Spider-Man: Homecoming is the first full length super-hero movie collaboration between Disney’s Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures. And, I have to say, they did an outstanding job! In this newest iteration of Spider-Man Peter Parker, who is a 15-year-old kid, is trying to figure out what it means to be a super-hero as well as a normal teenager. This movie is very much a high school drama/coming of age type of movie. It shows real struggles that teenagers face as they go through high school, as well as portraying how a teenage superhero may deal with those struggles.
Starting off, I have to say that this movie is a lot of fun. It has a familiarity that ties it perfectly into the existing Marvel Cinematic Universe, yet still manages to feel different. The young-adult aspect is something that is central in all the early versions of the Spider-Man comics, yet, until now, has not been accurately portrayed on the big screen. Continue reading “A Superior, Amazing, Spectacular ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ Review – Non Spoiler”
A new trailer for the much anticipated Spider-Man: Homecoming arrived this morning and it gives audiences a closer look at the newest version of our friendly neighborhood Spider-Man. It also confirms that Iron Man/Tony Stark is probably going to have a much bigger role than people originally guessed. Check out the trailer below!
In this newest trailer we are not only getting a better look at the web-head and Stark, but also of Michael Keaton‘s Vulture/Adrian Tooms. Continue reading “Sony Releases 2nd ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ Trailer”
It’s been a while since we heard anything coming out of Sony/Disney about the upcoming Spider-Man: Homecoming. However, the silence has been broken. Yesterday, via the official Spider-Man: Homecoming twitter account, two new posters were released of the webslinger, and this morning we got one more.
The first photo shows Spider-Man lying next to the East River with the very well-known Avengers Tower in the background with the caption, “Homework can wait. The city can’t.” The second shows the web-head attached to the side of the same tower, and the third a little of the same, however Spidey attached to a sign for the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway with a caption that reads, “Quickest way to get home.” Check out all three posters below!
Continue reading “We got 3 new ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ Posters!”
Well, here is a bit of news a little more serious than what I normally write about. However, it’s interesting to see how this situation could completely change the way we, as movie fans, see newly released films.
In a report put out by Variety six of the seven biggest Hollywood studios are making a push to offer movies in homes on digital download only weeks after a movie is released into theaters.
Nothing is set in stone yet, but apparently when discussions first started it looked like the studios would make their digital downloads available 17 days after the film debuted in theaters for the low, low price of $50. However, some studios, particularly Fox and Universal, feel that $50 is too high of a price to ask consumers to pay for a digital rental. Therefore, they are trying to convince other studios to make movies available between 30 to 45 days after the theater launch and only charge $30 as the rental price.
The one studio not interested in these talks is Disney – due to not wanting to shorten the time window that a particular movie can stay in theaters. This is no surprise that Disney has zero interest in this deal due to owning the rights to Marvel, Star Wars, and all their animated movies. These properties tend to have runs in the theaters longer than any other property put out by any other studio. A deal like this could actually hurt profits for Disney. Continue reading “Studios Might Offer New Releases For Digital Download”
Everyone’s favorite web slinger is back after getting our first taste of the wall-crawler in Captain America: Civil War. Here it is, our first real good look at the new stand alone Spider-Man movie.
Spider-Man Homecoming stars Tom Holland as the iconic web-head as well as Marisa Tomei as Aunt May, Zendaya as Peter’s high school crush Liz, and Michael Keaton as The Vulture. Also, making a guest appearance is Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark.
The film is directed by Jon Watts who’s best known work to date is 2015’s Cop Car. Watts has stated in many interviews that in this new Spider-Man movie he would be going for a “John Hughes” feel. For those who don’t know what that means check out Hughes’ best work in Ferris Bueller’s Day off and The Breakfast Club.
After watching this trailer I can deffinetly feel the John Hughes vibes coming through. However, it still feels like a Spider-Man movie. And that is enough to get me excited.
This trailer not only gives us a first look at Sony’s new Spider-Man film, but it also lays to rest all of the rumors and speculation round who Zendaya would be playing.
Back in August there were many sites claiming that she would be the iconic Peter Parker love interest Marry Jane. Due to Zendaya not being a natural redhead, this brought up lots of controversy. You can see my post on the matter here.
