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  • Man who lifted car off girl called 'Superman'

    12/19/2009 5:59:56 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 34 replies · 2,486+ views
    hdnews ^ | 12/16/2009, | MEAGAN PATTON
    OTTAWA, Kan. A young girl and her family are calling a local man their “Superman” after he lifted a car off of her in an accident early Friday morning. Nick Harris, 32, was dropping off his daughter, 8-year-old Cheyenne, at Eugene Field Elementary school shortly before 8 a.m. when he saw the incident unfolding on Tremont Avenue — a driver backing her vehicle out of a driveway who was about to hit a student. “I was getting ready to pull the emergency brake when I looked up and saw the vehicle backing over her,” Harris said. “I didn’t even think....
  • Why David Keene Threatened To Punch Me At WCPAC

    Just got this e-mail from Ziegler: "You will want to read about my bizarre adventures on Saturday at Western CPAC in Newport Beach. You can view the complete story with video here. Please spread this link to those who you think might be interested as there are many who will be trying to spike this story. Also, please don't respond to this e-mail unless it is urgent as my e-mail box needs to be cleaned out and I am way behind in doing that. Thanks so much for your support." REMEMBER: JOHN ZIEGLER WILL BE SPEAKING AT UC MERCED THIS...
  • Obama NO LONGER SUCCEPTIBLE TO KRYPTONITE!!!

    10/09/2009 11:46:30 AM PDT · by is_is · 1 replies · 186+ views
    Lois Layne | 10-9-09 | IS_IS
    He really is superman!
  • Tim Burton's "Superman Lives" : Nicolas Cage Costume Test (The glory that might have been)

    09/22/2009 8:23:52 PM PDT · by tlb · 6 replies · 983+ views
    youtube ^ | September 20, 2009 | timburtonjp
    TimBurtonJP Exclusive! Tim Burton's "Superman Lives" : Nicolas Cage Costume Test
  • Superman Says: "Hop on the Welfare Wagon!" [SATIRE]

    09/01/2009 8:50:05 AM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 27 replies · 1,442+ views
    Courtesy of the unfailingly brilliant Jim Treacher:
  • What if Obama were a different cartoon villain? - PICTURE - [vanity]

    08/05/2009 9:58:15 PM PDT · by NewJerseyJoe · 3 replies · 614+ views
    self | 8/6/09 | NewJerseyJoe
    How weird would it be if Obama were Bizarro, who does everything backwards?Yes, it's --BizarrObama!
  • VIDEO: Lex Luthor Bailout

    03/25/2009 6:15:22 AM PDT · by The Pack Knight · 4 replies · 363+ views
    funnyordie.com ^ | 11 March 2009 | Jon Hamm
    Even Lexcorp is affected by the current financial crisis.
  • Lex Luthor (Superman Villan) Applies for a Federal Bailout! - Video

    03/18/2009 7:47:44 AM PDT · by Notoriously Conservative · 5 replies · 384+ views
    notoriouslyconservative.com ^ | 03 18 09 | notoriouslyconservative
    Lex Luthor Applies for a Bailout
  • First Superman comic book raises 317,200 dlrs

    03/13/2009 7:15:15 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 12 replies · 510+ views
    AFP ^ | March 13 2009
    A rare copy of the first Superman comic book sold for 317,200 dollars at an auction -- a super hero sized increase on the original 10 cents paid back in 1938. Bids in the online auction, which started two weeks ago on www.comicconnect.com, immediately topped 200,000 dollars and a last-minute surge crossed the 300,000-dollar mark. There were 89 bids and Comic Connect extended the deadline by several minutes to catch the late interest.
  • Barack Obama is Superman! (Caption this)

    09/11/2008 1:29:01 PM PDT · by Bon mots · 27 replies · 2,340+ views
    http://www.freerepublic.com | September 11, 2008 | me
    When I saw this picture of Barack Obama posing in front of Superman, words failed me. I had seen enough of all that crap with the halos on him and light surrounding his head and all of those Jesus poses... but this one actually made me laugh. So have fun with this, we should make a nice new Obama image with a caption like the three I have suggested.
  • DAN DIDIO ON DCU: DECISIONS (Superheroes to join actual political parties & endorse candidates)

