Batman and Robin Puts Batman Out Of Misery

Batman and Robin is the fourth film in the series but it’s also the film that finally kills the franchise by putting Batman out of his misery. “This is why Superman works alone,” Batman (George Clooney) tells Robin (Chris O’Donnell). With dialogue like this, you know we’re going to be in for a bumpy ride.  It’s so much of a bumpy ride that I’m not even going to really dive into the plot like in…

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Batman Forever Is Not Quite There

Batman Forever is quite the downgrade from the first two films in the franchise despite performances from Tommy Lee Jones and Jim Carrey. Michael Keaton likely saw the writing on the walls and made the best decision to leave the franchise.  Yeah, Batman Returns was a dark film but Batman is a dark character.  Where Batman Forever goes wrong is that the film returns to the campy tones of the television series.  This may have…

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Batman Returns: A Solid Sequel

Batman Returns doesn’t quite outdo its predecessor even though the film has perfect casting with Danny DeVito as the Penguin. Listen, if you’re going to use the Joker as your main villain in your first movie, you better have a good card hidden up your sleeve.  Thankfully, there are some other strong contenders in Batman’s (Michael Keaton) rogue gallery.  In this case, Batman Returns opts to use the Penguin (Danny DeVito) and anti-hero Selina Kyle…

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Batman Holds Up Beautifully After 30 Years

The theatrical release of Batman celebrates 30 years this year and holds up for being the product of its era with regards to cinematic entertainment. A brief prologue introduces us to the Wayne family before cutting to present day.  Gotham City mayor Borg (Lee Wallace) wants the city to be safer. This task falls upon both District Attorney Harvey Dent (Billy Dee Williams) and Police Commissioner Jim Gordon (Pat Hingle).  Unbeknownst to them, Gotham has…

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Batman Collection Now Available on 4K Ultra HD

The four Batman films released between 1989-1997 are now available on 4K Ultra HD in honor of the Dark Knight’s 80th anniversary. Created by Bob Kane and Bill Finger, the Dark Knight recently celebrated the 80th anniversary of his first appearance in Detective Comics.  Appropriately, four different titles are now available with remastered release in 4K UHD today.  The titles include 1989’s Batman and 1992’s Batman Returns, directed by Tim Burton, and 1995’s Batman Forever and 1997’s Batman & Robin,…

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Robert Pattinson to star in Matt Reeves’ The Batman

Actor Robert Pattinson is set to star as Bruce Wayne/Batman in Matt Reeves’ upcoming stand-alone film, The Batman, for Warner Bros. Pictures and DC Comics. Variety reported the news this evening.  There were rumors about Warner looking to replace Ben Affleck as far back as summer 2017.  Sure enough, Affleck would quit in late 2018 before breaking his silence earlier this year.  Nobody can blame him for doing so.  A lot of this really comes…

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Batman franchise getting 4K Release

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment and DC announced that the Batman franchise would be released on 4K Ultra HD to celebrate Batman’s 80th anniversary. Over the weekend, the DC Super Hero–created by Bob Kane and Bill Finger–celebrated the 80th anniversary of his first appearance in Detective Comics.  To celebrate, four different titles will be getting a remastered release in 4K UHD on June 4, 2019.  The titles include 1989’s Batman and 1992’s Batman Returns, directed by Tim Burton, and 1995’s Batman Forever and 1997’s Batman…

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Wizard World: Kevin Conroy talks Batman: The Animated Series

Actor Kevin Conroy, best known for his portrayal of Bruce Wayne/Batman in Batman: The Animated Series, spoke to Solzy at the Movies on Sunday.  Conroy’s booth was busy all weekend but the actor fulfilled all of the press interviews on Sunday morning at Wizard World Chicago and it was worth the wait. Thank you for joining Solzy at the Movies today.  How has Chicago been treating you this weekend? Kevin Conroy:  Everybody here is amazing. …

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Wizard World: Loren Lester talks Robin/Nightwing, The Orville

Actor Loren Lester took some time today to talk with Solzy at the Movies while he was in town to meet fans at Wizard World Chicago.  Lester is best known for portraying Dick Grayson/Robin/Nightwing in Batman: The Animated Series and the animated DC universe. Thanks for joining Solzy at the Movies today.  How are things treating you in Chicago? Loren Lester:  Fantastic.  This is one of the best conventions I’ve done.  People here are great.…

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Is Warner Bros. looking to replace Ben Affleck at Batman?

Does actor Ben Affleck have a future with regards the Batman franchise? With regards to his role in the DC Extended Universe, it’s really hard to say outside of his appearances in Justice League films or playing a role in the Superman movies. According to The Hollywood Reporter, his future seems to be in doubt. Yes, Warners’ film studio chief Toby Emmerich tells The Hollywood Reporter, “Ben is our Batman. We love him as Batman.…

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