Category Archives: Movie Lists

Top 10: Batman Animated Movies

In the endless debate over “Who is the best Batman?” a strong case can be made for someone most people have never seen: Kevin Conroy.  Conroy has been the voice of Batman since Batman: The Animated Series in the 1990s, though all subsequent appearances of the character in the various Justice League series, and in the majority of Batman’s animated films (beginning with Batman: Mask of the Phantasm in 1993).  Conroy also voiced the character in the Batman Arkham video games, without a doubt, the best comic book video games ever made.

IGN has put together a list of the best of Batman’s animated exploits (most of which have been voiced by Conroy), and his batting average in animation is at least as good (if not much better) than his success rate in live-action films.  My favorites are Phantasm, Sub-Zero, and Under the Red Hood, but which of Batman’s animated adventures are your favorites?  What did you think of IGN’s list?

Batman: The Animated Series

Top 10: Opening Movie Sequences

Lights down.  Film rolls.  Movie starts.  A director has a limited amount of time, especially in the ADHD world we live in today, to whack audiences between the eyes and grab their attention for the rest of their film.  Looper has put together a list of the 10 best opening sequences of all-time (the list appears to be a few years old).  You can’t argue with The Godfather, The Dark Knight, or Rear Window.  I’m not sure there aren’t better examples of an astounding opening sequence though than Hustle and Flow or Halloween, for example.  I think the list is a good jumping-off point for conversation more than I think Looper did a fantastic, impeccable job assembling the greatest opening scenes of all-time.  Patton was one that jumped immediately to my mind.  What, after reviewing Looper’s choices, are some films you feel should have made this list?

Marlon Brando and James Caan in The Godfather