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Lego DC Super Heroes – Jokerland Review

31 July 2015 8:40 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Gary Collinson reviews the Lego DC Super Heroes Jokerland (76035) set…

Last month, Lego expanded its DC Super Heroes line with two Batman-themed sets in The Batboat Harbor Pursuit (76034) and Jokerland (76035). Clocking in at 1037 pieces, including eight minifigures, the latter of the two transforms Gotham City’s amusement park into the nightmarish ‘Jokerland’, with the Caped Crusader taking to his Batmobile to rescue the teen heroes Robin, Starfire and Beast Boy from the clutches of the Clown Prince of Crime and his fiendish associates Harley Quinn, The Penguin and Poison Ivy.

Jokerland doesn’t have a main build as such, instead offering four separate fairground attractions (each with a macabre twist), along with a new version of the Batmobile. The four rides are all themed to their relevant villain, with Harley Quinn’s Wheels of Fire, Penguin’s Deadly Duckies, Poison Ivy’s Carnivore, and the Jokerland centrepiece, which also »

- Gary Collinson

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‘Batman: The Long Halloween’ Offers Readers Tricks and Treats

28 July 2015 3:13 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Batman: The Long Halloween #1-13 (1996-97)

Written by Jeph Loeb

Penciled by Tim Sale

Inked by Tim Sale

Colored by Gregory Wright

Published by DC Comics

Not only does Batman boast one of the greatest rogues’ galleries in all of comics, his villains have become so iconic that his rogues’ gallery rivals that of Andrew Jackson’s, Axl Rose’s, and that of the 1978 New York Yankees.  The villains that torment the Dark Knight are so impressive that any one of them can carry a compelling story by themselves.  However, something as monumental as the heavy hitters like Joker, Catwoman, Penguin, and eventually Two-Face all coming together during the events of The Long Halloween is only a small part of that story’s overall success.  There are so many things that make The Long Halloween the seminal Batman story that it becomes impossible to try and isolate one specific facet »

- Andrew Doscas

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Batman battles to save Gotham City with new Lego DC Comics Super Heroes sets

21 July 2015 3:13 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With The Joker, Deathstroke, The Penguin, Poison Ivy and Harley Quinn returning to Gotham City to settle old scores with Batman and Robin, it’s up to the Dynamic Duo to save the day with two new Lego DC Comics Super Heroes sets, The Batboat Harbor Pursuit and Jokerland!

The Joker and his team of villains have transformed Gotham City’s amusement park into the nightmarish Jokerland and trapped Starfire, Beast Boy and Robin. Drive to the rescue with Batman™ in the awesome Batmobile. Dodge the cannon and target the clown robot with the shooting missiles. Then it’s time for some serious super-jumping action to bring down the villains. Bam! Topple The Penguin from his podium. Wham! Launch a perfectly aimed jump to release Robin from his upside-down bike ride with Harley Quinn. Pow! Take down Poison Ivy from her swinging branch. Finally, knock The Joker from the clown »

- Gary Collinson

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Who is Harley Quinn? Everything you need to know about the Joker's sidekick

16 July 2015 1:00 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Warner Bros and DC Entertainment's first trailer for Suicide Squad landed this week. More than any other character featured, it's Margot Robbie's Harley Quinn that has been positioned as the star of the show (sorry, Will Smith).

Harley has become one of Batman's most popular villains since she first appeared in the '90s, and has a surprisingly complex and tragic backstory. Here's everything you need to know to get you up to speed:

A Mad Love

Harley has a unique origin for a comic book character in that she wasn't originally a comic book character at all. She was first seen in Paul Dini and Bruce Timm's much-loved Batman: The Animated Series in the 1992 episode 'The Joker's Favour' as one of the titular villain's henchpeople, dressed in a harlequin outfit and sporting a piercing New York accent courtesy of actress Arleen Sorkin.

She proved so »

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The Ultimate Guide To Suicide Squad

15 July 2015 11:12 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

The key to a successful universe is balance – something proven to be the case in both fact and fiction – on the page, and on the screen. Everything has its opposite, and you cannot have one without the other. There can be no good without evil, no light without darkness, and no heroes without villains. Thus, we have Suicide Squad – DC’s antidote to its morally conscientious Justice League, and the largely criminal yin to that overwhelmingly valiant yang.

