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The Amazing Spider-Man 2 review: black and white and web all over

18 April 2014 3:08 AM, PDT | www.flickfilosopher.com | See recent FlickFilosopher news »

Suffers badly by comparison with the cogent, witty Avengers flicks. This feels like a campy Saturday-morning cartoon left over from the 1970s. I’m “biast” (pro): like the cast

I’m “biast” (con): wasn’t a huge fan of the first one; the trailer looked generic

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)

Two years on from the first pointless reboot of the Spider-Man story — a mere five years after the previous version had wrapped up — the pointless sequel has arrived. Except now we’ve had two more years of cogent, witty Avengers flicks, and The Amazing Spider-Man 2 suffers badly by comparison. This looks like a throwback to a time when comic book movies were kiddie stuff and nothing else. This feels like a campy Saturday-morning cartoon left over from the 1970s, and not the smart, relevant science-fiction action drama the genre has matured into on the big screen. »

- MaryAnn Johanson

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The Amazing Spider-man 2 MTV Movie Awards “Times Square Showdown” Clip

13 April 2014 10:33 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Electro (Jamie Foxx) and Spider-Man (Andrew Garfield) go head-to-head in Times Square in this new exclusive clip from The Amazing Spider-man 2 that aired during the 2014 MTV Movie Awards.

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We’ve always known that Spider-Man’s most important conflict has been within himself: the struggle between the ordinary obligations of Peter Parker and the extraordinary responsibilities of Spider-Man. But in The Amazing Spider-Man 2™, Peter Parker finds that his greatest battle is about to begin.

It’s great to be Spider-Man (Andrew Garfield). For Peter Parker, there’s no feeling quite like swinging between skyscrapers, embracing being the hero, and spending time with Gwen (Emma Stone). But being Spider-Man comes at a price: only Spider-Man can protect his fellow New Yorkers from the formidable villains that threaten the city. With the emergence of Electro (Jamie Foxx »

- Michelle McCue

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Film Review: ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2’

8 April 2014 5:09 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Necessity is the mother of invention, which is why Marc Webb’s 2012 superhero do-over “The Amazing Spider-Man,” for all its polished proficiency and kicky star casting, felt so perfunctory: Rebooting the blockbuster Marvel franchise just five years after Sam Raimi’s “Spider-Man 3,” it couldn’t claim to be a film anyone needed. The swiftly delivered “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” finds no solution to that redundancy, but it acrobatically spins enough sound and fury to distract from the issue, while the tinderbox chemistry between leads Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone delights once more. Continuing Peter Parker’s investigation of his shady family history while serving up a brace of villains — one more familiar than the other — for him to contend with, this bloated but enjoyable outing will pull in enough crowds to justify Sony’s reluctance to relinquish this heavily built-up creative property.

Perhaps one reason the studio preferred to return to the source, »

- Guy Lodge

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"This Is My Path" In Latest Promo Image For The Amazing Spider-man 2

23 March 2014 5:46 PM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

In The Amazing Spider-Man™ 2, for Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield), life is busy – between taking out the bad guys as Spider-Man and spending time with the person he loves, Gwen (Emma Stone), high school graduation can’t come quickly enough. Peter hasn't forgotten about the promise he made to Gwen’s father to protect her by staying away – but that’s a promise he just can’t keep. Things will change for Peter when a new villain, Electro (Jamie Foxx), emerges, an old friend, Harry Osborn (Dane DeHaan), returns, and Peter uncovers new clues about his past. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 was directed by Marc Webb from a script written by Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci, Jeff Pinkner and James Vanderbilt. The film will star Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker/Spider-Man, Emma Stone as Gwen Stacy, Sally Field as Aunt May, Paul Giamatti as Rhino, Jamie Foxx is Electro and Chris Cooper as Norman Osborn. »

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Andrew Garfield And Emma Stone Talk The Amazing Spider-man 2 In New Interviews

21 March 2014 5:43 PM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

In The Amazing Spider-Man™ 2, for Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield), life is busy – between taking out the bad guys as Spider-Man and spending time with the person he loves, Gwen (Emma Stone), high school graduation can’t come quickly enough. Peter hasn't forgotten about the promise he made to Gwen’s father to protect her by staying away – but that’s a promise he just can’t keep. Things will change for Peter when a new villain, Electro (Jamie Foxx), emerges, an old friend, Harry Osborn (Dane DeHaan), returns, and Peter uncovers new clues about his past. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 was directed by Marc Webb from a script written by Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci, Jeff Pinkner and James Vanderbilt. The film will star Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker/Spider-Man, Emma Stone as Gwen Stacy, Sally Field as Aunt May, Paul Giamatti as Rhino, Jamie Foxx is Electro and Chris Cooper as Norman Osborn. »

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Jeff Goldblum Looking Toward Independence Day Sequel

28 February 2014 11:00 AM, PST | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

The Huffington Post caught up with actor Jeff Goldblum to find out if he'd be making a return to Jurassic Park in Jurassic World, but alas, he hasn't spoken with anyone connected to the project. However, about that Independence Day sequel...

