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Summary: 
With Spider-Man’s identity now revealed, Peter asks Doctor Strange for help. When a spell goes wrong, dangerous foes from other worlds start to appear, forcing Peter to discover what it truly means to be Spider-Man.

Year: 2021

Cinema Release Dates:  16th December 2021 (Australia), 23rd December 2021 (Thailand), 15th December 2021 (UK), 17th December 2021 (USA)

VOD Release Dates: TBA

Country: USA, Iceland

Director: Jon Watts

Screenwriter: Chris McKenna, Erik Sommers

Cast: Jacob Batalon (Ned Leeds), Frederick A. Brown (Fred The Janitor), Hannibal Buress (Coach Wilson), Thomas Haden Church (Flint Marko/Sandman), Charlie Cox (Matt Murdock/Daredevil), Benedict Cumberbatch (Doctor Strange), Willem Dafoe (Norman Osborn/Green Goblin), Jon Favreau (Happy Hogan), Jamie Foxx (Max Dillon/Electro), Andrew Garfield (Peter Parker/Spider-Man), Tom Holland (Peter Parker/Spider-Man), Rhys Ifans (Dr. Curt Connors/The Lizard), Jorge Lendeborg Jr. (Jason Ionello), Tobey Maguire (Peter Parker/Spider-Man), Alfred Molina (Dr. Otto Octavius/Doc Ock), Adrian Moayed (Agent Cleary), Tony Revolori (Flash Thompson), Angourie Rice (Betty Brant), J.K. Simmons (J. Jonah Jameson), J.B. Smoove (Mr. Dell), Martin Starr (Mr. Harrington), Marisa Tomei (May Parker), Gary Weeks (Agent Foster), Benedict Wong (Wong), Zendaya (MJ)

Running Time: 148 mins

Classification: M (Australia), 12A (UK), PG-13 (USA)

OUR SPIDER-MAN: NO WAY HOME REVIEWS

David Griffiths’ Spider-Man: No Way Home Review:

Let’s be honest it is always kind of hard to gauge a Marvel movie going on the company’s promises. Every time a new Marvel movie is coming out they promise that it is bigger and better than the last one. Like all repeated promises sometimes they deliver and sometimes they don’t, but believe me you have to believe the hype when it comes to Spider-Man: No Way Home. Not only does the film deliver a new level of being epic, this is one film that is guaranteed to become a fan favourite… perhaps Marvel have finally found the way to create a film that true fans are going to love while still making that elusive cinema buck.

You have probably already heard a lot of internet buzz about things that will or may happen within this movie but don’t worry we will try to write this review in such a way that we don’t mention anything that you haven’t already seen in a trailer or a poster… and we will try to be vague yet informative about things that you haven’t seen yet.

Directed by Jon Watts (Cop Car) the film picks up in the very seconds after the ending of Spider-Man: Far From Home. Peter Parker’s (Tom Holland The Impossible) identity has been exposed to the world by Mysterio (Jake Gyllenhaal – Nightcrawler) and online journalist J. Jonah Jameson (J.K. Simmons – Whiplash).

Not only that but Peter Parker finds himself being investigated for the death of Mysterio and it seems like the world is turning against him. He turns to his support network of Aunt May (Marisa Tomei – The Wrestler) and Happy Hogan (Jon Favreau – Chef) for support but when the impact of the investigation affects him, his girlfriend MJ (Zendaya – Dune) and best friend Ned (Jacob Batalan – Spider-Man: Homecoming) in a major way he decides that something needs to be done.

Peter then turns to Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch – The Power Of The Dog) for help but the resulting spell that is cast has catastrophic ramifications. Suddenly Peter and his crew find themselves in a battle as foes from the multi-verse land in New York led by Doc Ock (Alfred Molina – Boogie Nights), Green Goblin (Willem Dafoe – The Card Counter) and Electro (Jamie Foxx – Horrible Bosses).

What Jon Watts has created here is a very special film for comic-book fans. If you are a causal Marvel movie fan then you are going to like this film but if you are a die-hard Spider-Man fan then you are going to LOVE this film because this is something so special that the only one to describe it is that it is a once in a generation film.

There are some very special moments in this film for true Spider-Man fans, we will leave that at that so there are no spoilers, but it is how everything else that comes together in this film that takes it to the next level.

