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Saturday, 16 October 2021

VENOM: LET THERE BE CARNAGE

VENOM: LET THERE BE CARNAGE

Trailer   

Synopsis

Coexistence with the shapeshifting extra-terrestrial Venom, is proving to be a struggle for Eddie Brock. When Cletus Kasady, a deranged serial killer, also becomes host to an alien symbiote called Carnage, Venom and Brock must put aside their differences and work together to stop its brutality as well as murderous rampage

Cinema

VOD

Run Time

One hour, Thirty Seven minutes (1h 37m)

Movie Rating

61%
*Rotten Tomatoes

Age Rating

15 (Action / Sci-Fi / Mystery / Thriller / Crime / Violence / Bloody Images / Language)
*ADDITIONAL GENRES ADDED BY MYSELF (PERSONAL VIEWS)

Cast

Venom /Eddie Brock – Tom Hardy
Carnage / Cletus Kasady – Woody Harrelson
Young Cletus Kasady – Jack Bandeira
Patrick Mulligan – Stephen Graham
Anne Weying – Michelle Williams
Shriek / Frances Barrison – Naomie Harris
Young Shriek – Olumide Olorunfemi
Dan Lewis – Reid Scott
Mrs Chen – Peggy Lu
Camille Pazzo – Sian Webber
Siegfried – Scroobius Pip
Little Simz – Herself
Rodeo Beach Reporter – Brian Copeland
Mugging Victim – Michelle Greenidge
Beaten Mugger – Rob Bowen
Ravencroft Guard – Larry Olubamiwo
Spiderman / Peter Parker – Tom Holland
J. Jonah Jameson – J. K. Simmons

Movie details

Mid – Credits: Yes

End – Credits: No

Before the Review: Coronavirus continues to dominate the news, impacting people’s lives. Moving on, the driver shortages for supply chains continues, the EU is offering leeway regarding the Northern Ireland border checks, travellers to England will be able to take lateral flow COVID tests from 24/10/21, rumours appearing over anger that world leaders with the worst CO2 emissions will “no-show” at COP26, over 49 million have received the first Coronavirus dose whilst over 45 million have received the second dose and many entitled drivers of German “luxury” cars as well as vans continue to cut across lanes dangerously at very close range *facepalm*

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Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Haiti, Panama, Peru and Venezuela
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Review: A follow up was always going to be tough, even if the movie was set up in the previous one. Portraying a character like Carnage on screen is somehow made a little easier, given its rampages won’t nearly as much damage as Thanos wiping out the half the universes population. But given what Carnage has done in that time in Marvel Comics, this is probably more on the safer side of portrayals.

Tom Hardy has writing credits here? It seems like he is becoming really invested into the franchise as well as the main characters themselves. A lot of humour comes from the Venom Symbiote itself, and I think Tom Hardy portrayed Eddie Brock’s struggles really well, lots of humour, some adult in terms of profanity language. Expect a sequel given the final third of the movie, and perhaps a new set up with Sony, if the mid credits are anything to go by.

Saturday, 25 September 2021

INFINITE

INFINITE

Trailer          

Synopsis

A group of reborn warriors join forces with a man who is being haunted by memories of places he’s never visited, to stop a madman from destroying the endless cycle of life, death and reincarnation

Cinema

VOD

Run Time

One hour, Forty Six minutes (1h 46m)

Movie Rating

16%
*Rotten Tomatoes

Age Rating

12A (Action / Sci-Fi / Thriller)

Cast

Evan McCauley – Mark Wahlberg
Heinrich Treadway – Dylan O’Brien
Bathurst – Chiwetel Ejiofor
Bathurst (1985) – Rupert Friend
Nora Brightman – Sophie Cookson
The Artisan – Jason Mantzoukas
Bryan Porter – Toby Jones
Trace – Kae Alexander
Kovic - Jόhannes Haukur Jόhannesson
Garrick – Liz Carr
Abel – Tom Hughes
Leona – Joana Riberio
Agent Shin – Wallis Day
Jinya – Raffiella Chapman
Lotto – Leon Annor
Ronny – Jack Roth

Movie details

Mid – Credits: No

End – Credits: No

Before the Review: Coronavirus continues to dominate the news, impacting people’s lives. Moving on, gas prices have been sky rocketing to +10p extra amid "fuel shortages", people continue to remain sceptical about vaccines for COVID-19, Bonfire Night fireworks expected to be down 70% due to supply chain crisis amid Brexit, over 48 million have received the first Coronavirus dose whilst over 44 million have received a second dose and boy racers are undertaking vans and then crossing across them to turn right four lanes away *facepalm*

*THE LIST BELOW IS EXPECTED TO BE CHANGED AT 04:00 ON 04/10/21, FOLLOWING NEW GOVERNMENT RULINGS*


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RED LIST), YOU MUST SELF ISOLATE / QUARANTINE IN A GOVERNMENT APPROVED MANAGED HOTEL FOR 10 DAYS, PAY A FINE OF £1,750 FOR ALL ADULTS (DIFFERENT RATES FOR CHILDREN), TAKE A COVID-19 TEST ON DAYS 2 & 8 AND YOU MUST HAVE PROOF OF A NEGATIVE CORONAVIRUS TEST RESULT BEFORE ARRIVAL, OTHERWISE YOU COULD FACE FINES / PENALTIES OF UP TO £10,000, FACE IMPRISONMENT OR BOTH (PROVIDING FALSE OR MISLEADING INFORMATION IS AN OFFENCE). SEPARATE ADVICE SHOULD BE FOLLOWED IF ARRIVING IN SCOTLAND, WALES OR NORTHERN IRELAND. IF YOU ARE FULLY VACCINTAED, THE ABOVE DOES NOT APPLY TO YOU

Effective until  04/10/21, the current countries on the RED LIST where travel to the UK is banned includes:

