Batman

SN: “Batman Fights Dracula”

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Did you know Batman once fought Dracula?

He does so in the 2005 animated film Batman vs. Dracula. It may be worth checking out for some hardcore fans.

But did you know that he fought Dracula in the 60s? Well he did, but all the evidence that remains of this potentially awesome altercation no longer exists.

A reddit post lead me to look over a list of lost films. Most of the films were from the 20s and 30s early on, but there were a few lost films in the 60s and 70s.
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Essay: Don’t Follow the MPAA or ESRB rating systems too closely

batman-arkham-knight-trailerEssay: Don’t follow the MPAA or ESRB rating systems too closely

The Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) slapped the upcoming game “Batman: Arkham Knight” with a M (Mature, 17+) rating for Blood, Language, Suggestive Themes, and Violence.

In a full interview with IGN, Sefton Hill (founder of Rocksteady) said “..From our point of view, we never wrote it or made it with a rating in mind. We never did that in the previous two games… We just felt that this is the story we really wanted to tell… I’m not blind to the fact that [the M rating] does mean some fans will miss out… I don’t want to be oblivious to that fact. It would have been wrong to water down the game and deliver a story we didn’t believe in to keep the game ‘mass market’ or enable it for more people. We feel that’s the wrong way to go about it. We said we love the story and we don’t want to jeopardize that.”
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Film Trailer: Batman: Arkham Knight

Batman: Arkham Knight

Announcement Trailer

Last Updated: 03/09/14

Still grinding my way through “Arkham Origins” which has been kind of a let down compared to the previous installments. Word is that “Arkham Knight” will be above and beyond the rest. The trailer is cinematically impressive too.

Film Analysis: Ben Affleck is Batman

Batman-vs-SupermanFilm Analysis: Ben Affleck is Batman

On a cold, dark day on the 23rd day of August, Ben Affleck… excuse me… Oscar winner Ben Affleck was announced to play DC Comic’s modern mythos – Batman. This news was met with surprise and a slew of humorous tweets and reddit posts.

The films’ working title is “Batman vs. Superman,” although that is subject to change. The anticipated release date falls in the heart of the summer in 2015 (specifically July 17,2015). Not much is known about what this film will ultimately be about.

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Your Top 20: Television Cartoons of All Time

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Your Top 20: Television Cartoons of All Time

This list took some time to also compile. There are many fantastic cartoons out there for both children and adults. The cultural impact of some of these shows is extraordinary.

Both old and newer  childhood cartoons have structured our television-oriented generations. If it’s not apparent enough, I love cartoons, always did as a kid and always will as an adult.

So it brings my great pleasure to work up a top 20 list for you guys of the Greatest Television Cartoons of All-Time. Per usual the list was put together methodically. See About page for how the lists are put together.

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