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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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?
Way back at the very beginning of Marvel’s Dawn of X , the Fantastic Four and members of the newly crossed paths in a fateful, chance encounter that underlined just what it is about this new mutant age that scares the rest of the world so much. That subsequent tension between the Fantastic Four and the X-Men was one of the most promising elements of this new era for both teams’ comics, but pretty much all that potential was done away with in just a few surprising panels in this week’s Fantastic Four #26. Advertisement The issue—from writer Dan Slott, with art by R.B. Silva, colors by Jesus Aburtov, and letters by Joe Caramagna—reminds us there’s been a lot more happening lately than we realized. While the rest of mutantkind has been rather preoccupied with a sword-themed, magical contest of champions that will determine the future of reality itself , Franklin Richards Though Franklin’s power to reshape reality at will was once thought … [Read more...] about We Need to Talk About Franklin
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
In Scenic Routes , Mike D’Angelo looks at key scenes, explaining how they work and what they mean. Note: This column reveals major plot points about Christopher Nolan’s 2006 film The Prestige . Advertisement Magic tricks frequently involve misdirection. In order to create an illusion, the magician needs to perform an action the audience shouldn’t see; this requires providing them with something else on which they can focus. (One of the reasons it’s difficult for magicians to fool other magicians is that magicians know what to ignore.) When it comes to the magic of the movies, however, things get a little trickier. Misdirection is still sometimes necessary, but can be hard to achieve. In a sense, the nature of the medium works against it: Because the director has complete control over what the viewer sees (and doesn’t see), visual manipulation can come across as “cheating.” You can certainly surprise people by, say, revealing the killer to be a … [Read more...] about The Prestige plays a trick on its audience, hiding a secret in plain sight