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10 Justice League Scenes That Were Not in the Movie

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Red Stewart on 10 Justice League scenes that were not in the movie…

Justice League has opened to mixed reviews, with many praising the cast and action scenes but taking jabs at the tonal inconsistencies. You can read our own review here, but the overall message is that the film is enjoyable and fun. The marketing team did a good job showcasing the humor and heart the titular team has, and you can see just how much fun it is to see your favorite heroes come together.

But Justice League was also the victim of executive meddling, with reports that Warner Bros. CEO Kevin Tsujihara required that the movie come in under 2 hours, including credits. As such, a lot of cuts had to be made, and they can evidently be seen in the final movie’s first act where scenes jump between the heroes almost instantly.

More attentive fans may have »

- Red Stewart

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi run time confirmed, longest Star Wars movie to date

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Back in September it was rumoured that Star Wars: The Last Jedi will run for 150 minutes, and now with just a few short weeks to go until we return to the galaxy far, far away, director Rian Johnson has confirmed that run time is indeed accurate, making The Last Jedi the longest Star Wars movie to date.

Rian Johnson has just confirmed this rumor (although it was pretty concrete at the time) that the running time for #TheLastJedi will be 150 minutes, officially making it the longest Star Wars movie ever. https://t.co/q1VpOItzsw

John Hoey (@JohnnyHoey) November 17, 2017

For comparison, the running times for the previous instalments in the Star Wars saga:

Episode IV – A New Hope – 121 minutes Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back – 124 minutes Episode VI – Return of the Jedi – 131 minutes Episode I – The Phantom Menace – 133 minutes Episode II – Attack of the Clones – 142 minutes Episode III – Revenge of the Sith »

- Amie Cranswick

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The Week in Spandex – Justice League, Shazam, Flashpoint, Wonder Woman 2, Thor: Ragnarok, Avengers: Infinity War, The Punisher, Deadpool 2, The Incredibles 2

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In this edition of The Week in Spandex, we look at Justice League, Shazam, The Batman, Justice League Mortal, Wonder Woman 2, Flashpoint, Cyborg, Supergirl, The Flash, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, Arrow, Black Lightning, Gotham, Batman: Gotham By Gaslight, The Lego Batman Movie, Thor: Ragnarok, Black Panther, Avengers: Infinity War, Black Widow, The Punisher, Daredevil, Iron Fist, Runaways, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Deadpool 2, Multiple Man, The Gifted, Venom, Morbius, The Incredibles 2, Kick-Ass and more…

Warner Bros. brought its DC heroes together this weekend with the release of the DC Extended Universe blockbuster Justice League, and while it managed to edge out Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad in terms of critical reaction, it certainly hasn’t been no Wonder Woman, with the film scoring a 46 on Metacritic and 40% on Rotten Tomatoes (once Rt decided to release its rating, that is). Our reviewers seemed a little more positive »

- Gary Collinson

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Prime 1 Studio’s Batman: Arkham Knight Nightwing figure available to pre-order now

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Sideshow has released a batch of promotional images for Prime 1 Studio’s Nightwing (Red Version) statue based the appearance of Dick Grayson’s masked vigilante in Batman: Arkham Knight. The DC collectible is limited to 150 pieces and is available to pre-order now, priced at $929; take a look at the figure here…

See Also: Pre-order via Sideshow Collectibles

Sideshow and Prime 1 Studio are proud to present the Nightwing Red Version from Batman: Arkham Knight. Raised by his parents in a circus, Dick Grayson was trained to be incredibly acrobatic. His parents were killed after criminals had failed to extort money from the circus. Dick was soon adopted by billionaire Bruce Wayne, who shared his secret identity and extensively trained the boy to become Batman’s sidekick, the first Robin. After he aided Batman for years, Dick eventually moved on and became a hero in his own right. As Nightwing, he worked with Batman as an ally. »

- Amie Cranswick

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The Punisher Early Reaction: A Sublime Start to a Show Replete with Promise

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Samuel Brace on Marvel’s The Punisher

Marvel’s The Punisher has at last made its debut on Netflix, and what’s waiting for viewers – at least concerning its first handful of episodes — is truly wonderful.

The Marvel shows on offer over in Netflix’s little corner of the McU have been a little uneven to say the least. Daredevil has been tremendous (better than that in parts), Jessica Jones brilliant, but the more we keep quiet about Iron Fist, The Defenders, and to a lesser extent Luke Cage, the better.

Of late, one has started to sense the presence of a permanent diminution in quality.

