In which a savior is born and dies for our sins
Batman Returns is my favorite Batman movie (I didn't say best, I said favorite, so leave your The Dark Knight comments outside before I call Krampus). In addition to it having a very enjoyable balance between dark character drama and campy fun, it is also a delightful Christmas movie. Not only does it take place during the pagan-turned-Christian holiday, it features the birth of a savior.Read More
Penguin's never had a father figure on Gotham before, although he does have an unforgettable mother (played by Carol Kane). We'll now finally discover who the Penguin's dad is -- and it turns out it's the same guy we've already seen play Penguin's dad before, because Paul Reubens will be playing the part again, just as he did in Batman Returns. You might know Paul Reubens a little better as Pee Wee Herman.Read More
Antagonists, beasties, and an irrational fear of French horns.
Like with heroic themes, a good villain theme reflects the complexity or simplicity of the character, entity, or event. It's probably a little bit of a misnomer to refer to them as "villain" themes, but that is the term I feel lends more symmetry to the "heroes and villains" dichotomy, so I will divide up villainous themes into Individual Antagonists, Beasties, and Events as Antagonist. But first, a little background.Read More
Catwoman #39 was released yesterday and confirmed what many fans have guessed over the years about everyone’s favorite cat burglar.Read More
Say goodbye to this face.
Let's keep things in perspective here: sure, Black Adder is going the way of Battlestar Galactica and leaving Netflix Streaming, but that's way better than losing most of the BBC catalog, right? We'll meet again, Rowan Atkinson. We'll meet again.Read More