The term 'wealth inequality' is thrown around in a lot of abstract ways. Here's to making it concrete:Imagine the makers of one of humanity's highest-grossing entertainment films shooting footage for the sequel at one of the world's most brutal sites of human and environmental abuse.
There are even greater, more inexplicable questions surrounding the world of entertainment. These enigmas have never been answered to my satisfaction. Actually, they've never been asked to my satisfaction. Nevertheless, I'm legitimately curious.
The release of Captain America: The Winter Soldier this month on disc and download reminds of what a terrific film it is. With some competition from its delightful Marvel Studios sibling, Guardians of the Galaxy, it's the best pop movie of the year.
After kicking off the fall campaign with his latest Labor Day weekend tour, Governor Jerry Brown ... wait. That didn't happen. I don't know what Jerry Brown did on Labor Day weekend, but it wasn't that.
Whether all these figures are anti-heroes, or in some cases something else entirely, is an interesting question. As is the question of why anti-heroes are so important in quality television. Short form answer is that they match the times. It's a mostly cynical and sour era, with little faith in institutions or, generally speaking, leaders.
Defying a lot of early expectations, five of the most oddball characters ever to gain a mass audience the newest superheroes of the Marvelverse and, in Guardians of the Galaxy, one of the biggest hit movies of the year.
Perhaps Lucy's most intriguing theme is that of Feminine stewardship of Knowledge in the face of crisis for a world too-far-gone. Plus, Groot is the n...
It has been more than half a century since Death of a Salesman, and I wonder if it was written today what Willy would be like? How would he respond to Muslims, homosexuals, or President Obama?
With Super Heroes all the rage, 'Antboy' is a bit different -- in a good way.
The BP spill should have been a wake-up call for elected officials and organizations tasked with responding to this type of disaster, but it seems like those in charge of protecting our waters have learned nothing.
Despite the continued solo adventures of the Avengers, the team's sole female member, Scarlett Johansson's Black Widow, continues to not be represented in her own adventure.
Originally, Captain America was a limp, scrawny runt. At a trading card convention, he met Jose Canseco, who hooked him up with Roger Clemens. Even though Captain America was frozen for 70 years, his urine still tests hot.
Reviewers are wondering about the film's title, pointing out that the titular 'Winter Soldier' doesn't figure as prominently as the title might suggest. Au contraire. I'll explain what the 'Winter Soldier' of the title really means.
The film is definitely going to be amazing, because Joss Whedon is an incredible genius. But so much of Wanda's dangerous rage and instability is predicated on her identity as a minority. I'm curious how they'll illustrate that in a film without being able to use the word 'mutant.'
With producer Kevin Feige and the other folks at the helm of Marvel Studios delivering a master class in franchise management, the Marvelverse is cruising ahead this year towards the end of its Phase Two.