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'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' Review

by Jordan Hoffman May 2, 2014 @ 8:13 AM
Sony Pictures
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.

The 'Electric Company' Spider-Man Shorts, Ranked

by Mike Ryan April 30, 2014 @ 11:00 AM
I thought it would be fun to revisit as many of these old Spider-Man shorts I could find ... it was not that fun. I mean, sure, it's fun to listen to that theme song again! And it was fun to see Morgan Freeman pop up and help and or fight Spider-Man. But, these tend to get a little redundant, which makes sense because they were made for a six-year-old living in the mid-1970s. It was either this or stare at a wall -- which, maybe, is where the idea for Spider-Man's foe The Wall came from. Regardless, I watched and ranked all of the Spider-Man shorts I could find (15 in all) from least enjoyable to most enjoyable. (Sadly, not all of them are online.)

'SNL' Preview: Andrew Garfield Tries to Live Up to Emma Stone

by Kevin Fitzpatrick April 30, 2014 @ 10:32 AM
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?

'Amazing Spider-Man 2' Has an End-Credit Easter Egg After All, Sort of

by Damon Houx April 29, 2014 @ 6:10 PM
Columbia Pictures
It was previously revealed that 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' would not have an end-credit scene, even though the trend has become standard with Marvel-produced films (and though the last 'Spider-Man' movie had one), and would instead feature footage from 'X-Men: Days of Future Past.' Yet now Sony has alerted us there will be a sequence touting future Spider-Adventures, but not the way you'd expect.

Emma Stone Destroys Jimmy Fallon in the Latest Lip Sync Battle

by Kate Erbland April 29, 2014 @ 9:08 AM
Oh, Jimmy Fallon, you just don't stand a chance. Sure, your lip sync skills are above average, better than what most normal people could show off, and you should be proud. Really! But, let's be honest, 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' star Emma Stone is perhaps the most accomplished lip sync artist to ever hit the 'Tonight Show' stage.

The 'Amazing Spider-Man 2' Blu-ray Will be Packaged Inside Jamie Foxx's Head

by Jacob Hall April 28, 2014 @ 2:35 PM
'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' hasn't even hit theaters in the United States yet and they've already started trying to sell us on the home video release. But, before we can say "Hey, hold your horses! We'll contemplate picking up the physical media after we've seen the movie!", they go ahead and reveal the special edition Blu-ray set and it is a thing of hideous, baffling beauty. Behold the 'Amazing Spider-Man 2' deluxe edition, which is housed inside the cranium of Jamie Foxx's Electro.

Comic Strip: 'Justice League' Is A Go, Marvel Gets 'Strange,' and New 'Ultron' Details

by Jacob Hall April 28, 2014 @ 11:11 AM
Warner Bros./Marvel/Marvel
ScreenCrush’s Comic Strip is a weekly roundup of the hottest superhero movie/TV news items. From Marvel to DC and points in between, if it pertains to costumed comic book heroes, we’re covering it here, bringing you our expert analysis. This week, DC and Warner Bros. get official with 'Justice League,' Marvel gets weird with Ant-Man and Dr. Strange, and Spider-Man looks to bring back J. Jonah Jameson.

Marc Webb on 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2,' the 'Sinister Six' Movie and the Future Of J. Jonah Jameson

by Mike Ryan April 28, 2014 @ 7:48 AM
Sony Pictures
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.

'Spider-Man' Star Sally Field Has Never Actually Seen a 'Spider-Man' Movie

by Kate Erbland April 24, 2014 @ 9:25 AM
Most actors and actresses don't actually like watching themselves on the big screen -- at least, that's what most of them say in interviews, and the majority of them sure sound sincere -- so it's not exactly rare to hear one of them say that they haven't watched their latest feature, even if they're making the talk show rounds to promote it. However, it does seem a little different when someone who has a relatively small part in a huge movie franchise fesses up about having never seen any of them. Maybe don't tell people that.

Comic Strip: Marvel Crossovers, a New X-Perience, and Some Cajun Flavor

by Jacob Hall April 22, 2014 @ 2:36 PM
ScreenCrush’s Comic Strip is a weekly roundup of the hottest superhero movie/TV news items. From Marvel to DC and points in between, if it pertains to costumed comic book heroes, we’re covering it here, bringing you our expert analysis. This week, the 'Spider-Man' producers shoot down the potential of a crossover, Zack Snyder explains why Batman just has to fight Superman on the big screen, and Channing Tatum may take on a certain Cajun mutant superhero.