Most of Sony’s ‘Spider-Man’ Films Swinging to Disney+ This Spring

In the age where almost every studio has its exclusive streaming service, it’s almost hard to keep up which studio has the right to which content. Sometimes, the only way to have at-home marathons is to have the physical or digital copy on your own. But for those who don’t have that option, streaming is the way to go.

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‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ Rejects Rugged Individualism in the Face of Mass Catastrophe 

There’s a running joke that we will never run out of superhero sequels; I, myself an Xennial elder, have lived through nine Spider-Man movie releases thus far. I’ve watched almost all nine in theaters, not even counting Spider-Man’s appearances in the Avengers films and am happily surprised to find Spider-Man treading new ground. 

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Hard NOC Life 248: The Book of Resurrections

We don’t know about you, but Hard NOC Life is feelin’ 2022. In our return, Keith, Dominic, and Britney catch up on what they watched over the holidays, including the Hawkeye finale, The Matrix Resurrections, and The Book of Boba Fett. Keith also shares a hidden easter egg he found while watching Lin-Manuel Miranda’s directorial debut, tick, tick… BOOM! and Britney got to talk to Naomi star Kaci Wallfall!

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Hard NOC Life 247: Dive into All the ‘No Way Home’ Spoilers

Listeners beware! Lots of things are getting spoiled for Spider-Man: No Way Home and Hawkeye in this episode of Hard NOC Life! Also, Keith returns while Dominic and Britney argue over their diverging opinions on No Way Home. This is also the final episode of 2021. We’ll see you in January! Happy Holidays!

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Hard NOC Life 243: ‘Spider-Man’ Trailer (Taylor’s Version)

Keith are back Dominic on Hard NOC Life with Britney to break down the latest Spider-Man: No Way Home trailer and speculate about whether the Sinister Sixth villain in the Marvel/Sony blockbuster somehow wronged Taylor Swift. They also wonder if Andrew Garfield’s tick…tick…BOOM! press tour couldn’t have come at a worse time.

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High School Performing Arts Students Celebrate ‘tick… tick… BOOM!’

It’s hard to not feel something when you listen to the work of the late composer and playwright Jonathan Larson. From his Tony Award-winning musical RENT to his futuristic rock opera Superbia to his autobiographical rock monologue-now-turned-film tick… tick… BOOM!, Larson has inspired many musicians and composers throughout the years. EGOT winner Lin-Manuel Miranda, known for his award-winning work on Broadway and off, was one of the many that were influenced by Larson’s work after seeing RENT as a performing arts teenager.

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Official Trailer for Netflix’s ‘tick, tick… BOOM!’ Has Arrived

Years before Jonathan Larson’s hit rock musical, Rent, exploded in the theatre world, he was a struggling, up-and-coming composer, making ends meet by working at a local diner in New York, while the AIDS epidemic was raging on and taking lives of people he knew. All this and more was documented in an autobiographical musical he wrote called tick, tick… BOOM!, which originally premiered Off-Broadway in 2001, five years following his untimely death.

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Hard NOC Life 224: The Amazing Spider-Nexus

On Hard NOC Life, Britney and Dominic break down a new Loki episode and speculate on where the next Spider-Man movie will take the franchise. Also, Britney watched Zola and Fear Street, plus Dom contemplates watching Black Widow in the theater or not.

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Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Directorial Debut ‘tick, tick… BOOM!’ Releases Teaser Trailer

When people think of Jonathan Larson, the first thing to come out is the Tony Award-winning musical Rent. But, Larson had done many musicals before that, one of which, is based on his life called tick, tick… BOOM!

Performed in 1990 Off-Broadway as a one-man show, tick, tick… BOOM! was an autobiographical rock monologue about his experience feeling rejected because of what he considered a failure for his musical, Superbia. After Larson’s death in 1996, it was reworked into a stage musical by playwright David Auburn and musical director Stephen Oremus. Now, making his feature directorial debut, Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner Lin-Manuel Miranda takes the story from stage to the big screen.

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Hard NOC Life: ‘Spider-Man’ Into the Multiverse

This week on Hard NOC Life, Dominic Mah returns as guest co-host to join Keith for additional spoilery Endgame thoughts. This time with more Spider-Man: Far From Home!

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The Case for Passing the Torch to Miles Morales

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The Sinister Six film appears to be moving forward. 

While relatively little is known about the Spider-Man spin-off at this point, what is known that it is slated to hit theaters in November 2016 and the story revolving around the six super villains is one of redemption.

They aren’t the only ones in need of redemption.

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Why Miles Morales Needs to be in a Marvel Movie

Over the weekend, The Amazing Spider-Man 2′s $92 million opening — despite a middling reception from critics and comics fans, alike — has all but guaranteed that the powers-that-be at Sony Pictures have got the green light to launch their own foray into superhero mega-franchise-dom and build their Spidey-verse over the course of several movies. What isn’t certain, though, is how many of those coming movies will continue to star Andrew Garfield. Of Sony’s slate of yet-to-come Spidey themed flicks — Sinister Six, Amazing 3, and Venom — Garfield is only contracted to appear in the threequel, and that’s it. So what is Sony Pictures going to do without their lead?

In a recent interview with Comic Book Resources, Garfield himself had some ideas:

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The Amazing Spider-Man 2: Maximum Spider?

One thing Japan gets screwed out of are movie release dates. Half the time we won’t get a movie until a good four to six months from the original date from the States. There are a few exceptions though, with The Amazing Spider-Man series being one of them. Having watched it about a week ago, I’ve had some time to reflect on the sequel to the 2012 superhero reboot.

Entertaining? Yes. Amazing? Not quite.

Needless to say, minor spoilers will follow.

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