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New Star Wars doc unravels the series’ funniest and most enduring mystery

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Most Star Wars fans are familiar with the famous A New Hope blooper where a random, nameless Stormtrooper doinked their head on a Death Star bulkhead. A true classic.

The identity of the clumsy Imperial soldier has been a mystery for as long as the movie has existed. And now, a new Jamie Stangroom documentary titled The Empire Strikes Door (omg), is poised to solve it.

This whole thing looks like a hoot, from the “Every generation has an idiot” tagline to the lineup of legitimate Star Wars celebrities who apparently lent their time to getting this thing made. I can’t wait to watch. It’ll be out Sept. 25 on Stangroom’s YouTube page. Read more…

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Full-length ‘Terminator: Dark Fate’ trailer: more Arnie, more plot, more callbacks

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On Aug. 29, 1997, Skynet became self-aware. On Aug. 30, 2019, a new trailer for Terminator: Dark Fate became available. And as in the teaser released in May, it would very much like to emphasise that the Rise Of The Machines/Genisys/Salvation timeline is as dead as… well, all of humanity in the future.

If you’d like to be surprised, look away now, because this trailer is packed with details designed to reassure you that this is the Terminator franchise, classic flavour. We get Mackenzie Davis’s I-come-from-the-future exposition explaining that Sarah Connor did not, in fact, avert Judgement Day; Linda Hamilton’s Connor smirking and wisecracking like the apocalypse-averting veteran she is (complete with a callback I’d rather have been surprised by); and some absolutely wild-looking fight scenes — including a moment where Gabriel Luna’s evil new-model nanomorph appears to split itself into two separate humanoids. Read more…

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‘Breaking Bad’ Netflix movie drops tense first trailer

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Where the hell is Jesse Pinkman?

That’s what cops want to know in the first teaser for the forthcoming Breaking Bad story, El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie.  And Skinny Pete isn’t saying a word.

“In the wake of his dramatic escape from captivity, Jesse must come to terms with his past in order to forge some kind of future,” a release from Netflix explains.

The thriller is written and directed by Vince Gilligan, the creator of Breaking Bad, and will star Aaron Paul. 

El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie hits Netflix Oct. 11 Read more…

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The first reactions for ‘IT Chapter Two’ are in and everyone’s obsessed with Bill Hader

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Get your therapist on speed dial, because IT Chapter Two is nearly here to retraumatise you with everything from a scary clown to how harrowing growing up is — and the first reactions are in as critics and fans stream out of the first screenings.

The overall mood is: IT Chapter One, but more. If you found yourself picking holes in the first movie, you’ll probably be frustrated again; if you loved the personal stakes and the characters, there’s that in spades here, with performances from the adult Losers to rival any “serious” drama; and the ending might make you cry.

And if it made you lose sleep, you can look forward to more of that too. Read more…

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‘Stranger Things’ Season 3 breaks viewership record, Netflix claims

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Did you watch Stranger Things 3 over Fourth of July weekend? If so, you’re not alone.

According to Netflix, the new season was such a popular viewing pick that it actually broke the service’s four-day record, with 40.7 million “household accounts” tuning in. And 18.2 million of those, or about 44 percent, have already completed all eight episodes.

.@Stranger_Things 3 is breaking Netflix records!

40.7 million household accounts have been watching the show since its July 4 global launch — more than any other film or series in its first four days. And 18.2 million have already finished the entire season.

— Netflix US (@netflix) July 8, 2019 Read more…

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‘Stranger Things’ fan theories explain why this character is totally still alive

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This post contains spoilers for Season 3 of Stranger Things

Our tears have not even dried yet after the devastating revelation that our beloved Sheriff Hopper died sacrificing himself in the Stranger Things Season 3 finale. 

But fans are already on the case with convincing theories about why he’s actually, probably, definitely still alive. The writers themselves even appear to have purposefully left that door open, with a conspicuous mention of an “American” prisoner at the Russian facility in the end credits scene.

