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The world’s gone gay! But what about a galaxy far, far away? With a recent rumored relationship between two prominent male Star Wars characters squashed by actor John Boyega, it begs the question: when, if ever will we see a gay romance portrayed in any prominent Disney owned superhero/sci-fi movie franchise?

Recently, I wrote an article addressing the rumor that Poe and Finn might have struck up more than a bromance, after a proposed Rey and Finn relationship was also struck down.

“It’s so not true. Oscar [Isaac] wishes it was though, it’s all in his head. It’s a brotherly love, a bromance, that’s for sure.”

And just this week there was an online movement called #GiveElsaAGirlfriend where fans petitioned to see Disney’s Elsa in a lesbian relationship. Idina Menzel, the voice of Elsa, told ET Online, that she thought a scenario like that “would be great.”
Frozen #GiveElsaAGirlfriend

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Which brings us to this week’s show, where we welcome Social Media expert and Internet Personality Brian Bish to the show to break down how Social Media is greatly impacting our favorite franchises. Is this social progress? Or is the internet speeding things up way too fast for the culture to handle it? Plus, we break down the criteria for a

Join us Wednesday 8:30 pm ET live on TalkingAlternative.com as we ask the simple question: Can Ben Affleck Save the DC Movie Universe?

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Missed anything? Catch up on previous shows like last week’s break down of the moves Warner Bros. is making behind the scenes. Can Ben Affleck and Geoff Johns save the DC Film Universe?

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UPDATE: Just in time for tonight’s show!

Geoff Johns Atop DCEU After ‘Batman V Superman’ Bomb – Can He Undo Zack Snyder’s Damage?
Read the full article here: http://www.inquisitr.com/3108257/geoff-johns-atop-dceu-after-batman-v-superman-bomb-can-he-undo-zack-snyders-damage/


Check out my latest article on Inquisitr about the moves Warner Bros. is making behind the scenes, anointing Ben Affleck as the new Executive Producer on Justice League.

Can Ben Affleck Save the DC Universe?

Click here to read how Ben Affleck can save the day via Inquisitr

You can also read about the fall out at Warner Bros. as a result of the success Captain America: Civil War is having at the box office. Flash director – out. Aquaman director – getting cold feet. Is everything doom and gloom at DC?

Captain America: Civil War

Click here to read about DC’s doom and gloom thanks to Civil War via Inquisitr

Then join us Wednesday 8:30 pm ET live on TalkingAlternative.com as we ask the simple question: Can Ben Affleck Save the DC Movie Universe?

We invite everyone to call in and discuss: (877) 480-4120.
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Catch us at our new PRIME TIME slot every week starting tonight at 8:30 pm on TalkingAlternative.com. New Bat time, same Bat channel, same Batty Opinions, Guests and general Mayhem (SoS is still banned in China!)

Missed anything? Catch up on previous shows like last week’s complete break down of Captain America: Civil War. Is this the best Marvelverse movie of all time? Where does Civil War rank among the Marvel movies to date? And how does it compare to DC’s Batman v Superman? Is Civil War THAT much better? And what’s the one common flaw they BOTH share. All this and more for or first PrimeTime show!

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With Civil War less than a week away we pose the question: Is it fair to compare The DC movie universe to the Marvel movie universe? Granted, Batman V Superman was a critical and fan disappointment for the most part, but it did accelerate the process.

Is DC as far away from competing with Marvel as some people think? Or will Suicide Squad lead DC out of the rear view and into the forefront. Join the conversation 11am on TalkingAlternative.com

Civil War Captain America

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Also: here’s a breakdown on what’s to come this summer in the Pop Culture realm:

  • Captain America: Civil War – Friday, May 6
  • The Angry Birds Movie – Friday, May 20
  • Alice Through the Looking Glass Friday, May 27
  • X-Men: Apocalypse – Friday, May 27
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows – Friday, June 3
  • Finding Dory – Friday, June 17
  • Independence Day: Resurgence – Friday, June 24
  • The Legend of Tarzan – Friday, July 1
  • The Secret Life of Pets – Friday, July 8
  • Ghostbusters – Friday, July 15
  • Star Trek Beyond – Friday, July 22
  • Untitled Next Bourne Chapter – Friday, July 29
  • Suicide Squad – Friday, August 5

Catch up on previous shows like last week’s discussion on Prince’s death, the impact artists have on our lives and the future of comics. Download our podcast via iTunes or SoundCloud – or stream the whole show below!

What a wacky movie world we live in! MIB 23, the rumored Men In Black, 21 Jump Street crossover, as reported by Comic Book Dot Com, is official! WTF??