"Yeah, they've talked to me about it and I've talked to them about it and they're excited and I'm anxious and eager to see," says Goldblum. "I haven't read anything -- what they cook up. You know, I think they're trying to put it together."

Roland Emmerich is still attached to direct with Dean Devlin set to produce. James Vanderbilt penned the script.

Roland Emmerich’s 1996 blockbuster Independence Day hit theaters on July 3, 1996, and went on to gross a still-impressive $817 million worldwide.

Look for the new flick in theatres on July 1, 2016 — or almost exactly 20 years after the original hit the big screen.

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- Uncle Creepy

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New Trailer for The Amazing Spider-Man 2

24 February 2014 3:22 AM, PST | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

The wait is over! The second trailer for highly anticipated The Amazing Spider-Man 2 leaked earlier in the month, but was sadly swiftly removed from the surface of the Internet.

It was always just a matter of time before its return, though, and now Sony have (re-)launched the trailer this morning. And if you saw it the first time around, you’ll know it’s definitely worth the wait. Emma Stone’s expression when she shouts Peter’s name near the end is just brilliant.

In The Amazing Spider-Man 2, for Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield), life is busy – between taking out the bad guys as Spider-Man and spending time with the person he loves, Gwen (Emma Stone), high school graduation can’t come quickly enough. Peter hasn’t forgotten about the promise he made to Gwen’s father to protect her by staying away – but that’s a promise he just can’t keep. »

- Kenji Lloyd

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Marc Webb Shares Another Behind-The-Scenes Still From The Amazing Spider-man 2

18 February 2014 4:34 AM, PST | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Mixing in 3D. pic.twitter.com/GPs8wgI7ZP— Marc Webb (@MarcW) February 18, 2014 In The Amazing Spider-Man™ 2, for Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield), life is busy – between taking out the bad guys as Spider-Man and spending time with the person he loves, Gwen (Emma Stone), high school graduation can’t come quickly enough. Peter hasn't forgotten about the promise he made to Gwen’s father to protect her by staying away – but that’s a promise he just can’t keep. Things will change for Peter when a new villain, Electro (Jamie Foxx), emerges, an old friend, Harry Osborn (Dane DeHaan), returns, and Peter uncovers new clues about his past. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 was directed by Marc Webb from a script written by Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci, Jeff Pinkner and James Vanderbilt. The film will star Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker/Spider-Man, Emma Stone as Gwen Stacy, Sally Field as Aunt May, »

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More "The Amazing Spider-Man 2"

13 February 2014 1:00 PM, PST | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Sneak Peek a new trailer, revealing more new footage from director Marc Webb's "The Amazing Spider-Man 2", starring Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone and Paul Giamatti:

The Marc Webb-directed sequel is written by Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci and Jeff Pinkner.

A previous draft was written by James Vanderbilt, based on the Marvel Comic Book by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko

"...in 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2', for 'Peter Parker' (Garfield), life is busy – between taking out the bad guys as 'Spider-Man' and spending time with the person he loves, 'Gwen' (Emma Stone), high school graduation can’t come quickly enough.

"Peter hasn’t forgotten about the promise he made to Gwen’s father to protect her by staying away – but that’s a promise he just can’t keep.

"Things will change for Peter when a new villain, 'Electro' (Jamie Foxx), emerges, an old friend, »

- Michael Stevens

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The New Trailer for The Amazing Spider-Man 2 has Arrived

13 February 2014 9:54 AM, PST | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Marc Webb’s The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is undeniably one of the most anticipated blockbusters of the year, sure to be one of the highest earners at the box office in the coming months.

Sony launched a brilliant first trailer in time for Christmas last year, setting the tone masterfully for the second instalment in what will at least be a quadrilogy, not to mention a new Cinematic Universe for Sony. Since then, the have released an international trailer teasing more of the comedic elements, and more recently an awesome Super Bowl TV spot that was swiftly followed by an extended 4-minute ‘Enemies Unite’ sizzle reel.

