After years of waiting, Spider-Man is now firmly a key figure in the Marvel Cinematic Universe -- and it looks like things are going to stay that way for at least the next few years. Not only did the character have a very significant part in Avengers: Infinity War, but we also know that he'll have a role to play in Avengers: Endgame. And, the character's part of the action in that superhero team up sequel will lead right into the Web-Slinger's solo sequel for Marvel and Sony -- a project that's been officially titled Spider-Man: Far From Home. So, what can we expect from this sequel? When will it be released? Which characters will return? What will it be about? We've built this feature with the exact purpose of answering those questions, so read on to learn what we know so far about the sequel to Spider-Man: Homecoming! SPOILER WARNING: The following article contains spoilers for Spider-Man: Homecoming and Avengers: Infinity War. If you have not yet seen the films, and … [Read more...] about Spider-Man: Far From Home, What We Know About The Homecoming Sequel
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[This story contains spoilers for the first season finale of Hulu's Castle Rock.] If the best place to finish a book is where it started, then the best place to start dissecting Hulu's Castle Rock is where it finished: a post-credits sequence that winks heavily toward the series' future direction. Following the main action of the first season finale, "Romans," in which Henry Deaver (André Holland) and the Kid (Bill Skarsgård) — who may or may not be the Henry Deaver of an alternate universe — are left locked in an existential battle of wills, viewers find themselves staring down a post-credits scene with Diane "Jackie" Torrance (Jane Levy) right at the forefront. Jackie, an aspiring writer, reads an excerpt from her new horror novel, before stating that she's headed out west for further inspiration, digging deeper into her own family history. Earlier in the season, Jackie revealed that her uncle is none other than Jack Torrance, the central figure from Stephen … [Read more...] about ‘Castle Rock’ Creators on What That ‘Shining’ Finale Twist Means for Season 2
IT looks like Emmerdale killer Lachlan White has claimed another life in the ITV soap in the shape of poor innocent Sam Dingle. But has Lachlan really killed his girlfriend’s brother? And what will Belle Dingle say about it? Is Sam Dingle dead in Emmerdale? It was a case of being in the wrong place at the wrong time for Sam Dingle when he caught twisted teen Lachlan White trying to hide the body of Fake Uncle Terry, who we now know was really called Paul Tozer, in the boot of his murder mobile. And in Soap Land there’s only one thing you can do when someone catches you trying to hide a murder victim – kill them too. Lachlan, played by Thomas Atkinson, was trying to move Paul Tozer – who he murdered after he discovered the truth about him murdering Gerry Roberts and his mum Chrissie and granddad Lachlan – after police started searching the woods after finding a blood covered rag. And it looks like he may very well have been Lachlan's latest victim.... Has … [Read more...] about Is Sam Dingle dead in Emmerdale, did Lachlan White kill him and what has Belle Dingle said?
On Aug. 20, 1993, Hard Target, premiered in U.S. theaters. The film — based loosely on Richard Connell's 1924 short story The Most Dangerous Game and set in New Orleans — stars Jean-Claude Van Damme as Chance Boudreax, a merchant seaman hired by a woman searching for her father, a homeless veteran who, it turns out, has been literally hunted down and killed. The villain, Emile Fouchon — played by a perpetually glistening, characteristically intense Lance Henriksen — makes his living arranging recreational manhunts for wealthy sportsmen in world cities of note. It's fun. The anniversary could have probably passed unremarked, but for the fact that the film was legendary action director John Woo's first in the U.S., and the first Hollywood studio film to ever be helmed by an Asian filmmaker. Woo, then 47, was already an icon in Hong Kong, where his gangster epics A Better Tomorrow, Bullet in the Head and The Killer were massively influential. He caught the … [Read more...] about ‘Hard Target’ at 25: John Woo on Fighting for Respect in Hollywood
Some thrillers scare us, really effective ones upset us. While the craft of “The Purge: Election Year” is amateurish, the film is almost eerily well timed. The third entry in writer/director James DeMonaco’s surprise hit franchise about violent social collapse plays like documentation of a world going berserk. There’s a sense that presenting a bloody political slasher movie immediately following the horrors of Orlando and Istanbul is irresponsible. I think it delivers a wake-up call that those tragedies deserve. Its hysterical, slash-and-burn tone is vulgar, but we are not living in bland times. The premise is that some years previous, the government, commanded by the New Founding Fathers of America, decided to revoke law enforcement one night a year. The Purge lets citizens blow off steam in a dystopian orgy of destruction. Not only does this reduce the population enrolled in costly assistance programs, it’s a cash cow to be milked again and again. … [Read more...] about This bloody campaign season has nothing on ‘The Purge: Election Year’