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Watch: First Trailer For Alejandro Iñárritu's 'Birdman' Starring Michael Keaton, Zach Galifianakis, Ed Norton & More

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • June 12, 2014 1:30 PM
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Birdman,
Well, our week just got a whole lot better, because the trailer (and poster) for one of our most anticipated films of the year has arrived. We've been enormously curious about "Birdman," partly because it's the latest film from one of our favorites, Alejandro Alejandro González Iñárritu (or Alejandro G. Iñárritu, as the trailer now bills him), and partly because the film promised to be something of a departure, apparently a more comic vibe for a filmmaker whose work before now, like "Amores Perros," "21 Grams," "Babel" and "Biutiful," has tended towards the bleak.

Watch: First Trailer For Woody Allen's 'Magic In The Moonlight' Starring Emma Stone & Colin Firth

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 21, 2014 2:18 PM
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Magic In The Moonlight
Is it time for Woody Allen to start taking a break between pictures? Yes, his work ethic is admirable but sometimes it feels like he's just going through the motions, and as reliably comforting as his annual movies are, and as decent as thoroughly "Magic In The Moonlight" looks, it's clear he's running through some familiar plot elements.

Emma Stone Reteams With Woody Allen, Joins His Next Film With Joaquin Phoenix

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 6, 2014 1:07 PM
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While Andrew Garfield has at least one more "The Amazing Spider-Man" movie to deal with, Emma Stone is no longer required to square away a big chunk of the year to the franchise, so she's deciding to do some more interesting work instead. With "Magic In The Moonlight" due later this summer, it seems Emma Stone has got on well with Woody Allen, and is ready to work with him again.

Interview: 'Amazing Spider-Man 2' Producers Avi Arad & Matt Tolmach Talk Spin-Off Plans, Crossovers & More

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • April 30, 2014 2:00 PM
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The Amazing Spider-Man 2
Kevin Feige might be the sorcerer supremre of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but when it comes to the "Amazing Spider-Man 2" (and it's own expanding universe), Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach are it. Arad is the guy who, back when he ran Marvel, got the comics company back on its feet and started Marvel Studios as a company that could eventually rival any of its Hollywood contemporaries. (It's also worth noting that without his aggressively innovative management, Disney would have never bought Marvel.) Arad now shepherds the crown jewel property that is, as of yet, out of Disney's hands: Spider-Man. Together with Tolmach, Arad's new goal is to rival Marvel's sprawling cinematic landscape, complete with a whole continuum of spin-offs and sequels. We talked about the possibility of multiple cinematic Spider-Men, if the Mary Jane footage will ever see the light of day, and whether or not they see the Spider-universe infecting the small screen too.

New Photos From Woody Allen’s 'Magic In The Moonlight’ Plus New Plot Details Emerge

  • By Edward Davis
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  • April 26, 2014 11:55 AM
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Magic In The Moonlight
Set in the 1920s on the French Riviera (wait, why isn't this at Cannes again??), Woody Allen’s 5,0000th film (ok, less), “Magic In The Moonlight,” is a romantic comedy about an Englishman brought in to help unmask a possible swindle. And, of course, personal and professional complications ensue. That’s all we’ve known for several months, but new plot details have emerged along with two new photos from the film.

Watch: 10-Minute Talk With Marc Webb, Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx & Dane DeHaan For 'Spider-Man 2'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 18, 2014 9:25 AM
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AMazing Spider-man 2
"The Amazing Spider-Man 2" opens this weekend in some key overseas territories, including the U.K., and Sony is reportedly hoping to hit the magic $1 billion mark with their sequel. That means, until the movie lands stateside, we're going to be seeing a lot more promo material from the film. So bring it on!

Review: 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' Starring Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx & Dane DeHaan

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • April 8, 2014 7:03 PM
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As far as superhero reboots go, "room for improvement" was probably the best way to sum up 2012's "The Amazing Spider-Man." Certainly financially, the film made a very healthy $750 million worldwide, but that's still less than any of the three Sam Raimi films that preceded it. And creatively, the film had some strong building blocks—an increased emphasis on romance, a hugely appealing central pairing in Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone (plus support from ringers like Sally Field and Martin Sheen), a bright sense of humor, a fresh-ish take on the characters—but a patchy script, disappointing action and lackluster villain meant that there was plenty of opportunity for a sequel to prove itself worth of the title "amazing."

New Look At Green Goblin In 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' Plus Two New Featurettes & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 26, 2014 1:20 PM
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The Amazing Spider-Man 2
"The Amazing Spider-Man 2" is just over a month away from slinging into theatres and Sony has mobilized their marketing team to make it their number one priority. Even with over four weeks away from seeing the movie, well, we've already seen a lot from the sequel just through the smorgasbord of clips, trailers and promos. And determined to leave no stone unturned, no plot point undiscovered, even more has arrived over the past few days.

Watch: Final Trailer For 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' Spins A Web For The Sequel

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 19, 2014 9:20 AM
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The Amazing Spider-Man 2
While you might still be miffed that "The Amazing Spider-Man" told the origin story you already knew, director Marc Webb admits to Rolling Stone he actually turned down a script for the first movie that ditched it altogether. "It was different. It still had the Lizard in it, but it was a script that jumped ahead in time and relied on knowledge of the comic books that I don't think everyone had," he explained to the magazine. "Tonally, it was a little more tongue-in-cheek and glib, and I didn't feel the emotional connection. I just didn't know how else to develop that bond than with an origin story. I feel like it pays off in this movie, because now Andrew Garfield embodies Peter Parker."

Watch: 3 Clips & Featurette From 'Amazing Spider-Man 2' Plus New Details On Venom & Sinister Six

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • March 12, 2014 9:05 AM
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We may be nearly two months away from its release, but that won’t stop the marketing onslaught of “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” from coming for you. The studio has released another featurette, a couple of clips and a brand new international TV spot for your consumption.

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