Want to know how to make a standing LEGO Batman Movie cake? Why are some people freaking out about Wonder Woman not having armpit hair in the latest movie trailer? How would Gal Gadot pitch Wonder Woman to skeptical boys? Will Deadpool 3 be an X-Force movie? How many times did Jay Baruchel watch Batman v Superman last year? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »
Is Armie Hammer hinting at potentially playing Green Lantern in the DCEU? What would David Harbour look like as Cable? How much did Logan make in its opening weekend? Should Spider-Man get his own LEGO movie? Why did Hugh Jackman almost quit playing Wolverine after X-Men Origins? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »
Posted on Monday, February 27th, 2017 by Jacob Hall
The deranged beauty of The LEGO Movie was that it could be anything it wanted to be, existing in a universe where the only borders were the limits of a child’s imagination. Rather than feel like a commercial, it felt like a tribute to the limitless possibilities of playtime – it was unafraid to jumble genres, blending action and comedy and on-point satire into a mixture that had absolutely no right to work. But it did.
So when the director of The LEGO Batman Movie says that The LEGO Movie Sequel will be a musical and a “space action movie,” all you really can do is nod and think “Sure, okay.”
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The LEGO Batman Movie is in theaters right now, and if you haven’t taken the time to experience the exquisite joy that comes from watching this great piece of Dark Knight cinema, you should fix that immediately. As our own Jacob Hall pointed out, the movie is basically a road map for being a better fan, not just of Batman, but of anything. Furthermore, it’s a movie that has a lot of fun, including plenty of references and jokes made at the expense of the rest of the Batman movies and TV shows.
Along with referencing all the Batman that came before it, The LEGO Batman Movie also lets Batman do something that he’s never really done on the big screen before. In the end credits sequence of the movie, LEGO Batman and his crew of new friends and familiar villains participate in what is basically a big poppy music video, complete with Will Arnett delivering a Batman rap. Warner Bros. has officially released the LEGO Batman Movie end credits scene online for you and your kids to watch over and over again until you get sick of that song. Read More »
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Posted on Tuesday, February 14th, 2017 by David Chen
David, Devindra and Jeff discuss the inspiring short film The White Helmets, the surprisingly good Riverdale, the disappointing Santa Clarita Diet, and the visually spectacular Legion. Be sure to see Louis CK on dancing as a profession, and David’s thoughts on Six Feet Under’s ending.
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Posted on Tuesday, February 14th, 2017 by Jacob Hall
It’s hard to dislike any movie that features a Gymkata joke inside a Gremlins joke inside a The Twilight Zone joke, so yes, The LEGO Batman Movie is perfectly delightful. When a film’s biggest flaw is that there are so many jokes that you can’t keep up with them and start to feel overwhelmed by the number of Easter eggs and references flying by you (and sometimes right over your head), something has been done right. This film is an anarchic joy and a worthy successor to the subversive The LEGO Movie, the rare blockbuster that chomped down the hand that feeds it with gleeful abandon.
But here’s the thing: The LEGO Batman Movie is actually a damn good Batman movie. More than that, it’s a movie that’s all about how to be a better fan. And not just a fan of Gotham City’s homegrown billionaire vigilante – this movie is a guidebook for how to properly appreciate the characters and stories you love.
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