Episode #252: The Evolution of Aquaman

The team covers the latest DC movie, Aquaman (2018), the wisdom in throwing two sea creatures into the desert, the cinematic timeline, and how Atlantis evolved.

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Episode #214: The Foundation of the Justice League

There were a lot of foundational issues to be found in Justice League (2017), but the Adaptation hosts were able to find a couple moments to love in the film.

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Episode #200: Wonder Woman Is Everything

Wonder Woman (2017) is everything, forever and ever amen. The hosts rave about the film, the female empowerment, and our new queen, Diana. Plus, they are able to definitively answer an old question of the week.

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Episode #171: What’s the Opposite of Squad Goals?

header171Adaptation expresses their (mild?) disappointment in Suicide Squad (2016) and try to keep their hopes up for future DC endeavors.

Question of the Week: What do you think will happen first: DC making a well-received film or Marvel making a poorly-received film?

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Episode #161: Super-Mega-Foxy-Awesome-Hot-Girl

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Girls run the Supergirl world and we love it! We discuss the great female-centric relationships, the comic villains, and where Supergirl fits in the DC television universe.

Question of the Week: What are your hopes and concerns for the move to the CW?

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Episode #156: Dawn of the Justice League

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The hosts are hot and cold in this discussion of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016). We can’t love certain casting choices any more, but full-on hate others; we love certain plot points, but found others confusing.

Question of the Week: Did this movie get you excited for more of the DC universe or did it discourage you from wanting to see future movies?

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Commentary #12: Batman: The Dark Knight Returns (2012)

comheader012A few Adaptation hosts watch Part 1 & 2 of Batman: The Dark Knight Returns in preparation for the bat to face off against the boy scout on the big screen.

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Adaptation #128: The Causal Flarrow of Time

header128Once again fitting two seasons into an episode, Jess and Jenn discuss season 1 of The Flash and season 4 of Arrow. Time travel, secret identities and character relationships all give the twins some feelings that may or may not be shared by the fandom at large. Listen and let us know how you felt about DC’s foray into crossover television!

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Vlog: Lesser-Known Female Superheroes

In which Dorin takes us through some amazing female superheroes from DC and Marvel that you should definitely know.

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Vlog: Comic Character Inspirations

In which Kendyl takes you through some of the comic characters that were inspired by other things.

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Commentary #4: Batman (1989)

comheader004This time, we’re sitting down to watch the 1989 version of Batman, talking through the fun, the dark and the slightly unbelievable.

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For a similar discussions, check out our episodes on Kingsman, Guardians of the Galaxy, X-Men: Days of Future Past, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, and Captain America: The Winter Soldier.

Other commentaries: The Lion King and The Princess Bride and Annie (1982)

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Vlog Spotlight: Starkid Productions

In which Jenn gives us a rundown of the amazing work of Starkid Productions.

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Vlog: Favorite Adaptations of 2013

Where we list off our favorite adaptations of the year, from film to television to YouTube.

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Vlog: Top Five Unforeseen Book to Movie Twists

In which our Adaptation hosts list the plot twists that threw us for a loop in the films versus the original.

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Adaptation #49: Alien of Steel

header049In discussing Zach Snyder’s film Man of Steel, the hosts touch on the decidedly darker tone, how this Superman will fit into the future Justice League movie and how the characters compare to their previous incarnations.

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For more superhero adaptation discussions check out our episodes on The Avengers, The Amazing Spider-Man, The Dark Knight Rises and Iron Man 3.

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Zack Snyder’s ‘Man of Steel’ Trailer Teases an Origin for Superman

Following the example of the recently wrapped up Batman series, the new trailer for Man of Steel gives us a little darker image of the iconic Superman. This was foreshadowed back in July with the release of the poster which showed a shadow-covered Henry Cavill sporting a suit seemingly made of chain-mail. Check out the teaser below:

With producer Christopher Nolan receiving a story writing credit for the film, alongside David S. Goyer as screenwriter, the team working on the film is sure to make it something special. And with General Zod credited as the villain for Zack Snyder’s new adaptation, it might be following Nolan’s formula even closer by providing an origin story for the Justice-League-bound superhero.

Though the trailer only gives us a look at front-man Henry Cavill, the film will also star Amy Adams, Russell Crowe, Kevin Costner, Laurence Fishburne, and Diane Lane. It is set to release June 14, 2013.

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Adaptation #14: Joseph Gordon Levitt Rises (Literally)

Kendyl, Jess and Ryan get together to discuss their reactions to The Dark Knight Rises: the surprises, the predictions and the debatable satisfaction received from THAT ENDING. Also, they get a little too distracted by the logistics of that bomb and how much can actually be accomplished in 11 minutes.

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Superman in Chainmail!?

The newest image of Superman released for Comic Con has done a good job of drumming up some excitement for Zack Snyder’s rendition of the comic book superhero: Man of Steel. The shadow covering Henry Cavill’s face directs attention immediately to the Superman costume which looks a bit like chainmail to this observer, somewhat playing upon the steel part of this super-man. Many observers seem to enjoy the return to a more classical style of insignia design as well.

If the old adage “The suit makes the man” holds true, Superman will truly soar and Man of Steel will manage to cash in.

David Letterman Might Have Spoiled ‘The Dark Knight Rises’

But no worries, this article is spoiler free.

According to Film Drunk, last night while Letterman was interviewing Anne Hathaway, his excitement over the new installment in Christopher Nolan’s franchise caused him to say something that spoiled a big plot point in the film. There is debate as to whether the statement was simply a joke, but many think it was a genuine slip.

The Film Drunk article is also spoiler free, but it includes the video of the slip, so if you want to see for yourself head over and watch. I personally, want to remain spoiler free, so I can’t comment on whether Letterman’s statement seemed like a joke, although I admit it is very tempting.

Are you going to watch?

Tell us in the comments, but please leave any spoilers out of your answer.

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The Dark Knight Rises: New Clips From the Film and Interviews with the Cast

The press train for Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises is giving  away new footage and information faster and faster these days in anticipation of the July 20 release.

There have been quite a few interviews going around with the people who worked on the film. Over at ABC News, Nolan talked about the trilogy as a whole, the vision of the series he set out to make and his feelings about leaving it behind. For a lengthier interview, you can check out the entire press conference that followed the first screening which received a standing ovation from critics. It includes the entire cast, director and screenwriters where they talk about their characters, the original creation of Batman and what he represents as a hero. It is well worth the 35 minutes it takes to listen to. Access Hollywood also has an interview with Nolan where he talks about Bane as a villain, choosing the actor to play him and what he represents in the series.

Clips from the upcoming film have also been released on talk shows as the cast goes on the promoting circuit. The first shows Gordon and Blake discussing Batman, the second Bruce and Lucius getting a look at a new vehicle for Batman, and the last shows Selina Kyle and Bruce dancing while she justified her lifestyle:

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