On-Air Film Review: The Web of ‘Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse’

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CHICAGO – Patrick McDonald of HollywoodChicago.com appears on “The Morning Mess” with Dan Baker on WBGR-FM (Monroe, Wisconsin) on June 1st, reviewing “Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse,” another animated adventure for the web slinger in the multi-verse. In theaters on June 2nd.

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The premise again is that there are that there are many Spider-Heroes, across multiple universes. We are back with Miles Morales (voice of Shameik Moore), who has settled into the spider role in his universe. He has a new nemesis, The Spot (Jason Schwatzman) a faceless humanoid whose spotted body can form real holes. Complications arise as The Spot gains more power, which has another universe’s Spider-Woman Gwen (Hailee Steinfeld) visiting Miles again, renewing some feelings they had as a couple. When The Spot escapes into the multiverse, Miles follows close behind, ending up in several surreal places with several different Spider-Heroes, including his multi-universe mentor Peter Parker (Jake Johnson).

”Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse” is in theaters on June 2nd. Featuring the voices of Shameik Moore, Hailee Steinfeld, Oscar Isaac, Jake Johnson, Jason Schwartzman and Rachel Dratch. Written by Dave Callahan, Phil Lord and Christopher Miller. Directed by Joaquim Dos Santos, Kemp Powers and Justin K. Thompson. Rated “PG

”About My Father” is in theaters on May 26th. Featuring Sebastian Maniscalco, Robert De Niro, Kim Cattrall, Anders Holm, Leslie Bibb, David Rasche and Brett Dier. Written by Sebastian Maniscalco and Austen Earl. Directed by Laura Terruso. Rated “PG-13”

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Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse
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