So, it was hard to know what to expect with regards to the latest entry, the debut solo outing in this universe for The Punisher, first played so adeptly in season 2 of Daredevil by the force that is Jon Bernthal. Was The Punisher going »

- Samuel Brace

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Movie Review – You Were Never Really Here (2017)

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You Were Never Really Here, 2017.

Directed by Lynne Ramsay.

Starring Joaquin Phoenix, Ekaterina Samsanov, Alessandro Nivola, and Judith Roberts.

Synopsis:

When a teenage girl (Ekaterina Samsanov) goes missing, a fixer (Joaquin Phoenix) with a unique skillset is sent to hammer out some justice on those responsible.

It takes a very special film to leave you stunned in your seat whilst the credits roll, collecting your thoughts in the dark, not quite ready to bleed into the reality of the outside world. Lynne Ramsay achieved it with the emotional wallop of We Need to Talk About Kevin, and now she has done it again, in a slightly more perplexing manner with You Were Never Really Here. It’s a film in the form of a slight burst of existential violence, with a man on fire central performance from the bearded shuffling monolith of Joaquin Phoenix.

With a plot that’s relatively simple, »

- Matt Rodgers

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Hot Toys reveals its Star Wars: The Last Jedi Praetorian Guard collectible figures

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Hot Toys has revealed its upcoming 1/6th scale Praetorian Guard figures from the upcoming blockbuster sequel Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Each collectible stands at around 30cms tall and comes with a range of interchangeable pieces and weapons; take a look at the official images below…

See Also: Pre-order via Sideshow Collectibles

 

In Lucasfilm’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the Skywalker saga continues as the heroes of The Force Awakens join the galactic legends in an epic adventure that unlocks age-old mysteries of the Force and shocking revelations of the past.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is set for release on December 14th in the UK and December 15th in the States and sees returning cast members Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Carrie Fisher (Leia Organa), Adam Driver (Kylo Ren), Daisy Ridley (Rey), John Boyega (Finn), Oscar Isaac (Poe Dameron), Lupita Nyong’o (Maz Kanata), Domhnall Gleeson (General Hux), Anthony Daniels »

- Amie Cranswick

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First teaser poster and trailer for Disney-Pixar’s The Incredibles 2

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Disney-Pixar has debuted the first teaser trailer and poster for Brad Bird’s long-awaited animated superhero movie The Incredibles 2; check them out below along with the official synopsis…

“Everyone’s favorite family of superheroes is back in “Incredibles 2” – but this time Helen (voice of Holly Hunter) is in the spotlight, leaving Bob (voice of Craig T. Nelson) at home with Violet (voice of Sarah Vowell) and Dash (voice of Huck Milner) to navigate the day-to-day heroics of “normal” life. It’s a tough transition for everyone, made tougher by the fact that the family is still unaware of baby Jack-Jack’s emerging superpowers. When a new villain hatches a brilliant and dangerous plot, the family and Frozone (voice of Samuel L. Jackson) must find a way to work together again—which is easier said than done, even when they’re all Incredible.”

The Incredibles 2 is set for release Summer »

- Amie Cranswick

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Young Sheldon Season 1 Episode 4 Review – ‘A Therapist, a Comic Book, and a Breakfast Sausage’

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Martin Carr reviews the fourth episode of Young Sheldon

If you were to strip away the nostalgia, lineage and casting choices Young Sheldon is essentially about a little boy with phobias, social issues and a vast Iq. Partially ostracised by family members and an unprepared school system this elevator pitch should not work. However there continues to be more to Young Sheldon than meets the eye, as we are offered up subtle touchstones for Big Bang fans which shine a light on forthcoming adult obsessions.

Tightly scripted, compact in running time but with little going on episode four still manages to hit all the marks. Armitage feels like an old hand in the role already, while Lance Barber and Zoe Perry as mum and dad continue playing their roles to perfection. Annie Potts as the eponymous Mee Maw adds a refreshing dash of recklessness and also expands on a mythology »

- Amie Cranswick

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Movie Review – November Criminals (2017)

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November Criminals, 2017.

Directed by Sacha Gervasi.

Starring Ansel Elgort, Chloe Grace Moretz, David Strathairn, Catherine Keener, Cory Hardrict and Terry Kinney.

Synopsis:

A teenager takes on his own investigation of a murder in Washington D.C.

November Criminals follows the story of Addison (Ansel Elgort), a high school senior in Washington, D.C. who just recently lost his mother and is preparing for life after graduating. He has recently started going out with Phoebe (Chloe Grace Moretz) and they are beginning to build a good relationship together. Things change when Addison gets word that a friend of his was murdered just hours after having an interaction with him. The media and police claim that the murder happened because of gang involvement but Addison doesn’t believe it. With the help of Phoebe he starts his own investigation into the death of his friend to find the truth.

