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Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

Batman (Ben Affleck) and Superman (Henry Cavill) share the screen in this Warner Bros./DC Entertainment co-production penned by David S. Goyer and Chris Terrio, and directed by Zack Snyder. Amy Adams and Diane Lane return as Lois Lane and Martha Kent, respectively.

Scott’s Take

Check out Scott’s review here!

Steve’s Take

I didn’t write an actual review for Batman V Superman because you’re already getting one from Scott and Claudio. The least I can do for you guys is give you a little blurb about it. Here goes. While Batman V Superman is getting killed on Rotten Tomatoes to the tune of 31% as I type this, it doesn’t deserve it. It doesn’t deserve the beating it is getting. Yes there are flaws that I will not go into because I don’t want to spoil anything, but in a mega-movie like this it is difficult to stay away from flaws. Don’t start with “this movie didn’t have flaws and neither did that one over there” because there are exceptions to every rule. What you WILL see when you head to the theaters this weekend to see Batman V Superman is a tremendous Batman and an excellent Lex Luthor and a great Superman (just as you did in Man of Steel). Just do yourself a favor and don’t nitpick because that’s where people are sucking the life out of this one. No full review from me, but I give Batman V Superman 3 stars.

Claudio’s Take

Check out Claudio’s review here!

My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2

Gold Circle Entertainment and HBO present a Playtone production of My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2, the long-awaited follow-up to the highest-grossing romantic comedy of all time. Written by Academy Award (R) nominee Nia Vardalos, who stars alongside the entire returning cast of favorites, the film reveals a Portokalos family secret that will bring the beloved characters back together for an even bigger and Greeker wedding. Kirk Jones (Nanny McPhee, Waking Ned Devine) directs the next chapter of the film that will be once again produced by Rita Wilson and Playtone partners Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman. Paul Brooks and Steven Shareshian return to executive produce alongside Vardalos and Scott Niemeyer. Universal Pictures will distribute the comedy domestically and in select international territories.

Scott’s Take

The sequel no one asked for and no one saw coming hits theaters this weekend in hopes of reeling in some of that Batman v Superman over flow. I don’t see where they can possibly go with this story but like all films, I will give this one a fighting chance.

Steve’s Take

Even the people that LOVED the original are wondering what the sequel is doing here. Oh and why in the world is it going up against Batman V Superman? I know there will be overflow because of the many sellouts that are sure to occur, but this is really reaching. I will be surprised if this one hits $10 million this weekend.

Next Week

The moment we have all been waiting three years for finally arrives starting tonight. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice finally hits theaters. This one is going to be very divisive. I’ve seen the movie twice now and I can say the audience reception to the film as opposed to critical reception is night and day. I fall somewhere in the middle. Yes, I enjoyed Batman v Superman, but by no means is the film as great as I wanted it to be. Next week we have Richard Linklater’s Everybody Wants Some, God’s Not Dead 2, and Amityville: The Awakening. Have a great weekend everyone.