Iron Man 2: Not Bad, But a Marvel Magagabag

Not as good as its predecessor, Iron Man 2 was still thoroughly entertaining. The first installment of the Marvel franchise was one of the best comic book movies to hit theatres. Iron Man 2 continues in that tradition, even though it suffers from some of the usual pratfalls that plague sequels. For starters, it had what I like to call “The Magagabag Syndrome.” What’s a “magagabag,” ...

Awards Shows Explained

Once again, the ubiquitous awards season is upon us. Last night, it was the Golden Globes. Next month, it’s the Academy Awards. For fans of film (and fashion), it’s the equivalent of the Super Bowl. Despite the fact that these awards haven’t offered a wildly unpredictable moment in ages, even the poorest showing of one of these fetes pulls in above-par Nielsen ratings. So, what’s the ...

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