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New Poster & Clip From Stranger Things Season 2

Soundtrack Review: #10CloverfieldLane

10 Cloverfield Lane boldly digs its alien thriller claws into us and won't let go.
Review by Matt Cummings
If you've seen 10 Cloverfield Lane - and we hope this review will help to convince you - it might already be clear why the thing is such a hit. Central to its success is the score by Battlestar Galactica Composer Bear McCreary, who creates a fabulously haunting and creepy experience that's as every bit as good as the movie.

Having just left her boyfriend (voiced by Bradley Cooper), Michelle (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) finds her life is once again in pieces as she pumps gas at a lonely station. Soon, her life takes an unexpected turn, as she's hit by another car, sending hers tumbling off the road. She awakens to a busted up knee and chained to the wall in an undisclosed location, courtesy of her captor Howard (John Goodman). He informs Michelle that an attack has occurred above his bunker, and that his kindness is the only reason why she's still alive. So…

#InsidetheBucket Podcast #89

This week's episode of Inside the Bucket is online! Revel in the digital mastery!

On this better-late-than-never edition of Inside the Bucket, Matt and Rama from RamaScreen.com gather late in the week to give you all this week's movie and television news and reviews from our website SANDWICHJOHNFILMS.COM. Already dripping with SJF ballsy grease, the boys endeavor to discuss several items of supposed importance.

This week, they turn their attention to news from DC, Star Wars, and of course Marvel, as they discuss JK Simmons becoming Commissioner Gordon and Chewbacca joining Han Solo in his upcoming origin story. The two give their reaction to the newest Civil War trailer, discussing the possible future of several characters along the way. Then it's on to this week's box office report, as Zootopia enjoys a second week at #1, while 10 Cloverfield Lane turns in very nice numbers. The boys also discuss movies and television shows hitting Blu-ray this week.

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#VIKINGS Season 4 Mid-Season Teaser & New Images

Next week, Paris is back in our sights.

“What Might Have Been” – Thursday, March 24 at 10 p.m.


Ragnar announces another raid on Paris at the Thing in Kattegat and although the fleet is battered by a storm after it sets-out, the greatest challenge for the Vikings lies ahead in Paris, where Rollo awaits. Ecbert also has a journey in mind as he dispatches Aethelwulf and Alfred on a pilgrimage to Rome.



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VIKINGS SEASON 4 EPISODE 6: Airs Thursday, March 24 at 10/9c on HISTORY









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TV Review: #DaredevilSeason2 Badass To The Bone!

Badass to the bone!

RAMA is back with another review.

Please keep in mind that the following review of Daredevil season 2 is based solely on my having watched the first few episodes, I haven’t seen this new season in its entirety, yet but I’m stoked enough to at least start sharing you my thoughts about it. Just like you, I too was a huge fan of season 1, and my goodness if you think Vincent D’Onofrio’s villainous character, Wilson Fisk, was brutal and merciless, wait till you get a load of everyone’s favorite anti-hero, Frank Castle/Punisher, played by “The Walking Dead” alum, Jon Bernthal

In season 1, Matt Murdock (Charlie Cox) was having a rough start, getting used to this whole vigilante, it was a trial-and-error work-in-progress learning along the way type of work. And now, in season 2, just when Matt thinks he’s getting used to bringing order back to the city, fact of the matter is Wilson Fisk’s absence creates vacuum, every gang in town is fighting to fill the void. But what app…

Marvel's Luke Cage Teaser Trailer

Mike Colter’s Luke Cage first introduced as a wrongfully accused man with super strength in the upcoming A.K.A JESSICA JONES series and then Luke Cage will have his own show.

Cheo Hodari Coker (“SouthLAnd,” “Ray Donovan”) will write the series’ first two episodes in addition to serving as showrunner and Executive Producer.

After a sabotaged experiment leaves him with super strength and unbreakable skin, Luke Cage (Mike Colter) becomes a fugitive trying to rebuild his life in modern day Harlem, New York City. But he is soon pulled out of the shadows and must fight a battle for the heart of his city–forcing him to confront a past he had tried to bury.

