [Read More...]

The Death of Superman

Quite amusing: I never read the comics involving the death of Superman. How accurate is this? Were the story twists really this lame and insane? (via Hank and Kylie) Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

Jokers

via Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

van Gogh's Batman

By James Hance.  See more of, and support, his beautiful work here.  See Grover as Captain America by going to his Facebook page. Link via Laughing Squid. [Read more...]


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