The first version of Suicide Squad appeared in the comic The Brave And The Bold #25 in 1959, and at one point became known as Task Force X. The concept was rebooted by John Ostrander in Legends #3 in 1987, however, and while the first incarnation was created to replace the outgoing Justice League Of America, the rebooted version was based on the idea that an anti-hero team made up mostly of supervillains incarcerated in Belle »

- Sarah Myles

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Sdcc: Gotham season 2 villains wall features Mr. Freeze

10 July 2015 4:29 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

On display at the San Diego Comic-Con is a 3D ‘villains wall’ for the upcoming second season of Gotham, which features Penguin, Catwoman, Poison Ivy, The Joker and The Riddler, new additions Tigress (Jessica Lucas) and her brother Theo Galavan (James Frain), and the as-yet-uncast Mr. Freeze

See Also: Cameron Monaghan teases first look at The Joker in Gotham Season Two

See Also: David Mazouz talks Gotham season 2, says Bruce Wayne “is going to start his dual personality into becoming Batman

“The stakes are higher than ever as Gotham explores the origin stories of some of the most ambitious and depraved Super Villains, including The Riddler, The Joker and Mr. Freeze, and Bruce Wayne (David Mazouz) uncovers more secrets from his father’s past, in the Season Two debut on Monday, Sept. 21 (8:00-9:00 Pm Et/Pt).”

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- Gary Collinson

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DC Comics To Release 8 Brand New Miniseries

6 July 2015 9:49 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

DC Comics

Earlier today, DC announced that it has plans to release eight new miniseries spotlighting some of their more interesting supporting characters. Scheduled for early 2016, these eight six-issue miniseries will revive old fan-favourite characters. With the aid of both some original creators and new talent, DC plans to reposition these characters moving forward in further attempts to diversity their line of books.

DC’s editor in chief and senior vice president for editorial says, “By bringing them on to their own special limited series, we’re really spotlighting what’s so fantastic about these characters,” while DC co-publisher, Dan Didio, promises that readers will “By bringing them on to their own special limited series, we’re really spotlighting what’s so fantastic about these characters.”

Comic book legend, Marv Wolfman has the opportunity to revisit Raven, a character created during his stint on The New Teen Titans. Looking forward »

- Bryant Lucas

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20 Best Movie Franchises, As Ranked By Their Villains

5 July 2015 4:15 PM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Some of the most memorable characters in movie history are antagonists. Here are our picks for the franchises that have make the biggest impression based on their villains alone.

A great antagonist in a film can make the effort of the protagonist seem more important. The hero’s plight becomes elevated to have meaning beyond just simple entertainment. It is those struggles that define some of the best movies ever made, and give the audience something to really cheer about.

It’s challenging enough to make one good antagonist, but what happens when you need to make a sequel? What happens if your antagonist has died but your protagonist needs more adventures to keep them busy or complete their story? Maintaining quality villains in a movie franchise is not easy to do. Some movie franchises have had better success at maintaining great antagonists, to the point of often being more »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (G.S. Perno)

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Netflix's 'Wet Hot American Summer' Trailer Showcases an All-Star Cast

2 July 2015 4:10 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Just a week after the second Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp trailer debuted, Netflix has released the third trailer, which features tons of new footage and famous cameos, arriving along with an awesome theatrical-style poster. The video re-introduces us to several stars from the original 2001 movie Wet Hot American Summer, such as Paul Rudd, Bradley Cooper, Amy Poehler and Christopher Meloni, along with new casting additions Jordan Peele, John Slattery, Michael Cera, Josh Charles, Chris Pine, 'Weird Al' Yankovic and Jon Hamm. Netflix has also issued a few friendly reminders for "new campers" before the series debuts on July 31.

Welcome to Camp Firewood! Just in time for the July 4th holiday weekend, here are some reminders for all new campers: Remember to wear suntan lotion. It's totally normal to cry on the first night of camp. The sign up sheet for archery is posted on the target. »

- MovieWeb

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‘Batman: Arkham Knight’ is a brilliant and frustrating finale for the series

29 June 2015 7:18 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Batman: Arkham Knight

Developed by Rocksteady Studios

Published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment

PC, PS4 (reviewed), Xbox One

In 2009 Rocksteady achieved what many thought was impossible; they made a genuinely good Batman game. With Arkham Asylum they created a claustrophobic atmosphere, told an enjoyable story featuring many of the caped crusader’s most notorious villains, and crafted a battle system that has been aped by everything from Shadow of Mordor to Sleeping Dogs. It wasn’t a perfect game, suffering from copy-pasted boss encounters and a couple of narrative mis-steps, but it was strong enough to inspire confidence that one day we’d get a dark knight video game that would do justice to the long-running DC Comics superhero.

Six years later and Arkham Asylum remains the best game in the Arkham series. First sequel City improved on the original by adding more villains and an impressive array of side-quests, »

- John Cal McCormick

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Batman: Arkham Knight - in praise of the Batmobile

24 June 2015 7:06 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Driving the Batmobile is one of the major new features in Batman: Arkham Knight, and it’s completely transformed the series...

Nb: The following contains very mild spoilers for Batman: Arkham Knight.

In order to save Gotham, it’s become necessary to destroy it. Or at least, that’s my excuse, as I destroy railings, smash up cars and knock over an incalculable number of lampposts in Batman: Arkham Knight.