Somehow Watts and screenwriters Chris McKenna (Ant-Man And The Wasp) and Erik Sommers (Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle) manage to pack a lot of things into this film without making it feel crowded or letting it run past its welcome. To their credit they also bring the right blend of things to the film – nostalgia, epic action sequences, characterisation and just the right amount of humour. They have pretty much made the perfect comic-book movie!

The result is a film that makes Spidey fans gasp at times throughout the film – and in the screening we were in there were even rounds of applause and screams during some of the film’s big revelations, and that is something that you rarely see in modern day cinema.

It also feels like the actors here know they are acting in something special. We have known that Tom Holland is something special every since his performance in The Impossible but here he takes his acting to a whole new level. He almost has to as Willem Dafoe comes into the film bringing his A-Game. The scenes between Dafoe and Holland are legendary and it feels through Dafoe’s performance that he forces Holland to take that next step and become a true star that can deliver as well.

There are too many special moments in this film to mention and many of them would be spoilers so the best thing to say is that this is a film that Spider-Man fans are going to truly embrace and adore. This is the one time that Marvel has delivered something very special indeed for comic book fans everywhere.

Dave’s rating Out Of 5

Lee Griffiths’ Spider-Man: No Way Home Review:

Lee’s rating Out Of 5

Average Subculture Rating:

Other Subculture Spider-Man: No Way Home Reviews:

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Trailer:

Top Five

The Top Five trailer has just been released. Written, directed by, and starring Chris Rock, “TOP FIVE” tells the story of New York City comedian-turned-film star Andre Allen, whose unexpected encounter with a journalist (Rosario Dawson) forces him to confront the comedy career—and the past—that he’s left behind.  Starring Chris Rock, Rosario Dawson, Kevin Hart, Tracy Morgan, Cedric The Entertainer, J.B. Smoove, Sherri Shepherd, Anders Holm, Romany Malco, Leslie Jones, Michael Che, and Jay Pharoah.  The film is produced by Scott Rudin and Eli Bush.  The Co-Producers are Shawn “Jay Z” Carter and Kanye West; the Executive Music Producer is Questlove.  Barry Diller and Scott Rudin’s IACF financed the film.

 

TOP FIVE in cinemas JANUARY 29, 2015

You can view the Top Five trailer here.

The Smurfs 2a

Summary: The Smurfs team up with human friends to rescue Smurfette who has been kidnapped by Gargamel as she knows a spell that can turn the evil sorcerer’s newest creation – creatures called the Naughties – into real Smurfs.

Year: 2013

Australian Cinema Release Date: 12th September, 2013

Australian DVD Release Date: TBA

Country: USA

Director: Raja Gosnell

Screenwriter: J. David Stem, David N. Weiss, Jay Scherick, David Ronn, Kasey Kirkpatrick, Peyo (characters)

Cast: Fred Armisen (Brainy Smurf (voice)), Hank Azaria (Gargamel), Gary Basaraba (Hefty Smurf (voice)), Alan Cumming (Gutsy Smurf (voice)), Jeff Foxworthy (Handy Smurf (voice)), Brendan Gleeson (Victor), Neil Patrick Harris (Patrick), Genevieve Joly-Provost (Francoise), Tom Kane (Narrator Smurf (voice)), John Kassir (Crazy Smurf (voice)), Jimmy Kimmel (Passive-Aggressive Smurf (voice)), Kevin Lee (Party Planner Smurf (voice)), George Lopez (Grouchy Smurf (voice)), Mario Lopez (Social Smurf (voice)), Jayma Mays (Grace), Joel McCrary (Farmer Smurf (voice)), B.J. Novak (Baker Smurf (voice)), Nancy O’Dell (herself), Shaquielle O’Neal (Smooth Smurf (voice)), John Oliver (Vanity Smurf (voice)), Katy Perry (Smurfette (voice)), Paul Reubens (Jokey Smurf (voice)), Christina Ricci (Vexy (voice)), J.B. Smoove (Hackus (voice)), Kenan Thompson (Greedy Smurf (voice)), Jacob Tremblay (Blue), Frank Welker (Azrael (voice)), Shaun White (Clueless Smurf (voice)), Jonathan Winters (Papa Smurf (voice)), Adam Wylie (Panicky Smurf (voice)), Anton Yelchin (Clumsy Smurf (voice)),

Runtime: 105 mins

Classification:G

OUR REVIEWS/RATINGS OF ‘THE SMURFS 2’:

David Griffiths: Stars(2.5)

Please check Greg’s review of ‘The Smurfs 2.’ that is available on The Helium Entertainment Channel

Greg King: Stars(2.5)

