Unboxing: Aquaman Walmart exclusive Funko DVD set

Who would have thought that Aquaman would have an awesome movie good as Wonder Woman? Aquaman was a fun DC movie in 2018 in which tells the story about a man named Arthur Curry who is half-man, half-Atlantean who must step up in order to prevent an upcoming war between Atlantis and the people living in the surface land. Arthur will become not just a hero, but a king. As a Pop collector, I was eager to get this movie set; not only I got three copies of the movie (DVD, Blu-Ray and digital), but I also got the keychain Pop Funko figure. Just like my Alita post, this one is small enough to accessorize. Unfortunately, I wish they would have taken better care of the box set. It has some dents and bends, but at least the figures and discs were fine. This keychain counts as my 36th figure of my set.

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Jared Leto’s Joker over?

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There is so many Jokers out there but only a few are good and some are bad. Jared Leto, who played as the Joker in 2016’s movie Suicide Squad, is considered one of the worst versions of the Joker. IGN recently reported that Jared Leto won’t be back as Joker according The Hollywood Reporter. THR commented “Leto’s days as the Joker likely are over.”

Before the release of 2019’s Todd Philip’s Joker, it was reported that Jared Leto tried to interfere with the movie’s release. To his response o hearing that he wasn’t going to be starring in this solo movie, he felt alienated and betrayed and it was mentioned that he tried to call his agents and call the music manager of Warner Bros about the movie. Leto did not take this well about this new Joker.

How do you feel about this news?

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Friday Funny 234: Marvel vs DC – Who was the king and who was the fool?

TGIF!

Thank God it’s Friday! Welcome everyone another exciting day of Friday Funny. I hope everyone is staying warm in this fall month. We’re not in summer anymore, so put away the beach towels and cover up the swimming pool. I hope everyone had a good week and are ready for the weekend. Before we begin, let’s talk about what’s new and what to expect this weekend. Toonami just aired the last episode of the English Dub of Dragon Ball Super. The next anime joining Toonami is the second season of One-Punch Man and the anime premiere of Demon Slayer. Today is also the movie release of the classic cartoon The Addams Family. If you’re going to the movies to see Joker, be careful out there and avoid any suspicious people and take kids to see this rated R movie. As we are here in the last quarter of the year, let’s look back in the Marvel and DC comic book movies of this year. Marvel has been unleashing movies from Disney, Fox and Sony. Starting the year, we had the powerful superhero Captain Marvel. This movie shows her origin and how powerful she is across the galaxy. We had the huge cinematic crossover movie and epic conclusion to the Avengers, We had Avengers: Endgame where the Avengers must team up for one more battle and take down Thanos and undo his deeds and bring order to the galaxy. With Sony involved with Disney, we got a follow up story taking place after Endgame focusing on the young webslinger Spider-Man. In Spider-Man: Far From Home, Spider-Man learns the struggles of being a superhero and how tough it is be like Iron Man when he has to face off against some elemental villains. He also learns not everyone can be Iron Man after his encounter with Mysterio. In the Marvel Fox movies, we have Dark Phoenix. In Dark Phoenix, watch how the X-Men must face off against their deadliest foe, their own X-Men friend Jean Grey. DC may have two films this year, but they been enjoyable by fans. If Marvel’s Captain Marvel wasn’t good, how about DC’s version of Captain Marvel, Shazam. In Shazam! watch how a young kid inherits magical powers bestowed by a wizard and how great power comes great responsibility. Last but not least, we Joker. Taking place in a fictional but realistic world of Gotham, watch as one man loses his mind after feeling outcasted and oppressed by society. Joker shows us that life is a joke and you might as well make it a show. What movies did you enjoy the most and what was your least favorite?

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To end this post, here is a round up of Marvel and DC comics movie trailers:

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Friday Funny 233 – Life is a joke made by society’s tragedy

TGIF!

