Film Review “Spider-Man: No Way Home”

Directed by: Jon Watts
Starring: Tom Holland, Zendaya, Benedict Cumberbatch, Jamie Foxx, Willem Dafoe, Alfred Molina, Jacob Batalon
Distributed by Sony Pictures
Running time: 148 minutes

Our Score: 4.5 out of 5 stars

The ending of 2019’s Spider-Man: Far From Home, where our friendly neighborhood Spider-Man’s identity was revealed to the world by Mysterio, busted the doors open for an abundance of possibilities for what could happen to Peter Parker in his next outing. Spider-Man: No Way Home picks up quite literally right where Far From Home left off, with Peter scrambling through New York while its citizens are shouting either in support of him or straight-up attacking him. This leads Peter to the Sanctum Sanctorum, where he asks Doctor Strange for help to get the world to forget he’s Spider-Man. Things don’t go quite as planned, and from there, multiversal shenanigans ensue.

Like most people, I was incredibly excited for this film. It feels like the first true event film we’ve gotten as a collective since Avengers: Endgame. As more was revealed about who would be returning and how much the film would lean into the multiverse, it both got me more excited but a tiny bit more cautious – I hoped that the film wouldn’t lose sight on our central, MCU Peter Parker in the midst of all of these returning villains or sacrifice character and story for nostalgia. And while the film will certainly be nostalgic for anyone who grew up with Spider-Man like I did, it isn’t a film that is reliant on it for anything but telling a personal and truly ambitious Spider-Man story.

I won’t name specific names in case you’ve gone this far without knowing which villains are returning exactly – but the film does a great balancing act of making them exciting foils for Peter as well as narratively important to the themes. In fact, this might just have the most personal and interesting story for Peter Parker in the MCU so far. The crux of the film is him having the crushing realization of not being able to have everything he wants and still be Spider-Man despite how hard he tries to balance both of his lives. This is a common theme throughout the entire history of the character throughout various forms of mediums – but No Way Home does a fantastic job at making both an epic yet simultaneously personal story for Peter that truly advances and grows the character in dark, powerful, and important ways.

Tom Holland delivers his absolute best outing as Peter Parker/Spider-Man yet here, working with a seriously impressive script full of nuance and moments of real weight and consequences for Peter to grapple with. His chemistry with Zendaya has truly never been better, and the way he interacts with all the villains is as equally charming as it is poetic at times. This is sure to be a massive success, and I’m happy to say that I think it’ll deliver for all the people who have already bought tickets. The action is absolutely incredible from start to finish (see it in IMAX if you can!), the humor is on point, the characters and cast that play them are the best they’ve ever been, and it is far and away the best MCU Spider-Man movie, as well as the most ambitious live-action Spider-Man film thus far. A true love-letter to the character full of heart, ambition, darkness and a whole lot of fun.

Film Review – “Spider-man: No Way Home”

  • SPIDER-MAN: NO WAY HOME
  • Starring: Tom Holland, Zendaya and Bennedict Cumberbatch.
  • Directed by:  Jon Watts
  • Rated:  PG 13
  • Running time:  2 hrs 28 mins
  • Columbia Pictures

 

Let me say right here at the outset of this review that I am not going to give any spoilers away.  Thank you for your attention.

 When we last saw our friendly, neighborhood web-slinger in “Spider-man: Far From Home,”  he, and the rest of the world, were shocked when Mysterio announced to the world that young Peter Parker was Spider-man.  Those of us in the audience knew it but now EVERYONE knows it.

So now, along with the pressures of starting his senior year of high school, worrying about what college will accept him – he has his heart set on M.I.T. – he has to deal with hundreds of people taking photos of him or hovering in a helicopter above his apartment building.  As things progress Peter discovers that his two best friends, M.J. (Zendaya) and Ned (Jacob Babalon) are having their lives disrupted simply because they are close to Peter.  Hoping to make things better for his friends, Peter pays a visit to Doctor Strange (Cumberbatch) and asks him for a spell to make everyone forget he’s Spidey.  Well, not everyone.  The spell goes horribly wrong and the adventure begins.

 What you’ve read so far can easily be gleaned from the film’s coming attraction, so I haven’t given away any secrets.  And I won’t.  But DAMN, what a great film!

 

Though I enjoyed the earlier depictions of Spider-man by Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield, they always seemed a little too mature for the Peter Parker I grew up reading in Marvel Comics.  Tom Holland hit the nail on the head.  He gives both Peter and Spidey a certain innocent bravado, showing their best faces even when the doubt inside is eating away at them.

 As the film progresses, Peter/Spider-man not only have to deal with the police, the press and the public, but also with some villains quite familiar to fans but unknown to him.  Welcome to the Multiverse. 

As in the case of most films in the MCU, the cast is outstanding.  As I’ve already mentioned, I love Holland in the roles of Peter/Spider-man and he is equally matched by Zendaya and  Babalon.  I will admit here that Ned is one of my favorite characters in the series, his love and loyalty for Peter know no boundaries.  The rest of the cast is strong as well, from Cumberbatch to Marisa Tomei’s Aunt May to a variety of familiar faces from the Spider-verse. 

 The script is the perfect combination of humor and action, with a few emotional moments thrown in to remind us why we care for these characters.  The film is well paced by director Watts, and the 2 ½ hours of action seem to fly by.

 The MCU has had more gems than rocks over the years, with pretty much each hero (“Iron Man, Thor) hitting an occasional bump in the road.  Not Spider-man.  To me his series of films is head and shoulders the best of the stand-alone films.

 

How To Create The Perfect Home Cinema Set-Up

There is nothing quite like seeing a great film on the big screen. Incredible movies can transport us into entirely different worlds, give us a fresh perspective, and allow us to feel the pure emotions of the characters involved.

Of course, the way we watch films can play a big part in how all of that comes across. Watching on the big screen in a packed cinema can be a thrilling experience and arguably brings the action to life in a much more effective way than a small TV, phone or tablet. However, if you’re a real movie buff, is it time you brought the cinema experience home with you?

Right Location

Creating a quality home cinema environment can be a huge amount of fun and there are plenty of products out there to help you bring your dream to life. Doing it properly involves much more than simply buying the right kit though, as you will also need the right location for the set-up within your home.
You could potentially make some tweaks to your living room to move forward, but another option may be to create a dedicated space. A spare bedroom might come in handy, while you could even convert a loft. What about an extension too? These projects can be expensive, but there are options you can consider such as remortgaging for home improvements.
For example, the UK-based mortgage adviser Trussle gives guidance on both buying a home and the remortgage process. In terms of the latter, it references how you could remortgage for home improvements, with the money coming from the equity in your home. It adds that the step can be a good idea in some situations, as an extension may prove cheaper than buying a bigger property.

Talking Tech

Once you have the perfect setting for your home cinema, it is time to talk technology. A great projector will be vital and there are plenty of options out there right now. For instance, What HiFI? has compiled a list of top projectors and it references the likes of the Epson EH-TW7100. The 4K projector is described as both “well-judged and affordable”.

Another essential item is quality furniture, as you will want to be comfortable as you settle in to watch your favourite films. A company like Coleccion Alexandra UK could help in this regard. The site details how its Cosmopol range can feature many fabrics, while there is also the option to create chains of seats.

