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Music

Batman The Movie Theme by Powerglove

Ah, one of my favourite movies of all time. Batman The Movie, released in 1989 with a fabulous Danny Elfman soundtrack. Videogame metal band Powerglove covered the main theme tune and put a crazy video game behind it.

Here’s the original theme, much shorter. Powerglove added bits of their own. Metal fans will love it!

And here’s an excellent cover by the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra, conducted by Erich Kunzel.

Now, when’s the next Batman movie coming out? (via)

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Games

Batman: Arkham Asylum reviews roll in

Oh yes, I remember well the original Batman The Movie game. Bloody good it was, even if I didn’t get that far in it. Amazing music to top it all off. I can still hear the first level beat in my head all these years later.
I only played it on the C64 but the Zzap 64! screenshots of the Amiga version had me wishing I owned the more powerful 16 bit machine.

Batman The Movie, C64
Batman The Movie, C64

Batman The Movie, Amiga
Batman The Movie, Amiga

Actually, I remember seeing the flip screen Batman The Caped Crusader on someone’s Amstrad CPC 464 too but I never got into that sort of thing myself.

This year’s “Batman: Arkham Asylum” is another story altogether. I played the demo on Xbox Live last weekend and was blown away first by the amazing intro and the visuals, but then by how easy it was to swing from Gargoyle to Gargoyle, doing the Batman thing! The demo itself isn’t that long but it’s a great taster for what’s to come!

batman attack

The guys at Joystiq loved the game too, giving the game a very favourable review, even going so far as to say,

Easily the best video game 2009 has had to offer thus far.

The game’s Metacritic score has hit a very impressive 91 putting it in the 20 of Xbox 360 games.

Yes, of course the game is on my wishlist. Now if only there were 26 hours in a day…

PS. Just in case you’re not convinced, check out this metareview of lots of other glowing reviews. I want!

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Donncha's Links

This town needs an enema

“This town needs an anema”. That was a line from last week’s “A town called Eureka” and I knew I recognised it. It was a line in the original Batman movie! I couldn’t find a clip of this scene, but here’s the first level of Batman the Movie on the Commodore 64!

How We Met

A short movie shot on the human body. Cool idea and nice story. Here’s the “making of” video.

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  • So, you’re comfortable with the web, you can find your way around. Take it for granted? Of course you do. George Barr explains the significance of the web for photographers.
  • The Expressive Moment in Street Photography – this is so hard to accomplish. Many of my street shots lack that expressive moment. Must try harder.
  • Funny photography videos. Love that myspace one!
  • Elly and Tom both ask if Blognation is in meltdown. Seems that wages have not been paid in some time. I see Conor’s last post was yesterday. Hope things get sorted out.
  • Oh great! Another story to reinforce the stereotype of the drunken Irishman!
  • The Sociability plugin for WordPress displays a nice message to Digg and Stumbleupon visitors encouraging them to add a vote for your post. I haven’t looked at it yet. I wonder if it’ll work with Super Cache?

PS. Looking for a Budget 2008 calculator? Try the one at tax123.ie. Via Keith.

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Humour Movies

Superman vs Batman

Batman would so-have a Bat Missile Defence Gadget in his utility belt. I don’t care what Superman says!

And here’s a rather cool “trailer” for a Superman and Batman film. Now, that I’d like to see! It’s a fan film and not in production, but it’s done really well.

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Humour Movies

Langerland.com – Batman & Robin

Must try this on a PC with sound in a min. Batman & Robin features Irish celebs and politicians and is sure to be a good laugh! (Thanks Owen for the link!)

OMG.. just looked at it and we fell about the place laughing. Good show langerland!