This past week, Lady Gaga hosted a fun, somewhat psychedelic hour of television on ABC; Lady Gaga and The Muppets’ Holiday Special. In many ways the special transported me back to the mid-eighties, when a post Muppet Show troupe of puppets were still dominating all facets of media at the time. Now that The Muppets are successfully making a comeback, this led me to reminisce about the numerous Muppet holiday films over the years and question which one is my favorite.
This coming March, Marvel Comics will illuminate the dark recesses of the Marvel Universe as it launches a new monthly Moon Knight series by award-winning and critically acclaimed writer Warren Ellis (Iron Man: Extremis, Astonishing X-Men) and the outstanding artistic team of Declan Shalvey and Jordie Bellaire (Venom; Deadpool).
In the extra-big 13th episode of the Hey You Geeks podcast we are breaking Batman. With yet another new Batman incarnation in the works with Ben Affleck, we thought it would be fun to pick through each of the live action Batman films from 1966-2012 in search of their failures and successes. We’re breaking it all down, from the music, villains and acting to the scripts, world-building and batmobiles. Starting with Batman: The Movie in 1966, we move through Burton’s Batman films, Schumacher’s missteps and Nolan’s reinvention, digging deep and going back to the source comics to figure out what worked, what didn’t and what should be considered moving forward with a new Batman franchise. This is a fun one, so, to steal a line from Schwarzenegger’s Mr. Freeze; “Chill out’ and enjoy the show!
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