The Spirit

I always thought that Frank Miller was a bad choice to adapt Will Eisner’s classic mix of whimsy and noir, but nothing prepared me for this execrable display of ineptitude. To compare Miller to Ed Wood is an insult to Wood. Truly one of the worst movies I’ve ever seen.


I love Bill Maher, but this look into the lunacy and hypocrisy of religion overreaches. I wanted more confrontation (like the truck stop church scene) and less history lesson, but I’ll bet that the DVD will feature much more meat for atheists like me to chew on.

Quantum of Solace

After CASINO ROYALE blew away all the naysayers, maybe expectations were too high for the next 007 installment. Craig, Dench and Wright remain great, but the action is over-edited and the plot too slow to develop. Marc Foster was the wrong director for a spy flick.

Superman: Last Son

SUPERMAN: LAST SON by Richard Donner, Geoff Johns, and Adam Kubert (DC Comics)
I have mixed feelings about the ever-expanding population of Kryptonian survivors in the DCU, and this tale of a mysterious super-powered boy isn’t spectacular enough to allay my concerns. Some clunky storytelling in the art doesn’t help matters. Still, it is nice to have General Zod and Ursa back.

Batman: Brave and the Bold

The Light Knight Returns in this homage to the Batman of the 1950s and 60s, teaming the hero up with a series of DC Comics B-listers like Red Tornado and Guy Gardner. The simplified SAMURAI-JACK-esque animation and light, comedic tone is a fresh take on an oft-tackled character.