Spider-Man Homecoming Blu-ray

(Welcome to Not Dead Yet, a feature dedicated to what’s new on Blu-ray and what special features you should be excited about. Because yes, some of us still like to own physical copies of our movies.)

It’s time for another round-up of the best Blu-ray releases you can find this week. While some of you may have made the full switch to digital, I’ll be riding the Blu-ray train until this baby derails! There’s just something warmer about Blu-ray compared to digital; something more inviting. Or that could all be in my head.

This week’s Blu-ray column includes one of Marvel’s most enjoyable films, a Stanley Kubrick masterpiece, a fantastic film noir, one of the best directed films of 2017, a long-lost horror film, a not-so-classic recent horror film, and a bonafide Frank Capra classic. Here are the new Blu-ray releases you should check out this week.

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Spider-Man Homecoming Visual Effects - Morning Watch

(The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.)

In this edition, Kylo Ren reacts to the latest trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi as only the temperamental villain can. Plus, check out a breakdown of some of the impressive, seamless visual effects from Spider-Man: Homecoming and watch a video essay about the philosophy of Mr. Robot. Read More »

Spider-Man Homecoming Blu-ray

Spider-Man: Homecoming was a nice surprise. At the time of the film’s release, the last thing we as a filmgoing society needed was yet another Spider-Man reboot. But with Spidey now firmly embedded within the MCU, the character found a new lease on cinematic life, resulting in one of the year’s most entertaining films. As the film approaches its Blu-ray release, a newly revealed deleted scene gives us a never-before-seen moment from the film that further connects to the MCU. Watch the Spider-Man Homecoming deleted scene below.

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first 10 minutes of spider man homecoming

As the date of Spider-Man: Homecoming‘s digital, Blu-ray, and DVD releases inch closer, fans of the friendly neighborhood web-slinger can tide themselves over with the first 10 minutes of the film, in crisp HD.

Sony has released the superhero movie’s first 10 minutes up until and after the opening credits, in which we’re introduced to Spidey’s Big Bad and Marvel ties in the film to the events of Captain America: Civil War.

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Spider-Man Homecoming Blu-ray

Right now Spider-Man: Homecoming is still in theaters, pulling in $325 million at the domestic box office so far, but it’s almost time for the film to be done with its theatrical run. That means it will soon be time for fans to bring Spidey home, and Sony Pictures Home Entertainment just announced when that will happen.

Spider-Man: Homecoming will be coming to 4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray and DVD in October, but it will arrive on digital download this month. Find out exactly when you can get the version of your choice and what special features will be included on the release below. Read More »

Spider-Man Homecoming 2 writers

Tom Holland’s fresh-faced Spider-Man stole scenes in last year’s Captain America: Civil War but fully showcased his value to the Marvel Cinematic Universe in this summer’s excellent Spider-Man: Homecoming. We know we’ll be seeing the character again in Avengers: Infinity War, but beyond that, the web slinger has a Homecoming sequel lined up – and now we know who will write it. Read More »

Donald Glover Lando Calrissian

The final verse of the 2010 song “Fuck It All” from Childish Gambino – the rap alias of multi-hyphenate Donald Glover – ends with this line: “To all my fans who sayin’ ‘Donald Glover ’bout to blow,’ just give me six months so you can say ‘I told you so.'” It’s hard to believe it’s been seven years since then, but Glover has indeed lived up to that promise: the dude has blown up in multiple entertainment fields, culminating with being cast as Lando Calrissian in Lucasfilm’s upcoming Han Solo movie.

In a new profile, the actor speaks about the director switch-up on that film, and we learn some more details about his meeting with original Lando actor Billy Dee Williams. Plus, there are new revelations about Glover’s roles in Spider-Man: Homecoming and Community that fans should find worthwhile.
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fragile masculinity of the mcu

(Welcome to The Soapbox, the space where we get loud, feisty, and opinionated about something that makes us very happy…or fills us with indescribable rage. In this edition: a dissection of the fragile masculinity of Marvel movies, the overlooked homoeroticism of superhero stories, and how everyone can do better.)

The Marvel Cinematic Universe. Whether you realize it or not, it’s considered one of the biggest pop culture institutions defining modern American manhood. Heroes like Captain America, the Falcon, Iron Man, War Machine, Hawkeye, and Thor are considered red-blooded, hypermasculine American men (despite Thor’s role as a Norse god), and even outer space heroes like Star-Lord and lower-rung Avengers like Ant-Man evoke the ideals of fanboy manhood through snarkiness and Teflon attitude.

But all of this is really just a façade for a bubbling societal fear. These characters are archetypes for the fragile masculinity that affects too many men in America. That fear of not being “masculine” enough leads to misogyny, self-loathing, fear of homosexuality, and, at its most extreme, the deaths of gay and trans people (usually trans women).

I can already feel you getting overwhelmed, so let me scale this discussion back a bit to look at the small picture: Marvel and Disney. How does Marvel and Disney’s beloved MCU perpetuate this idea of fragile masculinity? How does it affect their audience? And, most importantly, what can they do to stop the cycle? Take a journey with me as I pick apart the MCU, its men, and why Marvel and Disney shouldn’t be afraid to show them as the vulnerable, soft-hearted human beings they actually are.

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Avengers Infinity War - Spider-Man - Iron Spider Suit

Now that Spider-Man is part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and he’s not forced to fight against any of The Avengers as part of that whole Civil War thing, fans are excited to see what it’s like to have him fight alongside all of the Marvel heroes as they face their greatest challenge yet: the mad titan Thanos.

During San Diego Comic-Con (and D23 Expo), some Avengers: Infinity War footage showed Spider-Man struggling a bit as he joins a fight that’s bigger and more dangerous than anything he’s faced before. Plus, a concept art poster showed the webslinger swinging through part of a triptych image of all the superheroes assembling to battle Thanos. Now, a high-resolution image of the new suit that Spidey will be wearing has emerged online. However, beware that below the image there will have some Spider-Man: Homecoming spoilers accompanying it. Read More »

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Spider Man Homecoming Iron Man

Spider-Man: Homecoming was Spider-Man’s big break into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, thanks to a deal between Sony and Marvel Studios. And it was milked as much as possible.

Not only did Robert Downey Jr.‘s Tony Stark play a pivotal role in Spider-Man: Homecoming, acting as a reluctant mentor to Tom Holland‘s teen Peter Parker. It was a clear-cut continuation of their relationship from Captain America: Civil War, in which Tony plucked Tom out of obscurity and a pajama costume to fight in the big leagues against Team Captain America. But Tony almost wasn’t the only Avenger to appear in Spider-Man: Homecoming.

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