Everybody’s Chattin’ – Vol. 26

Happy Friday everyone! It's the last day of May but sadly I'm still wearing jackets these days... with umbrellas in tow!! It's been a pretty lame Spring, and it looks like it's gonna be slow going Summer too 😦 But hey, I'll be seeing Man of Steel is exactly 11 days, so THAT definitely puts …

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Music Break: Philip Glass’ The Illusionist score

As tonight I'll be seeing Now You See Me tonight, a crime thriller about a team of illusionists pulling off bank heists during their performances, I thought this week's music break would have a similar theme of magic. The Illusionist is essentially a love story based on Steven Millhauser's short story, "Eisenheim the Illusionist." The …

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Man of Steel Countdown #3: Smallville’s ‘Craving’ episode with Amy Adams

In less than fourteen days, the wait would be over. The Man of Steel countdown has officially begun last week with Superman & Me and Superman: The Movie in 1978,The Year. Today we've got Bubbawheat from Flights, Tights and Movie Nights' review of a Smallville episode starring miss Lois Lane herself, Amy Adams.  When I …

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Weekend Roundup: Cabin in the Woods + Fast & Furious 6

I ended up venturing out of my comfort zone a couple of times this Memorial Weekend. Thankfully neither one is disappointing. On Friday night, we were debating between three movies, as you can see in my tweet below. Deciding between The Imposter, Cabin in the Woods or Kid With the Bike #whattowatchtonight — FlixChatter (@FlixChatter) …

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Memorial Day Special: Pictorial Tribute to U.S. Soldiers in the Movies

The final Monday of May is a Memorial Day holiday here, which is a day to remember the fallen men and women who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces. As a U.S. resident, I'm definitely grateful of the service of Military men and women. Freedom is definitely NOT free and the people …

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The Flix List: Top 5 Action Spectacle Endings

I love big tent pole movies and Hollywood love to make them. Studios spent hundreds of millions of dollars on these movies and we the audience expect nothing but big spectacles when we go see them. I hate it when I go see big action films and the climax action scenes were quite lame (Mission: …

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Superman: The Movie in 1978, The Year


An excellent historical perspective of my favorite superhero film. Putting Superman: The Movie in the context of that era made me appreciate this a whole lot more!

THANK YOU, Michael!

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My generous colleague, Ruth of Flixchatter, kicked off her countdown this week for likely the most anticipated film of the year, Man of Steel.

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She offered moi a chance to participate in the endeavor since we’re both big fans of the progenitor for the modern comic superhero film, Superman: The Movie. Here is my contribution.


“Ever since ancient times, humanity has sought to use stories to explain the world in which it lives. Just as ancient man used stories of gods and monsters to explain the world, modern man uses stories of godlike heroes and monstrous villains to do the same. Comic books are modern mythology, in that they are modern man’s method of explaining the world around them through the fantastical.”

The above quote, written by the blogger known as witnessing101 in his Modern Mythology: What Superheroes Can Show Us About Humanity piece, eloquently expressed what comic…

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Man of Steel Countdown – Superman and me

In just twenty four days (well 21 days for me :D), THE most anticipated movie of the year will arrive in theaters. There have been few movie events in the past decade, but for me, THIS would count as the one of the biggest one to date. In preparation for Man of Steel, I'll be …

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Weekend Roundup: William Shatner’s The Captains

The Star Trek fever is full on this weekend. At least it seems like it is, though only a blockbuster THIS magnitude that an $84 mil four-day total is still considered a box office disappointment. Apparently Star Trek Into Darkness did not quite hit the warp-speed at the box ffice, well-short of the studios' – …

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Somehow JJ Abrams & co. made me interested in the Star Trek universe

Well, one of my most anticipated movies of the first half of the year has come and gone. I finally saw Star Trek Into Darkness Wednesday night and you know what, despite the huge hype machine working overtime for this film, this film somehow lives up to it. So yeah, I really enjoyed it.  Instead …

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