Finally, no cinema room would be complete without that classic snack – popcorn. Again, there are plenty of popcorn makers available these days and Good Housekeeping has pulled together a full guide. It suggests that the best system for a home theatre is the Great Northern Popcorn Foundation Tabletop Popcorn Machine.

The Big Screen at Home

Many movie fans would love to create a home cinema and there are plenty of options they can consider these days.

Hopefully, the ideas mentioned above will set you on your way to creating the perfect big-screen experience in your own property.

“Sex and The City: The Complete Series + 2 Movie Collection” Heads Home This Holiday Season!

If you are looking for that special gift for that special someone or maybe your favorite family member…then look no further. Warner Bros. Home Entertainment is releasing the ultimate gift set for any “Sex and the City” fans. See below for full details around this amazing new release. (And don’t get scared off by the MSRP price below, you can find it on Amazon for under $100, see here)

BURBANK, CA (September 2, 2021) — Warner Bros. Home Entertainment will release all six seasons of the groundbreaking HBO comedy series Sex and the City plus both Sex and the City feature films on Blu-ray for the first time on November 2, 2021. Just in time for the holiday gift-giving season, Sex and The City: The Complete Series + 2 Movie Collection will feature 96 unforgettable episodes of the iconic series plus Sex and the City: The Movie and Sex and the City 2 in one, elegant must-own box set. It’s the ultimate collection for any Sex and the City fan! Experience the friendships and the fashion in gorgeous high-definition and catch up on all the episodes and films before the highly anticipated next chapter, And Just Like That…, debuts on HBO Max later this year. Sex and The City: The Complete Series + 2 Movie Collection is priced to own at $179.99 SRP ($194.99 Canada). Sex and the City: The Complete Series, Sex and the City: The Movie and Sex and the City 2 are also available to own on Digital via purchase from digital retailers, and to stream on HBO Max.

Winner of seven Emmy® Awards, and the first cable show to win Outstanding Comedy Series, Sex and the City celebrates the bond of female friendship. It’s a salute to New York City, and a celebration of fashion and style.  It’s a revolutionary series that broke boundaries, changed television and liberated women. Sex and the City set cultural and fashion trends, taught women to have honest conversations about relationships, and showed viewers how to express their individuality through fashion and style. Now fans can re-live every iconic scene of the trail blazing series and films in dazzling, eye-catching high-definition.

Sex and the City stars Sarah Jessica Parker as Carrie Bradshaw, a New York-based writer who explores and experiences the unique world of Manhattan’s dating scene, chronicling the mating habits of single New Yorkers. The series also stars cast regulars Kim Cattrall as PR executive Samantha Jones, who’s seen — and done — it all; Kristin Davis as Charlotte York, still trying to hold on to the idea of happily ever after; and Cynthia Nixon as corporate lawyer and mother Miranda Hobbes, a pragmatist trying to balance the idea of love with the realities of life. 

Special Features*

Includes over 3 hours of previously released special features.

  • Inside Sex and the City
  • Meet the Cast of Sex and the City
  • The Writers of Sex and the City
  • The Fashion of Sex and the City
  • Sex and the City: Real New Yorkers
  • Episode Commentary by Executive Producer, Michael Patrick King
  • Behind-the-Scenes with Patricia Field
  • Farewell Tributes
  • Alternate Series Finale Endings
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Museum of TV & Radio Seminar Series
  • USCAF Writer’s Panel Discussion

*Special features may not be in High Definition.

Digital

Sex and The City: The Complete SeriesSex and the City: The Movie and Sex and the City 2 are now available to own on Digital.  Digital allows consumers to instantly stream and download all episodes to watch anywhere and anytime on their favorite devices. Digital is available from various retailers including Apple TV, Amazon Video, Google Play, Vudu, PlayStation, Xbox and others.       

The Basics

Sex and The City: The Complete Series + 2 Movie Collection

Street Date:November 2, 2021
SRP:$179.00/ $194.99 (Canada)
Configuration18 BD-50s
Aspect Ratio:16×9 Widescreen
Audio:English (5.1)
Subtitles:ESDH

Tips on choosing the right contractor to renovate your home in Australia

When your house starts feeling dated and sort of drab, you don’t need to look for another place to live. You want a good contractor to renovate your home – top to bottom. A good professional can create miracles and the only problem is how to find the right one. Here’s all you need to know about choosing the right contractor.

  1. Make a plan

Maybe top to bottom is not really necessary, maybe it’s just the kitchen and dining area. You need to decide what is the extent of the renovations your house needs. Write down all the work you’d like done so you’ll know exactly what to tell the contractor.

  • Make a list of contractors in your area

The first thing you’ll want to do is google the home contractors in your area. Check out their websites, look at ratings and customer google reviews and write down the ones that seem OK to you. Check out their Before/After galleries.

Also, it’s always good to ask around, talk with friends, family or neighbors and see if they can recommend somebody they’ve worked with and add them to your list.

  • Ask for quotes

Contact all the contractors on your list. Explain the kind of work you have in mind and ask for an estimate. Don’t be surprised if their estimates fall in the same range, but be wary of those who go over the top or make a really low offer. You can also ask for a time estimate since such projects typically turn your life upside down. You don’t want to live on a construction site for the next six months!

  • Interview the selected contractors

Next step is to ask to meet the contractors on your shortlist. Have them come by the house and talk to them about your requirements. Listen carefully to their solutions. You want somebody who sounds competent and comes up with easy solutions. Something that sounds overly complicated will probably end up costing a lot and might turn out quite unnecessary.

  • Ask for references

Besides checking their online reviews, ask to talk to former clients. See if they were satisfied and ask if the work was delivered within the agreed time frame. Most important ask if the contractor stayed within the initial budget or did they keep making demands for more money.

  • Ask for a criminal background check

If these people are going to be in your house for a long time, they’ll also have access to your valuables. It’s always smart to ask for a background check. Ask the business owners if they run background checks on their employees. You don’t have to be ashamed to ask such a thing. These guys will be in your house and around your kids for weeks if not months. You don’t want dangerous people in your house.

If they cannot provide police checks for their employees, suggest using an online character check agency that sends you back the results in a couple of days. It won’t inconvenience them in any way since everything is done online, applying for a background check only takes a few minutes and you can do it over the phone even. It’s easy and it gives you peace of mind. These days, criminal record checks are relatively easy to obtain. In states like New South Wales, you can apply online. It is also important to note that police checks do come with a small cost involved and even in places like NSW (e.g. Sydney) whilst you can get a police check in NSW online, you cannot get a police check online in NSW for free which is a common misconception when people request police character checks. There is no such thing as a free check as you will see from the official website link given here. They normally cost around $48 AUD or so so keep the cost in mind.

Now that you’ve made up your mind, make sure to read the contract carefully, including the fine print. The devil is in the details, you know that. Good luck with your project!

Voltage Pictures and Vertical Entertainment Partner on New Pandemic Thriller “Safer at Home”

KEY INTERNATIONAL SALES RACK UP OUT OF AFM

LOS ANGELES, CA (January 13, 2021) — Voltage Pictures has sold US rights to writer-director Will Wernick’s (Follow Me) upcoming pandemic thriller Safer at Home to Vertical Entertainment, it was announced today by President and COO Jonathan Deckter. Vertical has set the release for February 2021.

