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Spider-Man Homecoming Review

Spider-man has been my favorite comic book character for as long as I can recall. Being born in the 80s but a child of the 90s, it was mostly Bat-central growing up with the Michael Keaton movies, but due to some old tapes I was able to pledge my early allegiance to Spider-Man by watching Spider-Man and his Amazing Friends.  Shortly into the 90s the animated series would debut on Fox Kids on the heels of the successful X-men series and near the end of High School the first live action films with Tobey Maguire debuted. The movies lined up perfectly with my own life: The first movie I was a senior in High School like Mr. Parker,  Spider-Man 2 was while I started college and the 3rd movie in 2007 was when I too was post-college figuring out life.  Much like Batman, Spider-Man has had both highlights on the big screen (Dark Knight and Spider-man 2 respectively) and lowlights (Batman and Robin for Bats, Spider-Man 3/Amazing Spider-man 2 for the web-head). With this month’s release of Spider-Man Homecoming we are like Batman seeing the 3rd attempt to launch a film series.

Similar to my Civil War review I wanted to briefly talk about things I liked about Spider-Man Homecoming but since the movie hasn’t been out long, I will be careful about spoilers. Here we go! (Twhip!!!..…that’s me shooting a web to swing into this review):

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Giving Cable TV The (Not-So) Hard Goodbye: A guide to cord-cutting

Giving Cable TV The (Not-So) Hard Goodbye: A guide to cord-cutting

Last week I finally pulled the trigger on something that has been debated, considered and argued over in my household for the past 3-4 years (my wife may say longer): We finally cut the cord on Cable TV!!  While I don’t watch a lot of TV, I was always the holdout in talks with my wife about finally cutting the cord.

I’m not the easiest at embracing change, so as a defensive mechanism I often would make excuses like giving an expiration date on our TiVo service commitment a bit further out than it really was or put a lot more stock into a show that I was mostly indifferent over.

However, continued negotiations for HBO pricing with our cable provider and routinely changing fees and service charges I was more ready to make the change now than I was 2 or 3 years ago. After all, things aren’t quite the same as they were back when cord-cutting started to pick up momentum with customers and some of our friends.   So while this isn’t anywhere close to being an innovative or even new and exciting guide, this is more or less what I’ve discovered a week into cutting the cord.

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