Archive for August, 2013

When “major” Batman news strikes, I have a responsibility to my reader to react and respond. Some of this repeat from my earlier public statements on Twitter and Facebook, but I doubt anyone will care. This one’s for you, Greg. 1.) Christian Bale or No, Nobody Can Overcome the Douche of Zach Snyder. Call me […]


I’m not really a Grant Morrison fan, per se. I respect him, and I think I revere his ideas more than the actual practice of those ideas. I really dug his “Batman and Robin,” as well as “All-Star Superman,” but any other work has left me confused. He’s obviously a smart guy, and he thinks […]


As a concerned, caring parent, I’ve spent the better part of my free time pushing my personal pop culture obsessions onto my son. This feels natural. I’ve had some hits and misses, and here they are: Hit: “Wall-E.” The initial viewing came when Henry had a fever and got a “full-movie treat.” Rachel picked this […]


I can’t believe I have to write this, but I’m going to: Blake Snyder’s book “Save the Cat” is not a template for filmmaking. It is a suggested template for how to construct a screenplay that will likely sell to a studio. Backstory time: In a recent Slate article,┬áPeter Suderman wrote that a (perceived) over-reliance […]