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So, after giving it a lot of thought, I have decided to jump into the world of video blogging. The video blogs will not be straight up reviews.  Instead they will be more analysis.  I will be using them to explore things going on in the industry of film, as well as look at popular film series and explore them. The first video for the Tripping Through Gateways blog turned into a… Read More

When it comes to the movies?  DC has been struggling to  keep up with Marvel.  Part of this is really that DC did not lay out a plan from the start. While Marvel Released films with an aim toward the Avengers, DC was trying to figure out where to start.  The Nolan Batman films were a critical success, but also very much their own universe.  When they made Green Lantern, most attempts… Read More

Everybody knows Batman.  And most people know who Bob Kane is.  He is the creator of Batman.  Every Batman comic book tells you this.  Right there in print.  “Batman Created by Bob Kane”.  Bob vehemently defended this idea that Batman was his creation and only his.  But why?  Why would he need to defend this notion? The documentary Batman and Bill tells you exactly why.  In the comic book world, it was… Read More

Warner Brothers is pinning a lot of hopes on Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn.  They have already started talk of her next film.  If it happens, they better bring along Poison Ivy. Harley  Quinn was created by Paul Dini for Batman the Animated Series.  She was a part of Jokers gang and soon filled the role of “Joker’s Girlfriend”.  Her history was that she was a psychologist who fell in love with her… Read More

No, really.  Smith recently commented on Batman v Superman.  He had the following to say: “The movie I felt like didn’t really have a heart. It was certainly f—–’ humorless, there was nothing funny going on in that world whatsoever.” And you know what?  He is right.* I get what Zack Snyder and Christopher Nolan were trying to do.  They were trying to make this major hard edged epic film.  They were trying… Read More

Preface: This is a review I wrote two years ago.  I have, however, edited it a bit. And lo, there was much controversy and arguing. So it was I saw finally got around to seeing the tale Man of Steel.  Zak Snyder, David Goyer and Christopher’s grimmer take on the Superman mythos. In a lot of ways, this is a response to the toughly reviewed Superman Returns. One of the cries was… Read More