Robert Vaux-

Robert Vaux

About Robert Vaux

A native Californian, Robert Vaux has spent over 20 years as a professional film and television critic: working for such outlets as Collider, Mania.com and The Sci-Fi Movie Page. His favorite superhero is Nightcrawler and his lucky numbers are 4, 9, 14, 16, 36, and 40.

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My Adventures With Superman Perfectly Updates Clark Kent's Biggest Weakness

Supervillains tend to get a splashy entrance on My Adventures with Superman. But Superman's greatest weakness sticks to basics and stays understated.

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Superman: Legacy Could Have a Massive Blue Beetle Connection

Rumors abound of a key DC location appearing in Superman: Legacy. If true, it gives the DC Universe a great chance to re-introduce the Blue Beetle.

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My Adventures With Superman's New Foe Finds Clark's Unspoken Weakness

Clark Kent always sees the best in people. My Adventures with Superman finds the perfect villain to take shameless advantage of his trusting nature.

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Harley Quinn Confirms the Worst Spouse in the DC Universe

Harley Quinn loves to hoist DC staples on their own petards. This week, it brings back an old straight man and reveals anew what a lousy spouse he is.

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Strange New Worlds Finally Lets Its Most Underused Character Shine

Erica Ortegas is one of Strange New Worlds' most intriguing characters. It took the Season 2 finale to finally start making use of her potential.

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My Adventures With Superman Finds the Perfect Way to Give Lois Lane Her Due

Lois Lane has been as much the center of the new series as Superman. The latest episode finds an appropriately outlandish way to honor her legacy.

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Dale Gribble Defined King of the Hill's Success

Despite his active idiocy, Dale Gribble is one of King of the Hill's most beloved characters. He reflects the show's delicate emotional balancing act.

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A Rumored Superman: Legacy Conflict Teases a Major DC Villain

New rumors about Superman: Legacy's setting open up a world of possibilities for a very different kind of supervillain. It's just what the DCU needs.

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Every Neil Gaiman Adaptation, Ranked

Celebrated author Neil Gaiman has seen numerous film and TV adaptations of his work. Here's a look at them all, from the masterpieces to the misfires.

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The Batman Being Elseworlds Makes Sense Given His Comics Inspiration

Matt Reeves' The Batman uses alternate universes of the Earth-2 variety to create its Bruce Wayne. That gives both it and the DCU plenty of options.

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William Friedkin's Greatest Film Is a Forgotten Masterpiece

Flush from The Exorcist, the late William Friedkin dove into an ambitious remake that bombed in the wake of Star Wars. It may be his best film ever.

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Harley Quinn Confirms It: Superman Lives in [SPOILER]'s Head

The newest episode of Harley Quinn takes a good look inside the mind of a DC legacy character and finds it hopelessly fixated on The Man of Steel.

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10 Most Disturbing Twilight Zone Episodes, Ranked

The classic anthology series remains as unsettling today as it did when it first debuted. Here are 10 of The Twilight Zone's most disturbing stories.

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With The Exorcist, William Friedkin Did the Impossible for the Horror Genre

The Exorcist brought new artistic legitimacy to the traditionally grubby horror genre. That included a feat that no other movie could match.

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TMNT: Mutant Mayhem Tries to Make Sense of One of the MCU's Most Puzzling Moments

The pop-culture-savvy TMNT: Mutant Mayhem makes a pointed reference to The Incredible Hulk. In the process, it answers the questions Endgame couldn't.

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Strange New Worlds Just Set Up Kirk's Biggest Failure

Amid the singing and dancing of Strange New Worlds' musical episode, Kirk reveals the beginnings of the decision that will haunt him for decades.

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The MCU May Be Setting the Stage for a British Superhero Team

Captain Britain is rumored to be MCU-bound. The end of Secret Invasion suggests that a Thunderbolts-style UK super-team may be on the way as well.

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TNG Changed Star Trek With a Game of Cards

Star Trek: The Next Generation's poker games proved Gene Roddenberry's idea of Starfleet officers having personal lives - and shaped the franchise.

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Batman Becoming a Killer Isn't the Only Way He Can Lose Himself

Both The Flash and The DCEU reveal Batman variants who take lives. When it comes to the hero losing his path, it constitutes unnecessary overkill.

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Strange New Worlds Kicks off Its Musical Episode With a Surprisingly Subversive Song

Strange New Worlds' musical episode mostly uses original songs. But it starts with an old standby that's far more subversive than the show admits.

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