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Entries in batman (18)

Tuesday
Sep302014

The DVD Shelf Movie Reviews: The Green Hornet

The ongoing trend of big budget comic book movies has had its ups and downs and one major down for many fans has been the 2011 reboot of the 30s-era pulp crimefighter, The Green Hornet, starring comedic actor Seth Rogen as a much goofier Green Hornet than we’ve ever seen before.  Alongside him is Taiwanese musical superstar, Jay Chou, as his highly-skilled sidekick, Kato.  These nearly 80-year-old characters have seen their own fair share of reinterpretations- most famously, a 1966 TV series that only lasted one season and starred Van Williams and martial arts master Bruce Lee.  In this episode of The DVD Shelf Movie Reviews, I’ll look at The Green Hornet’s illustrious history, then I’ll put Seth Rogen’s controversial turn as the masked vigilante to the test and see if the film truly deserves the hate it gets.  Also included is a little bonus review of 2013’s reboot of another legendary hero, The Lone Ranger, who is actually considered to be an ancestor of The Green Hornet.

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Wednesday
Jul232014

Happy Batman Day!

To commemorate the 75th anniversary of the creation of Batman, DC Comics has offically deemed July 23rd, 2014 as National Batman Day, a celebration of all things Dark Knight that includes the distribution of free Batman comic books and the kick-off to the always hotly-anticipated San Diego Comic-Con!

Batman always has been and always will be my favorite comic book character, and fictional character in general - so much so that when I first started The DVD SHELF MOVIE REVIEWS in late 2010, I saw Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight as the perfect movie to begin my web series.  The DVD Shelf has evolved quite substantially over its relatively short run and to pay tribute to The Dark Knight being my first movie review, every tenth episode of The DVD Shelf Movie Reviews has been a new review of a Batman piece.

Episode 10 was a look at Batman: Mask of the Phantasm, an amazing and stylish movie spin-off of the classic cartoon show, Batman: The Animated Series.  Then, in episode 20, I spent nearly 90 minutes gushing over the classic 1966 Batman TV series starring Adam West and Burt Ward while focusing mainly on the tie-in film that was released in the summer of 1966.  Thankfully, the series will FINALLY be released on DVD and Blu-ray in November of this year and I, for one, can't wait!  So, to celebrate National Batman Day, I've provided a simple way to access my three previous Batman-related reviews for any of you who haven't yet checked them out!  Rest assured that when episode 30 comes around, it'll be my biggest Batman review yet, but in the meantime, head to the Batcave and enjoy this celebration of the Caped Crusader as only The DVD Shelf Movie Reviews can!

  

And while you're here, make sure to check out a few of my other Batman-related videos including High-Def Make-Overs of the classic 1966 opening theme song and the 1992 animated series!

  

Tuesday
Dec252012

The DVD Shelf Movie Reviews: My Top 10 Christmas TV Specials

Ring in the holiday season with The DVD Shelf Movie Reviews, but in this special Christmas episode, I take a winter vacation from movie reviewing to look at my top-ten Yule-tide TV specials.  And unlike most top ten lists out there that follow the standard countdown format, I step out of that tired tradition by simply revealing each special in order of their debut, creating a unique Christmas experience where you get ten spirited DVD and/or Blu-ray reviews for the price of, well, nothing!  You must’ve been good this year.

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Tuesday
Dec182012

The Dark Knight Rises - "Some Days You Just Can't Get Rid Of A Bomb"

Straight from the mouth of the classic Adam West Caped Crusader to the mouth of Christian Bale's contemporary Dark Knight, check out my latest YouTube vid that mashes two great Batmen together, which, of course, was done to promote my brand new episode of The DVD Shelf Movie Reviews that you can also check out below.

Monday
Dec172012

The DVD Shelf Movie Reviews: Batman The 1966 Movie

In the monumental twentieth episode of The DVD Shelf Movie Reviews, we'll celebrate the lighter side of The Dark Knight by delving deep into the 1966 Batman movie starring Adam West and Burt Ward as the Dynamic Duo.  One can't do this film justice, though, without giving full insight into the classic TV series that the film was tied in with and to fully appreciate this more comedic take on Batman and Robin, I'll also discuss the dire state of comic books at the time.  I'll then reveal some additional DVD titles that no 60's Bat-fan should be without.  We probably wouldn't have the Batman we know and love today if it wasn't for this TV show and movie, so sit back and enjoy the full (and long) story behind the phenomenon that made Batman a pop culture staple.  The DVD Shelf Movie Reviews is hosted by David Rose.

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