I appear on “CTV News at 6” with anchor Andria Case to talk about the best movies and television to watch this weekend. This week I have a look at the eye popping “Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse” and the drama “Bones of Crows.”
I sit in for NewsTalk 1010 host Jim Richards on the coast-to-coast-to-coast late night “NewsTalk Tonight” to play the game “Did Richard Crouse Like This?” This week we talk about the eye-popping “Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse,” the drama “Bones of Crows” and the horror flick “The Boogeyman.”
Watch as I review three movies in less time than it takes to refill your Prosecco! Have a look as I race against the clock to tell you about the eye-popping “Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse,” the drama “Bones of Crows” and the horror flick “The Boogeyman.”
I joined CP24 to have a look at new movies coming to VOD, streaming services and theatres. Today we talk about the eye-popping “Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse,” the drama “Bones of Crows” and the horror flick “The Boogeyman.”
I join “CP24 Breakfast” to talk about what to see in theatres and on streaming service this weekend, including the eye-popping “Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse” the horror flick “The Boogeyman” and the Netflix documentary “Anna Nicole Smith: You Don’t Know Me.”
I join 1290 CJBK in London and host Ken Eastwood to talk the new movies coming to theatres including the eye-popping “Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse,” the drama “Bones of Crows” and the horror flick “The Boogeyman.”
I sit in on the CFRA Ottawa morning show with host Bill Carroll to talk the new movies coming to theatres including the eye-popping “Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse,” the drama “Bones of Crows” and the horror flick “The Boogeyman.”
After sitting through all two-and-a-quarter hours of “Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse,” the latest animated adventure of the universe jumping superhero, your spidey senses won’t be the only thing left tingling.
A wild pop culture pastiche of visual styles that jumps off the screen in ways that will give your eyeballs a Charles Atlas style workout, it is a full-body experience on the big screen.
Gwen Stacy (voice of Hailee Steinfeld) and Miles Morales (voice of Shameik Moore) return from 2018’s “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.” Both are he off-spring of police officers, and both have secret identities as Spider-Woman and Spider-Man, respectively.
When Gwen becomes estranged from her father, she disappears into the Spider-Verse, a series of connected but independent universes, each with its own brand of Spider-People. As The Spot (voice of Jason Schwartzman), a villain covered in portals that allow him to transport from place to place, threatens to shred the very fabric of the Multi-Verse, Gwen and Miles go interdimensional to fight the new threat.
There they find Spider-HQ, sore of a Quantico for all various and sundry Spider-Folks, like Spider-Woman (voice of Issa Rae), Spider-Punk (voice of Daniel Kaluuya) and alpha arachnid Miguel O’Hara (voice of Oscar Isaac). When Mile inadvertently disrupts the Spider-Verse he learns an important lesson about the sacrifice required to be a Spider-Man.
“Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse” is a spider web of Marvel mythology, relationship drama, action and some very funny moments, combined with extraordinary, state-of-the-art visuals. In the action scenes, co-directors Joaquim Dos Santos, Kemp Powers and Justin K. Thompson pull out all the stops to create a singular experience that has more to do with the anarchic spirit of the original comic books than the recent spate of superhero movies. Stylish and frenetic, the action scenes are so colourful they often look like an artist’s paint-palette exploded on the screen.
When the film isn’t in motion, it takes the time to explore the relationships between parents and kids, with the added twist of superheroes trying to figure out their place in the world (or should that be worlds?), while trying to navigate their teens. It adds themes of loneliness, responsibility vs. obligation and having autonomy over one’s own life. Through Gwen and Miles, and a heaping helping of action, the importance of writing one’s own life story is the focus of the story.
Ultimately, the success of “Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse” isn’t simply about the eye-popping nature of the visuals or the humour or the emotional aspect of the story. All are great, but what makes it special is that it feels fresh. It’s a superhero movie, with all the world saving tropes you expect, but it feels more like a comic book come to life than most, if any, other superhero flick.