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Movie Buzz: 2008 Year in Review

2008: Year of the Superhero? With no major movie releases on January 2, this week's Movie Buzz reflects on the truly buzz-worthy flicks of 2008.
Metro Spirit  |  Mariah Gardner  |  12-29-2008  |  Movies

A New Book Examines the Daring, Difficult Comic Artist Steve Ditkonew

Of Marvel's big three, Stan Lee, and artists Jack Kirby and Ditko, Ditko is the one most often overlooked, something for which he himself is partly responsible. In many ways, however, he's the most fascinating, and certainly the most frustrating.
Montreal Mirror  |  Rupert Bottenberg  |  08-05-2008  |  Nonfiction

I, Robot: Robert Downey Jr. proves the man makes the

Iron Man is the best summer action film this year — at least until the release of The Dark Knight.
Eugene Weekly  |  Jason Blair  |  05-30-2008  |  Reviews

'Iron' Deficiencynew

The plot is thoroughly stupid, but fun enough here and there, and Gwyneth Paltrow has never looked lovelier.
Gambit  |  Rick Barton  |  05-20-2008  |  Reviews

'Iron Man' Ushers in the Season of Big-Budget Escapism with Stylenew

The heart of the film's success belongs to its central star, Robert Downey Jr., who raises glib murmuring to an art form and serves as a reminder that true charisma is a rare gift indeed.
Santa Fe Reporter  |  Emiliano Garcia-Sarnoff  |  05-08-2008  |  Reviews

'Iron Man' is One of the Most Genuinely Enjoyable Superhero Films Evernew

Like most true Americans, I've spent a lot of time in the past 45 years imagining what the perfect Iron Man movie would be like. Now I feel like all that time has been wasted, because the perfect Iron Man movie has been made. (Note to film fans: It's called Iron Man, and can be viewed at local cinema-vending establishments.)
Tucson Weekly  |  James DiGiovanna  |  05-07-2008  |  Reviews

Heavy Meta: Smiling Through 'Iron Man'new

Neither narcotic nor hallucinatory in form, Favreau's film still bestows behavior and awareness and small smirking joys within the display of the genius of a self-involved id-on-the-run, tactile, motile, in-the-moment Robert Downey, Jr.
Chicago Newcity  |  Ray Pride  |  05-07-2008  |  Reviews

Jon Favreau's 'Iron Man' Has a Heartnew

Rather than cutting directly to the chase, it takes its time to involve us in the characters, who are relatively three-dimensional as comic book movies go, and who are played by the kinds of actors who know how to make a lot out of not very much.
L.A. Weekly  |  Scott Foundas  |  05-02-2008  |  Reviews

'Iron Man' Hits All the Requisite Superhero Beatsnew

Summer-blockbuster season kicks off adequately and predictably with Iron Man, a perfectly entertaining superhero movie that fulfills all the requirements of its genre admirably, but never rises beyond the level of baseline satisfaction.
Las Vegas Weekly  |  Josh Bell  |  05-02-2008  |  Reviews

My Only 'Iron Man' Complaint?new

With all of Iron Man's blockbuster-y action and sharp banter, only one thing's missing: Unlike in the comics, where Tony can't ever seem to put down the bottle, not once does he get drunk in Iron Man.
The Portland Mercury  |  Erik Henriksen  |  05-01-2008  |  Reviews

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