Ranking the Theatrical Batman Movies

Not long ago, I participated in a little online vote on a blog that I follow, ScreenAge Wasteland.  The idea was to rank the eleven theatrical Batman “solo” movies, and make a short comment to justify our rankings.  Then, points were assigned and collated, and a definitive list was created.

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Colorado: the American comic book & cool stuff haul

I didn’t go to America recently to buy comic books.  I went to gather with my family and do another layer of saying goodbye to my father.

But…even though it was not my purpose, I did in fact buy some comic books while I was there, because generally in America it’s easier to get such things a bit more cheaply than in Australia, where I normally live.

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Doctor Who: Dalek Empire III [Big Finish]

In 2004, Big Finish released a third series of audio adventures in their successful Dalek Empire series.  These stories featured the Doctor’s most popular enemies, but not the Doctor himself, nor any of his allies.  Instead, they chronicled the efforts of various people to avoid, rebel or resist the Dalek Empire’s expansion into the Milky Way galaxy.

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(The Disastra that is) Ad Astra

Ad Astra is the latest “thoughtful science fiction” film to hit the cinemas, in the same sort of general vein as The Martian or Interstellar or Arrival, which attempts to use science fiction ideas to tell intelligent stories that explore what it is to be human and–while not necessarily avoiding them outright–are not reliant upon classic action sequences to create interest.

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Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor Tournament – Lambert Conference – Round One, Part Two

We are ranking Tenth Doctor Doctor Who stories starring David Tennant, pitting them against each other in an elimination tournament, with whichever story gets at least two out of three votes from our judges will move on to the next round. The judges will be myself and two of my daughters–Johanna (recently turned 15) and Laurelle (13).  The stories have been seeded according ratings on IMDb, and randomly broken up into two conferences–the Newman Conference and the Lambert Conference.

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The Daily Spoon #30 – #MonthoftheSpoon

In celebration of the Spoons of our life–ubiquitous but often unrecognized–Blue Towel Productions is proud to present the Daily Spoon, which we were are celebrating this September, the Month of the Spoon. #MonthoftheSpoon

Today is the end of September, and thus the end of 2019’s Month of the Spoon.

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The Daily Spoon #29 – #MonthoftheSpoon

In celebration of the Spoons of our life–ubiquitous but often unrecognized–Blue Towel Productions is proud to present the Daily Spoon, which we were are celebrating this September, the Month of the Spoon. #MonthoftheSpoon

On this penultimate day for the Daily Spoon, life takes us to strange places.  Specifically, a restaurant in Los Angeles where my daughter and I are having breakfast burritos on a layover on our way to a family gathering in Denver.  Here we have met up with one of my oldest friends, Matt, who I haven’t seen for five years.  Accompanying him is his daughter, Elke, who has just turned five, and thus whom I have never met before.

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The Daily Spoon #28 – #MonthoftheSpoon

In celebration of the Spoons of our life–ubiquitous but often unrecognized–Blue Towel Productions is proud to present the Daily Spoon, which we were are celebrating this September, the Month of the Spoon. #MonthoftheSpoon

The Month of the Spoon gets a little weird in its last few days, as I’m now traveling from Perth to Denver (indeed, to the house where I received the Agatsuma spoons), so with the time zone changes the actual “days” of the Daily Spoon are going to be a big confused.

But to help us through this, we have another guest post!  This one brings in a whole new perspective into our spoon-conversation–that of a mother helping her children navigate their spoon-related needs and preferences around the breakfast table!

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