Superpowers! The word alone conjures up images of heroes stopping trains with their fists or shooting lasers from their eyes. But most desirable powers we can imagine don't require a costume, just a camera.
In this week's podcast, Jack O'Brien, Michael Swaim and Jason Pargin (aka David Wong) talk about the greatest unacknowledged superpowers in film. Hollywood is filled with characters that can montage their way into expertise, never be seen in anything less than perfect lighting and even end an argument just by dropping a sick burn.
Every movie protagonist has a list of powers that could make Spiderman weep. You can hear them all now if you throw on your headphones and click play above, go here to subscribe on iTunes or download it here.
It's pretty safe to say that after years of Sherlock Holmes adaptations and countless CBS crime procedurals, most people with a pretty steady diet of TV and movies think they're pretty good armchair psychologists.
We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be.
Believe it or not, Matthew McConaughey's thesis (from behind a bookshelf inside a black hole) that love is the most powerful force in the universe isn't the most scientifically accurate thing Hollywood has offered us lately.