Posts Tagged: Fanboys
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Superman Isn't What He Used To Be

Man of Steel hits theaters tonight, and Warner Brothers is hoping that it will bring out the inner 40-year-old in all of us, and that the inner 40-year-old will dig deep and fork over the twelve to twenty dollars it will cost to see the film. It’s a tough spot: historically, the Superman franchise is one for five when it comes to good movies, which puts Superman pretty far behind John McClane. The movies make money, sure, but the movies themselves (other than II, of course)? Not so super.

Any fanboy will tell you that the solution to the relative quality of this upcoming reboot of the franchise will [...]

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"Yes, I'm Familiar with Your Scene": The New Destroyer Video

New today, in colonial sound and vision, the video for Destroyer's "Savage Night at the Opera." (Toronto, so much to answer for!)

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People Reacting Irrationally to a Telephone

The iPhone5 was released six days ago. Did you get one? Did you make a video about it? These are some of the people that did both of those things. Bryan Menegus is, unfortunately, a writer and comedian. He blogs here and occasionally tweets here.

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How Much More Do Comic Books Cost Today?

This is a big week for the comic book industry. On Friday (at midnight!), the first of the summer blockbusters, The Avengers, opens in the U.S. The Avengers is, of course, one of three superhero actioners to be released this summer, with The Dark Knight Rises and the reboot The Amazing Spider-Man on deck. Then on Saturday, it's Free Comic Book Day, with free offerings from publishers, big and small, hopefully drawing in hordes of potential customers to stores. As comic book writer Fred Van Lente told me, “It’s a good annual promotion to get fresh faces in the stores. I was flown in to at an event at [...]