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Entertainment Geekly: A serious attempt to understand why every movie is about Magic Blood now

Entertainment Geekly is a weekly column that examines pop culture through a geek lens and simultaneously examines contemporary geek culture through a pop lens. So many lenses!

This summer, it’s all about the blood. Young Harry Osborn was hankering for some Spidey-plasma in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, because Peter Parker’s very special blood is a cure-all for the Green Death Disease that apparently afflicts all Osborns. Mystique’s blood was the secret sauce that transformed the Sentinels from giant gawky robots to shapeshifting protean-powered T-1000-bots in X-Men: Days of Future Past. (Confused? It’s all here in this pamphlet.)

In the underrated Edge of Tomorrow, Tom Cruise huffs an alien attacker’s hemoglobin and winds up absorbing the alien’s reboot-button superpowers. And in the exactly-rated Trans4mers, evil nerd scientists corpse-mine some dead space robots and come up with a new element that allows anyone to create anything they want. This element is called “Transformium”–which could mean that, in the world of Transformers, human blood is referred to as “Humanium.” READ FULL STORY

'Saturday Night Live' recap: It's Andrew Garfield's night, but Emma Stone steals the show

That headline isn’t meant to be a knock on Andrew Garfield, who was nimble and vibrant as Peter Parker (post-spider bite, of course) in his SNL hosting debut. His face sported a gigantic, adorable grin for about 75 percent of last night’s 90-minute show; he easily and smoothly transitioned between British and American accents, even multiple times in the same sketch; he showed a real knack for flustered buffoonery, almost saving an iffy wedding toast sketch by sheer force of personality alone. (Key word there: almost.)

Garfield was good enough that it’s puzzling the show didn’t give him more to do. As amusing as it was, his opening monologue — predictably crashed by his Amazing Spider-Man 2 co-star/girlfriend Emma Stone, who couldn’t help giving a bunch of undermining advice — didn’t exactly scream “vote of confidence.” And though Garfield was front and center several times throughout the night, he only got a few chances to really let loose. But wouldn’t you know it — the first one of those chances just happened to be the night’s…

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Andrew Garfield hosts 'Saturday Night Live' this weekend: Talk about it here!

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It must sort of suck to know that even as you’re spending all week preparing to host Saturday Night Live for the very first time, there’s just one question running through the minds of everyone planning to watch: When’s that dude’s girlfriend gonna show up?

Yes, Emma Stone is charming and funny and great, and proved herself to be an SNL natural when she headlined the show in 2010 and 2011. But Stone’s longtime beau Andrew Garfield is no slouch himself. Witness, for example, the easy charm on display during his only previous Saturday Night Live appearance, a cameo in Emma’s last monologue:

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'Amazing Spider-Man 2' ending: Dissecting those final moments -- SPOILERS

It’s pretty much impossible to leave a film set in the Marvel universe without having something to talk about, whether it’s a notable character, a plot development, or a storyline that you really enjoyed. Mostly, though, when you leave a superhero film, your focus isn’t on the present — it’s on the future. We want to know where this franchise is going. We want to know now. Thus, we speculate. And speculate and speculate and speculate…and sometimes we dissect just enough to keep us busy until more detailed intel comes out.

There’s always something to discuss about the end sequences and credit scenes, and if you’re reading this, you’ve likely been to see The Amazing Spider-Man 2. So, without further ado — and heeding the massive SPOILER ALERT below — let’s dig in.

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Andrew Garfield shows superheroic range in 'SNL' promos -- VIDEO

Is Andrew Garfield American or British? The answer, technically, is “both” — which explains how he switches between the two accents so easily. And that’s not the Amazing Spider-Man star’s only linguistic trick: According to this new set of Saturday Night Live promos, Garfield also knows how to speak in dog. Can you speak in dog, Emma Stone?

Watch Garfield bark, smolder, and give his take on a whispery “Clint Eastwood” voice — sounds more like a Christian Bale-esque Batman growl, if you ask me — in the video below. Hell, maybe if he’s this versatile on Saturday, SNL will name the green room after him! (As you’ll see in the clip, stage-naming rights have already been taken.)

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PopWatch Planner: 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' in theaters, 'The Following' finale, and more

As April comes to a close, Andrew Garfield is once again suiting up as the oh-so-amazing Spider-Man, just as John Oliver suits up for the debut of his new talk show. Elsewhere, The Following‘s season is coming to an end, just as 16 and Pregnant kicks off another year of teens, babies, and more drama than most scripted television could fathom.

Here’s your pop culture schedule for the week:

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'Amazing Spider-Man 2' Twitter chat with Andrew Garfield: Read his best answers!

Good news, Spidey fans!

Earlier today EW teamed up with Sony and The Amazing Spider-Man 2 star Andrew Garfield to get your Spider-Man questions answered. Read some of Garfield’s best answers from the chat below. And if you missed it, don’t worry. You can read the whole chat here.

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'Amazing Spider-Man': Our villain wish list for the Sinister Six

Amazing Spider-Man 2 opens next month, but that’s just step two in Sony’s 34-step process to out-Avengers Avengers. The studio announced a slate of Spidey sequels and spin-offs last year — and, as EW’s Sara Vilkomerson explains in this week’s cover story, the new film is very much a world-building vehicle towards those future films, laying the groundwork for a rapid expansion. The ultimate end goal, at least for now, appears to be the Sinister Six. That’s the name of a villainous superteam that frequently bedevils Spidey. If all goes as planned, there will be a Sinister Six movie, with Drew Goddard already onboard to write/probably direct it.

But the Sinister Six have always had a rotating lineup. (And — potential Unusual Sequel Title Alert! — there was once a Sinister Twelve.) So who should be on the bigscreen Six? We put together a wishlist of Spidey villains — post your own essentials in the comments!

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'Amazing Spider-Man 2': Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, and Jamie Foxx interview each other -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

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If you pick up a copy of this week’s issue of Entertainment Weekly, you’ll get a deep dive look into the expanded superhero franchise of The Amazing Spider-Man 2. But if you want to know about the really important things, like who is afraid of spiders or who can stop a crime in real life, then Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, and Jamie Foxx have some answers for you!

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This Week's Cover: Get ready for 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2'

Prepare for an expansion in the Spider-verse. With The Amazing Spider-Man 2 swinging into theaters on May 2, Sony Pictures takes a big step forward with its amazing Spider-Plan. In this week’s Entertainment Weekly, senior writer Sara Vilkomerson talks with Team Spidey — including director Marc Webb and stars Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx, and Dane DeHaan — about the decision to commit to two more Amazing Spider-Man films, for 2016 and 2018, in addition to two spin-offs focusing on beloved villains Venom and the Sinister Six.

“At the tail end of this movie we set up some of the other characters that will probably end up being in the Sinister Six,” says Sony Pictures co-chairman Amy Pascal. “We’re going forward on all fronts.” (The studio hasn’t yet announced the exact makeup of its big-screen Sinister Six, but comic book fan Garfield says he personally digs Venom, Doc Ock, Vulture, and Kraven.) READ FULL STORY

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