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    POLL: Who Should Play Batman in New Batman-Superman Mashup?

    As we all know, the big news out of Comic-Con was that Zack Snyder will direct a "Man of Steel" sequel for Warner Bros. that will feature a Superman-Batman team-up. Beefy Henry Cavill is Superman; but Christian Bale won't be returning to Gotham. So the question remains: Who will play Batman? Take ou...

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    How Comic Books Have Changed Movie Storytelling

    How comic-book movies went from apologizing to newcomers to making them feel left out.

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    Why Batman and Superman Mashup is a Bad Idea--And Reveals Warner Bros. Weakness

    You know Malcolm Gladwell's "Blink"? That moment when you look at something and you know it's wrong? That happens to me when studios announce a new project that is a really bad idea. Some movies based on good ideas just turn out badly, and plenty of great movies turn out to to be less than commercia...

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    VidCritz: Max Landis Reviews 'Man of Steel'

    The writer of "Chronicle" has some stern words for Zack Snyder.

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    Can Critics Make Their Mark on 'Man of Steel?'

    A field report from one New York City movie theater, where Jordan Hoffman investigates whether "Man of Steel" fans are engaging with the ongoing critical debate about the film.

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    'Man of Steel': Superguy For Our Times

    If casting really were everything, Man of Steel would be phenomenal: Henry Cavill soars away with the title Best Looking Superman Ever; Russell Crowe brings emotional depth to the role of his father, Jor-El; Michael Shannon glowers as Jor-El's power-hungry nemesis, General Zod, yet makes us see t...

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    How Hit Movies Become Flops

    Hype can be a movie's yellow sun and Kryptonite all rolled into one.

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    4 'Superman' Movies That Never Took Flight

    This weekend, "Man of Steel" finally takes flight. An ambitious, massively expensive project devised by "The Dark Knight" director Christopher Nolan (serving in a story writer/producer role), writer David S. Goyer, and directed by "Watchmen" filmmaker Zack Snyder, the film, while flawed, is an epic ...

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    Much Ado About the Man of Steel: What Comic Book Filmmakers Can Learn from Shakespeare

    It's definitely better than "Superman Returns." Or it's worse. Or maybe the comparison is besides the point.

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    Where Will 'Man Of Steel' Rank? Rating The ‘Superman’ Movies From Worst To Best

    Perhaps you’ve heard about a little movie that’s opening this week called “Man of Steel.” The small, under-the-radar, kitchen sink drama follows the adventures of one Superman as he struggles with the kind of identity issues familiar to many x-ray sighted, preternaturally strong orphan aliens gifted...

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