TV & Film
No matter what incarnation you prefer, you’ve undoubtedly heard of Batman, the masked crime fighter of Gotham City. In this episode, we take it back to 1989 for Tim Burton’s beautifully-crafted world of Batman.
▶️ (09:00) With a standard good vs. evil plot, Batman is an incredibly dark action/adventure film with a healthy dose of sadistic humor to back it. A masked millionaire looks to strike fear into the hearts of criminals in his downtrodden city. First, we go into how this version of Batman stacks up against the original comic, ‘60s TV series and subsequent films.
▶️ (17:50) Special guest and comic book savant, Wade Durbin, weighs in on Burton’s Batman being brought to the big screen, and the feelings churned up within true comic book fans.
▶️ (21:50) How did Burton’s Batman set the tone for the massive superhero genre of today? How does this movie work without a super deep plot? We’ll also go behind the scenes of film, discussing Michael Keaton’s portrayal of Batman, Jack Nicholson’s Joker and Kim Basinger’s involvement and how this film wasn’t easily greenlit.
▶️ (39:50) Picks of the Week: Lindsay continues with Jack Nicholson by way of Mike Nichols’ horror-lite, romantic werewolf thriller, aptly titled, Wolf (1994). Justin ropes us back into the comics universe with the live-action, unforgettable fan-favorite superhero movie, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990)!
▶️ (54:06) MurrayMoment: We all know Billy is a massive Chicago Cubs fan, but ever hear about the summer he joined the Grays Harbor Loggers minor league baseball team?
Whether it was your love of superhero comics, Prince’s music, action-packed adventure movies or being suckered into brilliant mass marketing, Batman got almost everyone engaged in 1989. Episode 22 reminds you why it’s one of the best action films not to be forgotten!
Episode 47 : Misery
Episode 46 : I Shot Andy Warhol
Episode 45 : The Thing (1982)
Episode 44 : Thelma & Louise
Episode 43 : The Warriors
Episode 42 : Uncle Buck
Episode 41 : 80's vs 90's Slashers
Episode 40 : The Blob (1988)
Episode 39 : Candyman
Episode 38 : The Burbs
Episode 37 : Eraserhead
Episode 36 : Coming To America
Episode 35 : Deliverance
Episode 34 : Magnolia
Episode 33 : RE-ANIMATOR
Episode 32 : New Jack City
Episode 31 : But I'm A Cheerleader
Episode 30 : Repo Man
Episode 29 : Ghostbusters (1984)
Episode 28 : A Fish Called Wanda
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