Every week the contributors to The Irrelevant will share the one thing they've been into this week. It can be a movie, a book, a song, an album, some youtube video, a random meme, or twitter user, anything that's been taking up more space in our mind than it should. We want to share this with you because we like sharing things we're into. Also these are perfect things that you can consume over the weekend, so here they are:
Looney Tunes was a staple of my childhood. It was a part of my cartoon repertoire, and I loved every second. Given the opportunity, I’ll watch it still! So when this comic book mashup of Batman (who happens to be my favorite superhero) and Looney Tunes was brought to my attention, I had to get my hands on it.
I know what you’re thinking, Looney Tunes and Batman? But trust me you have to pick up issue #1 of Batman/Elmer Fudd. I wasn't sure what to expect, but it was such a pleasant surprise.
Tom King took a seemingly silly idea, and made it into a serious and cool story. Alongside the artwork of Lee Weeks and Byron Vaughns, you are submerged into this world where all of Warner Bros.’ Looney Tunes are reimagined as gritty, grimy human answers to their cartoon selves who all happen to live in Gotham City and frequent Porky’s bar.
The triggering event at the center of Elmer Fudd/Batman isn’t quite what it seems, and the pitch perfect twist at the end ties the book’s plot into a lovely, deep noir bow. Oh and the cherry on top? Elmer Fudd actually sounds like Elmer Fudd when you read this.
“Sometimes the wain comes down so hawrd you forwget you’ve ever been dwy”
Perfect. Elmer Fudd/Batman doesn’t just feel like a clever crossover; it feels a universe that was meant to be.
Since I heard Edgar Wright had a new movie coming out I was stoked,the Cornetto trilogy sits in its rightful place with Star Wars and Lord of the Rings as few of the movies I display. I saw the first trailer and was even more sold. Seeing Baby do that drift turn or whatever hell awesome thing it is cemented my need for a WRX. Not hearing or seeing one bad thing said about the film and this thread from Guillermo Del Toro has my expectations to levels I would normally suspect nothing could reach. Only I know this will. Due to unforeseen circumstances I will have to wait a few more days than most to watch my most anticipated movie(yes I know The Last Jedi comes out in December). But that has not stopped my enthusiasm for this flick. While I have to live in a world where most of the people I know have seen it I'll just use that to fuel my enthusiasm, it surely can not disappoint right? Nope.
Saban's Power Rangers
The latest thing that was once a thing that's a thing again. I just bought the blu ray for Power Rangers this week, this has been one of my favorite movies this year I enjoyed the heck out of it. Maybe it's my nostalgia string that’s being pulled but hey, it's way better than those Transformers movies. For me it was just good old cheesy fun and full of heart.Sure it was your typical superhero origin story but who didn't love the Rangers when they were small? Who didn't dream of becoming the Red Ranger when they grew up? The character development was really strong for each one of the rangers in my opinion. You really get to know each one and familiarize yourself with them, yea maybe the last third turned into a generic saturday episode but it plays out well because the rest of the movie really paved the way for them to become the Rangers. Do yourself a favor and give this movie a chance you won't regret it, hopefully there will be a second one but if there's not, they did justice to one of my favorite shows growing up.
I even went out to get the nice collector edition with steelbook and a sequel comic included.
Do yourself a favor and subscribe to this podcast now if you haven't already. If you don't know how to subscribe to a podcast use the link above to listen to these. The new season of Malcolm Gladwell's podcast is just as good as the first so far and the topics covered have been as Gladwellian as possible. What I mean by that is subjects that you either think you know about, or that seem completely mundane and he finds an angle or glossed over bit of it that opens your mind up to a whole new way of understanding the topic. This season he's covered, publicly subsidized golf courses, terrorists and freedom of the press(and Paul the Apostle) and Brown v. Board of Education. The last one particularly just came out this week and is really very very good.