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LUKE CAGE premieres September 30, 2016 on Netflix.

LUKE CAGE

— Sonia Braga plays Rosario Dawson’s Claire Temple’s mom, Soledad Temple

— Simone Missick plays Misty Knight, a Harlem police detective who is determined to learn the truth about Luke Cage.

— Theo Rossi plays Shades, a ruthless criminal with ties to …

KISS ROCKS MOVIE THEATERS WORLDWIDE MAY 25th @KISSOnline

KISS ROCKS VEGAS FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY.

The helicopter descended upon the infamous Hard Rock Hotel as KISS invaded Las Vegas for an historic nine-show run. Now, for one night only on May 25, fans will be able to experience this spectacular night for themselves as ‘KISS Rocks Vegas’ hits cinemas across the globe. From this blistering live show, fans can expect sky high flames, ear-bursting volume and a few drops of blood! Includes exclusive interviews with band and footage you will only see in the cinema.

As America’s #1 Gold Record Award winning group of all time, and that’s in every category, KISS can easily be named one of rock’s most influential bands.

Famed for their iconic face paint and stage attire, KISS was formed in New York City in 1973 by Paul Stanley (Vocals, Rhythm guitar) and Gene Simmons (Vocals, Bass guitar). Their sensational live performances feature fire breathing, blood-spitting, smoking guitars, shooting rockets, levitating drum kits, and pyrotechnics to spare. Tommy…

#SEARCHPARTY Official Poster Starring @nottjmiller

Here is the OFFICIAL POSTER for Focus World's upcoming bromantic comedy, SEARCH PARTY! Wedding bells threaten to break up three best friends' long-running bromance, but they aren't going down without a fight in Search Party, the directing debut of screenwriter Scot Armstrong (The Hangover Part II, Old School).

SEARCH PARTY opens in theaters and on VOD and digital HD on May 13, 2016!

Wedding bells threaten to break up three best friends' long-running bromance, but they aren't going down without a fight in Search Party, the directing debut of screenwriter Scot Armstrong (The Hangover Part II, Old School).

Convinced that his buddy Nardo (Thomas Middleditch) is making the mistake of a lifetime by marrying Tracy (Shannon Woodward), Jason (T.J. Miller) puts a dramatic end to their wedding. When the furious bride decides to take her Baja honeymoon solo, Nardo follows her-where the lovesick groom is carjacked and left stranded, naked and penniless in a remote part of the …

Trailer For #THESHALLOWS Starring @blakelively

Is this movie going to be the Jaws for a new generation?

Here is the first trailer for THE SHALLOWS, starring Blake Lively



In the taut thriller The Shallows, Nancy (Blake Lively) is surfing alone on a secluded beach when she is attacked by a great white shark and stranded just a short distance from shore. Though she is only 200 yards from her survival, getting there proves the ultimate contest of wills. It’s Jaws for a new generation.

THE SHALOWS will be released in theaters June 24th.

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Protect The Future. Marvel's CIVIL WAR II

Protect The Future. Change The Future. Choose Your Side.

The Marvel Universe is at a crossroads. A new power has emerged, one that can predict the future—for good or ill— and the heroes of the Marvel Universe are faced with a choice: Wield the power of “predictive justice” to change the future as they see fit, or reject it and allow tomorrow to unfold unaltered.

Protect the future. Change the future. Choose your side.

To find a comic shop near you, visit www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook.