But there are more subtle hints, too. And redditors are desperately scrounging for all of them to help us all remain in the denial phase of this grieving process. Read more…

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Lego’s ‘Stranger Things’ set can be literally flipped over to The Upside Down

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Stranger Things is returning soon, which means brands are rolling out things to throw your money at.

Such as Lego, which has launched a set featuring the Byers’ house, where the real world sits up top while The Upside Down lurks below.

The detail is great, as you’ll notice from the Christmas light communication system which resides at the back of the house. Yes, it even lights up.

The back of the Lego Stranger Things: The Upside Down set.

The back of the Lego Stranger Things: The Upside Down set.

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Will Byers’ bedroom is even faithfully replicated, where you’ll spot his boombox, bed, desk, desk lamp, drawings and movie posters all in place.  Read more…

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Miley Cyrus celebrates ‘Hannah Montana’ anniversary with cute throwback photo

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It’s been 13 years since the first episode of Hannah Montana landed on the Disney Channel, and Miley Cyrus has marked the occasion with a sweet Twitter tribute.

The 26-year-old pop icon shared a photograph of her younger self, with a caption noting the significant date for the beloved series. 

“It’s the 13th anniversary of the first HM episode to air,” she wrote. The pilot episode of Hannah Montana, titled “Lilly, Do You Want to Know a Secret?” premiered on March 24, 2006.

According to Billboard, the image shows Cyrus at the Nashville airport, ready to fly to Los Angeles to the Hannah Montana set. So, she did hop off the plane at LAX, but we see no cardigan. Read more…

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‘Final Destination’ star Devon Sawa boards flight on the film’s anniversary. Seriously.

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19 years ago, Devon Sawa avoided an ill-fated flight in the now-cult film Final Destination.

Almost two decades to the date, the actor tweeted on Sunday that he’d just boarded a plane with the flight number 317. On March 17. 3/17. Oh no. 

That’s right folks. The actor at the centre of Final Destination, a film released on March 16, 2000 and whose entire premise of cheating death hinges on a premonition about a plane, said he boarded a flight on the film’s anniversary which matched the flight number to the date.  Read more…

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Chris Pine and Jimmy Kimmel nerd out over their first ever concerts

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What was your first concert? Did one of your parents take you or did you go it alone?

Chris Pine’s a keen Metallica fan, but it wasn’t his first concertHollywood Chris and star of both Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman and I Am the Night, Pine had a delightful nerd-out with Jimmy Kimmel on Friday over music, from their first concerts to Pine’s teenage band in which he rapped Vanilla Ice (and still can).

While Kimmel’s first concert was Sammy Davis Jr. in Vegas, Pine’s first concert was Faith No More, with Kyuss and Babes in Toyland. And although it wasn’t his first concert, Kimmel went to Lionel Richie with his mother.  Read more…

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‘Outlaw King’ is a waste of a perfectly good Chris Pine

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There are a few reasons to recommend Outlaw King, David Mackenzie’s medieval movie starring Chris Pine as Robert the Bruce.

For one, it’s pretty. Like, really pretty. Mackenzie never misses an opportunity to showcase the pristine beauty of the Scottish countryside, with its rolling hills and soft mists. There’s one particular shot of a rainbow that nearly made me gasp. 

It’s also got plenty of fighting, if you’re into that sort of thing. The film rarely goes longer than 20 minutes without a battle scene, some more doomed or more epic or more violent than others, but all convincingly choreographed to look difficult and exhausting and flat-out brutal. Do you wish Game of Thrones had way less talking and way more action? Outlaw King might be for you. Read more…

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This is what critics are saying about the ‘Suspiria’ remake

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Luca Guadagnino has come a long way from Call Me By Your Name. His newest project, a remake of 1977’s witch-horror movie Suspiria, recently premiered at the Venice Film Festival to…somewhat mixed reviews. 

Reviewers say that while the movie is stylish and Guadagnino’s directorial eye is strong, the thematic additions he layered onto the original’s more straightforward horror plot worked for some people and turned others off. 

Here’s what other reviewers had to say about Suspiria.

