Khalik and Frank are joined my their buddy Chet to discuss the recent release of the new Power Rangers feature film. Listen in as they talk about their humble beginnings with the Power Rangers franchise, expectations leading up to the movie release, a complete breakdown of the entire movie, and their hopes and expectations for the potential sequel!
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This week, Alex and Khalik are joined by Brian as the permanent 3rd chair of the show! Listen as they discuss the latest of WWE, notable moments of wrestlers on film and TV, and their appreciation of Keanu Reeves!
This week, our geeks talk about the huge rumors about the DC Cinematic Universe, possiblities of John Diggle being a Green Lantern, a brief look into E3, George R.R. Martin killing off real people, The Ramones and so much more!
Son Of Batman is the latest animated movie to come out of the DC Comics Universe. It brings to life a recent fan-favorite story line from the Batman comics which revolves around Bruce Wayne discovering he has a son he never knew and dealing with what that means to his nocturnal activities. This was a movie I was really looking forward to as I was a big fan of the comics this is based on. Writer Grant Morrison reintroduced Batman’s son, Damian to a new audience in the comics (he was a created way back in the 80’s and was never heard from again until Morrison brought him back). Now with this movie, Damian has been introduced to a whole new audience of Batman movie fans.
We meet this son of Batman as he is being trained by his mother , Talia and his grandfather, Ra’s Al Ghul to fight alongside the infamous League Of Assasins (Al Ghul’s private ninja army). Yes, Batman slept with the enemy. In this case, literally and without any Bat-Protection. Ra’s Al Ghul and Talia are both villains with a long history of antagonizing the Batman in the DC Comics Universe. Eventually, Damian is supposed to become the leader of the League. He has been groomed and trained to fight by the best assasins and fighters in the world since he was a toddler. Damian’s also a bit of a spoiled ninja brat. Soon, plans go very awry for Damian and his ninja family and Talia decides to finally introduce Batman to his son. Talia entrusts Damian to Bruce to raise as his own. Of course, Damian isn’t the kind of kid who listens to orders very well and at first, Batman clashes with Damian (Damian also clashes with everyone else including Alfred and Dick Grayson/Nightwing) on how to deal with the criminal element of Gotham City. Damian was raised as a killer and inherited everything he could ever want in his world. Bruce was raised as an orphan and lost everything he could ever want in his world, his parents, and was brought up by his family’s butler and confidante, Alfred with a moral center and outlook on life that Damian never had. Bruce must deal with a kid he never knew he had while trying to keep his city safe. It makes for a good story. A fun story.
Even though Son Of Batman has a few problems, it is still a fun movie. The animation is solid and the voice cast does some great work. I liked the story a lot once I got over the differences from the comic books that the movie was based on. I was too used to what I had read the first time I watched Son Of Batman. Those comics that Grant Morrison wrote redefined who Batman and Robin were for readers and those are some pretty big boots to fill. The makers of Son Of Batman did a very good job of translating that work to the small screen. My main problem with the movie is how anime it looks. I am still hung up on the older style of animation when it comes to the DC Universe animated movies, but I got over it with Son Of Batman once the story got really moving. The action here is nonstop. There’s a fight scene almost every 5 minutes it seems. The cast of characters also help keep the story moving. Son Of Batman is also very well written. Damian’s interactions with the Bat-Family are very funny. He is written like the spoiled brat he was in the comics which is something that fans and readers will definitely appreciate. I smiled a few times as I watched this. This one is worth the watch. Recommended.
Oh no! The year is almost over! This week our geeks discuss their favorites of 2013. In this episode they hit on their top 3 favorite movies, television shows and part of our favorite video games. But that’s not all, stay tuned for next when we finish our favorites of 2013!
A few months ago when I heard they were working on another movie based on a book called Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion, that is centered during the zombie apocalypse. Okay, sure I’m in. Then I hear it’s a comedy. Hmm. Interesting, it could be like Shaun of the Dead, that movie is hilarious! Then, I was told it’s a love story about a zombie that falls in love with a living human woman. OH NO! Not another Twilight.
Today, I see the trailer for what I believed to be the death of all zombie movies. After watching it all I can say is… I’M IN! It looks really interesting. Hearing a zombies inner monologue and what seems to be conversations and other types of interactions between each other, is always something I was interested in watching. It’s a very different take on the zombie apocalypse
Warm Bodies starring Teresa Palmer (I Am Number Four), Nicholas Hoult (X-Men: First Class) , Dave Franco (21 Jump Street), John Malkovich (Being John Malkovich) and Rob Corddry (Hot Tub Time Machine) opens in theaters February 1, 2013.
Bruce Willis is back again as John McClane in the latest installment of the Die Hard franchise.
Iconoclastic, take-no-prisoners cop John McClane, for the first time, finds himself on foreign soil after traveling to Moscow to help his wayward son Jack–unaware that Jack is really a highly-trained CIA operative out to stop a nuclear weapons heist. With the Russian underworld in pursuit, and battling a countdown to war, the two McClanes discover that their opposing methods make them unstoppable heroes.
A Good Day To Die Hard stars Bruce Willis, Jai Courtney (Spartacus: Vengence), Cole Hauser (Tears of the Sun), Amaury Nolasco (Max Payne) and Mary Elizabeth Winstead (Scott Pilgrim vs. The World). Hits theaters February 14, 2013!