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‘Gotham: The Complete Fourth Season’ To Hit Blu-ray On August 21st!

‘Gotham: The Complete Fourth Season’ To Hit Blu-ray On August 21st!

The latest season of Gotham, the hit FOX drama, shows the first signs of the emergence of Gotham City’s iconic Super Hero along with other DC characters that fans have come to know today. Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) is set to release Gotham: The Complete Fourth Season on August 21, 2018 featuring every episode that drew an average of 4.4 million Total Viewers weekly along with brand-new extras exploring the DC characters that fans have come to know, love and love to loathe. The set will be available on Blu-rayTM (including Digital Copy) and DVD for $44.98 / $49.99 SRP.

Horror fills the streets as season four of Gotham witnesses the emergence of the criminal landscape for which Gotham City is best known while Bruce Wayne begins the path to vigilantism, showing signs of the caped crusader to come. Gotham City Police Department Captain Jim Gordon and Detective Harvey Bullock remain at the forefront of the fight against the most depraved and unhinged villains from Penguin to The Riddler and numerous others in between. Detective Gordon also finds himself fighting personal demons like never before.

Gotham: The Complete Fourth Season features an all-star cast lead by Ben McKenzie (The O.C., Southland), Donal Logue (Grounded for Life, Vikings), David Mazouz (Touch), Morena Baccarin (Homeland, V), Sean Pertwee (Elementary), Robin Lord Taylor (The Walking Dead), Erin Richards (The Quiet Ones), Camren Bicondova (Gotham Stories), Cory Michael Smith (Carol), Jessica Lucas (Cloverfield), Chris Chalk (Rent), and Drew Powell (The Mentalist). Crystal Reed (Teen Wolf) and Alexander Siddig (Game of Thrones) join the cast this season as Sofia Falcone and Ra’s al Ghul respectively. Developed by Bruno Heller, the series is executive produced by Heller, Danny Cannon and John Stephens.  Based on the DC characters, Gotham is produced by Warner Bros. Television and returns for a fifth and final season.

“Warner Bros. Home Entertainment is excited to release the next chapter of FOX’s hit drama series Gotham,” said Rosemary Markson, WBHE Senior Vice President, Television Marketing.“Veteran fans and newcomers alike will be drawn to the villainous allure of Gotham: The Complete Fourth Season.”

With Blu-ray’s unsurpassed picture and sound, Gotham: The Complete Fourth Season Blu-ray release will include 1080p Full HD Video with DTS-HD Master Audio for English 5.1. The 4-disc Blu-ray will feature a high-definition Blu-ray and Digital Copy of all 22 episodes from season four.

SPECIAL FEATURES:

  • The Best of DC TV’s Comic-Con Panels San Diego 2017
  • Solomon Grundy: Born on a Monday
  • The Sirens Take Gotham
  • Deleted Scenes

22 ONE-HOUR EPISODES:

  1. Pax Penguina
  2. The Fear Reaper
  3. They Who Hide Behind Masks
  4. The Demon’s Head
  5. The Blade’s Path
  6. Hog Day Afternoon
  7. A Day in the Narrows
  8. Stop Hitting Yourself
  9. Let Them Eat Pie
  10. Things That Go Boom
  11. Queen Takes Knight
  12. Pieces of a Broken Mirror
  13. A Beautiful Darkness
  14. Reunion
  15. The Sinking Ship The Grand Applause
  16. One of My Three Soups
  17. Mandatory Brunch Meeting
  18. That’s Entertainment
  19. To Our Deaths and Beyond
  20. That Old Corpse
  21. One Bad Day
  22. No Man’s Land

DIGITAL

The fourth season of Gotham is also currently 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 Amazon Prime Video, iTunes, PlayStation, Vudu, Xbox and others. A Digital Copy is also included with the purchase of specially marked Blu-ray discs for redemption and cloud storage.

BASICS

Street Date: August 21 2018

Order Date: July 17, 2018

Running Time: Feature: Approx. 1,320 minutes / Enhanced Content: 83 minutes

DVD: Presented in 16×9 widescreen format

BD

Price: $49.99 SRP

4 BDs

DVD Audio: English (5.1)

DVD Subtitles: ESDH, Spanish, French

DVD

Price: $44.98 SRP

5 DVD-9s

DVD Audio: English (5.1)

DVD Subtitles: ESDH, Spanish, French

 

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, as well as directly to consumers through WBShop.com and WB Ultra.

