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Watch: Peter Parker Chats Up Curt Connors & Runs From The Police In Clips From 'The Amazing Spider-Man'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 11, 2012 6:00 PM
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Coming between "Prometheus" and "The Dark Knight Rises," and with "The Avengers" already setting a tremendously high bar for comic book films to reach, Sony's "The Amazing Spider-Man" is in an unenviable position. Early buzz has been lukewarm, and certainly the excitement behind this reboot can't match anything approaching the anticipation for the aforementioned films. So with a few more weeks to go until it hits theaters, it looks like Sony is just gonna bombard everyone with stuff from the movie in the hopes that something sticks.

Watch: 2 New Clips From 'The Amazing Spider-Man' Plus Video Diaries Of Dr. Curt Connors

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 6, 2012 10:11 AM
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There are few late night television personalities as awesomely unfunny as Jay Leno, but for whatever reason, people seem to love the guy. And endure him you must to watch the latest clip from "The Amazing Spider-Man" which is actually the most promising bit of footage of we've seen so far.

Watch: New Trailer For 'The Amazing Spider-Man' Arrives And Spins A New Web

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • May 3, 2012 6:58 PM
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With "The Avengers" already in theaters and crushing the box office, and with Christopher Nolan's "The Dark Knight Rises" looking to deliver the epic finale everyone is hoping for, can Sony's "The Amazing Spider-Man" make it three-for-three? Well, the newest (and, presumably, the last) trailer is here and it's pretty… blah. Sony is going to have to go into overdrive to convince people that it's worth sitting through another two hours of "how Peter Parker got his Spider-Man powers," because, really, this trailer isn't convincing anyone.

Tribeca Review: An Unwieldy ‘The Five-Year Engagement’ Is Still Endearing, Funny & Smart

  • By The Playlist
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  • April 19, 2012 8:59 AM
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Funny, touching and occasionally dramatic, Jason Segel and Nicholas Stoller’s charming “The Five Year Engagement” falls just short of the modern-day comedy classic category, and yet is deeply entertaining, genuinely amusing and satisfying in the way most shaggy-dog, two-hour-plus comedies are not. Bolstered by a hilarious supporting cast and two genuinely likable leads, the Judd Apatow-produced comedy may feel a little unkempt at times, but the picture has sweet and touching notes to go with the diverting silliness.

New Pics & 5 Clips From 'The Five-Year Engagement' With Jason Segel, Emily Blunt & Alison Brie

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 13, 2012 3:23 PM
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Last spring, Universal scored a touchdown with the Apatow-produced, Paul Feig-directed comedy hit "Bridesmaids," and now, a year later, they're hoping they can repeat that success. Apatow is once again working his wizardry behind the scenes, this time for director Nicholas Stoller and stars Jason Segel and Emily Blunt in "The Five-Year Engagement."

Rhys Ifans & Toby Jones To Join Susanne Bier's Adaptation Of Ron Rash's Period-Drama 'Serena'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • March 8, 2012 10:20 PM
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Originally set to team Darren Aronofsky and Angelina Jolie, it was back in January that the trio of Susanne Bier, Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper boarded a new iteration of "Serena," the adaptation of Ron Rash's period-drama novel. The project looks to be coming together quickly though having now added Rhys Ifans and Toby Jones to its cast in gearing for a March shoot.

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."

Maggie Gyllenhaal & Rhys Ifans Circling Noah Baumbach's 40-Hour-Long HBO Series 'The Corrections'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • January 20, 2012 9:22 AM
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Nothing demonstrates the status of HBO these days better than "The Corrections." Jonathan Franzen's novel was hugely acclaimed on publication in 2001, later landing atop many of the "best of the decade" literary lists, and was soon snapped up for a film version by Scott Rudin, one of the most important producers in Hollywood, and the man behind some of the most acclaimed novel-to-film translations of the last decade, from "Wonder Boys" to "No Country For Old Men."

Rhys Ifans Not In 'Bond 23,' But Is In Trouble With The Cops Following Brouhaha At Comic-Con

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 23, 2011 7:46 AM
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According to a recent Brit report, Rhys Ifans was joining his "Enduring Love" co-star Daniel Craig in "James Bond 23." Well, you can scratch that. Asked by MTV at Comic-Con yesterday if he was in the film, Ifans joked, "No. I just have a license to kill," before confirming, "No I'm not," in the upcoming Bond flick. Bummer. But that's not all the colorful Welshman was up to in San Diego.

Rhys Ifans Joins 'James Bond 23'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 17, 2011 12:07 PM
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Longtime Welsh character actor Rhys Ifans is finally cashing in on decades of great work. Perhaps best known for roles in "Notting Hill" and "Enduring Love," you've probably seen Ifans lately in films like "Greenberg," "Mr. Nice" or "The Boat That Rocked." But lately, the thespian has been banking paychecks for blockbuster fare -- He played Xenophilius Lovegood in "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1," popped up in "Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang" and next summer he'll get tangled with Peter Parker as Dr. Curt Connors, aka The Lizard, in "The Amazing Spider-Man." But one more mega franchise can now add Ifans to its incredible roster of talent.

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