Jul
11
2017
13

So, expect a Spider-Man trilogy.

$117 million in the first weekend, which is at the higher end of what the studio was really expecting (Sony said $100 million, but that was a fairly obvious low-ball ploy).  Considering how rave the reviews were, Spider-Man: Homecoming probably has legs. I have no idea whether it’s going to pass Wonder Woman or not, but it’s definitely possible that it will.  Not that it’s a race; there’s plenty of room at the table, to thoroughly mix the metaphors.

It’s funny: I’ve heard people complain about how sparse the movie landscape was, this year.  Despite those two movies, and Dunkirk in a bit, and everybody said Logan was awesome and I believe them (I still won’t watch it unless I’m in a sad mood anyway)… anyway, I’ve been happy with the movies available this summer. I’m not sure what the fuss is.

Moe Lane

Jul
07
2017
6

My spoiler-free review of Spider-Man: Homecoming.

Short version: …why are you still reading this?  You can probably still find a 10 PM showing somewhere.  Go on, stop reading this, find your car keys and go see it.  GO!

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Jul
05
2017
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The first four minutes of Spider-Man Homecoming.

It’s cool: they put it up on Playstation Network and I’m pretty sure that the folks at Sony really want to make sure that everybody understands that Spider-Man Homecoming is coming out on Friday and it’s so absolutely part of the MCU and not like the way Deadpool kind of hinted that it was, either.  If you were on the fence on this movie – I wasn’t – this footage might help convince you to go see it.  Tom Holland simply is Peter Parker. I can’t wait for Friday.

 

Jun
30
2017
1

Hollywood actor hires another black dude to play him at Hollywood premiere…

…and guess what happened?

Hannibal Buress portrays Coach Wilson in Spider-Man: Homecoming, and he apparently wanted to skip the premiere so he hired an imposter instead. I’d like to say it was a look-alike, but that was definitely not the case here because the guy looked nothing like the comedian…

For the most part, it seems that nobody noticed, which is strange because [hired impersonator Joe] Carroll looks nothing at all like Hannibal Buress except for the fact that they are both black and have shaved heads.

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Jun
29
2017
4

Quote of the Day, You Can Maybe Relax About Spider-Man: Homecoming edition.

Currently at 92% on Rotten Tomatoes (read here for Wired’s declaration of kanly against Rotten Tomatoes, largely for its ability to generate phrases like that).  Anyway, the reviews are starting to come in, and this line is particularly good:

Marvel movies succeed because they’re not just superhero movies. Captain America: The Winter Soldier was a ’70s conspiracy thriller; Guardians of the Galaxy a space opera. Enter Spider-Man: Homecoming, a frothy and witty John Hughes high school comedy that just happens to feature a superhero or two.

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Jun
13
2017
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So, *will* there be a Spider-Man (Homecoming) 3?

It’s an interesting question: apparently Tom Holland is under the impression that there’s going to be a trilogy of standalone Spider-Man movies.  Certainly there’s going to be a sequel to Spider-Man: Homecoming, because that’s already been agreed to. And Spider-man will be in Avengers: Infinity War, because that’s already been agreed to, too. But Holland was specifically talking about a third Spider-Man standalone, which has not been agreed to. As we all know by now, Spidey’s in the MCU as the result of some extremely intricate negotiations between two media conglomerates who both had something to gain by working together (Disney got to put Spider-Man in a flick, Sony got the same with regard to Iron Man, and probably some other MCU earners).  As that article notes, if they want to continue this, there’s got to be a new deal.

I suspect that there will be a new deal, actually. But that’s only if Spider-Man: Homecoming is a blockbuster. If it is, then sharing the toys is in everybody’s long-term business interests. Sony makes money off of Marvel intellectual properties in a way that doesn’t make them feel like they’re making the universe slightly worse, Disney gets access to Spider-Man merchandising revenue streams without having to be even a little bit illegal, oh, yeah, the fans get to see Spidey and Cap and Thor hang out, and everybody is happy.

If Spider-Man: Homecoming doesn’t tank. If it does, well, that’s why they call it an experiment. Just business, boychik.

May
24
2017
2

The new Spider-Man: Homecoming trailer.

Apparently expecting Tony Stark to just create a super-suit and not trick it out with, well, everything is an absurdity.  There’s no way Peter can hope to keep that thing permanently. And yeah, I know that there’s a clip from an earlier trailer showing that it was taken away from him at one point. He’ll still get it back for the finale, because that’s how it happens in the movies.

Also: this movie is still looking very promising.

May
21
2017
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So, hey, some of the new Spider-Man: Homecoming musical score.

You might find it of interest.

…Amazing, isn’t it?  To be pandered to, I mean. And competently, too.

Mar
28
2017
2

I am *not* putting up the new Spider-Man: Homecoming trailer.

It is FAR too spoiler-y for anybody who hates spoilers in trailers.  I personally don’t, actually: and I generally don’t, unless it involves Star Wars somehow.  But if you’re trying to avoid finding out what Spider-Man: Homecoming’s entire plot is then don’t watch the latest trailer.

Seriously.

Moe Lane

PS: The announcement of the teaser trailer preceding the trailer for the show “It” dropped.  I’m not putting that one up because this sh*t is getting ridiculous.

Dec
09
2016
5

OK, they FINALLY got the Spider-Man trailer up.

Spider-Man: Homecoming looks… good.  I’ve been burned before on this sort of thing, but it looks like it’s going to be about Peter proving that he’s not a kid. Which is going to be a nice change from the usual origin story.

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