It’s not scary, but the spooky tone is well done

Owen Gleiberman, Variety: Read more…

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‘Sharp Objects’ revealed the Wind Gap killer…and the other one, too

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This article contains spoilers for the finale of HBO’s Sharp Objects.

By the time audiences got to the finale of Sharp Objects it was pretty clear that the central mystery of the show wasn’t exactly the point. Yes, the murders of Natalie Keene and Ann Nash were the reason Camille returned home to Wind Gap and incremental advancements in the case pushed the plot along, but the story was always more about Camille Preaker, her trauma, and the tragedies that have left physical and emotional scars on her entire person. 

However, in a shocking twist that only unfurls in the last few moments of the series, Camille learns that the murders and her family’s painful legacy are in fact the same issue — both her mother and her sister are killers, with Adora killing Camille’s sister Marion and Amma being responsible for the murders of Natalie and Ann. Read more…

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Kevin Spacey’s ‘Billionaire Boys Club’ opened to $126 — and no, that isn’t a typo

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Yes, you read that rightBillionaire Boys Club, starring Kevin Spacey, made just $126 at the box office during its opening weekend. 

The film opened Friday in only 10 theaters in the U.S. 

Despite its all star cast — including Ansel Elgort, Taron Egerton, Emma Roberts, Jeremy Irvine, Cary Elwes, Judd Nelson, and Billie Lourd — it brought in an abysmal $126 in total. 

The Hollywood Reporter breaks down the numbers: each location averaged $12.60, which is approximately less than two tickets per viewing if the average cost of a ticket is $9.27.  Read more…

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Tiffany Haddish says she ‘would thrive in space’

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You’d better believe Tiffany Haddish would be quite alright existing in space.

The Girls Trip star and Saturday Night Live favourite joined Jimmy Kimmel for a cocktail and “Three Ridiculous Questions” on Thursday night, one of which was whether or not she would do well in space.

“I know I would thrive in space,” she told Kimmel. “If there was a man there with me. If there’s a female there, I’m not gonna thrive. Because we can’t reproduce.”

Older man? “That’s fine, yeah that’s cool with me, I’ll change his space diaper. That sperm still work.” Read more…

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MoviePass users cancelling their subscriptions find they can’t actually leave

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Tried to cancel your MoviePass subscription? Some users of the movie ticket subscription service are finding they can’t actually leave.

Former MoviePass users are venting their rage on Twitter, after finding their accounts have not been closed as requested, and have instead been reactivated under new plans.

First reported by Business Insider, some complained on Twitter that users who tried to cancel their subscriptions were automatically enrolled in a “new plan,” detailed in a confirmation email.

“Please note: if you had previously requested cancellation prior to opting-in, your opt-in to the new plan will take priority and your account will not be cancelled,” reads one email, apparently sent by the MoviePass team. Read more…

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Jimmy Fallon and Tom Cruise hardly make it through this spy movie scene without losing it

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Jimmy Fallon and Tom Cruise have done their fair share of silly skits on The Tonight Show over the years. And their newly made-up Mission: Impossible scene is just as harebrained.

In a segment on Monday night’s show, Fallon and Cruise acted out a dramatic spy movie scene they’d written together playing the “Mad Lib” game. Adhering to the segment rules, Cruise answers Fallon’s random questions, and then the two use them as dialogue in a made-up movie scene.

Cruise’s answers are quite bizarre — his response to a hypothetical spider crawling up his leg was a cool “come here, darling,” — so make for a pretty strange scene. But it’s worth watching just for the pair to try and keep a straight face during their fictional train ride. Read more…

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‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ unveils three more Spider-People, including Spider-Ham

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Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is not done adding Spider-People.

At Comic-Con’s Hall H Friday, Sony unveiled dazzling new footage that included our first glimpses at three new Spider-Folks: Spider-Man Noir, voiced by Nicolas Cage; Peni Parker, voiced by Kimiko Glenn; and, last but not least, Spider-Ham, voiced by John Mulaney.

