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  • It’s a bird, it’s a plane… no, it’s ‘Super Trump’

    09/16/2016 4:16:20 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 19 replies
    BPR ^ | 16 Sep 2016
    Full Title It’s a bird, it’s a plane… no, it’s ‘Super Trump’ looming over Times Square and it’s getting quite a reaction Donald Trump, the real estate millionaire, television personality, author and Republican presidential nominee is also a super hero. A 55-foot digital animated billboard is being displayed featuring Trump as Superman in New York City’s Times Square. Sponsored by a pro-Trump super PAC called the Committee to Restore America’s Greatness, the ad was launched a day after Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton collapsed following a 9/11 commemoration event in New York, according to the New York Post. The ad is...
  • First Warner Bros. JUSTICE LEAGUE Trailer [Video at link]

    07/23/2016 4:51:55 PM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 70 replies
    Newsarama ^ | 07/23/2016 | Michael Doran
    The Saturday Warner Bros. panel at Comic-Con debuted the first trailer from Justice League, Part 1 minutes ago, and here it is... Justice League, Part 1 opens November 17, 2017.
  • Noel Neill, Actress Who Played First Lois Lane, Dies at 95

    07/04/2016 7:19:53 PM PDT · by massmike · 57 replies ^ | 07/04/2016 | Pat Saperstein
    Noel Neill, the first actress to play Superman’s gal pal Lois Lane onscreen, died July 3 in Tucson, Ariz. after a long illness. Her manager and biographer Larry Ward shared a statement on Facebook, saying that she “maintained that bright, perky and engaging personality up until her death.” Her first appearance as Lois Lane was in the 1948 movie serial “Superman,” which showed her talent for humor. She then appeared in the sequel “Atom Man vs Superman.” The 1950s television series “Adventures of Superman,” starring George Reeves, gave her a longtime role as the intrepid reporter, and she said later...
  • Batman V Superman’ $170M Opening Is All-Time High For Warner Bros. & Pre-Summer

    03/26/2016 1:46:25 PM PDT · by drewh · 63 replies ^ | March 26, 2016 8:27am | by Anthony D'Alessandro
    After a spell of big-budget disasters last year from Jupiter Ascending to Pan, cash is finally raining on the Warner Bros. lot in Burbank, CA as Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is set to post the biggest pre-summer opening day ($82M, beating Furious 7‘s $67.4M) and weekend ($170M, outstripping The Hunger Games’ $152.5M). Heck, BvS is poised to be Warner Bros. best opening of all-time, beating Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 ($169.2M), and even The Dark Knight Rises ($160.9M) and The Dark Knight ($158.4M). In 4,242 theaters, BvS is the widest pre-May release and new record-holder...
  • ‘Batman v Superman’ Review: Even Wonder Woman Can’t Save This Unholy Mess

    03/23/2016 7:51:47 AM PDT · by C19fan · 76 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | March 23, 2016 | Jen Yamato
    Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, the superhero face-off Warner Bros. hopes will help it give Disney a run for its spandexed riches, plays off a bazillion-dollar idea: Pit the most iconic DC Comics hero of all time against the other most iconic DC Comics hero of all time, thereby resetting the superhero game through the ultimate clash of titans. Instead, Zack Snyder’s would be game-changer sets the big business of spandexed spectacle back a step, because—shocker!—watching Batman and Superman rage at each other like little boys makes for a pretty tedious two and a half hours. When you walk...
  • The Trouble With Superman

    03/20/2016 3:48:47 PM PDT · by Bratch · 69 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | February 7, 2016 | ASHER ELBEIN
    Superman should be invincible. Since his car-smashing debut in 1938, he’s starred in at least one regular monthly comic, three blockbuster films, and four television shows. His crest is recognized across the globe, his supporting cast is legendary, and anybody even vaguely familiar with comics can recount the broad strokes of his origin. [...] And yet, for a character who gains his power from the light of the sun, Superman is curiously eclipsed by other heroes. According to numbers provided by Diamond Distributors, the long-running Superman comic sold only 55,000 copies a month in 2015, down from around 70,000 in 2010—a mediocre...
  • Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice - Official Trailer 2 [HD]

