Marc Webb‘s The Amazing Spider-Man screened last week for junket press, but attendees were largely forbidden to review the film at the time, or even discuss it in detail on social media. But the film premiered this week in London, and with that open screening taking place reviews are starting to proliferate.
So what do people have to say about this Spidey reboot, which stars Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, and Rhys Ifans? The film changes some elements of Spider-Man’s origin, and in the view of some emphasizes the emotional/teen romance angle more than in Sam Raimi’s films. (Which means that some people didn’t watch Raimi’s films too closely, because the emotional angle was huge in all three.)
The consistent takeaway is that Garfield and Stone are quite good together, and that the supporting cast gives them an able boost. But the rest of it? Well, it’s a summer movie… Read More »
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Marc Webb‘s The Amazing Spider-Man is done and has begun its long publicity push leading up to its July 3 release. That means spoilers will soon be everywhere discussing exactly how this take on Spider-Man is different from Sam Raimi’s popular trilogy, how good Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone‘s chemistry is, how exactly Peter Parker’s parents play into the film, will Rhys Ifans‘ The Lizard look believable, all of the questions that have brewing since last Summer when everyone got their first look at the movie.
However, for those of us who won’t be able to see the film until opening night, Sony has released a pretty extensive B-Roll mini documentary that will do a great job of quenching your thirst of all things web-slinger. Check it out below. Read More »
There are a lot of big, attention-getting films in 2012, and one that I forget about once in a while is Gangster Squad, the film in which Zombieland director Ruben Fleischer follows the efforts of a squad of LA cops (Josh Brolin, Ryan Gosling, Nick Nolte, Giovanni Ribisi, Anthony Mackie) to stop the incursion of organized crime into LA, led by Sean Penn as famed mob boss Mickey Cohen.
A trailer has just been released for the film, and it looks like a good period cops and robbers story, bolstered by that cast into a level of quality that might let it sit alongside other period LA crime tales such as L.A. Confidential. Check out the trailer below. Read More »
Johnny Depp and Rob Marshall are working to make a new version of The Thin Man, the Dashiell Hammett novel about drunk detective socialite Nick Charles, his charming young wife Nora and the unusual family mystery in which they become embroiled.
The question is: who plays Nora? Deadline says there is a shortlist that will begin to meet with Warner Bros. next week. Names on the list include Eva Green, Amy Adams, Emma Stone, Carey Mulligan, Rachel Weisz, Kristen Wiig, Emily Blunt and Isla Fisher. That is, just about every smart actress with free time in her schedule and an interest in starring opposite one of the few semi-legit movie stars in the business. And without knowing more about what Marshall, Depp and WB are specifically looking for, it seems pointless to try to play the guessing game based on a list that long.
The original The Thin Man, released in 1934, spawned a series of comic detective films and, later, even a TV show, and that precedent is fueling fire that the material might become a hit once again.
After the break, Albert Hughes’ film Motor City might finally have a lead, and Hal Holbrook joins Gus Van Sant’s new film Promised Land. Read More »
No, that’s not a mistake in the headline. During the WonderCon panel for The Amazing Spider-Man, Emma Stone revealed that, prior to the film’s script being written and Gwen Stacy being made the central love interest in Sony’s Spidey reboot, she was originally brought in to meet to play Mary Jane (originally played by Kirsten Dunst in Sam Raimi’s trilogy).
Find out what else we learned from the panel below!
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Here are new images for a couple of upcoming CG animated features. One is Sony’s Hotel Transylvania, featuring the efforts of Dracula (Adam Sandler) to celebrate the birthday of his daughter Mavis (Selena Gomez), which end up being complicated by the attentions of a regular ol’ human (Andy Samberg). The movie is directed by Genndy Tartakovsky (The Powerpuff Girls, Samurai Jack, Star Wars: Clone Wars) which for me at least, represents the primary appeal of the project.
There’s also The Croods from Dreamworks Animation, featuring the voices of Nicolas Cage, Ryan Reynolds, Emma Stone, Catherine Keener, Clark Duke, and Cloris Leachman in a story about a prehistoric family of early humans.
New looks at both films showed up this week. That’s Mavis from Hotel Transylvania, above, and we’ve got a big image for The Croods below. Read More »
The viral ad campaign for Marc Webb‘s The Amazing Spider-Man, Mark of the Spider-Man, started up last week, and it started to pay off for everyone today with the first clip from the film. This is a pure Peter Parker clip; there’s no big web-swinging or Lizard-fighting action here. But you will get to see some of how Andrew Garfield is playing Peter Parker in this telling of Spidey’s story. Read More »
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For those of us not fortunate enough to make it to “The Untold Story Begins” Monday afternoon, Sony has just unleashed the latest trailer for Marc Webb‘s The Amazing Spider-Man. Scheduled for release July 3, the 3D reboot stars Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans, Denis Leary, Martin Sheen, Sally Field and more. But you knew that already. Want to see new footage? Well, stop reading and click away. At two minutes and 30 seconds, it’s worth it. Read More »