After watching the trailer we do get a really quick look at Zendaya’s character as she calls out Peter for being creepy. We still do not have a name for the character, however, it should be a safe assumption that she will not be the girl-next-door Marry Jane.
Spider-Man: Homecoming is still set for a release date of July 7th, 2017. After seeing this trailer, I can not wait.
It looks like after months of speculating we now know that Mary Jane Watson will be making an appearance in next summer’s Spider-Man: Homecoming. Not only that, but it looks like we know who is playing the iconic spidey love interest.
According to a report released by TheWrap, Disney Channel star Zendaya, who stared in “Shake It Up!” and “K.C. Undercover,” is playing the Peter Parker love interest, Mary Jane Watson.
Some may remember that she had already been cast in a role back in march, but we were told that she was going to be playing a character named Michelle. However, according the article, this is no longer the case – meaning that Zendaya’s casting as Michelle was a pseudonym in order to keep secrecy surrounding the project.
It should be pointed out that neither Sony, Marvel Studios, nor Disney have confirmed these reports thus far – meaning this is still considered speculation. According to the article put out by TheWrap, the information about Zendaya’s casting came from “two individuals with knowledge of the project….” Continue reading “We may have our Mary Jane Watson in upcoming ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’”
Hold on to your hats folks, this question is a doozy.
This question comes in from Bryan Wolfie (great name by the way), and Bryan writes in via email:
With Fox, and recently Universal, getting rid of Movie Allocations which studio do you think is next to give it up and how do you see it changing the movie viewing industry?
First off I have to say, great question! Also, full disclosure, I had to do a bit of research in order to catch up on all of the details pertaining to this event as it is still ongoing. So at the end of the answer I will provide links to where I got my information should you, or any of you readers, care to look into the matter more.
Also, unless I am mistaken, what you mean by “Movie Allocations” is called a clearance agreement; which I will get to in a bit. And Allocated Zones, are areas in which there is direct competition between theater chains.
To the readers; if you know what clearances are you may want to skip ahead to the bottom a bit, because I’m about to get long and winded and explain a lot before getting to the meat and potatoes of the question. Continue reading “Q&A: Theater Allocations and Clearances”
But wait! Didn’t Fox take the announced Fantastic 4 sequel off their schedule?
Yes they did. But that doesn’t seem to have stopped the creative teams at Fox from trying to make a sequel to the 2015 abysmal box office bomb, Fantastic Four.
Writer-Producer, Simon Kinberg, who wrote the screenplay for the 2015 Fantastic Four, spoke with Den of Geek about several matters surrounding the franchise.
Kinberg is done defending the 2015 movie and admits:
“We didn’t make a good movie,” Kinberg said, “and the world voted, and I think they probably voted correctly. And you can’t make a good movie every time out – not everybody does. We actually have a pretty good batting average all things considered. But I think we bade many mistakes when we made that movie – mistakes that we learned from and we wouldn’t repeat.”
Continue reading “Fantastic 4 Sequel to be “Brighter””
Its been rumored for a while that we would be getting characters form the Marvel Cinematic Universe in Sony’s new Spider-Man film. When hearing this I, and many others, assumed that it would be a small cameo from someone like Jeremy Renner‘s Hawkeye or Scarlett Johansson‘s Black Widow. If reports are to be believed I, and many others, are very wrong.
According to Variety Robert Downey Jr. will be appearing as Tony Stark in Sony’s Spider-Man: Homecoming. However at this time it is not known just how big Downey’s role will be. Continue reading “Tony Stark Will Appear in Sony’s ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’”
Guys! It looks as if there is actually going to be a live action Pokémon movie. Yes there have been fan-made trailers for one I the past, and yes there have been rumors floating around the internet for several years about this very subject. But those were based on fictions reports, and speculator rumors. This, however, is the real deal!
According to The Hollywood Reporter there is currently there is a bidding war going on for the rights to make a live action Pokémon movie and currently it looks like Legendary Pictures may walk away with it as their new franchise. Other companies such as Sony and Warner Bros. are competing for the rights as well, however at this time it does not look promising for them. Continue reading “A ‘Pokémon’ Live Action Movie Is Coming!”