Cimarron (1931)

Apparently in the early years of the Oscars, the only films worthy of winning the "Best Picture" award were historical dramas.  Two of the first three "Best Picture" winners were set in World War I.  With Cimarron, the fourth winner of that coveted trophy, we head even further back in time, to 1889 and the settling … Continue reading Cimarron (1931)


DC Superhero Girls – Exactly What DC Needs

Have you heard about DC's in-brand, DC Superhero Girls? Chances are you've come across them in one form or another. They have comics, an extensive toy collection, games, even a YouTube series.  It's a line DC launched in 2015 as a means of reaching out to younger girls, ages 5-12 - a focus group long … Continue reading DC Superhero Girls – Exactly What DC Needs

Inaugural Post! (a.k.a. Black Canary Fangirling)

Welcome to the inaugural post on Hippo Planet, my brand-new blog! If you're familiar with my former blogging outpost, Holy Comics, Batman!, you know that I have a massive slight girl-crush on Black Canary. She's one of my favorite female superheroes, and may even outrank Wonder Woman on my list.  I've praised her kick-ass attitude … Continue reading Inaugural Post! (a.k.a. Black Canary Fangirling)