May 18, 2017
This week Injustice 2 was released to the masses, and The Bats, Bows n' Books Podcast unleashes its' review upon you, the listener. In two days, Paul ate this game up alive, and now he is spitting it all back up to tell you his views on the world of Injustice. Without spoiling any important details from the story, he opens up to the listening audience about how he felt about this new adventure in the DC Comics Universe. You'll learn the names of the brains behind the game, the music and the voices. And in closing, a moment to say goodbye to a man the world lost the morning of this recording, Chris Cornell (Soundgarden, Audioslave, Temple of the Dog).
Outro Track: "Blow Up the Outside World" by Soundgarden; from the 1996 album "Down on the Upside".
Music that can be heard throughout the Injustice 2 review is from the soundtrack for the game, composed by various artists; from WaterTower Records.
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Rest in Peace Mr. Chris Cornell. You will be dearly missed.
May 8, 2017
Those crazy galactic guardians from the Marvel universe returned to the theaters last Friday, and this week I'm here to give you a review of the box office hit, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. To be fair to all those who've not seen the film yet, this episode contains no spoilers. However, some of what you will hear might persuade you to get off your butt and go see this movie, if you haven't already. Along with some quick thoughts on last week's episode of The Flash, and thoughts on 2017's Ghost in the Shell live action film, the primary focus of this week's episode is the misfit crew featuring Star Lord, Gamora, Drax, Rocket and Baby Groot and everyone they bring along for the ride. Does the film measure up to the original? Is it true James Gunn was in a Toxic Avenger film? How good was Kurt Russell? All these questions are answered, so strap on your seatbelts and let's take a ride into the cosmos with The Bats, Bows n' Books Podcast.
Outro Track: "Pass The Mic" by the Beastie Boys; live from Amsterdam 2004
Multiple tracks from the "Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2" original musical score by Tyler Bates can be heard during the review of the film.
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May 2, 2017
Get ready to take a deep dive into the world of Batman: Arkham Knight. This week's episode Paul revisits the dark city of Gotham and gives his full review on the final game in the Arkham series released by Rocksteady Games in 2015 (not including the recently released Batman Arkham VR). It's an in depth look at the Next Gen game that was released for the console and PC platforms, and was met with a bit of a mixed reception. This podcast looks primarily at the Xbox One version, but there is some focus on the PC fiasco as well. So, pull down your cowls and tighten your capes, as it's time to take a final blow in the almighty world of Gotham City on this week's episode of The Bats, Bows n' Books Podcast.
Outtro track: "Psycho Bitches Outta Hell" by The Horrorpops; from their 2004 release "Hell Yeah!".
Background music for this episode includes multiple tracks from the double volume WaterTower Music soundtrack for "Batman:" Arkham Knight"; recorded by Nick Arundel and David Buckley.
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April 18, 2017
Holy stinky socks Batman, what smells so bad? Oh wait, I know what smells....this episode does! But does it really smell that bad, or could it actually be quite an exquisite aroma of amazingness? The only way to really know the answer is to take a listen to this week's episode of The Bats, Bows n' Books Podcast as Paul lists off some of his favourite cinematic schlock-fests. Whether it be from the realm of horror or science fiction, comedy or exploitation, these "gems" are worth mentioning even if they only serve as a conversation piece among friends who want something to laugh about. So get ready, get set and go listen to this fine episode of podcasting delight and revel in the glory that is The Episode So Bad, It's Great!
Outro Track: "Transylvania 6-5000" by PC 2000, as heard in the film of the same title
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March 26, 2017
Brace yourselves for this one, as you get not one but TWO hours of glorious listening material when The Wonder Siblings reunite this week for The Bats, Bows n' Books Podcast's 35th episode. So, do you like video games? Do you know the difference between Link and Zelda? Do you like DC TV shows? JRR Tolkien, archers and musicals? Well, I hope so because Paul and Lisa shoot the poo for two hours about all this and more. Geekery and laughs are in abundance this week, so get in your comfy zone and get ready to be taken on a podcast "fantasy" 60 frames per second! And also, if you think Lisa should sit down and watch the B-movie "Killer Klowns From Outer Space", go to the Facebook page for The Bats, Bows n' Books Podcast and leave a comment somewhere on the page saying she should. She needs to see this movie, but a little help from you all is needed to convince her to watch this film and let it change her life. Haha! Take care everyone, and enjoy the show.
