Captain America shields audiences

Captain America is unique among superheroes in that he’s a square with sharp edges, an overgrown Boy Scout whose unflappable sense of right and wrong allows him to reject mindless jingoism in favor of higher virtues: bravery, compassion and a fierce sense of moral accountability. Co-created by Joe Simon and Jack Kirby, the character looks […]

Remake offers classic horror thrills for modern audiences

In 1941, Universal Pictures released the archetypal werewolf movie, The Wolf Man. Chilling and atmospheric, the film told the story of a man (Lon Chaney Jr.) who, upon returning to his father’s home in Wales, was bitten by a werewolf and inherited the now-infamous curse. In addition to providing moviegoers with 70 minutes of fright, […]