Talking Movies [Christmas Countdown]: Batman Returns

Released: 16 June 1992Director: Tim BurtonDistributor: Warner Bros. PicturesBudget: $65 to 80 millionStars: Michael Keaton, Danny DeVito, Michelle Pfeiffer, Christopher Walken, and Michael Gough The Plot:Gotham City’s preparations for Christmas are interrupted by the emergence of Oswald Cobblepot/The Penguin (DeVito), a deformed former circus performer who quickly wins the hearts of the city and is … Continue reading Talking Movies [Christmas Countdown]: Batman Returns

Back Issues [Justice League Day]: The Brave and the Bold #28

To celebrate the release of Justice League (Snyder/Whedon, 2017), DC Comics named November 18 “Justice League Day”. Sadly, this clashes with another pop culture holiday but, setting aside all the drama surrounding that movie, this still provides a perfect excuse to dedication some time to talking about DC’s premier superhero team, which set the standard … Continue reading Back Issues [Justice League Day]: The Brave and the Bold #28

Talking Movies: Wonder Woman 1984

Released: 16 December 2020Director: Patty JenkinsDistributor: Warner Bros. PicturesBudget: $200 millionStars: Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Kristen Wiig, Pedro Pascal, and Connie Nielsen The Plot:Decades after losing her former love, Steve Trevor (Pine), during the First World War, Princess Diana of Themyscira (Gadot) works at the Smithsonian Institution while covertly helping others in her guise as … Continue reading Talking Movies: Wonder Woman 1984

Talking Movies: Wonder Woman

Released: 15 May 2017Director: Patty JenkinsDistributor: Warner Bros. PicturesBudget: $120 to 150 millionStars: Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Danny Huston, Elena Anaya, Connie Nielsen, Lucy Davis, and David Thewlis The Plot:Before taking the mantle of Wonder Woman, Princess Diana of Themyscira (Gadot) was an Amazonian warrior raised in seclusion on an island paradise. However, when American … Continue reading Talking Movies: Wonder Woman

What’s on the Box?: Swamp Thing

Air Date: 31 May 2019 to 2 August 2019UK Distributor: NetflixOriginal Network: DC UniverseStars: Derek Mears, Crystal Reed, Andy Bean, Will Patton, Virginia Madsen, Kevin Durand, Maria Sten, and Jeryl Prescott The Background:Although the monstrous swamp creature known as Swamp Thing first appeared in July 1971, the character is best known for his Alec Holland … Continue reading What’s on the Box?: Swamp Thing

Talking Movies [Multiverse Madness]: Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths

In September 1961, DC Comics published a little story called “Flash of Two Worlds” (Fox, et al), a landmark story that featured in The Flash #123 and brought together two generations of the Flash: the Golden Age Jay Garrick and the Silver Age Barry Allen. In the process, DC Comics created the concept of the … Continue reading Talking Movies [Multiverse Madness]: Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths

Talking Movies [Batman Day]: Batman (1989)

In the decades since his first dramatic appearance in the pages of Detective Comics, Bruce Wayne/Batman has become a mainstream, worldwide, pop culture icon. The brainchild of writer Bob Kane, Batman was brought to life by artist Bill Finger and has been a popular staple of DC Comics and countless movies, videogames, and cartoons over … Continue reading Talking Movies [Batman Day]: Batman (1989)

Back Issues [Multiverse Madness]: Superman vs. The Amazing Spider-Man

In September 1961, DC Comics published a little story called “Flash of Two Worlds” (Fox, et al), a landmark story that featured in The Flash #123 and brought together two generations of the Flash: the Golden Age Jay Garrick and the Silver Age Barry Allen. In the process, DC Comics created the concept of the … Continue reading Back Issues [Multiverse Madness]: Superman vs. The Amazing Spider-Man

Talking Movies: Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker: The Original, Uncut Version

Released: 23 April 2002Originally Released: 31 October 2000Director: Curt GedaDistributor: Warner Home VideoBudget: UnknownStars: Will Friedle, Mark Hamill, Kevin Conroy, Angie Harmon, and Dean Stockwell The Plot:When the Joker (Hamill) suddenly returns from his apparent death and begins terrorising Neo-Gotham, Terry McGinnis/Batman (Friedle) is forced to go against the advice of his mentor, Bruce Wayne … Continue reading Talking Movies: Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker: The Original, Uncut Version

Talking Movies [Multiverse Madness]: Superman: Red Son

In September 1961, DC Comics published a little story called “Flash of Two Worlds” (Fox, et al), a landmark story that featured in The Flash #123 and brought together two generations of the Flash: the Golden Age Jay Garrick and the Silver Age Barry Allen. In the process, DC Comics created the concept of the … Continue reading Talking Movies [Multiverse Madness]: Superman: Red Son