Podcast #10: Top 5 Episodes of “Batman: The Animated Series” Named By Chris and Michael

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To promote their latest pilot screenplay reading of “Batman Jr” on Aug 13th at 7 pm at Improv Olympic (1501 N Kingsbury, Chicago, IL, 60642) Chris and Michael discuss their top 5 favorite episodes of the quintessential Batman cartoon show “Batman: The Animated Series”!

Will your favorites be in the top 5? Will they disagree and then fight to the death? Will Chris have even seen all 5?

Tune in to find out!

1:00 How they broke down the top 5 best Batman The Animated Series Episodes
1:45 Batman The Animated Series is Film Noir
2:30 Michael’s favorite episodes
3:00 Michael’s honorable mentions: Raz Al Gul, Harley, Ivy, “Perchance To Dream”
6:30 Why Chris gets mad when he lucid dreams
7:25 Top 5 Countdown begins with #5 Favorite Episode
9:10 Most attractive female character in Batman Animated Series
10:20 #4 Favorite Episode
11:45 Why this “kids” show is great: It’s not formulaic
13:00 #3 Favorite Episode
15:00 “Home Alone” is one of the few positive movies about a mother/son relationship; there are plenty of negative ones “Psycho”, “Wedding Crashers”, etc
16:43 #2 Favorite Episode
19:00 Honorable Mention: “Trial”
20:30 Chris and Michael ironically fix “The Dark Knight Rises”
23:20 Aside on “Stranger Things”
28:00 #1 Favorite Episode
31:30 Why Batman is the best character in western civilization
32:00 Chris and Michael finish their ironic fixing of “The Dark Knight Rises”
37:30 Come to the reading at Improv Olympic 1501 N Kingsbury, Chicago, IL, 60642
38:00 Our favorite James Bond Jr episodes
39:30 Talking about the next 12 episodes of “Batman Jr”
40:30 Next Podcast previews: “Batman y Robin”!

The Chris Brodhead Show Podcast Episode 2: Academy Awards Discussion With Michael Dennis (Filmmaker/Marketer)

Ep 2 is a conversation between my creative partner Michael Dennis and myself about the latest #Oscar nominations. #AcademyAwards
Will we agree with all of the choices? Not a flipping chance.
Will we regale you with crazy ideas and wild accusations? Only one to way to find out!
Find out more about Michael Dennis at @ImTheMPD https://twitter.com/ImTheMPD/ or http://thempd.squarespace.com/
In this episode we discuss:
Squarespace vs WordPress
The film “Brooklyn”
“Brooklyn” vs “Revenant”
The lack of feels and issues with “Revenant”
Real story of “Revenant”
Whether or not you should invest in a 4K camera right now
Ridley Scott’s film updates versus George Lucas’s
The underrated “Kingdom Of Heaven” by Ridley Scott
Is long form television a superior storytelling medium to film?
What a tragedy it is that Harrison Ford wasn’t nominated for Best Supporting Actor
Michael’s dad calls about the Bengals
Best Picture nominations
Comparing Matt Damon vs Leo
Original Screenplay
Best Original Song
Best Supporting Actor and why isn’t Harrison Ford replacing the guy from Bridge Of Spies?
Best Actress
Best Actor
The things that deeply disturb Chris about football
Why Michael is separating himself from football
Why people have this urge to create
This awesome book Chris is reading called “The Effective Executive”
Ken Burns documentaries
Find out more from Michael Dennis at @ImMPD on Twitter https://twitter.com/ImTheMPD/ and https://www.instagram.com/imthempd/

Number 1: “Blade Runner”

Up to this point and after so many great films you’re probably thinking “Really Chris?  “Blade Runner”?  From the 80’s? Oh you’re so deep…”  Well I deserve that sarcastic jab.  But I can’t help loving this film above all other films.  It just connects so deeply with everything that I love; technology, film noir, endless dark neon lit cityscapes, violence, darkness, the future, Japanese/Chinese characters everywhere, an oppressive government, a deeply destroyed and morally bankrupt world where the only value left is legitimate connection be it from man or machine.

SO GOOD!  After seeing this film for the first time I was positively obsessed.  I loved the dark brooding tone of the film.  It was as if the entire world had just given up and decided the only thing left to do was destroy our greatest creations ie synthetic humans.

