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Man of Steel

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  • For Shannon and Van Swearingen, you can bet it's personal

    For Shannon and Van Swearingen, you can bet it's personal
    Anyone walking in off the street just to see General Zod up close is likely to be bemused and perhaps confounded by Sam Shepard's "Simpatico," a bizarre and byzantine drama even by Shepardian standards. But for anyone who has watched Michael Shannon and...
  • 'Superman' delays 'Simpatico'

    A Red Orchid Theatre’s staging of Sam Shepard's “Simpatico,” which is to star longtime collaborators Michael Shannon and Guy Van Swearingen, has been pushed back several weeks. Instead of beginning performances on June 13, the show now...
  • 'Man of Steel' follows the grim path first trod by the Dark Knight ★★ 1/2

    'Man of Steel' follows the grim path first trod by the Dark Knight ★★ 1/2
    Thanks, "Man of Steel." Because of the scene where Superman battles two of his adversaries from the planet Krypton in downtown Smallville, wrecking most of an IHOP and a Sears store, I now associate pancakes and appliances with pain and suffering. A...
  • Q&A: Michael Shannon imagines General Zod's trip to Wiener's Circle

    Q&A: Michael Shannon imagines General Zod's trip to Wiener's Circle
    Perhaps it’s not surprising that Michael Shannon, an Oscar nominee (“Revolutionary Road”) known for playing troubled characters, appears as tortured madman General Zod in “Man of Steel,” opening Friday. Would he be open to...
  • When celebrity interviews go bad

    When celebrity interviews go bad
    Let us consider for a moment the Hollywood performance that never gets nominated for awards but can be just as indelible as any Oscar-winning role. I'm referring to the celebrity interview that goes viral. Typically interviews that are done during a...
  • 'Man of Steel' review: Big and strong

    'Man of Steel' review: Big and strong
    *** (out of four) Other than a major influx of action and Kal-El’s/Superman’s mom giving birth, “Man of Steel” opens much like 1978’s “Superman.” Kal-El’s father Jor-El (Russell Crowe) dismisses evil...
  • 'Fast and Furious' series depicts post-racial America, plus fast cars

    'Fast and Furious' series depicts post-racial America, plus fast cars
    Diversity, as San Diego anchorman Ron Burgundy explained nearly a decade ago, was an old wooden ship used during the Civil War. Which, of course, was way off. Ron, played by Will Ferrell in the 2004 comedy “Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy,&...
  • 'Mr. Selfridge': The man who invented retail therapy

    'Mr. Selfridge': The man who invented retail therapy
    Until recently, the Vera Wang bridal shop in Singapore imposed a non-refundable $482 fee to try on dresses. And last month a health food retailer in Australia posted this notice on its door: “As of the first of February, this store will be...
  • The angst of the square-jawed man

    The angst of the square-jawed man
    They're commanding, confident. Well-coiffed. Their jaw lines are sturdy, anvil-shaped; their chins, cleft. They could stand on wedding cakes. They could date Barbie. They look presidential. Alongside their calm, straightforward charms, the world appears...
  • ‘Action Comics’ No. 1: Superman debut issue fetches record sale price

     
    Superman just set a new world's record. An original copy of “Action Comics” No. 1, which introduced the world to […]...
  • Comic-Con 2014: Wonder Woman costume, ‘Batman v. Superman’ teaser revealed

     
    Usually when a studio has a surprise to unveilĀ at their Comic-Con panel, they save it for the end to keep […]...