Most of what I know about complex science comes from comic books, so forgive me if my understanding of quantum mechanics is a little off. But, I think it can mean that particles can exist in two states simultaneously. 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2,' a film loaded with such half-understood notions of difficult scientific concepts, is a quantum movie. It manages to be both awful and entertaining, frequently at the same exact time. The script is ludicrous, even by summer blockbuster standards. The characters behave irrationally and without motivation and the story makes lengthy, frequent pit stops into dull backstory. But, for every moment of tedium and confusion there is a tiny explosion of joy. Director Marc Webb just barely ties this collision of half-baked ideas together in a sticky Spidey bow.
After taking a few weeks off, 'SNL' will return this coming Saturday (when else?) to kick off the first of the 39th season's final three installments, webbing up 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' star Andrew Garfield for his first hosting gig, along with Coldplay's fifth appearance on the series. The first promos have arrived with Bobby Moynihan, but how does Garfield stack up against his 'Spider-Man' co-star/girlfriend/former 'SNL' host/lip-sync champion Emma Stone?
I met Webb at his SoHo hotel room -- or, if not his room, the room Sony had him sitting in at that particular moment -- to talk about the future of Spider-Man, what exactly Shailene Woodley's role would have been in the final movie had she not been cut, and Webb offers some, let's say, coy hints at the possible return of J.K. Simmons as J. Jonah Jameson.
Three-time 'SNL' host Seth Rogen mostly scored beneath our seasonal rankings with the latest installment -- though it might have been cameo-heavy between James Franco, Zooey Deschanel and Taylor Swift -- but what of the final episodes of the year? 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' star Andrew Garfield signed on to make his hosting debut in May, but who will accompany Spidey in one of the final 'SNL' outings of the 39th season?
Saving the day, getting the girl, being a good guy -- it's all in a day's work for Peter Parker and his alter ego, Spider-Man. But as director Marc Webb notes in this new featurette for 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2,' Peter's going to learn the hard way in the sequel that he can't have it all because "life doesn't work that way." Webb teases the famous storyline between Peter and girlfriend Gwen Stacy, as well as Spidey's greatest threat yet: the Sinister Six.
Despite the film's many villains, 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' director Marc Webb doesn't believe the movie will collapse under their weight, especially since he says Electro is the main antagonist, with Rhino and Green Goblin appearing in more minor capacities. Though, as the new 'Amazing Spider-Man 2' clip previews, these supporting baddies still offer some thrills.
Ellen DeGeneres certainly gave the 2014 Oscars ceremony the majority of its highlights, but audiences were left without a major "wow" moment -- and now we know why. The lovable and adorable Batkid, who took the world (and the internet) by storm, was originally supposed to make an onstage appearance alongside 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' star Andrew Garfield, but his segment was canceled at the last minute. So what was the reason behind the cut?
With reports swirling that a certain leading lady might encounter some life-threatening scenarios in 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2,' a new featurette released for the film doesn't bode well for her ... love life. As Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield) attempts to balance his personal life with his Spider-Man duties, his best gal, Gwen Stacy (Emma Stone), won't be waiting around for him.