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Spider-Man: Homecoming Review – The Best Spidey Film Ever, Full Stop.

By Mike Reyes

Thanks to Jon Watts’ sublime directing, and a cast that’s anchored by a fantastic hero and villain, Spider-Man: Homecoming does whatever a Spider-Man couldn’t do on the big screen.

It’s been a long damned road to Spider-Man: Homecoming. We got two great films out of the Sam Raimi / Tobey Maguire run, with one absolutely abysmal one that shut down the rumored seven film cycle they were attempting. And then there were two very mixed-up films by director Marc Webb, with Andrew Garfield making a great run as Peter Parker / Spider-Man. But neither of those runs could prepare me for Spider-Man: Homecoming, as this latest film did what the franchise has never done before: it made a superior adaptation of the Spider-Man mythos.

Cocktails and Movies’ Take Out Theater: “Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang”

 BY MIKE REYES

This week on “Take Out Theater:” An under-appreciated holiday delight is paired with a dangerously delicious sounding cocktail. 

cocktails and Movies Take Out Theater Kiss Kiss Bang Bang Downey & KilmerCocktails and Movies has returned for our first holiday edition of #TakeOutTheater, the column where we actively discourage our long standing policy of in-theater viewing for something on DVD that you might have missed or forgotten about. Since we’re in the midst of our “30 Holi-Days of Cocktails and Movies” festival, we’re providing some holiday themed programming that makes for great holiday party or decorating fodder. Since they are a little less familiar to all of you, you might just find yourself sitting down to actually watch these Christmas movies! (As much as we love A Christmas Story, it’s one that you could quote while decorating.) This week’s film is an under watched gem with a well watched lead in charge of the festivities.

Cocktails and Movies Review: “Iron Man 3” – Going Out (?) In Style!

Cocktails & Movies raises a glass to Marvel’s ultimate avenging badass, and his return to the top of the heap.

cocktails and movies iron man 3 posterIt’s hard to believe it, but once upon a time Iron Man was seen as a “second string” Avenger. He really wasn’t all that well known, except for a couple cartoon shows and a legendary run of comic books. Spider Man and the X-Men were the first properties Marvel farmed out in the early ’00s in order to combat the fatigue that ridiculous comic movies like Batman and Robin had forced upon comic fans. While they were successful, they started to wear out after their second sequels.

Cocktails and Movies: Flicks to Pick This Weekend

BY TIM BARLEY AND MIKE REYES

Cocktails and Movies presents this week’s “Flicks to Pick” for the first weekend in May 2013. Or, what we think you should watch after cocktails this weekend. Like there is any other movie coming out this weekend that will come close to Iron Man 3. Still, maybe your girlfriend doesn’t like superhero movies (and then ask yourself, WHY is she your girlfriend then?), maybe you’re going to get sucked into something else…

First though, here’s what happened LAST weekend:

Cocktails and Movies Presents: Summer 2013 Movies To See

By Tim Barley and Mike Reyes

Cocktails and Movies’ Tim and Mike Pick The Movies To See This Summer!

Summer is almost here! That means BIG movies. In the industry they are called “tent pole releases.” They have big budgets. And big stars. The studios hope that you’ll spend your hard earned paper route money going to see them again. And again. And again… Not all movies are made equally and not all recoup their budgets. But, we think that we’ve picked a number of films that will both entertain AND make a boat load of money.