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It’s Batman Day: Who’s Your Favorite Catwoman?

Catwoman, she’s one of the most iconic DC Comics characters of all time. She also happens to be one of my favorite comic book characters for her sleek catsuits, her unabashed flirtatious nature, and her incredible ability to kick serious butt. Several women have taken the mantle as the feline and very capable femme fatale and today, for this week’s Who’s Your Favorite? I thought she would be a perfect fit. Enjoy!

Julie Newmar

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The first major appearance for Catwoman was on the iconic 60s’ Batman series and the actress who brought her to life was Julie Newmar. I don’t know anything about this version of Catwoman but I couldn’t leave her off of the list considering that she holds so much importance to Catwoman’s time on the small screen.

Eartha Kitt

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Before you had Wesley Snipes making history as Blade or Chadwick Boseman as Black Panther you had Eartha Kitt as the first African-American actress to play Catwoman in the 60s’ Batman series. She wasn’t playing the role of Batman’s love interest in the series but she was still able to kick some serious butt and pave the way for other black actresses to play the character (Halle Berry and Zoe Kravitz.) That’s pretty awesome.

Michelle Pfeiffer

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Michelle Pfeiffer is undoubtedly the most iconic version of the character. Transforming from a timid, glass-wearing secretary into a confident, dangerous and very alluring lady in a remarkably shiny catsuit with a whip, Pfeiffer is the best thing about Batman Returns.

Halle Berry

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Okay…this is my first time seeing this version of Catwoman’s outfit and it’s definitely cool, especially, I’m sure, for guys, but unfortunately the only superhero film to ever be helmed by a black woman would be deemed one of the worst superhero movies of all time.

Anne Hathaway

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Anne Hathaway would be the next actress to squeeze into a tight black suit and catch Batman’s fancy as the fascinating Seline Kyle. Now, unlike the other Catwomen who were called Catwoman in their respective roles Nolan referred to her only as Selina, changing her storyline just a bit. Undoubtedly, she’s one of the best things about the film.

Camren Bicondova

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And last but not least, there is Camren’s portrayal of the iconic character but what makes her so different is she is the only version that is shown as a teenager who grows up over a course of seasons on the show. That’s pretty cool.

And then, we’ll have Zoe Kravitz next. I can’t wait to see her as Catwoman. *squeal*

So, of these six versions of the iconic Catwoman, which is your favorite? For me, undoubtedly my favorite, despite Michelle’s clear iconicism, my favorite Selina is Anne Hathaway. I think she’s truthfully beautiful, I love her dagger heels, and plus, she’s part of Nolan’s films and I love his concept of these classic DC Comics characters.

I can’t wait to hear your thoughts in the comments below.

I thank you for reading and I hope you have a great day.

A Movie Ranking: Michelle Pfeiffer

Michelle Pfeiffer is one of the most iconic actresses with her distinct features that have managed to grow only more polished over the decades. She has graced some of the best movies I’ve ever watched and played roles that have essentially become iconic. To be honest, she has surprisingly become one of my favorite actresses and I’m SOOO happy she’s part of the MCU. I thought it would be awesome to highlight her for this week’s A Movie Ranking. Enjoy!

7. Maleficent: Mistress of Evil

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Michelle played cunning villainess Queen Ingrith and besides the jaw-dropping costumes that she wore in this film, the movie was ultimately bogged down by terrible storytelling and bad CGI.

6. Murder on the Orient Express

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I mainly watched this film because Daisy Ridley was in it. Turns out, it wasn’t that bad. I tried to determine who the culprit of the movie was. I ended up getting it wrong which left me pleasantly surprised. All in all, it’s a good whodunnit movie but Knives Out is much better.

5. The Prince of Egypt

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One of the animated films I remember from my childhood was The Prince of Egypt. It wasn’t my favorite animated movie by a long shot but it was enjoyable and I have seen it several times. I had no idea Michelle Pfeiffer voiced Tzipporah in this film.

4. Batman Returns

Michelle Pfeiffer, Danny DeVito, Michael Keaton, Christopher Walken, and Cristi Conaway in Batman Returns (1992)

This movie isn’t exactly a good Batman movie but it is ultimately memorable because of Danny Devito’s The Penguin and Michelle Pfeiffer’s Catwoman. She played the heck out of this iconic comic book character and it is undoubtedly one of my favorite roles of hers.

3. Ant-Man and the Wasp

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Several decades later she would cross franchises, appearing in Marvel Studios’ Ant-Man and the Wasp as Janet van Dyne, a woman who has learned to harness the powers of the quantum realm. What that means moving forward, I don’t know, but I cannot wait to see her story grow in the coming phase (or phase) of the MCU.

