Monday, April 28, 2014

THERAPY WITH BATMAN: DISGRUNTLED EMPLOYEES

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JUSTICE LEAGUE MOVIE ANNOUNCED: WHAT WE KNOW SO FAR

First off, it's finally happening

 


At times it seemed like Justice League would forever be in development hell along with the likes of Lobo, Shazam!, and Wonder Woman, but last night it was finally announced/confirmed that Justice League will follow the sequel to Man of Steel tentatively called Batman vs Superman. There had been many rumors circling about that the release date of BvS was pushed back due to WB reassessing their plan for the DC Cinematic Universe. Now it seems that that was exactly the case and that a script is pretty solid and ready to film during/after BvS.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

TEN COOLEST MUTANTS FROM THE X-MEN MOVIE UNIVERSE



With the release of the highly anticipated X-Men: Days of Future Past just a few weeks away, we here at the Machine wanted to focus on the X-franchise as a whole and determine the coolest of the coolest mutants around. Say what you want about X-Men: The Last Stand, but we can only assume that DOFP will use all of the X-continuity and rework it into a new timeline. Though the days may be numbered for the X-Men and other mutants of the Fox X-verse, we would like to celebrate the appearances of the most memorable mutants. I think that's as many X puns I can come up with at 9:00am in the morning!

Friday, April 11, 2014

New Batman Animated Short Film By Bruce Timm w/Analysis - In Honor of My 75th Birthday


"STRANGE DAYS" by Bruce Timm

Writer, producer, animator and Batman-guru Bruce Timm, best known for his work on Batman: The Animated Series and the DC Animated Universe, has released a new animated short-film starring everyone's favorite Caped Crusader.


The film is as beautiful as it is succinct.

Heavily influenced by the original comics created by Bob Kane and Bill Finger, the self-explanatory short is in black and white, and features a narrative-style and aesthetic common to Batman's first days in comic form. The subtleties of the short are particularly enjoyable for Batfans that have been fortunate enough to get their hands on an anthology and sift through those early comics; Batman's basic gloves, elongated, curved ears, and art-deco-style plane (a pre-cursor to the Bat-Wing - complete with auto-pilot even back then).

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

THE ULTIMATE WARRIOR HAS PASSED AWAY AT 54 YEARS OLD


The WWE has issued an official statement that The Ultimate Warrior has passed away.

Information is scarce and vague at the moment, though TMZ reports The Ultimate Warrior - James Hellwig - collapsed outside an Arizona hotel at 5:50 on April 8th while walking to his car with his wife. He was later transported to a hospital and pronounced dead.

This tragic news comes on the heels of Warrior's long-awaited return to the WWE. He was recently inducted into the Hall of Fame, and cut a good, eerily poignant promo on Raw this past Monday Night.

In a week where the past, present, and future of the wrestling art in the WWE was been honored and celebrated, this news is sobering and difficult to process.

He was 54 years old and is survived by his wife and two daughters. He left behind a legacy few wrestlers ever achieve.

His parting words with the WWE fans, found here on ABC News, will never be forgotten.