About DC Entertainment

DC Entertainment, home to iconic brands DC (Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, The Flash, etc.), Vertigo (Sandman, Fables, etc.) and MAD, is the creative division charged with strategically integrating across Warner Bros. and Time Warner.  DC Entertainment works in concert with many key Warner Bros. divisions to unleash its stories and characters across all media, including but not limited to film, television, consumer products, home entertainment, and interactive games.  Publishing thousands of comic books, graphic novels and magazines each year, DC Entertainment is one of the largest English-language publishers of comics in the world.

Batman and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and ©DCComics. (s18)

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‘Batman: Gotham by Gaslight’ To Hit Home Video In February of 2018!

‘Batman: Gotham by Gaslight’ To Hit Home Video In February of 2018!

The first true Elseworlds tale from DC comes to animated life as a steampunk Batman hunts Jack the Ripper through the shadows of turn-of-the-century Gotham City in Batman: Gotham By Gaslight. Produced by Warner Bros. Animation and DC Entertainment, the all-new, feature-length animated film arrives from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on Digital starting January 23, 2018, and on Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD February 6, 2018.

Inspired by the landmark one-shot Elseworlds tale by Brian Augustyn and Mike Mignola, Batman: Gotham By Gaslight will be available in several popular formats as only the second Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack ($39.99 SRP) release of a DC UniverseMovie. The film will also be available as a Blu-ray Combo Pack ($24.98 SRP) and DVD ($19.98 SRP), and Digital ($19.99 HD, $14.99 SD). The Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack features an Ultra HD Blu-ray disc in 4K with HDR and a Blu-ray disc featuring the film;the Blu-ray Combo Pack features the film in hi-definition; and the DVD features the movie in standard definition. The Ultra HD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Combo Pack include a digital version of the film.

Batman: Gotham By Gaslight takes place at the turn of the century as America’scontinued industrial revolution is to be showcased at a World’s Fair hosted by Gotham City. But while the world prepares to witness the glittery glory of Gotham’stechnological advances, there is a killer loose in the city’s darkest shadows. Preying on the city’s women, this killer is as precise as he is cruel. As Police Commissioner James Gordon tries to calm the fears of Gotham’s citizens regarding the butcher called Jack the Ripper, the masked vigilante Batman enacts his own detective work – with the help of confident, capable Selina Kyle – to stop the Ripper’s murderous spree. Witness a world in flames as the notorious serial killer’s controlled savagery meets the calculated stealth of the Dark Knight.

Acclaimed for his performance in Batman: Under The Red Hood, Bruce Greenwood (American Crime Story, Star Trek, iRobot) reprises his role as the voice of the Dark Knight in Batman: Gotham By Gaslight. Jennifer Carpenter (Dexter, Limitless) makes her DC Universe Movies debut as the voice of Selina Kyle. The voice cast also features Scott Patterson (Gilmore Girls, Justice League Unlimited) as James Gordon, Anthony Head (Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Merlin) as Alfred Pennyworth, Yuri Lowenthal (Batman Unlimited, Young Justice) as Harvey Dent, John DiMaggio (Futurama, Adventure Time) as Chief Bullock, William Salyers (Batman vs. Two-Face) as Hugo Strange, and Grey Griffin (DC Super Hero Girls) as Sister Leslie. The cast also includes notable voice actors Tara Strong, Bob Joles, David Forseth, Chris Cox, Lincoln Melcher and Kari Wuhrer.

Producer Sam Liu (Batman and Harley Quinn, Teen Titans: The Judas Contract) also directs Batman: Gotham By Gaslight from a script by Jim Krieg (Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox). Alan Burnett is co-producer. Executive Producers are Sam Register and Bruce Timm (Batman: The Killing Joke). Benjamin Melniker and Michael Uslan are executive producers.

