The Flickcast 287: All Apologies

We did it. We got a new episode of The Flickcast done and out to you, our loyal listeners. We know we should have had one last week and we didn’t. Sorry about that.

It probably won’t happen again. Probably. And Aliens mostly come out at night. Mostly.

Anyway, on this week’s episode, Chris and Joe are back and a bit less angry than last time. That’s a good thing because they’re talking about a whole slew of potentially anger-inducing subjects this week including the current status of Rosario Dawson’s career, all the various TV show pickups and cancellations, Idris Elba vs. Tom Hardy and a whole lot more. Yep. More.

Picks this week include Chris’ pick of Last Week Tonight With John Oliver, which airs on HBO, and Joe’s pick of the new Samsung Galaxy S6. Yes, he uses and Android phone. So?

As always, if you have comments, questions, critiques, offers of sponsorship, or whatever, feel free to hit us up in the comments, on Twitter, at FacebookGoogle+ or via email.

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The Flickcast 286: We’re Mad as Hell

jared-leto-joker-1What’s this? Another new episode of The Flickcast for your listening pleasure? That’s right.

On this week’s episode, Chris and Joe take it to another level and really seem angry about a lot of stuff, which isn’t like them. Still, anger leads to the Dark Side, so we should probably keep an eye on them. In the meantime, some of these anger-provoking topics include Jared Leto’s joker, Frank Miller’s new Batman, what kind of a girl Black Widow is and a whole lot more.

Picks this week include Chris’ pick of the movie Ex Machina, written and directed by Alex Garland, and Joe’s pick of the new album by Big Wreck called “Ghosts.”

As always, if you have comments, questions, critiques, offers of sponsorship, or whatever, feel free to hit us up in the comments, on Twitter, at FacebookGoogle+ or via email.

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Movie Review: ‘Batman Unlimited: Animal Instincts’

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Fans who grew up with Batman: The Animated Series as their go-to cartoon superhero show have undoubtedly noticed the darker, more violent trend in those same cartoons now. I don’t think this is bad or even unwanted, as you can tell from my review of this month’s Batman vs. Robin. But a return to a more traditional, 90s feel is certainly welcome. That’s what we get in Batman Unlimited: Animal Instincts.

The story brings together classic Batman foes and heroes to uncover the plot behind Penguin’s new invention of Cyber Animals. The robotic creatures keep popping up during strange crimes committed by the Animilitia, a squad of animal-inspired villains that includes Silverback, Cheetah, Killer Croc and Man-Bat. Luckily, Batman has his own squad to call on and Flash, Green Arrow, Nightwing and Red Robin answer.

Animal Instincts comes straight out of DC Entertainment’s desire to create a Batman animated film for younger kids. That sentiment registered strongly with screenwriter Heath Corson who “wanted to capture that fun of Silver Age Justice League comics.” He’s definitely done that here. Humor is used to great effect and is mixed effortlessly with both hand-to-hand and high speed action scenes. Fight sequences are often one-on-one giving each hero and villain a chance in the spotlight.

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Here’s Your First Look at ‘Call of Duty: Black Ops III’

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With all the uncertainty in the world, at least there’s one thing we can pretty much always count on: new Call of Duty games. The latest one is called Call of Duty: Black Ops III.

This new chapter in the franchise takes place in “a dark, gritty future where a new breed of Black Ops soldier emerges and the lines are blurred between our own humanity and the cutting-edge military robotics that define the future of combat.” That does sound cool.

Judge for yourself by watching the first trailer for the game, which has just been released. Look for Call of Duty: Black Ops III to arrive on November 9.

The trailer is after the break.

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The Flickcast 285: We’re Home

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After a brief hiatus last week (sorry about that) there’s another new episode of The Flickcast for your listening pleasure. We know it was tough last week without a new episode. We’ll try not to disappoint you again.

On this week’s episode, Chris and Joe discuss and debate a whole bunch of stuff including the amazing new trailer for The Force Awakens, the Daredevil series on Netflix, the not-so-stellar Batman v. Superman trailer and, of course, a whole lot more, more, more. And it’s not even your birthday. You’re welcome.

Picks this week include Chris’ pick of the military sci-fi novel Terms of Enlistment by Marko Kloos and Joe’s pick of the short film This Is Not What You Had Planned.

As always, if you have comments, questions, critiques, offers of sponsorship, or whatever, feel free to hit us up in the comments, on Twitter, at FacebookGoogle+ or via email.

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