‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ teaser brings back the web wings

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The first Spider-Man: Homecoming trailer is still a day away, but you may commence your freakout now. The wily young web slinger is back, and thanks to a certain Stark, he’s been upgraded.

“This is the coolest thing I’ve ever seen!” cries Peter Parker, played by Tom Holland in this teaser for the upcoming Spider-Man trailer. Peter gets a visit from Happy Hogan (Jon Favreau), Tony Stark’s perennial ally, pointing Peter to a case that contains his sweet new suit.

Spider-Man co-creator Steve Ditko originally drew the web wings on Spider-Man, but they haven’t been seen in a movie adaptation to date. 2012’s The Amazing Spider-Man revived Peter Parker’s homemade webbing, as opposed to the mutation experienced by Tobey Maguire’s Spider-Man from 2002 to 2007. Read more…

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This week’s ‘Walking Dead’ was ripped straight from the comics, and it was glorious

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This post contains spoilers for The Walking Dead Season 7, episode 7, titled “Sing Me a Song.” If you missed the episode or need a refresher, check out our recap.

Okay, so I think a lot of us can admit it now – Negan is the damn worst.

Sure, he’s handsome. And yes, he’s charismatic. But he sucks, and now we all know just how much. The intimidation of his “wives,” the bullying banter, the gas-lighting after people get upset over the bullying – it’s all freaking terrible. 

Whether you see that or not, the producers of the show are trying to make us have that conversation. They’re trying to make him likable, while also framing him as evil incarnate. Is Negan charming, or is he the most sadistic person ever?  Read more…

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Massively hyped video games: Expectations vs. reality

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We all know the video game hype cycle: a game is announced, a fancy trailer drops, we pick apart every second of every video released in its marketing, then, finally, the game is released.

You download it, start to play and very suddenly realize that this game isn’t what you quite expected it would be.

This cycle is nothing new; disappointment and the sharp sting of reality are feelings as old as time.

 Take a look at some of the expectations we’ve had for recent popular games compared to the stark reality of what they actually were. Read more…

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‘Days of Future Past’ changed X-Men history from comic to film

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Comic book movies have become so frequent that by now we mostly accept that they’re moving beyond origin stories (with the sadly notable exception of Amazing Spider-Man) to tackle the plot lines of specific issues within various comic book series.

X-Men: Days of Future Past is based on two 1981 issues of the Uncanny X-Men series. Our CineFix series, What’s the Difference, explores how the comic book (and the weighty X-Men lore that comes with it) was neatly streamlined into a motion picture.

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