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Welcome to L.A. Weekly’s Movie Guide, your look at the hottest films in Los Angeles theaters this week — from indie art house gems and classics to popcorn-perfect blockbusters and new movies garnering buzz. Check here every week before you make your big screen plans.

Opening wide

Wednesday, July 3

Spider-Man: Far from Home is bound to feel anticlimactic after the culmination of Avengers: Endgame, but the show must go on. Shot on a modest budget of $160 million, it brings back Tom Holland as Peter Parker, a teenager with amazing spider-related abilities. This time out, he teams up with Mysterio (Jake Gyllenhaal) to do battle with the Elementals, extradimensional creatures who once ruled an ancient civilization on Earth. It is a direct sequel to Spider-Man: Homecoming, and, for those keeping count, the twenty-third entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

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