Spider-Man: Homecoming: The Road to Endgame

Spider-Man: Homecoming is the best incarnation of Spider-Man on the big screen as the web-slinger joins the Marvel Cinematic Universe in his first big screen adventure. Following his brief appearance in Captain America: Civil War, Peter Parker/Spider-Man (Tom Holland) returns to the big screen for a new adventure.  For years, there was talk of Larry David playing the Vulture if Sam Raimi had been allowed to make a fourth Spider-Man movie.  I don’t know how…

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Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse hits Home Video

Fans are now able to bring home the Oscar-winning animated feature Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD. Bonus Materials Include: We Are Spider-Man: Exploring and celebrating one of the key themes of the film, We Are Spider-Man takes a deep dive into the diversity of the characters and aspirational core that any person from any gender or cultural background can wear the mask. Spider-Verse: A New Dimension: With a stunning visual style and state of…

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The Walt Disney Company Will Own The 2019 Box Office

Films under the Disney umbrella earned over $3 billion at the box office in 2018 but the company is looking to exceed expectations in 2019. When one looked at the 2018 calendar, Disney films accounted for at least one film every month.  As pointed out by The Big Picture, Disney CEO Bob Iger tightened things down to the point that the studio releases about a dozen films a year or less.  The Mouse didn’t release…

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Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse features many surprises and prevents the superhero genre from going stale by injecting a fresh bite. This is one of the biggest films of the year in which I suggest going in completely cold.  It means not reading reviews or watching trailers until after seeing the film.  I say this because we’re not without the typical surprises.  However, some of this comes by way of the voice roles not provided in…

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Stand-alone Venom doesn’t work

Venom has long been considered to be a villain in Spider-Man canon and this is why Venom doesn’t quite work as a stand-alone film. There are various aspects of the film that stay true to the comics.  There are other aspects where the film does its own thing.  True to fashion, Eddie Brock (Tom Hardy) was run out of the Daily Globe in New York.  There’s no reference in the film to Peter Parker or Spider-Man…

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Wizard World: Marvel at 78 panel was entertaining

On Sunday afternoon at Wizard World, a crowd gathered in Room 3 for The Marvel Saga.  The panel was hosted by Danny Fingeroth, Jim Salicrup, and Mikey Babinski.  Dean Haspiel was supposed to be on the panel but following the previous panel on the most neurotic superhero, he decided to go back to his booth on the floor. The presentation was titled Marvel at 78: From The Golden Age to Spiderman: Homecoming.  It was pretty…

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Spider-Man: Homecoming is The Best Spider-Man Yet

Spider-Man: Homecoming is the best incarnation of Spider-Man on the big screen as the web-slinger joins the Marvel Cinematic Universe in his first big screen adventure. Following his brief appearance in Captain America: Civil War, Peter Parker/Spider-Man (Tom Holland) returns to the big screen for a new adventure.  For years, there was talk of Larry David playing the Vulture if Sam Raimi had been allowed to make a fourth Spider-Man movie.  I don’t know how…

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Summer Box Office: Is Tentpole Fatigue in Play?

Memorial Day used to mark the kick-off of the summer movie box office season but that changed the minute that Sony dated Spider-Man for release at the start of May 2002. Many films released this past month have opened below studio expectations.  Are audiences tired of these tentpoles or are movies thought to be critic-proof no longer critic-proof?  Before I started writing reviews regularly, I would turn to the likes of Roger Ebert for my…

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Superheroes Decoded: The Origin Story

The History Channel will air the two part-documentary, Superheroes Decoded, on Sunday, April 30 and Monday, May 1 at 9PM ET/PT. Sunday night’s airing is labeled American Legends whereas Monday night’s second part will focus on American Rebels. The filmmakers were given access to creators at both DC and Marvel Comics, thus we are able to see how the rise of superheroes also show a parallel to America’s climb as a superpower. We are shown…

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C2E2: Stan Lee makes his Final Appearance

Stan Lee made what has been billed has his final appearance at C2E2 in Chicago. After appearing in panels on Saturday, posing for photos, and taking autographs with the fans, Lee had one more card up his sleeve. On Saturday, Lee participated in a joint panel with Frank Miller on the Mainstage and later did an interview on the Live Stage. In the closing hours of C2E2, Lee did a surprise signing at the Marvel…

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