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Cinema Sins Tallies The Failures Of Sam Rami's 'Spider-Man'

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Soon 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' will swing into theaters but there was a time, long ago in  2002, when another Spider-Man ruled the cinema. A time when Tobey Maguire and Willem Dafoe starred in a pitched technicolor battle before superheroes were injected with a healthy dose of 'realism.' The fine folks over at Cinema Sins shine a light Rami's classic, exposing plot holes large enough to drive the world's most convenient barge through.  »


- Donna Dickens

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Justin Bieber DUI trial delayed to July

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Miami (AP) — Trial was delayed Wednesday until July for pop star Justin Bieber on driving under the influence and other charges after his lawyers asked for more time to examine evidence and discuss whether to accept a possible plea deal. Bieber attorney Roy Black initially asked for a 60-day delay from the previous May 5 trial date, but Miami-Dade County Judge William Altfield extended the postponement even further to July 7. "I want to give everyone plenty of time," Altfield said at a brief hearing. Bieber was not present. Prosecutors Daniel Diaz-Balart and Juan Perez said they had no objection to a trial delay. The 20-year-old singer was arrested Jan. 23 in Miami Beach after what police described as an illegal street drag race between Bieber's rented Lamborghini and a Ferrari driven by R&B singer Khalil Amir Sharieff. Neither was charged with drag racing, but both were charged with DUI. Bieber »


- Curt Anderson, AP

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New 'Penny Dreadful' trailer stares into the eye of the monster

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(Cbr) Inside each of us, there lurks a monster — one that will come out in full force in "Penny Dreadful", the Showtime thriller debuting next month. The cable channel has released a new trailer for the series that emphasizes style and tone over any kind of story information. It’s a creepy look at the various characters populating the new drama, featuring all-star talent like Eva Green, Timothy Dalton and Josh Hartnett. Stare into the eyes of these characters and more in the new "Penny Dreadful" trailer: "Penny Dreadful" premieres May 11. »


- Josh Wigler, Comic Book Resources

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Marc Webb wants J. Jonah Jameson in 'Amazing Spider-Man 3'

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(Cbr) "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" will feature a large cast of characters including obvious must-haves like Peter Parker, Aunt May and Gwen Stacy along with lesser-known ones like Alistair Smythe. One name has been noticeably absent from Sony’s franchise reboot, however: J. Jonah Jameson. “I like the idea very much of him coming up in the next film,” director Marc Webb said in a recent Google+ Hangout with fans. “It was more easy to accept a new Spider-Man than someone who could outdo J.K. Simmons in that role. He is so iconic. That’s something we’ve really talked about. Obviously I love that character because he poses such an interesting dilemma for Spider-Man. The answer is … I don’t know, but I think you can expect to see him in the future.” Simmons’ portrayal of J. Jonah Jameson in Sam Raimi’s three Spider-Man films might be one »


- TJ Dietsch, Comic Book Resources

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Justin Bieber apologizes for Japan war shrine visit

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Tokyo (AP) — Justin Bieber apologized Wednesday to those he offended by visiting a Japanese war shrine, saying he thought it was a beautiful site and only a place of prayer. The Yasukuni Shrine in central Tokyo enshrines 2.5 million war dead, including Japan's 14 convicted war criminals, and operates a war museum that defends Japan's wartime aggression. It is a flashpoint between Japan and its neighbors that see the shrine as distinct from other Shinto-style establishments mainly honoring gods of nature. China and South Korea in particular see Yasukuni as a symbol of Japan's past militarism and consider Japanese officials' visits there as a lack of understanding or remorse over wartime history. Two images posted on Bieber's Instagram account were met with outrage from Chinese officials and by commenters on social media. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Qin Gang said the pop star should remember China's position on Yasukuni. "I hope this Canadian singer, »


- Mari Yamaguchi, AP

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Listen: Firewall & Iceberg Podcast No. 227

