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Movies that tackle religion tend to fall on one of two camps. We either are graced with films such as Martin Scorsese‘s under-seen (and undervalued) “Silence” or forced to slog through more politicized fare such as “The Shack.” Not only a tricky subject to navigate (and better to avoid) at family get together’s, it’s also a topic that unless made by the hands of a fine craftsman, won’t get the delicate film treatment it deserves. Continue reading ‘Pilgrimage’ Is A ‘John Wick-Style, Rising-Death-Toll Action Flick During The Crusades [Review] at The Playlist.
Elsewhere, supernatural horror film ‘Wish Upon’ could have trouble scaring up much business, while ‘The Big Sick’ expands nationwide after an impressive limited run at the specialty box office. read more Source: Hollywood Reporter Box Office
Sony and Marvel Studios’ reboot swings to the third-best opening of the year so far behind ‘Beauty and the Beast’ and ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.’ read more Source: Hollywood Reporter Box Office
The reboot is on course to score the third-best domestic opening of the year to date; overseas, ‘Despicable Me 3’ posts the biggest opening day of all time for an animated film. read more Source: Hollywood Reporter Box Office
Created by Stan Lee & Steve Ditko, Spider-Man first appeared in 1962’s Amazing Fantasy #15, an anthology series published by Marvel Comics. The character’s origin story goes something like this: Midtown High’s only professional wallflower, Peter Parker, becomes a web-slinging “wall-crawler” when he is bitten by a radioactive spider and acquires the proportionate strength and agility of an arachnid. 55 years later, Spider-Man has become one of the most popular superheroes ever, inspiring countless comics, cartoons, video games, and not one but two film franchises: Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man trilogy (2002-2007) and Marc Webb’s The Amazing Spider-Man series (2012-2014). Those movies, produced and distributed by Sony, have their moments, but ultimately fail to deliver a definitive take on the character. Enter the appropriately titled Spider-Man: Homecoming, a new film co-produced by Marvel Studios proving third time’s the charm. After making his spectacular debut in 2016’s Captain America: Civil War, Spider-Man (Tom Holland) joins the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) in its sixteenth entry. …
Why did Marvel Studios want to work with Sony to bring Spider-Man to the big screen (again)? Because imagine a DC Films Universe without Superman or Batman. Spider-Man is Marvel’s flagship character and to someone like Kevin Feige, having the webslinger in the universe was better than not having him in there at all (plus it sure doesn’t hurt movies like ‘Civil War’ and ‘Infinity War’ to have the character swinging into the collective action). Continue reading Ranking The Best ‘Spider-Man’ Movie Characters at The Playlist.
“Spider-Man: Homecoming” arrives in cinemas this week, with the newest recruit to the Marvel family guided under the watchful eye of Tony Stark. However, before filming began, it wasn’t clear if Robert Downey Jr. — who is keeping an eye on Marvel’s exit door — would be returning. So, as always, there was a backup plan. Director Jon Watts reveals to io9 that “mood reels” were created featuring Samuel L. Continue reading ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ Opening Scene Swings Online & More at The Playlist.