“Little information has been made available yet, although it’s assumed that Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum will return to reprise their roles from 21 Jump Street and 22 Jump Street. Whether the Men in Black will be recast or whether they’ll bring back actors from previous films is, at this point, anybody’s guess. At least one report has said that Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones are definitely not coming back, although whether they’ll be replaced altogether or whether Sony will make a run at Josh Brolin to reprise his role as a younger Jones isn’t known.”

Yeah, it’s one thing to have something like say Civil War crossing their characters but has every studio gone mad??

Civil War Captain America

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Sigh…is this even more ramifications from DC’s movie strategy that includes Batman V Superman, Justice League and Suicide Squad? Or is this something cool?

We welcome our Transmedia guru Jeff Gomez to help break down this craziness and give us insight into the new Avatar and Civil War films as well. PLUS: we continue our DC movie debate!

Suicide Squad Movie

Catch up on previous shows like last week’s hot discussion of Batman V Superman and the future of the DC Movie Universe. Simply click here to download our podcast on iTunes!

Batman v Superman kicked off the summer movie blockbuster countdown. With Civil War on tap and X-Men: Apocalypse on deck we breakdown the summer films were dying to see!

Civil War Captain America

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Here’s a breakdown on what’s to come this summer in the Pop Culture realm:

  • Criminal – Friday, April 15
  • The Huntsman Winter’s War – Friday, April 22
  • Captain America: Civil War – Friday, May 6
  • The Angry Birds Movie – Friday, May 20
  • Alice Through the Looking Glass Friday, May 27
  • X-Men: Apocalypse – Friday, May 27
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows – Friday, June 3
  • Finding Dory – Friday, June 17
  • Independence Day: Resurgence – Friday, June 24
  • The Legend of Tarzan – Friday, July 1
  • The Secret Life of Pets – Friday, July 8
  • Ghostbusters – Friday, July 15
  • Star Trek Beyond – Friday, July 22
  • Untitled Next Bourne Chapter – Friday, July 29
  • Suicide Squad – Friday, August 5

Suicide Squad Movie

Catch up on previous shows like last week’s hot discussion of movie trailers (like Batman v Superman) giving away too much of the movie! Simply click here to download our podcast on iTunes!

Batman v Superman steamrolled into theaters this past weekend to record breaking Easter sales. And while fan and critic reaction was divided to say the least (see my article on Inquisitr for more on that), one thing is for certain: the comic book movie train continues to roll on!

But does it translate to into sales for comic book stores and other distribution platforms? And more importantly, does it equal more fans of comic books – the source material for these films?

Batman v Superman: Box Office Equals Comic Book Fans?

My take (and the take of the local retailer) by me is no. I am a vendor at about 5-7 conventions a year across the country (catch me in NJ, NY, CA and more this year alone). And while these pop culture gatherings have grown tremendously, I can’t say the retail side of things has seen any bump. In fact, I sell more sketches and custom prints than books these days. And that really defeats the purpose doesn’t it?

Tune in this Friday as we ask the curator of Larry’s Wonderful World of Comics himself, Larry Doherty, that very question and more. Plus, we give you OUR take on BvS and we wrap up our March Madness Franchise Final Four with the X-Men franchise this Friday 11am ET on TalkingAlternative.com

Be sure to vote in the poll above!

And catch up on previous shows like last week’s hot discussion of movie trailers (like Batman v Superman) giving away too much of the movie! Simply click here to download our podcast on iTunes!

Man that Batman V Superman was great wasn’t it? Between Wonder Woman’s surprise appearance and Doomsday catapulting out of a giant meteor thanks to Lex Luthor manipulating our heroes into that massive slugfest, this movie had it all!

What’s that? Shouldn’t I have labeled this post SPOILERS? Well, sure I would have…had the trailer for the film not already spoiled the movie for everyone already.

So, no, I haven’t actually SEEN Dawn of Justice yet, so I’m not 100% sure how everything goes down. But I’ve also seen enough thanks to the trailer and my knowledge of comic books to put the pieces together. Sure, there are probably more spoilers and cameos we haven’t heard of yet, but I gotta say, this disturbing trend of giving away all the twists and turns in the trailer has got to end.

Batman V Superman: Movie Trailer

It wasn’t long ago that Amazing Spider-Man 2 revealed Harry’s role as Green Goblin a good month before the film hit. And the big reveal that John Connor was the villain in Terminator: Genysis even took the director, Alan Taylor, himself by surprise. Or Chris Pratt driving alongside velociraptors en route to a massive Jurassic Park opening.

Maybe I’m wrong. According to an article featured on Entertainment Weekly last year, market research actually seems to argue the MORE we know, the more likely we are to see the film. But I have a feeling those stats are related to more obscure flicks and not FREAKING BATMAN VS SUPERMAN!!! That alone should be all you need to want to see this movie. (Same applies to Terminator too which would explain the sorry box office results I’d wager)

In this age of giving away the whole movie, all I can say is…Thank God for J.J. Abrams.

