Movie Releases for the Holiday Season

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Travis Weedon
3 min readDec 5, 2021



Marvel is ready to take the quantum leap into the next phase of its cinematic universe. Post Endgame, and with a bevy of television series now crowding its Disney+ catalogue, Marvel is taking its franchise multiversal. A botched spell from Dr. Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) rends the fabric of space-time, unleashing the full potential of Marvel’s intellectual property. Any character from any time is liable to descend on this iteration’s friendly neighborhood Spider-Man (Tom Holland) and his girlfriend Mary Jane (Zendaya). The premise to Spider-Man: No Way Home guarantees a glut of spectacle and fanservice and a gushing revenue stream for Disney. In theaters 12/16.


The original Matrix movie, from 1999, holds up as one of the most exhilarating and original science-fiction action films ever made. Unfortunately, its sequels burrowed so deeply into layers of simulacra that, by the…