The visuals in this movie give me eyegasms.  This was a decade before CG would gain prominence and man do I wish it hadn’t.  We’re talking actual sets, real rain, bright neon Japanese symbols, matte painting backgrounds, composite shots, everything!  And it was all real because they actually had to make it!  I love that!

If there is one filmmaker who knows exactly how to take the most beautiful thing I or anyone can think of and create it for us to see it’s Ridley Scott.  Him above all others in this regard at least.

And the concepts, questions, and philosophies this movie forces you to examine.  Ah!  So good.  What does it mean to be human?  If you are created in a lab do you have a soul?  If you feel love, hate, envy, sadness all the colors of the human emotion rainbow does that make you any different if you were genetically modified?  These are not science fiction questions.  These are legitimate questions we will have to answer in the coming decades.  And I couldn’t be happier to get a head start thinking about them thanks to this film.

This film inspired me to begin reading Philip K Dick.  He also wrote the books that “Total Recall”, “Paycheck”, “Minority Report” and basically every great science fiction movie ever has been based upon.  He’s a prolific writer heavily influenced by the drug induced paranoia of the 60’s.  He had a very dark vision for the future that I am absolutely fascinated with.  Every one of his books takes place in the world of “Blade Runner”.

When I ran out of other movies to watch in the vein of “Blade Runner” I was forced to begin reading his entire catalogue.  My favorite so far is “Flow My Tears The Policemen Said” which was not recommended to me I simply randomly chose because I thought the title was insane.   “Blade Runner” was so good it convinced a luddite like myself to pick up a book (#ADD) and read the shit out of it!

I love this movie and will continue to watch it until I have fire and neon Japanese characters burned into my eyeballs.  It has deeply impacted my own work and if you come to my staged reading you’ll see the depth of this impact.

Thanks for reading all of my silly posts and hope you can make it to my reading TODAY!

Love ya!

Chris “Nexus 7” Brodhead

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Number 2: “Dark Knight”

During the pinnacle summer of 2008 I saw Dark Knight twice in eight hours.  I then proceeded to see it six more times during that same summer.  So yeah I kind of liked it (what’s this guy’s problem?)

This film was so good and I was having so much fun that summer that I assumed time would simply stop there.  I felt I had reached the apex of my existence and life really couldn’t get any better.  I was in graduate school, partying harder than ever somehow, I was a freeman after breaking up with my long time girlfriend, and yet in spite of all these wondrous good times and memories (you never forget… being told about the next morning), time continued moving forward.  Which at the time was a major bummer.

Thankfully I had this film to lead my path into the future.

This movie rocked me to the core.  I had previously seen Christopher Nolan’s “Batman Begins” and thought it was damned decent.  There were some parts that came off a bit hokey and silly to me but this film was still head and shoulders above any other superhero movie.  But even still I can’t say I had very high hopes for this movie.  I was thinking mid level tops.

My best friend Michael Dennis saw the Thursday midnight showing which he invited me to but I declined citing an acute drinking problem.  When those two and a half magical hours were over he was positively speechless.  I remember at first being skeptical.  I was like “really? That was the best movie you’ve ever seen in your life?  Better than “Empire Strikes Back”?  Better than “Indiana Jones”? Better than every other comic book movie combined times a million? Alright fine I’ll see it.”

I believe it was Saturday morning when we finally had this conversation.  I being the productive partier had set my alarm for the crack of noon.  We set off immediately to the theater to witness this “Truly Amazing Film”.

The film starts and right out the gate I can tell this movie is different.  Instead of building up to something we are put right in the middle of this CRAZY heist scene where all the criminals are wearing clown masks.  You can tell something is not right from the get go.  After each section is cleared the proceeding guy up the ladder kills the other guy who just finished his job.  How has a movie never done that before? I thought.  “One less share!”

It continues until the glorious positively orgasmic reveal of Heath Ledger’s The Joker.  Now up to this point and a few years prior I had been highly skeptical of Heath Ledger playing the Joker.  To me The Joker was a skinny high pitched psychopath and with Ledger’s wide handsome face and deep manly voice it just didn’t seem possible for that to work out.  Boy was I happy to eat my words.   Ledger’s Joker worked impossibly well.  He took the character I knew and loved and “brought him down to our level”.  He made The Joker real.

