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The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Blu-Ray Review

In a summer packed to the gills with superhero blockbusters, one that landed with less grace than a rampaging man in a rhino suit was The Amazing Spider-Man 2. Critics tore into the flick, deriding it for a muddled story, inconsistent character development and, most pressingly, too many damn villains.

And you know what? All of those complaints are reasonable. The movie isn’t perfect – it definitely isn’t amazing. However, after watching it, I have to say, all the Spidey hate seems a little bit overkill. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 isn’t up there with The Dark Knight as one of the great superhero sequels, but it’s also not trying to be. This installment is all about setting up the Spider-Man universe for future adventures and setting Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield) on a path towards becoming the hero he’s destined to be. And in that respect, The Amazing Spider-Man 2
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'Amazing Spider-Man 2' Electro Featurette and Deleted Scene

'Amazing Spider-Man 2' Electro Featurette and Deleted Scene
With The Amazing Spider-Man 2 arriving on Blu-ray and DVD tomorrow (August 19), we have a new featurette and a deleted scene, both of which feature Jamie Foxx as Electro. The featurette showcases the elaborate and extensive make-up process Jamie Foxx had to undergo with makeup effects artist Howard Berger. The actor also explains how Electro's voice has changed after he is turned into a super villain, with his vocal chords burned during an electrical accident.

In addition, we also have a deleted scene which introduces fans to Max Dillon's cranky mother, who isn't exactly supportive of anything Max does.

Blu-ray & DVD Bonus Features Include:

4 All-New Deleted Scenes with Commentary by Marc WebbFilmmaker CommentaryAlicia Keys "It's On Again" music video

Exclusively Available on Blu-ray:

9 Additional Deleted Scenes with Commentary by Marc Webb, including "Peter Meets His Father""The Wages of Heroism: Making The Amazing Spider-Man 2," featuring revealing, in-depth segments
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5 'Amazing Spider-Man 2' Blu-ray Behind-the-Scenes Featurettes

5 'Amazing Spider-Man 2' Blu-ray Behind-the-Scenes Featurettes
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is coming to Deluxe Edition Blu-ray and DVD on August 19, and is currently available for streaming on digital. To celebrate, Sony Pictures has released five new behind-the-scenes featurettes, taking us deeper into this Marvel adventure. Find out how the 'skipping rocks' scene with Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield) and old friend Harry Osborn (Dane DeHaan) came together. Go on-location in New York. Take a look at how the Goblin Glider was built. Learn about the franchise's 'sustainability'. And discover more about The Amazing Spider-Man 2's music and editing process. Then be sure to catch the movie when it hits stores later this month, or order it today!

Blu-ray & DVD Bonus Features Include:

4 All-New Deleted Scenes with Commentary by Marc WebbFilmmaker CommentaryAlicia Keys "It's On Again" music video

Exclusively Available on Blu-ray:

9 Additional Deleted Scenes with Commentary by Marc Webb, including "Peter Meets His Father""The
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'Amazing Spider-Man 2' Spider-Sense VFX Featurette

'Amazing Spider-Man 2' Spider-Sense VFX Featurette
Just hours after the first 10 minutes were released from The Amazing Spider-Man 2, ahead of the Digital HD release on August 5, Sony Pictures Entertainment has debuted a featurette that takes fans behind-the-scenes of the sequence known as the "Spidey Sense Scene." Visual effects supervisor Jerome Chen explains that, during Spider-Man's (Andrew Garfield) Times Square battle with Electro (Jamie Foxx), director Marc Webb wanted to show a "frozen moment in time" where Spider-Man figures out how to save 40 people from being electrocuted. Go behind-the-scenes to check out how this elaborate sequence was executed, before The Amazing Spider-Man 2 debuts on Digital HD August 5 and on Blu-ray and DVD August 19.

We've always known that Spider-Man's most important battle 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 a greater conflict lies ahead.
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'Amazing Spider-Man 2': Watch the First 10 Minutes!

'Amazing Spider-Man 2': Watch the First 10 Minutes!
With The Amazing Spider-Man 2 arriving on Digital HD tomorrow, August 5, followed by the Blu-ray and DVD release on August 19, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has released the first 10 minutes of director Marc Webb's superhero sequel.

