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  • Patt Morrison Asks: Comics genius Stan Lee

    Patt Morrison Asks: Comics genius Stan Lee
    My comic book tastes ran to Classics Illustrated. Seriously, what's scarier than the graphic images of "Crime and Punishment" and Raskolnikov -- the existential "superman," not the caped one -- whacking the pawnbroker with an ax? Can I, then, hold my own with Spider-Man's spiritual father, Stan Lee, a genius of comics for 70 years? The progenitor of scores of graphic heroes and villains, "starred" on the Hollywood Walk of Fame this year, he's huge at the summer box office, with "Thor," then "X-Men: First Class" and, due out in July, "Captain America: The First Avenger." Twentysomethings may be kings of entertainment, but Lee is the emperor. He's chairman emeritus of Marvel, the venerable comics company that's grown multimedia and merchandising wings; he works with Disney through his POW (Purveyors of Wonder) Entertainment company. He's crafting a Chinese feature-film superhero, and he searches for real people with superhero powers on the History Channel. Biff! Bam! Boom! "I don't want anyone to think I'm retired," Lee says.
  • REVIEW: 'Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit' ★★

    REVIEW: 'Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit' ★&#9733
    The best moment in "Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit" allows the director and crucial supporting player Kenneth Branagh to set cars and guns aside for a brief, unblinking glare in a two-person scene at a dinner table. Branagh plays a heroin-addicted Russian...

    Gaming shop embraces 'nerd culture'

    With "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" and "X-Men: Days of Future Past" arriving in theaters later this year and "The Avengers: Age of Ultron" and "Batman vs. Superman" set for release in 2015 and 2016 respectively, it's clear society's obsession with...

    One foot on the brake in 'Rush' ★★ 1/2

    One foot on the brake in 'Rush'  ★&#9733 1/2
    It's big, brash and dramatically it goes in circles. The first two may be enough for most people, especially if they're into Formula One racing, to overlook the third. With "Rush," director Ron Howard brings a long, earnest career's worth of expertise...

    'Thor' hammers home same points ★★ 1/2

    'Thor' hammers home same points ★&#9733 1/2
    "Thor: The Dark World" is the eighth movie in its particular franchise. So if anyone asks you what it has in common with "Blondie Goes Latin" and "Bomba and the Jungle Girl" you'll know the answer. The franchise at hand goes by the name of the Marvel...