Thank God it’s Friday! This is Matthew from Matt-in-the-Hat! Welcome back to another exciting and scary episode of Friday Funny! The reason why I say scary is because we are officially in October and this also means we are in the spooky season. Get ready for Halloween as people buy costumes, candy and pumpkins. If you are not trick or treating, you can stay home and watch some scary movies. If you’re going to the movies, go check out DC’s Joker. Unlike most comic book movies, this movie will be connected to the movies like Wonder Woman, Aquaman or Shazam, but rather, it is going to be its own solo movie set in a realistic world. Watch as Arthur becomes the Joker in a sad reality he lives in and watch him laugh through his pain. This movie is rated R so don’t take your kids to see it and this movie is fiction. Don’t take it too literal. The actor of Joker will be Joaquin Phoenix and based on the trailers, he nails the character. Will this movie be an Oscar nominated movie? Could be. If Black Panther was able to get an Oscar for a diverse cast, anything is possible.  What’s scarier than a guy in clown make up or an embodiment of fear that haunts kids? It’s the reality of society!

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Here are some Joker videos to bring in the hype:

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Joker Final Trailer release

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Halloween is coming up and you know what this means. Time to dress up as something hot, scary or both. Some people dress up as Pennywise from the movie It, some people dress up as Harley Quinn from DC comics. Some wants to be Joker. Released on Wednesday, DC and Warner Bros released the recent trailer for the upcoming solo movie Joker. Joker will be played as Joaquin Phoenix and the movie will be directed by Todd Philips. It will be playing this October. Will you be watching this movie on opening weekend?

Joker movie rating finally confirmed

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Remember that DC movie Joker? Warner Bros and DC comics with movie director Todd Phillips are going to create a movie based on Batman’s iconic villain, the Joker. Unlike the DC movies such as Aquaman and Wonder Woman, this will be its own separate film set in a realistic world. In other worlds, it’s not part of the DCEU (DC Extended Universe) also known as Worlds of DC. The one who will play as the Joker will be actor Joaquin Phoenix. It’s been confirmed by the official website that the movie finally has an official rating. The movie Joker will be rated R for “strong bloody violence, disturbing behavior, language and brief sexual images.”

Joker comes out on October 4th 2019.

Plot Synopsis:

Director Todd Phillips “Joker” centers around the iconic arch nemesis and is an original, standalone fictional story not seen before on the big screen. Phillips’ exploration of Arthur Fleck, who is indelibly portrayed by Joaquin Phoenix, is of a man struggling to find his way in Gotham’s fractured society. A clown-for-hire by day, he aspires to be a stand-up comic at night…but finds the joke always seems to be on him. Caught in a cyclical existence between apathy and cruelty, Arthur makes one bad decision that brings about a chain reaction of escalating events in this gritty character study.

Are you going to watch this movie?

Batman animated movies collection revealed!

I forgot to talk about this earlier this week, but it’s now or never!

If you guys already have Batman The Animated Series collection and are already planning to get Batman Beyond the Blu-Ray collection, you might want to start saving or use the Bat Credit card. Revealed by IGN, DC comics is planning to release an animated movie collection collecting all the Batman animated movies. As an honor to celebrate 80 years of Batman comics, this collection will have 18 Batman movies in  19 Blu-Ray discs. The collection is called Batman 80th Anniversary Collection and it is going to be released on September 3rd. The movie collection will have audio commentary, featurettes and documentaries. It is already available for preorder for $73.93!

