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Weekly update: Did we really need that trunk?

Greetings, Gothamites!

So, if you’re a regular reader, you may have noticed that there was no For the Love of Pop Culture this week. I must confess, Gothamites, the past two weeks have been so cray that I haven’t managed to get my weekly helping of joy to write about. Continue reading Weekly update: Did we really need that trunk?

The Death of Superman (2018)

Review by CJ

Director:
Jake Castorena, Sam Liu

Starring:
Jerry O’Connell, Rebecca Romijn, Rainn Wilson, Rosario Dawson, Nathan Fillion, Shemar Moore, Christopher Gorham, Matt Lanter, Jason O’Mara, Nyambi Nyambi 

Other notable appearances:
Rocky Carroll, Jennifer Hale

Running time:
81 minutes

Watch this if you liked:
Superman: Doomsday, Batman: Gotham Knight, Batman: Year One

 

When an alien monster, dubbed Doomsday, lands on Earth, the Justice League tries to stop it. After his colleagues have fallen, it becomes Superman’s duty to take down Doomsday — even if it means paying the ultimate price.

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Justice League (2017)

Review by CJ

Director:
Zack Snyder, Joss Whedon

Starring:
Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Gal Gadot, Jason Momoa, Ezra Miller, Ray Fisher

Other notable appearances:
Ciarán Hinds, Jeremy Irons, Amy Adams, Diane Lane, Billy Crudup, Connie Nielsen, J.K. Simmons, Joe Morton, Amber Heard, Jesse Eisenberg, Joe Manganiello

Running time:
121 minutes

Watch this if you liked:
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Wonder Woman, The Avengers

 

After the death of Superman (Cavill), an ancient evil is drawn to Earth with insidious plans. It is up to Bruce Wayne (Affleck) and Diana Prince (Gadot) to join forces with other super-powered beings and try to save the world from annihilation.

Justice League is the fifth film in the DC Extended Universe.

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Justice League: Doom (2012)

Review by CJ

Director:
Lauren Montgomery

Starring:
Kevin Conroy, Tim Daly, Susan Eisenberg, Nathan Fillion, Michael Rosenbaum, Carl Lumbly, Bumper Robinson, Phil Morris, Carlos Alazraqui, Claudia Black, Paul Blackthorne, Olivia d’Abo, Alexis Denisof

Other notable appearances:
Grey DeLise, Brian George, Juliet Landau, Bruce Timm

Running time:
75 minutes

Watch this if you liked:
Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox, Justice League Unlimited, Justice League: The New Frontier

 

The Legion of Doom use altered versions of Batman’s (Conroy) contingency plans to take down the Justice League. But that’s only the first part of their diabolical desires.

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We Are Robin, Volume 1: The Vigilante Business (2016)

Review by CJ

Page count:
157

Format:
Trade paperback

Publisher:
DC Comics

ISBN:
978-1-4012-5982-0

 

A band of teenagers don the Robin mantle to fight crime in Gotham City under the guidance of a mysterious figure.

We Are Robin, Volume 1: The Vigilante Business collects issues 1-6 of We Are Robin (2015).

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Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)

Review by CJ

Batman v Superman

Director:
Zack Snyder

Starring:
Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Gal Gadot, Amy Adams, Jesse Eisenberg

Other notable appearances:
Diane Lane, Laurence Fishburne, Jeremy Irons, Holly Hunter, Callan Mulvey, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Lauren Cohan, Patrick Wilson, Ezra Miller, Jason Momoa, Ray Fisher

Running time:
151 minutes

Watch this if you liked:
Man of Steel, Watchmen, The Dark Knight

 

After witnessing first hand the devastation caused by Superman’s battle with General Zod, Bruce Wayne (Affleck) decides that the Man of Steel must be stopped. When Batman starts branding criminals of heinous crimes who are then murdered by inmates in prison, Clark Kent (Cavill) knows that the Caped Crusader has gone too far. While the two heroes fight amongst themselves, Lex Luthor  (Eisenberg) concocts a plan that could destroy the world as we know it. Can Batman and Superman put their differences aside and unite with Wonder Woman (Gadot) to save the planet?

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