In collaboration with Sammy Sunshine, I bring you our first He Said, She Said movie review. Watch us volley this new and controversial superhero flick back and forth.
out of 5 stars
BEWARE~~~ALL THE SPOILERS
(we actually caught this opening night, but I just got this up)
Watch the entire video for our full thoughts. I transcribed a few good bits below.
(on the nightmares)
“too many nightmare scenes”~Sammy Sunshine
(on Wonder Woman)
“Wonder Woman kicked some ass in that movie.”~Sammy Sunshine
“He made a really good point…if they hadn’t told you Wonder Woman was gonna be in the movie, it would have been a lot more interesting when you find out who Wonder Woman was.”~missemmamm
(on the politics in the film)
“You know how I feel about the superheroes, they’re superheroes.”~Sammy Sunshine
(on Jesse Eisenberg)
“I will say, Jesse Eisenberg, I did not like him as Lex Luthor.”~Sammy Sunshine
“I really liked him.”~missemmamm
“He was acting too Jokery.”~Sammy Sunshine
“Jeremy Irons is a fucking lead actor…I don’t want to see Jeremy Irons as the butler. Jeremy Irons is supposed to be like fucking people and then like, throwing them down the stairs.”~missemmamm
(on the tone)
“It was a really depressing movie, most of the time.”~missemmamm
“You know, it was supposed to be emotionally deep, I suppose, but emotions do go beyond the range of sad and depressing and Lex Luthor crazy.”~Sammy Sunshine
P.S. There’s nothing after the end credits. You don’t have to wait.
I totally have a thing for both porn parodies and James Deen. Add the 60s kitschy Batman plot and I was all over this. The main cast also includes Dale DaBone as Batman (awesome retro look-BTW), Lexi Belle as Batgirl, Tori Black as Catwoman, Evan Stone as The Riddler, Randy Spears as The Joker, Alexis Texas as Molly and Kimberly Kane as Lisa Carson. The flick was written and directed by Axel Braun.
This simple tale involves Bruce Wayne’s girlfriend being kidnapped by the Riddler. That’s when Batman, Robin and Batgirl take action. As in the actual 1966 Batman movie Catwoman and The Joker are also in on the fun.
The sets, costumes and music are incredibly 60s, which is awesome. Braun certainly put the $100,000 budget to good use. Some pornos don’t put much thought into the sets or costumes but they really help get you into the world of a parody like this one.
It’s so cheesily funny! If you love hearing Robin use his catchphrase “Holy” in a sexual manner you will definitely get a kick out of lines like “Holy popshot” and “Holy Viagra” being uttered by Deen. Cast members “walking” up the sides of buildings and the Batusi are some other very fun moments.
The variety of sex scenes include Bruce Wayne’s gf and The Riddler, Batman and an ally of The Joker, The Joker and his female cronies, Robin and Batgirl and Batman and Robin and Catwoman. My favorite scene by far is, not surprisingly, Robin and Batgirl. James Deen (Robin) is my top celeb crush and Batgirl is hot and adorable. I also dig Batman’s sex scenes. The detractors for me are The Riddler’s and The Joker’s sex scenes. I find The Riddler’s costume too creepy to want to watch that scene more than once. The Joker’s isn’t as bad but he’s definitely not sexy.
I highly recommend checking out my favorite and most viewed porn parody today!
Note: I originally reviewed this on another site that I’m not interested in promoting anymore. Thus this review has been re-purposed for my blog.
photo by Danielle Levitt, clmuk.com, for GQ UK Style
The incredibly talented, sexy adult film star James Deen and his PR rep (who is super nice BTW) granted me the following interview via email. I could not be more stoked. I am definitely a Deenager (though not a teenager) not only due to Deen’s acting skills but also his fantastic demeanor and self deprecating blog posts. James has appeared in over 900 porn flicks.
However he’s currently branching out into other areas as well. Mr. Deen is currently one of the producers on a very interesting new steampunk film being funded via Kickstarter. It’s called Cowboys & Engines. The cast includes Walter Koenig and Richard Hatch. The project is being helmed by Bryn Pryer, who is both the writer and director. Definitely check out the below Kickstarter video for the film and then go get involved.
There are so many awesome rewards that you can get for backing this movie. For instance for $20 you can get a digital download when the movie is completed (& more perks) or for $30 you can get that as well as a signed James Dee poster and a sticker from his store. There are so many more packages to choose from that it’s bananas. If you have mad dough pledge $500 and get a prop from the flick, be an extra in the movie for $1,250 or go out on a date with James Deen for 2K (& then let me know how it went as I’m super jealous, xd).
(This interview was conducted via email. James’ answers have not been altered in any way, they are in bold.)
You’re a producer on Cowboys & Engines, do you plan on producing more often in the future?
i have always loved producing. i am currently focusing most of my attention on cowboys and engines so it is hard to plan future career moves, but i would love the chance to produce more.
How instrumental were you in the casting of Cowboys & Engines?
i helped. nothing more. i try to make sure that the director is able to get the exact product they want. i personally think that movies are truly a directors medium. because of this my priority wasn’t what my feelings were about the actors, but what the directors. my job as a producer is to not think as an artist but as a business man.
What are your favorite westerns?
back to the future 2 🙂
How did you get into steampunk culture?
i first discovered steampunk on a porn set. they used the style to create a very dark and twisted vibe for the scene. i then started to research and find more of the world. i wouldn’t say i know anything about it, as i don’t want to offend the culture, but i do like the idea of using the aesthetics to accentuate and the ideas of turning fictional creations into reality.
