Feline Fatales

I can find tributes or homages to Michelle Pfeiffer anywhere, of course, but even non-obsessives must’ve noticed the similarities between Kristen Wiig’s Barbara Minerva in Wonder Woman 1984 and Michelle’s Selina Kyle in Batman Returns. Both women transform from meek and mousy into ferocious feline predators, Selina as Catwoman and Barbara as Cheetah. Hair plays … Continue reading Feline Fatales

White Gold Christmas

As everyone already knows, Batman Returns is one of my favorite Christmas movies. It's darkly comic take on Gotham City and its bizarre costumed inhabitants goes down like the best spiked eggnog - leaving you feeling all warm, fuzzy, and giggly. Or is that just me? Everyone also knows how fond I am of Michelle … Continue reading White Gold Christmas

Coffee Talk with Harley Quinn

Earlier I posted this random thought on social media, along with the following GIF: Me: 2020 is hard enough on my anxiety, I should probably cut back on the coffee intake, but uuuugh I reeeeally want another cup… Coffee: When this 2020-related “coffee is my savior” moment occurred to me over a soothing cup of … Continue reading Coffee Talk with Harley Quinn

40 Years of Dark Phoenix

The culmination of several years' worth of serialized storytelling, Marvel's Uncanny X-Men #137 hit newsstands and comic book shops forty years ago this summer. I didn’t read it until 1984, when it was collected in this then-newfangled thing called a graphic novel, which I begged my mother to buy for me from the local bookstore, … Continue reading 40 Years of Dark Phoenix

Breathless Forever

I'll bring the wine, you bring your scarred psyche. Dr. Chase Meridian, from the late Joel Schumacher’s extravagant blockbuster Batman Forever (1995), will never be mistaken for some of Oscar-winner Nicole Kidman’s finest work. That’s neither here nor there, though, when you’re talking about the deliciously campy performance she delivers as the good doctor. Breathless … Continue reading Breathless Forever