‘The Scorpion King’ – An Action Star Was Born

Take a stroll back in time with me. It’s 2001, you’re nine years old, and you’re seated for The Mummy Returns. You were an unexpected fan of the first one, even though The Mummy was pretty scary for you at times, but oh so much rollicking fun. Brendan Fraser became your Indiana Jones, you had a crush on Rachel Weisz, and this is all you want more of in a sequel. Then the movie starts and you see another hero you’ve been watching on Monday nights, one who were a different kind of tights.

That’s right, I’m talking about The Rock. Not yet Dwayne Johnson, not quite a movie star then.

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‘The Batman’ Review – Finally a Batman Movie for Hot Topic Dwellers

I was roughly 10 minutes into The Batman when I knew this was absolutely my shit. Before the Nirvana needle drop and before Robert Pattinson emerges vengeful in the suit, there’s a voiceover. A moody, angsty, noir-y voiceover. Amazing to see a Batman movie wholeheartedly embrace the voiceover when The Lego Batman Movie parodied it into oblivion. This Batman narrates like a hardboiled P.I. This Batman journals to his black heart’s content. In an internet age of blogs and YouTube channels and podcasts, this RULES.

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My Gripes With ‘The Dark Knight Rises’

IT’S BATMAN WEEK Y’ALL!!!!!

In anticipation of the most hyped movie of the year for me (already?) I’m looking back on Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight Trilogy a.k.a. the last gritty reboot of the Caped Crusader, which Matt Reeves appears to be one-upping with serious conviction. Nothing excites me more than a year one Batman, and nothing offers perspective quite like an ending. So perhaps it’s the benefit of time that has emboldened me to state this outright: I’ve got some gripes with The Dark Knight Rises.

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