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It’s time once again for another superhero podcast review. This time I did have one suggested to me to check out from a fan of the show. I almost considered not reviewing it as the podcast is more of an overall nerd culture podcast that has a handful of superhero episodes, but there were additional episodes that interested me so I figured I’d allow it. That’s also why one of the dials on the below podcast statistics graphic is missing as it didn’t quite make sense for this show. But I will still be giving the stats, my review, and it will come down to a rating of: Subscribe, Unsubscribe, or Selected Episodes. And if you know of or host a superhero podcast that you’d like me to review, feel free to let me know.
Bubbawheat here and I’m happy to introduce a new addition to Flights, Tights, and Movie Nights. A few weeks ago, I put out a call on Twitter for someone interested in joining the site to help give me some extra motivation to reinvigorate this site. And to my pleasant surprise, Paul answered the call. I knew him best from his podcast BlokeBusters, and my idea for him is to explore my list of 100 Essential Superhero Movies. It’s a list that I’m quite proud of, and I thought this would be a good excuse for me to revisit some of these movies as well and we will both reconsider whether or not these movies really do deserve to be included on this list.
Batman vs Two-Face 2017
One of the most difficult things about falling behind over the past year is the continued break-neck pace that DC puts out their animated direct-to-home-video movies. There’s 3-4 in their regular animated line, 2-3 Lego versions, a couple Superhero Girl movies, and occasionally a few others like this one. This is the sequel to the previous year’s Return of the Caped Crusaders, an animated continuation of the Adam West Batman series from the 60’s with Adam West, Burt Ward, and Julie Newmar returning to voice their characters. This time around they also add William Shatner as the voice of Two-Face and the Batman movie’s Catwoman Lee Meriwether. This also happens to the be the last film of Adam West before he passed away. Similar to the previous film, this was a lot of fun. It also took a slightly different direction to not overly homage previous incarnations and simply tell a new story in a similarly comedic fashion to the 60’s series with a more modern sensibility.
It’s not an uncommon occurrence for celebrity deaths to pop up here and there and it’s extremely rare for one to affect me in any way. But as you can probably tell by the title of this post and the news in general that I felt like I had to comment on this one. Stan Lee, the voice and face of Marvel comics has passed away at the age of 95. And not only has he been a massive presence in the history of Marvel comics and even comics in general, he has also been a near constant presence in the Marvel movies themselves with his frequent-yet-brief cameoes. His presence will definitely be missed moving forward.
I know that this site has been dark for quite a while, I have fallen prey to something that has befallen many different bloggers: life. I won’t go into details, and things aren’t exactly better just yet, but I’m trying to make more time doing something that I love, which is writing for this site. But recently I put a call out for someone to join the site to help give me an excuse to watch more movies and write about them. I’ll give him a full introduction before long, but for the moment I’m going to hold off on getting back into the swing of things until after the holidays since the new year tends to be a good time to start or restart things. I haven’t fully fallen off the wagon of superhero movies. I have watched a few of the new ones and a couple old ones, but I never quite made it past writing the first paragraph for Split and Avengers: Infinity War, I didn’t even write anything on Deadpool 2 and completely missed Teen Titans Go to the Movies. But coming into the new year, I’ll be getting back to catching up on this past year’s movies, trying to keep up with next year’s movies, and continuing to explore the obscurities that I haven’t gotten around do. And I’ll also be revisiting some of the more important movies that I’ve already covered, but I’ll get to more details on that a bit later. For the moment, I do have the first article written in this new series, and I’ve got two movies rented this weekend to hopefully start writing the next two. Look out for the official introduction to this new series soon, and hopefully I can keep up with weekly posts starting in the next year. Until next time, this has been Bubbawheat for Flights, Tights, and Movie Nights.
As I haven’t been as active as I should be here lately, I wanted to make a quick post before I finish writing up my long-past-due review of Avengers: Infinity War which I did watch on opening weekend, to share a couple podcasts that I guested on in the past couple weeks. First up is a frequent haunt of mine where I discussed the previously mentioned movie over at the Lambcast, though sadly (not too sadly considering my expectations for the movie) I never did get around to watching Bad Kids of Crestview Academy before having to return it to the library, and a week late at that. But besides that, I also made a guest appearance on a fairly new podcast out there called Men N Tights where we discussed the recent superhero movie news like the Ant Man and the Wasp trailer, Deadpool 2, before getting around to the main discussion where we speculate where the future of the MCU in general is going. Be sure to check it out and subscribe. Meanwhile, I’ll hopefully be back quite soon with my full, written review of Avengers: Infinity War and more movies soon after. Until next time, this has been Bubbawheat for Flights, Tights, and Movie Nights.
It’s been a little while since I’ve been active here, but I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to host a giveaway with a prize pack including some Tank Girl goodies. Tank Girl is one of those cult comic book movies that isn’t exactly the best movie, but can be a ton of fun to watch, especially with Lori Petty’s performance in the lead role. Thanks to Comet TV for providing the opportunity to host this giveaway.
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I’m back with the rest of my life in film, starting off with my first year of college on through this very year that we’ve just started. If you missed my last post, I’m going through every year that I’ve been alive and sharing with you my favorite film from that year as well as my favorite superhero or comic book film at least when they’re not one and the same. And these are all based on what I’ve logged in at Letterboxd and what they have listed as the movie’s release date, so if a year is wrong, blame them and not me. Anyways on to the list!
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Recently a movie meme was hitting the rounds on Facebook and Twitter, I’ve seen it as both My Life in Film or #ThisIsMyFilm. The basics is that you choose your favorite movie from each year starting with the year you were born. Some years are harder than others, and doing the list myself it made me realize how few movies I had seen that were released in certain years in the early 80’s. And since I haven’t been posting much here recently, I thought I would expand my list and also include my favorite superhero or comic book movie from each year, aside from those few years where my favorite was a superhero movie. And FYI, the release dates are according to Letterboxd as that’s what I’m using to browse what films I’ve listed as having seen in each year. Thanks to Le0pard13 for the inspiration to turn this into a blog post. And despite not being as old as him, I’ve still decided to split this up into two blog posts. This one starts off with the year I was born and goes through the year I graduated high school.
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FTMN Book Club – 30 Days of Night
Typically, I’ve tried to make March into a Graphic Horror month where I take a look at horror movies based on comics. But except for one last one that I had missed, possibly more, I’ve covered them all already. So instead, I thought it would be a good idea to make the book of the month be a horror comic. 30 Days of Night was suggested and I thought that would be a perfect way to start things off after February’s odd novel/comic hybrid. And as a bonus, if you are signed up for Hoopla Digital, the comics are free to lend.
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