Voltage first introduced the film to buyers at the recent American Film Market. Key international deals include Falcom in German speaking Europe, Eone in Canada, The Searchers in Benelux, Sun Distribution in Spain and Latin America, Central Partnership in Russia, Signature Entertainment in the UK, Madman in Australia, Cinemundo in Portugal, Front Row in the Middle East, and Filmfinity in South Africa.

The film, which was one of the first projects to go safely into production during the Covid-19 pandemic, stars Alisa Allapach, Adwin Brown, Jocelyn Hudon, Dan J. Johnson, Michael Kupisk, Emma Lahana and Daniel Robaire. The film might seem like a gamble but it more seems like a sure bet, so be sure to check out this page.

Safer at Home was produced by Bo Youngblood and John Ierardi of Showdown Productions, and Will Wernick under his 7930 Entertainment banner. Executive producers are Voltage’s Nicolas Chartier, Jonathan Deckter and Babacar Diene.

The film was written by Will Wernick and Lia Bozonelis, from a story by Wernick, Bozonelis, and John Ierardi. The score was composed by Genevieve Vincent. The film was shot by DP Jason Goodell. Jason Phillips and Lia Bozonelis served as co-producers.

Set in 2022, the Corona Virus pandemic has created mass chaos in Los Angeles and turned the city into a police state.  To escape the grim reality of life, a group of friends get together for an online party: a night of music, drinking, games…and drugs. To kick off the party, they collectively take a hit of what they think is molly.  At first, the night is an exciting departure from the boredom of isolation, but as the drug kicks in, things go terribly wrong and the safety of their home becomes more terrifying than the raging chaos outside.

Follow Me was a strong success for many of our international partners, so when the chance came to partner with Will for the third time was a no brainer,” said Deckter. “He’s created a whip-smart, edge of your seat thriller that will speak to audiences worldwide, as they simultaneously experience the varying stages of the pandemic.”

“We’re thrilled to continue our partnership with Will and Voltage this year following the domestic success of No Escape (AKA Follow Me),” said Rich Goldberg, co-president of Vertical Entertainment. “Safer at Home provides exciting twists and turns at every moment and we can’t wait to share it with US audiences.”

Safer at Home joins the robust Voltage sales slate including the political biopic Reagan, starring Dennis Quaid, the action-thriller The Marksman starring Liam Neeson, the upcoming third and fourth installments of the After franchise, the horror-thriller The Seventh Day starring Guy Pearce and the YA romance Finding You

ABOUT VOLTAGE PICTURES

Voltage Pictures, established in 2005, is a privately held, film and television production, financing and sales entity. Voltage has won six Academy Awards including Best Picture for The Hurt Locker, and three Academy Awards for Dallas Buyers Club.

The current Voltage sales slate includes the highly anticipated action-thriller The Marksman starring Liam Neeson, the gangster crime biopic Lanksy starring Harvey Keitel, Sam Worthington and Annasophia Robb and the horror thriller The Seventh Day starring Guy Pearce.  

Voltage represented worldwide rights on After, based on the internationally best-selling series of books by Anna Todd, debuted number one at the box office in 17 international territories including Germany and Italy when released in April 2019 and grossed over $70m worldwide. The highly anticipated sequel, After We Collided, recently opened number one in Italy, Portugal and Spain. The third and fourth films in the franchise are currently shooting in Eastern Europe.

Voltage also produced the blockbuster comedy I Feel Pretty starring Amy Schumer, Michelle Williams, Emily Ratajkowski, and Naomi Campbell, which generated nearly $100m in worldwide box office. Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile starring Zac Efron, Lily Collins, Kaya Scodelario, Jim Parsons, and John Malkovich premiered at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival to great acclaim.

ABOUT VERTICAL ENTERTAINMENT

Vertical Entertainment is a global independent distributor that offers a unique combination of full-service marketing and sales services. Dedicated to providing highly-effective and collaborative solutions, Vertical leverages unparalleled relationships to maximize revenue across all streams. The marketing and sales expertise from Vertical’s seasoned team gives content partners a wealth of experience minus the studio costs.

Vertical won a Gotham Award for Best Actress for Nicole Beharie’s role in “Miss Juneteenth“ this year. Additionally, the company won a Film Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Actress for Molly Shannon’s role in “Other People” and the film won a GLAAD Award for “Outstanding Film Limited Release” as well. Vertical also had four other Indie Spirit nominations – three more for “Other People” (Best Lead Actor for Jesse Plemons, and Best First Feature and Best First Screenplay for filmmaker Chris Kelly) and one for Best International Film for Babak Anvari’s “Under the Shadow,” which was also the official UK submission for the 2017 Oscars, in addition to winning one BAFTA Award and three British Independent Film Awards as well. 

Notable Vertical releases include “Shadow in the Cloud” starring Chloe Grace Moretz and Nick Robinson; and “Skylines”, the third installment of the Skyline franchise;  “The Informer” starring Joel Kinnaman, Rosamund Pike, Common, Clive Owen, and Ana de Armas;“ “Miss Juneteenth”, the directorial debut of filmmaker Channing Godfrey Peoples starring Nicole Beharie, Kendrick Sampson, and Alexis Chikaeze; “Robin’s Wish”, the powerful true story of actor/comedian Robin Williams’ final days; “Yes, God, Yes” starring Natalia Dyer, Timothy Simons, Wolfgang Novogratz and Alisha Boe; and “Capone” starring Tom Hardy, Linda Cardellini, and Kyle Maclachlan.

Setting Up a Home Gym in Your Spare Room

Keeping fit and getting regular exercise is vital for many reasons. Not only does this benefits your physical health and fitness levels, but it can have a positive impact on mental health, confidence levels, and appearance. Staying in shape can help to stave off a range of physical and mental health issues, and it means you will have more energy and can enjoy a far better quality of life.

There are various ways in which you can boost your fitness levels, from walking around the block on a regular basis to cycling, swimming, or joining a gym. When it comes to the latter, one thing that can put some people off is the cost of membership, which can be high. In addition, many do not want to be tied into a contract that involves paying hefty membership fees for a year or more, as nobody knows what their financial situation will be in the future.

What You Can Do

If you want to benefit from gym workouts, but you do not want to pay high membership fees over a longer term, one thing you can do is to set up your own gym at home. If you have a spare room or even a usable basement area or garage, this is something that you can set up relatively easily. Once you have your own home gym, you can look forward to a range of valuable benefits.

One of the key benefits of setting up a gym at home is that you can work out whenever you want to, whether it is day or night. You do not have to exercise during certain opening hours, and this means far more flexibility. If you have a busy lifestyle and you struggle to stick to a routine when it comes to exercising, this is an ideal solution because you can simply work out whenever it suits you and without having to stick to certain times.

Another of the benefits is that you can fill your home gym with the perfect equipment to create a workout area that is perfectly tailored to your needs. You can get some great deals on gym equipment online, and you can cut the cost further with special promotions such as eBay coupon codes. This means that you can look forward to affordability when setting up the gym and get rid of the need to pay costly memberships. You can purchase the perfect equipment for your specific needs, which means you can make the most of your workouts.

Saving time and money is another major benefit of setting up your own gym. You will no longer have to travel to the gym, find parking, spend time queueing for equipment, then drive back home. You can simply workout without leaving your home. There will be no membership fees to pay either and other members of your household can also save on membership fees by using the home gym.

By setting up a home gym in your spare room, you can look forward to all these benefits and more. 

