The Rise Of Cinematic Universes

I'm sure it is only a matter of time...
I’m sure it is only a matter of time…

Recently, it was announced that a new Scooby Doo movie would launch a Hanna-Barbera cinematic universe.  We also know that the Men in Black/21 Jump Street movie is supposed to actually happen.

Basically, that means that anything can be a cinematic universe these days.  While sitting around the Gabbing Geek Editorial Office, I came up with a few of my own.  See them after the cut.  Hollywood, feel free to use these for a small piece of the gross.  Not the net.  I won’t be screwed over that way.

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Going Through The DCAU Part Sixteen

Remember when this came out once a week or so?

And we’re back with those wacky cartoon enthusiasts Tom and Jimmy for more of this feature.

This week, they’re covering the Batman the Animated Series episodes “The Man Who Killed Batman,” “Mudslide,” and “Paging the Crime Doctor”.

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Alan Rickman Launches Plot To Rob Heaven

 

“You think puny cancer could defeat me? Laughable.”
 
We here at Gabbing Geek went to great lengths to obtain the following transcript of Mr Rickman’s last meeting. Several Bothans and one curious groundskeeper’s cat died to bring us this material, so let their efforts not be in vain. Find out what was said after the break. 
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And We Wrap Up The Holiday Season With: DIE HARD!

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It’s only the greatest Christmas movie ever Jenny.  The sooner you face facts the sooner you can move on with your life.  After the cut, even Honest Trailers agrees…

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Tom Recommends: Predator

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According to Hollywood folklore, the movie Predator started off as something of a joke. The concept was that since Rocky Balboa had managed to win the Cold War, there wasn’t anyone left on Earth for him to fight in the ring, so it might be time to bring in someone from beyond the stars to spar with the Italian Stallion.

And you thought Pauly’s robot in Rocky IV was ridiculous.

Thank God they made a better movie out of the idea instead.

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Podcast Reaction: The “Is It A Classic?” Edition

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This week on the podcast, it was all about Back to the Future.  There were proposed sequels, even if Ryan’s did remind me of that Chrononauts thing Jimmy suggested I read.  Well worth the 8 bucks I paid for it, too.

There was the world’s worst geek trivia.

There were future predictions.

But all this talk over Back to the Future has me wondering…is it really a classic?

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Podcast Reaction: I (Don’t Really) Love The 80s Edition

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Let’s try not to read too much into Ronald Reagan sharing a drink with Cobra Commander in this image.

This week on the podcast, the guys and Jenny discussed the 80s.

Now, if I have a reputation around here, and I might, it may include how I am not much into nostalgia.  That was, like, my biggest barrier to really enjoying Ready Player One.  The big problem with nostalgia, I feel, is that it elevates stuff that maybe doesn’t deserve it.  I have no problem loving things from my childhood that hold up, but these things should be good in their own right, not good because I thought they were awesome when I was 8.

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