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‘Shazam!’ and the Long-Gone Innocence of Superhero Movies

In my house growing up, there were many things about pop culture that my dad and I disagreed about. (For instance, he preferred Star Wars,…

Batman Is Now 80 — But That’s Okay, He’s Been Old Before

This weekend, the Caped Crusader will turn 80, but much like Tony Marino, he can still very much whup your ass. (What do you mean,…

All the Times We Invited a Swirly in 2018

Can “nerd culture” even be said to truly exist when so much of it is thoroughly mainstream these days? Certainly, looking at the last 12…

‘Aquaman’ and the Downside to Goofy Superhero Movies

My friend and fellow film critic Katie Walsh had a blast watching Aquaman. I know because I was sitting right next to her as she…

Our Favorite Superheroes