“We’re thrilled to bring this classic Elseworlds story to life,” said Mary Ellen Thomas, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Vice President, Family & Animation Marketing. “Gotham By Gaslight is the original Elseworlds tale from DC, and we know the fans have been anticipating this gritty adaptation. Fans will be transported to an alternate reality with this unexpected tale of the Dark Knight.”

Batman: Gotham By Gaslight Enhanced Content

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

“Caped Fear: The First Elseworld” (Featurette) – Batman in the distant past of Gotham, at the crossroads of where the Gothic 19th century meets the modern age. Jack the Ripper, clashing with Gotham and its ruling elite. The documentary traces the influence of the comic book story, and why Gotham by Gaslight stands the test of time.

Batman: Gotham by Gaslight Audio CommentaryJoin Executive Producer Bruce Timm, Director Sam Liu and Writer Jim Krieg as they provide details about the scenes of Batman: Gotham by Gaslight and why this is a special project for each of them. Listen in for all things Batman: Gotham by Gaslight, and immerse once more into this dark and Gothic world.

A Sneak Peek at the next DC Universe Movie, Suicide Squad: Hell To Pay: A behind-the-scenes look at the next entry in the popular series of DC Universe Movies, featuring thoughts from the talented filmmakers.

From the DC Vault – “Showdown” episode from Batman: The Animated Series; “Trials of the Demon!” episode from Batman: The Brave and the Bold.

DVD

A Sneak Peek at the next DC Universe Movie, Suicide Squad: Hell To Pay: A behind-the-scenes look at the next entry in the popular series of DC Universe Movies, featuring thoughts from the talented filmmakers and voice cast.

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 Entertainment

DC Entertainment, home to iconic brands DC (Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, The Flash, etc.), Vertigo (Sandman, Fables, etc.) and MAD, is the creative division charged with strategically integrating across Warner Bros. and Time Warner.  DC Entertainment works in concert with many key Warner Bros. divisions to unleash its stories and characters across all media, including but not limited to film, television, consumer products, home entertainment, and interactive games.  Publishing thousands of comic books, graphic novels and magazines each year, DC Entertainment is one of the largest English-language publishers of comics in the world.

BATMAN and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and © DC Comics.  © 2017 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.

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ICON VS. ICON PRESENTS: Acid Pop Cult Podcast – Episode 251: The Unexpected Journey of Life and Death

ICON VS. ICON PRESENTS: Acid Pop Cult Podcast – Episode 251: The Unexpected Journey of Life and Death

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On the latest episode of the Acid Pop Cult Podcast, Jeremy and Jason sit down to discuss the many steps it took to announce Producer Danielle and J-Mo’s latest addition to their ever growing family. Jason shares with us a recent tragedy that took him by surprise, but it “could always be worse.” After a short break Hank returns to the show and he and J-Mo chat up some video game purchases before spoiling the hell out of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, but we give spoiler warnings so you know to skip ahead if need be. The boys than throw out their Pick of the Weeks before calling it a night. As always, ratings and reviews help boost the show in the iTunes algorithm. Sharing with a friend is appreciated. Tune in, you beautiful angels!

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‘The Lego® Batman Movie’ Springs Into Action On Blu-Ray This June!

‘The Lego® Batman Movie’ Springs Into Action On Blu-Ray This June!

Bring home the year’s funniest family adventure when “The LEGO® Batman Movie,” arrives onto Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack, Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital HD. The film features Will Arnett who reprises his starring role from “The LEGO Movie,” as the voice of LEGO Batman, aka Bruce Wayne.

The film also features Zach Galifianakis (the “Hangover” films, “Muppets Most Wanted”) starring as The Joker; Michael Cera (TV’s “Arrested Development”) as the orphan Dick Grayson; Rosario Dawson (TV’s “Daredevil”) as Barbara Gordon; and Ralph Fiennes (the “Harry Potter” films) as Alfred.

The LEGO Batman Movie” is directed by Chris McKay, and produced by Dan Lin, Phil Lord, Christopher Miller and Roy Lee, who worked together on “The LEGO Movie.” Jill Wilfert, Matthew Ashton, Will Allegra and Brad Lewis serve as executive producers. The story by Seth Grahame-Smith is based on LEGO Construction Toys characters from DC and the screenplay is written by Seth Grahame-Smith, Chris McKenna, Erik Sommers, Jared Stern and John Whittington.

