Showing posts from August, 2012

The Shining (1980)

THE SHINING Stanley Kubrick 1980 • 142 Minutes • 1.37:1 • United States Color • English • Warner Bros.
Cast:  Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Scatman Crothers, Danny Lloyd Screenplay:  Stanley Kubrick & Diane Johnson based on the book by Stephen King Producer: Stanley Kubrick Cinematography: John Alcott
Awards and Honors
American Film Institute AFI's 100 Years... 100 Thrills: #29 AFI's 100 Years... 100 Heroes and Villains: #25 Villain AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movie Quotes: #68 "Here's Johnny!"
The Essential Films 100 Essential Horror Movies:  #2 100 Greatest Movie Villains: #23 - Jack Torrance

Some places are like people: some shine and some don't. 
Jack Torrance is a struggling, alcoholic writer that takes a job as a caretaker for the Overlook hotel during the winter season.  He feels that the isolation and solitude will help him get over his writer's block while also making a little money, taking along his wife and his psychic son to keep him company.  Soo…

FORCED PERSPECTIVE, Ep.22 – BATMAN, Part 4.1: “The Nolan Renaissance” (w/Special Guests BIG D, MR. EDDIE, HAMZA, & HEADCASE)

The conclusion of FORCED PERSPECTIVE’s BATMAN series has arrived, and due to its SUPER-DUPER long running time, has been divided into 3 parts, with the first discussing Batman Begins. Join SportsGuy515 and Adolfo, along with the all-star Superfriends panel of Big D, Mr. Eddie, Hamza, and Headcase, as they discuss the first chapter of Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy, with a few pinches of WHACKINESS thrown in. DOWNLOAD/STREAM NOW!

Batman on Film Part 1 – Batman: The Movie (1966)

(Published from Superfriends Universe)

For those that may have been living under a rock, Team Forced Perspective (With some special guests) have been doing special Batman-themed episodes all in anticipation for the huge The Dark Knight Rises premiere that took place on July 20. Given that these episodes were long and had tons of guests, we wanted to make sure everyone had a chance to give their opinion… so I’m writing down all my thoughts on each of the major Batman movies that I didn’t get a chance to voice.

Let’s start with the campiest film of the bunch (at least until 1997): Batman The Movie.

Let’s start at the beginning.  Batman: The Movie was born out of “Batman” the television series on ABC television.  The show debuted in 1966 and ran for 3 seasons.  At the time, television executives were looking for a new kid’s adventure show to play alongside “The Lone Ranger” and “Superman.”  However, when tv executive Yale Udoff attended a party at the Playboy Club one fateful night, a s…