I know this is offensive but I can’t help but think the level of depravity, insanity and psychopathy of this character had an effect on Ledger’s mental health which caused him to not be able to sleep which then caused him to mix medications and accidentally overdose.  It’s truly tragic and tears me up inside.  I feel, just like so many great artists before him, he had so much more brilliance to share.  Also after finally taking an acting class I’ve come to the conclusion that Method Acting is downright dangerous ie To play a crazy unstable character you become crazy and unstable in real life so you don’t even need to act!

Then the movie continues building and building around this perfectly captured and expressed villain.  Amazing set piece after amazing set piece not only inspired me to pursue film with renewed piss and vinegar but to literally move to Chicago and live there (because that’s where it was filmed).

This movie has had and continues to have a GIGANTIC impact on me in not only my artistic merits but my geographical position as well.  This film moved me… to a bigger city called Chicago!  And I couldn’t be happier with that inspired direction.

And if you choose where to live based on your favorite film than come on down to the Staged Reading of my Psychedelic Cyberpunk Film Noir screenplay “Mum Knows Best” on Sunday August 9th from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm at the Annoyance Theatre & Bar https://www.facebook.com/events/875860632494808/ because we’ll help you move.

Number 3: “The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou”

“The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou” was the turning point film in my life.  I witnessed it.  Absorbed it.  And will forever love both Wes Anderson and Bill Murray.  Not to mention Klaus played by Willem Dafoe.

This film immediately became my favorite film of all time.  And how could it not?

It stars Bill Murray at the absolute top of his game in his most “Bill Murray-ish” ways.  He’s smoking drinking and just acting like the hilarious self assured and silly twelve year old we’ve come to know and love.

The story is so zany and fun.  It just kills me.  Everytime I watch this film I am absolutely entranced with the colors on screen and the equally colorful characters.

This is an adventure I would LOVE to go on.  Ever since I was young I’ve had a fascination with the sea.  Sure after seeing “Jaws” I was scared shitless of it’s depthless abyss but there was just something so soothing and amazing about the ocean to me.

My dad would take us boating, kitesurfing, sailing, and paddle boarding.  These we’re my favorite moments out on the water and I think that’s one of the main reasons “The Life Aquatic” is my favorite Wes Anderson over “The Royal Tenenbaums” or “Grand Budapest Hotel”.  Those are without question equally brilliant and amazing films but the combination of a colorful story at sea led and prominently featuring a larger than life sea captain, Bill Murray makes this an absolutely irresistible story for myself.

And it’s not even filled with my usual slightly concerning darkness.  I love this movie for what it is, a bouncy bountiful curious and colorful world seen through the eyes of a twelve year old boy.

This movie cracks me up as well.  There are so many little throw away moments that just bring a god damn tear to my eye.  When Ned slaps Klaus on the dock for undercutting him in front of Steve and Klaus says “But you stood up for yourself!”  He was absolutely livid and deeply hurt while responding like an angry and confused twelve year old.  Cuts me up to the core.

I guess one of my main loves of this film is it’s ability to elicit the feeling of being a twelve year old carefree kid and hanging out with your best friends who are also twelve.

They all have guns, blow stuff up for fun and just explore the world around them with such a deep and wonderful curiosity.  “What’s down there and around the corner?  Oh cool!  What would happen if we blew it up with dynamite? Oh cool!  Now let’s go over there!”

It’s just such a wonderful energy that I am consciously trying to bring more of into my life.

I love this movie with all my heart.

When Robin Williams died last year I was positively devastated.  I couldn’t believe someone who brought me so so much joy could have such a tragic and sad ending.  I don’t believe Bill Murray will have a sad ending.  I think he will go out like he lived; fucking awesome!

And if you believe Bill Murray will live forever come on down to the Staged Reading of my Psychedelic Cyberpunk Film Noir screenplay “Mum Knows Best” on Sunday August 9th from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm at the Annoyance Theatre & Barhttps://www.facebook.com/events/875860632494808/ because Bill Murray will be there! (He won’t be there)

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Whenever I see someone wearing a red hat it makes me smile.

Number 4: “Almost Famous”

This movie is neither dark, brooding, violent, nor any of the other deeply disturbing characteristics of most of the films on this list.  “Almost Famous” is just plain amazing.

It’s about a band on the cusp of superstardom in the early 1970’s.  Which for me is basically the best time for music that I have been exposed to.