The story here »

- Jake Peffer

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The Orville Season 1 Episode 10 Review – ‘Firestorm’

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Martin Carr reviews the tenth episode of The Orville

With more twists and turns than a Kubrick hedge maze The Orville delivers, surprises, engages and entertains without once dropping the ball. ‘Firestorm’ is by turns inventive, emotive and laced with subtle moments of humour which break things up without detracting from the overall structure. Every cast member gets their moment in the sun and episode ten punches in at just under forty-five minutes.

Driven primarily by Alara and given flesh by everyone else ‘Firestorm’ feels like copybook stuff before deviating and expanding on the simple premise. Humour is more hit and miss in this scenario which is why MacFarlane has chosen once again to be sparing in its application. J Lee and Bortus get the one liners which are delivered with timing and subtlety, allowing them to be effective without draining moments of drama.

‘Firestorm’ is an effects heavy plot »

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Bob Odenkirk and Catherine Keener join The Incredibles 2

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With a first trailer for The Incredibles 2 slated to arrive later today, The Tracking Board has revealed that Bob Odenkirk (Better Call Saul) and Catherine Keener (Get Out) have signed on to the voice cast of the Disney-Pixar sequel.

The duo join the previously announced Craig T. Nelson as Mr. Incredible, Holly Hunter as Elastigirl, Samuel L. Jackson as Frozone, Sarah Vowell as Violet, Huck Milner as Dash, and director Brad Bird as Edna Mode.

While plot details for The Incredibles 2 are being kept under wraps, it’s thought that the sequel will pick up straight after the events of the first movie and will see more of a focus on the character of Elastigirl, as Mr. Incredible takes care of their baby son Jack-Jack.

The Incredibles 2 is set for release on June 15th 2018.

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- Gary Collinson

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DC’s Geoff Johns confirms Batman for the Flashpoint movie

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During the San Diego Comic-Con this past summer, Warner Bros. and DC Films announced that they were retooling their solo movie for The Flash with an adaptation of the popular comic book storyline Flashpoint.

The story sees a powerless Barry Allen waking up in an alternate timeline – one that features vastly different interpretations of many DC characters, including a brutal Thomas Wayne version of Batman who donned the cape and cowl after his young son Bruce was murdered.

So far, we know very little about the studio’s plans for Flashpoint, but in an interview with Entertainment Weekly, DC’s Geoff Johns has confirmed that The Dark Knight will feature.

“There’s elements in it that we’re going to be playing into that we couldn’t do anywhere else,” said Johns. “The scale of it, the Batman story of it all.”

It’s unclear whether the Flashpoint movie will »

- Gary Collinson

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Poster and trailer for crime thriller Bullet Head starring Adrien Brody, John Malkovich and Antonio Banderas

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With just three weeks to go until its release, Lionsgate and Saban have debuted a new poster and trailer for writer-director Paul Solet’s upcoming crime thriller Bullet Head which stars Adrien Brody, John Malkovich, Antonio Banderas, and Rory Culkin; check them out below…

Oscar® winner Adrien Brody, John Malkovich, and Antonio Banderas deliver the action in this riveting crime story filled with pulse-pounding twists and turns. After a heist gone tragically wrong, three career criminals find themselves trapped in a warehouse with the law closing in. But, inside the warehouse, a more dangerous threat awaits—as the fugitives are plunged into a furious battle for their lives.

Bullet Head is set for release on December 8th. »

- Amie Cranswick

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Gotham Season 4 Episode 9 Review – ‘Let Them Eat Pie’

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Martin Carr reviews the ninth episode of Gotham season 4… 

Villainous tendencies work best with an agenda especially when wealthy patrons, over consumption and flagrant symbolism are included in the mix. Comic Strip did it best when alternative comedy was personified by Ben Elton, The Young Ones and Rik Mayall. These days socio-political commentary feels less raw and unchecked due to people with rules and a conscience getting in the way. For a comic book series to try something quite so subversive though still requires guts, which Gotham thankfully displays in buckets this week.

Working in quotes from satirist Jonathan Swift this episode mixes theatrical zeal with show tunes to create something off kilter. Professor Pyg still remains the most engaging villain this series has produced, veering just the right side of camp with a butcher’s apron, steak knives and handstitched animal masks. Both single-minded of purpose and methodical Pyg »

- Gary Collinson

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Exclusive Interview: Hey Arnold! creator and Helga actress on The Jungle Movie, Hey Arnold season 6 and more

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Justin Cook spoke with Hey Arnold! creator Craig Bartlett and voice actress Francesca Marie Smith while attending New York Comic Con. Check out their conversation below…

Hey Arnold! fans have waited well over a decade for answers to questions surrounding the show’s titular kind-hearted, football-shape-headed grade schooler and, in approximately one week, answers they will get. Expect childhood nostalgia levels to reach whole new heights with the release of Hey Arnold!: The Jungle Movie, a continuation of the popular 1994 animated Nickelodeon series.

