Going Through The DCAU Part Eleven

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After a long, unnecessary delay called “Tom’s vacation,” Tom and Jimmy are back with more DCAU chat.

This week, we cover Batman meeting an evil ninja, an evil guy giving diseases to stray dogs and cats, and an evil psychiatrist.

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Going Through The DCAU: Batman’s Origin

3504858-6186538201-tumblTom is on vacation this week, so we are taking a break from our DC Animated Universe rewatch.

If you’ve been following along on our rewatch (and really, why wouldn’t you be?) you’ve noticed that one of the things I constantly bring up is the lack of origin story appearing in Batman: The Animated Series.  According to the writer’s bible for the show, this was intentional.

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Going Through The DCAU Part Nine

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After a week off, Tom and Jimmy’s rewatch of the DCAU continues.

This week, we’re covering the Batman The Animated Series episodes “Dreams In Darkness,” “Eternal Youth,” and “Perchance to Dream”.

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Sequels Better Than The Originals

 

avengers-age-of-ultron-massive-poster-finalAge of Ultron came out last week.  Like many geeks and fans of the Marvel movies, I saw it that weekend.

And, to be completely spoiler free, I was also a little disappointed.  I won’t really go into why here.  The problem for many sequels, and Age of Ultron was no exception, is that its hard to meet expectations.  The Matrix sequels were highly anticipated, and were a major letdown.  Big budget action sequels often do stuff like go back to what came before and seemed to work, and then doing more and more of that.  Meanwhile, the novelty has somewhat worn off.  Take, as an example, the big fight in the middle of Anchorman:  The Legend of Ron Burgundy.  No one really saw it coming, and it was full of amusing cameos from recognizable actors.  Naturally, when the sequel was made (a movie I mostly enjoyed, truth be told), the fight was expanded and made even crazier, as befits a sequel.  Was it better?  Not really.

But every so often, a movie comes out that is a sequel that is just plain better than the original.  It doesn’t happen often, but below the cut are some of my picks for sequels better than the originals.

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Time For Some Gratuitous Violence And Course Language

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After the break, check out this awesome supercut celebrating some of the best action movie pre-mortem one liners.  As per the title, be aware of NSFW language and violence.

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Gabbing Geek 29: South By Batsoup

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Gabbing Geek 29: South By Batsoup!

The latest episode of Gabbing Geek is so fresh you’ll want to slap it!  Check it out now over at iTunes or wherever you get your podcasting goodness, or check out the web version to listen right now!  More details after the break.

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Awesome Evolution Of Batman Films Art Series

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Jeff Victor is a talented artist who recently released an art series chronicling the evolution of the Batman films. Be sure to follow the link to get Jeff’s comments on each iteration of the series, and you can see them combined into poster form after the break.

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Bad Performances in Good Superhero Movies

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On Tuesday, we talked about actors who gave a strong performance in a stinker of a superhero flick.  While it is always a shame to waste a strong performance in a turd of a film, isn’t is a greater sin to crap on the rug in an otherwise fine superhero motion picture?  Let’s take a look at some people who need to call the carpet cleaners, because they did just that!

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Stop Working And Watch This Cinematic Evolution Of Batman Video Right Now! Seriously, Just Do It!

Does Your Favorite Superhero Movie Pass The Bechdel Test?

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With Superhero movies becoming more and more popular and prevalent these days, it’s time to discuss the gender balance (or lack there of) we tend to see in such movies. We are familiar with the popularity of Batman, Superman, Spider-man, Ironman, Aquaman(? – if only to Watson), etc. But where do the female superheros fit in this male dominated franchise? With kick-ass characters like Wonder Woman, Supergirl, Blackwidow, and more…how have we failed to properly tip the scales so that movie goers are seeing equal representation on screen?

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