The characters are incredibly memorable and I love them all as you would a best friend during the best part of your life.  There are only two movies that make me feel like I’m hanging out with friends; “Almost Famous” and “Dazed and Confused”.  Surprise surprise they are both set in the 70’s.  CRAZY!

But this movie has everything.  It has a fun and relatable main character.  An insanely cool rock star as the villain.  And one of the most beautiful and desirable female characters ever set on film; Miss Penny Lane.

The music, characters, time period, and adventure of this movie make it an absolute must watch with every girl I have ever dated.  It’s maybe more of a test.  If you are not moved by this film than we have no business dating because we have nothing in common and you might be a robot.

I love this movie.  It makes me feel like I was fortunate enough to grow up in the sixties/seventies like my parents.  They always swore it sucked just like growing up in the 80’s/90’s did but for some reason it just seemed like so much more fun!

I wish I could live through this movie but watching it is still pretty damn close.

Cameron Crowe is a genius in my mind who beautifully understands the angst and confusion that comes with adolescence; Ex “Fast Times at Ridgemont High”.  And he just knows how to cut through all the bullshit and hit me right where it counts.

I even like his other movies, that lately have been universally panned.  I thought “Elizabethtown” was great and am actually still planning to see “Aloha”.

And if you are blind to bad films thanks to nostalgia from their predecessors come on down to the Staged Reading of my Psychadelic Cyberpunk Film Noir screenplay “Mum Knows Best” on Sunday August 9th from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm at the Annoyance Theatre & Bar https://www.facebook.com/events/875860632494808/ because we’re going to give you new eye balls.

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Number 5: “Alien”/”Aliens”

I was and am to this day COMPLETELY OBSESSED with these dark wet menacing insect like humanoid killing machines known as “Aliens”.

Don’t let the boilerplate name confuse you either.  These are not just ‘Aliens’.  These are the scariest most menacing acid bleeding chest bursters in the galaxy.  I’m not even sure they are a species, maybe more of a virus.

They are the brainchild of master of the dark arts H. R. Geiger.  Who draws the craziest shit you’ve ever seen.  After watching a documentary on him I FINALLY went and checked out some of his other art. HOLY JEEZE what the hell!  To me it would appear this guy either dreams or trips to ANOTHER UNIVERSE where ALL OF THIS STUFF ACTUALLY EXISTS and then draws what he sees.

In the documentary he talks about how these images just show up in his head and he draws them because they scare the hell out of him.  Yeah I can see that.

And who better to bring the most menacing killing machine in the multiverse to life than Ridley Scott.  This dude hangs dong.  (He may be making another appearance in this list as well ;).  Ridley was a graphic designer/visual artist before he was a filmmaker.  This is impeccably apparent in his film “Alien”.  The atmosphere, inside the ship, on the alien planet, inside the alien’s ship, etc are all INCREDIBLY detailed and a feast for your eyes.  But then he’s also a genius at pacing, casting, story structure, and well everything that goes into making an amazing film.

This movie crushes it.  So many deep and bewildering ideas.  It would be years until I understood that the alien skeleton with the hole in his chest was not an “Alien”.  He was another species in the universe who was also horribly killed by an “Alien”.  WHAT? Wow!  Give that man the ten thousand dollars!  What a concept.  You’re telling me we’ve not only found aliens but we’ve found two aliens?  And one totally fucked the other up however many millennia ago? HOMG! I could have a nerd stroke right now.

“Alien” knocked it out of the airlock with the terrifying reality of dealing with a single “Alien” in your space ship.

“Aliens” knocked it out of the much bigger airlock by pitting a group of future marines against an entire nest of “Aliens”.   And for my money is even BETTER!  To say James Cameron is better than Ridley Scott would be very silly.  One is not better than the other they are extremely different.  Without Ridley, Cameron never could have made “Aliens”.  But taking that extremely fertile idea and extrapolating it as only Jim Cameron could, you unleash arguably the greatest science fiction film of all time that STILL stands tall even among today’s much larger budgeted CG filled nightmares.

When I was a boy of let’s say six or seven.  I was so obsessed with these creatures and  would draw them all day.  I loved the length of their skulls and would spend hours making sure my drawing was perfect.  I would even include the little tongue biter that would shoot out of their mouth.  Scary?  Yes, Chris that’s terrifying. I agree!  But here we are.

