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Batman Vs. Two-Face Release Date Confirmed, Bonus Features Revealed

Last year, Warner Bros. treated us with the awesome Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders, which saw the likes of Adam West, Burt Ward and Julie Newmar reprise their roles of Batman, Robin and Catwoman, respectively. Being essentially the beginning to a fourth season we never received, it surpassed expectations by retaining the feel of the classic 1960’s television series, while also featuring grandiose action scenes that could’ve never been accomplished on the budget of the show.

Having said that, we’re thrilled to see that its sequel, Batman vs. Two-Face, looks like it may be even better. In addition to the return of the aforementioned actors, expect William Shatner to lend his pipes to the dichotomous Harvey Dent, a character who never actually appeared on the TV show itself during its original run.

As for the rest of the major players, here goes: Jeff Bergman (Joker, Bookworm, Desmond Dumas), Sirena Irwin (Dr.
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Trailer, synopsis and voice cast for Batman vs. Two-Face featuring Adam West and William Shatner

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has released the official trailer for Batman vs. Two-Face, the follow-up to last year’s Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders animated movie, which features the final performance of Adam West as the Bright Night, alongside Burt Ward as Robin, Julie Newmar as Catwoman and William Shatner as Harvey Dent/Two-Face; check it out here…

As the sequel to the 2016 hit animated film Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders, the all-new Batman vs. Two-Face finds Batman and Robin back in classic 1960s action, protecting Gotham City from some of the most nefarious villains in comics history. But when the mutilated master of multiplicity, Two-Face, begins staging a daring crime wave across Gotham, the Caped Crusaders must work double-time to discover his mysterious secret identity before they can halt his evil-doing – all the while combating the likes of Catwoman, Joker, Riddler, Penguin, Bookworm, Hugo Strange and King Tut!
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Adam West & William Shatner Reunite for Batman vs. Two-Face

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Burbank, CA (August 14, 2017) – Warner Bros. Animation and DC Entertainment bring together two of pop culture’s all-time heroes – TV’s original Batman and Captain Kirk, Adam West and William Shatner, respectively – to voice the title characters in the full-length, animated feature film, Batman vs. Two-Face. Warner Bros. Home Entertainment will make the all-new movie available October 10, 2017 on Digital and October 17, 2017 on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack ($24.98 Srp) and DVD ($19.98 Srp).

As the sequel to the 2016 hit animated film Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders, the all-new Batman vs. Two-Face finds Batman and Robin back in classic 1960s action, protecting Gotham City from some of the most nefarious villains in comics history. But when the mutilated master of multiplicity, Two-Face, begins staging a daring crime wave across Gotham, the Caped Crusaders must work double-time to discover his mysterious secret identity before they can halt his evil-doing – all the while combating the likes of Catwoman,
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Batman Vs. Two-Face Blu-ray Special Features Include Adam West Tribute

Batman Vs. Two-Face Blu-ray Special Features Include Adam West Tribute
Warner Bros. Animation and DC Entertainment bring together two of pop culture's all-time heroes, TV's original Batman and Captain Kirk, Adam West and William Shatner, respectively, to voice the title characters in the full-length, animated feature film, Batman vs. Two-Face. Warner Bros. Home Entertainment will make the all-new movie available October 10, 2017 on Digital and October 17, 2017 on Blu-ray&#8482 Combo Pack ($24.98 Srp) and DVD ($19.98 Srp). The first Batman vs. Two-Face trailer was released last week, which you can check out again below along with the Blu-ray and DVD artwork.

As the sequel to the 2016 hit animated film Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders, the all-new Batman vs. Two-Face finds Batman and Robin back in classic 1960s action, protecting Gotham City from some of the most nefarious villains in comics history. But when the mutilated master of multiplicity, Two-Face, begins staging a daring crime wave across Gotham, the Caped Crusaders must
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Batman: Adam West's Final Performance as the Caped Crusader (Video)

Although Adam West -- the original live-action Batman -- passed away on June 9th of this year, fans still have one last chance to enjoy his work as the Caped Crusader. West's Bruce Wayne is squaring off against William Shatner's Harvey Dent a.k.a. Two-Face, in the upcoming direct-to-video animated film, Batman Vs. Two-Face. The voice cast also includes Steven Weber as Alfred, Jim Ward as Commissioner Gordon, Thomas Lennon as Chief O’Hara, and Lynne Marie Stewart as Aunt Harriet.. A sequel to the 2016 movie, Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders -- which reunited West with Batman co-stars Burt Ward and Julie Newmar -- Batman: Vs. Two-Face will be released on Blu-ray and DVD, on October 17th, according to Cbr.com. Watch a trailer, below. Read More…
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Watch the Bat-Signal Light Up L.A. in Honor of Adam West

