Never Mind the Journey, Modern Heroes Change World Through Inherited Power

  – By J.W. Fox – Joseph Campbell’s hero’s journey has influenced many hit movies and TV shows. Lately, it seems the journey in the hero’s journey isn’t that important. The hero is born with everything he needs. Campbell put great emphasis on the journey (obviously), breaking it down into 17 distinct stages loaded with […]

Wonder Woman: A New Heroine Archetype? Or An Ancient One Reborn?

– By J.W. Fox – Three weeks after its premiere, Wonder Woman is still on a roll. It is on track to surpass Man of Steel in box office receipts, with a shot of becoming the highest grossing movie in the new DC universe. It could even pass Iron Man, the gold standard of origin […]

DC Breaks Through By Giving Wonder Woman the Movie She Deserved

– By Paulie Spiceflow – DC movies make money but have always fallen short of matching Marvel’s enormous success. Batman vs. Superman fell short of both Avenger movies, Suicide Squad was beat out by Deadpool, and Man of Steel was beat by all three Iron Man movies in the battle of the metal men (all […]

Movie Trailers from Comicon 2016

– By Paulie Spiceflow – Here is a compilation of trailers that premiered at or just before Comicon 2016 in San Diego. This is not a complete list of all the trailers. There were a few I left off because I wasn’t sure they were speculative fiction, or they looked absolutely awful and uninteresting. Here […]

A List of Everything Wrong with Batman Vs. Superman

– Paulie Spiceflow – In the beginning, I resisted the urge to join the mob of critics bashing Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice. It seemed too easy to simply fall in line and join the beat down. As time passed, things changed a little. While the critics and some fanboys continued to hate, a […]

Thoughtcrime 023: Batman vs. Superman

  Microsoft Matt and I review the highly anticipated Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice. Matt makes a strong, energetic case for the movie in the face of some tough reviews from critics, while I try to review from a non-comic book fan perspective. The fact that I’m a Batman fanatic also might be some […]