The LEGO Batman Movie” will be available on Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack for $44.95, Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack for $44.95, Blu-ray Combo Pack for $35.99 and 2-disc DVD Special Edition for $28.98. The Ultra HD Blu-ray features an Ultra HD Blu-ray disc with the film in 4K with HDR, a Blu-ray disc of the film in high definition, and a digital version of the film in Digital HD with UltraViolet*.The Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack features the theatrical version of the film in 3D hi-definition, hi-definition and standard definition; the Blu-ray Combo Pack features the theatrical version of the film in hi-definition on Blu-ray; and the DVD features the theatrical version in standard definition. All versions include a digital version of the movie in Digital HD with UltraViolet.* Fans can also own “The LEGO Batman Movie” via purchase from digital retailers beginning May 19.

Additionally, all of the special features, including interviews with filmmakers, new original shorts, featurettes, deleted scenes and 360° videos, can be experienced in an entirely new, dynamic and immersive manner on tablets and mobile phones using the Warner Bros. Movies All Access App, available for both iOS and Android devices. When purchased digitally and redeemed on UltraViolet, the Warner Bros. Movies All Access App allows users to watch the movie and simultaneously experience synchronized content related to any scene, simply by rotating their device. Synchronized content is presented on the same screen while the movie is playing, thus enabling users to quickly learn more about any scene, such as actor biographies, scene locations, fun trivia, or image galleries. Also, users can share movie clips with friends on social media and experience other immersive content. The Movies All Access app is available for download on the iTunes App Store and Google Play Store.

The Blu-ray discs of “The LEGO Batman Movie” will feature a Dolby Atmos® soundtrack remixed specifically for the home theater environment to place and move audio anywhere in the room, including overhead. To experience Dolby Atmos at home, a Dolby Atmos enabled AV receiver and additional speakers are required, or a Dolby Atmos enabled sound bar; however, Dolby Atmos soundtracks are also fully backward compatible with traditional audio configurations and legacy home entertainment equipment. 

SYNOPSIS: In the irreverent spirit of fun that made “The LEGO Movie” a worldwide phenomenon, the self-described leading man of that ensemble—LEGO Batman—stars in his own big-screen adventure. But there are big changes brewing in Gotham City, and if he wants to save the city from The Joker’s hostile takeover, Batman may have to drop the lone vigilante thing, try to work with others and maybe, just maybe, learn to lighten up. 

BLU-RAY AND DVD ELEMENTS

The LEGO Batman Movie Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack, 3D Blu-ray and Blu-ray Combo Pack contains the following special features:

  • Original Animation Shorts

o   Dark Hoser

o   Batman is Just Not That Into You

o   Cooking with Alfred

o   Movie Sound Effects: How Do They Do That?

  • The Master: A LEGO Ninjago Short
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Featurettes

o   One Brick at a Time: Making the Lego Batman Movie

o   Inside Wayne Manor

o   Brick by Brick: Making of the LEGO Batman

o   Behind the Brick

o   Me and My Mini Fig

o   Comic Con Panel

  • Rebrick Contest Winners
  • Film Trailers
  • Lego Life Trailer
  • Social Promos

o   Follow Me Online

o   Don’t Skip

o   Happy Holidays Jingle

o   Batsby New Year’s

o   Team Cutdown

  • Director and Crew Commentary

 

The LEGO Batman MovieStandard Definition DVD contains the following special features:

  • Original Animation Shorts

o   Dark Hoser

o   Batman is Just Not That Into You

o   Cooking with Alfred

o   Movie Sound Effects: How Do They Do That?