About Marvel: Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world's most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of more than 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing and publishing. For more information visit www.marvel.com © MARVEL 2016

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#GeniusTheFilm Trailer Starring COLIN FIRTH & JUDE LAW

From Academy Award-nominated screenwriter JOHN LOGAN (Gladiator, The Aviator, Hugo, Skyfall) and acclaimed, Tony Award-winning director MICHAEL GRANDAGE in his feature film debut, comes Genius, a stirring drama about the complex friendship and transformative professional relationship between the world-renowned book editor Maxwell Perkins (who discovered F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway) and the larger-than-life literary giant Thomas Wolfe. Based on the biography “Max Perkins: Editor of Genius” by A. SCOTT BERG, Genius stars COLIN FIRTH as Perkins, JUDE LAW as Wolfe, NICOLE KIDMAN as Aline Bernstein, a costume designer sharing a tumultuous relationship with Wolfe, LAURA LINNEY as Louise Perkins, Max’s wife and a talented playwright, GUY PEARCE as F. Scott Fitzgerald and DOMINIC WEST as Ernest Hemingway.



Lionsgate & Roadside Attractions will release GENIUS in theaters June 10, 2016

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Confirmed: Finn Jones Is Marvel’s IRON FIST

Finn Jones, who is best known for his role as Ser Loras Tyrell in HBO’s hit drama Game of Thrones, is set to play titular role in Marvel’s IRON FIST for Netflix, Marvel officially confirmed Thursday.

Jones will star as Daniel “Danny” Rand, a handsome, sophisticated and independent loner who returns to New York City after being missing for years to fight against the criminal element corrupting the city with his incredible kung-fu mastery and the ability to summon the power of the fiery Iron Fist.

The series is being executive produced by Netflix’s Allie Goss, Marvel’s Jeph Loeb and Stan Lee, and Scott Buck, who will serve as showrunner.

The series marks the fourth collaboration between Marvel and Netflix, following Daredevil, last fall’s Jessica Jones and the upcoming Luke Cage. All four characters will eventually appear together as The Defenders in a crossover miniseries on Netflix. The news comes just weeks ahead of Daredevil season two’s release on March 18th.

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#OliviaMunn In Talks To Join Office Christmas Party

THR is reporting Olivia Munn is in final negotiations to join the growing cast of DreamWorks’ ensemble comedy Office Christmas Party.

Jennifer Aniston, Jason Bateman, TJ Miller, Kate McKinnon and Randall Park are already on board the project that has Will Speck and Josh Gordon (Blades of Glory) directing.

The title lays out the concept as the script follows a cast of characters who have to contend with a holiday office party gone awry.

Scott Stuber and Guymon Casady, who came up with the initial idea, and Daniel Rappaport are producing the project that was first set up as a pitch in 2010. Casady and Rappaport are producing via their Entertainment 360 banner, while Stuber is producing via his Bluegrass Films label.

The pic will shoot this spring in Atlanta as it heads toward a Dec. 9 domestic release date from Paramount.

Office Christmas Party is the latest in a run of movie roles for the rising Munn, who began her screen career as a host on TV's Attack of the Show and The Daily Sho…

Mondo Teams Up With @AcmeArchives For "Star Wars" & "Indiana Jones" Prints

Mondo Partners with Acme Archives to Produce Screen Prints for "Star Wars" and "Indiana Jones"

Mondo Kicks Things Off with Luke Skywalker And Looks Forward to the Very First Mondo Art for Indiana Jones.
< Mondo is thrilled to announce its new partnership with Acme Archives to create and offer licensed prints for Star Wars and Indiana Jones, two of the greatest film series of all time. In 2010, Mondo artists created a stunning limited run of original works of art based on the original Star Wars trilogy, which included the now iconic triptych of minimalist brilliance by artist Olly Moss. Mondo is ecstatic to return to the galaxy far far away and will also be producing its first ever film prints for everyone's favorite archeologist. As part of the Mondo-Acme relationship, fans can also expect limited-edition products from their favorite DreamWorks Animation properties, The X-Files and more. "We've been a fan of Acme Archives and what they do for ye…

APRIL AND THE EXTRAORDINARY WORLD ENGLISH LANGUAGE CAST ANNOUNCED

APRIL AND THE EXTRAORDINARY WORLD” FROM THE CREATORS OF THE ACADEMY AWARD®-NOMINATED “PERSEPOLIS” AND RENOWNED GRAPHIC NOVELIST JACQUES TARDI.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE CAST INCLUDES: PAUL GIAMATTI, TONY HALE, SUSAN SARANDON, J.K. SIMMONS  WITH MARION COTILLARD AS “APRIL” IN THE FRENCH-LANGUAGE VERSION.