The Most Astonishingly Dangerous Booby Traps in Home Alone

The booby traps in Home Alone definitely have some kind of staying power; they’re part of the reason that Home Alone is as popular now as it was when it was released, even though it’s turning 30 years old in 2020. However, while all of the booby traps have a slapstick quality to them, many of these traps could have been super dangerous or even deadly for the so-called “wet bandits.” Here are the most potentially deadly traps in the McCallister home, ranked from least to most deadly.

Glass Christmas Ornaments

At one point, Marv, who is barefoot due to another booby trap, steps on glass Christmas ornaments. The glass Christmas ornaments are mostly dangerous because of the possibility for glass to become embedded in Marv’s foot. If he doesn’t go to a doctor to get it out, that embedded glass can become infected, potentially causing something as serious as sepsis and death.

Tar-Covered Basement Steps

The tar-covered basement steps are where Marv loses his shoes and socks. He then steps on a nail barefoot. By itself, this isn’t likely to kill him, even though it will definitely leave a mark. Rather, what might kill him is if the nail is rusty or if it introduced tar into the cut itself. That could give him tetanus or another blood infection.

Icy Steps

At the very beginning, as the burglars are trying to get into the home, Kevin spreads water all over the steps of the home, including both the front steps and the basement steps. The burglars trip and fall over both of these steps. Every year, an astonishing number of injuries happen because people fall down the stairs. Due to the slapstick and melodramatic nature of the falls, these burglars could be facing serious injuries.

Paint Cans

At one point, the burglars attempt to walk up the stairs to find and capture Kevin. However, Kevin has tied some paint cans to the top railing, allowing him to throw them and hit the burglars. If these paint cans were full, the weight of the cans could absolutely cause extremely serious damage for both burglars. If the cans weren’t full, however, they may not have had as much of an impact.

Red-Hot Doorknob

Near the beginning of the booby trap scene, Harry attempts to walk in through the front door. Kevin, however, has heated the inside doorknob, causing the outside doorknob to also glow red-hot. Harry attempts to open the doorknob and the knob burns his hand, requiring him to stick it in a nearby snowbank to cool off. Because the doorknob is glowing red-hot, it probably has to be at or above 750 degrees Fahrenheit, which is nearly enough to make his hand burst into flames.

Fake Lightbulb

When Marv is in the basement, he attempts to turn on the overhead light by pulling a cord that he thinks is attached to a lightbulb. It’s actually attached to a steam iron; as Marv looks up to see what’s going on, the iron falls down the laundry chute and hits him in the face. Not only could the sheer impact fracture the bones all around Marv’s face, but the fact that the iron was clearly on could result in serious burns, even if it only made contact for a second or two.

Treehouse Rope

The grand finale of the booby trap scene occurs when Kevin climbs over to the treehouse, which is connected to the rest of the home with a simple rope. The burglars naturally attempt to follow him, but Kevin snips the rope with a pair of pruning shears, causing them to swing into the brick wall of the home. This impact would almost certainly result in plenty of broken bones and potentially even death for one or both of the bandits.

Conclusion

These booby traps are exciting to watch, but they’re also extremely dangerous and possibly deadly. When you watch the movie with your friends and family this year, try to guess which one would be the most dangerous in real life.

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Announces Tenet for Blu-ray & DVD

ARRIVING ON 4K UHD BLU- RAY™ COMBO PACK, BLU-RAY™, DVD AND DIGITAL FROM WARNER BROS. HOME ENTERTAINMENT

Burbank, CA, November 5 – “Tenet,” the must-see motion picture event, playing now on the big screen wherever theatres are open, will arrive on 4K, Blu Ray, DVD and Digital on December 15 in time for the holidays. Written, directed and produced by acclaimed filmmaker Christopher Nolan (“Inception,” “Dunkirk”), “Tenet” opened globally beginning in August 2020 and has grossed $350 million to date, with the much-anticipated theatrical openings in the major markets of New York and Los Angeles still to come. “Tenet” will be available to preorder from digital and physical retailers beginning November 10.

“Tenet” features an international ensemble cast led by John David Washington (“BlacKkKlansman,” TV’s “Ballers”) as the Protagonist.  The film also stars Robert Pattinson (the “Twilight” films, “The Lighthouse,” upcoming “The Batman”), Elizabeth Debicki (“Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,” “The Great Gatsby”), Dimple Kapadia (“Angrezi Medium”), Martin Donovan (“Ant-Man,” “Fahrenheit 451”), Fiona Dourif (“Cult of Chucky”), Yuri Kolokolnikov (“The Hitman’s Bodyguard”), Himesh Patel (“Yesterday”), Clémence Poésy (“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows”), Aaron Taylor-Johnson (“The Avengers: Age of Ultron”), with Michael Caine (“Inception,” “The Cider House Rules,” “The Dark Knight”) and Kenneth Branagh (“Dunkirk,” “Murder on the Orient Express”).

The film was produced by Emma Thomas and Nolan. Thomas Hayslip served as executive producer. 

Nolan’s behind-the-scenes creative team included director of photography Hoyte van Hoytema, production designer Nathan Crowley, editor Jennifer Lame, costume designer Jeffrey Kurland, visual effects supervisor Andrew Jackson and special effects supervisor Scott Fisher. The score is composed by Ludwig Göransson.

SYNOPSIS

Armed with only one word—Tenet—and fighting for the survival of the entire world, the Protagonist (John David Washington) journeys through a twilight world of international espionage on a mission that will unfold in something beyond real time. Not time travel. Inversion.

4K AND BLU-RAY AND DVD ELEMENTS

“Tenet” 4K UHD Combo Pack and Blu-ray contain the following special features:

  • Looking at the World in a New Way: The Making of “Tenet” – An hour-long exploration of the development and production of the film as told by the cast and crew.

BASICS

PRODUCT                                                                             SRP

4K UHD Combo Pack                                                              $44.95

Blu-ray                                                                                    $35.99

DVD                                                                                        $28.98

4K, Blu-ray, DVD and EST Street Date: December 15, 2020

Preorder date: November 10

DVD Languages: English, Latin Spanish, English-ADS, Canadian French

BD Languages: English, Latin Spanish, Canadian French, English-ADS, Brazilian Portuguese

DVD Subtitles: English SDH, Latin Spanish, Parisian French

BD Subtitles: English, Latin Spanish, Parisian French, Brazilian Portuguese

Running Time: 151 minutes

Rating: Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, some suggestive references and brief strong language.

THE CREDITS

About Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, Inc.

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) brings together Warner Bros. Entertainment’s home video, digital distribution and interactive entertainment businesses in order to maximize current and next-generation distribution scenarios. An industry leader since its inception, WBHE oversees the global distribution of content through packaged goods (Blu-ray Disc™ and DVD) and digital media in the form of electronic sell-through and video-on-demand via cable, satellite, online and mobile channels, and is a significant developer and publisher for console and online video game titles worldwide. WBHE distributes its product through third party retail partners and licensees.

8 of the Most Entertaining Home Security Systems from Movies

A need to protect our home is very normal and justified. Whether with installing a security system, alarms, additional locks, etc, it is something we do not take lightly.

In movies, on the other hand, things tend to go a little bit differently. 

Without a doubt, those movies play on that notion of needing to protect ourselves, our family, and our homes. 

Some of them do it in a comical, over-exaggerated way, some of them might toy with our fears and paranoia.

