Dana Nachman's touching, funny nonfiction film, Batkid Begins, is sheer delight. Instead of something maudlin and manipulative, Nachman has assembled what may be the year's most joyous and surprising movie.
Our secret identities are so often our passion, which explains why it is so easy to share that other side of you when people ask about it. I recently quit my 9 to 5 to do something I loved doing even more -- making comics.
There are plenty of geek conventions every year, but this is the biggest. Over 130,000-attendees, big. What began as a small comic book convention in 1970 has evolved into the largest pop culture event in the world.
If Steven Spielberg has a prescient crystal ball, filmmakers and those of us who support those filmmakers are in for a rough, unpleasant ride... one where filmgoers will be treated to bigger and bigger films that sometimes say less and less.
As we await the messianic Man of Steel in theaters this summer, we might recall the Jewish roots of messiahs, recall again the sacredness of the superhero, and wonder what exactly it is they need to save us from, save ourselves.
With all the "real people" polls going around, who has taken the time to ask the Super Heroes what they think? I certainly have. I went to Wizard World ComicCon in Austin and asked the critical questions of our "heroes."