Outro Track: "Super Friend" sung by Grant Gustin and Melissa Benoist, music by Blake Neely; from the recording "The Flash/Supergirl Crossover Episode - Duet". The soundtrack is available through iTunes and Watertower Records.
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March 21, 2017
My name is Danny Rand. For 15 years I've been away from home, and considered dead. Now I'm back to gain back my birthright and...save my company? Wait, doesn't this sound a bit familiar? Well, this week's episode will touch up on the similarities and differences between Marvel's Iron Fist and other superhero properties in a *no spoilers* review of the latest Netflix Marvel series. Also this week, a quick glimpse into what will be coming in the near future for the podcast, and a definition of what I mean when I address the podcast as "we". So thank you in advance for taking some time to listen to this new episode in the catalogue of entries for The Bats, Bows n' Books Podcast.
Outro track: "Fever" by The Cramps; from the 1980 album "Songs the Lord Taught Us".
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March 13, 2017
This week it's almost all "telly talk", and it's almost all retro! Of course, the CW shows have to have their moment in the spotlight, but after that we take a time travelling trip back to 1988 to visit an old burnt buddy...the Freddy Kruegz! Back in the year of '88, Lorimar Distribution and New Line Cinema teamed up to give the fans of Freddy their very own horror anthology hosted by the Dream Master himself, and it was a campy fun ride. Puns, and bad acting and cheers and jeers all around, Freddy's Nightmares would grace TV screens for two full seasons (44 episodes). In today's episode of The Bats, Bows n' Books Podcast, Paul gives some insight on the show, and the pilot episode titled "No More Mr. Nice Guy". And to wrap the show up today, a small Tune Time segment highlighting an independent musical act of present day, with a retro touch; VHS Glitch. So get ready to go for a wondrous journey back in time for an 80s kind of Bats, Bows n' Books episode...
Outro Track: "Until the Last Drop of Blood" by VHS Glitch; from the 2015 release "Halloween Strangers". https://vhsglitch.bandcamp.com/
The background music during the Freddy's Nightmares portion of the episode is from the 1990 original NES game "A Nightmare on Elm Street" developed by Rare and distributed by LJN.
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February 27, 2017
Today's episode, Paul rattles off his picks for what he considers to be the Top 5 DC Animated Films to date. You might think he's right, and you might think he's off his rocker. But however you feel, this is the list he's granted you with. (Feel free to tell him he's wrong if you think he's gone cuckoo.) Also this episode, we remember a handful of the works of the late Bill Paxton. At 61 years old, he left this world way too early and Paul takes a few minutes to remember this iconic actor for whom we lost. Also, Paul poses an opportunity to anyone who'd be interested, so make sure to listen to the end in case it would be something that would interest you.
Outro Track: "24 Hours" by The Casket Girls, from their 2016 release "The Night Machines". (https://graveface.bandcamp.com/album/the-night-machines)
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Rest in Peace Judge Joseph Wapner, Neil Fingleton and Bill Paxton.
February 10, 2017
So this week, just out of the blue, Paul decides he wants to talk about Arrow. Nothing but Arrow. Unscripted, unplanned....just rambling about the first of the CW shows; the one that started it all. So for about 45 minutes that's what Paul did. And this all came from the top of his head. And the fact that he's batshit nuts about that show! So hopefully you'll enjoy this week's small episode that's all about everyone's favourite Emerald Archer, and a certain new "pretty bird" too. Oh, and....where's Thea?
Outro Track: "1977" by Ana Tijoux
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February 1, 2017
Justice League Dark. Arrow. And Black Siren. And more. Lots to talk about. Gotham and Lucifer Winter Finales. I hate finales. But these finales? What did I think of these ones? If you really want to know, then press play on your device and allow me (Paul) to open my mouth and pollute your silence with some noise about this and that and all things I feel like talking about this episode. Along with some recommendations and some good music, I hope you will enjoy this week's "magical" episode of The Bats, Bows n' Books Podcast.
Outro track: "Flood" by TOOL, live from Seattle, Washington circa 1993
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