The long-planned two-hour TV movie will take place one year after Hey Arnold!’s final episode, 2002’s “The Journal” and will see Arnold and his P.S. 118 fifth-grade buddies setting out on the field trip of a lifetime and uncovering the mystery behind the disappearance of Arnold’s parents.

Originally intended for theatrical release, The Jungle Movie was shelved after Nickelodeon instead decided to release Arnold »

- Justin Cook

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The Most Disappointing: Joss Whedon’s Justice League

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Anghus Houvouras on Joss Whedon’s involvement with Justice League

I’m still processing the Frankenstein franchise film that was Justice League. A not totally unenjoyable blockbuster that felt like a movie that had been stolen from Zack Snyder and taken to a chop shop where it was stripped down and reassembled based on the notes from a dozen executives who spend a little too much time reading the YouTube comments section.

Justice League hasn’t been met with the same critical gong that Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice received when it was released last year. That movie was not only gonged but then beaten with the mallet until all that was left was a pulpy mass of indistinguishable blame. The film is far from perfect, but unlike Zack Snyder’s earlier Dceu movies the film has a lighter tone. ‘Lighter’ might not be a strong enough term. It »

- Anghus Houvouras

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Netflix releases a new trailer for Marvel’s The Punisher

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Coinciding with The Punisher’s arrival on Netflix, the official Twitter account has released a new trailer for the streaming service’s latest Marvel series which you can check out here…

The worst scars are on the inside. They never heal.

Marvel's #ThePunisher is now streaming. pic.twitter.com/cfpF4yke05

The Punisher (@ThePunisher) November 17, 2017

After exacting revenge on those responsible for the death of his wife and children, Frank Castle (Jon Bernthal) uncovers a conspiracy that runs far deeper than New York’s criminal underworld. Now known throughout the city as The Punisher, he must discover the truth about injustices that affect more than his family alone.

The Punisher features a cast that includes Jon Bernthal (Frank Castle), Deborah Ann Woll (Karen Page), Ben Barnes (Billy Russo), Jason R Moore (Curtis Hoyle), Michael Nathanson (Sam Stein), Daniel Webber (Lewis Walcott), Amber Rose Revah (Dinah Madani), Ebon Moss-Bachrach (Micro), Jaime Ray Newman »

- Amie Cranswick

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Justice League performing weaker than expected in the U.S., on course for second-lowest superhero movie opening of 2017

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We’ve seen on many occasions that box office tracking figures are often wide of the mark, usually underestimating a film’s opening weekend. However, it seems the opposite may be the case with Justice League, as Deadline is reporting that Warner Bros.’ latest DC blockbuster is on course for a lower-than-expected debut in North America.

According to the site, Justice League grossed $38.4 million on Friday, meaning that the superhero team-up is on course to gross around $93.5 million across the Friday-to-Sunday period – down from tracking estimates of between $110 million and $120 million.

Should Justice League fail to hit the $100 million mark, it would find itself with the second-lowest superhero movie opening of the year after Logan on $88 million. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 leads the way with $146.5 million, followed by Thor: Ragnarok on $122.7 million, Spider-Man: Homecoming on $117 million and Wonder Woman on $103.3 million.

See Also: Read our reviews of Justice League »

- Gary Collinson

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Carmen Ejogo to star alongside Mahershala Ali in True Detective Season 3

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While most people lost interest in the sprawling narrative of True Detective sophomore run, there’s enough goodwill left in the brand from the incredible debut season to ensure that a third instalment of Nic Pizzolatto’s crime anthology is something to get excited about.

Already we had the news that Moonlight Academy Award winner Mahershala Ali was signed on, and now The Hollywood Reporter is confirming Alien: Covenant and Selma star Carmen Ejogo as the lead actress.

The third season will focus on a crime in the heart of the Ozarks, with the mystery playing out in three separate time periods. Ejogo will play an Arkansas schoolteacher with a connection to two missing children in the 80s. Ali is playing a character named Wayne Hays, a state police detective from Northwest Arkansas.

See Also: Woody Harrelson Rules Out True Detective Return

Does this suggest that Ali’s detective will be a lone investigator, »

- Matt Rodgers

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