Afghanistan, Angola, Argentina, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Burundi, Cape Verde, Chile, Colombia, Congo (Democratic Republic), Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Eritrea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, French Guiana, Georgia, Guyana, Haiti, Indonesia, Lesotho, Malawi, Mayotte, Mexico, Mongolia, Montenegro, Mozambique, Myanmar (Burma), Namibia, Nepal, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Réunion, Rwanda, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Suriname, Tanzania, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Uganda, Uruguay, Venezuela, Zambia and Zimbabwe

IF YOU ARRIVE INTO ENGLAND FROM AN 
AMBER LIST COUNTRY, YOU MUST SELF ISOLATE / QUARANTINE AT HOME OR PLACE YOU ARE STAYING FOR 10 DAYS AND TAKE A COVID-19 TEST ON DAYS 2 & 8 (INCLUDES TRAVEL WITHIN THE UK). IF YOU PASSED THROUGH A RED LIST COUNTRY / TERRITORY, YOU MUST FOLLOW THE RED LIST RULES

Effective until 04/10/21, the current countries on the AMBER LIST includes:

Akrotiri and Dhekelia, Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Armenia, Aruba, Azerbaijan, The Bahamas, Bahrain, Belarus, 
Bangladesh, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bonaire/Sint Eustatius and Saba, Bosnia and Herzegovina, British Virgin Islands, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, China, Comoros, Congo, Cook Islands/Tokelau and Niue, Côte d’lvoire, Curaçao, Cyprus, Czech Republic (Czechia), Djibouti, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Estonia, Fiji, France, French Polynesia, Gabon, The Gambia, Ghana, Greece (Includes Islands), Greenland, Guadeloupe, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Honduras, Hungary, India, Iran, Iraq, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kosovo, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Liberia, Libya, Luxembourg, Macao, Madagascar, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Marshall Islands, Martinique, Mauritania, Mauritius, Micronesia, Moldova, Monaco, Morocco, Nauru, Netherlands, New Caledonia, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, North Korea, North Macedonia, The Occupied Palestinian Territories, OmanPakistan, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Russia, Samoa, San Marino, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Solomon Islands, South Korea, South Sudan, Spain (Includes Canary Islands / Balearic Islands – Formentera / Ibiza / Mallorca / Menorca), Sri Lanka, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, St Maarten, St Martin and St Barthélemy, St Pierre and Miquelon, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Sweden, Syria, Tajikistan, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tonga, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates (UAE), United States (USA), Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Vatican City, Vietnam, Wallis and Futuna, Western Sahara, Yemen

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Effective until 04/10/21, the current countries on the GREEN LIST includes:

Anguilla, Antarctica/British Antarctic Territory, Antigua and Barbuda, Austria, Australia, The Azores, Barbados, Bermuda, British Indian Ocean Territory, Brunei, Bulgaria, Canada, Cayman Islands, Croatia, Denmark, Dominica, Falkland Islands, Faroe Islands, Finland, Germany, Gibraltar, Grenada, Hong Kong, Iceland, Israel and Jerusalem, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Madeira, Malta, Montserrat, New Zealand, Norway, Pitcairn/Henderson/Ducie and Oeno Islands, Romania, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Georgia/Sandwich Islands, St Helena/Ascension/Tristan da Cunha, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turks and Caicos Islands

*ALL LISTS SUBJECT TO CHANGE IN ACCORDANCE WITH GOVERNMENT GUIDELINES / WWW.GOV.UK

Review: Infinite is a little different to the type of Mark Wahlberg movies that I am used to. It was actually quite refreshing seeing him step away from being rather grounded to seeing him let Sci-Fi genre take over at times. Although eerily similar to The Old Guard and Edge of Tomorrow, I’d say the villain, is probably more relatable in this movie, in the sense that their goal is actually driven as a human desire. Whether Mark Wahlberg is successful in this genre or not, time will tell, although he may not be a main cast member given the movie’s ending scene 

Thursday, 2 September 2021

SNAKE EYES: G.I. JOE ORIGINS

 SNAKE EYES: G.I. JOE ORIGINS

Trailer          

Synopsis

After Snake Eyes saves the life of an heir apparent, the tenacious loner is welcomed into an ancient Japanese Clan known as The Arashikage, where he is taught of the ways of the ninja. But Snakes Eyes honour and allegiance will be tested when secrets from his past are revealed, even if that means losing the trust of those closest to him

Cinema

VOD

Run Time

Two hours, One minute (2h 01m)

Movie Rating

37%
*Rotten Tomatoes

Age Rating

(Should be) 12 (Action / Adventure / Fantasy / Some Violence / Bloody Images / Brief Strong Language)

Cast

Snake Eyes – Henry Golding
Tomisaburo “Tommy” Arashikage / Storm Shadow – Andrew Koji
Akiko - Haruka Abe
Kenta Takamura – Takehiro Hira
Baroness / Ana Decobray – Úrsula Corberό Delgado
Major O’Hara / Scarlett – Samara Weaving
Young Snake Eyes – Max Archibald
Snake Eye’s Father – Steven Allerick
Hard Master – Iko Uwais
Blind Master – Peter Mensah
Sen – Eri Ishida
Mr Augustine – Samuel Finzi
Yasuko – James Hiroyuki Liao
Bruiser Street fighter – Mojo Rawley


Movie details

Mid – Credits: Yes

End – Credits: No

Before the Review: Coronavirus continues to dominate the news, impacting people’s lives. Moving on, shop prices continue to rise over driver shortages which is affecting supply chains, a third COVID “booster” jab is being advised for the most vulnerable, a giant asteroid bigger than the Statue of Liberty is set to enter Earth’s orbit, over 48 million have received the first Coronavirus dose whilst over 43 million have received a second dose and entitled luxury German car drivers are ignoring rules on the roads especially when it comes to “right of way” where they think it’s always theirs, regardless *frustrated facepalm*

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Afghanistan, Angola, Argentina, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Burundi, Cape Verde, Chile, Colombia, Congo (Democratic Republic), Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, Eritrea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, French Guiana, Georgia, Guyana, Haiti, Indonesia, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Maldives, Mayotte, Mexico, Mongolia, Montenegro, Mozambique, Myanmar (Burma), Namibia, Nepal, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Réunion, Rwanda, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Tanzania, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda, Uruguay, Venezuela, Zambia and Zimbabwe

