‘Iron Man 3’ breaks the ‘threequel curse’

Iron Man is dead. Long live Iron Man. Sequels are often strange and difficult things to handle. Take, for instance, the “Iron Man” series. The first film was witty, fast-paced and certainly one of the high points of the Marvel film canon, but the sequel was a dull, humorless two-hour trailer for “The Avengers” that…

SpeakeasyENT: Our 2013 obsessions

Some people use the start of a new year as inspiration for change. It’s a time to get off the couch, break bad habits and start over fresh. It’s all super positive and motivating, really. Yeah, we don’t do that here. At Speakeasy, the beginning of a new year marks the birth of new obsessions.…