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Greetings all.

Here is the highly anticipated second installment of Batman month here at Moving Pictures. Today we’re talking about Batman Returns. If you haven’t seen this movie in a while you might be surprised to see how ridiculously insane it actually is. There is so much wild stuff happening in this movie. Death and resurrection by cats, missile-laden attack penguins, a baby stealing circus, and more. It’s almost hard to quantify just how over the top it all is, especially when packed into a 2 hour running time.

Of the four commentary tracks we did, this one might be my favorite. There is a ton of stuff to just lay into about this movie while also having enough good in there to cut through the bad from time to time. I hope you all dig it.

ZachnOtto

If you’d like to watch along with us, Batman Returns is available on iTunes, Amazon, and Google Play.

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Hey folks!

I’ve arbitrarily decided that it’s Batman month here at Moving Pictures. Over the next four weeks, we will be taking a look at the Burton/Schumacher era of Batman movies. The first in the series of course is Tim Burton’s 1989 Batman. The movie that proved comic book movies were big business. Though it would take another two decades for Jon Favreau and Robert Downey Jr. to really kick things into high gear, Batman was like religion in the early 90’s. It was such a massive part of the cultural zeitgeist on billboards, in Happy Meals, pretty much everywhere you looked there was a bat symbol. It’s difficult to look back on this movie without realizing the pop culture impact it had at the time.

Zach was game enough to sit down and record with me for all four of these movies and I can’t thank him enough. He’s a massive Batman fan but whereas my fandom comes from the comics, he comes to it more from the 90’s animated series which directly spun out of this first movie. It was a ton of fun to record these and I hope that comes across in the recordings.

ZachnOtto

If you’d like to watch along with us, Batman is available on iTunes, Amazon, and Google Play.

@movingpicpod

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I might be 21 days late with this, but happy new year everyone. Yeah okay, so I’ve been a little lax with the writing this year, what can I say? It’s January, and so far 2015 is shaping up to be one of my best years ever. That’s another way of saying that I’ve been having way too much fun. What fun you ask? Well, I saw Birdman over the weekend and I hate to succumb to the hype train, but I was impressed. So impressed I felt the need to share why, because there’s a lot there. (I also feel the need to give a quick warning here: I don’t feel like I spoil the plot at all, but if you were wanting to go into this movie blind, I do detail a bit of the technical accomplishment of the film, which you may want to discover yourself. Also fair warning: Arty farty bullshit is on full display below). Continue Reading