Inside The 'Superman' Fanboy Dilemma, Part 2: How Much Prep Work Is Too Much?

In the second of five columns on the Man of Steel, Karl Heitmueller weighs the pros and cons of obsessive pre-release nitpicking.

'Superman' — Truth, Justice And The Fanatical Way: Inside The Fanboy Dilemma

In the first of five columns on the Man of Steel, a devotee examines the superhero's intense, personal appeal.

Rewind: From The Funny Pages To The Big Screen — Seriously

'Art School Confidential' supplies more evidence that comic book movies aren't just for kids anymore.

Rewind: Hail To The Cinematic Chiefs

'American Dreamz' adds a new face to the semi-venerable Hall of Movie Presidents.

Rewind: A Natural Woman In Six-Inch Heels

'The Notorious Bettie Page' pays tribute to the most influential underground icon of the 1950s.

Rewind: When Horror And Comedy Worlds Collide

'Scary Movie 4' brings to mind some classics of that tricky genre — the funny scary flick.

Rewind: Why Bad Girls Make For Good Movies

Sharon Stone returns in 'Basic Instinct 2' as latest in long line of lethal onscreen seductresses.

Rewind: Movies That Break The Bank

'Inside Man' has us taking a look at the top 10 bank-heist flicks.

Rewind: Where There's Smoke, There's A Hollywood Stereotype

'Thank You for Smoking' reminds us that, these days, a cigarette is almost always a metaphor.

Rewind: As 'V' Hits The Big Screen, Alan Moore Fanatics Watch — And Wait

Will 'Vendetta' break the comics-to-film curse that has plagued its brilliant creator?

Rewind: Drive South On Broadway, Take A Left On Sunset Boulevard

The new Bruce Willis flick '16 Blocks' reminds us not to look to Hollywood for geography lessons.

Rewind: Chasing (Fish) Tail At The Movies

'Aquamarine' recalls other movie mermaids we've known — and even some we've liked.

Rewind: What's So Funny 'Bout Love? (Lots)

'Date Movie' mocks the eminently mockable romantic comedy genre.

Rewind: You Must Be This Tall To Die A Grisly Death

'Final Destination 3' recalls other movies that make amusement parks seem not so amusing.

Rewind: Scarlett Johansson Grows Up (And Only Gets Better) Right Before Our Eyes

'A Good Woman'? Heck, we're ready to call the 'Match Point' star great.

Rewind: A Wardrobe Full of Cinematic Cross-Dressing Goodness

'Big Momma's House 2' brings to mind some of Hollywood's greatest paeans to the art of drag.

Rewind: Yet Another Film Asks, What's So Funny About Albert Brooks?

'Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World' is the latest offering from a master of the low-key comedy.

Rewind: In Praise Of Some Real Suckers

'Underworld: Evolution' has us thinking back to some of the greatest vampires ever to skulk across the big screen.

Rewind: Look Back (At 2005) In Anger

In light of Hollywood's woes in 2005, here are some suggested New Year's resolutions for the multiplexes.

Rewind: Should Old Movie Acquaintance Be Forgot?

Recover from bidding farewell to 2005 with a marathon of great New Year's flicks.

Rewind: Fun With The Original 'Dick' And 'The Producers'

Simply can't wait for this year's 'Producers' or 'Fun With Dick and Jane'? Check out the still-amusing originals.

Rewind: Recalling An Ape Who Once Straddled The Twin Towers

Dino De Laurentiis' 'King Kong' is a movie-magic time capsule from the mid-1970s.

Rewind: Hogwarts Doesn't Have Anything On These Hog Flicks

Indian speed-racer joins the ranks of zombie bikers, mace-wielding jousters, Man-Eaters and Mad Max.

Rewind: Some Girls Are Badder Than Others

In 'Aeon Flux,' Charlize Theron joins a long list of butt-kickin' women on film.