After debuting a new trailer earlier this week, a confident Sony Pictures brought the first 35 minutes of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse to a packed theater of New York Comic Con attendees in Madison Square Garden, and Polygon was there. From Miles Morales’ quirks to the ins and outs of yet another Spider-Man multiverse, these are the big things we learned from this massive preview. [Ed. Note: This post will contain spoilers for Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.] Miles’ comics origin story is mostly intact Miles is the heart of Spider-Verse, and the film’s creators have stuck very tightly to his origin story as laid down by co-creators Brian Michael Bendis and Sara Pichelli, right down to his family’s excitement about him winning the lottery to attend a prestigious Brooklyn high school. Though he’s been incorporated into the main universe of Marvel Comics now, Miles began his story in a parallel Earth. His uncle Aaron stole a spider from the same … [Read more...] about 5 things we learned from the first 35 minutes of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
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Spider-Man and I have a few things in common. We both live in New York City, both deal with New York City problems like relying on the MTA to get us around and both of us can’t stop playing with our phones. Insomniac Games’ Spider-Man stars a modern-day web-slinging superhero, which means Peter Parker is addicted to his smartphone. There are multiple points in the game where Parker is texting friends like Mary Jane (albeit from the top of a skyscraper) or scrolling through his phone on the subway. He’s also an avid Twitter user, like many of us unfortunately are in 2018. I have an obsession with phones in entertainment. Games, television and bad horror movies all use these tiny devices we carry in our pockets to spin different narratives; to accentuate a story by incorporating technology that many of us use every single day. Spider-Man’s phone is important to him, and that means designing a suit that allows him to carry his phone and use it on the go. It also … [Read more...] about What kind of phone does Spider-Man use?
The last time Gabrielle Union was looked at as an actress who could do action movies was 2003. That was when she starred in “Bad Boys II” and “Cradle 2 the Grave” — just five months apart — opposite genre heavyweights Will Smith and Jet Li, respectively.“In your mind, and what they tell you, is ‘This is your career trajectory,’” she said, her hand gesturing toward an imaginary list of opportunities. “‘You are the “it girl.” The world is your oyster. You’ll have your choice of roles. You can come back to action any time.’”But that’s not what happened. While roles in everything from Tyler Perry’s “Daddy’s Little Girls” and “Good Deeds” to Chris Rock’s “Top Five” and Nate Parker’s “The Birth of a Nation” showcased her dramatic and comedic chops, it still seemed Hollywood placed the actress in a more limited … [Read more...] about ‘Breaking In’ lets Gabrielle Union get all wild, angry and unhinged
Females on film While film school classes and incensed critics continue to debate the lack of women in film, female actresses are fighting the good fight on the silver screen itself. Alas, not in anywhere near the numbers needed - provided things were a little bit fairer, of course - or that woman over the age of 40 didn't suddenly become a movie exec's idea of nightmare kryptonite.Over the years, these actresses have been asked to play any number of damsels, dames, nagging housewives, ditzy girlfriends and occasionally (just occasionally) an interesting and nuanced character. This list celebrates the latter, looking at the very best female creations in the history of cinema. Enjoy.15 most prolific female screenwriters25 funniest female characters25 best movies on Netflix Prev Page 1 of 101 Next Prev Page 1 of 101 Next 100. Baby (Dirty Dancing) The Character: Dirty Dancings Jewish princess learns to thrust n grind with Swayzes Johnny Castle. Nobodys gonna put her in a corner … [Read more...] about The 100 greatest female characters in movies