Bald Movies – Justice League (2017)

Cecily and A.Ron discuss the latest DC comic book movie attempt, and one with a lot of hopes riding on it, Justice League. It’s a real who’s who of comic book movies, does it manage to build on the momentum of the very good Wonder Woman, or is this another Superman vs Batman level disappointment?  Well, we’d have to say it falls right in between those two extremes.  It’s not great, but it’s also not terrible, and does just enough to hopefully give DC some room to breathe and establish these other presumably great characters in their own films and organically setup their universe for the next time the League has to assemble. 

Batman Begins (2005)

Special thanks to Ethan and Allison for commissioning Batman Begins, the first in the Nolanverse Batman trilogy (you can see our podcast on Batman: The Dark Knight here).  This is a fantastic comic book movie that also happens to be a fantastic film in it’s own right.  We love the fusion of gritty realism with the strong emotional core and exploration of Bruce Wayne and his struggle to walk the narrow path between justice and vengeance.  Excellent casting, excellent performances, and while the third act perhaps leaves something to be desired in light of a decade of super hero movies continually trying to outdo themselves in terms of spectacle, the movie holds up like a champ and is an undeniable part of what makes the sequel work so superbly.  

Bald Movies – The Dark Knight (2008)

Special thanks to a bunch of Aron’s gaming buddies, namely Hobbsam, CLUSTER_F, SheIsGeeky, TONYDETH, Jormagund, and Meatplow77 for coming together to commission perhaps the greatest superhero movie of all time, Batman: The Dark Knight. Featuring a Heath Ledger performance that one him a posthumous Oscar, this film has a unique blend of superb writing and direction, dazzling action, well grounded performance, and just enough heart to make it a modern classic. Jim and A.Ron talk about the Christopher Nolan Batman trilogy in general, and the Batman himself before lavishing praise upon the film, and of course, poking around for the few problems the film has.

Bald Movies – Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)

We review Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. We didn’t like it. If you did, I’m really happy for you, but I’d recommend skipping the podcast because we’re going to sound like Lex Luthor explaining Greek history, which is to say utterly deranged and insane. Enjoy our spoiler-free review and very brief discussion of the trailers we saw before tonight’s main event, but if you want the whole spoiler-filled take down of DC’s risible attempt to launch a multi-movie franchise, you’ll need to join the Club.

Gotham Blotter – 112 – “What the Little Bird Told Him”

Gotham is owning it right now, and this episode gave us pretty much everything we wanted from the show. New supervillain? Check. Mafia warfare? Check. Cop Banter? Check. Zsasz? CHECK!!! What a great return to form that gets Eric and Levi super stoked for the rest of the season. Let’s do this! Got (ham) something…

Gotham Blotter – 109 – “Harvey Dent”

Eric and Levi had wildly different opinions about this episode. On one hand, it was a big-time character development episode that moved the plot forward. On the other hand, it was a little sleepy. But in the end, this episode served as a great set-up for the Fall finale. Let’s go! Got (ham) something to…

Gotham Blotter – 108 – “The Mask”

This was our favorite episode so far. It had the right mix of cool villains, a fast-moving plot, and Edward Nigma. It was everything we wanted from a Gotham episode, but was it…enough? FIND OUT! Got (ham) something to say? Send us an email at Gotham@BaldMove.com Or leave us a voicemail at (626) 808-GCPD And since…