FILM OPENS MARCH 25th IN NYC, APRIL 1st IN LA, AND EXPANDS NATIONALLY ON APRIL 8th

NEW YORK, NY (March 17, 2016) – GKIDS, the eight-time Academy Award®-nominated distributor of animation for both adult and family audiences, announced the English voice cast for APRIL AND THE EXTRAORDINARY WORLD, the highly anticipated latest feature from filmmakers Christian Desmares & Franck Ekinci. The English voice cast includes Paul Giamatti, Tony Hale, Susan Sarandon and J.K. Simmons. The original French language voice cast includes Marion Cotillard as “April”. A full breakdown of the English and French language casts can be found below. Both the English and French versions will play stateside when …

New #X-MEN APOCALYPSE Trailer & Screen Shots

20th Century Fox has released a brand NEW trailer for X-MEN: APOCALYPSE! Check out the trailer below, and get another look at Director Bryan Singer's new X-Men film starring, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Oscar Isaac, Nicholas Hoult, Rose Byrne, Tye Sheridan, Sophie Turner, Olivia Munn, Lucas Till, Evan Peters, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Alexandra Shipp, Josh Helman, Lana Condor, and Ben Hardy.



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#CriminalMovie Trailer Starring Kevin Costner & #RyanReynolds

Criminal is an upcoming thriller film directed by Ariel Vromen and written by Douglas Cook and David Weisberg. The film is about an ex-con who is implanted with a dead CIA agent's memories to finish an assignment.



The film stars Kevin Costner, Gary Oldman,Alice Eve, Gal Gadot, Ryan Reynolds, Scott Adkins, Michael Pitt, Richard Reid, and Tommy Lee Jones.

The memories and skills of a deceased CIA agent are implanted into an unpredictable and dangerous convict, Jericho Stewart, in order to finish an incomplete mission.

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#JARHEAD 3: THE SIEGE ON BLU-RAY COMBO PACK, DVD & DIGITAL HD ON JUNE 7th

THE NEWEST THRILLING CHAPTER OF THE EXPLOSIVE MILITARY FRANCHISE DELIVERS A GRITTY LOOK AT LIFE IN A CONTEMPORARY COMBAT ZONE

A Marine on his first assignment becomes enmeshed in a global crisis in Jarhead 3; The Siege, a gripping action adventure coming to Blu-ray™ combo pack, DVD and Digital HD on June 7, 2016, from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Inspired by the modern-day military classic, the film features original Jarhead star Dennis Haysbert (“24,” Ted 2), as well as Charlie Weber (“How to Get Away with Murder,” “90210”) and Scott Adkins (The Bourne Ultimatum, The Expendables 2) in an all-new film from Universal 1440 Entertainment. The Blu-ray™ combo pack, DVD and Digital HD also feature an unrated version of the movie plus an exclusive inside look at the making of the film!

Assigned to protect a seemingly safe U.S. Embassy in the Middle East, elite Marine Corporal Evan Albright (Charlie Weber) thought he wasn’t going to see much action. But when a hostile and extreme m…

THE FIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS Being Developed By @broadgreen @_BrianBurns

BROAD GREEN PICTURES DEVELOPING ‘THE FIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS’ PITCH FROM ‘DADDY’S HOME’ WRITER BRIAN BURNS

After 700 years of marriage and feeling unappreciated for her continued Christmas contributions, Mrs. Claus leaves Santa just two weeks before the holiday. With the fate of the Christmas in jeopardy, Santa flies from the North Pole to New York to win her heart back and save Christmas.

‘Straight Outta Compton’s Matt Alvarez to Produce

Broad Green Pictures is developing The Fight Before Christmas, a comedic holiday pitch from Daddy’s Home writer Brian Burns. Burns, who is also known for writing hit shows including the CBS dramatic TV series “Blue Bloods” and HBO’s “Entourage” will pen the script. The film will be produced by Matt Alvarez (Straight Outta Compton, the Ride Along franchise).

