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The DC Universe Is a Mess, but It Can Be Fixed

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‘Reservation Dogs,’ ‘Bluey,’ and the Value of Creative Originality

Plus, ‘The Sandman’ showrunner Allan Heinberg joins to discuss the new Netflix series

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Netflix’s ‘The Sandman’ Is a Faithful Adaptation—for Better and for Worse

The show’s first season is a solid starting point for a long-awaited adaptation, but at times it’s too tethered to the comics

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‘The Sandman’ Season 1 with Marc Bernardin

Joanna and Mal break down the Netflix adaptation

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‘Batgirl’ Gets Canceled, Plus the Return of Midnight Court

The guys discuss the scrapped Warner Bros. movie

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Why Warner Bros. Just Made the $90M ‘Batgirl’ Movie Disappear

The Hollywood Reporter’s Borys Kit joins Matt to find an explanation for Warner Bros. Discovery’s confounding decision to completely kill the release of the upcoming DC film ‘Batgirl’ and discuss the potential repercussions

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What You Need to Know Before Seeing ‘The Sandman’

Before the big-budget series based on Neil Gaiman’s comics hits Netflix on Friday, get a crash course on the DC source material, the earlier adaptation attempts, and the show’s vast potential

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The Best TV Series Adapted from a Comic Book

The crew discusses the best superheroes on the small screen

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Release the Snyder Article

Matt is joined by Rolling Stone’s Tatiana Siegel to discuss her latest article, which outlines the influence and effect of online bots in the #ReleaseTheSnyderCut campaign

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‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ Episode 5 Instant Reaction

Plus, discussing Lady Gaga’s potential involvement in Todd Phillips’s ‘Joker’ sequel

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You Want It Darker: A Character Study of Robert Pattinson’s Emo Batman

‘The Batman’ offers a view of a more psychologically wounded Cape Crusader. It’s perhaps the most honest representation of how the character would behave in real life.

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‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ Trailer Instant Reaction and DC’s Greatest Animated Hits

Plus, what worked and didn't work from ‘The Batman’

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Reviewing ‘The Batman’

Justin and Micah share their thoughts on the latest DC adaptation

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‘Batman’ (1989) With Bill Simmons, Chris Ryan, and Sean Fennessey

The crew breaks down Tim Burton’s take on the Caped Crusader

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‘The Batman’ Deep Dive

Mal and Joanna discuss the latest tale from Gotham City

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‘The Batman’ and Batman Movie Rankings

Plus, Sean is joined by director Kogonada to discuss his new film, After Yang

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‘The Batman’ Exit Survey

Gotham City is underwater, besieged by corruption and a dangerous enigma. The only thing that can save it is a man who wears a lot of eyeliner and has no friends. Let’s discuss.

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The Five Biggest Takeaways From ‘The Batman’

‘The Batman’ marks a convention-defying fresh start for the Caped Crusader’s film franchise—and potentially sets the scene for a bigger Bat-verse to come

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‘The Batman’ Is Unlike Any Superhero Movie Before It

Gotham City’s favorite vigilante has long been known as "the World’s Greatest Detective." Matt Reeves is the first director to truly realize that on screen.

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The Batman Franchise Had to Adopt the Dark. Will It Ever See the Light Again?

‘Batman & Robin’ had the unintentional effect of forcing later installments to become darker and moodier. Are we destined to live in a Gotham where every future movie looks like this week’s ultra-gritty ‘The Batman’?

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The Build the Best Batman Movie Draft

Mal and Joanna are joined by Sean Fennessey and Daniel Chin to draft the best elements of all Batman films

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How ‘Batman: Arkham’ Revolutionized the Superhero Video Game Genre

The action-adventure series proved that IP-based games didn’t simply have to mirror the story lines of movies or comics, with developers instead building out more realized worlds with their own pocket realities and discrete stakes

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The 25 Best Batman Villains, Ranked

Every superhero needs a nemesis—these are the ones who have given the Dark Knight the best fight on the big screen

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A Villain for Every Era: The Penguin and Riddler Have Come a Long Way

Oswald Cobblepot and Edward Nygma have taken many forms since entering Batman’s sphere in the 1940s. Now they take center stage in ‘The Batman.’

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The Batman Movie That Most Influenced ‘The Batman’

Forget Keaton, Kilmer, Clooney, Bale, and Batfleck: Robert Pattinson’s Batman may owe a deeper debt to an animated Dark Knight

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The Long and Twisted History of Designing Gotham City

Batman and his city are inextricably linked, and in developing their Dark Knight movies, filmmakers from Tim Burton to Matt Reeves have always paid special attention to how that city looks

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Robert Pattinson Has Been Lying to You for Years

Over the past 15 years, the ‘Batman’ star has been telling stories about befriending elephants, selling pornography, and watching clowns die. None of them are true.

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The State of the DC Extended Universe’s Batman, Heading Into the Reboot

‘The Batman’ having box office success should be a foregone conclusion, but the real question is what fans actually want out of a Batman movie in 2022, and whether a multipronged approach to the character can be successful for Warner Bros.

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‘Batman Returns’ Was the Peak of Grotesque Superhero Cinema

With Tim Burton’s unique sensibility and unparalleled performances from Danny DeVito and Michelle Pfieffer, the ‘Batman’ sequel stands apart from the rest

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Building ‘The Batman’ Bingo Card

Van and Charles make predictions for the upcoming film

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‘Peacemaker’ Midseason Mailbag

Plus, Mallory and Van break down how the show presents Peacemaker as a complex hero figure, share their favorite insults, and more

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10 Questions We Have After the ‘Peacemaker’ Premiere

Van and Charles dive into the first three episodes of ‘Peacemaker’ with some of their biggest lingering questions

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James Gunn’s Profane, Parodic ‘Peacemaker’ Brings the DCEU to TV

This week’s ‘Peacemaker’ premiere marks the expansion of the DC Extended Universe to TV—and the spinoff from ‘The Suicide Squad’ both borrows and diverges from the Marvel model for small-screen streaming success

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The Most Anticipated Movies of 2022

Barring setbacks, 2022 promises a return to Wakanda and Gotham, and new entries from directors like Jordan Peele, David Cronenberg, and Martin Scorsese

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No One in 2021 Went Over the Top Like Jared Leto

‘The Little Things,’ the Snyder Cut, and ‘House of Gucci’ are a true holy trinity of batshit performances