What do you think? Join the conversation this Friday at 11am ET on Secrets of the Sire via TalkingAlternative.com. Follow us on Periscope & YouNow LIVE @Michael_Dolce or you can reach us the old fashioned way

Plus, we announce the winner of the Superman Film Franchise bracket in our March Madness Franchise Final Four. Haven’t voted yet? No problem! Do it below! Decide which Superman movie advances to the next round in our #comicbookmovie Franchise Final Four Bracket!

And catch up on previous shows like our breakdown with Transmedia guru last episode! Simply click here to download our podcast on iTunes!

And lastly catch me with the gang from @BadCoyoteFunky Thursday at 9:30p.m. ET for a special crossover event! We chat Dark Knight Returns and Batman vs Superman on http://twitch.tv/badcoyotefunky

Christopher Nolan or Tim Burton? Omitting Joel Schumacher altogether for his entries in the Batman movie canon and Zack Snyder who will partially make his debut in Batman movie lore with Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice, the consensus among fans is that these two directors best represent Bruce Wayne’s transition from comics to screen.

But how do you evaluate two, totally different, but equally impressive interpretations of the character, not to mention the time periods in which they were filmed? Burton’s Gotham could have existed in the 1930s as easily as it existed in the 1980s, while Nolan’s run was a hard and fast look at the Bush era times we faced in the mid 2000s.

Batman Tim Burton v Christopher Nolan

No, the only way to truly define which version was better is to look at the amount of pressure each director faced when bringing the character to screen. And in this case, it’s without question that Nolan had to deliver. Mainly because of the debacle that was Batman and Robin (thank you Joel Schumacher) but also because he was attempting to bring to life the interpretation of Batman fans were clamoring for since Frank Miller’s Dark Knight Returns. And by delivering a gritty, down-to Earth representation of the character, Nolan not only he succeeded, he set the bar higher for gritty real-world superhero movies we’re experiencing today (looking at you Amazing Spider-Man franchises).

What do you think? Who had more pressure to perform and based on that criteria – who did it better? We’ll discuss that and our March Madness Franchise Final Four. Plus, we’ll welcome Zenescope’s Ralph Tedesco as he gives us the inside scoop on what it takes to bring a comic book creation to the big (and small) screen. Catch Secrets of the Sire exclusively on TalkingAlternative.com 11am ET.

Also, be sure to vote for your Favorite Batman Film And decide which movie advances to the next round in our #comicbookmovie Franchise Final Four Bracket! Poll below:

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We introduce the Comic Book Movie March Madness bracket. Each week we’ll pit the 4 most popular/best versions of each Batman, Spider-Man, Superman, and X-Men franchises against each other in a weekly poll on our Twitter feed (@Michael_Dolce) starting with the Batman bracket – and leave it in your hands to see which film emerges as the best in that franchise.

We also hear from Atlas Genius’ Keith Jeffrey on the new Creative Economy: What jobs exist today in the creative field that never existed at any time before – and how do you score those gigs? Video Game analyst, Blogger, Professional live streamer, YouTube Sensation – we give you the insight and history of how the Internet (for the umpteenth time) has changed EVERYTHING. Plus, we break down Chris Rock’s Oscar speech and more! Secrets of the Sire: Friday 11am ET on TalkingAlternative.com

Comic Book Movie March Madness

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Vote For Your Favorite Batman Film And Decide Which Movie Advances To The Next Round in our #comicbookmovie Franchise Final Four Bracket!

Each week after we’ll pit the 4 most popular/best versions of each movie franchise against each other in a weekly poll on our Twitter feed (@Michael_Dolce) starting with the Batman bracket – and leave it in your hands to see which film emerges as the best in that franchise. Don’t agree with our choices? Simply Reply to the Tweet with the version of Batman (or others) you think should win. The write-in voted WILL be tallied!

And that’s it! Once we weed through the best franchises we’ll the pit the two DC comic book films against each other on one side of the bracket and the Marvel finalists against each other on the other.

First week of April we’ll let YOU declare the best Comic Book Movie Film franchise.

So tune in this Friday 11am ET as we introduce the Comic Book Movie March Madness bracket. We also hear from Atlas Genius’ Keith Jeffrey on the new Creative Economy: What jobs exist today in the creative field that never existed at any time before – and how do you score those gigs? Video Game analyst, Blogger, Professional live streamer, YouTube Sensation – we give you the insight and history of how the Internet (for the umpteenth time) has changed EVERYTHING. Plus, we break down Chris Rock’s Oscar speech and more! Secrets of the Sire: Friday 11am ET on TalkingAlternative.com

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