***WARNING – The review of Gone Girl will contain SPOILERS, which start at the 1 hour, 22 minute mark of Episode 52. Do not listen past that point if you have not seen the film and don’t want to be spoiled. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED***
What do Mark Hamill, giant robot spiders, fishstick TV dinners, and donuts have in common? They are all featured in Part 2 of FORCED PERSPECTIVE’s 4-part BATMAN retrospective, focusing on Batman’s animated film history. Join SportsGuy515 and Adolfo, along with Mr. Eddie, Hamza (b.k.a. Dave), and MC Headcase (subbing in for Big D) as they discuss an often overlooked chapter of Batman’s cinematic history, featuring classics such as Batman: Mask of the Phantasm, Batman & Mr. Freeze: SubZero, and Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker, among others. Plus, Batman: The Animated Series memories, the current state of comics, and SportsGuy515 makes a HUGE ANNOUNCEMENT regarding the show’s future. ALMOST 3 HOURS of Bat-talk.
“One’s impossible, two is dreary, three is company, safe and cheery…”
How do I decide to cap off my weekend at the movies (seriously – this is the third time this weekend I’ve been to a movie theater – haven’t done THAT in a while) – by checking out…a musical? And it’s wasn’t even a film musical…an ACTUAL musical (well, more of a staged concert to be technical about it). I guess I took seeing the ads for it two days in a row as a sign that it was something worth checking out, so I did – after all, Neil Patrick Harris, Stephen Colbert, Jon Cryer, Christina Hendricks – all in ONE show? And singing (or at least attempting to sing)? I’d be lying if I said that that didn’t peak my interest at least a little.
So, here I am – just back from watching Stephen Sondheim’s Company at my little neighborhood arthouse theatre. I knew I had to get all my thoughts on this out of my system, so I decided to type up something brief about the show; and since I’m not necessarily reviewing a MOVIE this time, I figured I’d make this column The Epitome of Randomness #9.
So, enough chatter – was this melting pot of TV stars and Broadway veterans worth the trip (and the extra price tag that came with it)? Click on the link and find out! More →