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Happy Wednesday, Boys & Girls! It's time for another installment of the Firewall & Iceberg Podcast. On Tuesday's Firewall & Iceberg Video Show, we reviewed "Black Box," "Bad Teacher" and talked about recent episodes of "Scandal," "Parenthood" and "Game of Thrones." That meant that the podcast included some news -- Amazon/HBO made a pact -- and Dan's Reality Roundup, as well as discussion of the "Community" finale and season, plus our usual "Mad Men" talk, which devolved in Very strange ways at the end. Today's breakdown: Listener Mail: HBO/Amazon deal (00:1:10 -  00:8:50) Listener Mail: Dan's Reality Roundup (00:08:55 - 00:21:00) Listener Mail: Late-night homogeneity (00:21:00 - 00:25:45) "Community" finale (00:25:50 - 00:39:05) "Mad Men" (00:39:05 - 01:01:40) As always, you can subscribe to The Firewall & Iceberg Podcast over at the iTunes Store, where you can also rate us and comment on us. »


- Daniel Fienberg

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'Portlandia' Wants You to Know That Church is an Option!

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Ed Begley Jr. joins "Portlandia" in this new clip to teach you something important: Church is an option! There are posters now! And fun! And cool, new praying! And even acupuncture if you need it. Oh, God, just come to church. Just visit us. Oh, heavens, please give us a chance. We're just nice people here. Just trying to get along is all. Oh, good lord. var bc_params = {"api":"hybrid","playerId":"88218671001","playerKey":"Aq~~,AAAAAAAn_zM~,B6LaFUvNnt2RhwK5cjOvZ4hHQyd5XXC9"};   brightcove.createExperiences(); »


- Louis Virtel

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Movie Pitch: Infomercial People Live In Murderous Hellscape

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Now that actual real film and/or television adaptations of things like the diabetes-inducing candy 'Peeps,' the parental torture device 'It's A Small World,' and Mattel's perpetually smiling doll 'Barbie: The Movie,' are actually really happening, it is time. Humanity is so bereft of ideas it is finally time for the world of infomercials to become a horror franchise. Laugh all you want but there's a terrifying secret lurking just under the surface of these comically bumbling fools. Everyone knows the people who populate the parallel universe in which infomercial products are life-saving inventions and not just a quick cash grab are idiots. These people can't sit down without spilling soda, can't walk outside without tripping over nothing. But has anyone ever questioned why? Why are mundane tasks beyond them, such simple every day processes terrifying and challenging? I'll tell you why. Because every inanimate object in »

- Donna Dickens

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Robert Downey Jr. and Mark Ruffalo share 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' set pics

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"The Avengers" have re-assembled, and they love to take selfies. Fans are getting their first official glimpses of Marvel's highly-anticipated "The Avengers: Age of Ultron," courtesy of co-stars Robert Downey Jr. and Mark Ruffalo -- but don't expect to see Iron Man, Hulk, Thor, Captain America, Black Widow, Nick Fury, Quicksilver or Scarlet Witch in action. These are basically just on-set selfies. Among numerous shots tweeted by Downey Jr. is this pic of himself and executive producer Jeremy Latcham in their secret superhero costumes.  You asked for it! My first tweet from the set of Avengers: Age of Ultron with exec producer @jlatcham. pic.twitter.com/ThwoLueMyT — Robert Downey Jr (@RobertDowneyJr) April 22, 2014 Meanwhile, Ruffalo also took to the Interwebs to post a handful of on-set images, along with this tweet which is sure to get Marvel fans' blood pumping: Today was the first day of shooting "Age Of Ultron" when »


- Dave Lewis

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MTV Video Music Awards 2014 to return to Los Angeles

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Live from Inglewood! After visiting New York last year, the MTV Video Music Awards announced Wednesday that the show is returning to the West Coast this summer to become the first major awards ceremony broadcast from the storied Forum in Inglewood, Calif. For decades, the "Fabulous Forum," as it was known, hosted some of the world's biggest musical talents, from Bob Dylan to the Rolling Stones. But in recent years, the arena and its working-class neighborhood near the La airport fell on hard times as newer, hipper venues gained favor. Then, after a $100 million makeover, the Forum reopened in January as the largest indoor entertainment venue in the country. It has already hosted such acts as the Eagles and Justin Timberlake. The 2014 VMAs will air on Sunday, Aug. 24. Copyright © 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. »


- AP Staff

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15 under-the-radar movies to keep summer 2014 interesting