In the footage, which was screened exclusively for Comic-Con, Miles Morales (Shameik Moore), Peter Parker (Jake Johnson), and Gwen Stacy (Hailee Steinfeld) arrive at a mysterious building, where a smiling woman hands them “Hello my name is” stickers. Read more…

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Stephen Colbert stages a ‘presidential intervention’ for Trump

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Stephen Colbert has held a “presidential intervention” after the week’s hootenanny of events featuring Donald Trump and Russian president Vladimir Putin.

After brutally roasting Trump’s ‘double negative’ defense on Wednesday after that press conference, Colbert spent Thursday’s opening monologue on Trump’s invitation to Putin to visit the White House in the fall for another summit.

Fed up, the Late Show host staged a little intervention for the president, beginning with Trump’s questioning of the United States’ commitment to defending all NATO allies. Read more…

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MoviePass was down for hours, ruining everyone’s Friday night

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Frustrated moviegoers let out a collective scream Friday night when MoviePass stopped working. 

As customers from across the country tried to purchase tickets, they were left confused as the popular app that lets you pay a monthly subscription fee was down for several hours. The company announced on Twitter that it was aware of the issue around 7:45 p.m. ET — after social media users had complained prior —  and asked moviegoers to buy tickets at full price from the theater in exchange for a refund at a later date. The company resolved the issue around 9:30 p.m. ET and asked customers to wait to submit their refund requests until Saturday. Read more…

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‘Simpsons’ fans dream of a Mexico and Portugal World Cup final

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Fans of The Simpsons will never forget its classic parody of soccer. 

From 1997, the episode “The Cartridge Family” poked fun at the sport with its meaningless but exotic player names (“Ariaga! Ariaga II! Bariaga!”) and the impatience Americans had for the sport.

In that fictional match (which ended in a riot), Mexico and Portugal battled it out to “determine once and for all which nation is the greatest on earth.”

For followers of the sport, the inclusion of the two countries was a bit of a joke in itself at the time. When the Season 9 episode aired, Portugal’s team was on the slide, ranking 30th in the worldMexico, however, managed to reach a much more respectable 5th.  Read more…

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The first full trailer for ‘Venom’ is here

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Sony has released the first trailer for Venom, starring Tom Hardy as an antihero who gets tangled up with a mysterious and powerful symbiote. 

If the character sounds kind of familiar, you may recall that he’s frequently associated with Spider-Man – Topher Grace played a version of him in 2007’s Spider-Man 3

But this Venom exists separately from Spider-Man. The current Spidey exists in the Marvel Cinematic Universe with all the Avengers, while Venom is off doing his own thing in a different continuity.

And it’s probably just as well. Between all the corporate intrigue and action and whatever else is going on in this trailer, Venom looks like he’s got plenty on his plate already. Read more…

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Alec Baldwin’s Donald Trump comes clean on ‘SNL’: ‘I do not care about America’

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Every time Saturday Night Live takes a few weeks off, the well of topical humor seems to get deeper and deeper.

Remember “Do not congratul-gate”? The note senior White House staffers allegedly gave President Trump as a reminder before his post-election call with Russian president Vladimir Putin? Seems like forever ago.

But with Alec Baldwin at their disposal, the writers at Saturday Night Live would be amiss not to cram three weeks worth of Trump jokes into a single cold open.

“First up a big congratulations to Vladimir Putin,” Baldwin said, after a perfunctory “Fox News” themed setup starring Leslie Jones as “Outnumbered” anchor Harris Faulker. Read more…

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Jennifer Lawrence, Jodie Foster will reportedly replace Casey Affleck to present Best Actress

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Jennifer Lawrence and Jodie Foster will present the Best Actress category at the Academy Awards Sunday in lieu of Casey Affleck, Variety reports. 

The news comes after nearly a month of speculation as to who would replace Affleck. The Best Actor winner decided not to present at the end of January because he feared he’d become a distraction. 