    05/10/2008 7:02:01 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 42 replies · 2,509+ views
    © Imaginova Corp. All rights reserved. ^ | 05-09-2008, 04:41 PM | Matt Brady
    Everyone’s talking about politics these days, and in September, that will come to include the heroes and characters of the DC Universe. The place for the discussion: DCU Decisions, a four-part miniseries shipping every other week in September and October, written by Bill Willingham and Judd Winick, with art and covers by Stephane Roux. The heroes…they’re drawn into the political arena both by circumstance and by the actions of one of their own. A look at the art to the right makes that latter part pretty clear. We spoke with DCU Executive Editor Dan DiDio about the story, the idea...
  • Ruling Gives Heirs a Share of Superman Copyright

    03/29/2008 6:39:12 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 29 replies · 1,021+ views
    NY Times ^ | 03/20/08 | By MICHAEL CIEPLY
    A federal judge on Wednesday ruled that the heirs of Jerome Siegel — who 70 years ago sold the rights to the action hero he created with Joseph Shuster to Detective Comics for $130 — were entitled to claim a share of the United States copyright to the character Superman. The ruling left intact Time Warner’s international rights to the character, which it has long owned through its DC Comics unit. And it reserved for trial questions over how much the company may owe the Siegel heirs for use of the character since 1999, when their ownership is deemed to...
  • Thousands Of Crop Varieties Depart For Arctic Seed Vault

    01/26/2008 11:09:25 PM PST · by blam · 49 replies · 171+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 1-26-2008 | Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research.
    Thousands Of Crop Varieties Depart For Arctic Seed VaultPackaging seeds. Thousands of Crop Varieties from Four Corners of the World Depart for Arctic Seed Vault. (Credit: CIMMYT, Mexico.) ScienceDaily (Jan. 26, 2008) — At the end of January, more than 200,000 crop varieties from Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Middle East—drawn from vast seed collections maintained by the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR)—will be shipped to a remote island near the Arctic Circle, where they will be stored in the Svalbard Global Seed Vault (SGSV), a facility capable of preserving their vitality for thousands of years. The...
  • Police probe 'Superman' sighting

    09/23/2007 10:28:09 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 35 replies · 264+ views
    Ananova ^ | September 20, 2007
    Police are investigating after villagers in Romania claimed to see a Superman-like figure flying through the sky...
  • Scientists Unearth Superman's Kryptonite

    04/25/2007 5:27:57 AM PDT · by YourAdHere · 5 replies · 477+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 4/24/07
    LONDON (Reuters) - Kryptonite, which robbed Superman of his powers, is no longer the stuff of comic books and films. A mineral found by geologists in Serbia shares virtually the same chemical composition as the fictional kryptonite from outer space, used by the superhero's nemesis Lex Luther to weaken him in the film "Superman Returns". "We will have to be careful with it -- we wouldn't want to deprive Earth of its most famous superhero!," said Dr Chris Stanley, a mineralogist at the Natural History Museum. Stanley, who revealed the identity of the mysterious new mineral, discovered the match after...
  • Smallville Planning Major Death

    04/16/2007 1:11:03 PM PDT · by theFIRMbss · 24 replies · 522+ views
    EOnline ^ | 04/13/07 | Kristin
    Smallville Planning Major Death Attention Smallville fans: This news might make you feel like you have butterflies made out of Kryptonite in your stomach, so read at your own risk. Inside sources tell me exclusively that one of the main four castmembers—Tom Welling, Michael Rosenbaum, Allison Mack or Kristin Kreuk—will be killed off before the season ends. Although all of these castmembers are under contract for one more season (they initially signed seven-year deals), producers have decided to have one of their characters meet an untimely end, in a shocking plot twist. Naming exactly who is going six feet under...
  • Angels Among Us

