The best film scenes of 2017

Ryan Gosling slugging it out with Harrison Ford in a ballroom of holograms. Saoirse Ronan defiantly rolling out of a moving vehicle. Soldiers sitting like ducks on a beach as a German fighter plane dives menacingly out of the sky. All of the above moments—and a couple dozen more besides—would have made fine additions…

Spider-Man: Homecoming’s Jon Watts might stick around for the sequel

Sam Raimi directed three Spider-Man movies and Marc Webb directed two Spider-Man movies, so it’s a bit of a tradition to let the guy who made one Spider-Man movie do at least one other Spider-Man movie—even if the first one wasn’t that great. Now, having helped revitalize the Spider-brand with his refreshing …

Christopher Nolan and the apes go to war, plus 20 other movies coming this July

So many movies, so little time. Every week brings a new crop of them, opening in multiplexes and arthouse theaters across the nation, and arriving in increasingly high volumes on streaming platforms like Netflix. How’s a voracious moviegoer to keep up? That’s where The A.V. Club comes in. The first week of every…

The Spider-Man: Homecoming sequel will take place immediately after Infinity War

Rest easy, continuity crusaders: Marvel Studios knows exactly where the inevitable Spider-Man: Homecoming sequel fits into its overall narrative plan. This is per producer Amy Pascal, who recently told Fandom that the second MCU stand-alone Spider-Man movie will begin “minutes” after the upcoming Avengers movie, …

Chicago and Milwaukee, swing your way into Spider-Man: Homecoming, early and for free

There’s a lot riding on Peter Parker’s shoulders right now (as per usual). As played by Tom Holland, Peter’s about to face his biggest challenge yet: anchoring a brand new superhero franchise, in the form of the upcoming Spider-Man: Homecoming. Can Spidey beat Michael Keaton as the villainous Vulture? Will he earn…

Iron Man isn’t invited to the next Spider-Man movie, but a different Marvel hero will be

Robert Downey Jr.’s Tony Stark has been a huge part of the marketing for Spider-Man: Homecoming (especially on one particular poster), but he’s not going to become a regular part of the new Spider-Man movies. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Iron Man won’t appear in the Homecoming sequel, but Sony has worked out a…

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