IF YOU ARRIVE INTO ENGLAND FROM AN AMBER LIST COUNTRY, YOU MUST SELF ISOLATE / QUARANTINE AT HOME OR PLACE YOU ARE STAYING FOR 10 DAYS AND TAKE A COVID-19 TEST ON DAYS 2 & 8 (INCLUDES TRAVEL WITHIN THE UK). IF YOU PASSED THROUGH A RED LIST COUNTRY / TERRITORY, YOU MUST FOLLOW THE RED LIST RULES

Effective from (04:00am) 30/08/21, the current countries on the AMBER LIST includes:

Akrotiri/Dhekelia, Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Armenia, Aruba, Azerbaijan, The Bahamas, Bahrain, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bonaire/Sint Eustatius and Saba, Bosnia and Herzegovina, British Virgin Islands, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, China, Comoros, Congo, Cook Islands/Tokelau and Niue, Côte d’lvoire, Curaçao, Cyprus, Czech Republic (Czechia), Djibouti, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Estonia, Fiji, France, French Polynesia, Gabon, The Gambia, Ghana, Greece (Includes Islands), Greenland, Guadeloupe, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Honduras, Hungary, India, Iran, Iraq, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kiribati, Kosovo, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Liberia, Libya, Luxembourg, Macao, Madagascar, Malaysia, Mali, Marshall Islands, Martinique, Mauritania, Mauritius, Micronesia, Moldova, Monaco, Morocco, Nauru, Netherlands, New Caledonia, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, North Korea, North Macedonia, The Occupied Palestinian Territories, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Russia, Samoa, San Marino, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Solomon Islands, South Korea, South Sudan, Spain (Includes Canary Islands / Balearic Islands – Formentera / Ibiza / Mallorca / Menorca), St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, St Maarten, St Martin and St Barthélemy, St Pierre and Miquelon, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Sweden, Syria, Tajikistan, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tonga, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates (UAE), United States (USA), Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Vatican City, Vietnam, Wallis and Futuna, Western Sahara, Yemen

IF YOU ARRIVE INTO ENGLAND FROM A GREEN LIST COUNTRY, YOU MUST TAKE A COVID-19 TEST, BOOK AND PAY FOR DAY 2 COVID-19 TEST (SELF ISOLATE / QUARANTINE ONLY IF COVID-19 RESULT IS POSITIVE OR NHS TEST AND TRACE INFORMS YOU TO), PASSING THROUGH RED / AMBER LIST COUNTRIES REQUIRES YOU TO FOLLOW THEIR RULES AS OUTLINED ABOVE

Effective from (04:00am) 30/08/21, the current countries on the GREEN LIST includes:

The Azores, Anguilla, Antarctica/British Antarctic Territory, Antigua and Barbuda, Austria, Australia, Barbados, Bermuda, British Indian Ocean Territory, Brunei, Bulgaria, Canada, Cayman Islands, Croatia, Denmark, Dominica, Falkland Islands, Faroe Islands, Finland, Germany, Gibraltar, Grenada, Hong Kong, Iceland, Israel and Jerusalem, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Malta, Madeira, Montserrat, New Zealand, Norway, Pitcairn/Henderson/Ducie and Oeno Islands, Romania, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Georgia/Sandwich Islands, St Helena/Ascension/Tristan da Cunha, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turks and Caicos Islands

*ALL LISTS SUBJECT TO CHANGE IN ACCORDANCE WITH GOVERNMENT GUIDELINES / WWW.GOV.UK

Review:  I watched both G.I. Joe movies so I was eagerly awaiting the release of this one. As an origin story, it is natural that many parts would be left out, which could be expanded upon in the next movie, given the ending and mid credit scenes. You do sometimes get the impression that the direction seems a bit lost in certain scenes and when they try to correct the direction, it kind of creates more problems and questions. Still, a good watch, but not as captivating as the first two movies, I did enjoy Iko Uwais scenes though. The trailer is also misleading, with heavy focus on what to expect but, not happening as expected until you least expect it

Monday, 23 August 2021

BATMAN: THE LONG HALLOWEEN, PART 2

 BATMAN: THE LONG HALLOWEEN, PART TWO

Trailer          

 Synopsis

The serial killer known as Holiday is still being pursued by Batman, with the assistance of Commissioner James Gordon and Attorney Harvey Dent. But when the Falcone crime family is targeted by Holiday, Harvey Dent suddenly finds himself caught between multiple fronts

Cinema

VOD

Run Time

One hour, Thirty minutes (1h 30m)

Movie Rating

100%
*Rotten Tomatoes

Age Rating

15 (Mystery / Thriller / Animation / Crime / Some Violence / Bloody Images / Language)

Cast

Batman / Bruce Wayne – Jensen Ackles
Young Bruce Wayne – Zach Callison
Alfred Pennyworth – Alastair Duncan
Harvey Dent / Two Face – Josh Duhamel
Catwoman / Selina Kyle – Naya Rivera
Scarecrow (Dr. Jonathan Crane) / Thomas Wayne – Robin Atkin Downes
Carmine Falcone / Luigi Maroni– Titus Welliver
“Commissioner” James Gordan – Billy Burke
Joker – Troy Baker
Calendar Man / Julian Day / Penguin (Oswald Cobblepot) – David Dastmalchian
Sofia Falcone – Laila Berzins
Barbara Gordon / Carla Viti – Amy Landecker
Mickey Chen – Greg Chun
Alberto Falcone – Jack Qaid
Gilda Dent – Julie Nathanson
Renee Montoya – Alyssa Diaz
Mad Hatter / Jervis Tetch – John DiMaggio
Officer Peace – Gary LeRoi Gray
Poison Ivy / Dr. Pamela Isley – Katee Sackhoff
Solomon Grundy / Vincent Falcone – Fred Tatasciore
Sal Maroni – Jim Pirri
Bodyguard – Rick Wasserman