Watch the Bat-Signal Light Up L.A. in Honor of Adam West
Earlier this week, we reported that Los Angles mayor Eric Garcetti and police chief Charlie Beck will light the iconic Bat-Signal on the Los Angeles City Hall, in honor of the late great Adam West, who passed away last week at the age of 88, after a long battle with leukemia. In case you couldn't make it to downtown Los Angeles last night, we have a new video of the Bat-Signal being lit, along with excerpts from the speeches given by Eric Garcetti, Charlie Beck and surprise guest Burt Ward, who played Robin in the original Batman TV series alongside Adam West. We have photos from the event as well. Here's what Burt Ward had to say in his speech.

"My friend Adam would want every single one of you to be incredibly happy, and to be joyous, because he spent his entire life as a performer, making people happy, making them laugh,
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Blu-ray Review – Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders (2016)

Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders, 2016.

Directed by Rick Morales.

Featuring the voice talents of Adam West, Burt Ward, Julie Newmar, Jeff Bergman, William Salyers, Wally Wingert, Jim Ward, Steven Weber, Thomas Lennon and Lynne Marie Stewart.

Synopsis:

It’s back to the 1960s as Batman and Robin spring into action when Gotham City is threatened by a quartet of Batman’s most fiendish foes – Penguin, The Joker, Riddler and Catwoman.

Holy nostalgia, Batman! Fifty years after they first donned the tights as Batman and Robin, Adam West and Burt Ward reprise the roles of the Dynamic Duo for Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders, a fun-filled, family-friendly love-letter to the classic 1960s TV series, and the Batman franchise as a whole.

Written by Michael Jelenic and James Tucker (Batman: The Brave and the Bold), Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders sees the Dynamic Duo out to thwart the latest
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Eligible Films in Oscars Animated Feature Race

Eligible Films in Oscars Animated Feature Race
Every year the field seems to get bigger for the Oscar animated feature race. Here’s a run-down of eligible features.

The Angry Birds Movie

Directors: Clay Kaytis, Fergal Reilly

Voices: Jason Sudeikis, Josh Gad, Danny McBride

Studio: Sony Pictures Imageworks

Distributor: Columbia Pictures

If “Angry Birds” gets nominated, it will make history, becoming the first Oscar contender derived from a mobile gaming app. To its credit, the bright, high-energy CG toon struck many as far more delightful than such a provenance would suggest.

April and the Extraordinary World

Directors: Christian Desmares, Franck Ekinci

Voices: Angela Galuppo, Susan Sarandon, J.K. Simmons, Paul Giamatti

Studio: Je Suis Bien Content

Distributor: GKids

Inspired by the steampunk-esque graphic novel by Jacques Tardi, this female-driven adventure story takes place in a world without electricity. One of the few hand-drawn movies in the mix, and the most classical.

Finding Dory

Directors: Andrew Stanton, Andrew MacLane

Voices: Ellen DeGeneres,
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Meet the Fearsome Foursome who Challenge the Caped Crusaders

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The spotlight shines on far more than the core trio of iconic stars of Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders. With the likes of primetime television veterans Steven Weber and Thomas Lennon leading the way, the full-length animated feature film boasts a supporting cast of notable voices from across all entertainment mediums and some of the best-loved animated properties.

Adam West (Batman), Burt Ward (Robin) and Julie Newmar (Catwoman) own top billing, but Weber (Wings, iZombie, NCIS: New Orleans) and Lennon (The Odd Couple, Reno 911!) – as trustworthy butler Alfred Pennyworth and Chief O’Hara, respectively – headline an impressive array of actors who were excited to give voice to a role in a Batman film.

In addition to Weber and Lennon, the cast includes:

Jeff Bergman as the Joker and the revered Announcer. Bergman is well known as a voice of Bugs Bunny for more than a quarter of a century
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Batman: Return Of The Caped Crusaders Reveals Voice Cast And New Images

Believe it or not, we’re about to receive our fourth animated movie headlined by a certain masked hero this year when Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders arrives this fall. The difference, of course, being that this one continues the proud legacy of the television series from the 1960’s, which happens to be celebrating its 50th anniversary.

Although it has been known for some time that Adam West, Burt Ward, and Julie Newmar are reprising their iconic roles of Batman, Robin, and Catwoman, respectively, it has remained a mystery as to who would round out the rest of the cast – until now, that is.

