Tag Archives: #Batman

On ‘Christopher Robin,’ ‘Eighth Grade’ and parents making movies about children

2/10 Oh my shitting God, they killed Christopher Robin’s parents too. Disney’s Christopher Robin starts with the title character (Ewan McGregor, Orton O’Brien as a child) being sent to dreary, grey boarding school and necessarily abandoning his fuzzy friends that he … Continue reading

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‘Batman’ a fun satire for all ages

7/10 The Lego Batman Movie is harmless. It’s perfectly placed counter-programming for parents looking to bring their kids on a Valentine’s date, fluffy and inoffensive. In the movie, Batman (Will Arnett) is at his crime fighting peak, but is assailed … Continue reading

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‘Live by Night’ is a joke, right?

After three weeks in a four-theater limited release intended to generate excitement but only achieving a tepid indifference, it’s finally going wide! Ben Affleck’s latest vanity picture, Oscar… maybe a pity nomination? Live by Night! Here’s the thing about the … Continue reading

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On Darkseid and the actual value of Easter eggs in movies

There’s an idea that’s been developing for the past few years in comedy around reference humor or call-out humor. Comedians — or film or television — will, in place of a joke, simply call out a title and hope that’s … Continue reading

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Dawn of Justice surprisingly not unwatchable, but an extremely hollow adaptation

  There seemed to be only two ways Batman v Superman: Civil War Dawn of Justice could go — completely awful and also incredibly sad and dull to the point that you couldn’t even laugh at it, or completely awful, but in … Continue reading

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