Movie details

Mid – Credits: No

End – Credits: Yes

Before the Review: Coronavirus continues to dominate the news, impacting people’s lives. Moving on, more conspiracy theorists as well as those criticising COVID-19 vaccines are losing their lives after getting infected, food shortages are a result of dwindling supply chains leading to chaos, rain has started falling on a peak ice cap summit in Greenland for first time in recorded history, over 47 million have received the first Coronavirus dose whilst over 41 million have received a second dose and entitled drivers think they are motorcyclists by filtering dangerously in their “luxury” cars *facepalm*

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Effective from (04:00am) 08/08/21, the current countries on the RED LIST where travel to the UK is banned includes:

Afghanistan, Angola, Argentina, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Burundi, Cape Verde, Chile, Colombia, Congo (Democratic Republic), Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, Eritrea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, French Guiana, Georgia, Guyana, Haiti, Indonesia, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Maldives, Mayotte, Mexico, Mongolia, Mozambique, Myanmar (Burma), Namibia, Nepal, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Réunion, Rwanda, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Tanzania, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda, Uruguay, Venezuela, Zambia and Zimbabwe

IF YOU ARRIVE INTO ENGLAND FROM AN AMBER LIST COUNTRY, YOU MUST SELF ISOLATE / QUARANTINE AT HOME OR PLACE YOU ARE STAYING FOR 10 DAYS AND TAKE A COVID-19 TEST ON DAYS 2 & 8 (INCLUDES TRAVEL WITHIN THE UK). IF YOU PASSED THROUGH A RED LIST COUNTRY / TERRITORY, YOU MUST FOLLOW THE RED LIST RULES

Effective from (04:00am) 08/08/21, the current countries on the AMBER LIST includes:

Akrotiri and Dhekelia, Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Armenia, Aruba, Azerbaijan, The Bahamas, Bahrain, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bonaire/Sint Eustatius and Saba, Bosnia and Herzegovina, British Virgin Islands, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Central African Republic, Chad, China, Comoros, Congo, Cook Islands/Tokelau and Niue, Côte d’lvoire, Curaçao, Cyprus, Czech Republic (Czechia), Denmark, Djibouti, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, France, French Polynesia, Gabon, The Gambia, Ghana, Greece (Includes Islands), Greenland, Guadeloupe, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Honduras, Hungary, India, Iran, Iraq, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kiribati, Kosovo, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macao, Madagascar, Malaysia, Mali, Marshall Islands, Martinique, Mauritania, Mauritius, Micronesia, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Morocco, Nauru, Netherlands, New Caledonia, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, North Korea, North Macedonia, The Occupied Palestinian Territories, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Poland, Portugal (includes the Azores), Qatar, Russia, Samoa, San Marino, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Solomon Islands, South Korea, South Sudan, Spain (Includes Canary Islands / Balearic Islands – Formentera / Ibiza / Mallorca / Menorca), St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, St Maarten, St Martin and St Barthélemy, St Pierre and Miquelon, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Tajikistan, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tonga, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates (UAE), United States (USA), Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Vietnam, Wallis and Futuna, Western Sahara, Yemen

IF YOU ARRIVE INTO ENGLAND FROM A GREEN LIST COUNTRY, YOU MUST TAKE A COVID-19 TEST, BOOK AND PAY FOR DAY 2 COVID-19 TEST (SELF ISOLATE / QUARANTINE ONLY IF COVID-19 RESULT IS POSITIVE OR NHS TEST AND TRACE INFORMS YOU TO), PASSING THROUGH RED / AMBER LIST COUNTRIES REQUIRES YOU TO FOLLOW THEIR RULES AS OUTLINED ABOVE

Effective from (04:00am) 08/08/21, the current countries on the GREEN LIST includes:

Anguilla, Antarctica/British Antarctic Territory, Antigua and Barbuda, Austria, Australia, Barbados, Bermuda, British Indian Ocean Territory, Brunei, Bulgaria, Cayman Islands, Croatia, Dominica, Falkland Islands, Faroe Islands, Germany, Gibraltar, Grenada, Hong Kong, Iceland, Israel and Jerusalem, Latvia, Madeira, Malta, Montserrat, New Zealand, Norway, Pitcairn/Henderson/Ducie and Oeno Islands, Romania, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Georgia/Sandwich Islands, St Helena/Ascension/Tristan da Cunha, Taiwan, Turks and Caicos Islands

*ALL LISTS SUBJECT TO CHANGE IN ACCORDANCE WITH GOVERNMENT GUIDELINES / WWW.GOV.UK

Review:  Well, part II was definitely worth the wait and held up as well as part one, in exploring the earlier years of Batman’s crusade against crime in Gotham City. The legendary rogue’s gallery is quickly established even though we didn’t get to see much of the crime families in the Dark Knight trilogy, they are quite developed and prominent in this movie. Full of action, delving more into how Batman becomes more of a detective before adding the “World’s Greatest” moniker. Here's hoping Jensen Ackles stays on voicing Batman/Bruce Wayne. If the end scene credit is anything to go by, expect more connected animated DC movies whilst hoping those responsible for the DCEU are paying attention, Superman Unbound storyline for Man of Steel 2, anyone?