With less than three months on the clock before Peter Parker is back in action on our screens, the studio have released another fantastic new trailer to whet our appetites.

In The Amazing Spider-Man 2, for Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield), life is busy – between »

- Kenji Lloyd

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"The Amazing Spider-Man 2" : 'Spidey' Graduates

11 February 2014 9:25 PM, PST | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Take another look @ spoiler images and footage of actor Andrew Garfield as 'Peter Parker' and Emma Stone as 'Gwen Stacy" during high school graduation ceremonies in "The Amazing Spider-Man 2".

The Marc Webb-directed sequel is written by Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci and Jeff Pinkner.

A previous draft was written by James Vanderbilt, based on the Marvel Comic Book by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko

"...in 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2', for 'Peter Parker' (Garfield), life is busy – between taking out the bad guys as 'Spider-Man' and spending time with the person he loves, 'Gwen' (Emma Stone), high school graduation can’t come quickly enough.

"Peter hasn’t forgotten about the promise he made to Gwen’s father to protect her by staying away – but that’s a promise he just can’t keep.

"Things will change for Peter when a new villain, 'Electro' (Jamie Foxx), emerges, »

- Michael Stevens

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Will Smith Won’t Be in Independence Day 2

10 February 2014 8:15 AM, PST | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

First, Will Smith was definitely not going to be in Independence Day 2 (a.k.a. Independence Days), with director Roland Emmerich saying he was too expensive. Then, Smith reconsidered. Now Deadline reports that Smith is officially out. Screenwriter James Vanderbilt had been working on two versions of the sequel anyway — one with and one without Smith — so this news won't hinder production. Still, we feel bad for the new aliens, who will have to have someone else welcome them to Earth.  »

- Jesse David Fox

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'Independence Day 2': Will Smith Won't Be Back

10 February 2014 5:00 AM, PST | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

It's a sad day for humans and aliens alike: Deadline is reporting that Will Smith recently informed Fox that he would not be returning for "Independence Day 2," which is scheduled to land in theaters over the July 4th weekend, 2016 (just in time for the 20th anniversary of the original film -- man, does that make us feel old).

This past fall, Emmerich had let slip that two versions of the "Independence Day 2" script had been commissioned -- one that contained Smith's character, a hotshot fighter pilot who ends up saving humanity, and the other without. It seems like the latter has been chosen.

The sequel, it seems, is still happening, just without Smith saying stuff like "Welcome to Earth!" and punching out space aliens. Which, admittedly, is somewhat sad, but we can move on and still have a kick-ass "Independence Day 2." The script(s) for the new film were handled by James Vanderbilt, »

- Drew Taylor

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‘Independence Day 2′ To Return Without Will Smith

10 February 2014 3:42 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

In 1996, director Roland Emmerich released the military science fiction film about an alien invasion – to put it simply – it was Independence Day and that main star alongside Jeff Goldblum, was the Fresh Prince Will Smith.

Fast forward eighteen years and Emmerich is set to release the sequel to his action packed sci-fi. However, Variety have announced that their ‘reliable sources‘ have confirmed that Will Smith will not be returning to the role of Captain Steven Hiller in Independence Day 2.

Scripted by James Vanderbilt (The Amazing Spider-man, Zodiac), much of the cast and crew will be returning for the sequel, with Dean Devlin, one of the original writers, staying on as producer. According to sources, the film’s script has already been adapted in case Smith did not agree to join the project.

Source: Variety

The post ‘Independence Day 2′ To Return Without Will Smith appeared first on The Hollywood News. »

- Tina Baraga

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Will Smith Won’t Return for Independence Day 2 or Men in Black Reboot

10 February 2014 2:30 AM, PST | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Roland Emmerich has spent years trying to get a sequel to 1996 hit Independence Day off the ground, and while it now appears to be finally coming together, Will Smith won’t be part of it.

According to Deadline, Smith has decided not to battle aliens in the follow-up which is currently scheduled for a July 4th, 2016 release. The reason for that date would be to mark the 20th anniversay of the original, a movie which grossed a whopping $811 million worldwide and turned Will Smith into a global megastar.

