Batman: The Killing Joke – The Deluxe Edition by Alan Moore and Brian Bolland (2008)

The Killing Joke

Page count:
64 [includes introduction by Tim Sale, The Killing Joke, afterword by Brian Bolland, and An Innocent Guy]

Format:
Hardcover

Publisher:
DC Comics

Rating:
5/5

 

The Joker has once again escaped from Arkham Asylum. This time though he targets Commissioner Gordon and his daughter Barbara Gordon AKA Batgirl.

Will Batman recapture the Joker before he drags Commissioner Gordon into the depths of madness?

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Review – Crimson Peak (2015)

Crimson Peak

Director:
Guillermo del Toro

Starring:
Mia Wasikowska, Tom Hiddleston, Jessica Chastain

Other notable appearances:
Jim Beaver, Charlie Hunnam

Running time:
119 minutes

Watch this if you liked:
Pan’s Labyrinth, The Shining, The Others

 

Writer Edith Cushing (Wasikowska) has seen ghosts for most of her life. When her father is viciously murdered, she marries the mysterious stranger Thomas Sharpe (Hiddleston) and moves from America to his home in England. Also in residence is Thomas’s sister Lucille (Chastain) who is cold towards Edith.

Edith soon realises that not all is as it seems in Crimson Peak and that the ghosts of her past are nothing compared to those in her future.

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Review – Shocker (1989)

Shocker

Director:
Wes Craven

Starring:
Peter Berg, Mitch Pileggi, Ted Raimi, Sam Scarber, Richard Brooks, Michael Murphy

Other notable appearances:
Kane Roberts, Jonathan Craven

Running time:
109 minutes

Watch this if you liked:
A Nightmare on Elm Street, Toxic Avenger

 

Jonathan (Berg) is a star quarterback with a hot blonde girlfriend and his life ahead of him. That is until a serial killer murders his foster mother, foster sister and foster brother. When Jonathan tells his foster father, a police lieutenant (Murphy), that he dreamt about the murders as they were happening, the lieutenant looks into it and tracks down the killer, Horace Pinker, based on the dreams.

During Pinker’s (Pileggi) execution, he manages to transfer his spirit into electricity that he can use to possess people. As Pinker continues his life or homicide after death, can Jonathan cross the line needed to stop him?

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Review – Goosebumps (2015)

Goosebumps

Director:
Rob Letterman

Starring:
Jack Black, Dylan Minnette, Odeya Rush, Ryan Lee, Amy Ryan

Other notable appearances:
R.L. Stine

Running time:
103 minutes

Watch this if you liked:
Scooby Doo, Jumanji, Night at the Museum

 

Zach (Minnette) is the new kid in Madison, Delaware when he and his mother move there to start a new life after his father’s death. He quickly makes friends with his quirky neighbour Hannah (Rush) despite warnings from her overprotective father.

When Zack thinks he hears Hannah being attacked by her father, he and his new friend Champ (Lee) go to Hannah’s house to investigate. There they find Hannah safe along with several notebooks by YA horror author R.L. Stine.

After opening one of the notebooks and releasing the Abominable Snowman of Pasadena, Zack and Champ realise that Hannah’s father is in fact YA horror author R.L. Stine. They manage to get the Abominable Snowman of Pasadena tamed, but during the kerfuffle another book is opened. Someone else is on the loose. Someone hellbent on revenge. Someone who is … no dummy.

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Review – Sisters (2015)

Sisters

Director:
Jason Moore

Starring:
Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Maya Rudolph, Ike Barinholtz

Other notable appearances:
James Brolin, Dianne West, John Cena, John Leguizamo, Bobby Moynihan

Running time:
118 minutes

Watch this if you liked:
Trainwreck, The Banger Sisters, Bridesmaids

 

When sisters Maura (Poehler) and Kate (Fey) Ellis discover that their parents are selling their childhood home, they decide to have one last bash to both spite their parents and relive their high school glory days.

The party becomes such a huge success that only one question remains. Will there be a house left for their parents to sell?

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Review – Magic Mike XXL (2015)

Magic Mike XXL

Director:
Gregory Jacobs

Starring:
Channing Tatum, Joe Manganiello, Kevin Nash, Matt Bomer, Gabriel Iglesias, Adam Rodriguez, Jada Pinkett Smith, Amber Heard Depp

Other notable appearances:
Andie MacDowell, Jane McNeill, Donald Glover

Running time:
115 minutes

Watch this if you liked:
Ridiculously attractive men shaking what their mamas gave them

 

A group of male entertainers head to the Myrtle Beach Stripper Convention for one final hurrah before they retire. Along the way shenanigans and sexy times ensue.

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Review – San Andreas (2015)

San Andreas

Director:
Brad Peyton

Starring:
Dwayne Johnson, Carla Gugino, Alexandra Daddario, Hugo Johnstone-Burt, Art Parkinson, Paul Giamatti

Other notable appearances:
Kylie Minogue (blink and you’ll miss her though … seriously, I recommend blinking to miss her), Ioan Gruffudd, Will Yun Lee

Running time:
114 minutes

Watch this if you liked:
Twister, Volcano, Dante’s Peak, Daylight 

 

Rescue chopper pilot Ray (Johnson) flies to the rescue of his ex-wife (Gugino) and daughter (Daddario) after a series of earthquakes destroy everything along the San Andreas fault.

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