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Spidey, I’m Coming Home

Spider-Man: Homecoming – This was the only movie from the Marvel Cinematic Universe I hadn’t yet seen. I saw all three of the Sam Raimi Spider-Man movies, and didn’t really have any interest in the Andrew Garfield ones, although I … Continue reading

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We Have to Keep Our Secret Identities Secret

There’s quite a bit to the superhero genre that doesn’t always stand up to close scrutiny, and there are entire websites devoted to detailing some of the more ridiculous storylines, or sometimes just silly out-of-context panels. This Cracked article from … Continue reading

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What a Tangled Web We Weave

Thanks largely to the Marvel Cinematic Universe and SamuraiFrog’s series of blog posts on Marvel Comics, I’ve gained somewhat of an interest in reading some of the classic superhero material. It doesn’t appear that the Brooklyn library system has all … Continue reading

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Sign My Poodle, S’il Vous Plait

My look back at “Weird Al” Yankovic’s catalog moves into the new millennium with Poodle Hat from 2003. The title apparently derived from a time when Al’s poodle Bela sat on his head. It’s kind of unusual among his album … Continue reading

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The Tired Trailer of Oz

There are several Oz-related movies in the works now, one of which is Oz: The Great and Powerful, telling how the Wizard first arrived in Oz. Fans of the expanded Oz series might know that this topic was covered both … Continue reading

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Dorothy and the Dummies

Every once in a while, rumors of a new Oz movie surface, but very few of them ever actually make it to production. Did the poor box office showing of Return to Oz back in 1985 make Oz seem unprofitable? … Continue reading

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