They might not always be completely realistic, but some of these security systems will entertain you and some of them just might make you think.

Panic Room

Home invasion is always a terrifying thought, so it is not surprising that it is a theme of so many movies.

A panic room seems like a reasonable (although probably an expensive) idea in order to keep everyone in your house safe right?

But it seems that even with a panic room, things can go very wrong.

For most of us, building a panic room might seem like an extreme measure, although no one would probably mind actually having one.

The Purge

It is a classic intrusion movie (or franchise to be exact). Here, the notion of a secure home is taken to the point of pure survival since the movie introduces us to the world in which all the crimes are legal for 12 hours. 

So what happens when we face some of our worst fears? How do we defend ourselves?

Seems like with all the existing security systems that one could possibly obtain, it comes down to pure and primal survival instinct.

The Italian Job

Is there a more effective way of demonstrating the power (and flaws) of different security systems than a heist movie? Probably not.

We are talking about houses with a guard tower, professionally guarded by heavily armed men and attack dogs, safes, reinforced gates, online security systems, armored trucks, the whole deal.

But it seems like there is no security system that can’t be taken down if you are motivated enough (greed and revenge turned out to be quite the motivators in this case).

Bad Boys II

If you think about Tapia’s house, it seems like again we are talking about a strong defense system in a form of a tower and hired protection. 

With a guard tower and an army of people carrying all sorts of automated weapons, this place seems like an unapproachable fortress. 

In the end, though, detectives Burnett and Lowrey and a crew of highly trained SWAT members, CIA operatives, and DEA agents manage to completely destroy Tapia’s compound.

So, even an extremely guarded building like Tapia’s house wasn’t a match for the good guys. 

What kind of a movie would it be otherwise? Would a real-life situation be played out differently?

We will leave that up to you.

All of the Batman Movies

With all the motion sensors, silent alarms, cameras, reinforced doors, and hidden passages and entrances (we all remember the one inside of a metal sarcophagus), the bat-cave is designed as a secret lair.

If you watched all of The Batman movies you might come to a similar conclusion – It does seem that considering everything that is at stake, Bruce Wayne (oops we revealed his identity) should have an even tighter security system in place.

In any case, surely most of us still thought about how great it would be to have a bat-cave within a huge mansion. 

Well, until that day comes, maybe we could start by looking up some actual home security systems reviews.

Iron Man

We talked about DC, now let’s talk about Marvel (DC vs Marvel seems to be a constant debate so how can we mention one without mention the other).

What better way to protect your house than to be a tech genius/superhero Tony Stark. This billionaire, playboy, philanthropist was the largest weapons maker until he used that technology in order to build his first Iron Man suit. 

Not a lot of people would dare to invade Iron Man’s place, especially knowing he has The Avengers on speed dial.

Yet in the third part of the franchise, with all the high-tech weaponry, and numerous Iron Man suits, Tony does fail to prevent his home from being blown up by a missile. 

So maybe it is not quite the ultimate security system. 

The Incredibles

There are not many security systems that are better than an omnidroid. It thinks for itself and is capable of withstanding almost everything. It is equipped with all sorts of powers than can serve for both defense and offense.

Although it seems you need to have quite villainous intentions in order to see an omnidroid as your go-to security system.

This kind of security system might not be quite possible in the real life, but it is surely entertaining on the screen.

Home Alone

Finally, let us not forget about the probably most iconic home security system in movie history. 

It is of course the ingenuity of Kevin McCallister in one of our favorite childhood Christmas movies, Home alone.

With his wits and his sense of mischief, Kevin menages to outsmart two burglars (Harry and Marv) and protect his family home. 

Seeing him make his elaborate plan of defense with toys and numerous household objects turning them into booby traps, entertained us all.

It is a kids movie that we all like to rewatch every now and then (especially around Christmas season). 

In Conclusion

As you can see, all these security systems are not exactly applicable in the real world but they are absolutely fun to think about.

Whether they scare us, entertain us, or take us down the memory lane, you can always watch the same movies from a different perspective, having a particular aspect in mind.

Maybe it is time to watch (or rather rewatch) some of these movies.

SLAY AT HOME Free Virtual Metal & Art Fest This Weekend, Full Line Up & Schedule Revealed!

Slay At Home, a first of its kind virtual metal music and art festival organized by Frank Godla of Metal Injection, is set to air this Friday and Saturday (May29th & 30th) beginning at 3PM EST. The event will fundraise in support of two great charity organizations; Musicares and Global Giving

NEW VIDEO TRAILER WITH LINE UP (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M6X-A1s6VrU)

The completely free event will be an artfully curated livestream show with exclusive never-before-seen performances from over 30 bands, cover song collaborations, commissioned music from artists that will debut at the fest, special guest appearances, art installations and much more!

The official schedule has now been released via the festival website, and is broken into hourly groups, with organizer Frank Godla explaining the set up: 

“By keeping the set times between 5 and 15 minutes for each artist, it allows me to not only keep things moving, but mix it up in ways that conventional festivals simply can’t. Every single hour will contain big names and emerging artists right next to each other. I’m trying to look at the bright side of our current situation, and not only make this an entertaining way to see the artists you love flex their creativity in new ways, but hope this event acts as a place of discovery for every viewer out there. Finding a band or artist to fall in love with is the mark of a great festival to me, and it’s my honor to share the work of these amazing individuals I curated because I’m passionate about them. I’ve been in touch with all of them every step of the way, and some even managed to throw me a few surprises. I’m honored and humbled to have all of them part of this, they truly went above and beyond to showcase their craft for the Slay At Home fest, and I can’t wait for the world to see something really special come to life this weekend.”

The free livestream is scheduled for 3PM EST both days in an effort to raise funds for the MusiCares Covid-19 Relief Fund helping artists, crew and industry workers during financial crisis, as well as the Global Giving Coronavirus Relief Fund, an organization helping front line workers in need during the crisis. See the listings below for details, as well as the festival website

WHERE TO WATCHYou can find the livestream on any device you own at Metal Injection’s YouTube and Facebook pages, and by the direct links below. 

Friday 3PM(EST) YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S2ClyUJ11DASaturday 3PM(EST) YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bs19f6tPc5E

The festival will include never before seen performances from:

Suicide Silence Tesseract 

Gavin Rossdale of Bush

Matt Heafy of Trivium 

Twelve Foot Ninja 

Tyler Bates 

Steve ‘N’ Seagulls

Darkest Hour

Allegaeon 

Entheos

Der Weg einer Freiheit

O’Brother 

Khemmis 

Silvertomb 

Mantar 

Astronoid

Employed To Serve 

Spirit Adrift 

Spotlights

Cadaver

Andy Gillion 

Johnny Booth

Panamama

Moon Destroys 

Nitesoil

Contracult Collective 

Spylacopa

Del Judas

Myrone

Chronus

AA Williams

Angel Vivaldi 

GlerAkur 

Jo Quail 

Commissioned music created to debut at the festival including performances from:

“Pallid Veil” Luc Lemay (Gorguts) Dave Davidson (Revocation / Gargoyl) Liam Wilson (Azusa, The Dillinger Escape Plan) Elliot Hoffman (Carbomb)  

“Digital Ink” Ben Weinman (The Dillinger Escape Plan, Suicidal Tendencies)Billy Rymer (The Dillinger Escape Plan, END)Brian Sullivan (Thoughtcrimes) 

