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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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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...*

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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

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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??