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Films Pop Culture What If

What If: Jim Carrey as Batman

Riddle me this…

In the mid-90s, Jim Carrey was in the midst of an epic run of box office hits. From 1994 – 1998, he starred (or co-starred) in eight films, all of which grossed at least $100 million dollars globally, with three of them doubling that figure and three more tripling it.

Halfway through that streak he brought his talent and star power to the film that had the highest domestic gross of 1995 – and sixth-highest worldwide – playing the Riddler in Batman Forever.

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Books Reviews

You Can’t Spell ‘Economics’ without ‘Comics’ — “Why Superman Doesn’t Take Over the World” Reviewed

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Generally speaking, economics books are not meant to make for pleasant reading.

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Career Films Life Opinion Rankings Sports, Rhymes, Books & Life Writing

My Very Best Writing of 2018

Another whirlwind year. 

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Films Movies Opinion

The Brilliance of Zack Snyder’s DC Universe

What if Superman existed in our current reality? How would the world react to a literal illegal alien — the ultimate immigrant — with godlike abilities? And how would he, in turn, react to the world?

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Films Movies Rankings

Ranking Every Batman Film

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What is the best Batman film of all time?

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Writing

My Very Best Writing from 2017

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It’s been an interesting year for all of us, but for me, this was even more true.

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TV

The Closest Thing to a Graphic Novel – Celebrating 25 Years of “Batman: The Animated Series”

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In the autumn of 1992, the storytelling adaptations of Batman were at a crossroads.

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Films

The Main Problem with the DCEU: Universes Aren’t Built in a Day

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Another week, another avalanche of WTF rumors regarding Warner Bros. and the DC Extended Universe.

 

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Writing

My Very Best Writing from 2016

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2016 was my first full year with my own site.

Not coincidentally it is also the first year since 2012 in which I did not publish a book.

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Opinion

My Favorites

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It’s Friday. (More than) half the country is in a funk. Thanksgiving is next week. Work is crazy. So, instead of obsessing over politics or reading another essay about how to hack your way to greatness, I thought I’d just go light today and run down a list of my favorites.