This big-screen adventure opens with Spider-Man (Andrew Garfield) trying to stop a dangerous armored truck heist by Aleksei Sytsevich (Paul Giamatti) through the streets of New York, while also stopping to save pedestrian Max Dillon (Jamie Foxx), before he turns into the villainous Electro. Of course, all of this crime-fighting has made Peter late for his high school graduation. Will he make it on time? Check out the video below, then read on for more details on the Blu-ray and DVD release.

We've always known that Spider-Man's most important battle 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,
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Blu-ray, 3D, DVD Release: The Amazing Spider-Man 2

Digital Release Date: Aug. 5, 2014, Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Aug. 19, 2014

Price: DVD $30.99, Blu-ray/DVD Combo $40.99, Blu-ray 3D Combo $45.99

Studio: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

Jamie Foxx (White House Down) and Dane DeHaan (Chronicle) join the movie franchise in The Amazing Spider-Man 2.

Foxx and DaHaan play villains Max Dillon/Electro and Harry Osborn/Green Goblin, respectively, a pair who make Spider-Man’s (Andrew Garfield, The Social Network) life very difficult as he tries to balance protecting his fellow New Yorkers and spending time with girlfriend Gwen (Emma Stone).

Campbell Scott (Handsome Harry) and Sally Field (Lincoln) return as Peter Parker’s father and Aunt May, respectively, but the cast also welcomes Paul Giamatti (Barney’s Version) and Felicity Jones (The Invisible Woman).

Directed by Marc Webb ((500) Days of Summer), who also helmed the first Spider-Man reboot, the PG-13 science-fiction film wasn’t quite received as warmly as the first by critics and moviegoers.
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The Amazing Spider-Man 2 home entertainment release date and special features revealed

Having just crossed $700 million at the global box office, Sony has taken the opportunity to announce the home entertainment release of its superhero sequel The Amazing Spider-Man 2, which is set to hit Download on August 5th and Blu-ray and DVD on August 19th. Here’s a rundown of the special features set to accompany the film (via EW)…

Blu-ray & DVD Bonus Features Include:

4 All-New Deleted Scenes with Commentary by Marc Webb

Filmmaker Commentary

Alicia Keys “It’s On Again” music video

Exclusively Available on Blu-ray:

9 Additional Deleted Scenes with Commentary by Marc Webb, including “Peter Meets His Father”

“The Wages of Heroism: Making The Amazing Spider-Man 2,” featuring revealing, in-depth segments including:

“Lessons Learned: Development and Direction” — Filmmakers and cast discuss their approach to the sequel and their efforts to make it the best Spider-Man yet.

Heart of the City: Shooting in New York” — A behind-the-scenes look at
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'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' Blu-ray and DVD Details Revealed

'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' Blu-ray and DVD Details Revealed
While The Amazing Spider-Man 2 was available for presale as early as late April, a few days before the film's release in theaters, we are just now getting word on all the exciting special features that this release has to offer. Sony is bringing the sequel home on digital HD starting August 5 followed by the Blu-ray and DVD release on August 19. Check out the cover art and everything that the release contains, then pre-order your own copy: clickHere

While the release does not include the Marc Webb director's cut that fans petitioned long and hard for, there are a number of deleted scenes that will allow viewers more insight into what was cut from the film. There will be 13 deleted scenes in all, with one titled 'Peter Meets his Father'. Does this mean Parker's father is still alive? Or is this another flashback or dream sequence? We'll have to wait
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The Amazing Spider-man 2 Official Blu-Ray/DVD Extras And Release Date Revealed

Blu-ray & DVD Bonus Features Include: 4 All-New Deleted Scenes with Commentary by Marc Webb Filmmaker Commentary Alicia Keys “It’s On Again” music video Exclusively Available on Blu-ray: 9 Additional Deleted Scenes with Commentary by Marc Webb, including “Peter Meets His Father” “The Wages of Heroism: Making The Amazing Spider-Man 2,” featuring revealing, in-depth segments including: “Lessons Learned: Development and Direction” — Filmmakers and cast discuss their approach to the sequel and their efforts to make it the best Spider-Man yet. “Heart of the City: Shooting in New York” — A behind-the-scenes look at the film’s unprecedented access to New York City during production. “Triple Threat: Attack of the Villains” — An inside look at the development of Spider-Man’s fearsome foes, Electro, the Green Goblin and Rhino. “A More Dangerous World: Transforming Electro and the Green Goblin” — From make-up to costuming, see what it took to transform Jamie Foxx and Dane DeHaan into their fearsome alter-egos.
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'Amazing Spider-Man 2' Blu-ray gets release date, might have tantalizing deleted scenes