However, the lack of the former Fresh Prince isn’t going to stop Independence Day 2 from moving ahead. Emmerich and Dean Devlin wrote the first draft of the script, and when handing it over to James Vanderbilt (The Amazing Spider-Man), they hatched two distinct stories, with Vanderbilt since working on two separate scripts, depending on Smith’s involvement. One has Smith as the hero of the film, »

- Josh Wilding

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Independence Day 2 is Will Smith-less??

9 February 2014 10:55 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Long gestating since the original was released to over $817 million worldwide in 1996, becoming that year's top-grossing movie, it seems director Roland Emmerich and producer Dean Devlin are pushing ever closer to making Independence Day 2 (and 3) a reality. One of the biggest sticking points of the sequel was whether Will Smith, star of the original, would return as Cpt. Steven Hiller. Well it seems we, and the filmmakers, have finally got their answer: a definitive no.

Deadline reports that sources close to the studio have said that Smith has turned down the chance to return to the franchise. The site does say that with Smith having previously gone  backwards and forwards on whether he would return, this is not 100% certain, although they hear he has pretty much decided to decline.

Despite that, 20th Century Fox and the creators will continue with their plans for the sequel, so much so that current »

- Gary Collinson

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Will Smith Reportedly Now Out Of Independence Day Sequel

9 February 2014 9:52 AM, PST | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Welcome, one and all to the never-ending circle of news that is the Independence Day sequel. With a release date set for 2016, we’ve been treated to a seemingly endless round of announcements, speculation and rumours about the blockbuster’s follow-up. The latest? It appears talks with Will Smith have led to a deal and he’s letting Roland Emmerich and co. know that he won’t be part of the film.Of course, as Deadline reminds us, we’ve been here before: Smith was reportedly interested and then reportedly off the project more than once. But despite the fact that Independence Day helped make him a star, and the fact that he could use a big win following After Earth, he’s just not ready to return as Captain Steven Hiller.Still, not all is lost. Emmerich and co-writer/producer Dean Devlin have been planning two versions of the new film, »

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‘Independence Day’ Sequel Likely Moving On Sans Will Smith

8 February 2014 2:35 PM, PST | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

With the 20th anniversary of ‘Independence Day’ just a couple of years away, 20th Century Fox is adamant to get something, possibly anything, into theatres with its name attached for July 4, 2016. Even if that means moving on without the biggest star coming out of the first film, Will Smith.

Deadline reports that a reliable source has told them Will Smith has informed the studio he won’t be involved with the sequel. It’s said that Smith hasn’t had the final conversation with director Roland Emmerich about his passing on the film, but that it will in all likelihood happen shortly.

Because of Smith’s indecision concerning the film, ‘Amazing Spider-Man’ screenwriter James Vanderbilt has been working on two separate scripts: one that has Smith as the central character, and one without.

Hopefully Jeff Goldblum is still in the mix. You need at least one quirky, old veteran. Last »

- Andrew-Patrick Weymes

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Will Smith Won’t Be In Independence Day 2

8 February 2014 2:13 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

One of the longest-gestating projects in Hollywood is Roland Emmerich’s Independence Day 2, which, as of now, is slated to release 20 years after the first film premiered. Independence Day is what really launched Will Smith to super-stardom, but we now have word that the sequel will have to go on without Captain Steven Hiller.

Deadline says a reliable source informed them that Smith told the studio he won’t be joining the sequel. We’ve known for a while that Smith’s involvement was up in the air, and because of that, Emmerich and co-writer Dean Devlin penned two versions of the script: one centering on Hiller, and one that’s without him entirely. So this doesn’t mean the project is dead, just that it’ll be a bit shorter on star power and nostalgia from the original.

The previous plot description we heard was something along the lines »

- Alexander Lowe

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Will Smith Will Not Be In ID4 Sequels

7 February 2014 5:37 PM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Director Roland Emmerich and co-writer and producer Dean Devlin have previously indicated they've been prepping two versions of the sequel to the 1996 smash hit "Independence Day" - one with Will Smith's character as the centerpiece and one without him at all.

The reason was that Smith was undecided about reprising his role of Captain Steven Hiller. That's no longer the case though as Smith has now reportedly informed the studio that he won't be joining the sequel after all.

Emmerich and Devlin wrote the first drafts with "Amazing Spider-Man" scribe James Vanderbilt working on the subsequent versions of what are essentially two separate scripts.

Smith had reportedly been back and forth before on whether to make the movie, but now is "pretty much decided". A final conversation with Emmerich has yet to take place though.

Even without Smith, Fox is keen to get the filming ready and into cinemas »

- Garth Franklin

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