Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) – Your Friendly Neighbourhood Spider-Man Returns

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Spider-Man: Homecoming is part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU): we have seen Spidey before, making his debut in Captain America: Civil War for 2 brief scenes. After his debut performance was a huge hit with the fans, it was time for Tom Holland (who portrays Spider-Man) to step up his game. This film is not your typical origin story, meaning Uncle Ben does not die and Peter Parker does not acquire his Spidey sense, but rather has already taken on the role of  your ‘friendly neighbourhood Spider-Man’. It stars the incredibly charming Tom Holland, along with Michael Keaton who takes on the quite literal role of Birdman, that being the villain Vulture. In addition, we have Robert Downey Jr. as his mentor/Iron Man/Tony Stark, Laura Harrier as Liz, his temporary love interest, Jacob Batalon as his buddy Ned, Zendaya as observant Michelle “MJ” Jones and Jon Favreau as “Happy” Hogan. It was this incredible cast that brought you perhaps the best Spider-Man film yet.
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Café Society (2016) – A comedy, written by a sadistic comedy writer

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Café Society was written and directed by Woody Allen, who has won several Oscars including one for best picture, for the famous Annie Hall. The film features Jesse Eisenberg in the main role as Allen’s alter ego – Bobby Dorfman –  as is typical of Allen’s films. It was an enormous success during the Cannes Film Festival in May 2016, and got many people excited for the newest Woody-spectacle. The film attracted perhaps an older audience as his original and dedicated fans got their hands on the first tickets, but in the end got a good group of people to make their way to the cinema on the day of release, September 2nd 2016. Continue reading “Café Society (2016) – A comedy, written by a sadistic comedy writer”