Why Michael Keaton is Still the Best Batman

Exactly 25 years ago this week, moviegoers flocked to the premiere of one of the best Batman movie ever made, Batman Returns, starring—WARNING: CONTROVERSIAL OPINON ALERT—the best actor to don the Bat-suit, Michael Keaton. Though I’ve never read any comic books I’ve always been a fan of comic book films, particularly Batman movies, and grew … Continued

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Should Megyn Kelly Have Interviewed Alex Jones?

This past Sunday night, NBC’s Megyn Kelly interviewed conspiracy theorist Alex Jones on her new show. The event was the anti-climactic culmination of an almost Shakespearian degree of ambition, manipulation, betrayal, and drama starring two media egos using each other to advance their personal agendas. In the end, not only did Jones dodge Kelly’s questions, … Continued

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The Nihilism of ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’

There are many, many things wrong with Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. It has a meandering plot, too many characters, and a near fatal dose of storyline clichés. The movie attempts to revitalize the beleaguered movie franchise by ripping off the successful new Star Wars films—latest sequel in a franchise, CGI … Continued

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The Top Five Movies that Will Make Men Cry

When you hear the term “tearjerker,” chances are most people will think of movies aimed at women, such as Beaches or Terms of Endearment. The association between women and crying at the movies has a long history. But what about men? Men typically do not admit that they cry when watching movies, and in most … Continued

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Beware the Villain that Tries—And Fails—To Be Feminist

“Why aren’t monsters being played by women?” actress Sofia Boutella asked in an LA Times interview this week. “If you piss off a woman she’s far more brutal than a man. How come they didn’t think about that before?” (Warning: spoilers ahead). Of course, we have had female villains on screen before; Medusa, Maleficent, or … Continued

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