Get Ready for J.J. Abrams’ New ‘Spider-Man’ Comic!

Get Ready for J.J. Abrams’ New ‘Spider-Man’ Comic!

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J.J. Abrams is taking a break from Star Wars IX to spend time with his son in the coolest way possible.     Comicbook.com reports that Marvel’s latest teasers were never pointing to a continuation of Tobey Maguire’s Spider-Man trilogy, but they were instead alluding to a video countdown announcement for the comic that J.J. Abrams and his son, Henry Abrams, will be releasing in September.     The comic will be released as a limited-series with art by Sara Pichelli and will introduce Spider-Man’s newest villain, Cadaverous, to his extensive rogues gallery. The project is in good hands given that …

Why Book Trailers Will Always Be Lame

Why Book Trailers Will Always Be Lame

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A lot of people show up twenty minutes late to movies so they don’t have to see the trailers. I get it. They’re ads. But they’re also my and many others’ favorite part of going to the movies. Even if a movie is bad (recently, The Snowman), the trailer can be good (it was). It’s like a three minute synopsis of the movie’s plot, tone, and emotions. There’s so much to love about them. And the way they’re presented, you might get a thriller followed by a romance and then a comedy. It’s a whole range of emotions; it’s like …

Get Your First Look at Stephen King, J. J. Abrams Megaseries ‘Castle Rock’!

Get Your First Look at Stephen King, J. J. Abrams Megaseries ‘Castle Rock’!

Hulu has released the first trailer for Castle Rock. The series promises to explore Stephen King’s shared universe, Castle Rock being a ubiquitous setting in the author’s work.   The footage looks gorgeous. From a melting videotape to a ghostly-looking Sissy Spacek (*nudge* Carrie *nudge*), Castle Rock has the same bleak-yet-enamoring aesthetic as Andy Muschietti’s It (2017). Speaking of It, a certain face may look familiar. Bill Skarsgård will be returning to King’s world in this series, but this time, presumably, with less clowning around.   The trailer’s most obvious callout is to The Shawshank Redemption, but Hulu’s previous teaser trailer promises …