And if “Alien” inspired your six year old self to draw freaky sexualized alien looking humanoids all day then come on down to the Staged Reading of my Psychadelic Cyberpunk Film Noir screenplay “Mum Knows Best” on Sunday August 9th from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm at the Annoyance Theatre & Bar https://www.facebook.com/events/875860632494808/ because we’ve got your six year old self and he’s freaking out.


I say this line to my dog every night before bed
I say this line to my dog every night before bed

Number 7: “Django Unchained”/”Inglorious Basterds”

To me “Django Unchained” and “Inglorious Basterds” are two halves of the same story.  Sure they are about one hundred years apart BUT to truly understand the point of each story I think it is imperative to see both.

In “Basterds” the Nazis, led by Christoph Waltz, are clearly the bad guys.  While the Americans, led by Brad Pitt, are clearly the good guys.  This goes over just fine and we’re led through an immensely entertaining and brilliant film.  Then Quentin Tarantino throws a major curveball at us by setting a story roughly one hundred years before WWII and completely reversing the good guy and the bad guy situation we had come to know.

Now the Germans, again led by Christoph Waltz, are the good guys and the Americans are the bad guys as displayed by their incredibly graphic and horrific treatment of Django and all other people of color during that time period.

What a brilliant storytelling move.  Encourage us to cheer blindly for the good guys and then rip the curtain off to reveal that “hey those good guys we’re evil and those bad guys we’re good.”  Really makes me question how much of what we learn in school about our “victorious” history and the history of all “victorious” countries really is true.

Plus I felt like I learned a lot about the actual atrocities of slavery from “Django”.  I’ve read books, seen documentaries, written papers on said atrocities but never had I fully immersed myself in exactly what those atrocities would look like.  Really scary to think that people we’re treating other people like this ONLY 150 years ago.  That’s not that long ago.  That’s two grandpas.

But anyway, these movies are incredible.  Tarantino in my mind is the only filmmaker today who holds a candle to Kubrick.  He’s the only one who can simultaneously tell you a story so enchanting you don’t even notice the blunt object behind his back that he then bashes you over the head with.  It truly is masterful and I find myself watching a disproportionately high amount of his interviews on Youtube in an attempt to capture his genius.

I love both of these films.  They are incredibly entertaining, violent, and enlightening.  I think Jamie Foxx was the absolute right choice instead of Will Smith.  I heard Will Smith refused to play “Django” because he wanted to kill the bad guy.  The balls on that guy!  Hearing this tainted everything I had ever loved with Will Smith and then I realized I never really loved anything with Will Smith.  Sure “ID4” was awesome when I was ten but it’s pretty terrible by today’s standards.  He didn’t touch on anything remotely questionable in “Ali”.  What has he done that matters besides “Fresh Prince”?  I struggle to answer that.

And if you think Will Smith should take more risks with his career and play Mum in “Mum Knows Best” than come on down to the Staged Reading of my Psychadelic Cyberpunk Film Noir screenplay “Mum Knows Best” on Sunday August 9th from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm at the Annoyance Theatre & Bar https://www.facebook.com/events/875860632494808/ because Will Smith is going to play Mum in “Mum Knows Best” (Will Smith would smartly not touch my screenplay with a ten foot pole)!

Number 8: “Mad Max: Fury Road/Road Warrior”

Yep “Mad Max” is what I’m talking about.  These movies are DARK AS FU…  and so dang entertaining.  I actually attempted to watch “The Road Warrior” when I was like twelve or so.  I totally didn’t get it and was used to much higher production values so it didn’t stick.  It wouldn’t be until this year of our lord 2015 that I realized the INSANE love I have for this universe and these films.

As referenced in my last blog I like my movies to be dark for some reason.  Hence why I like Film Noir I suppose.  And this film nails every shade of darkness with flying colors (all dark colors of course).  Ho my gosh where to begin?

Practical effects.  Besides the giant hideout for the villain was there any CG in this movie? It appeared to me they created and then blew up every car and costumed perfection in this film.  That technique makes me so happy I could cry.  How do you keep me in a movie?  Make your story dark as fuck and blow up actual sets.  Pretty simple.

The story structure.  Wow was this cool.  They basically said “get in! We’ll explain on the way!”  And with Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron at the wheel you KNOW I am getting in that ride.

