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Michelle Pfeiffer or Anne Hathaway: Who Is The Better Catwoman?

The other day I watched The Dark Knight Rises and as I watched the movie I couldn’t help but get excited seeing Catwoman. Catwoman is one of my favorite DC Comics characters but she’s rarely been given a chance to shine. Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy possessed such amazing and classic DC Comics characters and made them epic in ways that unfortunately hasn’t been replicated in the current DCEU (DC Extended Universe.)

And then Michelle Pfeiffer brought Catwoman to life nearly thirty years ago in Batman Returns at a time when superhero movies weren’t as easy and popular to make as they are these days. While the movie wasn’t great Catwoman shined as she permeated her scenes with a distinct femininity and feline awesomeness. But of the two versions of the cat-tastic superhero who plays the role better?

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‘Interstellar’ Is One of the Greatest Movies Ever Made

I remember when I saw Interstellar for the first time. I was going to a midnight showing of The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug and they played a teaser for the movie. I remember watching that teaser and at first, from the way they made it look, I thought it was a documentary or something. But then the word Interstellar appeared on the side of the screen in a strange vertical fashion and I was just confused at what the movie was.

Then the first trailer came out and whenever I saw it in the movies it would always give me so many chills that it was ridiculous. It totally made me want to see this movie. Then I saw the second trailer and it slightly dissuaded me from wanting to watch the film because it showed Matthew McConaughey’s daughter in the movie crying too much. But I did end up seeing it and long story short I was absolutely flabbergasted at not only how ridiculously amazing the movie was from a visual standpoint but also a writing standpoint as well.

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Interstellar was my first Christopher Nolan film that I had watched and it still is the best Christopher Nolan movie that I have seen so far. He took this incredible science-fiction story about a small group of people who were trying to save humans from extinction on Earth and made it the most captivating movie I have ever seen.

It’s been a little over three years since this movie came out and after watching it a few days ago (because I own this movie) I was still looking at the film it in utter awe and fascination. The story is so complex that even, after all of this time, I’m still hearing and seeing new things. It’s absolutely incredible.

There are four reasons why this is one of the greatest movies ever made.

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Who Is the Best Batman: Michael Keaton or Christian Bale?

Yesterday I watched Batman Begins and it was a relief seeing a Batman that isn’t bulky and humongous like Ben Affleck’s version of the caped crusader. I’ve gotten used to the new Batman because I frankly had to. Ben Affleck isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. So, seeing Christian Bale’s impeccable portrayal of the Dark Knight was absolutely wonderful.

It was also nice watching a DC movie that was actually epic. Christopher Nolan is already a fantastic movie maker and what he did to Batman was legendary (see what I did there?) He made Batman a complicated hero with a dark side. That’s something you don’t really see in heroes throughout Marvel and DC films. It made the movies he created that much more complex and enjoyable. And at the head of these remarkable films is, of course, Christian Bale.

Christian Bale’s Batman was the first live-action Batman I had ever seen and to a lot of people he is the greatest version of the black-clad warrior but is that true?

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One of the reasons why he was such a great Batman is mainly because the concept artists for Christopher Nolan’s movies were so much better than the old Batman concept artists from the 80s’. His suit was sleeker, more fascinating, and it made him look like the most epic ninja ever. And Christian Bale definitely helped contribute to making that suit look great. I mean if Ben Affleck was wearing the same outfit it wouldn’t look the same at all, that’s for sure.

But could Michael Keaton have pulled off the Christopher Nolan version of the Dark Knight? Of course he could have, and that’s why this topic is always so hard for me to decipher.

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When I watched Batman from 1989 I was expecting Michael Keaton’s Batman to be super wack and instead he was rather epic in both Batman and Batman Returns. I enjoyed him so much as Batman in fact that I was stunned when I found out he didn’t make a third movie. He was incredible throughout the two sub par Batman movies and I was utterly astonished.

He frankly created the idea of what an epic Batman is supposed to be like. No one has shirked away from his stern, ninja style version of the iconic superhero. It has only been elevated due to Christopher Nolan’s movies.

To tell you the truth though, while Christian Bale did a fabulous job portraying Batman in such an incredible fashion if Michael Keaton had done the same three movies I’m pretty sure I would’ve preferred him as the caped crusader instead of Christian Bale.

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I mean look at this suit. It’s so not cool and yet he exuded such epicness I looked right past it. Michael Keaton gave the model of what Batman is supposed to be like and it’s still the model that is used to this day.

I guess I’m saying I like Michael Keaton more. Now are his movies better? Of course not because Christopher Nolan is a genius filmmaker but in terms of who’s a better Batman Michael Keaton definitely wins.

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Who’s Excited for the Golden Globes?!

It’s award season and tonight the 75th Golden Globes will be coming on NBC at 8pm est. I can’t wait to watch it for many reasons such as seeing Seth Meyers host the special event. I love his hilarious late night show and I’m glad that he’s going to be the one hosting this Golden Globes. I’m also loving this year’s nominees for every category but I am, of course, mainly excited to see how the movie categories end up shaking out.

In terms of who I want to win the Best Motion Picture-Drama category the only movie I have seen out of the nominees was Dunkirk but while it is a fantastic film I feel that it’s against some stiff competition in the likes of The Shape of Water and possibly The Post. 

Now I truly believe that Christopher Nolan should win a Golden Globe for Best Director because his visual eye for Dunkirk was absolutely magnificent. Simply the scenes with the fighter pilots was enough to win a Golden Globe award. If he doesn’t win I would be positively livid. I mean what does he have to do to win an award for his fabulous director skills?

In terms of the other categories I’m just excited to see what’s going to happen. One of my favorite things to do is watch the Golden Globes and the Oscars and this year is going to definitely be one of the most interesting of the award seasons.

I hope you’re as excited as I am to see the Golden Globes and I thank you for reading. Have a wonderful day.

 

A Spoiler-Free Review of Dunkirk

Okay, so the first word that comes to my mind when I think of this movie is wow. I watched Dunkirk for the first time last night and I can honestly say it will go down as one of the most incredible movie experiences I’ve ever had. First of all the movie is very loud so just be prepared. Secondly, it’s very psychological, like all of Christopher Nolan’s movies are. When I left that theater everything I heard, from cars driving by to literally a refrigerator in Target, sounded like the motors of those planes in that movie. Yeah, I was losing my mind for about an hour. Third, it’s official now, Christopher Nolan is my favorite director of all time. He has surpassed the legendary Steven Spielberg, Peter Jackson, Ridley Scott, Alfred Hitchcock, etc. The way he makes movies is mind-boggling. He pours so much thought and effort into making a movie perfect that when you eventually see the result it looks like Dunkirk. If he doesn’t get an Oscar for best director for the stunning job he did on this movie I’ll be utterly flabbergasted.

Now I’m going to talk a little bit about the movie without going into too much detail which is going to be kind of difficult. There are so many things I want to talk about but I’ll have to wait until my post chock full of spoilers to do that. So on that note let me say what I thought about this movie for you folks who haven’t seen it yet.

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