The camp, kitsch history of Superman turns dark and heavy in Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel. Is it a roaring blockbuster or a veritable snooze fest?

Meanwhile, two lovable scamps from Monsters Inc — Mike (voice of Billy Crystal) and James (voice of John Goodman) — return in Pixar Studios’ first prequel, Monsters University. Is it a chunk of cinematic gold from the beloved production company or a wasted opportunity?

Parallax Podcast critics Luke Buckmaster and Richard Haridy review these two cinema releases, then move onto a speedy discussion of highlights from this year’s Sydney Film Festival and turn their focus to a new DVD release: Steven Soderbergh’s Side Effects, starring Jude Law and Rooney Mara. Finally, Zak “I vant to sark your blood” Hepburn joins then to talk about a weird cult film from his extensive collection.

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