“Solo Set” Roy Mayorga (Stone Sour) “DJ M’s Wacky Attacky”Manuel Gagneux (Zeal & Ardor) 

Cover collaborations with performances by:

Pustulus Maximus (GWAR) 

Tiziano Volante (Zeal & Ardor)

Trevor Strnad (The Black Dahlia Murder)

Sacha Dunable (Intronaut)

Johnny Kelly (Silvertomb / Type O Negative)

Ash Pearson (Revocation)

Brody Uttely (Rivers Of Nihil)

Gwarsenio Hall (Two Mins To Late Night)

Dirk Verbeuren (Megadeth)

Steve Zing (Samhain/Danzig)

Hank Hell (Silvertomb)

Pepe Clarke (Kyng) 

Jesse Korman (The Number Twelve Looks Like You)

Conor Marshall (Sylosis)

Greg Burgess (Allegaeon)

Frank (Metal Injection) 

Mrs. Smith  

Phil Pendergast (Khemmis)

Justine Jones and Sammy Urwin (Employed To Serve) 

Kevin Antreassian (The Dillinger Escape Plan)

DJ Scully (The Number Twelve Looks Like You)

Billy Rymer (The Dillinger Escape Plan)

Scott Carlson (Repulsion)

Ra Diaz (Suicidal Tendencies)

Phil Demmel (ex-Machine Head)

Marta Demmel (Bleeding Through)

John Tempesta (The Cult, Rob Zombie)

Mike Tempesta (ex-Powerman 5000)

Joey Vera (Armored Saint)

Graham Bonnet (Rainbow / MSG)

Guest Appearances By:

Gost

Don Jamieson (That Metal Show)

Jose Mangin (Sirius XM Liquid Metal)

Brian Slagel (Metal Blade Records)

Charlie Benante (Anthrax)

Jamey Jasta (Hatebreed)

Tony Foresta (Municipal Waste)

Chuck Billy (Testament)

Chef Brian Tsao 

Chef Chris Santos

Jessica Pimentel (Orange Is The New Black)

Rob Caggiano (Volbeat)

Art Installations By:

Mario Duplantier (Gojira)

Vincent Castiglia 

Trine Grimm

Jodi Cachia 

Zein

Carin Hazmat

Nathaniel Shannon

Kevin Wilson

Rodrigo Fredes

Vertebrae 33

Stefan Raduta

4 Home Cinema Solutions for Lockdown

Are you battling to keep the boredom at bay during the lockdown? It is a challenge with which almost every household from around the globe is currently faced – and it is the perfect excuse to set up an epic home cinema for your family to enjoy! Not sure where or how to start? Here is a list of the most essential home cinema solutions to consider purchasing.

How to finance your home cinema

As incredible as a home cinema is, there is no escaping the fact that setting it up is far from cheap! So, if you do not have the necessary cash on hand to pay for everything immediately, what are the options available to you concerning financing? Here is a breakdown:

  • A payday loan: A payday Wonga loan is a short-term loan that is an ideal choice if you are simply short on cash at the moment. If, after payday, you will be able to settle the full amount of furnishing your home cinema, then this is the way to go.
  • A personal loan: If you don’t have the necessary funds for a while yet, you should consider going the personal loan route. The good news is that you can take out a loan for the specific amount that you need so that you don’t land up in a tremendous amount of debt. Be sure to check out Cash Lady for safe personal and payday loans.
  • Borrowing money from relatives: Be very careful about borrowing money from your loved ones. Your relationship can be negatively affected if you are unable to pay them back on time!

Custom stands

Custom stands can be crafted to fit in with the already-existing décor of your chosen home cinema room. They look stunning and are practical too. Most people use them to support their cinema speakers for an optimized audio experience. Read More

Speakers

Speaking of speakers, you should consider going that extra mile in relation to this aspect of your home theater system. Along with placing speakers on the right and left of your AV unit, it is worthwhile placing a center channel speaker, too. This additional speaker is placed centrally and helps to contribute to that 360-degree cinema experience that you only can’t fake!

Custom AV units

The AV unit is the heart of your home cinema, hence the reason why it is not the area on which you want to skimp! Spend a little bit more on a trusted brand, such as Denon, and you are sure to enjoy every moment of your time spent catching up on your favorite TV shows and movies.

Custom screens

When it comes to screens, it goes without saying that bigger is better! However, don’t get too excited before you measure how much space you have available. From there, you can instruct the supplier regarding sizing and other aesthetic details.

Feeling inspired? It is time to make your home cinema dreams come true! Here’s to banishing lockdown boredom for good.

SLAY AT HOME Virtual Metal & Art Fest Announces First Wave Of Bands, More Each Day

Frank Godla of music media outlet Metal Injection, is proud to announce Slay At Home, the first of its kind metal music and art festival, in support of MusiCares and Global Giving. Taking inspiration from some of Godla’s favorite European festivals, Slay At Home will be an artfully curated two-day livestream event with exclusive never-before-seen performances from over 30 bands, a dozen cover song collaborations, commissioned music from artists that will debut at the fest, special guest appearances, art installations and much more. 

Watch The Slay At Home Festival Teaser 

“The Covid-19 pandemic has affected nearly everyone on the planet, and sadly some of the last people to get their lives back will be the ones we depend on to get us through these times,” says Godla. “I wanted to create a platform that aids artists, their crew, and global healthcare efforts alike. The experience of a live concert is irreplaceable, but my aim with Slay At Home is to provide every person in the world an experience they haven’t seen yet, right from their own devices. I’ve never been more proud to be part of the metal community and have so many great friends willing to join the fun, as we support two great organizations.” 

The Slay At Home virtual livestream is set to air on May 29th & 30th at the Metal Injection YouTube page for free, in an effort to raise funds for the MusiCares Covid-19 Relief Fund helping artists, crew and industry workers during financial crisis, as well as the Global Giving Coronavirus Relief Fund, an organization helping front line workers in need during the crisis. You can more information about the fest, and donate at the festival website www.slayathomefest.com Slay At Home has announced the first wave of bands, with more each day through May 22nd. Read more.

The initial initial release include never before seen performances from the homes of:

Tesseract

Darkest Hour

Twelve Foot Ninja

O’Brother

Der Weg einer Freiheit

Silvertomb

Astronoid

Contracult Collective

Myrone

A.A. Williams 

There will also be commissioned music created by curated groups, set to debut at the festival.

The first group announced includes: Luc Lemay (Gorguts)Dave Davidson (Revocation / Gargoyl)Liam Wilson (Azusa, The Dillinger Escape Plan)Elliot Hoffman (Carbomb)  

There will be a dozen brand new cover collaborations, with over 40 musicians. The first names released are: Pustulus Maximus (GWAR) Tiziano Volante (Zeal & Ardor)Trevor Strnad (The Black Dahlia Murder)Sacha Dunable (Intronaut)Johnny Kelly (Silvertomb / Type O Negative)Ash Pearson (Revocation)Brody Uttely (Rivers Of Nihil) The initial announcement also includes special guest appearances fromJessica Pimentel (Orange Is The New Black), GostCharlie Benante (Anthrax) Along with art installations from Vincent CastigliaTrine GrimmJodi Cachia.  

