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Review: 'The Amazing Spider-Man' Is A Good Teen Romance Struggling To Escape A Mediocre Superhero Movie

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • June 29, 2012 3:34 PM
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We're likely reaching something of a tipping point with the superhero movies. The first wave is ending: "X-Men" has already been reinvented, Superman is getting his second relaunch in a decade, "The Hulk" has already had its third iteration, and Christopher Nolan's Batman-trilogy, which more than anything else brought a new level of respectability to the genre, is coming to a close. We're entering the second phase of the modern superhero movie era, and it's leading to some interesting possibilities. So far, these films have essentially been a genre in and of themselves, but as new filmmakers inevitably try out fresh ideas within its confines, we're likely to see other styles brought into the mix.

Duh: Andrew Garfield Wants To Return For 'The Amazing Spider-Man' Sequel Plus Even More Pics & Clips

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 27, 2012 10:38 AM
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With a May 2, 2014 release date already set, and Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci hired to pen the script, barring some kind of box office meltdown, a sequel to "The Amazing Spider-Man" is pretty much inevitable. And even though Sony probably already has an option on him (and the rest of the cast) for sequels, when asked by THR if he would like to return for Part Two, Andrew Garfield gave the answer anyone could have predicted. "If we do one, I hope I can do it -- I hope they'd let me do it. I hope so," he said, adding cheekily, "I think we want to get this one out. They already have a release date for the second one. But no script! So we have our priorities in order."

Watch: 'The Amazing Spider-Man' & 'Magic Mike' Clips Aim For Exposition & Striptease On Disparate Levels

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • June 25, 2012 4:22 PM
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Since someone could essentially put every “The Amazing Spider-Man” clip released by Sony into Final Cut and string together a nice bootleg version of the film (and someone did put together a 25 min supercut that was yanked by Sony earlier today), a new spoilery segment with Rhys Ifans has now arrived to take care of any narrative gaps, and just for good measure, a one-minute striptease from “Magic Mike” to add a little abs into the mix.

First Reviews For 'The Amazing Spider-Man' Spin A (Mostly) Positive Web

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 19, 2012 6:17 PM
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Even though the film doesn't begin hitting theaters internationally until next weekend, U.K. critics have put on their monocles and taken out their quill and dropped the first reviews for Sony's "The Amazing Spider-Man" reboot. And, somewhat surprisingly, it's getting some mostly very, very positive early notices.

New 'The Amazing Spider-Man' Poster Sees Our Favorite Webslinger Return To The Skies Of Sunkissed New York

  • By Simon Dang
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  • June 14, 2012 11:16 AM
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After a couple of darker marketing efforts, "(500) Days Of Summer" helmer Marc Webb's upcoming "The Amazing Spiderman" has now turned to an image synonymous with marketing for Sam Raimi's films: our favorite webslinger, played here by Andrew Garfield, high above a sunkissed New York City skyline. It might be nostalgia, or the superhero's iconography, but you know what? It works.

The 'Spider-Man' Universe Almost Crossed Over Into 'The Avengers' This Year; Could It Happen In The Future?

  • By Edward Davis
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  • June 13, 2012 2:34 PM
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The comic-book revelation of the week: the Stark Tower and the Oscorp Tower almost shared a Manhattan skyline in Marvel's "The Avengers" earlier this summer. What does that mean for those not fluent in poindexter-ese? It means the events from Columbia's upcoming "The Amazing Spider-Man" almost crossed over into the same New York universe where "The Avengers" took place. 

Watch: It's Peter Parker Vs. Flash Thompson In New Clip From 'The Amazing Spider-Man'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 12, 2012 3:46 PM
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There are few stills from a movie in the past year that captured the imagination quite like the one above for "The Amazing Spider-Man." It was one of the earliest looks at the film that Sony released and it was....curious to say the least. But with the studio currently playing the We're Going To Show You The Whole Damn Thing card in the marketing for the superhero reboot, we now get some explanation for the photo above.

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.

Josh Trank's 'Venom' Movie May Tie Into 'The Amazing Spider-Man' Universe

  • By Benjamin Wright
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  • June 11, 2012 11:40 AM
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Long before the upcoming “The Amazing Spider-Man” pressed the reset button on the lucrative Sam Raimi and Tobey Maguire-era of films about our favorite web slinger, there was talk of a standalone film starring Spidey’s arch nemesis Venom. Having been portrayed by “That ‘70s Show” veteran Topher Grace in the poorly-received (but still financially successful) third entry in the Raimi-helmed series, Venom was a product of the blend of a black symbiote suit that turned Spidey to the dark side along with Peter Parker's rival Eddie Brock.

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.

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