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

Screen Time: 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 Screen Time: Swamp Thing

Talking Movies: The Suicide Squad

Released: 30 July 2021Director: James GunnDistributor: Warner Bros. PicturesBudget: $34 millionStars: Idris Elba, Margot Robbie, John Cena, Sylvester Stallone/Steve Agee, David Dastmalchian, Daniela Melchior, Joel Kinnaman, Peter Capaldi, and Viola Davis The Plot:After Colonel Rick Flag (Kinnaman) and Doctor Harleen Quinzel/Harley Quinn (Robbie) are captured and presumed killed during a mission into the war-torn nation … Continue reading Talking Movies: The Suicide Squad

Talking Movies: Zack Snyder’s Justice League

Released: 18 March 2021Director: Zack SnyderDistributor: HBO Max/Warner Bros. Home EntertainmentBudget: $70 million (on top of the original $300 million production costs)Stars: Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Ray Fisher, Jason Momoa, Ezra Miller, Ciarán Hinds, Amy Adams, and Henry Cavill The Plot:Following the death of Clark Kent/Superman (Cavill), Bruce Wayne/Batman (Affleck) scrambles to bring together a … Continue reading Talking Movies: Zack Snyder’s Justice League

Talking Movies: Joker

Released: 4 October 2017 (Hey, that’s my birthday!)Director: Todd PhillipsDistributor: Warner Bros. PicturesBudget: $55 to 70 millionStars: Joaquin Phoenix, Frances Conroy, Zazie Beetz, Brett Cullen, and Robert De Niro The Plot:In 1981, party clown Arthur Fleck (Phoenix) suffers from a medical disorder that causes him to laugh at inappropriate times and lives with his mother, … Continue reading Talking Movies: Joker

Screen Time [Robin Month]: Titans (Season One)

In April of 1940, about a year after the debut of arguably their most popular character, Bruce Wayne/Batman, DC Comics debuted “the sensational find of [that year]”, Dick Grayson/Robin. Since then, Batman’s pixie-boots-wearing partner has changed outfits and a number of different characters have assumed the mantle as the Dynamic Duo of Batman and Robin … Continue reading Screen Time [Robin Month]: Titans (Season One)

Back Issues: Ranking Robins

Call me crazy, but I have a real fondness for the character of Robin. It really irks me when people (especially movie directors) rag on Batman’s colourful sidekick; debuting in 1940, about a year after Batman’s momentous first appearance, Robin has been an essential staple of Batman’s world for over eighty years so to suggest … Continue reading Back Issues: Ranking Robins

10 FTW: Super-Suits

With over eighty years of continuous publication behind him, it’s no surprise that, over the many years and through numerous alternate realities and reality-shattering Crises, Superman has gone through more than a few wardrobe changes. Initially debuting in what amounted to a traditional strongman costume, Superman soon adopted the iconic “S” shield to uphold his … Continue reading 10 FTW: Super-Suits

Game Corner: Lego DC Super-Villains (Xbox One)

Released: October 2018Developer: Traveller’s TalesAlso Available For: PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and PC The Background:You’ve heard of Lego, right? Those little Danish plastic blocks that you can slot together to build all kinds of shit and make you wish you were dead when you step on them? Well, some time ago (around 2014), they started … Continue reading Game Corner: Lego DC Super-Villains (Xbox One)