“Brian has a talent for creating dynamic and hilarious stories that audiences gravitate towards,” said Alvarez. “It will be a pleasure to work with him and I know that together we will make a mem…

Movie Review: 'The Divergent Series: Allegiant'

The boring The Divergent Series: Allegiant does little to hedge our concerns about YA's future.
Review by Matt Cummings
WARNING: Spoilers ahead
Over the past few years, we've witnessed a stunning amount of excellent dystopian dramas. Ready to break new ground by returning us to the familiar social territory of Star Trek: The Original Series, humans have struggled in various universes as they seek both the reason for their loss and their place in what's left. Sadly, The Divergent Series: Allegiant still hasn't figured out its formula for success, staggering on and on with a mix of terrible CGI, poor performances, and a script that's decaying as fast as their dystopian Chicago.

As the faction-less masses of Chicago gather after the death of their overlord, Tris (Shailene Woodley) and her lover Four (Theo James) realize one leader's oppression has been replaced by another: Four's mother Evelyn (Naomi Watts). While the couple and many others have decided…

New #CentralIntelligence Trailer

Central Intelligence follows a one-time bullied geek who grew up to be a lethal CIA agent (Johnson), coming home for his high school reunion. Claiming to be on a top-secret case, he enlists the help of the former “big man on campus” (Hart), now an accountant who misses his glory days. But before the staid numbers-cruncher realizes what he’s getting into, it’s too late to get out, as his increasingly unpredictable new friend drags him through a world of shoot-outs, double-crosses and espionage that could get them both killed in more ways than he can count.



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Heat Prequel Novel On It's Way

According to Deadline Writer-director Michael Mann, long one of the most literate translators of words to the screen, has made a deal to launch Michael Mann Books. The imprint will generate a series of novels with a stable of writers and the properties will simultaneously be developed for film and television. Mann will look through his own long list of credits for ideas, and a big piece of news here is that high on the priority list is a prequel novel dealing with the principal characters of Heat, Mann’s seminal crime thriller. The prequel novel will cover the formative years of homicide detective Vincent Hanna (Al Pacino), Neil McCauley (Robert De Niro), Chris Shihirles (Val Kilmer), McCauley’s accomplice Nate (Jon Voight), and other characters so brilliantly layered in the 1995 film. Mann based that film on stories of a lot of real criminals and cops, and references to past experiences are peppered throughout the picture.

It’s a bit of reverse engineering, since so many of Mann’s f…

#SUPERGIRL & #THEFLASH Crossover Promo & Images

Here is the first promo for the crossover episode.


On March 28th, Supergirl comes face to face with the Worlds Fastest Man when Grant Gustin guest stars as the Flash in an unprecedented superhero event only on CBS!



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WOODY ALLEN ADDS ADDITIONAL CAST TO HIS AMAZON ORIGINAL SERIES

Today, Woody Allen revealed additional actors who will appear in his first-ever television series, an untitled six-episode project that he is creating with Amazon Studios. The cast includes familiar names and faces such as Becky Ann Baker (Girls), Lewis Black (The Daily Show), Margaret Ladd (Falcon Crest), Joy Behar (The View), Rebecca Schull (Wings), David Harbour (Black Mass), Christine Ebersole (Amadeus), and Michael Rapaport (Mighty Aphrodite).

Also starring in the Untitled Woody Allen Project TV series are Allen, Elaine May, Miley Cyrus, John Magaro, and Rachel Brosnahan who were previously announced. Production began in New York this month. The show is executive produced by Erika Aronson and produced by Helen Robin. Amazon will premiere the Untitled Woody Allen Project exclusively on Amazon Prime Video later this year.