2. Avengers: Endgame

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I just watched Avengers: Endgame yesterday after participating in a Captain America marathon and boy was I invested emotionally into this film. It’s practically a perfect movie, impeccably concluding a ton of storylines that were built throughout the eleven years of the MCU. There were deaths and new beginnings for certain characters. We got to see characters evolve and become better people. We got to see the villains finally lose in an epic way. And geez, we got one of the greatest moments in cinema history with Tony Stark’s “And I am Iron Man” moment. Cue the tears.

I love this movie and I have a feeling I always will.

1. Scarface

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I mean, come on! This is one of the greatest movies ever made. Next to The GodfatherScarface stands as one of the greatest crime films ever conceived and it ultimately is what has made Michelle Pfeiffer so memorable over the years.

No, she didn’t speak much in the actual film but she graced every scene with an untouchable elegance that made her seem almost otherworldly. And yet, you couldn’t help but feel sorry for her because in every scene she’s either drinking, smoking, or taking cocaine along with Al Pacino’s Tony Montana until she eventually can’t take it anymore and decides to leave him. You can’t help but wonder…did she end up in an alley somewhere half-dead or did she leave that dark world behind and goes on to live a much cleaner life free of drugs, alcohol, and criminals? Hmm…

So, that’s my movie ranking.

I thank you for reading and I hope you have a remarkable day.

Who’s Your Favorite Catwoman?

Catwoman, she’s one of the most iconic DC Comics characters of all time. She also happens to be one of my favorite comic book characters for her sleek catsuits and her incredible ability to kick serious butt. Several women have taken the mantle as the feline and very capable femme fatale and today, for this week’s Who’s Your Favorite? I thought she would be a perfect fit. Enjoy!

Julie Newmar

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The first major appearance for Catwoman was on the iconic 60s’ Batman series and the actress who brought her to life was Julie Newmar. I don’t know anything about this version of Catwoman but I couldn’t leave her off of the list considering that she holds so much importance to Catwoman’s time on the small screen.

Eartha Kitt

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Before you had Wesley Snipes making history as Blade or Chadwick Boseman as Black Panther you had Eartha Kitt as the first African-American actress to play Catwoman in the 60s’ Batman series. She wasn’t playing the role of Batman’s love interest in the series but she was still able to kick some serious butt and pave the way for other black actresses to play the character (Halle Berry and in the near future, Zoe Kravitz.) That’s pretty awesome.

Michelle Pfeiffer

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Michelle Pfeiffer is undoubtedly the most iconic version of the character. Transforming from a timid, glass-wearing secretary into a confident, dangerous and very alluring lady in a remarkably shiny catsuit with a whip, Pfeiffer is the best thing about Batman Returns.

Halle Berry

hallecatwoman

Okay…this is my first time seeing this version of Catwoman’s outfit and it’s definitely cool, especially, I’m sure, for guys, but unfortunately the only superhero film to ever be helmed by a black woman would be deemed one of the worst superhero movies of all time.

Anne Hathaway

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Anne Hathaway would be the next actress to squeeze into a tight black suit and catch Batman’s fancy as the fascinating Seline Kyle. Now, unlike the other Catwomen who were called Catwoman in their respective roles Nolan referred to her only as Selina, changing her storyline just a bit. Undoubtedly, she’s one of the best things about the film.

Camren Bicondova

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And last but not least, there is Camren’s portrayal of the iconic character but what makes her so different is she is the only version that is shown as a teenager who grows up over a course of seasons on the show. That’s pretty cool.

And then, we’ll have Zoe Kravitz next. I can’t wait to see how she looks as this character. *squeal*

So, of these six versions of the iconic Catwoman, which is your favorite? For me, undoubtedly my favorite, despite Michelle’s clear iconism, my favorite Selina is Anne Hathaway. I think she’s truthfully beautiful, I love her dagger heels, and plus, she’s part of Nolan’s films and I love his concept of these classic DC Comics characters.

I can’t wait to hear your thoughts in the comments below.

I thank you for reading and I hope you have a great day.

My Review of ‘Maleficent: Mistress of Evil’

I have one very blunt and precise word to describe this film: dumb. Why is it dumb, you may ask? Well, besides the captivating visuals and Oscar-worthy costume design the story was both confusing and boring with little to no willingness to make a really, really good story. I thought Maleficent was bad. I’m definitely of the opinion that its highly-anticipated sequel was worse. Far worse.

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But Maleficent still manages to steal the show with her incredible powers, her flawless sense of style, her wit, and yes, that charming smile.

I’m giving this a very solid 77 out of 100 and 3 out of 5 stars. Do yourself a favor and don’t bother to watch this movie.

