‘Spider-Man Homecoming’ Isn’t Another Big, Generic Superhero Movie

Spider-Man: Homecoming is the latest standalone superhero film to tackle great power and great responsibility without actually having to mention those famous words. This is Marvel Studios and Sony’s first full-length collaboration on a superhero film, making Homecoming a risky experiment that was clearly worth taking.

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The Ghostbusters Episode

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It’s time for a brand new podcast episode of Now Conspiring, and all sorts of things happened. We reviewed Ghostbusters, obviously, but we also found time to chat about some of the big movie news of the week.

Wondering what the deal is with those new Power Rangers posters? Confounded at the popularity of the gentleman’s smartphone game, Pokémon GO? Well, it’s time to conspire by listening to our conspiring.

QUESTION OF THE WEEK (and you’re required to answer this): If you could choose ONE film franchise to never be rebooted (or rebooted again), which would you choose?

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Review: The ‘Ghostbusters’ Reboot Suffers Most From Forced Nostalgia

2015 was a banner year for the “requel,” in that it boasted several largely successful sequel/remakes ranging from Mad Max and Jurassic World all the way to a new Star Wars. Yet this year’s Ghostbusters is more akin to Rise of the Planet of the Apes, in that it reboots the lore of the previous films entirely by placing

Which is Better? Spider-Man vs. The Amazing Spider-Man

It’s a battle of the webheads, as Jon Negroni explores the lows and highs of both Spider-Man franchises in order to find out which is truly “better.”

Why The Ruler Of My Childhood Just Got Kicked Off The New ‘Popeye’ Movie

If you’ve never heard of Genndy Tartakovsky, then you’ve at least loved his work. The animation director is an under-the-radar legend in the business, despite never acquiring the acclaim he truly deserves. Some of his early work included Batman: The Animated Series, but the man is better known for creating Dexter’s Laboratory, Powerpuff Girls,

5 Compelling Reasons Why We Need Tobey Maguire To Return As Spider-Man

No, seriously. It makes perfect sense.

Everything We Know About Marvel’s ‘Spider-Man’ Movie, Including Who’s In It.

From Moviepilot:  According to Marvel, the deal is that they get to have Spider-Man for one movie first (most sources say it will be Civil War), and then Sony will continue the franchise with their standalone movie in 2017 (see above). They’ll control the financing and distribution of all future Spider-Man films from then on.  But