The Two-Penny Review: Man of Steel

On its own, "Man of Steel" is a well-made, fairly engaging science-fiction adventure movie. As a summer action movie with some gravitas to it, it’s pretty good. If you're a hardcore Superman fan ... your mileage may vary.

The Two-Penny Review: X-Men First Class

I don't often write about other media, but occasionally, I consume a movie, book or comic on which I just have to comment, and hence we have today's quasi-review on X-Men First Class, which debuted in movie theaters this weekend to the tune of $55 million.

The Two-Penny Review: ‘Cover Girl’

It turned out that I wasn't just humoring Kevin Church by buying Cover Girl, which he scripted from a plot by Eureka creator Andrew Crosby: It's a damn good story, one that packs in a whole lot of dialog, action and humor into 128 pages.