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mark a rayner | scribblings, squibs & sundry monkey joys: Before the Attack of Herr Doctor Dimensia

Many will no doubt recognize this oft-parodied painting by Edward Hopper. It’s use of perspective, lighting and color is well-known in artistic circles, and it is rightly considered an American classic. Painted in 1942, it represents a fictionalized diner in … Continue reading →

Yappa Ding Ding: What Makes a Great Superhero Movie?

A few hours ago I plunked myself down in a movie theater, 3D glasses on nose, popcorn and diet coke to hand, ready to watch an action movie that got 93% on Rotten Tomatoes – The Avengers.

And I was bored. The movie was packed with great actors doing fine work. The characters had depth . . . → Read More: Yappa Ding Ding: What Makes a Great Superhero Movie?