    01/04/2007 3:25:02 PM PST · by Kitten Festival · 37 replies · 1,086+ views
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 4 Jan 2007 | Editorial staff
    Heroism: To leap in front of a 370-ton locomotive to save a stranger in a dank New York subway pit takes a kind of courage we'd all like to think we have but don't. Wesley Autrey showed it Tuesday and elevated us all. The new year has begun on a high note from Harlem after Autrey, 50, a construction worker on his way to work with his two little daughters, headed into Manhattan's 137th Street-City College station. Before he got through the turnstile, Autrey spotted a young man thrashing about in a seizure and called for help. But he didn't...
  • 100 Facts about Karl Rove

    10/25/2006 10:09:01 PM PDT · by struggle · 58 replies · 1,363+ views
    vanity | 10/25/05 | struggle
    I say we make "Karl Rove: One Hundred Facts" Fact #1. Karl Rove can't catch a cold, but he can get it voted out of office. Fact #2. Karl Rove is bald because his massive brains uprooted his hair. Fact #3. Karl Rove was educated in Utah. Mormons have a 4th heaven just for him. Fact #4. Karl Rove is called the Architect, because he kicks ass in a Classical fashion. Fact #5. Letterman had a derogatory top ten about Rove, but through sly manouvering and allowing the media to overpoll, 9 of the ten stayed home. Fact #6. When...
  • Superman Of Turkey...(Really Bad....Really)

    10/14/2006 7:31:30 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 2 replies · 383+ views
    You Tube ^ | 08/10/2006 | ONAR FILMS
    Clicky Here For Superman Of Turkey-SUPERMEN DONUYOR! My cat has more personality...
  • Abs-olute madness (Dave Barry) LoL

    10/01/2006 11:02:32 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 9 replies · 894+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | DAVE BARRY
    Abs-olute madness BY DAVE BARRY (This classic Dave Barry column was originally published on June 30, 1996.) What I want to know is: Why is it important to have visible stomach muscles? I grew up in an era (the Paleolithic) when people kept their stomach muscles discreetly out of sight. Most of us didn't even realize we had stomach muscles; the only people who ever actually saw them were courageous surgeons willing to cut through fat layers the thickness of the Cleveland white pages. I'm not saying we weren't in shape; I'm just saying we had a different concept of...
  • Review: 'Hollywoodland' Justified Look At Reeves Mystery

    09/09/2006 6:47:13 AM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 23 replies · 1,110+ views
    NBC 4 TV LOS ANGELES ^ | 09 SEPTEMBER 2006 | TIM LAMMERS
    If the death of television's iconic Man of Steel George Reeves was indeed the start of "The Superman Curse," then in an odd sort of way, that curse is a blessing for Ben Affleck. Affleck is back in a big way as Reeves in "Hollywoodland," a sharp, sophisticated noir thriller that's easily one of the best films of the year. True, Affleck doesn't play the lead in this fascinating film -- he's third billed behind Adrien Brody and Diane Lane -- but his presence in Superman's famed blue tights gives him enough boost to take him, well, up, up and...
  • Picture This: Warner Bros. Having a Rare Down Year (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    08/18/2006 4:46:03 AM PDT · by abb · 17 replies · 629+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | August 18, 2006 | Claudia Eller
    Underperformers such as 'Poseidon' have given the studio and investors a sinking feeling. Last year Warner Bros. President Alan Horn was at the top of his game. Boy wizard Harry Potter, eccentric candy maker Willy Wonka and crime fighter Batman catapulted Warner to its most profitable year. But the hot streak ended with a thud. Not even Superman could prevent a crush of movie losses that has shaken the venerable Burbank studio and its affable leader. The costly disaster movie "Poseidon," director M. Night Shyamalan's fantasy thriller "Lady in the Water," the computer-animated "The Ant Bully" and the urban drama...
  • Word and Pictures: Superman and the problem of heroes

