Seventeen years ago, X-Men entered the cinema, and the world of film was changed forever. Batman and Superman defined comic book movies for the twenty previous years, but now there was a new kind of superhero film.
The film’s financial and critical success helped pave the way for a more serious tone to be adopted for superhero films (for better and worse) and encourage the industry to go all in on superhero films.
For me though, the arrival of X-Men meant so much more on a personal level. Continue reading Logan Review aka Goodbye, X-Men
With four years of Donald Trump the President of the United States on the horizon, we are all going to have to find some ways to cope. My way is certainly just about the least productive possible. I will be searching for movies that provide some sort of catharsis for myself. It’s self-indulgent to the last degree, but we all need a little something.
Re-watching Fury Road recently for the first time since I saw it in the theater was a fascinating experience. Everything I enjoyed about my first experience seemed even better on a second viewing. Beyond its quality, this film will easily go down as one of the most notable pictures of the 21st century when it’s all said and done. Everything about it was so bold that you can just tell right away that it will stand the test of time. Continue reading The Trump Era Films: Mad Max: Fury Road
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?