Justice League, Zack Snyder’s latest foray into the DC Universe, hits Blu-ray and DVD March 13 via Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. The picture, which also received directing contributions by Joss Whedon, made over $655 million worldwide. Members of the Justice League include Aquaman (Jason Momoa), Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), Batman (Ben Affleck), Cyborg (Ray Fisher), and the Flash (Ezra Miller).
Click on the media bar below to hear Gal Gadot talk about sharing the spotlight with the other superheroes in Justice League:
Along with bonus scenes, the Blu-ray version comes with a plethora of featurettes on the making of the movie (“Road to Justice,” Heart of Justice,” Technology of the Justice League,” “Justice League: The New Heroes,” “Steppenwolf the Conqueror” and several “Scene Studies” segments which break down various sequences in the flick).
Adam West, Michael Keaton, Christian Bale, and Ben Affleck are among the actors who have taken on the mantle of Bruce Wayne/Batman, and now the Caped Crusader is off to another adventure with Justice League.
This film has been a long time coming, as this super group serves as the anchor of the DC Comics universe. Batman (Affleck), fearing a threat that could be even more dangerous than his recent run-in with Doomsday, creates the Justice League with Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), Cyborg (Ray Fisher), Aquaman (Jason Momoa), and the Flash (Ezra Miller). Although he’s not part of the official movie poster, Superman is also a big part of the Justice League, and it will be interesting to see how this film incorporates him into the narrative.
Although Batman’s vigilante tendencies is one of his most intriguing facets, the gadgets and vehicles at his arsenal also grab its share of attention. Click on the media bar below to hear Affleck discuss the “tricked out” Batmobile in Justice League.
As many know, DC Comics is making a lot of their heroes and giving them their own films. If you saw Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad, The Flash made a quick cameo in the film. In the Justice League trailer, shown at Comic-Con this year, Barry Allen/The Flash (Ezra Miller) will have a major presence in the film and will also have his own film due to be released in 2018.
There was a contingent of fans that were hoping Grant Gustin, who plays The Flash on television, would possibly take on the role but obviously, that did not come to fruition. Gustin who plays the character brilliantly on the series, has to be feel pretty weird to see someone playing the character he’s embodied for three seasons.
We caught up with Gustin and asked him if it was weird seeing another actor playing The Flash to which he told us he wasn’t bothered at all. Gustin also added that he thinks the film will be much different than the television version. (Click on the media bar below to hear Grant Gustin).
Don’t miss The Flash Tuesday nights 8/7c on The CW.
Currently in theaters and finally gaining a little awards consideration attention, THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER is STEPHEN CHBOSKY’S own big-screen adaptation of his best selling young adult novel of the same name and follows the adolescent coming-of-age of a 15-year-old high schooler trying to cope with first love, loss and mental illness. Directed by CHBOSKY as well, the film features the captivating and completely committed performances of leads LOGAN LERMAN, EMMA WATSON and EZRA MILLER. First-time director, CHBOSKY is to be congratulated not just for a great adaptation of his own book but also for the perfect ensemble cast he’s put together. Despite getting great notices for his performance, it was just a couple of years ago (during interviews for PERCY JACKSON) that LERMAN confided in us that the kind of role he plays in PERKS is exactly the kind of character he was hoping to avoid. (CLICK ON THE MEDIA BAR FOR AUDIO)
With the arrival of late November, Academy screeners flood the domiciles of critics from all corners of the earth, as online, print, radio, and even TV journalists get a shot to catch up on all the movies they missed this year. Although I’ve seen my fair share of screeners within the past couple of weeks, few have reached the creative heights of The Perks of Being a Wallflower (Summit Entertainment, PG-13, 103 minutes).
Unfortunately, this coming of age drama, which features Emma Watson and Logan Lerman, made just $16 million domestically, and hopefully the feature will receive a huge reception when it hits Blu-ray and DVD on February 12th. Stephen Chbosky directed the feature, which is based on his own novel, and his intimate touch with the material is evident with his stellar work with the ensemble. Lerman stars as Charlie, a socially inept high school freshman whose life takes a turn for the better after befriending two spirited seniors (Ezra Miller and Watson). The Vampire Diaries’ Nina Dobrev stars as Charlie’s older sister and Kate Walsh (Private Practice) and Dylan McDermott (American Horror Story) are his concerned parents.
Special features on the Blu-ray and DVD include: audio commentary from Chbosky, a separate commentary track with Chbosky and his cast, a featurette titled “Best Summer Ever,” deleted scenes with optional commentary from Chbosky, and dailies.
If you dig high school dramas which contain an evocative rendering of its realities, then The Perks of Being a Wallflower fits the bill. The video below is one of the picture’s many memorable sequences, so if you haven’t seen the film, check out the clip: