From Russia with Love…

Or … To Russia with Comics, Books, & DVDs … Or … Don’t Turn Around, the Commissar’s in Town … Or … Moscow from the Hudson … Or … How many Eastern European clichés/stereotypes can I come up with? Anyway, ever want to meet me? Ever wanted to visit Moscow sometime between May 19th and
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Spidey’s Hall of Shame

I’ve been asked to list the “dozen” contrivances I mentioned in my Amazing Spider-Man review. Turns out there’s more than a dozen. Abandon spoiler-avoidance, all yee who enter here. And feel free to count along with me! Oscorp has got the worst security in film history. For a company with dozens of spiders that can
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The Amuddled Spider-Mess

Well, that was even worse than I was expecting. Who would’ve thought, after the warning shot that was Spider-Man 3, that they would, or even could, make one (arguably) worse. On the one hand, The Amazing Spider-Man avoided its immediate predecessor’s mistakes. On the other, it created three egregious new ones of its own. Strike
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Audiences Assemble!

Entertainment Weekly had a “point/counterpoint” with its two film critics regarding Marvel’s The Avengers with the thesis “Is Fun Enough?” As usual with 21st century “noose Medea,” they missed the point. Of course fun is enough — when the “fun” is this smart, loving, and exciting. I cannot tell you the last time I’ve felt
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