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Due to many members of the TV series’ original cast no longer being with us, the filmmakers had to find the right talent to lend their pipes to the other characters residing in Gotham City. The new recruits include: Steven Weber
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Full Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders Voice Cast Announced

Full Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders Voice Cast Announced
The spotlight shines on far more than the core trio of iconic stars of Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders. With the likes of primetime television veterans Steven Weber and Thomas Lennon leading the way, the full-length animated feature film boasts a supporting cast of notable voices from across all entertainment mediums and some of the best-loved animated properties. Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has also released five new photos offering our first look at new characters in the animated movie.

Adam West (Batman), Burt Ward (Robin) and Julie Newmar (Catwoman) own top billing, but Weber (Wings, iZombie, NCIS: New Orleans) and Lennon (The Odd Couple, Reno 911!) - as trustworthy butler Alfred Pennyworth and Chief O'Hara, respectively - headline an impressive array of actors who were excited to give voice to a role in a Batman film. In addition to Weber and Lennon, the cast includes Jeff Bergman as the Joker and the revered Announcer.
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Lrm Exclusive Interview: Voice Actor James Arnold Taylor for Ratchet & Clank

Our famous Lomax is back and not on a video game.

In Ratchet & Clank, the heroic duo must stop a nefarious space captain from destroying the universe. He must join a team of galactic heroes in order to stop the invading forces.

The 3d CGI animated film features the voice of James Arnold Taylor, David Kaye, Jim Ward and Armin Shimerman from the video games. They are joined by cast members of Paul Giamatti, John Goodman, Bella Thorne, Rosario Dawson and Sylvester Stallone.

Ratchet & Clank is currently available on Blu-ray, DVD and digital download today.

Read the full transcript below.

Lrm: Thank you for speaking with me. The last time I’ve talked with you, I had you and your counterpart together for an interview. It’s interesting to talk to Ratchet and not Clank.

James Arnold Taylor: [Chuckles] It’s strange to have Ratchet and not Clank around me. I’m telling ya.
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Lrm Exclusive Interview: Voice Actor David Kaye For Ratchet & Clank

Once again, the universe needs to be saved.

The video game to animated movie, Ratchet & Clank, features our heroic duo Lombax and small robot in an effort to save the universe from an evil alien.

The 3d CGI animated film features the voice of James Arnold Taylor, David Kaye, Jim Ward and Armin Shimerman from the video games. They are joined by cast members of Paul Giamatti, John Goodman, Bella Thorne, Rosario Dawson and Sylvester Stallone.

The animated film is a retelling of how Ratchet and Clank first met and their fight against Chairman Drek.

Ratchet & Clank is currently available on Blu-ray, DVD and digital download today.

Read the full transcript below.

Lrm: It’s always weird to speak with the voice of Clank without the voice of Ratchet. [Laughter]

David Kaye: [Laughter] Yeah. Have you talked with James, yet?

Lrm: No, I haven’t. The last time I’ve talked
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DVD Review – Ratchet & Clank (2016)

Ratchet & Clank, 2016.

Directed by Kevin Munroe and Jericca Cleland.

Featuring the voice talents of James Arnold Taylor, David Kaye, Jim Ward, Paul Giamatti, John Goodman, Rosario Dawson, and Sylvester Stallone.

Synopsis:

Ratchet dreams of being a hero, helping save the galaxy as part of the Galactic Rangers. He gets his chance when Chairman Drek, a maniacal alien, threatens to destroy the universe. Ratchet teams up with a pint-sized robot with brains of steel and sets off on an adventure to kick some serious asteroid.

No-one can escape nostalgia’s deathly grasp. It’s the strangling urge that makes us buy Pokémon cards, even though we know we’ll never use them. It’s the unconscious desire that makes us ask for a Stretch Armstrong for Christmas, even though we’re 22. It’s the very reason I was excited for a feature length Ratchet & Clank adventure. Born out of the PS2 era,
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Disney Dominates Weekend Box Office with Jungle Book and Captain America: Civil War

Disney Dominates Weekend Box Office with Jungle Book and Captain America: Civil War
The last weekend in April is normally rather quiet at the box office, since it represents the calm before the storm that is the summer movie season. Next weekend, Marvel's Captain America: Civil War kicks off the summer movie season, but Disney's The Jungle Book has been dominating since opening earlier this month. The adaptation of Rudyard Kipling's timeless classic has won for the third straight week in a row, taking in an impressive $42.4 million, beating three newcomers who all underperformed, Keanu, Mother's Day and Ratchet & Clank. Captain America: Civil War also posted impressive box office numbers in its international debut this weekend.

