A Bomb in the Lasagna: DC Comics Boldly Went to a Brighter Future with “Justice League: The New Frontier (2008)”

As Mad Men ended this week, taking with it TV’s best examination of the shifting climate of post-war America, it made sense as resident Rooster Illusion superhero guy to re-examine DC’s own take on the mid-century American condition in Justice League: The New Frontier. The plot: As Cold War tensions escalate following World War II, a McCarthy-led initiative…

A Bomb in the Lasagna: The Avengers Avenge Harder (With More Robots) in “Avengers: Age of Ultron”

Well, judging from the opening weekend box office records,  statistically you have seen Avengers: Age of Ultron. Seriously, the only film opening better than the Avengers is The Avengers. The culmination of the four previous movies of Marvel’s “phase 2”, Age of Ultron is a 2 1/2 hour juggernaut of a superhero adventure, one which highlights the best and worse…

Capes on Camera: “Daredevil (2003)”

In an era where big budget superhero films dominate the box office, it’s easy to forget that “comic book movie” was once a dirty phrase in Hollywood. Even 10 years ago, silver screen supeheroics were considered a risky investment before Nolan and Whedon used them to shatter records. Capes on Camera is a look at…