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It's nearly that time of year. The hot months, when popcorn fare tear through the multiplex on the way to massive box office receipts. The result, for most, is a shortlist of must-sees throughout the next couple of months, lists typically dominated by franchise entries, anticipated sequels and high concept spectacle. But as always, there are a number of counter-programming options, if you will, gems — or potential gems — lurking beneath the radar. With that in mind, a few of us put our heads together to come up with a list of 15 films we'd humbly suggest giving a spin amid the torrent of the usual this summer. Whether they're holdovers from the fall festival circuit looking to spark as something different or indies staking out their own little piece of turf, there's something for everyone on this list. So click through the gallery story below to see what we're thinking! »

- Gregory Ellwood, Guy Lodge, Kristopher Tapley

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Coldplay debuts haunting new song, 'Oceans': Listen

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Coldplay's new album, "Ghost Stories," is shaping up to be quite the stripped down, atmospheric set, given the three songs the band has unveiled. Following "Midnight" and "Magic," the British band debuted "Oceans" on BBC 1. The song, anchored by a lonely, steady, synth note reminiscent of a submarine sonar,  finds Chris Martin trying to resurrect a relationship, declaring he's "ready for the pain" as they prepare to meet in the rain. The song concludes with his singing,  "You've got to find yourself alone in this world."  Of course, now every song that band releases will be filtered through the prism of Martin's separation from Gwyneth Paltrow. "Ghost Stories," the band's sixth studio album, comes out May 19 and will be previewed via an NBC special,  “Coldplay: Ghost Stories," on May 18. The hour-long special, directed by Paul Dugdale,  will highlight songs from the  new album recorded during the group's  March Los Angeles performance before 800 fans. »


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Ken Loach's latest (and last?) Cannes entry 'Jimmy's Hall' gets a trailer

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If there was one Cannes Competition entry you could absolutely set in stone before the announcement last week, it was Ken Loach's "Jimmy's Hall." The 77-year-old king of British social realism has been in Competition 11 times before, making him the most-tapped filmmaker in the festival's history. So there was no way Thierry Fremaux and his team weren't going to make it an even dozen with the film that Loach has stated will be his final narrative feature. Written by Loach's regular collaborator Paul Laverty, "Jimmy's Hall" returns Loach to the period terrain that won him the Palme d'Or in 2006 with "The Wind That Shakes the Barley." Based on a true story, it stars character actor Barry Ward as Irish communist activist James Gralton -- the only Irishman ever deported from Ireland, after he built a dancehall on a rural crossroads that also served as a venue for political discussion. »


- Guy Lodge

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Exclusive clip: Ragnar and Bjorn prepare for war on 'Vikings'

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How did we ever move away from having seers around? They seem to be pretty darn handy, especially if you have people trudging into war (and that trend certainly hasn't gone away). In this exclusive clip, Ragnar Lothbrok (Travis Fimmel) has the ultimate reassurance for his son Bjorn about going into battle. The seer said he'll be fine! Bjorn has every right to be worried, of course. In this episode,Ragnar’s warriors march on King Ecbert’s villa and they don't exactly get a warm welcome. There's a bloody battle, and at the end of it both sides need to come to terms. Wonder what the seer had to say about that.  Do you think Bjorn should be worried?  »


- Liane Bonin Starr

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Some drama off-camera in Mideast conflict film 'The Warren'

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Al-ein Refugee Camp, West Bank (AP) — An American director's short film about an Israeli army raid in a Palestinian refugee camp ends with a surprise — literally involving a rabbit, though not one pulled from a hat. The story told in "The Warren" is meant to question the ways Israelis and Palestinians see each other as a result of their long-running conflict. The diverse cast and crew — Arabs and Jews, locals and foreigners — struggled with those issues off camera as well during several days of filming in the al-Ein camp, a former militant stronghold near the West Bank city of Nablus. In identity-bending twists, those playing Israeli soldiers included a conscientious objector who quit the Israeli military to protest its practices in the West Bank; a former conscript whose unit patrolled the camp a decade ago; and six members of the Palestinian security forces who put on Israeli army uniforms as extras in the film, »


- Karin Laub (AP Staff)

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The Snap: It's Time to Love Lindsay Lohan

