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Watch: New Trailer For 'The Amazing Spider-Man' Suggests Reasons For Optimism Without Sealing The Deal

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • February 7, 2012 3:10 AM
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Last year, we had four summer superhero films, of which two turned out to be fairly unqualified successes -- the Marvel pictures, "Thor" and "Captain America: The First Avenger" -- one a moderate success -- "X-Men First Class" -- and one that tanked like Lori Petty -- "Green Lantern." As we said sometime last week, this summer is less complicated when it comes to comic book fare, with two of the three films based on graphic novels being solid gold hits regardless of anything, namely "The Dark Knight Rises" and "The Avengers."

'The Amazing Spider-Man' Preview In 3D Looks Dark, Epic, Funny & Winning

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • February 6, 2012 5:07 PM
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Today in various cities across the globe (and linked, through the magic of technology, seamlessly), Sony presented a smattering of footage from July's hotly anticipated reboot "The Amazing Spider-Man," as well as the brand new (3D!) trailer. While much of the footage seems fairly familiar, with many of the same story beats being hit from Sam Raimi's original 2002 iteration, there were enough surprises to hold our interest, and visually the movie appears to be absolutely ravishing -- deep and immersive in ways most 3D movies lack.

Geronimo! Five Actors Who Could Lead A David Yates-Helmed 'Doctor Who' Movie

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • November 15, 2011 11:16 AM
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Given our reboot-happy culture, it was only a matter of time before long-running BBC science-fiction series "Doctor Who" got the movie treatment, despite the fact that it's still on the air, and gaining a bigger international audience than ever before. But this afternoon's news that David Yates (who directed half of the films in the mammoth "Harry Potter" franchise) is developing a big screen version still came as something of a surprise. And, with the announcement that it'll depart from established continuity, shunning recent stars like Matt Smith and David Tennant and starting afresh.

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