SUPERMAN II: THE RICHARD DONNER CUT: There He Goes, Kid. Up, Up, and Away.

Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut (2006 special edition of the 1980 theatrical cut) – Directed by Richard Donner (and Richard Lester, uncredited) – Starring Christopher Reeve, Gene Hackman, Margot Kidder, Terence Stamp, Jackie Cooper, Sarah Douglass, Jack O’Halloran, Ned Beatty, Mark McClure, Valerie Perrine, Clifton James, E.G. Marshall, and John Ratzenberger. It takes about…

SUPERMAN II: First You Must Find Him, and Lex Baby is the Only One Who Knows Where He Is

Superman II (1980) – Directed by Richard Lester (and Richard Donner; uncredited) – Starring Christopher Reeve, Gene Hackman, Margot Kidder, Terence Stamp, Jackie Cooper, Sarah Douglass, Jack O’Halloran, Ned Beatty, Mark McClure, Valerie Perrine, Clifton James, E.G. Marshall, and John Ratzenberger. SUPERMAN II is an insanely frustrating movie that is, in large parts, quite brilliant,…

BRAVE: I’ll Be Shooting for My Own Hand

Brave (2012) – The 13th Pixar Animated Feature – Directed by Mark Andrews and Brenda Chapman – Starring Kelly Macdonald, Julie Walters, Billy Connolly, Emma Thompson, Kevin McKidd, Craig Ferguson, Robbie Coltrane, and John Ratzenberger. In seemingly every conversation I’ve had about BRAVE over the past few months, or in things I’ve heard people say…

CARS 2: I Really Am Just a Tow Truck

Cars 2 (2011) – The 12th Pixar Animated Feature – Directed by John Lassater – Starring Owen Wilson, Larry the Cable Guy, Michael Caine, Emily Mortimer, Jason Isaacs, Thomas Kretschmann, Eddie Izzard, John Turturro, Joe Mantegna, Tony Shaloub, Bruce Campbell, Franco Nero, John Ratzenberger, Vanessa Redgrave, Bonnie Hunt, Cheech Marin, Katherine Helmond, Jeff Garlin, Edie…