Mar 012014
 

“Beware the Batman”: Season One, Part One is an interesting entry into the series with some fun CGI animation, good voice performances and some innovative inventions in the Dark Knight’s arsenal to the point I hope can be integrated into the new franchise. Still, it’s not perfect and of course doesn’t come close to “The Animated Series”, but if you can look past the big changes, it’s an entertaining ride.

 

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Feb 082014
 

Justice League: War might not be the best of the DC Universal Animated Movie line and a step down from Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox and The Dark Knight Returns, but it is entertaining enough though the voice casting this go around isn’t the best, though we might be stuck with them given War is to be the first of connecting DCUA movies.

 

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Nov 132013
 

“Batman: The Brave and the Bold”: The Complete First Season is a fun show with witty dialogue and some genuine laughs. The good news of this Blu-ray release is fans finally can get all 26 episodes in one collection rather than the volume sets. However, the video and audio are not huge improvements over its DVD counterpart, if you can nab this at a good price (~$15), then it might be worth picking up.

 

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 11/13/2013  Blu-ray Reviews, Screen Caps Tagged with: ,
Nov 072013
 

Man of Steel had the opportunity to be a lot better but as it stands, I actually found it enjoyable and kind of liked some of the changes Zack Snyder, David Goyer and, in small part, Christopher Nolan, made, but I can understand why others would be fervently against them. However, and acknowledging it doesn’t hold a candle to the Donner classic, it’s a new beginning for what is hopefully a serviceable franchise and universe.

 

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Oct 262013
 

Necessary Evil: Super-Villains of DC Comics is a well made documentary featuring a wide array of participants chatting about the importance and substance behind the numerous villains in the DCU. The Blu-ray released by Warner Home Video doesn’t have any bonus features but the audio/video are both adequate.

 

 

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Sep 202013
 

“Arrow”: The Complete First Season is off to a good start and I can’t wait to see what the second season brings between the drama and new characters to help expand the universe even further. Amell seems to have been the perfect person to cast as Oliver Queen and the addition of Katie Cassidy and David Ramsey are both great supports in a series that is nicely established.

 

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Aug 202013
 

Warner Home Video has announced the date and released artwork for the superhero action-adventure, Man of Steel starring Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Michael Shannon, Kevin Costner, Diane Lane, Laurence Fishburne and Diane Lane. The Zack Snyder-directed film is to be the launching point for the DC Universe.

 

 

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Aug 012013
 

Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox is another solid entry into the DC Universe Animated line. The movie have had quality voice talent to go along with a well paced and finely tuned adaptation work providing for provocative storytelling, unflinching violence that even Tim Burton would avoid and an all around entertaining experience that I only wish the future DC live action movies could live up to.

 

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Jun 302013
 

The “Robot Chicken: DC Comics Special” is just as funny as the show itself and for fan of DC Comics, it’s a hoot to watch. While not all the jokes land, the majority do and alongside some decent talent lending their voices, even if a few are unrecognizable (like Alfred Molina). The Blu-ray released by Warner Home Video/Adult Swim offers good audio/video transfers and a good selection of special features.

 

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May 202013
 

Lego Batman: The Movie – Super Heroes Unite has some good laughs and the stop-motion animation is well done, however if you’ve played the game, you’ve already seen the vast majority of the movie with only bits newly created to bridge the scenes together to make a coherent story. The Blu-ray has an OK amount of features, the video is adequate and the audio is merely OK.

 

 

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Jan 312013
 

Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 2 is easily on par with Chris Nolan’s amazing live action movies with great action, some good drama with the aging Bruce Wayne and an epic fight sequence between Batman and Superman, including some nice little zingers they throw back and forth. The Blu-ray is standard affair as far as Warner releases go with an OK selection of features and above average audio/video transfers.

 

 

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Feb 252012
 

Justice League: Doom has some of the same flaws of other DCU Animated releases, one being a short running time, that it limits any kind of character development or arc. Even so, the action and adventure elements are both fantastic and compared with the other Justice League movies, this is probably the best.

 

 

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Aug 242011
 

“Justice League” remains one of the best animated series ever made with some great action scenes intermixed with compelling stories and character development rarely seen in the genre. This season is probably the best but the remaining two, under the title “Justice League Unlimited” are still fantastic viewing. With regards to the Blu-ray I’m happy to report we finally got a proper widescreen transfer.

 

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Aug 142011
 

I actually enjoyed “Batman: The Brave and the Bold” far more than I thought I would. It is, however, unfortunate that Warner is playing the game of splitting seasons up rather than just releasing the entire season at once (worse yet, I discovered they had released this part in 3 volumes at $9/vol!). That said, if you can nab this at a good price (< $10 I’d say), then it is certainly worth it.

 

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 08/14/2011  DVD Reviews Tagged with: , ,
Feb 162011
 

All-Star Superman is a disappointment in that there was so much potential where you have The Man of Steel facing a certain death and we get a story that’s often clunky to go with voice casting for Superman himself which does not work at all, delivering flat and unemotional lines.

 

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