superheroes

The Pathetic, Desperate Badassness of ‘Hellboy’

You’ve probably heard that the new Hellboy is terrible — and boy, is it ever — but the strongest emotion it elicits isn’t contempt. It’s actually…

‘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,…

I’m Still Not Sure Why Straight Men Hate Attractive Female Superheroes

I hear that Marvel’s next movie, Captain Marvel, stars Brie Larson in the title role. This sounds like something that I, a straight male horndog,…