The Manchester by the Sea star was accused of sexual harassment in two 2010 lawsuits, which mostly went under the radar, until the #MeToo movement shined a spotlight on men with histories of sexual misconduct allegations. Affleck’s publicists have characterized the lawsuits as extortion attempts. The producer and cinematographer of I’m Not Here, Affleck’s 2010 film, are the accusers. Their cases were settled out of court, with no monetary figure disclosed. Read more…

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‘The Last Jedi’ gave us the perfect answer to the question of Rey’s parents

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Spoiler alert: This post contains major spoilers for Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

As promised, Star Wars: The Last Jedi gives us a definitive answer to the question of who Rey’s parents are.

And with apologies to every fan who’s spun an elaborate theory about why she’s definitely a Kenobi, or a Skywalker, or a Solo, or a Palpatine, or what have you, she’s none of the above.

After a movie and a half’s worth of wondering about and pining after her missing family, Rey finally comes to terms with the truth in The Last Jedi: her parents were just a couple of random deadbeats who, as Kylo sneers, probably sold her off for drinking money, and are now in a pauper’s grave. Read more…

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‘Jumanji’ is a great video game movie that’s not actually based on a video game

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It’s a truism that Hollywood has a terrible track record when it comes to video game movies. But it’s not entirely accurate. There are lots of great video game movies out there – they’re just not based on actual video games.

This month, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, joins films like Edge of Tomorrow and Scott Pilgrim vs. The World on the list of excellent films inspired by video games but not directly adapted from one. This one is a loose sequel to 1995’s Jumanji, which reimagines the dangerous board game as a ’90s-era video game. Read more…

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Donald Trump and Paul Manafort take a very naked shower on ‘Saturday Night Live’

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Donald Trump took a naked shower with Paul Manafort on Saturday Night Live tonight, and yes, things got weirder from there.

Kicking the episode off in classic SNL fashion, Alec Baldwin reprised his role as Trump – the real-life version of whom is on his first trip to Asia as president, the late night version of whom snuck off to check on his old buddy Manafort (Alex Moffat) after his no good very bad week.  

But don’t worry. Melania is happy with the (very) fake lookalike Baldwin’s Trump sent along in his stead. In fact, she’s falling in love!

To make absolutely sure Manafort isn’t wearing a wire, Trump insisted the pair pop in the shower together, as one does. He even got in a shot at the Hollywood scandal du jour. Read more…

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So … what is Jennifer Lawrence's 'mother!' really about?

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Warning: Major spoilers for mother! are ahead.

Well, that was something.

Jennifer Lawrence’s mother! has finally arrived in theaters, and the general reaction can be summed up in three letters: WTF?

It’s clear that writer-director Darren Aronofsky is trying to say something with his new work, and that he wants to get people talking about that something. The problem is that no one quite seems able to agree on what that something is. 

Ask 10 people who’ve just seen this movie what they think it’s “really” about, and you might get half a dozen different explanations. I know, because I did just that after seeing mother! for the first time at TIFF. Read more…

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Um, this 'Doctor Who' star thinks a female Doctor is a 'loss of a role model for boys'

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Former Doctor Who star Peter Davison is stuck in a weird, weird world where role models are gendered and the idea of a woman playing the Doctor is sad.

Unfortunately, you read that right. 

After news broke that Jodie Whittaker would take on the role as the 13th Doctor—making her the first woman to do so—Davison took the time before a Comic-Con panel to share his thoughts, which sparked outrage from many on Twitter. 

“If I feel any doubts, it’s the loss of a role model for boys who I think Doctor Who is vitally important for,” Davison reportedly told the Press Association, The Guardian reports, despite previously praising Whittaker’s acting chops and urging folks to watch this season “with an open mind.” Read more…

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The first 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' reviews are in

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Are your Spidey senses tingling yet?

One of the first media screenings of Spider-Man: Homecoming took place Friday night, and while official reviews are still under embargo, audience members were allowed to share their general thoughts on social media following the film.

And boy, did people have a lot to sayMashable‘s movie reporter Angie Han noted on Twitter:

#SpiderManHomecoming is fantastic. Perfectly cast. Does an impressive job of balancing superheroics & high school drama.

— Angie J. Han (@ajhan) June 24, 2017 Read more…

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