I’m a few hours into Rocksteady Studios’ sequel, and a thick cloud of finality looms over it. Batman’s in the middle of the worst night of his life, as a rogue’s gallery of super-villains - presided by the armoured, mysterious Arkham Knight - threaten to destroy Gotham. The dialogue is terse and full of portent. Thick clouds roll ominously past the full moon. And yet here I am barrelling around the city streets, having a whale of a time in the Batmobile. »

- ryanlambie

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Batman featured in latest promo artwork for Batman: Arkham Knight, launch trailer released

22 June 2015 6:41 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With Batman: Arkham Knight set to arrive tomorrow, Warner Bros. Interactive has released its latest – and presumably final – piece of promo art for the hotly-anticipated video game, and of course, it’s the turn of The Dark Knight himself…

See Also: Check out previous promotional images for The Penguin, Jim Gordon, Harley Quinn, Two-Face, Poison Ivy, The Riddler, Catwoman, Robin, Oracle, Alfred Pennyworth, Lucius Fox  Azrael, Scarecrow and Arkham Knight

Meanwhile, WB has also dropped the launch trailer for the game, which you can see right here…

In the explosive finale to the Arkham series, Batman faces the ultimate threat against the city he is sworn to protect. The Scarecrow returns to unite an impressive roster of super villains, including Penguin, Two-Face and Harley Quinn, to destroy The Dark Knight forever.’

Batman: Arkham Knight introduces Rocksteady’s uniquely-designed version of the Batmobile, which is drivable for the first time in the franchise. »

- Gary Collinson

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Scarecrow promo art for Batman: Arkham Knight

21 June 2015 11:43 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With just two short days to go until Batman: Arkham Knight hits shelves, Warner Bros. has debuted another new piece of character artwork for the video game, featuring the main villain, the Scarecrow…

See Also: Check out previous promotional images for The Penguin, Jim Gordon, Harley Quinn, Two-Face, Poison Ivy, The Riddler, Catwoman, Robin, Oracle, Alfred Pennyworth, Lucius Fox  Azrael and Arkham Knight

In the explosive finale to the Arkham series, Batman faces the ultimate threat against the city he is sworn to protect. The Scarecrow returns to unite an impressive roster of super villains, including Penguin, Two-Face and Harley Quinn, to destroy The Dark Knight forever.’

Batman: Arkham Knight introduces Rocksteady’s uniquely-designed version of the Batmobile, which is drivable for the first time in the franchise. The addition of this legendary vehicle, combined with the acclaimed gameplay of the “Batman: Arkham” series, offers gamers the ultimate and complete »

- Gary Collinson

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Arkham Knight character promo and new screenshots for Batman: Arkham Knight

20 June 2015 6:58 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With just three days to go until its release, the official Twitter page for Batman: Arkham Knight has unveiled its latest character promo featuring the titular villain, while we’ve also got another batch of screenshots for the game, which you can see below…

See Also: Check out previous promotional images for The Penguin, Jim Gordon, Harley Quinn, Two-Face, Poison Ivy, The Riddler, Catwoman, Robin, Oracle, Alfred Pennyworth, Lucius Fox and Azrael

 

In the explosive finale to the Arkham series, Batman faces the ultimate threat against the city he is sworn to protect. The Scarecrow returns to unite an impressive roster of super villains, including Penguin, Two-Face and Harley Quinn, to destroy The Dark Knight forever.’

Batman: Arkham Knight introduces Rocksteady’s uniquely-designed version of the Batmobile, which is drivable for the first time in the franchise. The addition of this legendary vehicle, combined with the acclaimed gameplay of the “Batman: Arkham” series, »

- Gary Collinson

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Azrael featured in new Batman: Arkham Knight promo image

19 June 2015 12:42 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With four days to go until its release, Warner Bros. Interactive has debuted a new Batman: Arkham Knight promotional image featuring Jean-Paul Valley, a.k.a. Azrael…

See Also: Check out previous promotional images for The Penguin, Jim Gordon, Harley Quinn, Two-Face, Poison Ivy, The Riddler, Catwoman, Robin, Oracle, Alfred Pennyworth and Lucius Fox

In the explosive finale to the Arkham series, Batman faces the ultimate threat against the city he is sworn to protect. The Scarecrow returns to unite an impressive roster of super villains, including Penguin, Two-Face and Harley Quinn, to destroy The Dark Knight forever.’