    12/03/2015 6:37:26 AM PST · by C19fan · 16 replies
    YouTubr ^ | December 2, 2015 | Staff
    Published on Dec 2, 2015 Zack Snyder's BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE is in theaters March 25, 2016.
  • How Vitamin D Can Turn You Into Superman

    11/09/2015 11:38:37 AM PST · by blam · 94 replies
    BI - Details Magazine ^ | Samuel Blackstone
    Samuel Blackstone, Details Magazine November 8, 2015Daylight savings time is here, whether you like it or not. That means more cold weather, less warm sun, and for some people, vitamin D deficiencies, which, like any vitamin deficiency, can cause a host of health problems. This week, though, researchers completed a preliminary study on vitamin D and found that if you do happen to get enough of this essential vitamin, it not only reduces the risk of heart disease, but also helps you exercise more strenuously, while simultaneously exhibiting lower signs of exertion. In layman's terms, vitamin D helps you exercise...
  • Jack Larson, a Playwright Better Known as Jimmy Olsen in ‘Superman,’ Dies at 87

    09/21/2015 10:29:36 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 53 replies
    The New York Times ^ | September 21, 2015 | Anita Gates
    Jack Larson, the playwright and librettist who, as he often predicted with good-natured resignation, will be remembered best as the actor who played the cub reporter Jimmy Olsen on the television series “Adventures of Superman,” died on Sunday at his home in the Brentwood neighborhood of Los Angeles. He was 87.
  • Wonder Woman officiates gay ‘marriage’ in new comic

    08/26/2015 5:36:49 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 42 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 8/25/15 | Father Mark Hodges
    HOLLYWOOD, CA, August 25, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) -- Comic book superhero Wonder Woman will officiate a same-sex "wedding" in an upcoming issue. Jason Badowerhe, Wonder Woman's cartoonist, says it was his idea to make Wonder Woman, as the comic will say, "a proponent of gay marriage." Badowerhe says DC Comics was "fantastic" over the idea. He told The Sydney Morning Herald that his editor "was like, 'Great! I love it! Let's do it!'" In the comic, Wonder Woman solemizes two women's "marriage." "By the power vested in me," is replaced with "Bound by the lasso of truth." At the conclusion of...
  • STUPID: DC Comics is making Superman a ‘Black Lives Matter’ protester

    07/31/2015 7:56:01 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 15 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 7/31/20115
    Some losers at DC Comics would rather indoctrinate their readers with politically correct social justice crap than actually write a decent story, because let’s face it – it’s a lot harder to write something worth reading: Yes, Action Comics #42 offer a new and idiotic vision of Superman as an anti-police officer protester. The new issue comes from the minds of Greg Pak and Aaron Kuder, who have imagined a much darker story for arguably the world’s most iconic superhero. The comic has been making waves for its controversial theme as the parallels to the riots in Ferguson and St....
  • Superman fights the police in new comic paralleling Ferguson riots

    07/31/2015 4:49:56 PM PDT · by Bratch · 46 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 31, 2015 | Brian Henry
    The latest issue of Action Comics finds Superman battling a foe on the streets of Metropolis, but this time he isn’t taking on his rival Lex Luther. Instead, he’s battling the police, which has some people outraged. “There’s some fans that are alienated, a portion of the older fans," said Dimitrios Fragiskatos, the manager of Midtown Comics in New York City. "[But] younger fans seem to be embracing it.” The new issue comes from the minds of Greg Pak and Aaron Kuder, who have imagined a much darker story for arguably the world's most iconic superhero. The comic has been...
  • A Superman comic just took on police brutality and left me breathless

    07/02/2015 11:56:29 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 20 replies
    Business Insider ^ | July 2, 2015 | Joshua Rivera
    One of the biggest changes to come out DC Entertainment's big comics revamp this summer turned Superman's world upside-down: Lois Lane revealed his identity to the world, and then he lost almost all of his powers ... Now that he's been outed, Superman's relationship with everyone around him has completely changed. Some are supportive, and grateful, surprised to learn that he's been living among them all along. Others, however, have a chip on their shoulder, resenting all the supervillains that he has attracted. Unfortunately for him, most of the angriest folks are cops. This quickly escalates into open conflict by...
  • Superman's Dark Past