Saturday, 7 August 2021

SPACE JAM: A NEW LEGACY

 SPACE JAM: (2): A NEW LEGACY

Trailer          

Synopsis

Basketball superstar LeBron James and his son Dom, suddenly get trapped in digital space by an AI gone rogue. To make it home safely, LeBron James must team up with Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck and along with the rest of the Looney Tunes for a high stakes game of basketball against the AI’s digitized champions of the court, a powered up roster aptly named the Goon Squad

Cinema

VOD

Run Time

One hour, Fifty five minutes (1h 55m)

Movie Rating

27% ß Rotten Tomatoes

Age Rating

U (Animation / Adventure / Comedy / Fantasy / Kids & Family)

Cast

LeBron James – Himself
Al G Rhythm – Don Cheadle
Dominic “Dom” James – Cedric Joe
Kamiyah James – Sonequa Martin-Green
Darius James – Ceyair J. Wright
Malik – Khris Davis
Xosha James – Harper Leigh Alexander
Young LeBron James – Stephen Kankole
Young Malik – Jalyn Hall
Michael B. Jordan (Cameo) – Himself
Bugs Bunny / Sylvester / Yosemite Sam / Fred Flintstone / Yogi Bear – Jeff Bergman
Daffy Duck / Foghorn Leghorn / Elmer Fudd / Marvin the Martian – Eric Bauza
Lola Bunny – Zendaya
Tweety – Bob Bergen
Speedy Gonzales – Gabriel Iglesias
Granny – Candi Milo
Tasmanian Devil – Fred Tatasciore / Jim Cummings
Road Runner – Paul Julian
The Brow – Anthony Davis
Chronos – Damian Lillard
Wet-Fire – Klay Thompson
Arachnneka – Nneka Ogwumike
White Mamba – Diana Taurasi
Wonder Woman – Rosario Dawson
“Rick” Sanchez / “Morty” Smith – Justin Roiland
Wile E. Coyote / Gossamer / K-9 / Charlie Dog / The Three Bears / The Crusher / Witch Hazel / Sam Sheepdog / Rocky and Mugsy / Playboy Penguin / Nasty Canasta – Non-Speaking
Shanice James / (Fictionalized) Gloria Marie James – Xosha Roquemore
Coach C – Wood Harris
Suzanne “Sue” Brigit Bird – Herself
Draymond Jamal Green Sr – Himself
A’ja Riyadh Wilson – Herself
Warner Bros Executive – Sarah Silverman
Warner Bros Executive – Steven Yeun
Warner Bros Security Guard – Slink Johnson
Ernie Johnson Jr. – Himself
Lil Rel Howery – Himself

Movie details

Mid – Credits: Not really (Highlight reels)

End – Credits: No (Voice over)

Before the Review: Coronavirus continues to dominate the news, impacting people’s lives. Moving on, a Delta “Plus” variant has been discovered, 28 (15,000 years old) prehistoric viruses which are unknown to science were found in a glacier, trade ties between UK + Turkey remains “strong” during post-Brexit, anti-vaxxers are suddenly doing "u-turns" to convince people to take the vaccines after suffering fatally from COVID-19, over 46 million people have received the first Coronavirus dose whilst over 35 million have received a second dose and entitled drivers continue to drive recklessly on the roads where wing mirrors are now becoming a novelty *Unamused...*

IF YOU ARRIVE INTO ENGLAND FROM WHERE TRAVELLING IS BANNED (RED LIST), YOU MUST SELF ISOLATE / QUARANTINE IN A GOVERNMENT APPROVED / MANAGED HOTEL FOR 10 DAYS, PAY A FINE OF £1,750 FOR ALL ADULTS (DIFFERENT RATES FOR CHILDREN), TAKE A COVID-19 TEST ON DAYS 2 & 8 AND YOU MUST HAVE PROOF OF A NEGATIVE CORONAVIRUS TEST RESULT BEFORE ARRIVAL, OTHERWISE YOU COULD FACE FINES / PENALTIES OF UP TO £10,000, FACE IMPRISONMENT OR BOTH (PROVIDING FALSE OR MISLEADING INFORMATION IS AN OFFENCE). SEPARATE ADVICE SHOULD BE FOLLOWED IF ARRIVING IN SCOTLAND, WALES OR NORTHERN IRELAND

Effective from (04:00am) 04/08/21, the current countries on the RED LIST where travel to the UK is banned includes:

Afghanistan, Angola, Argentina, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Burundi, Cape Verde, Chile, Colombia, Congo (Democratic Republic), Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, Eritrea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, French Guiana, Guyana, Haiti, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Maldives, Mongolia, Mozambique, Myanmar (Burma), Namibia, Nepal, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Qatar, Rwanda, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Tanzania, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda, United Arab Emirates (UAE), Uruguay, Venezuela, Zambia and Zimbabwe

IF YOU ARRIVE INTO ENGLAND FROM AN AMBER LIST COUNTRY, YOU MUST SELF ISOLATE / QUARANTINE AT HOME OR PLACE YOU ARE STAYING FOR 10 DAYS AND TAKE A COVID-19 TEST ON DAYS 2 & 8 (INCLUDES TRAVEL WITHIN THE UK). IF YOU PASSED THROUGH A RED LIST COUNTRY / TERRITORY, YOU MUST FOLLOW THE RED LIST RULES

Effective from (04:00am) 04/08/21, the current countries on the AMBER LIST includes:

Akrotiri and Dhekelia, Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Armenia, Aruba, Austria, Azerbaijan, The Bahamas, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bonaire/Sint Eustatius and Saba, Bosnia and Herzegovina, British Virgin Islands, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Central African Republic, Chad, China, Comoros, Congo, Cook Islands/Tokelau and Niue, Côte d’lvoire, Curaçao, Cyprus, Czech Republic (Czechia), Denmark, Djibouti, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, France, French Polynesia, Gabon, The Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece (Includes Islands), Greenland, Guadeloupe, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Honduras, Hungary, Iran, Iraq, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kiribati, Kosovo, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Latvia, Lebanon, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macao, Madagascar, Malaysia, Mali, Marshall Islands, Martinique, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mayotte, Mexico, Micronesia, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Morocco, Nauru, Netherlands, New Caledonia, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, North Korea, North Macedonia, Norway, The Occupied Palestinian Territories, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Poland, Portugal (includes the Azores), Réunion, Romania, Russia, Samoa, San Marino, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, South Korea, South Sudan, Spain (Includes Canary Islands / Balearic islands (Formentera, Ibiza, Mallorca, Menorca), St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, St Maarten, St Martin and St Barthélemy, St Pierre and Miquelon, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Tajikistan, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tonga, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Ukraine, United States (USA), Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Vietnam, Wallis and Futuna, Western Sahara, Yemen

