Happy Batman Day!

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For some reason today we celebrate the awesomeness of the Dark Knight.  I’m not sure why, but I’m not complaining.  So put on your Batman shirts and your Detective Comics underoos and read a comic, watch a TV show or movie or do the Batusi, anything to show your love for DC’s iconic character.

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The REAL Origin of the Joker!

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There are a lot of versions of the Joker origin story.  The film The Dark Knight even offers a couple.  But we think the internet has FINALLY solved the mystery!

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Gabbing Geek 29: South By Batsoup

Gabbing Geek 29: South By Batsoup!
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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James Gunn: Defender of the Geeks

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Oscar season has come and gone, but Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn had some words for the artistes who used the biggest night in show business to bash geek properties.
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Stop Working And Watch This Cinematic Evolution Of Batman Video Right Now! Seriously, Just Do It!

All Time Geek Oscar Nominees and WINNERS!

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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!

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The Best and Worst Performances in a Superhero Movie By Oscar Winning Actors

Spared from the bottom five solely because of lowered expectations?
Spared from the bottom five solely because of lowered expectations?

It’s Oscar season, and we are looking for a Gabbing Geek way to cover Hollywood’s biggest night, so today we take a look at the best and worst performances by an Oscar Winning performer while playing a character in a comic book superhero film.  Some of them were future winners when they donned the tights, others already had the Oscars on the shelf.

We are leaving out movies like Teen Age Mutant Ninja Turtles and other non-superhero comic films, so you gotta be a superhero property to be eligible here! So who is the best and who is the worst (and a bonus for comic completionists, the full list of every Oscar winning performer to play in the genre!)?  Let’s read on, shall we?

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No, Joker. You’re Playing The Wrong Game. The Old Game. Tonight We’re Playing Corporate Synergy.

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I better get the mop because Watson’s head is about to explode. Take his favorite upcoming super hero movie (ok, second favorite, sorry Aquaman) and mash it with his favorite all time movie (The Dark Knight) and we get a rumored Batffleck cameo in Suicide Squad to set up an as yet announced Batman vs. Joker film.

I love that Batsoup and this potential film are taking cues from the exceptional Batman: The Dark Knight Returns graphic novels, but I do wonder about shooting themselves in the foot down the road with this aged and weary Batman.