  • The Master: A LEGO Ninjago Short
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Featurettes

o   One Brick at a Time: Making the Lego Batman Movie

o   Inside Wayne Manor

o   Brick by Brick: Making of the LEGO Batman

o   Behind the Brick

o   Me and My Mini Fig

o   Comic Con Panel

  • Rebrick Contest Winners
  • Film Trailers
  • Lego Life Trailer
  • Social Promos

o   Follow Me Online

o   Don’t Skip

o   Happy Holidays Jingle

o   Batsby New Year’s

o   Team Cutdown

  • Director and Crew Commentary

 

DIGITAL DISTRIBUTION ELEMENTS

On May 19, “The LEGO Batman Movie” will be available to own for streaming and download to watch anywhere in high definition and standard definition on favorite devices from select digital retailers including Amazon, CinemaNow, Fandango Now, iTunes, PlayStation, Vudu, Xbox and others. It will also be available for streaming in 4K Ultra HD from select digital retailers including Vudu and Google Play. On June 13, “The LEGO Batman Movie” will be made available digitally on Video On Demand services from cable and satellite providers, and on select gaming consoles.

ABOUT DIGITAL HD WITH ULTRAVIOLET

*Digital HD with UltraViolet allows fans to watch a digital version of their movie or TV show anywhere, on their favorite devices. Digital HD with UltraViolet is included with the purchase of specially marked Blu-ray discs. Digital HD with UltraViolet allows consumers to instantly stream and download movies and TV shows to TVs, computers, tablets and smartphones through UltraViolet retail services like CinemaNow, Fandango Now, Vudu and more. For more information on compatible devices go to wb.com/ultravioletdevices. Consult an UltraViolet Retailer for details and requirements and for a list of HD-compatible devices.

 

BASICS 

PRODUCT                                                                            SRP

Ultra HD Blu-ray                                                                    $44.95

3D Blu-ray Combo Pack                                                         $44.95

Blu-ray                                                                                    $35.99

2-disc DVD Special Edition                                                   $28.98

Standard Street Date: June 13, 2017

EST Street Date: May 19, 2017

DVD Languages: English, Latin Spanish, Canadian French

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

DVD Subtitles: English SDH, Latin Spanish, Parisian French, Canadian French

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

Running Time: 104 minutes

Rating: Rated PG for rude humor and some action

Dolby Atmos®

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Blu-ray Review: ‘Justice League Dark’ Conjures Spell Of Madness, Film At 11.

Blu-ray Review: ‘Justice League Dark’ Conjures Spell Of Madness, Film At 11.

This week, Jeremy Morrison returns with a passionate new review of “Justice League Dark.” The full-length animated film, directed by Jay Oliva and featuring an all-star cast voicing DC’s biggest heroes, arrives from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on February 7, 2017.

‘Justice League Dark’

No need to bury the lead here, folks. Jay Oliva has added a strong animated feature to DC Comics/Warner Bros. stellar arsenal of DTV titles. His ninth entry in the field for the company, Oliva’s knack for walking the tightrope between source material and small screen with surgical procession pays off in “Justice League Dark.” His ability to zero in on what makes these characters special and translate it to these animated features is a task many fans feel is lacking from the DC Extended Universe (DCEU) thus far.

. Seeing as how I am Zack Snyder’s number one fanboy, I couldn’t disagree more, but it will surely be addressed in the comments of this article’s social media posts so I figured I’d get it out of the way here. Yes, we see you trolls. No, we do not care what you think about “Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice.” #WeCantAllBeZackSnyder

“Justice League Dark” is set in the timeline created in “Justice League: War” and continues to move its universe in the right direction. The DCAU has many entries and most have been pretty damn solid since Bruce Timm, Alan Burnett, Eric Radomski, Paul Dini and Andrea Romano changed the game with “Batman: The Animated Series.” It is in this writer’s correct opinion that since “Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox,” the DCAU raises the bar of quality entertainment with each release, and yet time after time each release in the “War” timeline hits the bar without issue. Their success rate is insane. I continue to wait for an “Iron Man 2,” “Thor: The Dark World” or “Age of Ultron” like-dud (sorry … I shouldn’t pick on Marvel but, then again, Rotten Tomatoes would lead one to believe those are good films), but I’m impressed each time out. Also, it should be noted this is one more time when I am way biased toward these films and their source material.

