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Sure, Zoe Kravitz is the New Catwoman

New casting news has arrived in the form of Zoe Kravitz as Catwoman in the upcoming Batman movie reboot. We’ve already got Robert Pattinson confirmed as Batman, and now Kravtiz as Catwoman!

Fine by me.

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I’ve seen Kravitz in a couple of things, but  mostly small roles, so I don’t have much of an opinion one way or another. I’m sure she’ll be great!

I think rumor was that Jonah Hill passed on playing the Penguin. Another rumor is that a bunch of villains will be in this film, which is a great way to do it. I’d really like to see this new series of films take a bigger picture approach to making Batman movies. We don’t need a bunch of one-off films that focus on a new villain being introduced and killed. Give us a world like the comics, where Batman exists and his Rogues Gallery exists and this is just another Batman adventure.

Obviously this new world can have its changes, and that’s fine. But we all know everything there is to know about Batman. We don’t need more artsy Batman movies. Give us some fun Batman movies. We all loved it when Ben Affleck was allowed to just cut loose and be Batman. So we don’t need an origin story. We don’t need a villain origin story. Batman: The Animated Series got by for years telling fun stories in an already prepared Batman universe. Let’s do that…but in movies.

Also, give us a Robin. Just have him be there. He doesn’t need an explicitly stated origin story either. We all know the story. But give Batman a cool sidekick. Is that too much to ask?

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It’s Monday, I’m on Vacation, Let’s Just Take It Easy

Let’s ease into our lives this morning with a bit of fun parody video. The fine folks at Honest Trailers have done up Spider-Man: Far From Home. It was a fine movie, and it’s out on DVD! So let’s all enjoy its fineness.

Ah, that’s some good, quality content. More than enough to sustain my need for entertainment on this fine Monday. But I’m off from work, got no responsibilities and I think I’ll go play some video games and relax. You all have a good day.

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6 Thoughts on Joker

I am 100% in favor of DC Comics and Warner Bros. breaking away from the Marvel Moviemaking Mold and going in their own direction. I’m all in favor of them doing stand alone, psychological movies or stand alone comedies or stand alone superhero movies. As long as they keep putting out good, solid movies, I’ll probably be happy. But considering that it’s DC and Warner Bros., there’s always the chance they’ll put out a movie I don’t like — which brings us to Joker.

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Movie Rating: 5/10 – Alright.

My movie reviews are 100% subjective. I’m not a film critic. I didn’t study film. I couldn’t tell you anything about cinematography and how it effects whatever. I watch movies to be entertained and enjoy a good story and performances. That’s how I judge movies, and it’s entirely on me. And with that in mind, Joker is not my kind of movie. It’s not what I’m looking for, it’s not something I enjoyed. I just didn’t like Joker, but I can recognize that it was a well-made film that successfully gets its message across.

Join me after the jump for my full thoughts on why I didn’t like it, but still understand it!

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Just a Bunch of Trailers!

Joker was not good. That’s not fair. It’s probably a really well made, well acted film and a lot of people will think it’s good. But it’s not for me, it’s not my kind of movie. It’s dark, ugly and severely misanthropic. No thanks.

So how about we look forward to other movies and TV shows?! New York Comic-Con is in full effect and a whole bunch of new trailers are coming out!

Like HBO’s His Dark Materials show. I never read the books and barely remember The Golden Compass movie from a few years ago, so this trailer looks really bonkers to me! Hopefully good bonkers.

Then we’ve got this new war movie, 1917, coming out before the end of the year. This one looks to be pretty darn fantastic.

There’s no trailer yet for Ryan Reynolds’ new movie, Free Guy, about a random bank employee who realizes he’s an NPC in a video game. But there’s this funny ‘meet the cast’ video. Reynolds and Taika Waititi are hilarious together!

It’s nice that they finally get to work together.

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Send in the Clowns

It’s Joker time! I’m going to head out and see the movie after work today. As I’ve mentioned before, I’ve never really cared about the Joker as a character, so I’m not particularly excited for this film. But I’m hoping it’s good!

What’s definitely good is the 1960s Batman movie, starring the Joker! Honestly!

I was a huge fan of the original live action Batman TV show growing up. That was good, silly fun. I haven’t seen this movie in awhile, and I doubt it holds up by today’s standards, but it’s perfect fodder for Honest Trailers to take down a notch!

Also, Robin doesn’t suck!

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