Please check Greg’s review of ‘The Smurfs 2.’ that is available on www.filmreviews.net.au

Average Subculture Rating (out of 5): Stars(2.5)

IMDB Rating:  The Smurfs 2 (2013) on IMDb

Other Subculture Media Reviews of ‘The Smurfs 2′: Please check The Good The Bad The Ugly Film Show Ep 49 for our in-depth review of ‘The Smurfs 2

Trailer:

Movie 43

Summary: Movie 43 is the outrageous new comedy from the twisted mind of Peter Farrelly and starring some of Hollywood’s biggest names. Comprised of hilarious and offensive story lines and featuring tons of familiar faces we love, Movie 43 is the first of its kind, putting each actor in crazy and unique scenarios. This isn’t spam, it’s just celebrities gone wild… or perhaps it’s just plain wrong!

Year: 2013

Australian Cinema Release Date: 7th February, 2013

Australian DVD Release Date: TBA

Country: USA, Germany

Director: Elizabeth Banks, Steven Brill, Steve Carr, Rusty Cundieff, James Duffy, Griffin Dunne, Peter Farrelly, Patrik Forsberg, Will Graham, James Gunn, Bob Odenkirk, Brett Ratner, Jonathan van Tulleken

Screenwriter: Steve Baker, Will Carlough, Jacob Fleiser, Patrik Forsberg, Matt Portenoy, Greg Pitikin, Rocky Russo, Jeremy Sosenko, Elizabeth Wight Shapiro

Cast: Maria Arce (Christine), Elizabeth Banks (Amy), Kristen Bell (Fake Supergirl), Jimmy Bennett (Nathan), Halle Berry (Emily), Leslie Bibb (Fake Wonder Woman), Kate Bosworth (Arlene), Corey Brewer (Wallace), Gerard Butler (Leprechaun 1&2), Adam Cagley (JJ), Bobby Cannavale (Fake Superman), Liz Carey (Sitara), Will Carlough (Fake Riddler), Julie Claire (Pamela), Common (Bob Mone), Alex Cranmer (Sean), Kieran Culkin (Neil), Jared Dudley (Moses), Josh Duhamel (Anson), Devin Eash (Baxter), Jay Ellis (Lucious), Julie Ann Emery (Clare), Anna Faris (Vanessa), Katie Finneran (Angie), Richard Gere (Boss), Benny Harris (Blanco The Bartender), Nate Hartley (Stevie Schrader), John Hodgman (Fake Penguin), Terrence Howard (Coach Jackson), Hugh Jackman (Davis), Roy Jenkins (Ray), Aaron Jennings (Anthony), Greg Kinnear (Griffen Schraeder), Martin Klebba (Killer Chaun), Johnny Knoxville (Pete), Ricki Noel Lander (Nurse Elizabeth), Kurt Leitner (Sespin Pratt), Beth Littleford (Mrs. Cutler), Justin Long (Fake Robin), Seth MacFarlane (himself), Annie Madigan (Anna), Aasif Mandvi (Robert), Jack McBrayer (Brian), Mike Meldman (himself), Stephen Merchant (Donald), Christopher Mintz-Plasse (Mikey), Chloe Grace Moretz (Amanda), George Paez (Carlos the Waiter), Jarrod Paul (Bill), Nicole ‘Snooki’ Polizzi (herself), Chris Pratt (Jason), Dennis Quaid (Charlie Wessler), Odessa Rae (Danita), Rocky Russo (Waiter Jake), Larry Eugene Sanders II (Bishop), Will Sasso (Jerry), Charlie Saxton (Jay), Liev Schreiber (Robert), Seann William Scott (Brian), J.B Smoove (Larry), Emma Stone (Veronica), Jason Sudeikis (Fake Batman), Uma Thurman (Fake Lois Lane), Matt Walsh (Amanda’s Dad), Patrick Warburton (Dad), Naomi Watts (Samantha), Jeremy Allen White (Kevin), Kate Winslet (Beth), Mark L. Young (Calvin)

Runtime: 94 mins

Classification:MA15+

Dave Griffiths’s ‘Movie 43’ Review: 

To read Dave’s review of ‘Movie 43’ review please check the Helium Entertainment Channel

Other Subculture Media Reviews of ‘Movie 43′: Check Episode #19 of our The Good The Bad The Ugly Podcast for a more in-depth review of ‘Movie 43’.

Rating: 0.5/5

IMDB Rating: Movie 43 (2013) on IMDb