There will be new bands, musicians, artists and special guests announced every day at the Slay At HomeFacebook and Instagram pages, as well as thee festival website www.slayathomefest.com

CENTURY MEDIA RECORDS TEAMS UP WITH HEAVY METAL MAGAZINE FOR “THE ULTIMATE STAY AT HOME PRIZE PACK”

PRIZE PACK FEATURES CENTURY MEDIA CDS, HEAVY METAL MAGAZINES, IRON MAIDEN COMICS, T-SHIRTS, AND MORE

Century Media Records announces partnership with Heavy Metal Magazine. To celebrate, both companies have teamed up for “The Ultimate Stay At Home Prize Pack”, which starts today, May 11th and ends on Friday, May 15th. Each prize pack will include 1 Heavy Metal t-shirt, 1 Century Media Blue Horns t-shirt, 1 3TEETH Face Mask, 5 issues of Heavy Metal Magazine, 5 issues of Iron Maiden‘s Legacy of the Beast comics, and 10 select Century Media CD’s from your favorite artists such as Napalm DeathBody Count, Lacuna Coil, Sons Of Apollo, Mayhem, Beneath The Massacre, Entombed A.D., Iced Earth, and Unearth. There will be one winner per day. No purchase necessary. Fans can enter for a chance to win HERE.

ABOUT CENTURY MEDIA Since 1988, Century Media Records has been a force within the hard rock and metal market. With a worldwide legacy that has launched the careers of artists as lauded as In This Moment and Lacuna Coil, as well as genre trailblazers including Suicide Silence and Shadows Fall, the German-founded Century Media Records is continuing its third decade in the music business with the same sense of volume and vision it was founded on. The label continues to dominate the genre by delivering epic releases by trailblazing artists such as Body Count, Mayhem, Arch Enemy, Lacuna Coil, Iced Earth, Napalm Death, Queensryche, Triptykon, and more.

ABOUT HEAVY METAL First published in 1977, Heavy Metal, the world’s foremost illustrated fantasy magazine, explores fantastic and surrealistic worlds, alternate realities, science-fiction and horror in the past, present, and future. Writers and illustrators from around the world take you to places you never dreamed existed. Heavy Metal was the first magazine to bring European legends Moebius, Tanino Liberatore, Philippe Druillet, Enki Bilal, Pepe Moreno and Philippe Caza to the U.S. as well as showcasing American superstars Richard Corben, Jim Steranko and Bernie Wrightson. The magazine continues to showcase amazing new talent as well as allow established creators to have “carte blanche.” Heavy Metal magazine is now published six times per year. Most issues feature one or two serialized graphic novels, several short stories, and two artist galleries. Recent creators have featured Grant Morrison, Stephen King, Bart Sears, Tim Seeley and Kevin Eastman. With new CEO Matt Medney and newly appointed Publisher and Chief Creative Overlord, David Erwin, at the helm, Heavy Metal promises to continue Heavy Metal’s legacy, as the leader in cutting-edge science fiction, fantasy, and horror storytelling.

The Final Battle Has Arrived! Warner Bros. Home Entertainment And DC Present “Justice League Dark: Apokolips War”

COMING MAY 5, 2020 TO DIGITAL; ARRIVING MAY 19, 2020 ON 4K Ultra HD™ BLU-RAY combo pack, & BLU-RAY™ COMBO PACK

BURBANK, CA (March 4, 2019) – The World’s Greatest Super Heroes square off once-and-for-all against the despotic Darkseid – with the fate of all humanity hanging in the balance – in Justice League Dark: Apokolips War, the next entry in the popular series of DC Universe Movies. Produced by Warner Bros. Animation and DC, the feature-length animated film will be released by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on Digital starting May 5, 2020, and on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack and Blu-ray Combo Pack on May 19, 2020.

Justice League Dark: Apokolips War will be accompanied by the all-new DC Showcase animated short, Adam Strange. The thrilling tale, which offers insight into the space adventurer’s fascinating backstory, features Charlie Weber (How To Get Away with Murder) as the voice of title character.

Justice League Dark: Apokolips War will be available on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack (USA $39.99 SRP; Canada $44.98 SRP) and Blu-ray Combo Pack (USA $24.98 SRP; Canada $29.98  SRP) as well as on Digital. The 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack features an Ultra HD Blu-ray disc in 4K with HDR, a Blu-ray disc featuring the film in hi-definition, and a digital version of the movie. The Blu-ray Combo Pack features a Blu-ray disc with the film in hi-definition, a DVD with the film in standard definition, and a digital version of the movie.

Culminating a six-year animated journey that began with the release of Justice League War in 2014, Justice League Dark: Apokolips War finds Earth decimated after intergalactic tyrant Darkseid has devastated the Justice League in a poorly executed war by the DC Super Heroes. Now the remaining bastions of good – the Justice League, Teen Titans, Suicide Squad and assorted others – must regroup, strategize and take the war to Darkseid in order to save the planet and its surviving inhabitants. This is truly the war to end all wars, and only the victor will live to enjoy the spoils.

Justice League Dark: Apokolips War features the largest Super Hero cast in the history of DC Universe Movies with dozens of actors/characters spotlighted in a grand ensemble of talent reprising their roles from this six-year story continuum. Matt Ryan (Legends of Tomorrow, Constantine), Jerry O’Connell (Carter, Bravo’s Play by Play, Stand by Me) and Taissa Farmiga (The Nun, The Mule, American Horror Story) anchor the cast as Constantine, Superman and Raven, respectively – the triumvirate determined to assemble the forces necessary to lead humanity’s final attack. Alongside that trio are the long-running core of Justice League voices — Jason O’Mara (The Man in the High Castle, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.) as Batman, Rosario Dawson (Briar Patch, Daredevil, Sin City) as Wonder Woman, Shemar Moore (S.W.A.T., Criminal Minds) as Cyborg and Christopher Gorham (Covert Affairs, Insatiable, Ugly Betty) as The Flash – as well as JL-adjacents Rebecca Romijn (X-Men, The Librarians) and Rainn Wilson (The Office, The Meg) as the voices of Lois Lane and Lex Luthor, respectively.

Tony Todd (Candyman) is the voice of the film’s key villain, Darkseid. The cast also boasts appearances by Camilla Luddington (Grey’s Anatomy) as Zatanna, Ray Chase (Justice League Dark, Final Fantasy XV videogame) as Jason Blood/Etrigan, Roger R. Cross (24, The Strain, Arrow) as John Stewart & Swamp Thing, Liam McIntyre (Spartacus: War of the Damned, The Flash) as Captain Boomerang, Hynden Walch (Teen Titans Go! Vs. Teen Titans) as Harley Quinn, Stuart Allan (Batman vs. Robin, Batman: Bad Blood) as Robin/Damian, Sachie Alessio (Batman: Hush) as Lady Shiva, and John DiMaggio (Futurama, Batman: Under the Red Hood) as King Shark.

Directors Matt Peters (LEGO DC: Batman – Family Matters) and Christina Sotta (Young Justice) helm Justice League Dark: Apokolips War from a script by Ernie Altbacker (Batman: Hush, Justice League Dark) and Mairghread Scott (Wonder Woman: Bloodlines), who is also credited with creating the story. Amy McKenna (The Death of Superman) is producer, and Jim Krieg (Batman: Gotham by Gaslight) is co-producer. Executive Producers are Sam Register and James Tucker (Reign of the Supermen, Justice League Dark).

