Every sunset is just the prologue to another sunrise, and every superhero movie is just the prologue to another post-credits scene featuring a first look at a potential sequel villain. And so, the angsty web-swinging reboot The Amazing Spider-Man concludes with a brief tease for the already-in-development Amazing sequel. As far as post-credits scenes go, Amazing wins points for pure non sequitur obscurity. Very little is revealed, although much is teased. Let’s unpack it a little bit, shall we? (Spoilers from here.) READ FULL STORY »
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Amongst all the excitement for Columbia Pictures’ Amazing Spider-Man reboot, there lurks a nagging question: Why the Lizard? There were, after all, proven commodities like the Green Goblin and Dr. Octopus, to say nothing of Venom or the Sandman. (No, I’m begging you: Say nothing about Venom or the Sandman.) If you or your curious tween wants to know more about the web-head’s latest cinematic foe, you should pick up two recent Spider-Man collections: Spectacular Spider-Man: Here There Be Monsters (2004) and Amazing Spider-Man: The Gauntlet #5 — Lizard (2010). READ FULL STORY »
Happy Fourth of July Weekend, Part I. It remains to be seen whether July 4 falling on a Wednesday is the best or worst possible scenario for festivities celebrating our nation’s 236th birthday. But at least we have a returning hero who wears the red, white, and (black and) blue on his sleeve. Spider-Man swings back into action after disappearing for… well, only five years. Andrew Garfield might be a Brit, but he was born in Los Angeles, so his Spidey is more All-American that the current Batman and upcoming Superman. U – S – A! U – S – A!!
Sunday, July 1
Euro 2012 final, Spain vs. Italy, ESPN, 2:45 ET p.m.
The most-watched sporting event this weekend won’t be at Yankee Stadium or the grass courts at Wimbledon. It will be a soccer match played in Ukraine, where two powerhouses square off for the European championship. READ FULL STORY »
The Amazing Spider-Man doesn’t swing into theaters until July 3rd, but a line of nail polish inspired by the superhero franchise is now available at a salon near you.
While much of the merchandise tied to the summer flick will appeal to a male demographic, Sony Pictures commissioned OPI to create a Spidey-themed nail polish collection in an effort to attract female moviegoers. The limited-edition line includes colors like “Your Web or Mine?” red, “Just Spotted the Lizard” metallic green, and “Call Me Gwen-Ever” coral, as well as a new shade of the beauty brand’s patented shatter polish.
This isn’t the first attempt to get women lacquered up before they head to the movies. OPI has previously released polishes timed to the release of The Muppets and Alice in Wonderland, while earlier this year shopping network HSN packaged two of Hollywood manicurist Deborah Lippmann’s most popular nail shades into its Snow White and the Huntsman fashion collection.
As shown in a recent video, Andrew Garfield is pretty handy with a ball. So it was a natural fit when the Amazing Spider-Man star announced he would serve as the Ambassador of Sport for the Worldwide Orphans Foundation (WWO). Donning pipe cleaner mock-ups of the blue spectacles worn by WWO founder Dr. Jane Aronson, Garfield explained that he was drawn to the Foundation after recently becoming an uncle. Seeing the love and opportunities his brother’s twin sons had, he wanted to give the same chance to children all over the world. “Jane and I are trying to offer these kids… a normal, necessary outlet to be physical,” said Garfield. READ FULL STORY »
A lot of people will tell you that summer is the time to head outside and enjoy Mother Nature. We say, nonsense! Why would you want to mess with the heat and all those ants when you could be sitting in an air-conditioned IMAX theater on July 3, when The Amazing Spider-Man opens? Speaking of Spidey, Marvel’s web-slinging superhero swings his way to the top of our annual Summer Must List issue — your essential guide to all of the best movies, TV, music, and books of the season.
If you notice something different about the masked man on our cover, you’re not alone. Since we last saw him in 2007′s Spider-Man 3, Peter Parker & Co. have undergone some major changes. Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, and Sam Raimi are gone (thanks for the memories, guys!); Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, and Marc Webb are in (the pressure’s on, guys!). In our early look at one of this summer’s most feverishly anticipated tentpoles, we get all of the inside scoop from Garfield, Stone, Webb, and Rhys Ifans — who plays Spidey’s latest onscreen nemesis, Dr. Curt Connors, a.k.a. The Lizard. READ FULL STORY »
Ten years ago, indie-film actor Tobey Maguire starred in Spider-Man and became the face of one of the biggest franchises in movie history. This summer, history is repeating itself, with Andrew Garfield — an actor best known for stealing scenes in The Social Network and being grim, nude, and British in the grim, nudely British Red Riding trilogy — headlining hopeful megahit The Amazing Spider-Man. Now, V-Man has brought the two Peter Parkers together for a genial, backslapping summit which nevertheless provides an intriguing portrait of two actors on two very different ends of the modern Hollywood media circus. READ FULL STORY »
Have you heard about this Avengers movie? Marvel’s ultra-mega superhero spin-off arrives in theaters today with good reviews, supernova buzz, and already over $200 million in foreign ticket sales. The only question is: Will it make an ungodly amount of money, or a really ungodly amount of money? Of course, Avengers is just the first volley in a blockbuster summer season packed with costumed crusaders. In a couple months, Sony will release the rebooted Amazing Spider-Man. A couple weeks later, Christopher Nolan will look to dodge the superhero-threequel curse and bring his Batman saga to a satisfying conclusion with The Dark Knight Rises. This looks like the most superhero-tastic summer since…well, ever. Or at least since the 2008 Iron Man/Dark Knight bumper crop. No, last year doesn’t count. Because Green Lantern, that’s why. READ FULL STORY »
In case you forgot that she has puckered up to both Ryan Gosling and Andrew Garfield in the last year, Emma Stone visited The Ellen DeGeneres Show today and was asked who was the better kisser. Said Stone, “Apples and oranges, you know?” No, we don’t, Emma. Please elaborate. It was a sexy Sophie’s Choice, really: Her real-life boyfriend, who plays a superhero or the real-life superhero who played her boyfriend. See how she answered below. READ FULL STORY »
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