…Gear Up

For many of us, it feels like spring  just arrived.  Which is why it may come as a bit of a surprise that next weekend marks the beginning of the summer blockbuster season. And what a season it is. After a ho-hum 2012 (with a few bright spots), the summer blockbusters of 2013 is shaping…

…Hide It Under a Bushel

In this summer’s latest superhero blockbuster “Green Lantern,” Blake Lively (as the love interest Carol Ferris) sums this movie up quite nicely with one line, “Did you think I wouldn’t recognize you because I can’t see your cheekbones?” No amount of over-the-top computer animation or Ryan Reynolds’ charms and perfect abs can disguise what this film really is—a…

…Bring the Hammer Down

“Thor” has a lot riding on its extremely muscular shoulders. Not only is it kicking off a very crowded summer blockbuster season, but it also sets the tone for a summer of Marvel movies (“Captain America: The First Avenger” and “X-Men: First Class“). As one of the final and lesser known superhero puzzle pieces for next summer’s…