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Robert Downey Jr.

Lumbering Toward Destiny

by Shawn Stone May 7, 2015

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  Age of Ultron is generally more enjoyable than the first Avengers movie. Ultron (voiced by James Spader), as a colleague pointed out, is not as interesting a villain as Thor’s (Chris Hemsworth) brother Loki (Tom ...

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Pain Without Gain

by Laura Leon May 8, 2013

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  To say that the role of Iron Man fits Robert Downey Jr. like a glove is groan-worthy, but apt. How this actor, so nimble both physically and intellectually, uses his unique skill set to imbue ...

The Apocalypse? I’m Cool With That

by John Rodat December 20, 2012

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  On Friday, Dec. 21, 2012, they say the world will come to an end. “Oh, that Mayan nonsense?” you scoff.  For all the popular buzz there’s little real scholarship and less hard science behind this particular ...

The Gang’s All Here

by Shawn Stone May 10, 2012

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This flick is pretty darn good. Millions have seen it. If you’re going to the movies this weekend, it’s statistically likely you’ll buy a ticket for The Avengers. Why not let’s give it three and ...

Elementary

by Laura Leon December 21, 2011

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Watching Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, it’s almost impossible to imagine that this sequel is only two years out from its first installment, so weary is its attitude and tone. One might think that ...