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Yakmala: Superman IV: The Quest for Peace

How bad does a movie have to be before a guaranteed cash cow is put out to pasture? How many clueless executives does it take the strangle the promise out of a character? How painfully stupid does the writing have … Continue reading

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Yakmala: Superman III

Making a good Superman movie is apparently only slightly easier than convincing a clown to sterilize his chainsaw before he gives you a makeshift vasectomy. There have been six live action attempts, and by my count, we have a grand … Continue reading

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Yakmala: Man of Steel

It’s unfair to compare adaptations across media. A movie should stand on its own, and even if it comes from a book, comic book, webcomic, dirty limerick, homeless guy’s subway ravings, it should stand on its own as a discrete … Continue reading

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The Wild World of Video for 6/26/13

Today, a little bit more about Superman. Specifically: the Battle of Metropolis with some help from writer/Internet personality Max Landis: I can never decide if Landis is really on our side or not, but his points about Superman and the … Continue reading

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So, about Superman

So, people keep asking me about Man of Steel.  I mean, that’s fair. I’ve been going on about the movie ever since Superman Returns failed to capture the imaginations of filmgoers. No, seriously … the Internet is littered with my … Continue reading

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Dammit Janet

We all know the story. Johnny Depp writes this great part for his girlfriend, Sarah Jessica Parker, only to obtain funding he has to give the part to Drusilla from Buffy. This week, I tackle the movie within that movie, … Continue reading

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Best of Yakmala 2012: Superman III

The important thing to remember about Superman III is that he’s not evil. He’s just bad. The Superman movie series is an on-going exercise in people just not getting it. Somehow, director Richard Donner and “Creative Consultant” — that is … Continue reading

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