2012: A Year in Movie Mistakes

At their core, all narrative features are lies. We can will ourselves to believe we’re watching superheroes save Manhattan, but we know deep down that what we’re really seeing is costumed actors zipping around on wires and jumping in front of green screens. And like all great, big whoppers, the more moving parts there are, the more difficult it gets to keep everything straight.

The folks at MovieMistakes.com delight in pointing out the tiny mistakes that slip through, whether it’s a costume that’s been sloppily rearranged between takes or an anachronistic prop that’s been dropped into a period piece. Just as they did in 2011, they’ve just released a list of their favorite goofs of the year, as well as a tally of the most error-prone films of the year. Read them both after the jump.

[UPDATE: One of the filmmakers mentioned, Rian Johnson, has since responded to Looper's inclusion at #8 on the list. Hit the jump to see his tweet.]

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Last week, The Dark Knight Rises got a sound thrashing at the hands of the Honest Trailer guys. This week, CinemaSins sets their sites on another of 2012′s big superhero films, The Amazing Spider-Man. Marc Webb‘s reboot was successful enough to warrant a currently-in-pre-production sequel, but many fans felt the story in the film was a tad illogical. After months and months of advertising an “untold story,” the only “untold story” was what happened during the movie.

Oddly enough, this video doesn’t even get into that. It just points out super nitpicky things. Still, it’s funny. Check it out below. Read More »

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There was no shortage of things to love about Marc Webb‘s The Amazing Spider-Man, but perhaps the highlight was the budding romance between Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield) and Gwen Stacy (Emma Stone). The actors shared the kind of crackling chemistry that’s tough to fake, comfortable and sexy in all the right measures. (The stars themselves apparently agreed, sparking a real-life romance during their time together on set.) A clip from a screen test has just hit the web, making it crystal clear why Stone landed the gig.

Then, if that video has you eager to see more of the pair together, we have some good news about a possible IMAX-exclusive cut of the sequel, The Amazing Spider-Man 2. Watch the clip and read about the IMAX release after the jump.

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