‘Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders’

  Warner Brothers, you sneaky studio… When the world is more in a mood for a silly Dark Knight, we get the silliest of them all.  ‘Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders’ is the latest animated film from WB Animation, and it’s a homerun (for what it is). Reuniting Adam West and Burt Ward as […]

Batman: Noel

  So what happens when you take Batman and his mythology, and apply it to the timeless holiday story, ‘A Christmas Carol’?  The result is ‘Batman: Noel’, a well done hybrid of two very popular stories/characters. I’m going to assume somewhere down the line you’ve seen at least one version of A Christmas Carol so […]

Batman: Year One

  The latest animated feature from Warner Bros. Animation is a very faithful recreation of the classic comic, ‘Batman: Year One.’ (In the interest of full disclosure I’ll tell you that I’ve met the director of this film, Sam Liu, and talked briefly about the Batman.  Not on any kind of business thing, just one […]

Who’s Happy Right Now in Hollywood?

  It seems no one is happy in Hollywood right now. In this month’s GQ, Clint Eastwood and Leonardo Dicaprio sit down for an interview to promote their upcoming film, J. Edgar. During the interview, both men, who happen to be icons for each of their generations, lament on how difficult it is to greenlight […]

Inspirations – The Batman

  The Batman is well known to be my favorite fictional character.  Popular for 70 years and running, I’m going to assume you know the basics either through regular pop culture or the massive success of the Chris Nolan movies.  So the angle I’m taking here is to talk about my five favorite Batman stories […]

My Thoughts on the Oscars

  Hey, did, did someone correctly predict four out of five in the major categories?  (And I said I could see Penelope winning, scroll down.)  Maybe I should think about a career in the movie industry?  No, this year was fairly predictable if you’ve been following awards season.  Anyway, quick thoughts on the show in […]

Oscar Nominations – First Impressions

  In no particular order… I overlooked Viola Davis (Doubt) during the Golden Globes, so let me start by saying I’m glad that sister got nominated.  But I’m really, really happy for Taraji P. Henson.  She’s moving up quickly and she more than deserves the attention. I usually don’t cover documentaries in my predictions, but I […]