Ep 83 The Dark Knight Rises : Do You Expect Us To Talk?

Good evening bat fans. We reach the end of the Nolan films and the end of the Batman franchise. The Dark Knight Rises sees Bruce 8 years on, a recluse in Wayne manner resting Batman as the Dent Act has cleaned up the streets of Gotham. However, unbeknownst to Commissioner Gordan and Bruce Wayne, a threat is rising underneath the streets. The dark shadow of Bruce’s past from the Leauge of Shadows in the form of Bane. Bruce must confront his fear again and find his true self to save Gotham from being doomed.

Join Becca, Chris and Dave as we dig our way through the plot holes while doing Bane and Micheal Cain impressions, when did Gotham become New York, Bane’s training and belief, performing acrobatics in high heels, the mystery of the shaven cops and who’s going to train John Blake?

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Ep 82 The Dark Knight : Do You Expect Us To Talk?

Good evening ladies and gentalman.. we’re tonight’s entertainment. Do you expect us to talk delves into what is considered to be the best Batman film and possibly the best comic book movie.  Nolan follows up Batman Begins with an epic crime drama where Batman looks to a new district attorney Harvey Dent to take over as Gotham’s saviour of hope. That’s until the Joker turns up to throw a spanner in the works by adding a bit of anarchy.

Join Becca, Chris and Dave as we delve into Bruce Enterprises, where Katie Holmes went to, why would Two Face shoot himself, is this really the best comic book movie and still no mention of Leslie Nelson.

 

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Ep 81 Batman Begins : Do You Expect Us To Talk?

Welcome, Batfans… This work we go back to the drawing board with fantastic results. Christopher Nolan directed the origin of the Dark Knight himself in Batman Begins. When a young Bruce Wayne witnesses the death of his parents, he flees Gotham to understand the criminal mind. There he is trained to fight crime by becoming a more than a man in the eyes of his enemies. As he cleans up Gotham, a mysterious plot is uncovered that would destroy the city and an old friend returns from the shadows.

Listen to Becca, Chris and Dave as we discuss Ken Watanabe’s Irish origins, Liam Nesson dick jokes, Becca’s crush on Christian Bale, when should an actor remove a mole and what does Leslie Nielsen has to do with the film.

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Ep 80 Batman and Robin : Do You Expect Us To Talk?

Well Hello, Batfans…. ICE to meet you. This week we delve into one of greatest comic book movies ever made… but before that, we reviewed Batman and Robin. Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger as the new villain (actual dialogue) who Batman and Robin must defeat as Poisin Ivy uses her love position to divide the dynamic duo. Meanwhile, Alfred falls ill and Wayne manner gets a visit from a family friend Brabara who may or may not put on a cowl.

Join Becca, Chris and Dave as we discuss who regrets this film the most, just how far will Clooney go to refund people who’ve seen it, Bat butts, rubber lips, Mr Freeze’s level of health and safety and was any of Arnie’s puns were actually funny?

 

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Ep 79 Batman Forever : Do You Expect Us To Talk?

Good evening Batfans… Do you expect us to talk returns to Batman and over the top hammy acting and performances made of cardboard. The first Batman film by Joel Schumacher that features Jim Carrey on drugs and Tommy Lee Jones in a completely different film. Val Kilmer is the new caped crusader who looks like he’d  rather be somewhere else, takes on Two-Face and The Riddler while giving a troubled newly orphaned acrobat a home as he comes to terms with his own identity.

Join Becca, Chris and Dave as we discuss rubber nibbles, how Jim Carrey ruins the film, dated special FX, Two Face’s dining experiace, Nicole Kidman’s hard on for Batman, and how useless Robin is.

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Ep 78 Batman Returns : Do You Expect Us To Talk?

Good evening Batfans… Batman returns in…. well… Batman Returns. Starring a very pouty Micheal Keaton, an erratic Michelle Pfeiffer, a pervy Danny De Vito and Christopher Walken as Jack Skellington Scissorhands set in a Tim Burton snowglobe with a story makes less sense the more you look at it.

Join Becca, Chris and Dave as we discuss Chris breaking the law, Superman apologising for stuff, is this a Batman movie or a Tim Burton movie, what Penguins motives are, the best tag line ever and how easy Batman finds everything.

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Ep 76 Batman The Movie Commentary : Do You Expect Us To Talk?

Holy shark attack Batfans.. Do You Expect Us To Talk has returned with another series. Not long coming off the Superman film, It’s time the team take on his fellow DC counterpart, Batman. We start off with the dark and gritty spin-off from the 1960’s tv show starring Adam West and Burt Ward. Gotham City (Not at all California) has been hit with the villainous group of Penguin, Joker, Catwoman and Riddler as they plan to kidnap not the united nations. Can the caped crusader and the boy wonder save the day?

