Director Zack Snyder teamed up with Christopher Nolan to reboot another comic book property. As you’ll read, I’ve never been a big fan of the son of Krypton but I loved what Nolan did with Batman (the first two anyways), so I was hopeful. For this quibble, I brought in the biggest comic book nerd I know, Adam Rosko, to discuss Superman’s latest cinematic treatment. Rosko is also the Artistic Director of Atomic Arts where they’re preparing their final run of Trek in the Park. I have no scruples plugging the show because it’s worth driving to Portland to see. I know because I did. Please do check it out. Now back to Supes (SPOILERS): Continue reading
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Tagged batman begins, christopher nolan, dc comics, die hard, furious 6, henry cavill, iron man three, Man of Steel, marvel comics, Michael Shannon, Movies, review, star trek into darkness, Star Wars, summer blockbuster, Superman, superman 2, superman returns, the amazing spider-man, the avengers, the dark knight, the dark knight rises, the incredible hulk, the matrix reloaded, transformers, twilight, watchmen, wolverine, Zack Snyder
Since 1989, the “B” in blockbuster stands for Batman. There have been total misses in terms of the completed films, but there are wonderful moments that stick with you forever: moments you reenact at parties, use as code in conversation with friends, quote when you play Batman with little kids. Batman is in each and every one of us movie lovers. Let’s look back on some of Batman’s best moments. Continue reading
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Tagged Adam West, Alfred, batman, Batman & Robin, batman begins, Batman: The Animated Series, Batman: The Mask of the Phantasm, Batman: The Movie, Heath Ledger, Jack Nicholson, Joel Schumacher, Joker, the dark knight, tim burton
Actors have been taking shots at Bat characters for nearly fifty years now, longer if you count the serials. Below is the list of the ten greatest cast actors and the characters they played.
“OMG, Heath Ledger so better be number one or I’m going to lay a smack down.” – The Internet
Heath Ledger isn’t on this list. Frankly, I’m tired of talking about how great he was as the Joker. We all know and we all agree, it’s inspired. He won the Oscar. Continue reading
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Tagged batman, batman begins, best casting, Billy Dee Williams, Burgess Meredith, Christian Bale, Cillian Murphy, Frank Gorshin, gary oldman, Heath Ledger, Jack Nicholson, Joker, Kevin Conroy, Michael Caine, Michael Keaton, Michelle Pfeiffer, the dark knight, Two-Face
Alfred Pennyworth: …some men aren’t looking for anything logical, like money. They can’t be bought, bullied, reasoned or negotiated with. Some men just want to watch the world burn.
Posted in Top 20 of the Decade
Tagged Aaron Eckhart, batman, batman begins, Christian Bale, christopher nolan, Dark Knight, Eric Roberts, gary oldman, Heath Ledger, Joker, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman
Batman: Do I look like a Cop?!
Joker: I think you and I are destined to do this forever
We are gathered here today to recognize the 10th anniversary of Bryan Singer’s X-Men. It was this very month that the comic book genre was kick-started, ushering in a decade overflowing with billions of dollars worth of attention paid to one of the toughest crowds ever in the history of entertainment: the nerd. Continue reading
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