Film Reviews for Sophisticated Cinephiles

A movie review podcast hosted by Hollywood critics, Les Roberts and Ann Elder. Each episode contains an in depth analysis of a chosen film. Les and Ann's Hollywood experience gives them the insight to discuss plot, script, casting, and whatever else you might want to know!

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"Man of Steel" EsCapes Us

Review Summary: Ann and Les did not understand this prequel to the classic super hero story. They thought the effects were bombastic, it lacked humor and had an altogether terrible storyline and script.

Plot: In this retelling of Superman we learn about his childhood, and watch as he defends Earth against the Kryptonites. Runtime 143 minutes.

Director: Zack Snyder

Writer: David S. Goyer

Starring: Henry Cavill, Amy Adams and Michael Shannon

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