Here are the following movies included:

  • Batman: Mask of the Phantasm
  • Batman: Mystery of the Batwoman
  • Batman: Gotham Knight
  • Superman/Batman: Public Enemies
  • Batman: Under the Red Hood
  • Superman/Batman: Apocalypse
  • Batman: Year One
  • Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1
  • Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 2
  • Son of Batman
  • Batman: Assault on Arkham
  • Batman vs. Robin
  • Batman: Bad Blood
  • Batman: The Killing Joke
  • Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders
  • Batman and Harley Quinn
  • Batman: Gotham by Gaslight
  • Batman Ninja

 

Netflix review – A One Year Reflection

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If you remembered my old post about me getting Netflix, it’s been about a whole year since I became a subscriber to Netflix. I actually signed up on April 2018, but you get the picture. I wasn’t sure if I should do a review on Netflix or a reflection post, so I decided to combine both into one. There won’t be spoilers obviously. I will tell you what movies and shows that I enjoyed. I will also talk about the pros and cons of using Netflix.

Netflix: Before the Streaming Era

Before Netflix became on of the popular streaming service, we had Blockbuster. As a kid, I would go to Blockbuster for renting games like Nintendo 64 games. It was a simple time and I used to remember seeing Blockbuster had these special stations for people who took pictures in the game Pokemon Snap; I never did it so I missed out. As time passes, we later got rental services such Gamefly and then old fashion Netflix. Back then, Netflix was a rental service where you ordered the movies, get them by the mail and keep them as long as you want. Fast forward in time, Netflix decides to expand their service where you can pay to rend a movie and watch on your computer. You get the idea. Later on, Netflix would later allow subscribers to watch movies on laptops, smart TVs and mobile devices. Companies like Hulu would later join in the subscription service world. To make sure Netflix has the upper hand, they included exclusive shows and movies such as Marvel Netflix shows like Daredevil and 13 Reasons Why. Everyone has their own opinion about Netflix and I am happy to share my thoughts.

Easy and selective viewing

So what kind of shows did I watch from Netflix? For starters, I did get into some really good anime. Thanks to Netflix, I was able to watch shows like Devilman: Crybaby, Violet Evergarden and Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online all in English Dub. Devilman: Crybaby was an anime I thought I would ever enjoy. I was recommended to watch this from someone on Twitter and I was surprised that the anime only had ten episodes. Devilman: Crybaby was one epic ride for ten episodes and it really made me see who was the demon, humans or a devil with a human heart. Devilman: Crybaby in the end made me a crybaby. I also wrote a review on this anime. Violet Evergarden would be the next anime to make me cry. After I heard one of my favorite voice actress was going to be in this anime, I jumped it. Erika Harlacher voices the main character Violet and the anime talks about a young girl raised to fight like a soldier learned how to feel with emotions through writing letters. I wrote both a review and I used this anime as topic for an OWLS post. This anime gave me the ugliest cries and I haven’t cried this much since I seen Clannad. It’s not an Netflix exclusive, but I wanted to watch it in English Dub. The next anime I got into was Sword Art Online Alternative. SAOA was a spinoff anime that took place within the Sword Art Online main story but focused on a different story and new characters. The story would take place in the online shooting MMO game Gun Gale Online where the cute and tiny player Llenn would compete against gun crazy opponents. This anime was pretty good regardless if it didn’t have characters like Kirito and Sinon. This was another anime I wrote a review and used for the OWLS.

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Besides anime, I did get into some live action movies and TV shows. I saw the live action movie of the American Death Note movie. I reviewed this movie and I can say that I like the idea it wanted to do, but I feel like it went one step forward and two steps back. This movie really over did it with the blood and gore fatalities; it felt like I was watching a Final Destination movie.

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I also took some time to watch some superhero shows. There is a funny story about this because it’s one of the reasons why I wanted to get Netflix. My sister and her husband used Netflix to watch all the episodes of the Flash.. I really like the Flash, so after I got Netflix I ended up watching all the way up to season 1. I then also found another show I got into from the DC universe called The Arrow. The Arrow talk about a rich billionaire named Oliver Queen who uses his skills in survival to rid the corruption of Starling City. This show is what led to other shows to being born like The Flash, Supergirl and Legends of Tomorrow in which this would be called the Arrowverse. Also looking for some vigilante action, I got into watching Daredevil. I remember watching Daredevil the movie years ago with Ben Affleck, but after hearing positive reviews of the TV show, I decided to pay a visit. Daredevil without a doubt, is way better than the 2003 movie. For season 1, this show was dark and violent, but it really shows how Netflix did their best to capture the dark essence of the comics.