I thank you for reading and I hope you have a splendid day.

Here Are Nineteen Actors Who Have Played Different Characters in Superhero Movies

(This is an updated list because I forgot several actors who have played multiple characters in different superhero movies.)

Over the years I have watched dozens of superhero movies. Some are lame and mostly forgettable, others are utterly fantastic and downright riveting. Today, I’m sharing with you a list of actors who have managed to cross superhero franchises, sometimes in the to play multiple roles. Enjoy!

19. Randall Park

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Randall Park, known for his role on ABC comedy Fresh off the Boat, has just recently hit the superhero movie scene, appearing in both Ant-Man and the Wasp and Aquaman in 2018. In Ant-Man and the Wasp, he plays Agent Jimmy Woo, becoming yet another comedic aspect to the story. In Aquaman, he plays a menial role as Dr. Stephen Shin but will probably play a larger role in the Aquaman sequel.

18. Zoe Kravitz

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In Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, Zoe Kravitz voices Mary Jane Watson and next year she will make her live-action superhero debut as Selina Kyle a.k.a Catwoman in The Batman. That should be pretty cool.

17. Willem Dafoe

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In 2002’s Spider-Man Willem Dafoe portrays Newman Osborn/Green Goblin. In Aquaman, Dafoe returned on the protagonist’s side of things, portraying Aquaman’s mentor, Vulko of the Atlanteans.

16. Peter Dinklage

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Peter Dinklage, known for his numerous roles in cinema as well as his most popular role on Game of Thrones, would play small roles in X-Men: Days of Future Past and Avengers: Infinity War as Dr. Bolivar Trask and the giant dwarf, Eitri. I loved him as Eitri. It was quite a surprise that I wasn’t expecting.

15. Gemma Chan

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Gemma Chan is having some serious luck with Marvel Studios. She was afforded a role in Captain Marvel as Kree sniper, Minn-Erva but she clearly was too cool for such a small role. So, it was announced late last year that she would be joining Eternals as Sersi, one of the lead characters in the film. That’s exciting considering that she will be the franchise’s first Asian-female lead.

14. Djimon Hounsou

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Djimon Hounsou is one of the most recognizable actors for his small but memorable roles in tons of different films. He’s also managed to cross franchises, playing Kree warrior Korath in Guardians of the Galaxy and Captain Marvel and the all-knowing Wizard in Shazam!

13. Zazie Beetz

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Zazie Beetz has become a rising star in Hollywood due to her Emmy-nominated role as Vanessa “Van” Walker on FX’s hit series, Atlanta. And when you’re a rising star, it’s kind of an even bigger deal if you land a spot in a superhero movie. She landed a spot in two comic book movies.

She played mutant Domino in Deadpool 2 and Sophie Dumond in Joker. Both R-rated films would go on to make history at the box-office; Deadpool 2 would make roughly $800 million and Joker would become the first R-rated film to make over $1 billion. Amazing.

12. Michael B. Jordan

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In 2015, there was that awful Fantastic Four reboot. And yes, Michael B. Jordan played Johnny Storm in the film which would be remembered not for a good story but its blistering reviews. Three years later, he would return as Erik Killmonger in the first superhero movie to ever be nominated for Best Picture: Black Panther. Not only was the film deemed Oscar-worthy by fans but Erik Killmonger was heralded as one of the greatest comic book villains of all time. He was even compared to Heath Ledger’s Joker.

Talk about a turnaround.

11. Christian Bale

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Christian Bale is well-known for playing serious roles that can be quite unforgettable. Of course, one of his biggest roles was portraying Batman in Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Trilogy. The trilogy would go on to make Batman legendary onscreen in ways that we had never really seen before and Christian Bale is considered, by many, to be the best actor to don the mask and cape of the Dark Knight.

Now, he will return to the comic book world in a new arena, Marvel Studios, as the primary villain in Thor: Love and Thunder. How awesome is that?!

10. Josh Brolin

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In the same year, Josh Brolin would play two comic book villains, Thanos in Avengers: Infinity War and Cable in Deadpool 2. The man is undoubtedly one of my favorite actors for his various roles but his role as Thanos put him over the top for me. I haven’t seen him in Deadpool 2 but I’m sure he did a great job in that movie as well. All in all, Brolin is a heck of a villain.

9. Mahershala Ali

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Mahershala Ali voices Uncle Aaron a.k.a The Prowler in Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. (He does a great job too.) He has been cast in Marvel Studios as the new actor to portray Blade, the vampiric superhero and I. Can’t. Wait!

8. Brian Tyree Henry

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In Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Brian Tyree Henry voices Miles Morales’ father, Jefferson Davis, and boy does he do a great job at it. He brings such power to Davis but at times he’s also really vulnerable and could potentially bring you to tears too. In Eternals, he will portray the first openly gay character as Phastos, thus making history in the MCU.