    07/14/2006 1:27:20 PM PDT · by Firefigher NC · 4 replies · 378+ views
    The Carolinian Online ^ | 7/11/06 | Luke McIntyre
    Most of my friends hate Superman. He's too powerful, they say. Too indestructible. Too fast and too strong for his own good. Superman is just too damn super. The problem a lot of people have with Superman is the same problem we have with the modern definition of heroes. Nowadays we overuse the term. This past May, News Statesman magazine ranked Bill Gates as number eight in an article detailing 50 "Heroes of our time," right above the Dalai Lama. I hate to break this to everyone, but Bill Gates is not a hero. In 2000 a man worth nearly...
  • Lileks: There's a lot to be said for the American Way

    07/08/2006 1:54:39 PM PDT · by WestTexasWend · 5 replies · 478+ views
    Austin American-Statesman ^ | Saturday, July 08, 2006 | James Lileks, Newhouse News Service
    Outrage of the summer: The new "Superman" movie edited out "The American Way" from the Krypton immigrant's rally cry. The Daily Planet editor says Supe's now all about "Truth, Justice and all that stuff." Makes perfect sense. Consider the foreign markets, where "The American Way" means Abu Ghraib and McDonald's. Don't remind them! They might burn the theater. (If that's their way.) Besides, it makes sense to have a newspaper editor treat the line with gruff dismissal, because hard-bitten editors don't get starry-eyed over patriotic hogwash. Except when discussing the people's right to know the GPS coordinates of Superman's fort....
  • Astrophysics Taking On Superman

    07/08/2006 7:44:54 AM PDT · by america4vr · 52 replies · 1,644+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | June 28, 2006 | C.W. Nevius
    It is the flying that seems to baffle everyone. How, exactly, does Superman fly? Or does he, really? With the release of the "Superman Returns'' movie this week, you can bet there will be plenty of discussion (at least half-serious) about the limits and scope of the Man of Steel's super powers. Rather than engage in uninformed speculation, we went to the experts -- physics scholars at Cal and Stanford. Unfortunately, a lot of them are baffled, too. "The flying always bothered me,'' admits Richard Muller, a professor of astrophysics at Cal and a Superman fan. "I think what he...
  • Truth, Justice and the American Whatever [Lileks]

    07/07/2006 8:46:07 AM PDT · by Incorrigible · 24 replies · 1,132+ views
    Newhouse News ^ | 7/6/2006 | James Lileks
    Truth, Justice and the American Whatever BY JAMES LILEKS Outrage of the summer: The new "Superman" movie edited out "The American Way" from the Krypton immigrant's rally cry. The Daily Planet editor says Supe's now all about "Truth, Justice and all that stuff." Makes perfect sense. Consider the foreign markets, where "the American Way" means Abu Ghraib and McDonald's. Don't remind them! They might burn the theater. (If that's their way.) Besides, it makes sense to have a newspaper editor treat the line with gruff dismissal, since hard-bitten editors don't get starry-eyed over patriotic hogwash. Except when discussing the people's...
  • The American Way?

    07/06/2006 3:03:10 PM PDT · by suspects · 46 replies · 803+ views
    Jewish World Review ^ | July 4, 2006 | Michael Graham
    Since 1938, Superman has fought valiantly to preserve "truth, justice and the American way," battling beside American soldiers in WWII and frequently appearing in print, on TV and in film with an American flag. However, in the new film Superman Returns, director Bryan Singer and his scriptwriters, Michael Dougherty and Dan Harris, explicitly rejected the phrase "the American way" as "tainted." "We were always hesitant to include the term 'American way' because the meaning of that today is somewhat uncertain," Dougherty told the Hollywood Reporter. "I think when people say 'American way,' they're actually talking about what the 'American way'...
  • Religion Is Strong in Superman

    07/01/2006 10:57:38 AM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 12 replies · 494+ views
    TheLedger.com ^ | July 1, 2006 | Jeffrey Weiss
    Call it "The Passion of Kal-El"? "Superman Returns" is splashed with enough Christian imagery for a cathedral full of stained-glass windows. The movie's director is Jewish. So were the two teenagers who created the Superman character -- based in part on Jewish sacred stories and legends -- in 1932. Nonetheless, obvious images from iconic Christian art and stories are as common in this film as product placements are in most summer blockbusters. Superman, having been sent by his father, saves the world while (almost) sacrificing his own life. The villain, Lex Luthor, stabs him in the side. While he is...
  • SuperMan embarrassed to be an American!