IF YOU ARRIVE INTO ENGLAND FROM A GREEN LIST COUNTRY, YOU MUST TAKE A COVID-19 TEST, BOOK AND PAY FOR DAY 2 COVID-19 TEST (SELF ISOLATE / QUARANTINE ONLY IF COVID-19 RESULT IS POSITIVE OR NHS TEST AND TRACE INFORMS YOU TO), PASSING THROUGH RED / AMBER LIST COUNTRIES REQUIRES YOU TO FOLLOW THEIR RULES AS OUTLINED ABOVE

Effective from (04:00am) 04/08/21, the current countries on the GREEN LIST includes:

Anguilla, Antarctica/British Antarctic Territory, Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, Barbados, Bermuda, British Indian Ocean Territory, Brunei, Bulgaria, Cayman Islands, Croatia, Dominica, Falkland Islands, Faroe Islands, Gibraltar, Grenada, Hong Kong, Iceland, Israel and Jerusalem, Madeira, Malta, Montserrat, New Zealand, Pitcairn/Henderson/Ducie and Oeno Islands, Singapore, South Georgia/Sandwich Islands, St Helena/Ascension/Tristan da Cunha, Taiwan, Turks and Caicos Islands

*ALL LISTS SUBJECT TO CHANGE IN ACCORDANCE WITH GOVERNMENT GUIDELINES / WWW.GOV.UK

Review:  It was 1996 and Looney Tunes was still my go to show of choice. The nostalgia of going to the cinema to watch a movie I was very excited for was an experience that never left me. The 1996 Space Jam movie left a lasting impression on me. Fast forward to 2021, I’m now watching a sequel to that Space Jam movie with a different feel. It didn’t evoke the same feelings as 1996, and to be honest at times, it felt like a video game. But then and again, maybe that is what is needed, something different. There is plenty of cameos alongside humour involvement, and character building which influenced the direction of the movie.

Personally, I don’t think the rating actually reflected the movie as I was quite enjoying a few of the sequences. Did Warner Bros finally manage to sway Don Cheadle into the DCEU indirectly? Haha, aside from pretty much carrying this movie when he is on screen, he’d be a very good addition if written well in any DC movie, which seemed to be hinted.  Also, watch out for Warner Bros casually reminding the audiences of other movies / properties they own. If rumours are to be believed, are Waners Bros considered a wrestling theme on the next outing with... Dwayne Johnson??

Wednesday, 28 July 2021

F9: THE FAST SAGA

F9: THE FAST SAGA

Trailer          

 Synopsis

Dominic “Dom” Toretto’s seemingly quiet life off the grid with Letty and his son is constantly marred by knowing that danger is always lurking on the horizon. Of course this time, the threat forces Dominic to confront the sins of his past to save those that he loves most. Coming together to stop a world shattering plot, Dominic and his crew must face off against a master thief and high performance driver, Dom’s forsaken brother

Cinema

VOD

Run Time

Two hours, Twenty Five minutes (2h 25m)

Movie Rating

59% ß Rotten Tomatoes

Age Rating

12A (Action / Adventure / Crime / Comedy)

Cast

Dominic Toretto – Vin Diesel
Tennage Dominic Toretto – Vinnie Bennett
Young Dominic Toretto – Vincent Sinclair
Letty Ortiz – Michelle Rodriguez
Jakob Toretto – John Cena
Young Jakob Toretto – Finn Cole
Tej Parker – Chris “Ludacris” Bridges
Roman Pearce – Tyrese Gibson
Mia Toretto – Jordana Brewster
Young Mia Toretto – Sienna Agudong
Ramsey – Nathalie Emmanuel
Han Lue – Sung Kang
Magdalene “Queenie” Shaw – Helen Mirren
Mr. Nobody – Kurt Russell
Cipher – Charlize Theron
Elle – Anna Sawai
Otto – Thue Ersted Rasmussen
Jack Toretto – J. D. Pardo
Lieutenant Sue – Martyn Ford
Kenny Linder – Jim Parrack
Young Vince – Karson Kern
Young Jesse – Igby Rigney
Buddy – Michael Rooker
Santos – Don Omar
Young Santos – Ozuna
Young Leo - Cered
Sean Boswell – Lucas Black
Agent Michael Stasiak – Shea Whigham
Earl – Jason Tobin
Twinkie – Bow Wow / Shad Moss
Leysa – Cardi B
“Little” Brian Marcos Toretto – Isaac / Immanuel Holtane
Gisele Yashar – Gal Gadot
Deckard Shaw – Jason Statham (Uncredited)

Movie details

Mid – Credits: Yes

End – Credits: No

Before the Review: Coronavirus continues to dominate the news, impacting people’s lives. Moving on, fully vaccinated travellers from the US / EU won’t be needing to quarantine on arrival in England, the EU pauses legal action against UK over Northern Ireland Protocol ‘breaches’, over 46 million have received the first Coronavirus dose whilst over 37 million have received a second dose and entitled drivers continue to drive recklessly on the roads where again inventing a new lane on the broken white lines is becoming a thing, but on roundabouts now? *Mind...Blown...Again*

IF YOU ARRIVE INTO ENGLAND FROM WHERE TRAVELLING IS BANNED (RED LIST), YOU MUST SELF ISOLATE / QUARANTINE IN A GOVERNMENT APPROVED MANAGED HOTEL FOR 10 DAYS, PAY A FINE OF £1,750 FOR ALL ADULTS (DIFFERENT RATES FOR CHILDREN), TAKE A COVID-19 TEST ON DAYS 2 & 8 AND YOU MUST HAVE PROOF OF A NEGATIVE CORONAVIRUS TEST RESULT BEFORE ARRIVAL, OTHERWISE YOU COULD FACE FINES / PENALTIES OF UP TO £10,000, FACE IMPRISONMENT OR BOTH (PROVIDING FALSE OR MISLEADING INFORMATION IS AN OFFENCE). SEPARATE ADVICE SHOULD BE FOLLOWED IF ARRIVING IN SCOTLAND, WALES OR NORTHERN IRELAND

