Pow! BLAM! The caped crusaders are out to save the leaders of the free world.
Release Date:Wednesday, July 20, 1966
The archvillains of The United Underworld - The Catwoman, The Joker, The Riddler and The Penguin - combine forces to dispose of Batman and Robin as they launch their fantastic plot to control the entire world. Armed with a Penguin-personalized pre-atomic submarine, an army of ruthless pirates, exploding sharks and octopi, and an arsenal of polaris missiles, the dastardly villains hijack a yacht containing a superdehydrator, which can extract all moisture from humans and reduce them to particles of dust.
Behind the black cowl, Gotham City superhero Batman is really millionaire philanthropist Bruce Wayne (Michael Keaton), who turned to crimefighting after his parents were brutally murdered before his eyes. The only person to share Wayne's secret is faithful butler Alfred (Michael Gough). The principal villain in Batman is The Joker (Jack Nicholson) who'd been mob torpedo Jack Napier before he was horribly disfigured in a vat of acid. The Joker's plan to destroy Batman and gain control of Gotham City is manifold.
As a boy a young Bruce Wayne watched in horror as his millionaire parents were slain in front of his eyes, a trauma which led him to become obsessed with revenge but his chance is cruelly taken away from him by fate. After disappearing to the East where he seeks counsel with the dangerous but honorable ninja cult leader known as Ra's Al-Ghul, he returns to his now decaying Gotham City overrun by organized crime and dangerous individuals manipulating the system whilst the company he inherited is slowly being pulled out from under him.
The third film of the franchise sees many changes as; Tim Burton moves to Producer and makes way for Joel Schumacher to put his stamp on the highly successful comic adaptation, Michael Keaton is dropped for Val Kilmer in the lead roll and Robin makes his first appearance by way of Chris O'Donnell.
In the first sequel to his 1989 Batman, Tim Burton takes us on a darker ride than before as a deformed baby boy is thrown into Gotham City's river by his horrified parents. Thirty-three years later, the child, resurfaces as the hideous Penguin (Danny DeVito), leader of the Red Triangles. Penguin blackmails Max Shreck (Christopher Walken) into helping him discover the identity of his parents. When Penguin learns his birth name, Oswald Cobblepot, he becomes a sympathetic figure to the city.
With just one year having passed after taking out Ra's Al Ghul's plan to have Gotham eliminated and the mysterious disappearance of Dr. Jonathan Crane AKA the Scarecrow, and after the city was nearly plundered with his toxins, Bruce Wayne and his vigilante alter-ego the Batman, continue the seemingly endless effort to bring order to Gotham, with the help of Lt. James Gordon and newly appointed District Attorney Harvey Dent. But a new threat has now emerged into the streets.
It has been eight years since Batman vanished into the night, turning, in that instant, from hero to fugitive. Assuming the blame for the death of D.A. Harvey Dent, the Dark Knight sacrificed everything for what he and Commissioner Gordon both hoped was the greater good. For a time the lie worked, as criminal activity in Gotham City was crushed under the weight of the anti-crime Dent Act.
Website Socialbakers has determined that 53% of pop star Justin Bieber's 37 million Twitter Followers are fake accounts. This would put Bieber at the number two genuine followers list with Lady Gaga reclaiming her social media crown.
In this new drama from Bryan Fuller (Pushing Daisies, Heroes), based on the characters from Thomas Harris' classic novels, we see where psychiatrist-turned-serial killer Dr. Hannibal Lecter's incredible story began. Starring Hugh Dancy, Mads Mikkelsen, Laurence Fishburne and Scott Thompson, the next episode airs April 18th, on NBC.
The Hangover Part III is the third and final film in director Todd Phillips' record-shattering comedy franchise. This time, there's no wedding. No bachelor party. What could go wrong, right? But when the Wolfpack hits the road, all bets are off.
Directed by James Mangold and featuring Hugh Jackman reprising the popular character on film for the sixth time, The Wolverine takes the feral mutant's story overseas in an adaptation of Chris Claremont and Frank Miller's popular comic book arc.
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire will be directed by Francis Lawrence, and produced by Nina Jacobson’s Color Force in tandem with producer Jon Kilik. The novel on which the film is based is the second in a trilogy that has over 36 million copies in print in the U.S. alone.
The mighty Clutch have unleashed their 10th studio album and the results are nothing less than astounding. 'Earth Rocker' is 100% rock n' roll fury and could very well be the band's best effort to date. Loaded with blues driven jams, the record is about as perfect as it can get these days and a very viable candidate for album of the year.
Former Walking Dead showrunner Glen Mazzara is in talks to pen the upcoming prequel to Stanley Kubrick's cult classic film The Shining. The forthcoming film will be titled The Overlook Hotel and although details are slim, the project will be developed by Warner Bros.
Many fans were saddened to learn that the chances of a cinematic sequel to the critically beloved Dredd were pretty much zero. It now appears that comic readers will have the chance to see the sequel in the format where it all began.
Blind Melon burst on the scene with “No Rain” from their self-titled debut album, Blind Melon, featuring the now-iconic “bee girl” 20 years ago. To celebrate, band members Brad Smith and Christopher Thorn have overseen the album’s first ever remastering and have paired it with their previously unreleased “Sippin’ Time Sessions” EP for the new release out April 16th.
Los Angeles rock band, CANTO, have now released their brand new EP titled Ride Away. The EP is available as a free download via the band's official Facebook page. Fans can also listen to the entire EP streaming through the band's YouTube channel.
Grammy-nominated, Massachusetts-based hard rockers Killswitch Engage –singer Jesse Leach, guitarist Adam Dutkiewicz, bassist Mike D'Antonio, guitarist Joel Stroetzel and drummer Justin Foley- have announced their first headline tour in support of their just-released new album Disarm the Descent, which enjoyed an astounding first week in stores, debuting at #7 on the Billboard Top 200 and at #1 on both the Rock Albums Chart and the Hard Music Chart.
Vikings is an original TV series created and written by Michael Hirst (Elizabeth, The Tudors) that follows the warrior Ragnar in 8th Century Scandinavia and stars Travis Fimmel and Gabriel Byrne. The next episode airs April 14th, exclusively on The History Channel.
Starring Matt Damon, Jodie Foster, Sharlto Copley, Alice Braga and William Fichtner, Elysium is director Neill Blomkamp's first film after the critically acclaimed sci-fi thriller District 9 and scheduled to hit theaters August 9th.
Warner Bros. Games Montreal has announced ''Batman: Arkham Origins' -- the highly anticipated third title in the Batman: Arkham game franchise will be released October 25th, 2013 for Wii U, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC.
George Strait is set to release his highly anticipated 40th studio album, Love Is Everything, on May 14 on longtime label home MCA Nashville. The King of Country music rejoined veteran producer Tony Brown to co-produce the album, which features 13 new tracks, including the Top 15 and climbing current single “Give It All We Got Tonight.”
It's been one hell of a long time since Jesse Leach sang on a Killswitch Engage record and now that he's back, I say it's about damn time. Much respect to frontman Howard Jones, who replaced Leach after his departure a decade ago but I've always missed the band's original vocalist.