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Watch: It's A Hard Knock Life In New Trailer For 'Annie' With Quvenzhané Wallis, Jamie Foxx & Cameron Diaz

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 29, 2014 9:19 AM
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Annie
Why remake childhood favorite "Annie"? Well, because they can and that's just what Sony has done, entrusting the job to "Easy A" director Will Gluck, screenwriters Aline Brosh McKenna and Emma Thompson, and producers Will Smith and Jay Z. So yes, they brought the talent and the result is...this?

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.

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.”

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