    07/05/2006 12:39:21 PM PDT · by dangus · 37 replies · 974+ views
    Superman 3B ^ | 7/5/05 | Dangus
    I watched most of Superman yesterday. In a day when CGI-driven action sequences are so easy to make, I still thought the first action sequence was excellent. (If you've seen it, I'm referring to the one with the space shuttle and the airplane.) Kate Bosworth as Lois Lane was almost too beautiful and sweet. And the movie had a great way of letting the audience be surprised at Superman's powers, despite all the previous TV shows and movies. Unfortunately, I didn't see the end, because a storm with 60-80 mph winds tore through the neighborhood about 2/3rds of the way...
  • SUPERMAN RETURNS - TO A PATERNITY SUIT

    07/03/2006 10:45:13 PM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 36 replies · 847+ views
    VANITY | JULY 4, 2006 | AMOS THE PROPHET
    SUPERMAN RETURNS portrays the man of steel as every liberal’s dream of the anti-moral hero. Early in the movie his principles are referred to as “truth and justice.” Period. Leaving out the critical line “and the American Way” paints a broad picture of what is coming. I hollered, “And the American Way” for the benefit of my fellow movie patrons just so everyone would notice the omission. After numerous teases we are finally brought up close and personal with the fact that Superman is a sexual predator, an absentee father, and an abuser of women, specifically of Lois Lane. He...
  • Man of Steel, Woman of Kleenex

    07/03/2006 3:52:07 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 8 replies · 475+ views
    Man of Steel, Woman of Kleenex ^ | 1971 | by Larry Niven
    He's faster than a speeding bullet. He's more powerful than a locomotive. He's able to leap tall buildings at a single bound. Why can't he get a girl? At the ripe old age of thirty-one (*Superman first appeared in Action Comics, June 1938*), Kal-El (alias Superman, alias Clark Kent) is still unmarried. Almost certainly he is still a virgin. This is a serious matter. The species itself is in danger! An unwed Superman is a mobile Superman. Thus it has been alleged that those who chronicle the Man of Steel's adventures are responsible for his condition. But the cartoonists are...
  • Superman Returns, Crashes, Burns at Box Office (liberal hollywood once again turns off America?)

    07/02/2006 9:03:33 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 434 replies · 11,632+ views
    Federal Review ^ | 07/02/06
    Maybe America didn't want to see a deadbeat dad Superman who stopped fighting for "the American way" after all.A mere days after the much-hyped Bryan Singer film "Superman Returns" opened, reports are coming in that the film is struggling at the box office. In fact, Fox News reports that the box office take is dropping as word of mouth spreads about the film.The new film had upset some Superman purists before its opening, once news surfaced that the plot of the movie had the Man of Steel learning that girlfriend Lois Lane had given birth to his illegitimate son. Others...
  • Superman gives up on 'American way'

    07/01/2006 9:37:13 PM PDT · by John Lenin · 44 replies · 670+ views
    Superman gives up on 'American way' Screenwriters Michael Dougherty and Dan Harris have revealed why Superman is no longer fighting for the "American way" in their new movie. Superman's motto has been to preserve "truth, justice and the American way" ever since he first appeared in Joe Shuster and Jerry Siegel's comic book back in 1938. But the "American way" part has been removed from the new movie 'Superman Returns' because the screenwriters wanted to move the character away from US patriotism. Instead, Superman - played by Brandon Routh - vows to fight for "truth, justice and all that...
  • Superman Returns(A Vanity and a review and a spoiler or two)

    07/01/2006 5:43:25 PM PDT · by aft_lizard · 5 replies · 470+ views
    July 1,2006 | Aft_lizard
    OK I usually dont bother making movie reviews but hey its a weekend and I have nothing better to do. First off this is trully one of the best if not the best Superman movies ever made, not that previous editions didnt make it easy. Brandan Routh carried himself very well and I felt little continuity problems between him and Reeve's, at times in fact you would have thought it was Reeve's himself standing there. Kevin Spacey was born for the role as Lex Luther at times you felt the true evil that Lex Luther really was in the comic...
  • Superman eschews longtime patriot act

