Robin Hood

Director: Ridley Scott Starring: Russell Crowe, Cate Blanchett, Mark Strong, Max Von Sydow Review: 2 stars (of five) Note: The images from this movie are as dull as the film itself. Instead we’re using random shots from the red carpet at the premiere, of actors not in this tour-de-bore....

Frank Frazetta, 1928-2010 May10

Frank Frazetta, 1928-2010

Badmouth is saddened to learn that Frank Frazetta, iconic fantasy illustrator, died on Monday. He’d suffered a series of strokes in recent years, and on Monday died of one in a hospital near his Pennsylvania home. The Beat provided a quick obituary, as did The Associated Press. The New York Times came along a few hours later with a deeper appreciation. Cribbing from Wikipedia, with all the caveats that requires, the artist was born in Brooklyn and studied at the Brooklyn Academy of Fine Arts before starting a career at 16 as a comic book artist. In the mid-’60s, Frazetta moved toward illustrating fantasy and science fiction book...

Iron Man 2

Director: Jon Favreau Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Mickey Rourke, Don Cheadle, Sam Rockwell, oh, and Scarlett Johansson Review: 3.5 stars (of five) Like many a tech upgrade, Iron Man 2 is not entirely satisfying. As with each new iteration of any Windows product,...