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Film Discussion Lunch - Superhero Movies

Do you like talking movies? Do you like eating lunch? Why not combine the two as our gathering of film buffs leads to free flowing conversations on movies of any and every type.  For our Film Discussion brunches, we will be starting out with a designated topic decided at the previous lunch, whether a filmmaker, era, style or genre.

It’s what's happening now.  Superhero movies are this generation’s Westerns, action films and cultural touchstone.  How did comic books take over our mythology?  With so many to choose from, the quality varies, but the cream of the crop says a lot about modern filmmaking.  Suit up in May for the superheroes! 


Batman – 1966 (Leslie H. Martinson)

Superman – 1978 (Richard Donner)

Superman II – 1980 (Richard Lester) 

Hero at Large – 1980 (Martin Davidson) 

Swamp Thing – 1982 (Wes Craven) 

Batman – 1989 (Tim Burton)

Batman Returns – 1992 (Tim Burton) 

Batman: Mask of the Phantasm – 1993 (Eric Radomski/Bruce Timm) 

The Crow – 1994 (Alex Proyas) 

Blade – 1998 (Stephen Norrington) 

Mystery Men – 1999 (Kinka Usher)

Unbreakable – 2000 (M. Night Shyamalan)

X-Men – 2000 (Bryan Singer) 

Spider-Man – 2002 (Sam Raimi)

Hulk – 2003 (Ang Lee) 

Hellboy – 2004 (Guillermo del Toro)

The Incredibles – 2004 (Brad Bird)

Spider-Man 2 – 2004 (Sam Raimi)

Batman Begins – 2005 (Christopher Nolan)

The Dark Knight – 2008 (Christopher Nolan)

The Incredible Hulk – 2008 (Louis Leterrier)

Iron Man – 2008 (Jon Favreau) 

Watchmen – 2009 (Zack Snyder) 

Kick-Ass – 2010 (Matthew Vaughn) 

Captain America: The First Avenger – 2011 (Joe Johnston)

Thor – (Kenneth Branagh) 

X-Men: First Class – 2011 (Matthew Vaughn) 

The Avengers – 2012 (Joss Whedon)

The Dark Knight Rises – 2012 (Christopher Nolan)  

Man of Steel – 2013 (Zack Snyder) 

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  • Al

    Here's kind of the ultimate superhero post: a 5000 word essay about Batman vs. Superman, written by the Film Critic Hulk!

    May 22, 2014

  • Al

    Fun gathering of superhero fans (and non-fans) going over our society's current mythologies. And with such a wide spectrum of viewpoints, we used the superhero movie to look at everything from the politics of the 70s to superheroic elements of classic literature (Sherlock Holmes, Three Musketeers, Jeckyll & Hyde), to some unfortunate details about clowns.

    May 22, 2014

  • Brad

    There are two reasons to see Captain America: Winter Soldier now playing in theaters. First, because it is not only one of the all time best films in this genre, but also just an all around great film with wit and intelligence to match its action. Second, there's a lot of spoilers that we will get into during our May lunch that you won't want ruined.

    April 12, 2014

    • Al

      SPOILER: He becomes Colonel America.

      April 13, 2014

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