'Amazing Spider-Man 2' Blu-ray gets release date, might have tantalizing deleted scenes
It probably had little impact on whether you liked The Amazing Spider-Man 2, but some fans were disappointed when the film’s end credits were not punctuated by the teaser that’s become expected from all the Marvel superhero franchises. At the end of director Marc Webb’s first Spider-Man movie, a mysterious figure confronts the imprisoned Dr. Curt Connors and asks, “Did you tell the boy the truth about his father?” But for the sequel, fans were left with a somewhat random promotional clip for Fox’s most recent X-Men movie.

Since then, the internet has speculated that Webb
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15 Best Kanye West Tracks

Kanye West. Just say the name in a group of people and you will get a bevy of responses: an idiot, a genius, a narcissist, or (according to President Obama) a jackass. Arguably the most controversial pop artist making music today, Yeezy is certainly a lightning rod. He’s said that George Bush doesn’t like black people, Single Ladies is one of the greatest videos of all-time, and that he is a god (so hurry up with his damn croissants).

With a persona that often overshadows his music, Kanye has expertly spun his publicity into his music; courting controversy and marrying his excessive lifestyle with musical grandiosity. Whatever direction Kanye goes, popular music seems to follow him. So even if you don’t like him, there is no arguing that he is influential. And with near unanimous critical acclaim for his musical output (particularly his most recent solo albums
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Boston Bomber: Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Quoted Jay-z on Marathon Day

Boston Bomber: Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Quoted Jay-z on Marathon Day
As Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, remains at large, having led police on a manhunt through Watertown, Mass., Thursday evening into Friday morning, what appears to be his Twitter account is providing a small look inside his mind. On the day of the Boston Marathon, during which Tsarnaev and his 26-year-old brother, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, allegedly planted two bombs that killed three people and injured more than 170, the teen quoted a lyric from Jay-z's 2001 single "Heart of the City (Ain't No Love)." "Ain't no love in the heart of the city, stay safe people,

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Kanye West Disses Jay-z & Justin Timberlake, Slams ‘Suit & Tie’

Is Kanye’s friendship with Jay-z over? The controversial rapper dissed his (former?) Bff on Feb. 23, poking fun at Jay-z’s recent collaboration with Justin Timberlake. Watch the video!

Kanye West fired off at his good friend Jay-z and Hov’s new Bff Justin Timberlake at a London concert on Feb. 23.

“I got love for Hov, but I ain’t f**kin’ with that ‘Suit & Tie,’” Kanye rapped in an extended freestyle after performing “Clique,” referencing Justin’s comeback single. Jay-z is featured on the track.

Kanye and Jay-z are known to be really close, so this diss comes as a complete shock. Is Kim Kardashian’s baby daddy jealous of Jay and Justin’s new friendship? Or is it the fact that Beyonce, who is married to Jay-z, allegedly dislikes Kim?

If there is, in fact, a rift between the two rappers, their fans may lose the most. Kanye
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What Are You Listening To?

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AudioPlayer.setup("http://www.nerve.com/files/players/audio/player.swf", { width: 350 }); What Are You Listening To? Three New Yorkers take off their headphones and chat. by Rachel Krantz and Moze Halperin Matt, 23 So what were you just listening to? “Heart of the City” by Jay-z. Listen: “Heart of the City” AudioPlayer.embed("audioplayer_1", {soundFile: "/files/media/features/ListeningTo_3_1_12/1.MP3"}); Are you a big hip-hop fan? I am. More and more recently. What do you think of Jay-z and Kanye’s collaboration? Watch the Throne? I absolutely love it. I think it’s a great album. That surprises me. A lot of people thought it was a disappointment. Including me. I might be biased because I love Kanye. It could’ve been better, I guess, but I was pleased. I enjoyed it. What’s your favorite song on Watch the Throne? “Niggas in [...]
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Jay-z Plays Carnegie Hall

Getty Images Jay-z attends the after party following Jay-z’s concert at Carnegie Hall on February 6, 2012 in New York City.

