MOVIES THIS WEEKEND: JULY 7
1. SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING
Several months after the events of Captain America: Civil War, Peter Parker, with the help of his mentor Tony Stark, tries to balance his life as an ordinary high school student in Queens, New York City while fighting crime as his superhero alter ego Spider-Man as a new threat, the Vulture, emerges.
CHARLIE: This movie has been getting great early reviews (92% on RottenTomatoes) but I'm still a little cautiously pessimistic. SONY does not have a good track record making these movies and even though MARVEL is heavily involved, you can feel SONYs presence in the marketing. I hope it's amazing, but at the very least, IT'S A SPIDER-MAN MOVIE!
2. A GHOST STORY
In this singular exploration of legacy, love, loss, and the enormity of existence, a recently deceased, white-sheeted ghost returns to his suburban home to try to reconnect with his bereft wife.
CHARLIE: Another weird, pseudo-indie movie from A24. I'm all for doing these slow and original ideas but this one looks a little out there for me. There is going to be a lot of silence and a lot of not acknowledging that the ghost is just a man in a sheet. You'll have to specifically like this style of movie to really enjoy this one.