    05/24/2015 12:15:04 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 32 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | May 24, 2015 | Charles Moss
    Since the official teaser trailer for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice debuted online in April, fans and critics alike have been discussing the kind of Superman Zack Snyder is going to depict in his Man of Steel sequel. The controversy stems from Snyder's decision to cast Superman as a brooding, Dark Knight-like character, who cares more about beating up bad guys than saving people. The casting split has proved divisive among Superman fans: Some love the new incarnation, citing him as an edgier, more realistic version of the character. But Snyder's is a different Superman than the one fans...
  • Supergirl - First Look (video)

    05/13/2015 6:44:34 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 42 replies
    YouTube ^ | May 13, 2015 | CBS
    It's not a bird. It's not a plane. It's not a man. It's Supergirl. In the new drama from the world of DC Comics, Superman's cousin, Kara Zor-El, embraces her superhuman abilities and becomes the hero she was always meant to be. This Fall on CBS. Learn more at
  • Former 'Superman' villain rips Christopher Reeve

    03/29/2015 11:43:49 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 44 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | March 27, 2015 | Tony Hicks
    A former co-star of Christopher Reeve's ripped the "Superman" actor in a recent interview, according to TMZ. Jack O'Halloran, the actor who played the mute villain Non in "Superman II," said some harsh things about his late co-star when a TMZ cameraman ran into him recently in Southern California, calling Reeve a prima donna who "believed his own publicity."
  • Scott Walker; Sure, Obama loves his country

    03/02/2015 7:59:21 AM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 142 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 3/2/2015 | Staff
    Gov. Scott Walker still hasn't spoken with President Barack Obama about the president's love for America, but the possible contender for the Republican nomination now has an opinion on the subject. Wisconsin's governor tells "Fox News Sunday" that Obama or "anybody else who is willing to put their name on the ballot certainly has to have the love for country to do that." ...
  • Here is a Picture of Super Squirrel

    12/13/2014 12:58:38 PM PST · by VRW Conspirator · 28 replies
    Comicvine ^ | ummmm | Unattributed
    He may save your life one day.
  • This is how I would imagine Superman if he was a liberal...

    10/14/2014 3:16:10 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 15 replies
    CRASHR ^ | 10-14-14 | The Looking Spoon
    And Ben Affleck is perfect for this...honestly, I'm not all that optimistic about his upcoming performance as Batman.
  • How you know progress is making the world go to hell...

    10/13/2014 3:19:49 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 9 replies
    CRASHR ^ | 10-13-14 | The Looking Spoon
    There you have it... :-) And here I thought it was liberal policies. There isn't much of a difference between that and Superman since belief in both requires make-believe.
  • Superhero fans slam 'sexist' Batman, Superman shirts

    10/02/2014 4:58:51 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 27 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | October 2, 2014 | Victoria Taylor
    Holy sexism, Batman! A series of superhero T-shirts are being blasted for sending female fans the wrong message. One of them, a grey top being sold in Walmart’s junior’s section, says “Training to be Batman’s wife” in bold, pink letters.
  • The new Batmobile from 'Batman v. Superman' has been fully revealed

    09/10/2014 11:19:05 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 34 replies
    The Verge ^ | September 10, 2014 | Jacob Kastrenakes
    Zack Snyder gave us a gritty, black-and-white glimpse of the new Batmobile back in May, and now, thanks to some people on Instagram who happen to be near the shoot, we're now starting to get a good look at the entire vehicle. The new photos show Batman v. Superman's Batmobile parked against the side of the road — where it's clearly a lot bigger than the average car.
  • Superman Is Jewish: The Hebrew Roots of America's Greatest Superhero