According to the plot of Cowboys & Engines, the characters “Cade and Guinivere set off to save San Francisco from total destruction”. Are you excited about the alternate version of San Fransisco that will be presented in the film?
very much so. the way it is described in the script is pretty impressive and ambitious. it is one of the reason why we are trying to raise 100,000 on kickstarter. the more we have the more detailed we can create our world
Do you consider yourself a bit geeky?
i am nerdy more than geeky. i like gadgets and math and science and learning and the simpsons. the other people involved in the creative process are geeky. they like d&d and battle star galactica, star trek, etc etc. i always wanted to be a geek but i get too caught up in the how to get to the part where you actually get to do anything.
Have you ever attended a scifi convention?
I’ve already backed Cowboys & Engines but for someone who hasn’t, what is the key thing that you want to tell them to get on board?
do you like cool things? then give us a dollar… or 5 🙂
So we’ve established that yes, the 2012 Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con was awesome. One of my favorite parts of any convention that I’ve ever attended are checking out all of the great costumes or cosplayers, if you will. Since we were press (I know, it’s weird to think about) and we had a lot to do I didn’t get as many shots as I otherwise would have. However the pics I did get I am definitely jazzed about.
Press passes to the convention were provided to both Hot Donna & myself gratis from the awesome PR team at Wizard World.
The next Wizard World Comic Con takes place in Chicago this August. For more info on their upcoming cons please visit the Wizard World site.
Everyone knows that male actors are chosen to star in superhero movies based on their intellect,talent, ability to appear menacing, ability to fill out a spandex jumpsuit. So let’s ogle, shall we?
Click any photo for the full size version. In some cases I used photos from the actual movie but not always. If I know what they are from I have mentioned that. I’ve included some upcoming superheroes, some villains and other related goodies.
Chris Evans-stars as Captain America/Steve Rogers in Captain America: The First Avenger and The Avengers (2012) and The Human Torch/Johnny Storm in Fantastic Four and Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer. Photos are from Captain America, a Fantastic Four movie and an earlier photo shoot.
Ryan Reynolds-stars as Green Lantern/Hal Jordan in Green Lantern, Deadpool/Wade Wilson in Deadpool (2014) and X-Men Origins: Wolverine and Hannibal King in Blade: Trinity. Photos are from Men’s Health Magazine, Blade: Trinity, X-Men Origins: Wolverine and The Amityville Horror.
Henry Cavill-stars as Superman/Clark Kent/Kal-El in Man of Steel (2013). Photo is from The Immortals.
Andrew Garfield-stars as Spider-Man/Peter Parker in The Amazing Spider-Man (2012).
Chris Hemsworth-stars as Thor in Thor and The Avengers. Photos are from Thor and an earlier photo shoot.
Gabriel Macht-stars as the Spirit in The Spirit. Photo from The Spirit.
Christian Bale-stars as Batman/Bruce Wayne in Batman Begins, The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises. Photos are from Batman Begins (I believe) and Reign of Fire.
Jeffrey Dean Morgan-stars as the Comedian/Edward Blake in Watchmen. Photo is an Old Spice ad.
Jeremy Renner-stars as Hawkeye/Clint Barton in The Avengers (2012). I’m not sure what this photo is from.
Hugh Jackman-stars as Wolverine/Logan in The Wolverine (2013), X-Men: First Class, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, X-Men: The Last Stand, X2 and X-Men. Photos are from X-Men: Origins: Wolverine (I believe) and a paparazzi shot.
James McAvoy-stars as Charles Xavier in X-Men: First Class. Photo is from Wanted.
Michael Fassbender-stars as Magneto/Erik Lehnsherr in X-Men: First Class. Photo is from Fish Tank.
Jay Chou-stars as Kato in The Green Hornet. Photo appears to be from a phone ad.
James Marsden-stars as Cyclops/Scott Summers in X-Men, X2 and X-Men: The Last Stand. Photos are from a photo shoot.
Drake Bell-stars as The Dragonfly/Rick Riker in Superhero Movie. Photo is from a photo shoot. I’m not able to find any up to date shirtless pics, but this is fairly close.
Ryan Kwanten-stars as Griff in Griff the Invisible. Photos are from True Blood and a photo shoot.
Tobey Maguire-stars as Spider-Man/Peter Parker in Spider-Man, Spider-Man 2 and Spider-Man 3. Photo is from Spider-Man.
Robert Downey Jr.-stars as Iron Man/Tony Stark in Iron Man, Iron Man 2, Iron Man 3 (2013) and The Avengers (2012). Photos are from Sherlock Holmes and a photo shoot.
Thomas Jane-stars as The Punisher/Frank Castle. Photos are from The Punisher and a photo shoot.
George Clooney-stars as Batman/Bruce Wayne in Batman & Robin. Photo is from a photo shoot.
Julian McMahon-stars as Dr. Doom/Victor Von Doom in Fantastic Four and Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer. Photos are from an early photo shoot, a paparazzi shot and Charmed.
Nic Cage-stars as Ghost Rider/Johnny Blaze in Ghost Rider and Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance (2012). Photos are from Ghost Rider and an 80s photo shoot.
Stuart Townsend-stars as Dorian Gray in The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen. Photo is from Queen of the Damned.
Shane West-stars as American Secret Service Agent Tom Sawyer in The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen. Photo is from a photo shoot (circa 2000).
Billy Zane-stars as The Phantom/Kit Walker in The Phantom. Photos are from The Phantom.
Mark Ruffalo-stars as the Hulk/Dr. Bruce Banner in The Avengers (2012). Photo is from XX/XY.
Alec Baldwin-stars as The Shadow/Lamont Cranston. Photo is from Miami Blues.
Edward Norton-stars as the Hulk/Dr. Bruce Banner in The Incredible Hulk (2008). Photo is from The Incredible Hulk.
Greg Kinnear-stars as Captain Amazing/Lance Hunt in Mystery Men. Photo is from As Good As It Gets.