On the film side, Amazon Studios recently announced its acquisition of Allen’s latest untitled feature for all North American rights, including theatrical and st…

#BENHUR Official Trailer

BEN-HUR, the timeless epic based on the best-selling novel Ben-Hur: A Tale of Christ, starring Jack Huston, Toby Kebbell, Nazanin Boniadi, Morgan Freeman, and Rodrigo Santoro! Directed by Timur Bekmambetov (Wanted, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter)



BEN-HUR is in theaters August 12, 2016

BEN-HUR is the epic story of Judah Ben-Hur (Jack Huston), a prince falsely accused of treason by his adopted brother Messala (Toby Kebbell), an officer in the Roman army. Stripped of his title, separated from his family and the woman he loves (Nazanin Boniadi), Judah is forced into slavery. After years at sea, Judah returns to his homeland to seek revenge, but finds redemption. Based on Lew Wallace’s timeless novel, Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ. Also starring Morgan Freeman and Rodrigo Santoro.

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#NowYouSeeMe2 Trailer & New Posters

THE FOUR HORSEMEN [Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Dave Franco, Lizzy Caplan] return for a second mind-bending adventure, elevating the limits of stage illusion to new heights and taking them around the globe. One year after outwitting the FBI and winning the public’s adulation with their Robin Hood-style magic spectacles, the illusionists resurface for a comeback performance in hopes of exposing the unethical practices of a tech magnate. The man behind their vanishing act is none other than WALTER MABRY [Daniel Radcliffe], a tech prodigy who threatens the Horsemen into pulling off their most impossible heist yet. Their only hope is to perform one last unprecedented stunt to clear their names and reveal the mastermind behind it all.



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Cannonball Run Is Going To Get Rebooted

Deadline is reporting Warner Bros has acquired the rights to the Cannonball Run franchise and set Tropic Thunder scribe Etan J. Cohen to write and direct Cannonball. Andre Morgan and Alan Gasmer (Vikings) are producing.

The studio isn’t calling this a remake but rather a relaunch of a film based on the famous “Cannonball sea to shining sea memorial trophy race” that was captured in three Hal Needham-directed films that starred Burt Reynolds, Frank Sinatra, Roger Moore, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr and Dom DeLuise atop a whole ensemble of ’80s stars. They played roles in the re-enactment of an illegal cross-country race where the participants were not above playing dirty tricks on one another.

The new version is being spearheaded by producer Andre Morgan, who has been making movies at Warner Bros since Enter the Dragon in 1973 (that film also was backed by Golden Harvest, which orchestrated the Cannonball Run films). Warner Bros acquired all sequel and remake rights to the franchise fro…

Blu-ray Review #SistersMovie

Among the many things that men hold an unfair monopoly on over women are comedies about adults who never progressed beyond childhood. Man-child comedies are basically a subgenre unto themselves, spanning from The Jerk to Dumb and Dumber to the bulk of the Judd Apatow-associated films of the past decade. But why can’t women also be overgrown children for our amusement? Amy Schumer’s Trainwreck this past summer at least scratched in the general vicinity of the itch, but didn’t quite get there, as her character was irresponsible in chiefly adult ways. Where the women-children at?

Sisters answers that call with great gusto. The film, starring real-life besties Amy Poehler and Tina Fey, introduces us to the Ellis sisters, Kate and Maura. Maura (Poehler) is a tightly-wound nurse with a deep-seated need to care for and please others. Kate is the opposite, a reckless washout who can hold neither a job nor a residence and whose put-upon daughter (Madison Davenport from From Dusk Till Dawn: T…

New Images From #BatmanvSuperman Dawn of Justice

From director Zack Snyder (“Man of Steel”) comes “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” starring Oscar winner Ben Affleck (“Argo”) as Batman/Bruce Wayne and Henry Cavill (“Man of Steel,” “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.”) as Superman/Clark Kent in the characters’ first big-screen pairing.


Fearing the actions of a god-like Super Hero left unchecked, Gotham City’s own formidable, forceful vigilante takes on Metropolis’s most revered, modern-day savior, while the world wrestles with what sort of hero it really needs. And with Batman and Superman at war with one another, a new threat quickly arises, putting mankind in greater danger than it’s ever known before.


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