    08/17/2014 6:00:12 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 08/17/2014 | Rich Goldstein
    Superman is as American as apple pie, in that both have their origins in the Middle East. Apples, because they are thought to have been first domesticated in Turkey, and Superman, because of his oftentimes overlooked Jewish heritage. Superman’s possible Judaism shouldn’t be a surprise. The hero’s creators, Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, were the children of Jewish immigrants. The comic book industry, where they spent a significant portion of their young careers, was created in New York by Jews like Max Ginsburg, Bob Kahn, and Jacob Kurtzberg, who hid their ethnicity behind names like Gaines, Kane, and Kirby. Over...
  • Wonder Woman Gal Gadot Slams Hamas 'Cowards' Who Hide Behind Women And Children

    07/28/2014 6:54:10 AM PDT · by Bratch · 30 replies
    Breitbart California ^ | July 27, 2014 | Christian Toto
    Gal Gadot, soon to play the iconic heroine Wonder Woman in the upcoming Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice, is showing heroism on behalf of her fellow Israelis. The brunette stunner sent out an unapologetic prayer for Israel over the weekend via Facebook. Her social media message didn't end there. She then savaged Hamas for what she called horrific and cowardly behavior.
  • Game Of Thrones star Jason Momoa 'will play Aquaman in Batman V Superman

    06/16/2014 9:57:55 AM PDT · by C19fan · 33 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | June 16, 2014 | Hiedi Parker
    After months of speculation it looks as if Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice has found its Aquaman. On Monday HitFix reported former Game Of Thrones star Jason Momoa will be slipping on a green and orange bodysuit to play the aquatic superhero that, when not battling villains, goes by Arthur Curry. '[Director] Zack Snyder has already finalized his design for the character so shooting can take place soon,' the site claimed.
  • How Liberalism Became Kryptonite for Superman

    06/10/2014 6:37:51 AM PDT · by Bratch · 5 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | June 8, 2014 | Chuck Dixon And Paul Rivoche
    In the 900th issue of Action Comics, Superman decides to go before the United Nations and renounce his U.S. citizenship. " 'Truth, justice and the American way'—it's not enough any more," he despairs. That issue, published in April 2011, is perhaps the most dramatic example of modern comics' descent into political correctness, moral ambiguity and leftist ideology. We are comic-book artists and comics are our passion. But more important they've inspired and shaped many millions of young Americans. Our fear is that today's young comic-book readers are being ill-served by a medium that often presents heroes as morally compromised or...
  • Hezbollah TV: Hollywood Meant to Help Jews Take Over America

    02/20/2014 9:20:13 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 45 replies
    INN ^ | 2/21/2014, 6:42 AM | Elad Benari
    Hollywood was an invention meant to help Jews “take over” America, according to Hezbollah’s television channel. Al-Manar TV, in a report, titled “Jews, Movies, Hollywoodism, and the American Dream”, claimed Hollywood was a Jewish invention, the goals of which were “to take over the greatest superpower in the world, to control all aspects of its daily life, and to harness it in the service of Jewish goals worldwide.” Superman, invented by “the Jews”, is part of this plan as well, according to the Hezbollah report. …
  • Ben Affleck As Batman? Thousands Sign Removal Petition

    08/23/2013 8:15:58 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 43 replies
    cbs detroit ^ | August 23, 2013 10:29 AM
    He’s tall, dark and — well, he’s definitely tall and has dark hair and once played the real-life role of Jennifer Lopez’s man candy. But is Ben Affleck man enough to play “Batman?” Controversy erupted across social media networks when Warner Bros. announced Thursday the 41-year-old Affleck will star in the newest version of the Dark Knight, a movie that promises to bring Batman and Superman together.
  • It’s Official: Warner Bros. Announce Batman-Superman Movie

    07/20/2013 3:31:30 PM PDT · by Bratch · 60 replies
    Bleeding Cool ^ | July 20, 2013 | Brendon Connelly
    <p>Warner Bros. ended their panel with a big surprise, or two. After Tom Cruise and company had shuffled away, out came Zack Snyder to take the chairman’s lectern.</p>
  • How Deadly Should Superman Be?

