Showing posts from December, 2017

Twas the Dark Knight before Christmas! Batman Returns

Y'know, when people often mention what are their favorite Christmas movies, the usual cherry-picked titles such as A Christmas Story, Gremlins, Home Alone (Overrated shit and I never cared for that rat faced brat Colon" McCauley. Bah humbug!) or to liven things up, Die Hard! 

Me being the contrarian bastid that I am, forgo all these films in favor of my personal pick and that is 1992's Batman Returns!
The sequel to 1989's  box office phenomenon Batman (once again,  directed by Tim Burton ) adds not one, but three main villains (That's if you count Max Schreck-played brilliantly by Christopher Walken!) whose intentions are far less than noble.

The film's narrative reeled me in the minute upon watching the prologue which somewhat details the Penguin's origin followed by a great opening title sequence.
Said prologue offers credence of the main antagonist's motivation of revenge via terrorism, acumen and most of all, deception. During the Holiday season, …

1987: The Year of Pop Culture (The Best of the rest!)

In this final installment, the gang mentions their favorite Comics, Videogames,etc that debuted 30 years ago!It's time to go retro once again! Merry Christmas!

Clashcast 1987: The Year of Pop Culture. TV Party

The Gang of Four is back for yet another retro roundtable discussion as they list their most memorable Television programs from 30 years ago.

The Punisher Review

"He ain’t got a fucking cape. He ain’t got any superpowers. He’s a fucking tortured, angry father and husband who’s living in this unbelievable world of darkness and loss and torment."-Jon Bernthal

Its been over years since there was a good Marvel based Netflix series. (Daredevil: season 2) And after wading through disappointing entries like Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Iron Fist and to a lesser extent, The Defenders, I’ve been getting a case of TV Superhero fatigue. Well, as if Netflix wasn't done with me yet, here comes yet another "Marvflix" show! Hot off the heels from season two of Daredevil, The Punisher starring Jon Bernthal, (The Walking Dead and the very short-lived Mob City) is based on the once highly successful Marvel comic series where a soldier turned vigilante takes matters into his own hands via gunning down and administrating beatdowns to the most ruthless criminals.

Frank isn’t bulletproof like Luke Cage, doesn't have super strength like Jess…