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Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince has been my favorite so far. The book’s darker themes and more adult intrigues appealed to me. That said, the film is, well, lacking. While the tried and true cast performed much as expected, and the special effects, soundtrack and visual theme are phenomenal (excepting occasional editing and continuity goofs), the sixth installment in the Harry Potter chronicles was simply flat.

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Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

Half the time the actors speak too fast to actually be heard. The plot is incomprehensible—when Optimus Prime confronts Sam Witwicky, why can’t Prime just tell Sam the truth that Prime will later die for? Why do the farting, humping, testicle-laden Decepticons want to blow up the sun while they are still on the planet that would be in the way of said supernova?

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Dear Superman

This essay originally appeared in Talking Back: Epistolary Fantasies, edited by L. Timmel DuChamp and published by Aqueduct Press in 2006. Dear Superman, I hope this letter reaches you. I wasn’t sure where to send it. There’s no address for your Fortress of Solitude, and Metropolis, USA, is too vague for the postal service. I […]