Joker is without a doubt the most daring movie to come out with DC Comics associated with a property. While Joker features no superheroes who can talk to fish, or a failed team up of superheroes that will drive a group of rabid fans to demand to see some director’s cut they think exists locked away in a vault hundreds of feet below the Warner Brothers studio lot, there is plenty of risk with associated with this property. It’s a mid-size budgeted comic book movie that features no action sequences, spiffy visual effects, or Bat signal, and is also carries an R rating. It comes from director Todd Phillips, whose biggest titles are The Hangover movies and Old School. And finally, it’s another incarnation of the Clown Prince of Crime, whose previous iterations include a couple that are heralded as some of the best ever villain characters on film. But against all odds, Joker defies expectations and is one of the most memorable comic book adaptations in recent memory, thanks to a powerhouse performance from Joaquin Phoenix and confident direction from Phillips.
In an effort to promote pre-ordering comics through your LCS (Local Comics Shop), I put together a post featuring 5 comics to that you should not overlook. Please remember September 30th is the last day to order books like MONEY SHOT #1 & TOMMY GUN WIZARDS #3, and are due for release in October.
2019 hasn’t been the strongest year for movies. There have been some fantastic movies to hit the big screen, but at the same time there have been several disappointments and forgettable flicks to come out. Not every year can be stellar, but luckily 2019 still have several months to make up for it. The back half of the year is stacked. Let’s take a look at 10 movies coming out in the next 4 months that everyone should be excited for. Read more
Suicide Squad is being released at a critical time. For Hollywood, summer has scorched movie studios with an inconceivable amount of dull, worthless movies that fall into the category of “financial flops.” And for Warner Brothers, because of below expectation numbers back in March for Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, the microscope on Suicide Squad has intensified immensely. After months of buildup thanks to a strong marketing campaign, David Ayer’s (End of Watch) movie centering around the “Worst Heroes Ever” is finally here. Suicide Squad has problems that keep it from being a memorable. But nonetheless, it’s a somewhat delightful oddball comic book movie, thanks to a cast full of great characters. Read more
While Warner Brothers’ DC Comics live-action movie slate has caused division amongst critics and fans thus far, their direct-to-video original animated movies have been universally appealing for the most part. But with Batman: The Killing Joke, one of the most influential stories about the Joker, comes high expectations. Did directors (and Warner Brothers Animation veterans) Sam Liu and Bruce Timm deliver what fans of the Batman mythology were expecting? Yes, but not without consequence. Read more
The first two games in the hit Batman series, Arkham Asylum and Arkham City are getting remaster and updated for a June release on PlayStation 4 and Xbox1. Read more