Among the many villains Batman has faced, one easily stands out: the wicked clown-faced criminal known as the Joker. This is a character we have seen plenty of times over the years, portrayed in different styles by multiple actors. There's the comical presentation of Joker by Cesar Romero in the 1960s Batman television series, and even, for that matter, the silly Joker in The Lego Batman Movie recently. For something mildly dark, there's Jack Nicholson's Joker in the 1989 Batman movie and Mark Hamill voicing the Joker in Batman: The Animated Series in TV in the 1990s. Then, if you really want an ultra dark Joker, look no further than Heath Ledger's Oscar-winning performance in The Dark Knight in 2008. With such a high bar set, it would be a challenge to reach the same level of excellence that Ledger achieved.
Does anyone here like to look at beautiful ladies? How about beautiful ladies who are strippers? Well, if that's your kind of thing, let's take a quick tour through the New York strip club depicted in this movie.
Blinded by the Light is a film that presents an interesting take on a timeless notion: music has universal appeal. Any piece of music has the potential to connect with human emotions. It doesn't matter who you are or what kind of music it is. Furthermore, the impact of music isn't limited to where the musician lives. Theoretically, anyone around the world can enjoy any kind of music made anywhere on Earth. Really, music is a limitless art form, with no geographical boundaries or cultural barriers.
There are a lot of movies from Marvel Studios that depict Marvel Comics superheroes and do so within the context of a single fictional universe. I would say that there are so many that it's easy for the non-Marvel fan to lose count. Also, someone who isn't a die-hard Marvel zealot may not be interested in seeing all of the Marvel movies because they may seem formulaic. After all, there are only so many movies you can make that feature sci-fi superhero action before the audience starts to get bored with the idea. That's why it's important to be original and creative every now and then to keep a series fresh. For example, the Guardians of the Galaxy movies are Marvel movies that have sci-fi action, but are also unique in their humor and music, enough to be additionally classified as sci-fi comedies.
Aquaman is another one of those comic book superheroes that presents a protagonist unlike others than have been created before. We've seen superheroes with the ability to fly (Superman), change in size (Ant-Man), wield advanced crime-fighting technology (Batman and Iron Man), open portals at will (Dr. Strange), and wield great strength, even as a female (Wonder Woman). We have also seen a variety of settings with these past superheroes, mainly on Earth or elsewhere in the universe. Aquaman, a DC Comics creation, presents a hero who is not only superhuman in strength, but also aquatic, with the ability to breathe underwater and swim very fast. Naturally, this leads to the main setting of the ocean depths, where the city of Atlantis once ruled the seas. Both the character and the primary setting of Aquaman make this superhero action-adventure movie rather refreshing.
It's been a while since I wrote a video game review for my website, Anthony's Film Review. After all, my primary focus is movies, as the name implies. Any other medium that is visual and movie-like is on my radar less frequently, and is therefore something I write about less often. Still, when I do come across something that is not a movie but similar in a way, and is worth talking about for whatever reason, I will take the time to pour out my thoughts on it, the same way I would with the movies I watch. I say this because the video game I am about to review is not just one of the best ever, but also one that virtually erases the line between movies and video games (and, for that matter, the line between fiction and reality).