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Monday
Feb202012

First clip of 'The Amazing Spider-Man' shows a flustered Peter Parker

The first true trailer and information about Marc Webb’s The Amazing Spider-Man reboot was released last week, but today we got a look at a clip from the film. Unlike the trailer, this is a scene that plays in its entirety. Here, Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield) is attempting to enter Gwen Stacy’s building to go to dinner, but is stopped by a doorman. Unlike Tobey Maguire’s more distant Parker, this one seems a lot more timid and flustered. His reactions to the situation are quite natural and if I were the doorman, I might be suspicious as well. 

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Tuesday
Feb072012

'The Amazing Spider-Man' trailer & sneak preview: How it's different from Raimi's trilogy

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The Amazing Spider-Man is undoubtedly one of the biggest movies coming out this year, but there are a lot of people who still don’t quite know how it ties in with Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man trilogy. Is it a remake? A reboot? A sequel? Well, from what we’re hearing about the sneak preview, new shots, and Director Mark Webb (500 Days of Summer) himself, it sounds like the new film is a completely different take on Spider-Man. The new trailer confirms it. 

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Friday
Dec092011

'The Amazing Spider-Man' teaser poster - Marc Webb promises us The Untold Story 

It’s hard to know what to think of Marc Webb’s Spider-Man reboot, The Amazing Spider-Man. Webb directed the fantastic 500 Days of Summer, starring Zoey Deschanel and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, but the first-person perspective of the trailer was somewhat strange, to say the least. Hopefully the film won’t end up being a drama mixed with a theme park ride, but we’ll have to wait and see. It’s looking like a darker film than the Sam Raimi trilogy, if nothing else. A tagline of “The untold story” also sounds interesting. Hopefully it will be something new. 

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Thursday
Jul142011

First look at The Amazing Spider-Man's mask

Filmonic has posted a first look at Spider-Man's mask and suit in The Amazing Spider-Man, the upcoming reboot of the series previously starring Toby Maguire. As is usually the case with Hollywood, the new design seems to have a grittier look to it with more detail than the Sam Raimi Spider-Man movies. It all looks a bit more rubbery, but it's cool how you can make out Peter Parker's eyes inside the mask, if you look hard enough. The previous mask (see below) looked a lot more spandex-ey. The Amazing Spider-Man hits theaters on July 3, 2012 and is being directed by Marc Webb, who made one of my favorite films, 500 Days of Summer

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Sunday
Oct032010

THE SOCIAL NETWORK is stranger than fiction (review)

Rating:  (Mediocre)

One of my favorite films is Stranger Than Fiction. It's about (spoiler alert) a man named Harold Crick and his wristwatch. Harold lives his life by that watch until one day when something extraordinary happens: he starts hearing a voice in his head, narrating his life. This voice knows everything about him, often before he does. It's frustrating at first, and becomes a nightmare when this narrator informs him of his own imminent death. Karen Eiffel is an author who writes masterpieces that always end in the death of her main character. In this case, Harold Crick. Now here's the question: if Karen Eiffel knew that killing her fictional character, Harold Crick, would result in the death of a real living person, would she finish the book? More importantly, does she have the right?

As a film, The Social Network is mesmerizing and thrilling; I can't get it out of my head. It claims to be the story behind the founding of Facebook, a company that was Mark Zuckerberg's drunken dorm room idea seven years ago and is now the largest social networking site in the world, with more than 500 million active users and $2 billion in revenue. It's a great story too; it's just not the truth--not even close.

Usually moviegoers try to pick out inaccuracies in docu-dramas. When watching The Social Network, I suggest you try to find the facts. Aaron Sorkin (writer), David Fincher (director), and Ben Mezrich (author) have twisted this tale so tight that the most accurate thing about it are the names. 

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Monday
Jul052010

We've got a Spider-Man! It's...Andrew Garfield? (Media Round-Up)

Life's opportunities cannot be planned. Andrew Garfield learned that the other day when he was picked as the next Spider-Man and then paraded onto a stage surrounded by reporters a mere half hour later. The biggest news, however, is that the blogosphere has no opinion of the young British actor. Is he right for the role of Peter Parker? Can he fill Tobey Maguire's shoes? Is he too similar? Is he too boring? No one has much of an opinion, it seems. Odd.

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Sunday
Jan102010

THE IMAGINARIUM OF DOCTOR PARNASSUS is whatever you wish it to be

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Never, never, never make a deal with the devil. The devil doesn't care about winning and losing, he just wants to play. Sadly, Doctor Parnassus learns this the hard way. The Imaginarium is a film from the warped mind of Terry Gilliam, made stranger still by the passing of Heath Ledger midway through production. It's a beautiful, creative, perplexing ride through the mind of its creator, incomprehensible at times and downright ludicrous at others. Still, like The Box, if you're able to save the questions for later and enjoy the gorgeous, strange trip, you'll be better off for it. 

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