The It List: Celebrate the Fourth of July holiday with 'Stranger Things' Season 3, 'Spider-Man: Far From Home' and the best in pop culture the week of July 1, 2019

Stranger Things out of its creative groove, Netflix’s blockbuster series heads into its highly-anticipated third year with confident (and well-earned) swagger. Far from missing a beat, the entire Stranger Things crew — from the cast to the creative team — seem re-energized by their extended break. The first episode alone is packed wall-to-wall with moments that will make fans gasp, chuckle, cheer and, in the case of one terrific callback, cry. (The premiere also boasts some series-best music cues and surprise cameos by nostalgia-inducing ‘80s brands courtesy of the show’s newest setting, the totally awesome Starcourt Mall.)

plenty of questions. It was also easy to forget it wasn’t technically the last chapter of the MCU’s Phase 3. That would be Spider-Man: Far From Home, which answers… a few questions about what life is like in a "post-blip" world, as Thanos’s Snapture is now known. And the film has plenty of fun with returning the same-aged Peter Parker (Tom Holland) and friends to high school five years later before they’re whisked off for a very eventful European vacation, where Spidey will battle the Elementals, among other foes. While the first half of the film feels slightly like a retread of Homecoming‘s John Hughes-ian teen humor hijinks, be patient, because the third act is an absolute knockout. We can’t say why, because it would spoil the fun, but know you’re in for a ride — including two of the best post-credit scenes Marvel has delivered yet.” data-reactid=”29″>For as satisfying a climax as it was, Avengers: Endgame left us with plenty of questions. It was also easy to forget it wasn’t technically the last chapter of the MCU’s Phase 3. That would be Spider-Man: Far From Home, which answers… a few questions about what life is like in a “post-blip” world, as Thanos’s Snapture is now known. And the film has plenty of fun with returning the same-aged Peter Parker (Tom Holland) and friends to high school five years later before they’re whisked off for a very eventful European vacation, where Spidey will battle the Elementals, among other foes. While the first half of the film feels slightly like a retread of Homecoming‘s John Hughes-ian teen humor hijinks, be patient, because the third act is an absolute knockout. We can’t say why, because it would spoil the fun, but know you’re in for a ride — including two of the best post-credit scenes Marvel has delivered yet.

Fandango.” data-reactid=”34″>Get tickets for Spider-Man: Far From Home on Fandango.

Seinfeld (30th anniversary)” data-reactid=”35″>STREAM IT: Seinfeld (30th anniversary)

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Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Jerry Seinfeld and Jason Alexander on Seinfeld. (Photo: Sony Pictures)

Hulu.” data-reactid=”57″>All nine seasons of Seinfeld are available to stream on Hulu.

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E. Jean Carroll at her home in Warwick, NY. Carroll claims that Donald Trump sexually assaulted her in a dressing room at a Manhattan department store in the mid-1990s. Trump denies knowing Carroll. (Photo: Eva Deitch for The Washington Post via Getty Images)

Amazon.” data-reactid=”82″>What Do We Need Men For?: A Modest Proposal is available on Amazon.

Sarah Jessica Parker and Thomas Haden Church are back in the HBO comedy chronicling the sometimes sweet but mostly messy split between Frances and Robert. The last new episode debuted in March 2018, but don’t let that discourage you from tuning in to the latest. This show has never been about the plot. It’s success rests on its beloved stars and their characters’s sidekicks, especially the always hilarious Molly Shannon.

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Target.” data-reactid=”110″>The Stranger Things Mini Palace Arcade is available for $29.99 on Target.

iTunes or Amazon.” data-reactid=”115″>Download on iTunes or Amazon.

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