Episode #177: “Batman ’88” | The Killing Joke & A Death in the Family (1988)

In 1986, Frank Miller introduced us to a dark and gritty Batman who’s pulling a Murtaugh and definitely getting too old for this #@&% in The Dark Knight Returns. In 1987, Frank Miller jumped back and showed us Bruce Wayne’s formative first year as the Batman in Batman: Year One. In 1988, Alan Moore, Jim Starlin, Brian Bolland, and Jim Aparo decided to beat the crap (literally) out of the Bat family by crippling Batgirl and killing Robin. This episode we take a look at two of the most influential Batman stories of all time: The Killing Joke and A Death in the Family.

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Episode #174: “I Want To Believe” | Casablanca (1942)

Victor Laszlo believes in freedom. Ilsa believes in Victor. Rick believed in his love for Ilsa. We wanted to believe that Rick and Ilsa didn’t “get together” in that one scene because it just makes other conversations awkward later. Mostly, though, we want you to believe that the hype is real. Casablanca is one of the greatest movies ever made and we celebrate its 75th anniversary by taking a look back at this classic cinematic masterpiece.

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Episode #168: “Best of ’87 & ’17”

As our voyage through the movies of 1987 comes to a close, John waxes nostalgic on his favorites from this last year — both from 1987 and the new releases of 2017. If you’ve enjoyed the podcast this year, buckle up, because once this baby hits ’88…

 

Episode #164: “I Dig It” | Justice League (2017)

Justice League was a step in the right direction for the DCEU. John, Jeff, Pat, Bo, and special guest Will talk about why this is one of the best DCEU movies to date!

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