Superman: Miracle Monday (1981) – Elliot S. Maggin

Superman has always been a hero of mine, and when Christopher Reeve brought the character to the big screen back in 1978, I was a fan for life. At that age, I was completely enchanted by the first film, and it’s follow up in 1980, Superman II. I had the Superman: The Movie Book, I…

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) – Zack Snyder

  The Hero’s Code. It apparently means nothing to Batman (Ben Affleck). It apparently means nothing to Superman (Henry Cavill). And that’s troubling, because as a child, they were two of the characters I grew up with that taught me what it was. But even worse, the creative forces behind the scenes of the latest…

Village of the Damned (1995) – John Carpenter

  John Carpenter’s take on the Midwich Cuckoo’s tale is next up in the Sci-Fi Chronicles book, and boasts a pretty fine cast in the form of Christopher Reeve, Kirstie Alley, Marlk Hamill, Linda Kozlowski and Michael Pare. The location has been changed to small town America, but the basis of the story remains the…

Superman Returns (2006) – Bryan Singer

  It’s back to the Sci-Fi Chronicles book (I realize this one is starting to overshadow the Great Movie – 100 Years of Film book, but I’m really enjoying it, especially when I can chain-watch a series of films one after the other). This time, I have a look at Bryan Singer’s 2006 update of…

Superman IV: The Quest for Peace (1987) – Sidney J. Furie

  It’s more tights and flights as I continue with the exploration of the cinematic version of Superman with the Sci-Fi Chronicles book as my guide. Christopher Reeve’s time portraying the character of Superman comes to a close with this film, and he so needed a better movie to go out on. The only things…

Trailer Tracks: Superman The Movie (1978) Teaser Trailer

Superman The Movie… that cast, that score, that perfect moment when it all comes together and you will believe a man can fly. This is a teaser that gives nothing away at all, instead just lets you know about the star power involved, and the fact that it’s coming soon…

Iron Man (2008) – Jon Favreau

  Robert Downey Jr. is perhaps the best superhero casting since Christopher Reeve in Superman: The Movie. Yes there have been good actors as famous comic characters since then, but none have seemed to so personify the role they take on as Reeve and Downey Jr. Revisiting Iron Man for the 101 Action Movies (which…

Superman (1978) – Richard Donner

Anyone who knows me, knows that alongside Iron Man, my favorite comic book hero of all time is Superman. He has always given me something to strive for, to try to make myself better than I am, to hold myself and others to a higher form of ideals. And all of that stems back to…

Noises Off… (1992) – Peter Bogdanovich

Stage comedy is wonderfully adapted in this all-star adaptation of Michael Frayn’s gut-busting play. If you’ve never seen this film, have a look at this cast… Michael Caine, Carol Burnett, Denholm Elliott, Julie Hagerty, Marilu Henner, Mark Linn-Baker, Christopher Reeve, and Nicollette Sheridan, who spends most of the film in her undergarments. With a cast…