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Joel Schumacher still sorry to "every fan" for Batman & Robin

While the likes of CITIZEN KANE and THE GODFATHER are associated with being the pinnacle of cinematic quality, BATMAN & ROBIN exists on the other end of the spectrum, living its life in the depths thanks to its hammy acting, unintentionally funny moments and having the artistic quality of a Happy Meal toy. Director Joel Schumacher is often the blame, and the director wants every...
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06.14.2017
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The UnPopular Opinion: Batman & Robin

THE UNPOPULAR OPINION is an ongoing column featuring different takes on films that either the writer HATED, but that the majority of film fans LOVED, or that the writer LOVED, but that most others LOATHED. We're hoping this column will promote constructive and geek fueled discussion. Enjoy! ****SOME SPOILERS ENSUE**** There are two very different types of Batman stories...
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04.06.2017
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Cool Videos: Fan trailer imagines Batman and Robin if done by Tim Burton

In many ways we should be thankful to Joel Schumacher for BATMAN AND ROBIN. The late-90’s opus put a nail in the Bat’s coffin until Christopher Nolan decided to bring him back from the dead. Who knows how much sillier the movies would’ve gotten had it succeeded? It’s hard to picture that kind of hell. The movie has its ironic fans, but the movie is truly...
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01.04.2017
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Awesome Art We've Found Around The Net: Halloween Horror Special 2016

Some cliche somewhere said that 'a picture is worth a thousand words.' This has proven to be the case for me and especially when it comes to fan art. I have always sought out great fan art and have wanted to share it with as many people as possible. "Awesome Artwork We've Found Around The Net" is the outlet for that passion. In this column I will showcase the kick-ass...
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10.29.2016
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Awfully Good: Batman Forever + Superman III (video)

Batman and Superman have a long history with Awfully Good. We've tackled SUPERMAN III and SUPERMAN IV for the Man of Steel, and BATMAN: THE MOVIE , BATMAN AND ROBIN , CATWOMAN , and even the porno BATBABE: THE DARK NIGHTIE for the Caped Crusader. Only one movie is missing…   Batman Forever (1995)   Director: Joel...
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03.23.2016
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Update: Joel Schumacher reimagining his Batman films as a new comic series

UPDATE: Looks like this has been debunked . Everyone can breathe now. No, that headline is not a misprint: Joel Schumacher was involved with the creation of three movies in the BATMAN franchise. First, there was BATMAN FOREVER with Val Kilmer . Then we had the debacle that was BATMAN & ROBIN. After that film was critically and commercially panned, plans for the third film,...
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10.27.2014
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Cool Videos: Everything wrong with Batman & Robin in just under 20 minutes

While some folks continue to decry how awful the casting of Ben Affleck as Batman is, we can always reflect on a bygone era where we truly did get the worst possible Batman movie of all time: BATMAN & ROBIN. The folks at Cinema Sins decided it was time for a refresher. While their videos usually clock in at about five minutes or so, BATMAN & ROBIN is deserving of almost twenty...
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01.28.2014
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Cool Videos: Honest Trailers tackles the comic book classic Batman & Robin!

I'll never forget seeing BATMAN & ROBIN in the theater. It was truly one of the worst movie-going experiences I've ever had. Like a sick prank, I sat and watched this once dark, cool franchise disintegrate before my eyes and walked out of the theater with a raging headache. It felt like I'd just been detained and tortured for two hours and that's not being dramatic. That's how I honestly...
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07.30.2013
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To sequel or not to sequel, that is the question: Sleepy Hollow

Here's the deal: I like movies, you like movies, and sometimes we both like movies so much that we want to see the story extend beyond the final scene. And despite our mutual bemoaning of Hollywood's sequel-happy state of late, sometimes I wish someone would make a sequel to a movie I liked. Not just a direct-to-DVD piece of shite, but a fully fledged, high production value piece of...
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10.04.2012
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