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10 Directors Who Could Save the ‘Spider-Man’ Franchise

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by ScreenCrush Staff February 10, 2015 @ 7:43 AM
Sony Pictures
Just the other day came word that Sony was developing an animated 'Spider-Man' movie with 'The LEGO Movie' directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller. Which would be great, and we would very much look forward to that movie! But, buried in that same piece of news was word that Sony still has no idea what to do with the live-action films. Do they make an 'Amazing Spider-Man 3' or just completely reboot (again)? High-level executives and 'Spider-Man' producers are set to meet at a "Spider-Man Summit" in January to decide the fate of the franchise. Since our invitation to this summit was strangely lost in the mail, Managing Editor Matt Singer and Editor-in-Chief Mike Sampson put their heads together and came up with a list of ten directors that Team Spidey should be considering.

Monday Morning Critic: Why ‘Arrow’ is Suffering This Season

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by Ryan McGee February 9, 2015 @ 12:12 PM
TheCW
Welcome back to another installment of the Monday Morning Critic. In this space each week, I’ll be looking at the week that was in addition to the week ahead in television. The format will shift each week, as the world of TV will dictate the form and content of each piece. In this week’s installment: what is holding this season of ‘Arrow’ back, and what the film ‘Boyhood’ says about the state of television.

The Most Painfully Awkward Movie Sex Scenes of All-Time

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by Britt Hayes February 9, 2015 @ 8:27 AM
We're tired of these glamorized sex scenes in movies -- the truth is that sex is awkward and weird sometimes, and we love when movies get it right. There's nothing quite like a painfully awkward sex scene in a movie, whether it's played for laughs or for discomfort. We've collected a list of the most awkward sex scenes in movies, ranging from the hilarious to the embarrassing, cringe-worthy, and hard to watch. Read on to see if your favorites made the cut. We've included video clips for some, but others were just a little too NSFW.

Get Schooled in Slime With These ‘Ghostbusters’ Facts

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by ScreenCrush Staff February 9, 2015 @ 8:03 AM
‘Ghostbusters’ was a huge hit, spawning a sequel and an all-female remake, but it almost was never ‘Ghostbusters’ at all. The film was originally called ‘Ghost Smashers’ before someone realized that's a horrible title. Needs some more phantastic facts? Who ya gonna call? You Think You Know Movies! Grab your proton pack and get ready to get slimed with these gooey facts.

A Definitive Ranking of Movie Titles Named After Their Main Character

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by Jacob Hall February 6, 2015 @ 12:48 PM
This list is not about quality. In fact, it will be only time you ever see ‘Corky Romano’ ranked above a Steven Soderbergh movie on any list. This list is about knee-jerk reactions to names. If you name your movie after your main character and only your main character, you are immediately assuming the name is compelling enough to command your attention. This is not about whether or not a movie is good; this is entirely about whether or not a simple character name can, by itself, get your butt in the theater.

20 ‘Iron Man’ Facts About Your Favorite Genius, Billionaire, Playboy, Philanthropist

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by ScreenCrush Staff February 5, 2015 @ 11:36 AM
We know that Tony Stark's Iron Man suit is powerful—when fully charged, it can lift over 100 tons—but, we probably didn't realize just how heavy it is. The original suit in the first ‘Iron Man’ movie weighed over 90 lbs. That's big, hot costume to have to act in all day. And, to think, it was almost not even Robert Downey, Jr. underneath all that armor. Find out which other actors made the cut, and a lot more, in the latest invincible installment of You Think You Know Movies!

Marvel’s ‘Daredevil’ Trailer Breakdown: What Can We Sense About Netflix’s Man Without Fear?

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick February 4, 2015 @ 2:41 PM
Marvel / Netflix
Marvel’s Netflix ‘Daredevil’ finally blinded us with its action-packed first trailer, but with all 13 episodes debuting as far away as April 10, we couldn’t resist feeling our way through the full promo frame by frame, and sensing every spoiler within. Get an eyeful of everything you missed in the first official trailer for Marvel’s ‘Daredevil’ series, only on Netflix!

‘Game of Thrones’ Season 5 Trailer: What Secrets Are Revealed in the New Footage?

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick February 4, 2015 @ 11:05 AM
HBO
This past weekend saw HBO conjuring its first official trailer for ‘Game of Thrones,’ season 5, bringing plenty of battles, boobs and magical teases of the new episodes premiering Sunday, April 12. We couldn’t help diving a little deeper into every frame of footage for literary details, so what secrets of ‘Game of Thrones’ season 5 have we unlocked?

100 Interesting Movies Facts You May Not Know

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by Pete Schiecke February 4, 2015 @ 7:38 AM
Did you know that up until first ‘X-Men’ film required it, neither Patrick Stewart nor Sir Ian McKellan had ever played chess? Or that O.J. Simpson was once considered to play the Terminator but was deemed too likable to play a villain? We've collected 100 movie facts—some of which even the biggest film fanatics may not know.

New Amazon Prime Instant Video Releases: February 2015

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by Britt Hayes February 2, 2015 @ 2:41 PM
NBC
If you’ve signed up for Amazon Prime, you should probably be taking advantage of their Instant Video streaming service, which offers tons of film and TV titles free to subscribers. This month brings some 2014 film favorites, including ‘Joe’ and ‘Mood Indigo,’ along with the second seasons of ‘Hannibal’ and ‘Orphan Black.’ And if you’re looking for something more romantic to watch in February, Amazon’s got you covered there, too. Read on for our guide to the newest releases hitting Amazon Prime Instant Video this February.