For fifteen podcast episodes over the course of five months, we here at The Reel World have gone deep down the Batman rabbit hole, from Adam West to Ben Affleck and pretty much every actor to play The Dark Knight along the way, passing out hot takes left and right. But what is the overall outcome of The Tape Crusaders? Which of these films is our consensus favourite? Which ones can’t we stand? It’s time to find out. (Mike would like to make clear that the white-bread af introduction you just read was written by Matt.) Continue reading Ranking the Batmen
Finally, Mike & Matt’s journey through Batman is at a close with one of the most revered projects in the history of the franchise, the beloved Batman The Animated Series. Your ever-loving hosts discuss the tone, the treatments of Batman, Bruce and the Rogues Gallery and then get into favourite episodes. Continue reading The Tape Crusaders: Episode #15 – Batman The Animated Series
In a world filled with a litany of unnecessary sequels (here’s looking at you, Olympus/London/Angel Has Fallen), John Wick should get as many follow-ups as Keanu & company feel like making. Continue reading John Wick: Chapter 2 Review
Everything is awesome because Mike & Matt have finally gotten to the highly anticipated Lego incarnation of the Dark Knight! Once their totally in-depth point by point breakdown of the movie is done with it’s time for yet another round of shaking our heads at the state of the DC Cinematic Universe now that Ben Affleck is rumoured to be dropping out of The Batman altogether. It’s gonna be fun on the bun! Continue reading The Tape Crusaders: Episode #14 – The Lego Batman Movie
Taking a quick break from the world of spandex, Mike & Matt decided to get serious and break down the Best Picture Nominees for the 89th Academy Awards with the help of special guest Jerome Cusson. Continue reading 2017 Oscar-Cast (feat. Jerome Cusson)
It’s almost time for the main event, folks. Yes, The Reel World Podcast’s coverage of Batman: The Animated Series is fast approaching! Those of you who do get in touch with us (which you should absolutely feel free to do by commenting here or heading over to The Facebook or The Twitter) have been clamouring (suck it, America) for us to do BTAS since we announced we were moving on to Batman in the first place, and for good reason.
But there’s a LOT of episodes and we don’t have the time to hit them all, so instead we’re taking 15 of the very best episodes and using them to inform our discussion. So if you want to play along at home and get yourselves ready too, here’s our list! Continue reading Whatever Will Happen to the Tape Crusaders?
Mike & Matt’s loooooooong journey through the pantheon of Batman on-screen is finally drawing to a close, but before we reach our final destination it’s time for a quick stop in a corner of the Batverse that we haven’t really covered so far: The Justice League. Rather than squeeze another 8 episodes out of Tape Crusaders, Mike let Matt pick his favourite of the bunch and that was The New Frontier. Continue reading The Tape Crusaders: Episode #13 – Justice League: The New Frontier
Mike Thomas’s unchallenged reign of terror is over, folks. My name is Matt Waters and if you’re reading this there’s a decent chance you’ve heard my dulcet tones as co-host of The Reel World Podcast breaking down the entire X-Men and Batman franchises in recent months. If not, well… I’m Matt Waters and I’m here to make Mike regret giving me login credentials for his
blog website. And what better way to start than to come to the defense of a film widely branded as one of, if not the worst film of 2016?
Continue reading Five Things To Like About Suicide Squad