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    November 25, 2013 9:06 pm Here's another "edutainment" entry. Try "Trinity: A Graphic History of the First Atomic Bomb" by Jonathan Fetter-Vorm. It is pretty much what it says it is, a historical and surprisingly in depth scientific look at the creation of the atomic bomb. It presents the physics behind it in an understandable way. Check it out!
    July 2, 2013 9:19 pm Wow, I'm shocked. I kind of dismissed this film when it seemed like Johnny Depp was channelling Rob Schneider from "Bedtime Stories". I don't mind having laughs in the movie, but it seemed like Tonto was being played as a joke. Apparently this is not the case. Very interested at this point!
    June 15, 2013 8:09 pm As someone familiar with living an anxious existence, I would tell you not to be anxious and just be comfortable the writing, but I know it wouldn't work! Absolutely loved Wormwood, by the way! As far as Man of Steel goes, maybe it was a few script revisions away. I really wanted this to be great, but it did fall short.
    June 15, 2013 7:22 pm Apparently, this movie is a bit divisive! Overall, I thought this was a good movie that was a few changes away from being great. The acting across the board was solid. There has been criticism of almost everyone in the cast depending on the review you read, but the performances all worked for me. I enjoyed the scenes on Krypton from the design to the brief glimpses of their culture. Also, the story overall worked for me, though the execution was not always there. I liked the ending of the tornado scene, but I don't like how they got there. There were too many opportunities for Clark to resolve the situation without revealing himself. The level of destruction throughout the film was too much. By my estimation, there had to be at least 2 million people killed in the film. I know people wanted to see a more physical and proactive Superman, but he did very little saving. I know in the end he saved the planet, but little was done to contain the damage and limit the loss of life. The romantic beat with Lois at the end is out of place amongst all the destruction. I am OK with his decision on how to deal with Zod, but I would have liked to see a little more of him getting to that decision. I think Paul mentioned that he would have liked an "I am your people" line from Superman to Zod at the end and I would agree. I liked Superman's reaction after the death, but I did want a bit more of a breakdown. His civilization is gone and his home is in destroyed. Maybe a tear or two? At the end of the movie, we get the "he's kind of hot" joke after all of the destruction and death. Bad joke. Bad placement. If you had to put that joke in, put it in earlier. We needed a lot more humor in this movie to balance out the destruction, or maybe less destruction! Even the Dark Knight had funny moments. Unfortunately, I ended up writing more negatives than positives, which is what a lot of us tend to do after seeing movies, especially those that don't live up to expectations. At the end of the day, I liked it, but didn't love it. 3 stars on the Netflix scale. I wonder how I would have felt if I had never scene a trailer for this film and hadn't built it up into what I wanted it to be before I saw it. Paul, thanks for the write up and your opinion of the film. Keep them coming, but keep in mind that the style you write in will affect the way people take your criticism. It is clear that you are trying really hard in your use of language to craft these reviews, but maybe you don't have to try so hard. Oh, and the first hour of "The Last of Us" is probably a better crafted piece of entertainment/storytelling than this film. Just a thought.
    June 14, 2013 11:14 pm I'm surprised Snyder didn't open the film with "Birth Ritual".
    June 14, 2013 11:06 pm "More to Pewter Than Puissance" is the name of my Chris Cornell cover band.
    January 11, 2013 8:50 pm My mistake, apparently. From what I have read online it looks like they did call it a make out session two issues later. My apologies to all.
    January 11, 2013 8:20 pm From an email attributed to the author of the book: "My understanding of the definition of rape is that it requires force or the threat of force, so no. Using deception to trick someone into granting consent isn't quite the same thing. Which is not to say it isn't a horrible, evil, reprehensible thing that Chameleon did. He is a bad man." Nice job Marvel! #Sarcasm
    January 9, 2013 10:06 pm How about when the Chameleon had sex with Peter's roommate? To me that was rape and it was played for laughs. So there is at least a history of Marvel allowing something like this to occur in this comic.
    November 19, 2012 9:58 pm I stopped buying comics back in 2007 for price and storage reasons. I still love comics but now get them from my local library. With the ability to get comics from any library in the county and even the state, it is easy to follow story lines, even though it keeps me about 6 months behind in most cases. If I went back it would be for digital, but $2.99 is a hard pill to swallow.