Spider-Man: Far From Home doesn’t just put a period on Phase Three of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, it offers some tantalizing hints at the future. That meant, when we spoke to director Jon Watts and producers Kevin Feige and Amy Pascal about the film, we asked about those teases as well as a bunch of other things you may have been wondering after seeing the movie. Advertisement So, if you’ve seen Far From Home, we urge you to journey below the spoiler warning and see what the people who made the film have to say about its secrets. G/O Media may get a commission Save $150 Acer Chromebook 512 4GB Memory Buy for $129 at Best Buy What happens now that everyone knows Peter Parker is Spider-Man? The biggest hint as to what’s next for Peter Parker comes in the first end credits sequence when Mysterio, from the grave we assume (and probably via the drive Dr. Riva [Peter Billingsley] takes at the end of … [Read more...] about Spider-Man: Far From Home’s Filmmakers Answer Some of Your Biggest Burning Questions
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The most memorable sequence of (500) Days Of Summer plays out in split screen, with one side capturing the romanticized expectations of how a party will go and the other side depicting the disappointing reality. It’s an aching gut punch of a scene that uses the language of cinema to encapsulate a feeling most people have probably experienced but never quite been able to articulate so succinctly. It’s also a thesis statement for the film. (500) Days Of Summer is all about challenging expectations. It lulls its audience with comfortable romantic comedy beats only to upend the expected end point. And it challenges the entitlement of a misguided young male protagonist who’s so busy idealizing the woman he’s dating that he’s never able to see her full humanity. Unless maybe it doesn’t. In the decade since its release (the film turned 10 last week), (500) Days Of Summer has inspired endless debates about what it’s trying to Fight Club of rom-coms.) In one reading, aspiring … [Read more...] about After a decade of discourse, (500) Days Of Summer is basically the Fight Club of rom-coms
As Jalopnik’s resident car buying expert and professional car shopper, I get emails. Lots of emails. I’ve decided to pick a few questions and try to help out. This week we are discussing dealer markups, purchasing a Toyota Corolla or a Subaru Advertisement First up, why do the automakers allow dealers to mark u “I’m in the market for a new Hyundai Kona EV and the dealers in California are putting $5,000 and even $10,000 markups on these! I can get a Tesla for that kind of money. Doesn’t Hyundai know this is bad for business? Why do the automakers let their dealers markup cars?” Our old . like when a Dodge Demon gets marked up to $175,000 . G/O Media may get a commission Energizer Max AA & AAA Batteries (100-Pack) Buy for $45 at MorningSave The answer is simple— While I understand the frustration, what people need to keep in mind is that markups happen because there are some people that are … [Read more...] about Why Do Car Companies Let Hefty Dealer Markups Happen?
After WandaVision ’s first three episodes, the series was in the position to make a choice whether to keep on focusing specifically on Wanda and Vision’s suburban bubble reality, or finally shift focus to one of its other characters like Monica Rambeau , whose perspectives might provide some important information about the happenings in Westview. Thankfully, WandaVision chose the latter. Advertisement It was plain as day from the very jump that, committed as WandaVision ’s been to its trippy, mysterious conceit , eventually the series was going to have to start answering some questions about its plot on both small and large scales, given that this is all taking place post- Avengers: Endgame . Fascinating as it’s been to see Wanda and Vision in all sorts of retro action, WandaVision ’s begged questions regarding whether the rest of the world is witnessing the Westview event. It’s been unclear whether Westview’s an anomaly that’s flying under … [Read more...] about WandaVision’s Menacing Signal Is Finally Cutting Through the Noise
Whether humorist Kathy Griffin is your cup of comedic tea or not, the vindictive overreaction of the U.S. government to that perhaps ill-advised picture she posted in May 2017 is pretty chilling to anyone invested in the concept of free speech. The longtime standup and reality show staple told The Late Show ’s Stephen Colbert on Friday about how both the Secret Service and the Assistant U.S. Attorney’s Office conducted a two month federal investigation of the former red carpet gadfly for “conspiracy to assassinate the president of the United States.” In addition, Griffin told Colbert in their extended interview, she was put on the no-fly list for those two months, received death threats from Trump supporters, lost her CNN New Year’s Eve gig (and the support of co-host Anderson Cooper, who, Griffin says, called her “disgusting”), and was put on notice with Interpol, so that she was detained at every airport she visited during her subsequent worldwide tour. (The “Laugh Your Head … [Read more...] about On The Late Show, Kathy Griffin details the massive fallout from that bloody Trump photo