7. Nicole Kidman

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In Batman Forever, Nicole Kidman plays ravishing Dr. Chase Meridian, kissing up on Valk Kilmer’s Batman and being your classic damsel-in-distress. She returned to the superhero world as Queen Atlanna, mother of Arthur Curry/Aquaman and bonafide heroine. She’s one of the reasons I’m intrigued by seeing the Aquaman sequel.

6. Chris Pine

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Whether he’s portraying Wonder Woman’s iconic love interest Steve Trevor in both Wonder Woman and Wonder Woman 1984 or voicing Spider-Man in Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, Chris Pine has definitely cemented his place in the superhero world in the last few years.

5. Ryan Reynolds

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Nine years ago there was that horrible Green Lantern movie. Remember that movie? Well, Ryan Reynolds played Green Lantern in that film and his portrayal of the character is only memorable because he did such a terrible job.

Five years later, he would return to the comic book movie world masked in a red bodysuit, wielding swords, guns, and a foul-mouthed, no-care attitude that people fell in love with. He rose to Hollywood prominence in the blink of an eye, becoming iconic for this role. And even now to this day, it’s truly an exciting prospect of Deadpool joining the MCU with his hilarious banter. Can’t you imagine the Guardians of the Galaxy meeting this character? That would be something worth remembering.

4. Ben Affleck

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Ben Affleck, nearly two decades ago, played Daredevil and it wasn’t great. I remember one day trying to watch it. I didn’t make it very far and for good reason. The movie was awful! He returned to grace his presence in another superhero film that has been met with less-than-excited reviews and was welcomed with open arms. Ben Affleck played Batman and surprisingly, he did a pretty good job. He wasn’t as likable in Justice League but he definitely wore the Bruce Wayne persona well.

3. Chris Evans

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Chris Evans first played Johnny Storm in 2005’s Fantastic Four and honestly, I didn’t remember him. As much as I enjoyed the film as a child and could distinctly recall Mr. Fantastic, Invisible Woman, and The Thing, Chris Evan’s Johnny Storm felt non-descript and was ultimately forgettable. He would go on to become a character I will never forget, Captain America, and boy was that awesome.

I personally own a shirt with a Captain America shield on it, that’s how much I love this character. Chris Evans personified the role of Captain America so well that he will, most likely, remain an icon for the rest of his life.

2. Michael Keaton

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Michael Keaton would become the first Batman to be dubbed as an epic rendition of the character. For many, he is and will always be the greatest Batman of all time even despite the fact that the films he graced were, overall, pretty mediocre. Nearly three decades later, he would return to the comic book world to play Spider-Man villain, Adrian Toomes/Vulture and it’s no surprise, he did a great job. He was one of the first antagonists in the MCU who had an understandable reason for being a villain.

He wasn’t an “I’m going to take over the world” kind of antagonist. He was simply making money he felt The Avengers were taking from him to support the family he loved so much. Now he’s still a villain, of course, but at least his reasoning for villainy was far more interesting than the many villains before him.

1. Michelle Pfeiffer

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And last but not least there’s Hollywood legend, Michelle Pfeiffer, who played Catwoman in Batman Returns. Her rendition of the feline villainess/reluctant hero is one of my favorite female characters in a comic book movie because she can come across as harmless yet as soon as she puts on that tight catsuit she turns into this erotic yet lethal woman who you don’t want to fool around with. To have her play a role in Ant-Man and the Wasp was really special and I hope she plays a larger role moving forward in the MCU. Especially considering that she possesses this really cool power from her time in the Quantum Realm.

So, yeah, that’s all of the actors that I know who have been in more than comic book movies as two different characters. If you can think of anyone else, feel free to share your thoughts in the comments below.

I thank you for reading and I hope you have a beautiful day.

Here Are Twelve Actors Who Have Played Two Different Characters in Superhero Movies

Over the years I have watched dozens of superhero movies. Some are lame and mostly forgettable, others are utterly fantastic and downright riveting. Today, I’m sharing with you a list of actors who have managed to cross superhero franchises, sometimes in the to play multiple roles. Enjoy!

12. Peter Dinklage

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Peter Dinklage, known for his numerous roles in cinema as well as his most popular role on Game of Thrones, would play small roles in X-Men: Days of Future Past and Avengers: Infinity War as Dr. Bolivar Trask and the giant dwarf, Eitri. I loved him as Eitri. It was quite a surprise that I wasn’t expecting. Continue reading Here Are Twelve Actors Who Have Played Two Different Characters in Superhero Movies