That’s how we remember Auh-nuld. See how he and other actors look when they recreate some of their most famous roles today!
This week the podcast came out a day early, but I got a new Kindle Fire and don’t know yet how to download the show before going to work to listen during my lunch break. And no, downloading at work isn’t an option. Because reasons. There are some, but I won’t go into them. Anyway, here’s the podcast reaction.
I don’t really have anything else to add to the discussion of The Martian. It’s a great book, and I gave a SPOILER-FREE review for it elsewhere. Like right here.
Instead, let’s talk about how to make a good villain.
As some of you hopefully know, Jimmy and I conduct weekly chats to cover Batman the Animated Series, and this week we had a mild disagreement. I won’t get into the whats and whys because, well, I want you to read that column too, and since it’s coming out later this week, why should I spoil it even a little bit?
The gist of the conversation was that Jimmy and I disagreed over the quality of one episode, with me enjoying it more than Jimmy did. Jimmy’s contention was that Batman should not have had as hard a time as he did with that particular villain. I didn’t mind so much. After throwing a few punches, which is hard considering we live in different countries, we calmed down and realized that the problem isn’t so much the episode being good or bad but that, for Jimmy, there was a violation of what Batman is for this episode, and I had less of a problem with that.
But man, Geeks sure can be possessive.
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.
I’ll admit, Shaft has been a guilty pleasure of mine and my friends for a long time. (Shut up Watson!) But only the original film. The two sequels, Shaft’s Big Score and Shaft In Africa are horrid. The Sam Jackson reboot was ok (do you remember Christian Bale was in that movie??) but only made around 100 million in 2000. But I am shocked that there are plans for a fifth Shaft feature film.
Monday, we kicked off Oscar week discussing who would get the Oscar nods if only geek movies were eligible for consideration. Well, what if we took that rule, and stretched it to ALL time? Who wins? Who gets snubbed? Read on, gentle jerkwads!
Yesterday, we noted that Maggie’s brother Jake passed on Rick Flag in Suicide Squad. Today, there are some less A-list actors rumored for the role and one of them is my DREAM choice!
Who is the greatest Batman ever? A popular choice is Christian Bale. Others say Michael Keaton was and always will be the Dark Knight. Old school geeks have an fondness for the great Adam West. NONE of these are the right answer. No. It’s not Kilmer or Clooney. Affleck is playing for second at best. The right answer is this guy. There never has been, nor ever will be, a better Batman than Kevin Conroy.
From Bat Anti-Shark Repellent Batman to Needing a Halls Mentho-Lyptus Batman, all iterations of Bruce Wayne’s psychosis….err….alter ego have displayed a certain degree of angst. Even Adam West’s Batman, which was essentially a children’s comedy show, was SUPER-Serious. So are we ready for a funny Batman (continuing the character introduced in the Lego Movie last year)? Rising star directors Miller and Lord think so!