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Highly Suspect Reviews: The Batman

The Batman Movie Review


A new version of the Batman mythos has been launched by director Matt Reeves (The Planet of the Apes trilogy) with Robert Pattinson donning the cowl and cape. It’s year two for Bats and he’s pretty pissed off. There is no ‘Bruce Wayne’ persona other than being known as a completely reclusive rich guy. Everything for him is stopping crime in Gotham city and his legend has begun to spread and ‘strike fear into the hearts of criminals.’ But Captain James Gordon (Jeffrey Wright) has apparently interacted with him enough to trust him, even if the rest of the GCPD doesn’t. When a new criminal calling himself The Riddler (Paul Dano) starts murdering important people in Gotham and leaving cryptic messages behind addressed “To The Batman”, he gets drawn into the case. FINALLY using actual detective skills, Batman has to track down the killer, decode the connection to the high-level mobsters in the city, notably Carmine Falcone (John Turturro) and his #1 The Penguin (Colin Farrell). But he’s got help, reluctantly at first, from Selina Kyle aka Catwoman (Zoë Kravitz), a thief with a heart of gold who wants answers to what happened to a friend she was protecting. Chris, Danni, Tessa, and Wright crack open the old Bat-computer and look for clues as to whether this is the best Bat-film yet, or just another entry in a long list of bat-stories.


**Subscribers at the BROWN COAT level or above can also check out this bonus video Chris recorded with Martin Thomas for the Crossover Event show where they do a full-spoiler version of the review**



DIRECTED BY: Matt Reeves

STARRING: Robert Pattinson, Zoë Kravitz, Paul Dano, Jeffrey Wright, John Turturro, Peter Sarsgaard, Andy Serkis, Colin Farrell, Jayme Lawson, Rupert Penry-Jones, Barry Keoghan, Luke Roberts, Stella Stocker, Gil Perez-Abraham, Hana Hrzic, Jay Lycurgo, Peter McDonald, Con O’Neill, Charlie Carver, Max Carver




Photo on 2011-10-02 at 13.02Christopher Lawrence Cox (Founder, Da Boss)

Born in the wilds of northern Virginia, Chris managed to put all of his survival skills to use and barely escaped with his life to Austin Texas in 1992 where ever since he’s dabbled in everything from plumber’s assistant to sandwich maker, from band to bar management. An opportunity to see theatrical release films for free by becoming a critic on a local public access show called “The Reel Deal” turned into a full-time job when Chris and his friends decided to take it to the internet. They built the site, adding multiple podcasts and animated features, to no small amount of success. During this time, a fortuitous friendship sprung up between Chris and young Brian Salisbury, who was also a local film critic, and they merged their forces of will, and their laundry list of ideas for shows, to eventually build this community of critics. While Brian eventually followed his heart to a new family, Chris continues on with a cast of colorful folks from all over the country (and a few others). You can also check out Chris in his videocast, along with Martin Thomas and Danni Danger, that One Of Us does with our friends at Bell of Lost Souls: Crossover Event. He also regularly guests on the video game website Rage Select. Follow Chris on Twitter and Facebook and check out his Amazon Wish List.



Danni Button (Highly Suspect Reviews, Screener Squad)

Danni’s expertise lies in comic books, superhero movies, science fiction/fantasy, horror, and cheesy dad jokes. They spent 5 years creating YouTube content about comic books for The Weirdlings, and now they’ve awoken from the Geeksleep ready to speculate about various multiverses, fandom life, and weird but adorable ‘ships.





Tessa Morrison (Highly Suspect Reviews, Screener Squad, Unstabletop Gamers)

Well-rounded nerd and artist, Tessa Morrison grew up in the misty mountains of West Virginia and was constantly ridiculed for being a “weirdo.” Then moved to Austin in 2009 where people said the same thing, but in an endearing tone. Tessa works an office day job, creates puppets and fiber art, cosplays, models for gaming and animation studios, and volunteers for various organizations. One of which is the Other Worlds Film Festival, Austin’s first SciFi film fest, working in the capacity of Outreach Director and programmer. Another is local DIY-comedy-wrestling league, Party World Rasslin’, where Tessa scrambles around stage-handing and doing art department nonsense. Wrote and contributed to website and magazine Strange Kids Club for five years reviewing films, video games, and Halloween candy. Co-hosted a Public Access show called Ladies of Fandom. Previously guested on podcasts Blood Over Texas, Threequel Club, Trash in the Can, Retro Movie Roundtable, and Nerds with Mics.



” width=Wright Sulek (Screener Squad, Digital Noise, Highly Suspect Reviews, Trash in the Can, Audio Editor)

Wright hails from the northern suburbs of Dallas, Texas. His passion for filmmaking brought him to Austin to study and make movies. Since then he’s had his hand in acting, writing, and directing his own short films with numerous like-minded film geeks he’s met along his journey. His newest interest has brought him into the podcasting world. He co-hosted a few different movie related podcasts such as ‘And Now This’ and ‘The Match Cut’. He currently co-hosts with longtime friend, Eric Samaniego, where they talk shop about the grimiest, trashiest, lost gems of movies on their show, ‘Trash in the Can’. Wright also guests and hosts reviews on Screener Squad and Highly Suspect Reviews as well as co-hosts Digital Noise with Chris Cox.



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