    07/11/2013 11:22:40 AM PDT · by Bratch · 16 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | 7/10/2013 | Graeme McMillan
    In this month's issue of "Justice League," the Kryptonian hero of the comic book apparently follows the example set by the controversial climax of "Man of Steel." DC Entertainment The climactic battle in Man of Steel proved to be particularly divisive for many longtime comic book fans, with some going as far as to say that the Superman on show in Zack Snyder and David Goyer's movie wasn't the real thing because of certain choices the character made that the comic book incarnation would find some way to avoid. In a comic released Wednesday, DC Entertainment appears to have...
  • Segal: Open letter from an illegal ‘alien’

    07/07/2013 6:04:07 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 32 replies
    Aspen Times ^ | July 6, 2013 | David Segal
    My fellow Americans: In this 75th-anniversary year of my arrival in this land, at this time of public debate about immigration in our great country, the time is right for me to add my voice to the conversation. (Good thing I have friends in journalism to give me a forum.) For many of you, I have come to represent the goodness at the heart of our country and what we aspire to be. I stand for “truth, justice and the American way.” It’s no coincidence that my signature colors are red and blue. I am also an immigrant —and an...
  • How Obama Really Is A Lot Like A Liberal Version of Superman...

    07/02/2013 3:07:55 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 2 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 7-2-13 | The Looking Spoon
  • Man Of Steel: Chock Full Of Christian Dog Whistles

    06/22/2013 11:14:38 AM PDT · by reformedcrat · 23 replies
    Caffeinated Thoughts ^ | 6-22-2013 | Tom Thurlow
    As we walked into the Man Of Steel movie, my wife and I ran into two groups of friends who had just seen the movie and were leaving the theater. One group was Christian, the other group was not. Our Christian friends agreed with what we had heard, that there were several Christian themes and images in the movie. Our non-Christian friends told us that they had not noticed any Christian messages at all. This fits the definition of a dog whistle, a message broadcast to all but heard only by certain ears. And we Christians are the dogs. But...
  • 'Man of Steel' Director Zack Snyder: It's OK for Superman to Be American with Obama in Office

    06/19/2013 7:40:21 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    Breitbart's Big Hollywood ^ | June 18, 2013 | Zachary Leeman
    Conservatives have embraced Man of Steel, and rightly so, turning it into a cash cow for Warner Bros. The film is open about its religious aspects and has the kind of conservative leanings that we haven't seen in major blockbusters since The Dark Knight Trilogy. With a sequel already greenlit, reporters are asking the filmmakers for any and all details about their future plans. Conservatives that have embraced the patriotic origin story may be a little disappointed in what director Zack Snyder had to say about the film's patriotism and his plans for the sequel. When asked by BBC Radio...
  • My Superman doesn't [....]

    06/18/2013 2:33:00 PM PDT · by craum · 67 replies
    18/06/2013 | Christopher Raum
    My Superman Doesn’t [....] [Spoiler Space] 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. There has been some (but not much) talk about the fact that Superman kills in this latest telling of his legend. Much of this talk revolves around what he did, but I want to take a higher level view. The point isn’t to debate his behaviour – the writers are the creators. What they will is so. The point is to debate the meaning of his behaviour. Superman stories are a reflection of the times, and certainly, important issues of each era have been mirrored...
  • The Superman of Grads and Dads

    06/18/2013 4:41:15 AM PDT · by Kaslin ^ | June 18, 2013 | Chuck Norris
    Though deadbeat dads and high-school dropouts might pervade some communities, there are still far more models than mess-ups across our country, and some stand head and shoulders above the rest. Let me tell you about a few stellar examples. I understand that the fact that 1 in 4 U.S. students do not receive a regular high-school diploma is not good enough, with that number increasing to 1 in 2 students in New York City and other places and among Native Americans. And I understand that, as First Things First reported, in Richmond, Va., 60 percent of families are single-parent households,...
  • American Jesus

    06/17/2013 6:26:34 AM PDT · by National Review · 11 replies
    National Review ^ | June 17, 2013 | National Review
    The Gospel According to ‘Man of Steel’ By Kevin Williamson Superman is an object of dispute — at least comic-book-nerd dispute — between Judaism and Christianity. One camp sees Superman as Moses in tights: an infant sent away by his parents to avoid certain death, discovered by members of an alien culture who adopt him as their own, who eventually discovers his true identity, whose characteristic activity is delivering his people to safety. They note that Superman was created by Jewish artists (writer Jerry Siegel and artist Joe Shuster) at a time of Jewish crisis (1933), and that as an...
  • 'Man of Steel' Soundtrack Heading for Top 10 on Billboard 200