    06/30/2006 8:01:53 AM PDT · by Roberts · 224 replies · 5,259+ views
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | 6/30/06 | Tatiana Siegel
    Nevermind Superman's sexual orientation. Here's another identity-related question that is likely to spark controversy as the Man of Steel soars into theaters nationwide this Fourth of July weekend in Warner Bros. Pictures' "Superman Returns": Is Superman still American? Ever since artist Joe Shuster and writer Jerry Siegel created the granddaddy of all comic book icons in 1932, Superman has fought valiantly to preserve "truth, justice and the American way." Whether kicking Nazi ass on the radio in the '40s or wrapping himself in the Stars and Stripes on TV during the Cold War or even rescuing the White House's flag...
  • Superman: Superhero, God, Gay, or Jewish?

    06/29/2006 12:49:56 PM PDT · by rrstar96 · 34 replies · 1,371+ views
    (English-language translation) “Holy God!”, my grandmother would have said if she were still alive, if she spoke English, and if she would have read the [film] review of “Superman Returns” written by Richard Corliss titled “The Gospel of Superman” that appears in the June 26 issue of “Time”. We read that Bryan Singer’s version emphasizes the superhero’s divinity and elaborates: “He is not a super man; he is a god (named Kal-El), sent by his heavenly father (Jor-El) to protect Earth. That is a mission that takes more than muscles; it requires sacrifice, perhaps of his own life. So he...
  • Superman did a conservative message sneak in? (Warning: Full of Spoilers)

    06/28/2006 7:06:21 PM PDT · by Sentis · 44 replies · 2,499+ views
    Alot of people are harping on the Liberal undertones of the new Superman movie. I see something else. I see conservative values creeping into Hollywood. This Lois is no slut. She has been getting knocked around for being an unwed mother but lets look at the facts of the story. In Superman 2 Lois and Clark get married and have sex while he is human. Lois' memory of those events are wiped clean and Superman leaves (Superman 3&4 never happened). Ok Lois ends up pregnant and the man that made her that way is gone. What does she do? Does...
  • Sensitive Superman Returns(dumbed down girlie-man version slacker metrosexual) [spoiler]

    06/28/2006 4:41:44 PM PDT · by Para-Ord.45 · 138 replies · 2,688+ views
    http://www.frontpagemag.com ^ | June 28, 2006 | Debbie Schlussel
    So Lois Lane is a single mother . . . and a slut. That's the most disturbing part of "Superman Returns," heavily marketed to kids and in theaters tonight. Or is that "Lois and Her Feelings," co-starring Supe? That's what this dull, 2-hour 33-minute long latest rendition in the Superman series seemed like. A better version would have been more relevant. It's great that new Superman Brandon Routh saluted America's troops as "the real Super Heroes," a tie-in with Warner Brothers Pictures' effort to send a million plus postcards of support to troops overseas. But put your money where your...
  • Relax ... "Superman Returns" entirely watchable (*SPOILERS*)

    06/28/2006 2:52:45 PM PDT · by pabianice · 12 replies · 568+ views
    vanity | 6/28/06 | ltn72
    My lady and I caught SR today at the noon matinee. Spoilers follow ... Superman Returns could have been called, "Superman II: The Wrath of Luthor," without the phasers and treknobabble. The makers have fashioned a long (157 minute) popcorn muncher that pays homage to the past supermen as "Stargate SG-1" does so carefully when lifting a story line from a "Star Trek" episode or other scifi classic. The new movie also matures the storyline and characters a bit for the 21st century. The F/X are spot on. The new Superaman really does fly gracefully, thanks to today's CGI and...
  • What’s So Funny ’Bout Truth, Justice, and the American Way?