What  a freaking ride!  The cars, characters, sets, and mayhem are just ball drainingly good (too dirty?).  So many interesting characters with their equally interesting cars and then they are in this world that is arguably as complicated as Star Wars and they just blow the shit out of each other.

“Fury Road” was so good I actually went back and watched the original trilogy just to continue getting my fix.  It turns out the same guy George Miller did the entire quadrilogy and is now seventy years old.  Wait didn’t Tarantino say directing was a young man’s game?  That’s insane!  And he won an Oscar for “Happy Feet”? WTF!  This dude is a truly gifted storyteller and I can’t thank him enough for fighting a thirty year battle to get “Fury Road” made.  He’d had this story in his head since before “Thunderdome”.  The Gibson meltdown followed by multiple economic crises put this one on the back burner where it could have easily stayed for good.  But I cannot thank George Miller enough for making sure this movie exists.  Rarely do I immediately add a film to within my top ten upon first viewing but this movie was that good.

Then going back to “The Road Warrior” you realize how effing good that movie is!  All practical effects and amazing car chase carnage and awesome characters.

I love how few words Max says in either of these films.  Talk about brooding.  If there is a more film noirish aspect to a character who says nothing but kicks so much ass throughout a quadrilogy, I haven’t seen it.

And if YOU like kicking ass more than talking come on down to the Staged Reading of my Psychadelic Cyberpunk Film Noir screenplay “Mum Knows Best” on Sunday August 9th from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm at the Annoyance Theatre & Bar https://www.facebook.com/events/875860632494808/ because we’re not going to talk we’re just going to kick you in the ass (we probably won’t kick you in the ass)!


Number 9: “Empire Strikes Back”

“Empire Strikes Back” at Number 9?! Blasphemy right? Well hear me out.  I flippin love this movie.  Seen it probably thirty times.  Connected with it and the whole original trilogy like whoa BUT it just wasn’t dark enough FOR ME.  I deeply connected with this film but there was just something missing.  I needed more brooding, pain, and darkness I suppose.

This one definitely got the closest of the bunch and I love it but it’s not going to make it to my top five this time around.  Although I do have very high hopes for “The Force Awakens”.  I trust JJ Abrams with my very soul.  He’s essentially the opposite of how I feel about George Lucas.

But anyway let’s talk about why I love this film.  It’s my goto whenever I am discussing story structure or the hero’s journey.  Due to my intense love and burning desire to create great stories I’ve read everything there is to try and find my storytelling edge.  Every book and their Mom points directly to “Star Wars” as the pinnacle of effective storytelling through the Hero’s journey.

I feel there is a lot of truth to this.  I once heard a quote from Penn and Teller lambasting religion.  They said if you erased everything on earth all of science would come back exactly the same but all religions would have to be re-made up.  To a certain extent I agree with them but I think they overlook certain story structures and arcs that have been recurring for thousands of years.  The stories in the Bible have amazing arcs and represent the hero’s journey extremely well.  But they are not alone.  All other religious texts both before and after the Bible have similar story arcs and hero’s journeys.  So I think these recurring themes and story arcs would come back just as scientific facts do.

Back to the lightsabers.  This movie rocks my face off.  The old school special effects are still better and more real looking than all the Transformers in the universe.  There is something about practical real effects that keeps me in the story so much better than armies of computer graphic artists toiling away.  Maybe it’s my INTENSE hatred of the complete lack of any character development in Transformers maybe it’s nostalgia.  In any case I wish we still did special effects like this.

The story is great and gave us the greatest sensai of all time in Yoda.  He quickly became the paragon of all great teachers throughout life.

The ending to this movie is so ballsy it brings tears to my eyes.  SPOILER ALERT ASSHOLE!  We find out Darth Vader is Luke’s father?  WHAT? OmG! That’s awesome!  Then after his partnership request is denied he cuts off Luke’s hand and leaves him for dead?  Dark dark dare I say Film Noir esque ending.  Really really enjoyed that.

If you enjoy Dark Dark film Noir esque stories than come on down to the Staged Reading of my Psychadelic Cyberpunk Film Noir screenplay “Mum Knows Best” on Sunday August 9th from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm at the Annoyance Theatre & Bar https://www.facebook.com/events/875860632494808/ because my movies a film noir OMG!