Posts Tagged ‘batman’

by The Great White Gypsy I never really got into comic books.  I’ve always loved superheroes, I know most of the back-stories and storylines, but I only actually read them for a few years, and I stopped when I was 11.  I’ve seen all of the big comic movies the last few years, and most […]


by The Great White Gypsy No, this isn’t one of those “who would win in a fight” questions, or “whose tights are less gay”.  This is a study in archetypes.  The hero, since the days of ancient mythology, has been a figure of human perseverance.  Overcoming external adversities and internal weaknesses is what we all […]


1. The Joker The mysteries of Joker’s origins can best be summed up in his own words, “Sometimes I remember it one way, sometimes another…if I’m going to have a past, I prefer it to be multiple choice!” This guy is so fucking insane, it borders on genius. But the best thing about The Joker […]


1. Batman Over the last few decades, Batman has transformed from a blue/gray sketch in a comic, to the campy Adam West, to a dark and brooding puppet of Frank Miller. He’s completely human. Growing up, you believed you could be Batman. You didn’t have to get bitten by a radioactive spider or be born […]


by The Great White Gypsy Gran Torino – Clint Eastwood Clint Eastwood has been hit or miss as a director, and his acting these days borders on the chronically cranky.  This one is a hard call.  First he doesn’t like Asians or children, then he does, then he protects them from other Asian children.  Then […]


“You ever dance with the devil in the pale moonlight?” This line and many others made Jack Nicholson’s Joker (Batman, 1989) one of the best movie villains of all time. He had the smile, the charisma, and the insanity. So when it was announced that Heath Ledger (fresh off Brokeback Mountain) was to fill Jack’s […]