Spider-Man Homecoming TV Spot

Hot on the heels of the two new trailers for Spider-Man: Homecoming released earlier this week (along with our breakdown of the new footage in each of them), a new extended TV spot has arrived, showing off even more footage from the rebooted Spidey franchise that is now part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Taking a cue from the international trailer, we get to see a bit more of the flashback to Tom Holland‘s introduction as Spidey in Captain America: Civil War from Peter Parker’s personal video diaries that he took before and during the battle, including how he got his suit from Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) beforehand. Plus, we get a glimpse of a couple new webs that Spidey can weave with his new high tech suit.

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Spider-Man Homecoming

This morning, Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios released two final trailers (one domestic and one international) for Spider-Man: Homecoming, their collaboration in rebooting the Spider-Man franchise in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and each of them is completely different. Rather than doing our usual frame-by-frame analysis of the entirety of both trailers, we’re just going to pick out the finer points of each, noting the new details, action, story hints and more.

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Spider-Man: Homecoming

Last night’s MTV Movie & TV Awards brought the first clip from Spider-Man: Homecoming featuring Peter Parker (Tom Holland) trying to sneak back into his room, only to accidentally reveal that he’s Spider-Man to his friend Ned Leeds (Jacob Batalon). Now we get another look at this summer’s reboot of the Spider-Man franchise with a TV spot that shows off some new footage.

In this spot, we get to see Spider-Man taking on some small-time criminals while still being hungry for the next “retreat” that he gets to go on with Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) and the Avengers. But the best part is the funny gag at the end where Spider-Man inadvertently scares the hell out of some kids camping in their backyard.

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American Assassin Trailer

If you watched American Sniper and thought they weren’t patriotic enough in their depiction of Americans taking down terrorism, there’s another overtly American movie on the way, and we know that, because the word American is in the title. America.

American Assassin is based on Vince Flynn’s novel of the same name, introducing the recurring character of Mitch Rapp. With several books featuring the character, Mitch Rapp is a seasoned counter-terrorism operative who was first recruited unofficially by the CIA before being brought on board the agency officially later in his career. But American Assassin gives us the origin of this aggressive operative (played by The Maze Runner star Dylan O’Brien) who has an axe to grind against radical terrorists who were responsible for killing his girlfriend.

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michael keaton may play dumbo villain

You either win an Oscar for playing a hero, or you live long enough to see yourself play the villain.

That seems to be Michael Keaton‘s career trajectory at least, potentially following up his villainous turn as Vulture in the upcoming Spider-Man: Homecoming with a role as the villain in Tim Burton‘s live-action remake of Disney’s Dumbo.

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Spider-Man Homecoming Trailer Breakdown

A new Spider-Man: Homecoming trailer will debut tomorrow as part of the movie hype that Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios will be unveiling at CinemaCon in Las Vegas this week. There will likely be plenty of new footage to explore when the trailer debuts, but in the meantime, a tease reveals a certain enhancement to Spider-Man’s suit that is unlike anything the superhero has had before.

Beyond our titular superhero, some new details on the villain Spidey has to deal with have been revealed too. We know Michael Keaton is playing the Vulture, but we’ve only gotten a sneak peek at the villain in the first trailer without any indication as to why he has it out for Spider-Man (Tom Holland).

Find out the new Spider-Man Homecoming villain details and see Spidey’s new suit enhancement below. Read More »

John Lee Hancock interview

The Founder doesn’t resemble the often feel-good stories of some of John Lee Hancock‘s previous films, such as Saving Mr. BanksThe Rookie, or The Blind Side. At the end of the day, this is a story of the good guys losing. Depending on who you ask, there’s little that’s inspiring about Ray Kroc’s (Michael Keaton) success story.

The Founder is a biopic that doesn’t champion, idolize, or demonize its subject; it’s a warts-and-all portrait of an unimaginative but ambitious (or greedy) man with a hunger for success. He achieved the American dream by destroying Dick (Nick Offerman) and Mac McDonald’s (John Carroll Lynch) dream. They’re the heroes of the story — always pure in their intentions — but they don’t come out on top.

In one thrilling sequence, Mac explains how McDonald’s got started over dinner. It’s a lengthy, dialogue-heavy scene that communicates history and backstory, helps strengthen Dick and Mac’s loving relationship, and moves along at such a fast pace. This scene, which was written by Robert D. Siegel (The Wrestler), is where we began our recent conversation with Hancock.

Below, check out our John Lee Hancock interview.

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The Founder Featurette - Michael Keaton

Next week brings the wide release of The Founder to theaters across the nation. Michael Keaton stars in the movie as Ray Kroc, the man who took a family-owned burger diner in Southern California and turned it into the fast food empire known as McDonald’s, and he has some awards buzz for a potential Oscar nomination.

If there was any doubt about what he pours into this performance, a new featurette for The Founder has been released, focusing on Michael Keaton and just how much the director, producers and fellow cast members love him. Plus, there’s a bunch of new footage from the movie showcasing Keaton’s performance. Watch The Founder featurette after the jump. Read More »

Michael Keaton in The Founder trailer

Technically, The Founder has already hit in theaters, but with a limited run so small and so haphazard you likely didn’t even know it happened. Fortunately, it’s about to get a much wider release in the coming weeks. And this time, there’s a trailer and everything so you can get ready to dig in.

Directed by John Lee Hancock (Saving Mr. Banks) from a script by Robert Siegel (The Wrestler), The Founder chronicles the dizzying rise of Ray Kroc — a struggling salesman who transformed McDonald’s from a tiny burger operation in Southern California into the gazillion-dollar global empire that it is today. It will probably not surprise you to learn that he pissed a lot of people off and made a lot of enemies and maybe lost his soul along the way. Watch the latest The Founder trailer below.  Read More »

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The Founder Clip - Michael Keaton

When the first trailer for The Founder debuted back in April, the film about the creation of the massive fast food chain known as McDonald’s was slated for an August release. But about a month before the film was set to debut in theaters, The Weinstein Company decided it was good enough for a run through awards season, opting to give it a limited release this month starting this past weekend before it goes wide in January. Now the marketing blitz is starting to push it to awards voters.

In The Founder, we get Michael Keaton starring as Ray Kroc, a struggling salesman who convinced two brothers to take a successful hamburger diner in Southern California in the 1950s and turn it into a national chain of restaurants. Now a new clip from the movie features Keaton giving meaning to the signature McDonald’s logo, saying they mean more than just delicious hamburgers. Read More »