Rick Lee James

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How Darth Vader Helped Make Christopher Reeve Superman

Here’s some movie history for you: Darth Vader had a hand in making <b>Christopher Reeve</b> <i>Superman</i>. Sort of. <b>David Prowse</b>, the actor who played Darth Vader …

A ‘big fog’ to descend on Canada-U.S. trade if Trump withdraws from NAFTA

We have reached the end of a tumultuous year in Canada-U.S. relations. Next year is likely to be much worse.<p>Trade experts are increasingly convinced that, as early as January, President Donald Trump will announce that the United States is withdrawing from the North American free-trade agreement …

Trump terminates remaining HIV/AIDS advisory council appointments

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The Trump administration has terminated the appointments of the remaining members of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS, a statement from the council's executive director confirmed this week.<p>The dismissals come after six members resigned in June, citing "a President …

Public Health

Anger, dejection grows as only half of Puerto Rico has power

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The revelation that more than 660,000 power customers across Puerto Rico still lack electricity more than three months after Hurricane Maria has sparked outrage, surprise and resignation among some islanders who accuse officials of mismanaging their response to the …

Clashes over US recognition of Jerusalem as Israeli capital claim 13th victim

A Gazan died on Saturday after being wounded by Israeli fire during a protest on the border over US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, a Palestinian health official said.<p>Jamal Muslih, 20, of Al-Bureij refugee camp in central Gaza, had been seriously wounded by live fire on Friday, health …

At This Point, It Seems Like Warner Brothers Is Trying to Ruin DC's Cinematic Universe

Though Warner Brothers and DC were slow to begin building their own shared cinematic universe in a fashion similar to Marvel’s, there was no reason …

Don’t be fooled again: That huge crowd photo is not a Trump rally

Size matters to President Trump. From hyping the grandeur of his signature border project (“I will build a great wall”) to limning his own attributes (“My fingers are long and beautiful”), issues of scale and proportion are never very far from his thinking.<p>This became abundantly evident on …

Donald Trump

Ben Affleck Addresses Zack Snyder 'Tragedy,' Says 'We Got Really Lucky' Joss Whedon Took Over

Affleck goes on to describe “Justice League” as a “an interesting product of two directors”<p>“Batman” actor Ben Affleck is thankful Marvel vet Joss …

Mueller Turns Up The Heat With Unusual Search Warrant In Russia Probe

Federal prosecutors have lots of ways to intensify pressure on the people they're investigating, from early morning FBI raids to leaning on relatives of those under government scrutiny.<p>But even by those measures, the special counsel investigating Russian interference in last year's presidential …

Robert Mueller

New Music Video: More Than The Watchman - Coming August 16th

Voices In My Head Productions LLC in cooperation with Nazarene Compassionate Ministries and Lifeway Worship is proud to announce the release of a new …

Music Videos

A Garbage Patch The Size Of Mexico Was Just Discovered In The Pacific Ocean

You are not Spider-Man

The terrible message behind a wonderful hero<p>Spider-Man is about disappointment.<p>That’s the main idea behind many of the stories based on the character. The people around him want real things. They have needs and desires. Mary Jane Watson needs Peter Parker to see her play. This is her life’s work, …

The Strange Case of the Alchemist’s Daughter is the monster mashup we need

Swashbuckling adventure crossed with literary criticism<p>In Theodora Goss’ debut novel, the daughter of Doctor Jekyll discovers that her father was part of a secret society of mad scientists. This being a gothic fantasy novel, she naturally befriends their dangerous and beautiful creations. In a …

15 Dark Superman Facts Even Die-Hard Fans Didn't Know About

Superman is the archetypal comic book character that has long since transcended the medium of comic books and has become arguably the most mainstream …

Comic Books
Donald Trump

Pope Francis allies accuse Trump White House of 'apocalyptic geopolitics'

Article vetted by the Vatican offers scathing critique of Steve Bannon, who is Catholic, the Trump White House and ‘evangelical fundamentalism’ in the US<p>An explosive article written by two close associates of Pope Francis has accused Steve Bannon, the chief White House strategist, of espousing an …

A Double Shot of Superman the 1978 Movie Nostalgia

On this date 40 years ago, director Richard Donner, stars Christopher Reeve and Margot Kidder and many more were in the thick of two days of filming …

Comic Books

Should Superhero Movies Be Light or Dark?

The answer, I hope we can agree, is obvious: Superhero movies should be light. And dark. And everything in between. There’s no rule or formula, no …

Supergirl is bringing in Smallville's Lois Lane as the new Alura

Trust us, it does make sense.<p><i>Supergirl</i> has finally found a role for <i>Smallville</i> fave Erica Durance — but it's actually not a new character.<p>Durance has …

SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING | REVIEW

<i>Excuse me while I just gush for the next 1000 words or so because I am in fracking love with SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING. It is a near-perfect superhero</i> …

One of the Amazon Warriors from "Wonder Woman" just revealed the *most* difficult part of filming

Needless to say, <i>Wonder Woman</i> was everything we could have hoped for — and more. Lead actress Gal Gadot was amazing! Director Patty Jenkins knocked it …

Trump-supporting evangelist Franklin Graham is worried about refugees — as long as they're Christian

Evangelist Franklin Graham — a staunch supporter of President Donald Trump — expressed concern in a Facebook post Friday about Christians refugees …

This Scientist Has Come Up With A Mathematical Model For A Time Machine

After some serious number crunching, a UBC researcher has come up with a mathematical model for a viable time machine.<p>Ben Tippett, a mathematics and …

Gal Gadot's Husband Praises His Wonder Woman Wife with the Best T-Shirt

Gal Gadot is inspiring generations of women everywhere with her critically acclaimed hit action movie <i>Wonder</i> Woman, which has been dominating the box …

Comic Books

Trump administration: Sheriff David Clarke withdraws from homeland security post

Controversial Wisconsin sheriff does not now want to be considered for homeland security assistant secretary position<p>David Clarke, the controversial sheriff and self-described “Trumpster”, has removed himself from consideration for a senior position at the department of homeland security.<p>Clarke, …

I don’t really blame him

I don’t really blame him.

‘Wonder Woman’s Success Leaves Warner Execs Gobsmacked And Scrambling

<i>Wonder Woman</i> garnered more critical acclaim and ticket sales than Warner anticipated, earning $103.3 million in its domestic opening compared to the estimates that it would only open to $65 million. Even before that success was inspiring obscene confidence, there were rumors of a sequel and …

Patty Jenkins

5 things DC needs to learn from Wonder Woman's success

It's not too late for Batman and Superman.<p>Against all odds, the runaway critical and commercial success of <i>Wonder Woman</i> has pulled Warner Bros' DC …

So, Robin Wright Is Magnificent in Wonder Woman

<i>Wonder Woman</i> really is as cry-making and as entertaining as everyone has been saying. Go to the theater armed with tissues and however many snacks you need for 2.33 hours, and let Hollywood's newest superhero epic wash over you...and, let Robin Wright wash over you. Because, in case you didn't …