Effective from (04:00am) 19/07/21, the current countries on the RED LIST where travel to the UK is banned includes:

Afghanistan, Angola, Argentina, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Burundi, Cape Verde, Chile, Colombia, Congo (Democratic Republic), Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, Eritrea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, French Guiana, Guyana, Haiti, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Maldives, Mongolia, Mozambique, Myanmar (Burma), Namibia, Nepal, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Qatar, Rwanda, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Tanzania, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda, United Arab Emirates (UAE), Uruguay, Venezuela, Zambia and Zimbabwe

IF YOU ARRIVE INTO ENGLAND FROM AN AMBER LIST COUNTRY, YOU MUST SELF ISOLATE / QUARANTINE AT HOME OR PLACE YOU ARE STAYING FOR 10 DAYS AND TAKE A COVID-19 TEST ON DAYS 2 & 8 (INCLUDES TRAVEL WITHIN THE UK). IF YOU PASSED THROUGH A RED LIST COUNTRY / TERRITORY, YOU MUST FOLLOW THE RED LIST RULES

Effective from (04:00am) 19/07/21, the current countries on the AMBER LIST includes:

Akrotiri and Dhekelia, Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Armenia, Aruba, Austria, Azerbaijan, The Bahamas, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bonaire/Sint Eustatius and Saba, Bosnia and Herzegovina, British Virgin Islands, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Central African Republic, Chad, China, Comoros, Congo, Cook Islands/Tokelau and Niue, Côte d’lvoire, Curaçao, Cyprus, Czech Republic (Czechia), Denmark, Djibouti, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, France, French Polynesia, Gabon, The Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece (Includes Islands), Greenland, Guadeloupe, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Honduras, Hungary, Iran, Iraq, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kiribati, Kosovo, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Latvia, Lebanon, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macao, Madagascar, Malaysia, Mali, Marshall Islands, Martinique, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mayotte, Mexico, Micronesia, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Morocco, Nauru, Netherlands, New Caledonia, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, North Korea, North Macedonia, Norway, The Occupied Palestinian Territories, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Poland, Portugal (includes the Azores), Réunion, Romania, Russia, Samoa, San Marino, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, South Korea, South Sudan, Spain (Includes Canary Islands / Balearic islands (Formentera, Ibiza, Mallorca, Menorca), St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, St Maarten, St Martin and St Barthélemy, St Pierre and Miquelon, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Tajikistan, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tonga, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Ukraine, United States (USA), Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Vietnam, Wallis and Futuna, Western Sahara, Yemen

IF YOU ARRIVE INTO ENGLAND FROM A GREEN LIST COUNTRY, YOU MUST TAKE A COVID-19 TEST, BOOK AND PAY FOR DAY 2 COVID-19 TEST (SELF ISOLATE / QUARANTINE ONLY IF COVID-19 RESULT IS POSITIVE OR NHS TEST AND TRACE INFORMS YOU TO), PASSING THROUGH RED / AMBER LIST COUNTRIES REQUIRES YOU TO FOLLOW THEIR RULES AS OUTLINED ABOVE

Effective from (04:00am) 19/07/21, the current countries on the GREEN LIST includes:

Anguilla, Antarctica/British Antarctic Territory, Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, Barbados, Bermuda, British Indian Ocean Territory, Brunei, Bulgaria, Cayman Islands, Croatia, Dominica, Falkland Islands, Faroe Islands, Gibraltar, Grenada, Hong Kong, Iceland, Israel and Jerusalem, Madeira, Malta, Montserrat, New Zealand, Pitcairn/Henderson/Ducie and Oeno Islands, Singapore, South Georgia/Sandwich Islands, St Helena/Ascension/Tristan da Cunha, Taiwan, Turks and Caicos Islands

*ALL LISTS SUBJECT TO CHANGE IN ACCORDANCE WITH GOVERNMENT GUIDELINES / WWW.GOV.UK

Review:  Suddenly those Dominic Toretto "family" memes online start to make sense... There is no Dwayne Johnson in this movie as he’s currently filming DC’s Black Adam? It seems like the feud between him and Vin Diesel continues. The movie now adds Peacemaker, I mean John Cena  into the franchise amongst many twists and turns, whilst also seemingly trying to retcon previous plots to further advance the vision / story of the returning director, Justin Lin. Roman provides the humour whilst Tej rounds off the seeming double act. Lots of action and tie ins from previous movies, although the focus seems to shift from the cars in favour of family and... space? If you’ve seen The Dark Knight movie, one scene here may invoke nostalgia. After the mid-credits scene, it seems that a future instalment is looking to explore “justice” for a returning character

Tuesday, 20 July 2021

BLACK WIDOW

BLACK WIDOW

Trailer          

Synopsis

Natasha Romanoff, also known as Black Widow, is called into action when a dangerous conspiracy ties into her past arise causing her to confront darker parts of her ledger. Natasha must deal with her history of being a spy, whilst being pursued by a force not stopping until they bring her down and also the broken relationships left in her wake before she became an Avenger

Cinema

Disney+

Run Time

Two hours, Fourteen minutes (2h 14m)

Movie Rating

81% ß Rotten Tomatoes

Age Rating

12A (Action / Adventure / Intense Violence /Some Language / Thematic Material / Sci-Fi)

Cast

Black Widow / Natasha Romanoff – Scarlett Johansson
Young Natasha Romanoff – Ever Anderson
Black Widow / Yelena Belova – Florence Pugh
Young Yelena Belova – Violet McGraw
Black Widow / Melina Vostokoff – Rachel Weisz
Taskmaster / Antonia Dreykov – Olga Kurylenko
Young Antonia Dreykov – Ryan Kiera Armstrong
Dreykov – Ray Winstone
Red Guardian / Alexei Shostakov – David Harbour
Rick Mason – O-T Fagbenle
Thaddeus Ross – William Hurt
Red Room Assassin / Lerato – Liani Samuel
Red Room Assassin / Oksana – Michelle Lee
Red Room Assassin / Ingrid – Nanna Blondell
Ursa Major – Olivier Richters
Valentina Allegra de Fontaine – Julia Louis-Dreyfus