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Lindsay Lohan may have just emerged from a grim reality series, but guess what? It's time to love her. In this edition of The Snap, I teach you why Lindsay Lohan is important, relevant, perfect, lovable, and fetch. Hint: It has something to do with bedding Zac Efron.  Check out The Snap's official YouTube page! Subscribe, like, share, and live for once. And all of The Snap's episodes: Ep. #5: Why Zac Efron is So Important Ep. #4: Judging Superhero Movies by Their Posters Ep. #3: Why Every Classic Movie Sucks Ep. #2: Kim and Kanye Deserve 'Vogue.' But These Folks Don't. Ep. #1: 44 Reasons L.A. Had a 4.4. Earthquake »


- Louis Virtel

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Cat Deeley ditches fun side for bad girl role in 'Deadbeat'

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New York (AP) — U.K.-born and bred Cat Deeley has found a place in Hollywood, thanks to hosting the Fox dance competition show, "So You Think You Can Dance," which will launch its 11th season next month. The Emmy-nominated TV personality also has a role in the Hulu original comedy series "Deadbeat." A 10-episode first season is posted on the website. "Deadbeat" stars Tyler Labine as a pot-smoking slacker named Kevin who also happens to be psychic. He finds a nemesis in Camomile, played by Deeley, a psychic who has built an empire out of faking her ability to communicate with the dead. "My character is a real baddie," said Deeley, 37, in a recent interview. "She is rotten to the core. She's vile, she's manipulative but she plays America's sweetheart, giving people closure." Deeley talked about "Deadbeat," her character and "So You Think You Can Dance," which premieres its »


- AP

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TV Ratings: 'Voice' and CBS repeats lead Tuesday while 'Supernatural' rises sharply

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Fast National ratings for Tuesday, April 22, 2014. NBC's "The Voice" was down week-to-week, but it still combined with steady "About a Boy" and "Growing Up Fisher" to help the network win Tuesday in the key demo. Meanwhile, procedural repeats still dominated overall for CBS. With "NCIS" airing repeats, ABC's "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." got a solid audience bump, but was actually down from last week's 9 p.m. hour in the key demo. There were a few other notables on a repeat-filled evening. Fox's "The Mindy Project," which gets very little good news, actually built on last week's overall audience and maintained its demo number despite a "New Girl" repeat (and a weak new "Glee") as a lead-in.  Meanwhile, The CW's "Supernatural" opened up what I'm assuming is its widest gap over "The Originals." "Supernatural" was actually up 37 percent in total viewers, but I'm told the only preemption was in Syracuse. »


- Daniel Fienberg

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HBO, Amazon Prime team up to stream 'The Sopranos,' 'The Wire' & more

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For cord-cutters who aim to watch the best of television without a cable box (or, in some cases, even a television), HBO has long been the big missing piece of the puzzle. HBO has its own streaming video service, HBO Go, but you can only access it if you already have a cable subscription (or if you have a friend or relative with a subscription who will share their password with you). Cord-cutters ask all the time about the possibility of HBO Go being offered independently, but it would completely undermine HBO's very lucrative business model to do so, and it hasn't happened yet, and likely won't anytime soon. But today in a very big deal for the future of streaming TV — and for the ongoing war for streaming supremacy between Netflix and Amazon (a rare battlefield where Amazon is an underdog) — HBO and Amazon announced an agreement to, »


- Alan Sepinwall

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John Malkovich is Blackbeard in trailer for NBC's 'Crossbones'

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Argh you ready for a new swashbuckling pirate series?  NBC certainly thinks so and they have pressed John Malkovich to portray the legendary Blackbeard (Edward Teach if you prefer).   The series, “Crossbones,” premieres at the end of May, and now we have gotten a new trailer for it. Setting up the characters and basic outline of the plot, the video offers up much discussion about a mysterious logbook that harbors information about a secret device.  Actually, it’s not really a secret, the official description of the show refers to the device in question as “the world’s first longitude chronometer,” but unless we missed it, the trailer doesn’t seem to say that.  Instead, it pits an already infamous Blackbeard against one Tom Lowe (Richard Coyle of “Coupling” fame), and makes us wonder just how bloody it will all get. This “Crossbones” trailer really operates as a showcase for the regularly compelling Malkovich, »


- Josh Lasser

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