Don’t trust anybody.
That’s the lesson the Teen Titans learn in the new Warner Brothers Animation/DC Universe Original Movie, Teen Titans: The Judas Contract, which hits Blu-ray/DVD this Tuesday.
Your Childhood Cartoons Meets Comics In “Green Lantern/Space Ghost Annual #1” & Others On The Wednesday Run
But it’s a little kid’s dream, isn’t it?
Those after school or Saturday morning cartoons – the ones that we ALL loved so much, made even more real, given a heightened sense of heroic justification, when intermingled with the heroes of the comic books we read!
I mean, we’d regularly have crossover adventures between cartoon and comic book heroes, universes, genres and pop culture mediums with the toys that we’d buy at the local store.
We were ahead of our time.
Green Lantern. Space Ghost. Suicide Squad. Banana Splits. Booster Gold. The Flintstones. Adam Strange. Jonny Quest.
Cartoons and comic books – never the two shall meet?
Not today – today we get ALL the meetings!
Whether you’re into films or video games or both, there have been lots of great DC releases out this past year. You can’t go wrong with getting any of these for the fan in your life, regardless of how familiar they are with the stories or characters.
I can’t recommend this collection highly enough for a few reasons. First, let’s start off simply by saying how great this series is, especially at telling the story of a 21st-century Batman. It has certainly stood the test of time from its late 1990s debut, and I say this as someone who just began watching it via this new set from Warner Brothers. Secondly, this is an economically sound way to get the three-season run of a show that was just as strong as the groundbreaking Batman: The Animated Series, which it is connected to in no small part by the voice of Kevin Conroy as an aged out Caped Crusader who takes teenage Terry McGinnis under his wing. Absolutely essential.
Marvel’s been making a lot of noise in the app gaming market for a few years. Although DC has remained competitive, the company may have just made its biggest move yet to take on the likes of Marvel’s Contest Of Champions and Marvel Future Fight. That new move is the rollout of DC Legends, a brand new app designed by Warner Bros. and combining all of the best elements of superhero mobile games.
In this game, the Blackest Night prophecy has fallen on the world and your job is to assemble your own team of DC heroes and villains, take on Nekron, and restore peace to the world. Along the way you can interact with a robust array of characters, master different types of combat, and take on other live players in various competitive leagues. Simply put, the game thrives for two reasons. It’s thorough in its content, and it is presented in a visually appealing, action-packed, and legitimately challenging manner. This is a high-end mobile superhero game.
A new trailer for Wonder Woman just dropped and all I could think of was, “that’s more like it.” Unlike Man of Steel or Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, this film isn’t selling bleak. Take a look and let us know what you think.
Wonder Woman arrives in theaters June 2nd, 2017.
When Ben Affleck was first announced as portraying Batman in the recent DC Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, plenty of Batman fans expressed outrage. It was just a few years after Christian Bale hung up his cowl there was yet another version of the Caped Crusader hitting cinemas? Not to mention that contingent of fans who were still invested in Michael Keaton as Bats (or George Clooney… or Val Kilmer… I mean, those people exist, right?).
What about those old school diehards who still think Adam West was the best Batman of all time? (Hey, there’s room for all of us in the Batverse!) Well, good news, Batfans! There’s a new movie with Adam West and Burt Ward as Batman and Robin. And if you’re wondering how much CGI it will take to erase 50 years, there’s an answer: none.
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In keeping with DC film tradition, last week’s number one had a substantial fall from grace, while an R-rated animated film made an impact. Here’s what went down:
Suicide Squad managed to hold on to the top spot at the box office for the second week in a row with relative ease, bringing in an estimated $44 million, raising its two week total to a solid $223 million. The downside of that still strong number is the film fell 67% week to week, which is close to the 69% decline that Batman vs. Superman was hit with in its second weekend. It will be interesting to see if Suicide Squad is able to clear $300 in North America before its run is over.
It was a big weekend at the box office, as Suicide Squad managed to hold off bad reviews to bring in some decent money in its debut. Here’s what went down:
Suicide Squad debuted with an estimated $135 million to land at the top of the box office. It also beat the August record previously held by Guardians of the Galaxy with $94.3 million. This is a strong showing, especially in the face of the terrible reviews the film received. The big question now is how bad will next weekend’s drop be – anything more than 60% will be a disaster.
Man, oh, man – I’d hate to be the big wigs at Warner Brothers. They just can’t seem to get it right with their DC properties, at least according to reviewers. Will the poor notices for their latest endeavour have an effect on the box office this weekend? Here’s our prediction:
Make no mistake about it, audiences are excited for the arrival of director David Ayers’ Suicide Squad. The trailers have been played ad infinitum, Jared Leto’s take on the iconic Joker has been much discussed, and Margot Robbie seems to be the physical manifestation of the beloved Harley Quinn. So what to make of the absolutely disastrous reviews that have appeared this week? The film currently sits at an abysmal 27% at Rotten Tomatoes, which currently makes it tied with the critical appraisal for Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice. The anticipation for the film is definitely going to win out over the critics this weekend, as Suicide Squad is a lock for number one with somewhere in the neighbourhood of $135 million. However, we could see it crash and burn badly in week two.
So while other DC Comics superheroes, who shall remain nameless, are fighting amongst themselves at the box office – some are making friends and teaming up. I’m talking about Supergirl and the Flash, who crossover from their competing networks to battle the combined forces of Livewire and the Silver Banshee in the current episode of “Supergirl.” Meet me after the extra-dimensional jump for my thoughts on “World’s Finest.”