Jay-z is not the first hip-hop artist to perform at Carnegie Hall. Wyclef Jean performed there in 2004, Mos Def in 2008. But Jay-z still gave his moment on stage a sense of history.

Jay-z performed Monday night at Carnegie Hall for the first of two benefit shows (the second one is tonight and proceeds from both go towards the United Way
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9/11 – Cartoonists Unite!

Continuing a great and long-standing tradition, about 90 of our top newspaper comic strips will be commemorating the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on and in Boston Ma, New York City NY, Newark NJ, Shanksville Pa and Washington DC by producing special strips, with each cartoonist making his or her individual comment on the event.

Strips that will be participating include Agnes, Apt. 3-g, Archie, Arctic Circle, Ask Shagg, B.C., Baby Blues, Barney & Clyde, Beakman And Jax, Beetle Bailey, Between Friends, Big Nate, Bleeker The Rechargeable Dog, Blondie, Brewster Rockit: Spaceguy!, Buckets, Buckles, Candorville, Chuckle Bros, Crankshaft, Curtis, Daddy’s Home, Deflocked, Dennis The Menace, Dick Tracy, Dog Eat Doug, Dogs Of C-Kennel, Doonesbury, Dustin, Edge City, Elderberries, Fastrack, Fort Knox, Freshly Squeezed, Funky Winkerbean, Gasoline Alley, Grand Avenue, Hagar The Horrible, Heart Of The City, Heathcliff, Heaven’s Love Thrift Shop, Herb And Jamaal, Hi And Lois, Home And Away,
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Review: ‘The Lincoln Lawyer’ Gets it Right By the Book

As the classic soul song “Ain’t No Love in the Heart of the City” plays over the opening credits of The Lincoln Lawyer, the perfect tone is set for the movie. At its core, it’s a classical lawyer procedural thriller, but is smoothly played by its star and large cast so much so that you can’t help but be entertained for two hours. It’s a movie where the title explains it all. Mickey Haller (Matthew McConaughey, looking little older, but still with some breezy cool swagger) is a high profiled La defense lawyer who works out of his Lincoln Town Car. As he wheels and deals throughout the day with his driver Earl (Laurence Mason), we meet the various lawyers, bail bonds men, private investigators, celebrity drug addicts, and gang members that he works with. Some of them love him, but most have some sort of card to play with him. The
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Get Tickets To See Usher Live In New Zealand Earthquake Charity Auction

Here’s your chance to see Usher up close and personal in New Zealand while benefiting victims of the devastating Christchurch earthquake.

The whole country has banded together to help the stricken city, where the death toll is expected to reach 240. Auckland Cbd business association Heart of the City and local inner-city businesses have joined forces to help those affected by the Canterbury Earthquake.

From Monday 28 February until Monday 7 March 2011, Trade Me’s Big little store will see a myriad of goods and services donated by central Auckland businesses auctioned off in aid of the Red Cross Christchurch Earthquake Fund.

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Coffee Talk: Gabrielle Union Hosts Breast Cancer Show

It's Friday! Here's what we've got brewing this morning: Jennifer Lopez and her twins will appear in Gucci's new kids ad, and she looks fierce! Halle Berry and Nahla were spotted at a pumpkin patch in Hollywood. Also, this Sunday Gabrielle Union will host Bet's "Heart of the City: Chicago's Cancer Divide." The show will discuss Chicago's alarming breast cancer rates. What do you have planned for the weekend?Make it a great day!
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Video: Nicki Minaj, Beyonce Knowles Joins Jay-z Rocking Yankee Stadium

Nicki Minaj and Beyonce Knowles were some of the surprise guests Jay-z brought to his co-headlining concert with Eminem. The two performers took the stage on Monday night, September 13 and drew screams from the crowd gathering for the first of two sold-out shows at the Yankee Stadium in New York City.

25-year-old Nicki made her surprise appearance after Jay performed "Run This Town" and a remix version of "Power" with Kanye West. Sporting a pink-colored hair, the "Your Love" hitmaker popped out on stage as she joined the two rappers about few minutes after they spit the verses of "Monster".

Meanwhile, Jay's wife Beyonce invited more screams from the audience when she got on the stage to sing a duet of "Forever Young". After working up the crowd by delivering "Miss Me" and "Light Up" with Drake, Jay announced, "One word, Beyonce, make some noise. That girl baaad! That girl tough!
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