Justice League Dark: Apokolips War is an epic story of supernatural proportions. A blockbuster, battle royale of a film filled with intense action and heartfelt emotions, serving up spotlight moments for our cast of unique characters,” said Mary Ellen Thomas, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Senior Vice President, Originals, Animation and Family Marketing. “This incredible thrill-ride takes us to the edge of the DC universe and sets the stage for an exciting new chapter.”

Justice League Dark: Apokolips War Special Features

4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack and Digital

  • DC Showcase: Adam Strange (Animated Short) – On an asteroid mining colony, mysterious drifter Adam Strange is dismissed as an interplanetary derelict. But when the miners open a fissure into the home of a horde of deadly alien insects, his true identity is exposed. He is space adventurer Adam Strange, whose heroic backstory is played out in flashbacks as he struggles to save the very people who have scorned him for so long. Charlie Weber provides the voice of Adam Strange, alongside with Roger R. Cross, Kimberly Brooks, Ray Chase and Fred Tatasciore. Adam Strange is produced and directed by Butch Lukic (Batman Unlimited franchise), who also conceived the original story – which is written by J.M. DeMatteis (Constantine: City of Demons).
  • Darkseid: New God/Evil Classic (New Featurette) – This documentary explores the machinations of one of fiction¹s greatest Super Villains as we learn more about what fuels Darkseid¹s drive to becoming a galactic Atilla the Hun and the importance of Deities in our classic and modern fiction.
  • Filmmaker Audio Commentary – Observations and behind-the-scenes insight from Executive Producer James Tucker, Directors Matt Peters and Christina Sotta, and Screenwriter Ernie Altbacker.
  • Look Back: Justice League Dark (Featurette) – John Constantine leads a group of misfit characters that use magic to vanquish their opponents. This is the dark version of the Justice League taking on the malevolent forces that go beyond our plane of existence.
  • Look Back: Batman and Harley Quinn (Featurette) – Take a peek at the animated feature film, Batman and Harley Quinn, featuring the creators and talented voice cast. 
  • From the DC Vault: Justice League Action, “Zombie King”
  • From the DC Vault: Justice League Action, “Abate and Switch”
  • From the DC Comics Vault: Teen Titans, “Nevermore”
  • A Sneak Peek at the next DC Universe Movie, Superman: Man of Tomorrow – An advanced look at the next animated film in the popular DC Universe Movies collection.

Justice League Dark: Apokolips War will also be available on Movies Anywhere. Using the free Movies Anywhere app and website, consumers can access all their eligible movies by connecting their Movies Anywhere account with their participating digital retailer accounts.

DIGITAL DISTRIBUTION ELEMENTS

On May 5, 2020, Justice League Dark: Apokolips War will be available to own in high definition and standard definition from select digital retailers including Amazon, the Apple TV app, FandangoNOW, PlayStation, Vudu, Xbox and others. On May 19, 2020, Justice League Dark: Apokolips War will be made available digitally on Video On Demand services from cable and satellite providers, and on select gaming consoles.

ABOUT MOVIES ANYWHERE

Movies Anywhere is a digital movie platform that enables movie fans to discover, access, and watch their favorite digital movies in one place. Movies Anywhere brings together a library of nearly 7,500 digital movies from Sony Pictures, Twentieth Century Fox Film, The Walt Disney Studios (including Disney, Pixar, Marvel Studios and Lucasfilm), Universal Pictures (including DreamWorks and Illumination Entertainment) and Warner Bros., and will continue to expand the consumer experience as more content providers, digital retailers and platforms are added. By connecting participating digital retailers that include Amazon Prime Video,  the Apple TV app, FandangoNOW, Google Play, and Vudu, movie fans can now bring together their digital movie collections (whether purchased or redeemed) in one place and enjoy them from the comfort of their living rooms, and across multiple devices and platforms, including Amazon Fire devices; Android devices and Android TV; Apple TV, iPhone, iPad and iPod touch; Chromecast; Roku® devices and popular browsers. Movie fans can also redeem digital codes found in eligible Blu-ray and DVD disc packages from participating studios and enjoy them through Movies Anywhere. Movies Anywhere – your movies, together at last.

ABOUT DIGITAL

Digital movies or TV episodes allow fans to watch a digital version of their movie or TV show anywhere, on their favorite devices. Digital movies or TV episodes are included with the purchase of specially marked Blu-ray discs. With digital, consumers are able to instantly stream and download movies and TV shows to TVs, computers, tablets and smartphones through retail services. For more information on compatible devices and services go to wb.com/digitalmoviefaq. Consult a digital retailer for details and requirements and for a list of digital-compatible devices.

BASICS

PRODUCT                                                                 SRP

4K UHD Combo Pack                                                $39.99 USA, $44.98 Canada

Blu-ray Combo Pack                                                  $24.98 USA, $29.98 Canada

Blu-ray Languages: English, Spanish, French

Blu-ray Subtitles: English, Spanish, French

4K Blu-ray Languages: English, Spanish, French

4K Blu-ray Subtitles: English, Spanish, French

Running Time: 90 minutes

Rated R for bloody violence, language and some sexual references.

About Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, Inc.:

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) brings together Warner Bros. Entertainment’s home video, digital distribution and interactive entertainment businesses in order to maximize current and next-generation distribution scenarios. An industry leader since its inception, WBHE oversees the global distribution of content through packaged goods (Blu-ray Disc™ and DVD) and digital media in the form of electronic sell-through and video-on-demand via cable, satellite, online and mobile channels, and is a significant developer and publisher for console and online video game titles worldwide. WBHE distributes its product through third party retail partners and licensees.

ABOUT DC

DC is one of the largest English-language publishers of comics and graphic novels in the world and home to some of the most iconic and recognizable characters ever created. As a creative unit of WarnerMedia, DC is charged with strategically integrating its stories and characters across film, television, consumer products, home entertainment, interactive games and the DC Universe subscription streaming service. For more information visit dccomics.com.

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About Warner Bros. Animation

Warner Bros. Animation (WBA) is one of the leading producers of animation in the entertainment industry, producing and developing projects for multiple platforms, both domestically and internationally. WBA’s current series include Animaniacs for Hulu, Green Eggs and Ham for Netflix, Aquaman: King of Atlantis, Gremlins: Secrets of the MogwaiJellystone, Little Ellen and Looney Tunes Cartoons for HBO Max, Harley Quinn and Young Justice: Outsiders for DC UNIVERSE, DC Super Hero Girls, Teen Titans Go!, ThunderCats Roar and Unikitty! for Cartoon Network, Bunnicula, Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz, New Looney Tunes, Scooby-Doo! and Guess Who?, The Tom and Jerry Show, Wacky Races and Yabba-Dabba Dinosaurs! for Boomerang. WBA’s full-length theatrical film, Teen Titans GO! to the Movies, was released in summer 2018. As home to the iconic animated characters from the DC, Hanna-Barbera, MGM and Looney Tunes libraries, WBA also produces highly successful animated films — including the DC Universe Movies — for DVD, Blu-ray® and digital media. One of the most-honored animation studios in history, WBA has won six Academy Awards®, 35 Emmy® Awards, the George Foster Peabody Award, a BAFTA Children’s Award, an Environmental Media Award, a Parents’ Choice Award, the HUMANITAS Prize, two Prism Awards and 20 Annie Awards (honoring excellence in animation).