    06/15/2013 7:40:20 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 37 replies
    Billboard ^ | :13 AM PDT 6/15/2013 by Keith Caulfield, Billboard
    Han Zimmer's soundtrack could debut in the top five on the chart; meanwhile vocal quartet Big Time Rush could sell around 45,000 copies during the tracking week. Big Time Rush and the Man of Steel film soundtrack are heading for top 10 debuts on the Billboard 200 albums chart next week. Industry sources suggest Big Time Rush's new 24/Seven album could sell around 45,000 copies by the end of the tracking week on Sunday, June 16. The Man of Steel soundtrack -- an instrumental score album by Hans Zimmer -- might move around 30,000.
  • Clark's Two Dads

    06/15/2013 6:09:17 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies ^ | June 15, 2013 | Kevin Mccullough
    The "mixed" reviews surrounding the debut of the new motion picture franchise "Man Of Steel" are both amusing and disgusting. The film is without question the greatest Super Hero film of the modern era, maybe of all time. The story line is all heart, the special effects are more seamless than anything in recent memory. In this epic you constantly find yourself caught up in this heart wrenching story about a kid, who while struggling to figure out who he is in narrative flashbacks, simultaneously sees the evidence of good and evil all around him, and knows he must somehow...
  • 'Man of Steel' (Superman) Reviews

    06/14/2013 8:02:09 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 46 replies
    Multiple links in body of thread | June 14, 2013
    Official site Wikipedia IMDb Man Of Steel - Official Teaser Trailer Man of Steel - Official Trailer #2 Man of Steel - Official Trailer #3The movie opened today. Here are some reviews: Rotten Tomatoes Metacritic E Online: Man of Steel Reviews Are In-Superman Flies High With Critics Yahoo: First Reviews Are In: Is 'Man of Steel' Too Dark, Too Big, Too Much? The Independent (UK): Man of Steel: Reviews round-up - S is for Serious not Superman as Henry Cavill dons the tights CBS News: "Man of Steel" critics' reviews: Film wallows in sorrow more than soars New York Post:...
  • 'Man of Steel' filled with Jesus, Christianity references

    06/14/2013 5:52:01 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 54 replies ^ | 6/14/2013 | Justin Craig
    It’s a bird. It’s a plane. No, it’s … Jesus? When Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster created their iconic comic book hero Superman in 1938, their character wasn’t just a representation of “Truth, Justice and the American Way,” but for many, a metaphor for Jewish immigrants in 1930s America. Created by two young Jewish men, Superman was an allusion to the Jewish faith and history, from his baby Moses-like origins to his golem-esque invincibility, to his outcast status and his ultimate struggle to assimilate in a new land. But somewhere along his journey since 1938, Kal-El converted to Christianity, which...
  • Pro-Amnesty Group Uses Superman's 'Illegal Alien' Status to Promote (Amnesty) Cause

    06/14/2013 9:53:44 AM PDT · by drewh · 46 replies
    Big Hollywood ^ | 14 Jun 2013, 7:30 AM PDT | Christian Toto
    A group supporting an open-borders policy on immigration is trying to use the nationwide release of Man of Steel to further its cause. We Are the American Way, a project from Define American, has a new site dubbed "Superman Is an Immigrant" meant to piggyback on the cultural conversation around the superhero film. "Superman is an American. Like Superman, we are the American way," the site's sub-head reads. Born on Krypton, he came to this country with the promise of Hope - the symbol he bears on his chest. Many of our families also have a history of immigration. We...
  • Man Of Steel EXCLUSIVE! (Superman goes Union)

    06/13/2013 4:40:40 PM PDT · by StevenCrowder · 31 replies ^ | 06/13/2013 | Steven Crowder
    In the latest edition, it seems like Superman joins... a UNION?! What is this country coming to?
  • Man Of Steel: The Top 20 Reasons Why Superman Is Jesus

    06/11/2013 3:55:55 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 22 replies ^ | June 11, 2013 | METRO
    s it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s Jesus. Everyone knows Superman is just a thinly veiled treatise on the life of the Son of God, but by Kryptonite does new Supes movie Man of Steel hammer that message home. Well, Jesus WAS a carpenter. I caught up with director Zack Synder in Los Angeles to find out why Kal-El has so much religious baggage.
  • Supe's on! - Even with a darker take on the great American superhero (3-stars)...

