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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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    Under the Magnifying Glass: "Injustice: Gods Among Us"

    Created by Mortal Kombat developers NetherRealm Studios, Injustice: Gods Among Us lets you take part in a cross dimensional conflict of epic proportions. If you like fighting games, or the DC universe, you will very much like this.

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    Immersed in Movies: 'Man of Steel' Set Visit: Making Superman Relevant Again (VIDEO)

    There's no better metaphor for "Man of Steel" than the Faded Glory emblem on the side of the building behind Henry Cavill's Superman. Zack Snyder's existential reboot is all about returning the glory to DC's legendary superhero (which turned 75 this year), and making him stand tall again beside Batm...

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