Game Corner [Crossover Crisis]: Injustice: Gods Among Us (Xbox 360)

In April of 1985, the first issue of the ground-breaking, twelve issue Crisis on Infinite Earths (Wolfman, et al, 1986) was published. This event, which was easily the biggest in DC Comics at that point (and for many years), saw the destruction of the “Multiverse”, an infinite number of parallel worlds, and the awkward establishing … Continue reading Game Corner [Crossover Crisis]: Injustice: Gods Among Us (Xbox 360)

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

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

Game Corner: Injustice 2: Legendary Edition (Xbox One)

Given that Warner Brothers bought Midway back when they were forced to shut up shop, it should have been seen as inevitable that a videogame would be made that mashed together characters from the Mortal Kombat series with those of the DC Universe. Of course, Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe (Midway Games, 2008) was quite … Continue reading Game Corner: Injustice 2: Legendary Edition (Xbox One)

Talking Movies: Justice League

It’s no secret that DC Comics and Warner Bros. are a bit late to the superhero renaissance we are still experiencing thanks to the runaway success of the films put out each year by Marvel Studios. They lost a lot of ground with films like the dull Superman Returns (Singer, 2006) and Green Lantern (Campbell, … Continue reading Talking Movies: Justice League