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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!

Watch: New Clip From 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' Gets Electro-Charged Plus 2 New TV Spots

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 14, 2014 10:45 AM
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Amazing Spider-Man 2
The reviews are out for "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" and they are mixed, to say the least (though our Oli Lyttelton really didn't like it), but Sony isn't giving up pushing this hard, and why should they? No matter what the critics say, the sequel is already tracking for a massive $95 million opening weekend, and the studio will do everything it can to make that number bigger.

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."

Watch: See More Electro In Clip & Featurette For 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 2, 2014 4:15 PM
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The Amazing Spider-Man 2
Sony's marketing department continues to take Marc Webb's "The Amazing Spider-Man 2," rumored to be well over two hours long, and cut it up into bite sized pieces in the name of selling the movie. But it could have likely the opposite effect of creating fatigue instead of excitement before the movie even hits theatres.

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.

Jamie Foxx & Kevin Hart Ride Along Together To 'The Black Phantom'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 11, 2014 2:45 PM
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With "Ride Along" banking $130 million at the US box office, it's not surprise that Kevin Hart and director Tim Story are staying close tied. They've already got a sequel to the hit comedy in the works, and later this year the pair is dropping "Think Like A Man Too." And now, they're cooking up another movie, one that will pair Hart with another major comedic talent.

Marc Webb Originally Didn’t Want To Make ‘Amazing Spider-Man,’ Addresses Villain Overkill Concerns For The Sequel

  • By Edward Davis
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  • March 9, 2014 4:02 PM
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SXSW: In the vaults from indie-filmmaker to tentpole blockbusting director, Marc Webb took one of the biggest jumps in recent memory. He started his feature-length filmmaking career with 2009’s inventive and quirky “(500) Days Of Summer” and then made the quantum leap to “The Amazing Spider-Man.”

Watch: First Trailer For Musical 'Annie' Starring Quvenzhané Wallis, Jamie Foxx & Cameron Diaz

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 5, 2014 6:53 PM
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Annie
What happens when Jay Z and Will Smith get together to do something? Whatever the hell they want, and it they decided to use their producing powers to bring orphan "Annie" back to the big screen. And the first trailer is here to show you that a lot has changed since the 1982 original.

Watch: More Spidey Unveiled In International TV Spot For 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 27, 2014 10:05 AM
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The Amazing Spider-Man 2
With Sony promising a Spider-Man universe movie "every year," if you're already exhausted by the relentless show-everything-before-you-see-movie marketing campaign, you ain't seen nothing yet. But until those "Sinister Six" and "Venom" flicks get scheduled, we're still on a bi-annual basis for Spidey, with the next one coming this summer.

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