Leading the cast in “Justice League Dark” is Matt Ryan voicing Constantine. Ryan played Constantine in the short-lived live-action NBC series a few years back and is right at home bringing the character that, by all fanboy opinions, should still be playing on network television. Not sure how NBC dropped the ball on this one (Oh, maybe fans ARE all Internet memes and lack the ability to tune in on a Friday night. Or Saturday night. Or whenever the dumb network decided to shuffle it to before its ultimate demise.) Ryan’s Constantine is as strong as a Kevin Conroy Batman, folks. From now on whenever you crack open a copy of Hellblazer, his voice should be screaming as loud in your inner monologue as Mark Hamill’s Joker.

Also in the cast is Camilla Luddington as Zatanna. I’m lucky enough to have a wife who isn’t obsessed with “Grey’s Anatomy” so I’m not hip on Luddington’s previous work, but I do have a subscription to a website that “fast-forwards to the good parts” and I have seen some of her work on the critically acclaimed Showtime series “Californication.” Good stuff. No stranger to VO work, Luddington also starred as Lara Croft in the latest “Tomb Raider” games. Luddington’s Zatanna is pitch perfect in “Justice League Dark.” Zatanna and Constantine compliment each other so well in the film, I almost hope the next seven DCAU films are a series of Buddy-Cop type flicks featuring Zatanna and Constantine on a trip across the globe, solving crimes, battling social injustice and aiding in the betterment of society a la The Hard Traveling Heroes, Green Arrow and Green Lantern, of the 1970s.

Along for the ride are Nicholas Turturro as Deadman, Ray Chase as Jason Blood and his demon counterpart Etrigan, Jason O’Mara as Batman and Roger Cross as Swamp Thing (and John Stewart’s Green Lantern). The gang gives great performances across the board with the exception of one minor critique: Roger…Cross…could have…been given the…chance…to let…his per…formance…breathhheeee a tad more. But that’s a subtle trait I’ve come to give the character myself while reading his exploits in the comics. It’s not even that big of a critique, Warner Bros. Wes Gleason casted and voice directed this sucker to near perfection. Mr. Gleason, please be my new best friend so I can guilt you into letting me crash a future DCAU feature with various grunts and ah’s that are well hidden within a crowded scene so not to cause problems with various guilds and whatnot.

Rated R for Holy Shit Isn’t This A Cartoon, “Justice League Dark” proves “The Killing Joke” wasn’t a fluke, nor was it a gimmick to garner interest in the animated universe. Comic book movies are better served as R. Sure “Deadpool” was the hip go-to argument, but “Blade” opened the door many moons ago, and that wasn’t the first comic book flick to garner an R rating either. With “Logan” coming out this year, I’m sure the new trend will be to demand violence and blood together like the great action flicks of the 1980s. It’s a trend I can get behind. Sure, it’s more realistic and, in turn, adds a touch of too-close-to-home to our beloved caped heroes punching evil in the face, but after decades of super heroes knocking the snot out of bad guys, maybe a more realistic touch is needed this time. I have three kids who love seeing the good guys beat the living hell out of idiot scum. They love it so much they reenact key battles in my kitchen. And in my living room. In their bedrooms. In the hallway. Hell, you’d think we live in the Hall of Justice with as much fighting that goes down around here. Maybe, if a batarang to the face left a visible message of crimson and bone marrow, Gabe, Ryan and Jack wouldn’t be so quick to battle to tears in the bathroom while in the midst of a simple task like brushing their damn teeth. Animated features are no exception. In fact, I say push that envelope as far as you can, Warner Bros! Get as many blood flowers popping and bones cracking as possible before the MPAA goes “My Bloody Valentine” on the genre. I’m not asking for lewd sex acts but, if I were, have I mentioned how much I enjoy Zatanna and Constantine’s chemistry? No, all I’m saying is push that envelope to a family friendly teaching moment. It’ll make parenting easier for everyone involved. And I don’t mean that in a crappy, lazy parent way. I mean it in the sense more often than not superheroes pulverize their opponents with minimal damage. That tells a viewer the consequences of a fist fight aren’t severe. If your hero looks like Mark Wahlberg in “The Fighter” after he’s guilted into that bogus fight in Vegas by his horrible family, well, then you see fighting is bad. Schools will thank you in the long run.

