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“How Spider-Man: Homecoming Should Have Ended” Delightfully Fixes the Movie’s Flaws

“You gave a teenager a weaponized super-suit. Am I the only one who thinks this is weird?” —Superman The folks over at How It Should Have Ended finally set their sites on this summer’s Spider-Man: Homecoming, a fun movie that I think we can agree also had its share of flaws. “After you guys submitted over 30 […]

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Things We Saw Today: A Fake “Antifa” Twitter Account Forgot to Disable Its Russian Geotag

Russia's Internet propaganda war on the U.S. is continuing apace.

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Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man Delights Hurricane Harvey Victims

The news has been really bad this week—no, even worse than usual—so let's take a minute to focus on the bright spots. Though flooding from Hurricane Harvey has driven tons of people from their homes, caused tragic deaths, and is still creating new problems even as the storm moves inland and subsides, people have also shown an outpouring of support, including a very familiar wall-crawler.

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Things We Saw Today: Willem Dafoe’s Original Green Goblin Mask Was Next-Level Nightmare Fuel

Willem Dafoe's original Green Goblin look was much more like a creepy Halloween mask.

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Why Does Spider-Man 2 Work So Much Better Than Amazing Spider-Man 2?

ScreenCrush shared this video to illustrate that small choices that make Sam Raimi's Spider-Man 2 feel like "a careful character study disguised as an action-packed blockbuster" and Marc Webb's Amazing Spider-Man 2 feel more like "a Sony executive's checklist."

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Spider-Man: Homecoming Doesn’t Pass the Bechdel Test. It Doesn’t Come Close.

I've been thinking about the fun to be had at Spider-Man: Homecoming, but also about how audiences who see it this weekend won't be seeing two female characters speak to one another.

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Review: Spider-Man: Homecoming Is Fun but Doesn’t Quite Stick the Landing

3.5 out of 5 tangled webs.

If you love Spider-Man or have a small child, oh boy, do I have good news for you. For the rest of us, Spider-Man: Homecoming can be light-hearted and enjoyable, but it probably won't knock your socks off.

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Not Even Zendaya Can Make the Original Spider-Man Theme Song Lyrics Sound Like Poetry

It takes a lot of talent to make those words sound as dramatic as Zendaya manages to do.

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5 of Spider-Man’s More Outlandish Abilities That Real Spiders Actually Use

Warning: This post is full of spiders.

Spider-Man: Homecoming finally hits theaters later this week, and it's bringing a wall-crawler to the big screen with more gadgets than he's ever had before. He does everything a spider can and way more, though that's already seemed like the case with some of his powers that push the boundaries of our suspension of disbelief. As it turns out, spiders may do more of what a Spider-Man can than you might have guessed.

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Things We Saw Today: Horror Master Stephen King Loves the Women of TNT’s Claws

Critically acclaimed horror author Stephen King is a huge fan of TNT's Claws, and so are we! Seriously, what other endorsements do you need? Go watch it now!

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Miles Morales in the MCU, Spider-Man’s Pre-Avengers Cameo, and More Spidey-Things We’ve Learned

We're learning a lot of new things about the Marvel Cinematic Universe/Sony Spider-Man as the final publicity push for the upcoming Spider-Man: Homecoming kicks in ahead of the movie's release late next week. Not only is Marvel planning to use Peter Parker to guide audiences through a human-level look at a changing MCU, but there may be room left open for big changes for Spider-Man himself in the future.

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This Is How the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s “Phase 4” Will Start

The tangled web Marvel weaves ...

We've still got almost a year to go before the Avengers kick off the fated battle with Thanos that's been building for the entire run of Marvel movies, but the Marvel braintrust has already hashed out how the connected universe's next "phase" will begin—a necessity with so many interconnected parts. Now, we know how phase 4 will kick off.

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Things We Saw Today: This Is Us Star Milana Vayntrub Tells Her Refugee Story

Milana Vayntrub, whom you might know from the hit show This Is Us, came to the United States from Russia when she was three.

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Tom Holland Reveals He’s Terrible at Keeping Identities Secret

Holland and Robert Downey Jr. went on Jimmy Kimmel Live recently to talk about Spider-Man: Homecoming, where Holland reveals he's "over the moon" about the film while Downey (who participates in this interview much like a doting father would) has not yet seen it.

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Here’s the Final Spider-Man Homecoming Trailer for Your Snarktastic Pleasure

Lots of things explode, Michael Keaton's Vulture wants to smash the system, and Peter Parker seems to have learned his snark at the school of Tony Stark.

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Things We Saw Today: Classic Spider-Man Theme Arrangement From Homecoming Composer Rules

Listen, bud.

With superheroes getting so many new on-screen iterations so quickly, there's a delicate balance between throwbacks and new directions that must be struck. Sam Raimi worked the oldschool Spider-Man theme into his first Spider-Man movie in a fun way, but this arrangement from the Spider-Man: Homecoming composer is awesome in its own, completely different way.

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Tom Hardy Just Made Me Care About a Venom Movie

Tom Hardy, who previously portrayed Bane in The Dark Knight Rises, is joining the Marvel Universe as a different supervillain with weird stuff on his face.

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Things We Saw Today: Spider-Man Tom Holland Performing Rihanna’s “Umbrella” Will Change Your Life

Holy mother of everything, what did I just witness?

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New Spider-Man: Homecoming Trailer Reveals How Iron Man Affects the Plot—and More of It

♫Spoiler-Man, Spoiler-Man♫ ...

We already knew Robert Downey Jr.'s Tony Stark/Iron Man would be a part of Spider-Man: Homecoming, but it was unclear if he'd play more of a cameo role or a larger part of the plot. Today's brand new trailer answers that and reveals what feels like some significant plot detail in the process.

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Spider-Man: Homecoming Media Blitz Begins With Vulture Info, Images, Teaser, Posters, & Incoming Trailer

But I want pictures of Spider-Man!

We're just over three months away from Sony's second attempt to breathe new life into the Spider-Man franchise they're never, ever going to let go of, and it looks like the marketing machine is about to kick into full gear. Over the last few days, we've gotten posters, images, and a tease from Tom Holland himself for another official trailer.

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