Michaels Keaton’s Batman Returns (1992)

   Tonight we are enjoying an old favorite with a new spin. This time we are watching Batman Returns in a new light. Batman Begins as a classic Horror film. It isn’t a stretch. Apart from the child abandonment, the murder, the clowns… The CLOWNS, the sexual predatory politician, and so much more, it’s still a fun film. As an adult, yeah I was 22 when it came out, but as a 47 year old I can truly appreciate Michael Keaton’s portrayal of Bruce Wayne. That man crushes anything he’s in.

   Cinematic atrocities aside, both of the Tim Burton Batman films are my ideal balance the comic book world of the Caped Crusader with the theatrical world.  Adam West’s campy Batman had charm, Keaton’s was the pendulum swinging toward noir, then things went want too commercially silly. Bale was decent, with Batman Begins being my favorite of that trilogy. Now with Affleck taking over, well, who knows?

    If you want to know more about Batman Returns, check out » Batman Returns turns 25: 25 things you may not know about the classic comic-book movie

Jim Henson and the Ninja Turtles

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   I don’t have much to say about this photo, other than I was going through my, now, decades old  digital archives and ran across this awesome picture. Jim didn’t feel comfortable directing some of the action sequences for the first film, but he did it well and actually enjoyed the experience. He was a great guy who gave us so much. For that reason I felt like sharing this image. Now I feel like watching this one. Sounds like my Sunday movie is is now chosen.

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Rip Jagger’s Dojo: Godzilla’s Robot Buddy!

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   The 1993 flick Godzilla Vs. Mechagodzilla II, was pure Kaiju madness. I usually stick to the older G-Stuff but Mechagodzilla is one of my favorites. The redesign of MG from the 70’s version is dynamic. Check out the main article about this match-up on Rip’s blog.

The Last Unicorn (1982)

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   Today we are enjoying a Rankin|Bass production, The Last Unicorn. This is a movie that I have seen on a few occasions, but apparently I’ve never really paid attention to it. The classic cell animation style is a joy to behold, much of the music is provided by America, and the voice talent is perfect. At times there are a few cringe worthy moments, yet on the whole it’s a wonderful film. You can view it for yourself on Netflix.

Turtle Power (2014)

 pizza-gyoza  This is a wonderful documentary on the full history of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. It’s a great, and informative, watch. You can’t beat the rental price of $2.99 either. I was onboard the TMNT train back in 84, when I discovered the 2nd printing of issue number one at my favorite comic book shop, Comics & Comix, in Citrus Heights, California.

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