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Does Spidey's Andrew Garfield Have the Right Star Stuff?

Critics are less enthused about “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” than they were about 2012’s reboot of the comic-book franchise. The Chicago Tribune review headline declaring the sequel as “just adequate, too long” pretty much nails it. What is amazing, however, is the praise being heaped upon the more intimate moments shared by the cast members over the web-slinging action sequences. Much of that is due to the edgy yet playful performance by Andrew Garfield in the title role.
  • By Susan Wloszczyna
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  • May 5, 2014 7:00 AM
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Box Office Top Ten: 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' Clears the Field, But Sets No Records

This year the official summer season launches, as did last, with a Marvel comic sequel. But Sony's costly "The Amazing Spider-Man 2," while it opened $2 million ahead of the expected gross of $90 million, is nowhere close to last year's Marvel entry. While it's scoring overseas, it could face a long road to profitability.
  • By Tom Brueggemann
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  • May 4, 2014 1:13 PM
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WATCH: Andrew Garfield Hosts a Fantastic, Instant Classic SNL (VIDEO)

Here it is--a genuinely great episode of "Saturday Night Live." Bolstered by the measured goofiness of Andrew Garfield, this episode was inspired and consistent. There was nothing too experimental or wild, but it was SNL doing what they do best and hitting all of their marks and delivered some important satire.
  • By Maggie Lange
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  • May 4, 2014 12:44 PM
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Not Into 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2'? Here Are Three Raved-About Indies to See This Weekend

Superhero Movie Season is in full swing this weekend as "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" starring Andrew Garfield nets multiplexes far and wide. But those who're feeling the tentpole blues can seek solace in three well-reviewed indie offerings: "Ida" and "Belle" hit select cities, while Ti West's found-footage horror "The Sacrament" is now on pre-theatrical VOD.
  • By TOH!
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  • May 2, 2014 3:01 PM
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WATCH: Eye-Popping Summer Movie Clips Unveiled at the MTV Movie Awards, from 'X-Men' to 'Spider-Man 2'

On Sunday night, the MTV Movie Awards unveiled an array of VFX-packed new footage from the studios' upcoming summer movie slate. Watch them here.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • April 14, 2014 2:38 PM
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'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' First Reviews Unspool (TRAILER)

Early reviews of "The Amazing Spider-Man 2," in theaters May 2, have landed, and consensus is wishy-washy. Most critics agree that the film is too long and overstuffed, but that the romantic chemistry between leads Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone is hard to resist.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • April 9, 2014 11:34 AM
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Andrew Garfield Melts Hearts Once Again

As if Andrew Garfield's lithe beauty isn't enough to completely destroy you. "The Amazing Spider-Man" star swept in and saved the day after his shared sketch with the Batkid was slashed from the Oscar telecast.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • March 6, 2014 4:57 PM
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WATCH: New International Trailer for 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2'

A new international trailer has arrived for "The Amazing Spider-Man 2," starring the intensely likable Andrew Garfield as young Spidey and Emma Stone as his love interest Gwen Stacey. On villain duty is Jamie Foxx, as the sparkly Electro. Watch below.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • December 13, 2013 2:49 PM
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Comic-Con Wrap: Winners and Losers (Hiddleston video)

So who came out ahead? Here's my list of winners and losers of Comic-Con.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • July 24, 2013 6:11 AM
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Casting Watch: Andrew Garfield to Star in Martin Scorsese's Long-Awaited 'Silence'

"Spider-Man" star and "Social Network" dreamboat Andrew Garfield has been cast in Martin Scorsese's highly anticipated, Japan-set "Silence."
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • May 7, 2013 2:10 PM
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