    06/28/2006 7:50:45 AM PDT · by Bratch · 24 replies · 1,340+ views
    "In brightest day, in blackest night, no evil shall escape my sight, let those who worship evil’s might, beware my power Green Lantern’s light!" —Oath of the Green Lanterns As a boy with an over-active imagination fed by superhero comic books, I, along with my fellow "Green Lanterns," would proudly recite this oath before "flying" off to confront some threat to the peaceful denizens of the playground. I recall on one occasion, being challenged by my teacher (to whom I’ll refer as Mrs. Dewey) as to the fixed nature of morality as it related to the day’s "mission." The exchange...
  • ‘Superman’ is back on track

    06/27/2006 8:26:41 PM PDT · by jamesm113 · 5 replies · 494+ views
    MSNBC ^ | June 27, 2006 | John Hartl
    Few big-screen franchises have fallen so far or so fast as Superman, who has been absent from multiplexes for nearly two decades. “Superman Returns” provides a most satisfying resurrection, especially for those who have always regarded the Superman story as a Christ allegory. The first two Christopher Reeve films were big hits with critics and the public in 1978 and 1981. But it’s hard to find anyone with a kind word for “Superman III” (1983) or “Superman IV: The Quest for Peace” (1987), both of which were so out to lunch that Superman retreated to television with “Smallville,” “Superboy,” an...
  • Blue Tights, No Green Card (New Superman Not Jingoistic)

    06/27/2006 12:33:20 AM PDT · by tlb · 46 replies · 1,840+ views
    Movies.com ^ | June 22, 2006 | Jeanne Wolf
    In Superman Returns, editor of the Daily Planet Perry White says, "Truth, justice and … all of that stuff." And I found out the omission was no accident. I went straight to the writers, Mike Dougherty and Dan Harris: Mike: "When it comes to the American way, that's tricky." Dan: "I don't think 'the American way' means what it meant in 1945." Mike: "He's not just for Metropolis, and not just for America." Dan: "He's an alien, from Krypton; he has come to Earth to be kind of a savior for this world, not our country … And he has...
  • Superman Returns (Early Review)

    06/25/2006 11:13:03 AM PDT · by pcottraux · 12 replies · 448+ views
    Reel-Reviews ^ | James Berardinelli
    Superman Returns A Film Review by James Berardinelli 3.5 stars United States/Australia, 2006 U.S. Release Date: 6/28/06 (wide) Running Length: 2:37 MPAA Classification: PG-13 (Violence) Theatrical Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1 Cast: Brandon Routh, Kate Bosworth, Kevin Spacey, James Marsden, Parker Posey, Frank Langella, Sam Huntington, Eva Marie Saint, Marlon Brando, Tristan Leabu Director: Bryan Singer Screenplay: Michael Dougherty & Dan Harris, based on characters originated by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster Cinematography: Newton Thomas Sigel Music: John Ottman, John Williams U.S. Distributor: Warner Brothers Rating: 3.5 stars out of 4 At the end of Superman II, the producers promised "Coming Soon:...
  • Superheroes: fighting crime, fighting hemorrhoids

    06/23/2006 11:19:13 AM PDT · by NorthEasterner · 6 replies · 584+ views
    The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ^ | June 23, 2006 | Eric Heyl
    Superheroes: fighting crime, fighting hemorrhoids By Eric Heyl TRIBUNE-REVIEW Friday, June 23, 2006 Crime fighting lesbians might only be the beginning. DC Comics recently announced the soon-to-be revived Batwoman character will do more than battle evildoers. She also will display a libidinal fondness for the ladies. (Here is where I resist the temptation to say: Not that there's anything wrong with that. Not that there's anything wrong with using that oft-quoted Seinfeldism, except for the fact it has become a cliche.)
  • Is Superman the new Messiah? ("I have sent them you, my only son.")