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Also, I was able to see movies I thought I would miss out such as the original Terminator!

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Netflix Gripes! 

I blame myself for getting high hopes. As someone who first got Netflix, I thought I was given the keys to every show and movies I could possibly imagine like watching all the Marvel movies from Disney and Fox, DC movies like the Christopher Nolan Batman movies or even classic TV shows from Nick, Unfortunately, I was dead wrong. I later found that Netflix doesn’t do that and they can only add certain titles to their list. If you wanted to watch TV shows, I would need Hulu. I also learned that Disney was going to be doing their streaming service as well in which they will also stream Disney movies including Star Wars and Marvel movies. This also means that Disney is going to be removing titles from Netflix once the service begins. One thing that really bugged me is that the infamous news that Netflix cancelled the Marvel TV shows like Daredevil and Jessica Jones. I been hearing Daredevil is a successful Marvel TV show and I third season really nailed it. Unfortunately, Netflix had to unplug the show and stop producing the episodes. I don’t know how it works with Netflix and the way they handle the shows, but I can’t help but get annoyed when they have to either stop a show and discontinue it or they pick a TV show and remove it from their subscription. I heard people got angry when Netflix mentioned they either wanted to get rid of Friends or The Office.

Conclusion

Even though I do appreciate the many variety of shows I am given, I do see the trade off from Netflix. I can enjoy my shows without commercials and pick out which catches my eyes. I really like the feeling watching episodes without getting interrupted and I like trying out new titles with ease. The thing that irks me is that Netflix system when handling shows is pretty complicated. I don’t know how they do it, but it just bothers me that they will sometimes cancel a series or they take risks and remove a popular TV show. Either way, I don’t really hate Netflix. I like it, but it’s something I can live without in the same time. I might stick around so I can watch those Nick movies like Rocko’s Modern Life and Invader Zim and hopefully see the Netflix version of Neon Genesis Evangelion. Enjoy streaming!

Batman Beyond Blu-Ray Collection announced!

Batman fans rejoice! This weekend is San Diego Comic Con 2019 and this means we are going to be getting a lot of news in regards to movies, comic books, anime and even video games. Today I got some exciting news to tell you if you love the classic Batman: The Animated Series show. If you have Batman: The Animated Series collection, you might want to save up for this Batman collection. It’s been announced that the sequel, spinoff Batman Beyond will be coming back in a Blu-Ray collection set. The set is expected to come out on Blu-Ray October 29th and a digital version on October 15th.

To celebrate the 20 years of this cartoon, this collection will come out as a Limited Edition set with a total of 52 episodes. 41 episodes out of the 52 will be remastered without film grain, 35 mm film and enhancing resolution.  This collection will have bonus features that includes commentary from series creator Bruce Timm, four art cards, a remastered movie of Batman Beyond: The Return of the Joker and an exclusive Pop Funko figure of Batman. According to IGN, the digital collection of this will be about $49.99 and the physical set is $99.99.

Batman: Return to Arkham – Arkham Asylum review

PSN describes it:

Return to Arkham and experience two of the most critically acclaimed titles of the last generation – Batman: Arkham Asylum and Batman: Arkham City, with fully remastered and updated visuals. Batman: Return to Arkham includes the comprehensive versions of both games and includes all previously released additional content.

Batman: Arkham Asylum exposes players to a dark and atmospheric adventure that takes them into the depths of Arkham Asylum –Gotham City’s high security psychiatric hospital for the criminally insane. Use Batman’s legendary gadgetry, strike from the shadows, and confront The Joker and Gotham City’s most notorious super villains.

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