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Happy Monday!

If this 2013 ‘Man of Steel’ teaser trailer doesn’t inspire you, then I don’t know what will.

Now go ahead and hit PLAY again.

Have a Better (& More Super) Week Than Last Week. 

Superman’s Bright(er) Future

This blog is called, “Jimmy’s Daily Planet.” Therefore, intriguing Superman news naturally takes some precedence.

When fans saw Man of Steel in summer 2013, the tone was darker than past film adaptions of the greatest superhero in history. It was understandable, since it was an origin story rooted in realism and constructed in the same spirit as the successful Batman Begins. The latest Superman movie was co-conceived and co-executive produced by the brainchild of Batman Begins and its two cinematic follow ups: Christopher Nolan and Co. For The Dark Knight trilogy, that bleaker color scheme was a brilliant visual decision. However, Superman is not as emotionally dark and conflicted as Batman. There can be moments of inner-friction, but nothing sustaining.

Superman proudly stands for “truth, justice and the American way.”

The brightness of the character and his surroundings never illuminated to full potential, specifically at the end. This seemed to dispel what appeared to be a clever diluting technique that would have symbolized his “coming into the light” of himself, his super powers and his grand purpose in life.

VideoLab produced a fascinating video analysis comparing the real colors when filming versus the finished altered colors in Man of Steel, a final call made by director Zack Snyder.

When the true Man of Steel sequel (not Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice) comes out in the next couple to few years, it’ll be worth noticing the brightness of the film’s color scheme.

Here’s to hoping that “S” will really pop-off the screen when his journey continues.


Happy Monday!

Halftime shows at Ohio State football games cannot be described as uneventful.

This past Saturday, while the Buckeyes and Nittany Lions were preparing for the third quarter, the Ohio State Marching Band once again had something spectacular planned.

The Best Damn Band in the Land (TBDBITL) + Hollywood Blockbusters = Awesomeness!

Happy Monday and Let Your Imagination Fly High and Run Wild this Week!

Happy Monday!

Most commercials are okay. However, there are certainly the occasional hits. Whether the spot highlights humor, heart, action or mystery, the best commercials bring a smile to our face.

I saw this Meijer commercial for the second time recently. It’s just a really nice message that should bring back memories for all of us of a moment in our youth when we had to have “that toy.” No matter the cost, we did whatever it took to get it from that glorious superhero aisle in the toy store.

Below is a testament to the inspirational and imaginative power of “The Man of Steel.”

Have a Super Week!