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EPISODE REVIEW: Iron Man Armored Adventures: “Secrets and Lies” (Episode 3)

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As we know, origin stories always suck, and last week wasn’t really any exception. In fact, not only were they saddled with an origin story for Iron Man, they were also saddled with having to retcon/reboot war profiteer/womanizer/drunken Tony Stark in to a Peter Parker-esque teen with a heart of gold. To be honest, they didn’t fail nearly as bad as I’d anticipated, even if the whole plot felt artificial and silly.

This week was much better, shorter on the action, longer on the character-based story. Still not great by a long shot, but not terrible, and better than last week.

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Black Canary Barbie Doll? What the frack…?

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This isn’t the kind of thing I generally notice - obviously, since it happened last year and it’s just now grabbing my attention - but the very idea of a “Black Canary Barbie Doll” made me laugh out loud. http://www.pinkraygun.com/2008/07/17/black-canary-barbie-heathen-tramp/ Though I have to admit I’m a bit confused. Are there any Barbie doll collectors out there who even read DC comics? From a marketing standpoint, it’s kind of iffy.

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(BELATED)MOVIE REVIEWS: Capsule reviews of “The Dark Knight,” and “Stardust.”

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“The Dark Knight” was really, really good. I was very impressed. I’d postponed watching it because I’m a parent and get little free time, and I didn’t want to blow my rare nights out on a silly superhero movie, but grudgingly I went to see it, and damn if it wasn’t amazingly awesome, even if the soundtrack kind of sucks and at least one fight sequence was too damn choppy to follow.

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(Belated) MOVIE REVIEWS: “Iron Man” (2008)

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I can’t say as I was psyched about watching this movie before hand. First of all, I’m a DC geek, not a Marvel Geek, though I will admit that Iron Man is one of a very small handful of Marvel characters that are actually kinda’ cool. (Short list: Captain America, Iron Man, Nick Fury, Spiderman when he’s taken his lithium, that’s about all I can think of right now. Oh, and I liked the Hulk when he could talk and was a bouncer at that Vegas casino. Remember that?) I don’t really care for Robert Downey, Jr. even before his drug use got completely out of hand.

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Roundtable Discussion #3: What Makes a Good Superhero Show?

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Republibot 2.0 says:
What makes a 'good' superhero show?

Republibot 1.0 says:
Interestingly enough, speaking of good superhero shows, I was just watching this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JvNLlwkwP64&feature=rec-HM-fresh+div
it epitomizes what makes a good superhero show

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BREAKING NEWS: Watchmen SETTLED

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The Superhero deconstruction epic "Watchmen" will be released on time after all.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Fox and Warner Brothers have reached a settlement for... guess what?... A large hunk o' cash and a piece of the box office.

We'll talk a bit more about Watchmen later, and we'll report more when there's more to report.

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