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Moustache Lockdown Streaming Survival Guide Part 21 | Zack Snyder's Justice League

Well it has finally arrived; the long awaited "Snyder Cut" is here in all its glory - that's right, all four hours of it. Which means we actually have an answer to one of life's great questions (for movie geeks and comic book fans, anyway); was it worth the wait? As always, don't forget to check out our Moustache Lockdown Streaming Survival Guide in its glorious entirety, which you can find by clicking here . After the death of Superman (Henry Cavill), Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck) fears an invasion is imminent, one not of this Earth. So in order to prepare, he goes in search of the metahumans that Lex Luthor (Jesse Eisenberg) uncovered, in order to form a team that could defend the Earth from any threat. But will he be able to find them in time? Before an ancient evil reveals itself. When I first saw the theatrical cut of Justice League back in 2017 my reaction was kind of 'meh', it's ok, had its moments, but it's nothing on the movies that went befor

The Snyder Cut | Wouldn't Be The First Time a Director Got a Second Chance

It seems that a fairly common occurrence amongst movies tied to Warner Bros. is the magical disappearing/reappearing director. Does that mean there's hope for the Snyder Cut? I certainly hope so! Ever since Justice League hit cinemas in 2017 - possibly even before - fans have been calling for Zack Snyder's original vision to be released. Snyder famously faced issues regarding the darker tone and longer run times his movies were taking, especially after the negative response to 'Batman v Superman'. This of course led to rewrites of the superhero team-up movie, and certain plotlines established or teased in 'BvS' - including the epic Knightmare scene - being dropped. The director then left the production after the tragic death of his daughter. Joss Whedon was brought in by the studio to finish the movie, this included the completion of post production and some major reshoots, further altering the movie. All of which resulted in a movie that is drastically

Live by Night: Average Guy Movie Review

Ben Affleck's latest project sees the actor/director donning a fedora rather than a cowl. Live by Night - based on the novel by Dennis Lehane - is a story about crime, corruption, greed, hate, revenge and most of all...booze. Set during prohibition, Affleck's Joe Coughlin is a war veteran and an outlaw who gets in deep with members of organised crime and their illegal rum trade. The gangster movie seems to have in recent years gone out of fashion, much like the western. But can Live by Night do for gangster movies what Bone Tomahawk and The Magnificent Seven remake are doing for the western? The movie starts strong with a brilliant car chase through Boston, reminiscent of Affleck's previous movie, The Town. Everything that happens is building towards this revenge story. In seeking his revenge, Coughlin must make alliances with people he would otherwise avoid. These people live in a world of greed, where everyone hates everyone else, and for a multitude of differen

The Accountant: Average Guy Movie Review

If anyone is still questioning Ben Affleck's abilities as an actor they need to watch The Accountant. Affleck plays Christian Wolff, a maths savant who provides forensic accounting services to the global criminal elite. When US Treasury Agents begin to close in, Christian takes on a more legitimate client in the form of an advanced robotics firm where junior accountant Dana Cummings (Anna Kendrick) has discovered evidence of possible embezzlement. But he quickly discovers that the new client isn't quite as legitimate as he first thought. With a compelling story and great performances this really is a movie that most people will enjoy. Affleck's portrayal of a man with autism - albeit high functioning - is excellent, everything from the trouble with eye contact to the inability to recognise social cues, it's all there. And he does it in a way that is respectful of the condition, the movie is able to draw humour from Christian's interactions but not at the

Why You SHOULD Watch the Ultimate Edition of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

This isn't going to be a long and detailed breakdown of the Ultimate Edition, however there are some spoilers ahead. I'm not going to go through every subtle difference in intricate detail. But I am going to explain why I think the Ultimate Edition is worth a watch. First of all, if you haven't seen Batman v Superman, don't bother with the theatrical cut. Go straight to the Ultimate Edition, it's by far the better version and not just because it's longer. The Ultimate Edition is what Zack Snyder wanted us to see, but it was cut for a lower age certificate and a shorter run time. Now I'm not sure that the changes are enough to make those who passionately hate the movie change their minds. But those who don't like the theatrical cut may be impressed by the changes, of which there are many. The extra thirty minutes go a long way towards plugging the gaps and plot holes in the story, including what happened in Africa and the aftermath, Clark&

Super Secret Suicide Squad

DC has released its first movie in 3 years, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is supposed to jump start the DCEU which began with Man of Steel. In August the villains will get their story with Suicide Squad; the world's worst criminals are offered reduced sentences in exchange for undertaking the most dangerous black ops missions imaginable. Considering how much we learned about Batman v Superman in the run up to its release, the makers of Suicide Squad are playing it super secret squirrel! This is mostly speculation but there are some possible spoilers. Firstly, is this movie set before Batman v Superman? Ben Affleck's Batman is older and bitter, will we see this in Suicide Squad? Assuming Batman knows about the squad or Task Force X as it's also known, does its existence contribute to his bitterness? Especially considering the only reason these criminals - all of whom hold a grudge against Batman - were available for the task force is because Batman caught them.