Join Becca, Chris and Dave as we sit through the film and chat about things such as other brands of shark repellant, how Batman is government funded, slow-moving torpedoes, the Bat Computer doing all the detective work, how little plot there really is, how the villains plan to take over the world really won’t work and what is the correct way to get rid of a bomb.

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Ep 10 : Batman Vs Superman Spoiler Review

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The Cinematronix podcast is back with slow updates of episodes. This week me and my guests Robert Turnbull, Matt Daly and Dave Bond talk about the most talked about film in recent memory Batman Vs Superman : Dawn of Justice. Starring Henry Cavill and Ben Affleck as two of the world’s most famous comic book characters go head to head in their first cinematic outing together. So now that most people have seen it and the film has been talked to death.. I thought now would be the perfect time to release a podcast talking about everything wrong with it. (Spoiler alert it wasn’t great) But then agian the trailer pretty much spoiled most of the film anyway so…..

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You can read the article for the Independent that Matthew Daly wrote here and visit his site here.

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So with that listen and enjoy 4 grown men complain about a film about a man who flies and a man who dresses like a bat.

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Action Junkies Podcast : Comic Books and Rants

Welcome back to  another episode of The Action Junkies Podcast, hosted by Chris () and Jade ( ) and here we chat about action films and our love for the genre.

This episode we take a look at two of the most recent comic book sequels in Captain America : The Winter Soldier and The Amazing Spider-Man 2. We also take a detour mid way through that discuss DC’s recent efforts  and in turn figure out the hype machine and what makes a good movie.

Listeners bewarned, Fans of The Dark Knight should take caution when listening to this podcast…… But we highly suggest that you do and…… why so serious?

Next week we take on The Best of the Best where Jade will swoon some more over Eric (Silver Fox) Roberts.

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The Dark Knight Rises : Review

Well, here it is, could this be the perfect end to what maybe the greatest trilogy about a comic book character? Ever since Christopher Nolan wiped the slate clean with Batman Begins and followed it up with one of the run away box office success, The Dark Knight. The anticipation for the next and final instalment has been so immense, that it would be impossible to live up to. So has Nolan done it, or has he dropped the ball like Rami did with Spider-Man 3. Don’t fret bat fans, this is the perfect end to the franchise.

Nolan has always had strong themes in his films, where Begins dealt with fear and The Dark Knight looked at the parallels of both light and dark side, Rises is about secrets that come back to haunt you. Set eight years since the previous instalment, Gotham has had no need for Batman under the legacy Harvey Dent and is on the verge of becoming crime free. However something dark coming, something from Bruce Wayne’s past and he must once again don the cape and rise again as Gotham’s saviour. This darkness is in the form of Bane played by Tom Hardy, who is as calculating as he is menacing and has a connection to Batman’s past. Christian Bale is more evident here with Bruce Wayne taking centre stage, though it is Wayne who his central, not Batman. Within the 165 minute running time, Batman isn’t in it as much as the previous instalments, but this series is was all about Wayne and his journey as the caped crusader. Nolan has always made this series as an ensemble with is cast. Delighting fans by giving secondarily characters with more momentous roles, played by such credible actors such as Michael Cain, Gary Oldman and Morgan Freeman. Adding depth and a grander universe for Batman to live in. New additions to the cast include Marion Cotillard as a potential business partner Miranda Tate, who maybe Bruce’s last chance at saving Wayne Enterprises. Joseph Gordon-Levitt plays a Gotham City cop, who could be described as the heart and sole of the film, but the less said about the better to avoid spoilers, lets just say he’s great and move on. Last and by no means least, Anne Hathaway as Selina Kyle. Never once referred to as Catwoman, witch is good because that would be stupid, she is portrayed a cat burglar  and Hathaway nearly steals the film. (sorry) Her Selina Kyle is perrrrrrfect… okay i’ll stop. She is slick, resourceful, sexy and very entertaining. Her performance adds the only light touches that exists here as the rest of Rises is very dark and dramatic affair indeed. 

The Dark Knight Rises is a slow burner that feels like an epic and aims for a grand climax with emotional ending. Yes, those of you who thought that you never cry at a Batman film, get ready as this clearly pulls at the heart strings. Nolan takes his time so the audience invests with the characters, that we evan start to feel the villain.

However there are a few flaws with Rises that are minor and that test the reality based world Nolan has created. Such as does Bane’s plan make that much sense, why doesn’t any of the police force have facial hair and the speed of Bruce’s return trip home. Some characters feel like extended cameos and feel like a wast of their talent and screen time. Juno Temple and Matthew Modine for instance. Nevertheless, this is a fine ending to the trilogy with a knock out ending that leave audiences satisfied. Nolan has given us high profile blockbusters that are laced with ideas at the heart of them, where other blockbusters just have explosions. It may not matter that you didn’t catch everything that Bane says first time round, you know you’re going back to watch it again.

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