Five Good Actors Making Good Superhero Movies

Good actors as good superheroes

You may or may not realize this but they’ve been making superhero and comic book movies for some time. Sure there were flashes of brilliance such as Christopher Reeve’s Superman, but the crap far outweighed the good. The Phantom, The Shadow, Howard the Duck…it hurts the eyes and ears. Not until recently did movie studios […]

Review: Iron Man 2

Jon Favreau and Robert Downey Jr superhero movie

Bigger, louder, more heroes, more villains, same old Tony Stark/Robert Downey Jr. The sequel to Iron Man may not be as good as the original but it’s a helluva lot of fun and a great kick-start to summer eyeball candy. Jon Favreau returns to the director’s chair for the next installment of Iron Man and […]

Review: Sherlock Holmes

Robert Downey Jr and Jude Law as british detectives

In the current Hollywood tradition of rebooting big franchises (Batman, James Bond), Sherlock Holmes is another success – a gritty, fun, and new portrayal of the world’s greatest detective. Guy Ritchie takes the same England underbelly that has served him so well in the past and imposes it on Victorian times to give Sherlock Holmes […]