So, what’s left? I guess the plot. Well, there isn’t much I can say about the film in detail that won’t spoil a pretty awesome second act twist in the process. So, I’ll leave it at this: The pacing is great at a quick 75 minutes. The character development is even and leaves nothing to be desired. The plot is engaging and, as I said, the end of the second act has a wonderful twist that will leave you kicking yourself if you don’t call it. The action is tight and looks great. Last, it’s got some really tense moments that’ll leave you asking what you did to deserve this much good in a 75-minute animated feature.

THE VERDICT: I mean, did you read this thing? And why are you still reading? Go! Watch it now! P.S. For the last time, I’m biased. DC Comics 4 Life!

Jeremy Morrison – Staff Writer
Co-creator/host of the Acid Pop Cult Podcast, film reviewer, screenwriter, Jeremy has more than eight years experience in television and film production. His childhood fascination with the naked breasts featured in the “Friday the 13th” franchise prepared him for absolutely nothing in life. J-Mo lives by one motto: #wecantallbezacksnyder
Twitter: @acidpopcult
IG: @almostgothim

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‘Justice League Dark’ Release Date and Cover Art Revealed!

‘Justice League Dark’ Release Date and Cover Art Revealed!

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To battle unparalleled supernatural forces, Batman must combine efforts with a new team of heroes – led by occult specialist John Constantine – in the next DC Universe Original Movie, Justice League Dark. Produced by Warner Bros. Animation and DC Entertainment, the full-length animated film arrives from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on February 7, 2017.

Justice League: Dark will be available on Blu-ray™ Deluxe Giftset ($39.99 SRP), featuring an exclusive Constantine figurine; Blu-ray™ Combo Pack ($24.98 SRP); and DVD ($19.98 SRP). The film will be available to own on Digital HD ($19.99 HD, $14.99 SD) starting January 24, 2017.

When innocent civilians begin committing unthinkable crimes across Metropolis, Gotham City and beyond, Batman must call upon mystical counterparts to eradicate this demonic threat to the planet. Enter Justice League Dark, reluctantly led by the Hellblazer himself, John Constantine. Like Batman, Constantine is a cunning, often cynical loner who is the best at his chosen profession – but quickly realizes the sinister forces plaguing the planet will require help from other supernatural alliances. Forming a new “league” with sorceress Zatanna, otherworldly Deadman, and Jason Blood and his powerful alter ego Etrigan the Demon, this team of Dark Arts specialists must unravel the mystery of Earth’s supernatural plague and contend with the rising, powerful villainous forces behind the siege – before it’s too late for all of mankind.

Actor Matt Ryan, who set the standard for the role of Constantine on the Warner Bros. live-action television series, returns to the role in animated form alongside Jason O’Mara (Terra Nova, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.) as Batman, Camilla Luddington (Grey’s Anatomy) as Zatanna, Nicholas Turturro (NYPD Blue) as Deadman, Ray Chase (Final Fantasy XV videogame) as Jason Blood/Etrigan, Roger R. Cross (24, Arrow) as John Stewart/Swamp Thing, Jeremy Davies (Justified) as Ritchie Simpson, Rosario Dawson (Daredevil, Sin City) as Wonder Woman, Jerry O’Connell (Stand By Me, Crossing Jordan) as Superman, Enrico Colantoni (Flashpoint, Veronica Mars) as Felix Faust, and Alfred Molina (The Da Vinci Code, Spider-Man 2) as Destiny.

Justice League Dark is directed by Jay Oliva (Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Batman: The Dark Knight Returns).  Story by J.M. DeMatteis and Ernie Altbacker (Green Lantern: The Animated Series) and teleplay by Ernie Altbacker.  Sam Register is Executive Producer.  Benjamin Melniker & Michael Uslan (The Dark Knight trilogy) are co-executive producers.  James Tucker (Batman Bad Blood, Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders) is Supervising Producer.

Justice League Dark Enhanced Content

Blu-ray™ Deluxe Giftset and Blu-ray™

A Sneak Peek at Teen Titans: The Judas Contract: An advance look at the next DC Universe Original Movie, Teen Titans: The Judas Contract.

The Story of Swamp Thing (Featurette): Born out of the imagination of Len Wein and artist Bernie Wrightson, Justice League Dark’s Swamp Thing had his own solo adventures throughout the history of DC. This documentary reveals the rich history of this fan favorite.