    06/11/2013 6:30:09 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 28 replies
    NY Post ^ | Last Updated: 4:52 AM, June 11, 2013 | By LOU LUMENICK
    Even with a darker take on the great American superhero, our favorite costumed good guy is still the man! ‘I grew up in Kansas,’’ says the dimpled superhero of the unabashedly crowd-pleasing blockbuster “Man of Steel’’ as he faces attempted rendition as an enemy alien. “I’m as American as they come.’’ Deploying an impeccable American accent, Brit Henry Cavill may be as charming as the late great Christopher Reeve — or Reeve’s unfortunate doppelganger Brandon Routh, who donned a more traditional Superman costume in “Superman Returns,’’ an underrated attempt to reboot the franchise seven years ago.
  • Superman’s America

    06/11/2013 3:30:04 AM PDT · by Bratch · 10 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | June 8, 2013 | Larry Tye
    This is the season of Superman in America — a time when the Last Son of Krypton is celebrating his milestone 75th birthday, Warner Bros. is releasing its “Man of Steel’’ movie that it hopes will be the biggest ever for a superhero, and everyone from comic book aficionados to Ivy League academics are asking what, if anything, our most enduring icon can tell us about not just himself but about us. Ah, you say, the Metropolis Marvel — I know him! But did you know that Superman stood up to Hitler and Stalin before America did? The comic-book superhero...
  • In praise of being Super

    06/06/2013 7:58:43 AM PDT · by Bratch · 9 replies
    New York Post ^ | June 1, 2013 | DAN GREENFIELD
    I never lie. I have always been a Batman guy. I can’t help but think, “If I had all that money and the proper motivation,” — meaning if my parents were shot to death in a filthy alley before my 8-year-old eyes — “I could be him.” Superman, on the other hand, I can’t be. I can’t leap tall buildings in a single bound, and I never will. I’ve long had a love/tolerate relationship with Superman, who’s celebrating his 75th anniversary this year with not only a rebooted movie franchise but with a new comic book from DC Comics’ top...
  • New Man of Steel Trailer Shows General Zod Destroying Earth

    05/21/2013 8:44:59 PM PDT · by Bratch · 24 replies
    Gizmodo ^ | May 21, 2013 | Casey Chan
    If you weren't excited from the explosions-filled Man of Steel movie trailer before, after seeing this final trailer that teases General Zod threatening Earth, you will be. It shows more of the conflict of the film and reveals even more insane action sequences. In the trailer, which is probably the final one before the movie releases next month on June 14, you hear Michael Shannon as General Zod demand that Kal-El surrender himself or Earth will suffer consequences. This is going to be a good one, huh. [WarnerBros]
  • Man of Steel: Preview of Hans Zimmer’s Score & New Images

    05/03/2013 6:08:16 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 62 replies
    When Hans Zimmer was invited by Zack Snyder to compose the score for this summer’s comic book movie blockbuster, Man of Steel, he admitted to being so daunted by the challenge of living up to John Williams’ legacy that he procrastinated for three months before finally throwing himself fully into the task.
  • Trailer Talk: 'Man of Steel' Still a Force for Good Despite Darker Hues

    04/17/2013 4:14:55 PM PDT · by Bratch · 20 replies
    Big Hollywood ^ | April 17, 2013 | Christian Toto
    The latest trailer for Man of Steel, the glossy reboot of the fabled Superman franchise, may look as dark as most modern comic book sagas. It's got producer Christopher Nolan's fingerprints all over it, from the haunting score to the oh, so serious tone.Yet our final glimpse at the film before its June 14 release reminds us why we cared about the man in blue in the first place. He's a force for good, and no amount of rebooting apparently will change that.