The Severest Ethical Breaches of Superhero Journalists

Self-plagiarism? Please. When it comes to questionable journalistic ethics, Jonah Lehrer is small fry. Clark Kent. Peter Parker. Lois Lane. These are the real culprits — the "stand up" citizens and "superheros" who make a mockery of the journalistic profession with their flagrant disregard for objectivity,… » 7/09/12 1:18pm 7/09/12 1:18pm

Will Celluloid Continue To Be The Man Of Steel's Other Kryptonite?

It was the moment where a million fanboys cheered - I know, that I was one of them - but does Superman The Movie » 10/18/08 10:00am 10/18/08 10:00am director Richard Donner publicly stating that the Superman movie franchise should be handed over to writer (and former assistant to Donner) Geoff Johns actually mean that anything will change for the…

The Week's Smallville Joins The Lonely Hearts Club Band

There's no way to get around it: this week's Smallville » 10/10/08 12:00pm 10/10/08 12:00pm was a return to the campy old days when they'd just steal the plot of a movie, make it a little more family friendly, insert a DC Comics character and then hope that no-one would notice. This time around, Maxima came to Earth searching for her perfect man, but…

Smallville Doesn't Care About Green People. Thankfully.

Last night's Smallville » 10/03/08 1:40pm 10/03/08 1:40pm didn't just give you a very rushed version of the origin of Green Arrow, it also gave any over-partying celeb the perfect excuse for whatever drunken behavior they want. Just stumble forward into someone's arms and remember to say these magic words: "I've been poisoned... I only have twelve…

Everything Old Is New Again On Smallville

Last night's Smallville » 9/26/08 3:17pm 9/26/08 3:17pm managed the impressive feat of simultaneously feel like an episode of the first few seasons of the show with their "meteor freak of the week" format while also demonstrating how far (some) characters have come in the last few years of the series. They also introduced the hunky new medic who's…

Smallville's Season Premiere Brings the Crazy and... The Enjoyable?

If there's one thing that the season premiere of Smallville » 9/19/08 11:13am 9/19/08 11:13am showed, it's that they don't lack for ambition. Acting talent, believable dialogue or any shred of plot that doesn't make you think that the writers went to the Roger Corman School of Writing, sure, but ambition? They've got that in spades. That's how we…