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Review: Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse

10th December 2018 | Films

Review: Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse

Whilst we eagerly await the next instalment of Marvel’s live action series, Spidey-Christmas has come early with this animated offering. Spiderman: Into the Spider-Verse gives even the biggest sceptic plenty to enjoy: from a starry cast including Chris Pine, Hailee Steinfeld and Mahershala Ali to a feel-good soundtrack.

Tackling the question of "How many Spider-Men is too many?" head-on, this fun-filled film gives us a fresh and exciting look at this iconic character.

The film is effectively carried by Shameik Moore as Miles Morales - a disengaged schoolboy who becomes Spider-Man after he is, yep you guessed it, bitten by a spider. Haven’t we heard this story before? Well, yes. And we will hear it many more times throughout the film in a smart plot device used by Phil Lord - who brings the same maverick humour as we saw in The Lego Movie and Solo: A Star Wars Story.

Miles enlists the help of Spider-Men and Spider-Women from the other dimensions to try and defeat the fearsome Kingpin (voiced by Liev Schreiber) as he threatens to force open a rift in the multi-verse using unreliable technology.

It’s a straight-forward enough story to keep younger viewers entertained as well as numerous high-fuelled action sequences to keep older viewers engaged. The presentation of New York as a hotspot for superhero action will be familiar to those who have ever watched a MCU film. The visuals add another layer, with the unmistakable Ben-Day dots firmly rooting our characters in the comic books from which they originated.

Also, keep your eyes peeled for the first Stan Lee cameo since he passed away. It’s a touching tribute and one of the more affecting moments in a film that’s unafraid to revel in its self-awareness.

Discover New Music (with ReverbNation) | Bohemian Rhapsody

6th November 2018 | Films

Discover New Music (with ReverbNation) | Bohemian Rhapsody

ReverbNation Discover is the place to discover fresh new artists, as well as to gain music industry insight and expertise on how to fulfil your music career ambitions – with help from ReverbNation’s platform for new artists and it’s expert insight into all different aspects of the music industry.

As well as the ReverbNation Discover show, every-other Friday W!ZARD Radio Station is home to the spin-off show, 'Discover New Music (with ReverbNation)' where Daisy Maskell chats about the freshest new artists and hot topics.

This week, Daisy discusses the smash hit new film Bohemian Rhapsody and it's massive cross-generational popularity.

Listen to the full clip below.

Broadcasted exclusively worldwide on W!ZARD Radio Station.

Bohemian Rhapsody

Daisy Maskell discusses the smash hit new film Bohemian Rhapsody and it's massive cross-generational popularity. (4 minutes)

Interview with Julius Avery & Wyatt Russell (Overlord Film)

5th November 2018 | Films

Interview with Julius Avery & Wyatt Russell (Overlord Film)

Overlord is one of the scariest films in cinema this Winter.

On the eve of D-Day, American paratroopers are dropped behind enemy lines to carry out a mission crucial to the invasion's success. But as they approach their target, they begin to realize there is more going on in the Nazi-occupied village than a simple military operation. They find themselves fighting against supernatural forces, part of a Nazi experiment.

Produced by J.J. Abrams – director of Cloverfield, Star Trek, Star Wars: The Force Awakens and more – for audiences old enough to see the film (it’s rated 18 in the UK) it will definitely give you nightmares!

James Gilmore interviewed film star Wyatt Russell and director Julius Avery about Overlord and how scary it actually was whilst filming!