Marisa Tomei

A Lawyer Wrote an Authorized ‘My Cousin Vinny’ Book Sequel
A Lawyer Wrote an Authorized ‘My Cousin Vinny’ Book Sequel
With the exception of technical honors, there’s still probably no Academy Winner as surprising as Marisa Tomei in My Cousin Vinny. To be fair, Tomei’s performance is absolutely delightful  —  funny at times, forceful at others, and the perfect counter for Joe Pesci’s endless barrage of conversation — but movies like My Cousin Vinny don’t typically take home Academy Awards for anything, least of all performances. That award speaks to the soft spot everyone has in their heart for that film; it may not be the most prestigious work of either Tomei or Pesci’s careers, but it’s a hard movie to say no to after a long day at the office.
Uncle Ben Was Kinda in ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’
Uncle Ben Was Kinda in ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’
Spider-Man: Homecoming is an unconventional Spider-Man movie in a lot of ways. For one thing, it’s not really an origin story, inasmuch as the spider bite incident has already happened and Peter Parker is well on his way to getting used to his new superpowers. There’s also another iconic Spidey moment cut from the movie: the death of Peter’s Uncle Ben. He’s not in the movie at all — well, almost not at all. Screenwriters Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley say they did put in a subtle Uncle Ben nod.

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