Batman: Arkham Knight introduces Rocksteady’s uniquely-designed version of the Batmobile, which is drivable for the first time in the franchise. The addition of this legendary vehicle, combined with the acclaimed gameplay of the “Batman: Arkham” series, offers gamers the ultimate and complete Batman experience as they tear through the streets and »

- Gary Collinson

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Alfred Pennyworth featured on Batman: Arkham Knight promo, new screenshots released

17 June 2015 12:52 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

There’s now less than a week until the long-awaited release of Batman: Arkham Knight, and Warner Bros. has debuted its latest character promo for the hotly-anticipated video game, this time featuring Bruce Wayne’s trusted butler and father figure Alfred Pennyworth…

See Also: Watch the E3 trailer for Batman: Arkham Knight

See Also: Check out previous promotional images for The Penguin, Jim Gordon, Harley Quinn, Two-Face, Poison Ivy, The Riddler, Catwoman, Robin and Oracle

Meanwhile, we’ve also got another batch of screenshots from the game…

 

In the explosive finale to the Arkham series, Batman faces the ultimate threat against the city he is sworn to protect. The Scarecrow returns to unite an impressive roster of super villains, including Penguin, Two-Face and Harley Quinn, to destroy The Dark Knight forever.’

Batman: Arkham Knight introduces Rocksteady’s uniquely-designed version of the Batmobile, which is drivable for the first time in the franchise. »

- Gary Collinson

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Barbara Gordon’s Oracle featured in new Batman: Arkham Knight promo image

16 June 2015 2:14 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Following on from the E3 trailer [watch it here], we’ve now got a brand new promotional image for Batman: Arkham Knight featuring Barbara Gordon, a.k.a. Oracle…

See Also: Check out previous promotional images for The Penguin, Jim Gordon, Harley Quinn, Two-Face, Poison Ivy, The Riddler, Catwoman and Robin

In the explosive finale to the Arkham series, Batman faces the ultimate threat against the city he is sworn to protect. The Scarecrow returns to unite an impressive roster of super villains, including Penguin, Two-Face and Harley Quinn, to destroy The Dark Knight forever.’

Batman: Arkham Knight introduces Rocksteady’s uniquely-designed version of the Batmobile, which is drivable for the first time in the franchise. The addition of this legendary vehicle, combined with the acclaimed gameplay of the “Batman: Arkham” series, offers gamers the ultimate and complete Batman experience as they tear through the streets and soar across the skyline of the entirety of Gotham City. »

- Gary Collinson

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'Game of Thrones' Book Club: 'Mother's Mercy' is severely lacking in this traumatic finale

14 June 2015 11:38 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Each week, HitFix Harpy will be hosting the "Game of Thrones" book club. A safe space where readers of "A Song of Ice and Fire" can come to dissect the changes to the series and debate what will happen next. All without fear they'll accidentally spoil something for non-readers. ************ That’s all he wrote folks. In some cases literally. Tonight’s season finale of “Game of Thrones” butted right up against where Martin last left Jon Snow, Daenerys Targaryen, Cersei Lannister, and Jeyne Poole/Sansa Stark. Now we just have to wait 10 months to see what happens next. Unless “The Winds of Winter” comes out before next season, we’re completely off the map now. Warning: This Post Is Dark And Full Of Spoilers. Discussion All The Way Through “The Winds Of Winter“ Beyond This Point. #1: Jon Snow falls for the oldest trick in the book. Image Credit: HBO »

- Donna Dickens

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Harley Quinn Comes To Fight In The Latest Batman: Arkham Knight Trailer

2 June 2015 7:25 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

After a handful of delays, it’s hard to believe that we are only a few weeks away from getting our hands on Batman: Arkham Knight. With the release date in sight, Rocksteady has been releasing a steady stream of new trailers for the title. Yesterday saw the release of a Red Hood-centered clip, while today brings us new footage of former Joker galpal, Harley Quinn.

Originally revealed back in March, the Harley Quinn based Dlc takes place before the events of Batman: Arkham Knight. The prequel will have players infiltrating the Blüdhaven Police Department in order to free Harley’s partner, Poison Ivy. Comprised of four missions, Harley will need to utilize not only her bag of tricks, but also her wits, in order to bust her friend out of jail.

While there isn’t a ton of footage to go off of here, it’s nice to get »

- Eric Hall

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The Justice League movie that never was

29 May 2015 4:59 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Mad Max's George Miller was agonisingly close to bringing Justice League to the screen. Here's why it didn't happen...

With Mad Max: Fury Road currently melting minds at multiplexes worldwide, it seems like the right time to remind everyone that the film's director, George Miller, was once set to helm a Justice League movie back around 2008. The project was known as Justice League: Mortal and it was far more than an unproduced script. A full cast was in place, sets and costumes were in production from Weta Workshop, and filming was all set to begin in Australia before things got...complicated.

It's a shame, too. Based on the script I read, Justice League: Mortal would have been a fairly impressive, very recognisable representation of DC's flagship super team. It also would have beaten The Avengers to the big screen by at least a couple of years.

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- simonbrew

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