1. “Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse“ (PG)
In this sequel to “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse”, Miles Morales joins forces with Gwen Stacy and a team called the Spider-People to save the multiverse from a new villain called the Spot.
The voice cast includes the return of Shameik Moore (Miles), Hailee Steinfeld (Gwen), and Jake Johnson (Peter B. Parker). It also introduces Oscar Isaac, Jason Schwartzman, Issa Rae, Daniel Kaluuya, and Rachel Dratch.
It has a hip-hop/rap heavy soundtrack with guests ASAP Rocky, Offset, Future, Lil Uzi Vert, and Swae Lee.
A third film, “Spider-Man: Beyond the Spider-Verse”, is set to come out sometime next year.
It’s based on the 1973 short story by Stephen King.
A therapist named Will Harper (Chris Messina from “The Mindy Project”) and his two daughters are grieving the loss of their mother. They’re played by Sophie Thatcher from “Yellowjackets” and Vivien Lyra Blair, who was young Princess Leia in the Disney+ series “Obi-Wan Kenobi”.
When a patient (David Dastmalchian from “The Suicide Squad”) shows up unexpectedly to their house to seek Will’s help, he brings along an evil entity that feeds on the Harper family’s suffering.
(It was originally supposed to go straight to Hulu, but after positive test screenings, including WITH Stephen King, Disney decided to put it in theaters. Yep, Disney, since they own 20th Century Studios now.)