Hollywood hegemony: Spider-Man’s greatest nemesis

Why the breakdown in negotiations between Sony and Marvel Studios isn’t as simple as it seems

Illustration of Tom Holland as Spiderman
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The general narrative among diehards is that Sony needs to “put story over money” — a hypothetical restructuring of priorities that essentially requires Sony to hand over its highest-earning property to Disney, no matter the cost or ramifications.
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Why ‘Venom’ lacks any real bite

Somewhere between witnessing a sweaty Tom Hardy chomp on a live lobster and seeing the character of Venom soulfully tell Eddie Brock that he’d made him change his mind about humanity, I realized that “Venom” was not the version of the story that I’d grown up with.
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Picks of the Week: Thanksgiving week events

This week, the movie theater and the comic shop are going to be the perfect places to escape Thanksgiving’s requisite awkward familial interactions. We’re taking social interaction off the (dinner) table by planning out an entire week of moviegoing and that most solitary of activities, reading.
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