Did You Know?: Constantine origin, Color of Magic, Black Orchid, and Deadman Casting (Featurette): The creators of Justice League Dark will reveal surprising behind-the-scenes tidbits about the characters – and the actors providing their voices – during production of the film.

2016 NY Comic Con Panel (Featurette): A look inside Justice League Dark’s panel at New York Comic Con.

Sneak Peek at Justice League: Gods and Monsters

Sneak Peek at Justice League: Doom

From the DC Vault – Two Bonus Episodes –

Batman: The Brave and the Bold, “Dawn of the Dead Man!”Batman: The Brave and the Bold, “Trials of the Demon!”

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ICON VS. ICON PRESENTS: Acid Pop Cult Podcast – Episode 192: Batman v Superman Spoiler Filled Spectacular

ICON VS. ICON PRESENTS: Acid Pop Cult Podcast – Episode 192: Batman v Superman Spoiler Filled Spectacular

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This week on the Acid Pop Cult Podcast, the boys spoil the hell out of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. It whacky and wild banter from all sides as we get to the bottom of what we loved and what we hated in the film. Rate and review the show on iTunes!  Send us some feedback on Facebook or Twitter.

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ICON VS. ICON PRESENTS: Acid Pop Cult Podcast – Episode 190: Fuller Blouse – The Return of Steph Tanner

ICON VS. ICON PRESENTS: Acid Pop Cult Podcast – Episode 190: Fuller Blouse – The Return of Steph Tanner

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This week on the Acid Pop Cult Podcast, Jeremy and Jason return once more, to dish on the latest and greatest happening in the world of pop culture. The duo take a look at one of the biggest television revivals to date with Netflix’s ‘Fuller House.’ That’s right! The Tanner’s are back together (along with Kimmy Gibbler) but questions remain! Is the magic back? Will there be a Season 2? What ever happened to Cousin Howie? Jeremy offers up some viewing suggestions with his latest 366 in 366 Challenge update. Then he opens the floodgates and reveals his true ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’ addiction and the purchase of the “Ultimate Ticket.” Spread the word, leave a review, for the love of God get J-Mo some help but, most importantly, be sure to tune in each week for the latest and greatest!

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ICON VS. ICON PRESENTS: Acid Pop Cult Podcast – Episode 174: Batman V. Superman Borderline

ICON VS. ICON PRESENTS: Acid Pop Cult Podcast – Episode 174: Batman V. Superman Borderline

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This week on the Acid Pop Cult Podcast, Jason and Jeremy dive into the world of the Dark Knight Detective. But first the boys recap their super chill Thanksgiving weekend. Talk then turns to the nightmare that is Black Friday shopping and the joke known as Cyber Monday. Up next the dynamic duo offer up their Picks of the Week as Jeremy talks a little “The Dark Knight III: The Master Race,” and Jason offers up his review of “Vacation” for your listening pleasure. Finally, The Caped Podcasters dissect the latest “Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice” clip, what we might expect from the latest trailer premiering on Jimmy Kimmel Live, and John Lequizamo. Tune in, folks, it feels like we’re going to lose our minds. You just keep on pushing our ratings, reviews, and share over the borderline!

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ICON VS. ICON PRESENTS: Acid Pop Cult Podcast – Episode 160: A Whopper Of An Episode

ICON VS. ICON PRESENTS: Acid Pop Cult Podcast – Episode 160: A Whopper Of An Episode

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It’s time to get edgy! This week on the Acid Pop Cult Podcast, the boys continue their celebration of the Halloween season. Jason kicks the season off with the switch from all things pumpkin to the most American of flavors — Apple. Then he takes Jeremy on a step back in time by revisiting Batman 89 and his search for the 2015 Cesar Romero Joker Ornament from Hallmark. Jeremy brings us up to speed on his birthday party plans as he celebrates, frequent show contributor, Baby Jackson’s first birthday! The duo then recap their experiences with Burger King’s recently unveiled Halloween Whopper in remarkable detail and living color! They also take a quick look at Narragansett’s upcoming Re-Animator themed brew! As always, the boys round it out with a look at what they are currently watching and some picks of the week! Download, listen and spread the word!

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