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Worlds collide in “Batman v Superman”

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Zack Snyder‘s thundering and grim “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” offers the kind of blunt, mano-a-mano face-off usually reserved for Predators, Godzillas and presidential candidates. And just as has often been said of this election year, “Batman v Superman” takes a once almost charming tradition and plunges it into the gutter. Long gone are the telephone booths, corn fields or any other such tokens of innocence. And given the prevailing climate, Snyder may have judged the rock’em-sock’em moment wisely.…

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Family build Star Wars costume for son with cerebral palsy

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A Star Wars-loving Utah family devised an elaborate and awe-inspiring solution to the challenge of finding a Halloween costume for their 5-year-old son with cerebral palsy. Chantelle and Patrick Bailey built a detailed replica of the Millennium Falcon that fits around Sebastian Bailey‘s walker. It is made of corrugated plastic with a wood foundation. It features blue lights in the back and headlights in the front to match the famous spaceship. On top near Sebastian’s arm is a small black…

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Yes, Superman Returns does suck

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I really, really wanted to like this film. And I actually did enjoy all of the components of this movie. It’s a beautifully made film, in fact some of the action sequences are breathtaking. My problem with Superman Returns is, well, Superman. Superman, the comic book hero, the omnipowerful savior, just doesn’t feel real or relevant. And this story isn’t told as science fiction, per se, and so to see a man fly around in tights is just out-and-out ridiculous.…

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Creative Loafing Returns

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Yes, that is a subtle jab at The Weekly Planet, which is changing its name back to Creative Loafing. Evidently, the Planet’s staffers endure too many Superman jokes and so they are returning to their original masthead. Of course, the latest title in the Superman movies is Superman Returns, hence Creative Loafing Returns. That sucked didn’t it. What doesn’t suck is the Weekly Planet/Creative Loafing. I only wish there was more content in it, especially more local content. I once…

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