What’s on the Box? [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 What’s on the Box? [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 2018 Developer: Traveller’s Tales Also 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 … Continue reading Game Corner: Lego DC Super-Villains (Xbox One)

10 FTW: Batsuits

So, disappointingly, Ben Affleck is officially, 100% out as Batman. Despite my reservations about him being cast in the role, he delivered a really impressive performance as a tortured, grizzled Bruce Wayne who was driven to extremes after two decades of fighting an unwinnable war against crime in Gotham City. However, due to a multitude … Continue reading 10 FTW: Batsuits

Talking Movies: Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)

Released: February 2020Director: Cathy YanDistributor: Warner Bros. PicturesBudget: $82 to 100 millionStars: Margot Robbie, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Rosie Perez, Chris Messina, and Ewan McGregor The Plot: After separating from the Joker (Jared Leto), Harley Quinn (Robbie) struggles to carve her own legacy in Gotham City. When she incurs the wrath of the sadistic … Continue reading Talking Movies: Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)

10 FTW: Movies of 2019

As always, I made quite a few trips to the cinema this year; I saw sixteen movies in the end and, for the first time I can remember, actually had a couple of trips that resulted in less than enjoyable experiences thanks to disappointments like Glass (Shyamalan, 2019), Rambo: Last Blood (Grunberg, 2019), and Terminator: … Continue reading 10 FTW: Movies of 2019

Talking Movies: Shazam!

Released: April 2019Director: David F. SandbergDistributor: Warner BrothersBudget: $80 to 100 millionStars: Zachary Levi, Mark Strong, Asher Angel, and Jack Dylan Grazer Plot:Bill Batson (Angel), an abandoned boy searching for his missing mother, is suddenly bestowed with magical superpowers, transforming him into an adult superhero (Levi) with the mindset of a teenager. When Dr. Thaddeus … Continue reading Talking Movies: Shazam!

Talking Movies: Aquaman

Released: December 2018 Director: James Wan Distributor: Warner Brothers Budget: Approximately $160 to $200 million Stars: Jason Momoa, Amber Heard, Patrick Wilson, and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II Plot: Fresh off his efforts in saving the world from Steppenwolf (Ciarán Hinds) in Justice League (Snyder, 2017), Arthur Curry/Aquaman (Momoa) finds himself called back to Atlantis when his … Continue reading Talking Movies: Aquaman