Last weekend, The Jungle Book dropped just 41.1% to take in $60.8 million. According to Box Office Mojo, the Disney adventure only dropped an impressive 31% in its third weekend, earning $42.4 million from 4,041 for an impressive $10,502per-screen average. The movie has earned just over $252 million domestically and $684.7 million worldwide,
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Movie Review: Ratchet and Clank

I would feel dishonest writing this review if I didn’t mention my attachment to the game series on which this film is based: I am a massive fan and have been playing them since Ratchet and Clank was first released in 2002. I have played every single entry in the franchise and have almost always been completely satisfied with my experience. Naturally, when I heard my beloved duo was making the transition to the big screen, I was delighted. Perhaps it was these admittedly high expectations that led to it being a generally disappointing experience, however there are a few reasons that I think I would have come to this conclusion regardless of my history with the franchise.

The film follows Ratchet (voiced by James Arnold Taylor), a young Lombax hoping to become a hero. Meanwhile, Alonzo Drek (voiced by Paul Giamatti) and his evil partners Dr. Nefarious (voiced by
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Movie Review – Ratchet & Clank (2016)

Ratchet & Clank, 2016

Directed by Kevin Munroe and Jericca Cleland

Starring James Arnold Taylor, David Kaye, Jim Ward, Rosario Dawson, Paul Giamatti, John Goodman, Armin Shimerman, Bella Thorne, Sylvester Stallone

Synopsis:

When the galaxy comes under the threat of a nefarious space captain, a mechanic and his newfound robot ally join an elite squad of combatants to save the universe.

It’s a big year for video game movies. While we only had one last year in Hitman: Agent 47 – which didn’t perform all that well – we’ve got a whopping four adaptations in 2016. But before we get to Warcraft, The Angry Birds Movie and Assassin’s Creed, we’ve got the smaller budget and smaller release Ratchet & Clank from producer Brad Foxhoven, who nearly brought Metroid to the big screen in 2006 with John Woo. So, how does Ratchet & Clank set the tone for the rest of the year?

As with most video game adaptations,
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Ratchet & Clank review: ‘The video-game to film adaptation you’ve been waiting for’

Ratchet and Clank review: A wise-talking lombax, Ratchet, and his robot sidekick Clank, set out on an adventure to save the universe.

We take a look at the new animated movie from Lionsgate and Vertigo, which opens on April 29th, 2016. Here’s our Ratchet and Clank review from Kat Hughes.

Ratchet and Clank review

Ratchet & Clank started life as a Sony PlayStation game. Since the first game’s release in 2002, the series has grown and grown and has sold millions of copies worldwide. Given its popularity it was only a matter of time before it made the leap from console to screen, and this is the week that it arrives in cinemas.

Video-game-to-films have a bad reputation, but this is the video-game-to-film adaptation you’ve been waiting for. The plot is basically that of the original game with a few detours which only benefits in making the narrative more streamlined.
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Top 10 Video Game Inspired Movies

From Rainmaker Entertainment and Blockade Entertainment, Ratchet & Clank is a CG-animated movie based on the iconic PlayStation video game.

Two unlikely heroes struggle to stop a vile alien named Chairman Drek from destroying every planet in the Solana Galaxy. Ratchet is the last of his kind, a foolhardy “lombax” who has grown up alone on a backwater planet with no family of his own. Clank is a pint-sized robot with more brains than brawn. When the two stumble upon a dangerous weapon capable of destroying entire planets, they must join forces with a team of colorful heroes called The Galactic Rangers in order to save the galaxy. Along the way, they will learn about heroism, friendship, and the importance of discovering one’s own identity.

The film features the voicecast of Paul Giamatti, John Goodman, Bella Thorne, Rosario Dawson, Jim Ward, James Arnold Taylor, David Kaye, Armin Shimerman, and Sylvester Stallone.
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Ratchet & Clank movie review: wretched and junk

Could have been assembled entirely from clips from other movies — mostly the Star Wars prequels — and would have been better if it had been. I’m “biast” (pro): nothing

I’m “biast” (con): never hopeful about based-on-videogame movies

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)

Ah, so there’s my answer, once again.

I was wondering how that standard movie philosophy still applied to me. You know, that standard movie philosophy that is not only the stuff but the actual stuffing of 99 percent of wish-fulfillment genre fantasy movies for decades now. I approached Ratchet & Clank with great anticipation. Can I do anything? Can I be anything I want to be? Am I destined for greatness, to save the world or even the whole galaxy even if I am a foolhardy, thoughtless, unfocused screwup with almost nothing to my name but maybe some undisciplined smarts and outsized aspirations to grandeur?
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