Movie details

Mid – Credits: No

End – Credits: Yes

Before the Review: Coronavirus continues to dominate the news, impacting people’s lives. Moving on, although 19/07/21 marked “Freedom Day” where many lockdown rules were lifted however many people rightly so still remain cautious, the UK is clashing with EU over Gibraltar’s “post-Brexit” status, heatwave health alerts are being issued for sweltering conditions, over 46 million have received the first Coronavirus dose whilst over 35 million have received a second dose and entitled drivers continue to drive recklessly on the roads where inventing a new lane on the broken white lines suddenly is becoming a thing? *Mind...Blown*

IF YOU ARRIVE INTO ENGLAND FROM WHERE TRAVELLING IS BANNED (RED LIST), YOU MUST SELF ISOLATE / QUARANTINE IN A GOVERNMENT APPROVED MANAGED HOTEL FOR 10 DAYS, PAY A FINE OF £1,750 FOR ALL ADULTS (DIFFERENT RATES FOR CHILDREN), TAKE A COVID-19 TEST ON DAYS 2 & 8 AND YOU MUST HAVE PROOF OF A NEGATIVE CORONAVIRUS TEST RESULT BEFORE ARRIVAL, OTHERWISE YOU COULD FACE FINES / PENALTIES OF UP TO £10,000, FACE IMPRISONMENT OR BOTH (PROVIDING FALSE OR MISLEADING INFORMATION IS AN OFFENCE). SEPARATE ADVICE SHOULD BE FOLLOWED IF ARRIVING IN SCOTLAND, WALES OR NORTHERN IRELAND

Effective from (04:00am) 19/07/21, the current countries on the RED LIST where travel to the UK is banned includes:

Afghanistan, Angola, Argentina, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Burundi, Cape Verde, Chile, Colombia, Congo (Democratic Republic), Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, Eritrea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, French Guiana, Guyana, Haiti, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Maldives, Mongolia, Mozambique, Myanmar (Burma), Namibia, Nepal, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Qatar, Rwanda, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Tanzania, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda, United Arab Emirates (UAE), Uruguay, Venezuela, Zambia and Zimbabwe

IF YOU ARRIVE INTO ENGLAND FROM AN AMBER LIST COUNTRY, YOU MUST SELF ISOLATE / QUARANTINE AT HOME OR PLACE YOU ARE STAYING FOR 10 DAYS AND TAKE A COVID-19 TEST ON DAYS 2 & 8 (INCLUDES TRAVEL WITHIN THE UK). IF YOU PASSED THROUGH A RED LIST COUNTRY / TERRITORY, YOU MUST FOLLOW THE RED LIST RULES

Effective from (04:00am) 19/07/21, the current countries on the AMBER LIST includes:

Akrotiri and Dhekelia, Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Armenia, Aruba, Austria, Azerbaijan, The Bahamas, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bonaire/Sint Eustatius and Saba, Bosnia and Herzegovina, British Virgin Islands, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Central African Republic, Chad, China, Comoros, Congo, Cook Islands/Tokelau and Niue, Côte d’lvoire, Curaçao, Cyprus, Czech Republic (Czechia), Denmark, Djibouti, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, France, French Polynesia, Gabon, The Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece (Includes Islands), Greenland, Guadeloupe, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Honduras, Hungary, Iran, Iraq, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kiribati, Kosovo, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Latvia, Lebanon, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macao, Madagascar, Malaysia, Mali, Marshall Islands, Martinique, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mayotte, Mexico, Micronesia, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Morocco, Nauru, Netherlands, New Caledonia, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, North Korea, North Macedonia, Norway, The Occupied Palestinian Territories, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Poland, Portugal (includes the Azores), Réunion, Romania, Russia, Samoa, San Marino, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, South Korea, South Sudan, Spain (Includes Canary Islands / Balearic islands (Formentera, Ibiza, Mallorca, Menorca), St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, St Maarten, St Martin and St Barthélemy, St Pierre and Miquelon, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Tajikistan, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tonga, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Ukraine, United States (USA), Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Vietnam, Wallis and Futuna, Western Sahara, Yemen

IF YOU ARRIVE INTO ENGLAND FROM A GREEN LIST COUNTRY, YOU MUST TAKE A COVID-19 TEST, BOOK AND PAY FOR DAY 2 COVID-19 TEST (SELF ISOLATE / QUARANTINE ONLY IF COVID-19 RESULT IS POSITIVE OR NHS TEST AND TRACE INFORMS YOU TO), PASSING THROUGH RED / AMBER LIST COUNTRIES REQUIRES YOU TO FOLLOW THEIR RULES AS OUTLINED ABOVE

Effective from (04:00am) 19/07/21, the current countries on the GREEN LIST includes:

Anguilla, Antarctica/British Antarctic Territory, Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, Barbados, Bermuda, British Indian Ocean Territory, Brunei, Bulgaria, Cayman Islands, Croatia, Dominica, Falkland Islands, Faroe Islands, Gibraltar, Grenada, Hong Kong, Iceland, Israel and Jerusalem, Madeira, Malta, Montserrat, New Zealand, Pitcairn/Henderson/Ducie and Oeno Islands, Singapore, South Georgia/Sandwich Islands, St Helena/Ascension/Tristan da Cunha, Taiwan, Turks and Caicos Islands

*ALL LISTS SUBJECT TO CHANGE IN ACCORDANCE WITH GOVERNMENT GUIDELINES / WWW.GOV.UK

Review:  OK, after watching this movie, it helps if you know your timelines. Black Widow, from my guess, is set towards the end of Captain America: Civil War, has an influence in Avengers: Infinity War and then ends after Avengers: Endgame, although the synopsis may contradict this. There is actually a lot of action in this movie with some characters given a different direction, not that I’m complaining, and the addition of Thaddeus Ross and Valentina Allegra de Fontaine actually works in tying in the MCU and Disney+ shows. The end credits shows that the story will be continued in a future Disney+ show