    06/21/2006 7:41:55 AM PDT · by dead · 9 replies · 395+ views
    Sydney Morning Herald ^ | June 21, 2006 - 9:38AM
    First there were the gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. Now, for many Christian moviegoers comes another gospel. As the hype machine shifts into high gear for new release Superman Returns, some are reading deeply into the film whose hero returns from a deathlike absence to play saviour to the world. "It is so on the nose that anyone who has not caught on that Superman is a Christ figure, you think, 'Who else could it be referring to?"' said Steve Skelton, who wrote a book examining parallels between Superman and Christ. As one of society's most enduring pop-culture...
  • 'Superman Returns' is definitely not gay

    06/20/2006 11:29:21 AM PDT · by Great Communicator · 106 replies · 2,877+ views
    UPI ^ | June 20, 2006
    "Superman Returns" is being advertised on Logo, the gay and lesbian cable TV channel, so the gay magazine, The Advocate, is asking "How Gay Is Superman?" The Advocate is not trying to claim that Superman is gay. It points out that like many gays and lesbians, Superman has a secret life. Superman has another identity that he doesn't share with anyone, ABC reported Tuesday. The film's director, Bryan Singer, who is gay, insisted that Superman "is probably the most heterosexual character in any movie I've ever made." In the Quentin Tarantino film "Kill Bill: Vol. 2," the character Bill shares...
  • Mensch in Tights Superman is a Super Jew: Rabbi

    06/19/2006 9:26:54 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 125 replies · 2,192+ views
    New York Post ^ | June 19, 2006 | Andrea Peyser
    American icon - tall, built, brave. And hot. But now, as Superman is set to fly onto the big screen next week, bringing truth, justice and rippling muscles to a new generation of moviegoers, there comes word that the Man of Steel has a secret. The man behind the red cape is a Yeshiva boy. Superman - Jewish? "Only a Jew would think of a name like Clark Kent," says Brooklyn Rabbi Simcha Weinstein. "He's the bumbling, nebbish, Jewish stereotype. He's Woody Allen. Can't get the girl. Can't get the job - at the same time, he has this tremendous...
  • "Superman Returns" on June 28 - and look who's in it!

    06/15/2006 6:49:27 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 78 replies · 2,468+ views
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    Kevin Spacey as Lex Luthor? Frank Langella as Perry White? Eva Marie Saint as Martha Kent? I kid you not! :) It's due on June 28. See IMDb for details. Previous "Superman Returns" threads: Superman Returns TrailerThe "Superman Returns" Trailer Is On-Line Now!Will an old-fashioned Superman fly?Tony Snow and the new Superman - Look-alikes? (Semi-vanity)"Pirates 2" and "Superman" Trailers...Both On-line Now!Superman flies again . . . but can even he save Hollywood?How Will a Gay Icon Fly at the Box Office? Superman appeals to gays.Faster than bullets, yes. But Superman, gay? No way (Running away from homo agenda, alert!)
  • It's a Bird...It's a Plane...It's a Deadbeat Dad? (New film shows Superman's bastard son)

    06/15/2006 8:25:25 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 34 replies · 807+ views
    Federal Review ^ | Thursday, June 15, 2006
    Is Superman a deadbeat dad? How about a gay icon?With the opening of director Bryan Singer's "Superman Returns" approximately two weeks away, plot details are beginning to leak onto the internet, including that the Man of Steel impregnated, and abandoned, Lois Lane before going on a five-year space mission.In several fan reviews for the upcoming film, Ain't It Cool News is reporting that, when the Man of Steel returns from his outer space adventure, he finds his beloved Lois is a single mother, in a relationship with Perry White's son. However, the reviews note, the boy soon begins to display...
  • Superman, you're a big girl's blouse

    06/10/2006 7:28:24 PM PDT · by Pokey78 · 15 replies · 586+ views
    The Sunday Times (U.K.) ^ | 06/11/06 | John Harlow
    AS a Boeing 777 breaks up in midair, a familiar caped figure flies to the rescue through spewing flame and scything debris. Superman is back in a brief £1m blur of special effects in the most expensive film Hollywood has ever produced. But there are jitters among studio executives who fear the performance of Superman Returns, which cost more than $200m (£109m) to make, may prove less than heroic at the box office and spell doom for the traditionally extravagant summer blockbuster. Concerns have been mounting that the latest Superman, played by Brandon Routh, an unknown from Iowa, may not...