The Comic Book Film Revue
Episode 16: The Peanuts Movie Review

Throwing a curve-ball at the Revue panelists for the Winter of 2015, Josh leads up talk on the latest entry in a long running and classic franchise: The Peanuts Movie! How will the gang tackle a film that doesn't involve gaudy costumes, violence or general inhumanity? What's the background in getting this film made and was it against the late Charles Shultz's wishes? Does the tone jive with the memories of the cartoons from yesteryear? All this plus mile-a-minute edutainment from the worlds of copyright law, etymology, modern children sensibilities and more!

Direct download: PeanutsRevue.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 12:14pm CST

X-Men Review

In a world of prejudice and uncertainty, you have to be careful who to trust...so trust the Comic Book Film Revue! Join Don as he leads the trio of himself, Chris and Stella on a journey back in time to the year 2000 where superhero films were on the verge of a renaissance and the X-Men franchise was only just beginning! Reviewing the first of a long-running series, how does the original hold up today? Who was the actor originally cast to play Wolverine? Do dated effects make or break a viewing experience? Which character is best cast and worst cast? Is Don the only man on the planet who actually likes Cyclops? All this plus recollections of the various X-Men video games and comic book storylines in what may prove to be the geekiest episode of CBFR to date! Hop into the X-Jet and get to downloading!

Direct download: X-MenRevue.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 2:49pm CST

Episode 14: 300

PREPARE FOR GLORY!!! STAVING OFF DEATH FROM A DEADLY VIRUS, STELLA LEADS HER TROOPS INTO THE PAST DURING THE BATTLE OF THERMOPYLAE TO DISCUSS THE 2007 ZACK SNYDER HIT 300! JOURNEYING BACK INTO THE BRAIN OF FRANK MILLER, HOW DOES THIS MEMORABLE FILM STAND THE TEST OF TIME?! IS THE DELIBERATE "EPIC" NATURE OF THE MOVIE RIDICULOUS OR PERFECTLY APPROPRIATE?! HOW DOES IT COMPARE TO THE ORIGINAL MILLER COMIC, OR THE ACTUAL HISTORICAL EVENTS FOR THAT MATTER?! CAN JOSH STAND ANOTHER ROUND OF "SPOT THE CELEBRITY"?! ALL THIS PLUS IN-DEPTH DISCUSSIONS ON THE MEN'S SEXY ABS AND BODIES IN THIS, YOUR ONE-STOP SHOP FOR ERUDITE CONVERSATION AND THOUGHTFUL PROVOCATION! TO VICTORY!!!

Direct download: 300Revue.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 11:15am CST

Fantastic Four (2015) Review

After a critical mauling and utter failure to perform at the Box Office, Josh Trank's Fantastic Four has one more gauntlet to endure before it is quietly lost in the annals of history...being discussed on the Comic Book Film Revue! The Fantabulous Foursome of Josh, Stella, Chris and Donovan have much to say to both the film and the online community who was so eager to condemn the movie before its release. But as for the movie itself, is it worthy of the hate it's gotten? Was the cast good or bad? Why can't any of the film adaptations get Dr. Doom right?  All this plus more comic book history and theater experiences! Light the "4" Signal and get to downloading!

Direct download: FF2015Revue.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 12:38pm CST

Episode 12: Ant-Man Review

The second of three Marvel Comis based films in the summer of 2015, Ant-Man marks the culmination of a long process that involved the coming and going of one Edgar Wright as well as additions in the names of Michael Douglas and Paul Rudd. How does the finished product come together for the Comic Book Film Revue? The gang has a number of things they both liked and disliked throughout, from superfluous Avengers cameos to dodgey stereotypes, and every film trope and cliche Josh can name under the sun! With a wacky history from the comics, did Marvel translate their tiny hero to new heights? Download to find out!

Direct download: AntmanRevue.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 1:31pm CST

Episode 11: Batman Returns

Flashing back nearly 25 years ago, Batman Returns remains to be a hot plate of contention amongst Batman fans. How can Josh and Don reconcile their differences of opinions on the movie and still remain friends? Along for the ride are Chris and Stella, who help mediate between the two and come to a final conclusion for the end of the Tim Burton Batman duology. Is the tone of the movie too strong or does it work perfectly? Does the classic romance between Batman and Catwoman work in this film? Is Batman's rampant killing really that big of an issue? Is Christopher Walken, to one reviewer's mind, the best aspect of the whole film? One way to find out, so get to downloading!

Direct download: ReturnsRevue.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 11:15pm CST

Tenth Episode! Avengers: Age of Ultron Review!

The summer movie (and review) season is in full swing with the coming of Avengers: Age of Ultron! Stella leads the charge as she and the guys talk crowded casts, surprising plot twists, favorite moments, comparisons to the comics, and hopes for the future! Bringing you the best in comic book movie analysis, this is one you cannot miss!

Direct download: Avengers2Revue.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 10:47am CST

Episode 9: Daredevil Revue

Fresh off the release of the Netflix Marvel series, The gang tackle the much maligned 2003 Daredevil film starring Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner. A favorite character amongst some of the panel, how does this initial shot succeed or fail in bringing the Devil of Hell's Kitchen to life? Was the casting the downfall of the film? Does the Director's Cut salvage the movie, and if so how? Which black actor is the best Kingpin? Can the gang keep from making constant comparisons to the Netflix show? And how much does the ever-present soundtrack help or hinder the film? All this and more await you, so leap off of a church rooftop and dive in!

Direct download: DaredevilRevue.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 1:03pm CST

Episode 8: Kingsman-The Secret Service

Join the gang this month for an undercover mission reviewing a film from the mind of Mark Millar! Kingsman: The Secret Service is another in the Millar/Matthew Vaughn canon, so how does it compare with what the gang of Chris, Stella, Josh and Don are familiar with? Is the film a fun romp or a ridiculous cartoon? Do scenes of violent murders in a church and heads of government officials popping off justify themselves with genuine thrills? Which of the panelists failed to recognize one of his own childhood icons? All this and more will be answered by undertaking the mission of downloading, should you choose to accept it!

Direct download: KingsmanRevue.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 1:32pm CST

Episode 7: Dick Tracy Review

The panel has their most combative discussion yet as line are drawn and sides are taken for and against the 1990 Warren Beatty labor of love Dick Tracy! Is this a charming movie or a piece of utter filth? Does the acting make up for the characters, or does everyone involved embarass themselves severely? How faithful is the movie to the source material? Is the source material even worth adapting? Can the hosts survive without killing each other? The only way to find out is to download, so get to it!

Direct download: DickTracyRevue.mp3
Category:podcast -- posted at: 11:42am CST