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Chicago – Talking dogs have been around for decades in animated movies and television shows, especially the anthropomorphized kind. From the superhero antics of Underdog to the biting sarcasm from the likes of Brian from “Family Guy” - take your pick and you can find a dog to your liking. I always took a shine to Mr. Peabody, the intelligent and resourceful beagle with a penchant for puns.
..who had appeared in misadventurous time-traveling shorts on “The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show” with his pal Sherman. But that doesn’t mean I was looking forward to DreamWorks Animation’s updated take on these characters for a new 3D computer-animated feature-length film.
From the trailers, it seemed like the quirky wry comic timing of Jay Ward and Ted Key (respectively, the producer and creator of “Peabody’s Improbable History”) was getting swallowed by big action/adventure sequences and dumbed-down humor. Sure enough, »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Adam Fendelman)
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. Starring: Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker/Spider-Man Emma Stone as Gwen Stacy Dane DeHaan as Harry Osborn Chris Cooper as Norman Osborn Jamie Foxx as Max Dillon/Electro Sally Fields as Aunt May Release Date: May 2nd, 2014. »
How can you hear James Gunn, Chris Pratt and Kevin Feige talk Guardians of the Galaxy this weekend? When can you see a Captain America double feature? What’s revealed in three new clips from The Amazing Spider-Man 2? Want to learn more about Black Widow in a Captain America: The Winter Soldier featurette? Did Chloe […]
- Germain Lussier
Sony Pictures are keen to make The Amazing Spider-Man 2 as big a success as possible, and their intensive marketing campaign has now stretched to three very spoilery clips from the upcoming sequel. Narrated by Stan Lee, they’re made up of almost entirely never before seen footage, but what they tell us arguably results in even more questions!
The clips (which were released thanks to a new Kellogg’s app promoting the movie), we not only get to see plenty of great shots of Spider-Man in action, but also learn the fate of Norman Osborn, the reason for his son Harry’s return, what exactly Aleksei Sytsevich is trying to steal, and even hear Jamie Foxx name himself “Electro”.
- Josh Wilding
Things have been pretty quiet on the Jurassic World front since we last reported on it mid January, but since then two more stars have joined previously cast Chris Pratt (Guardians of the Galaxy), Bryce Dallas Howard (Spider-Man 3), Ty Simpkins (Iron Man 3) and Nick Robinson (The Kings of Summer).
First up, according to Deadline, Vincent D’Onofrio has been cast to play the villain. He has most recently enjoyed a 10 year (10 Years!) job on Law & Order: Criminal Intent, but he has shown off major acting chops in previous scifi flicks like The Cell and Men in Black.
- Jess Orso
Academy backs Andrew Garfield statement over pulling from awards show of skit to honour California five-year-old Miles Scott
Five-year-old Miles Scott, who is in remission from leukaemia, made headlines around the world last November when he took part in an elaborate Make-a-Wish foundation project to save the city of San Francisco as superhero Batkid. He had been due to feature in a segment with Garfield at the annual Academy Awards ceremony, but the skit was cut at the last minute.
Garfield's representatives released a statement denying any responsibility. "In full collaboration with the Academy and the show writer, Andrew prepared a segment for the Oscars to honour Miles Scott as the true hero that he is," said a statement issued by his representatives. »
- Ben Child
Andrew Garfield reportedly opposed plans for the Oscars Batkid segment.
The Amazing Spider-Man actor arrived at rehearsals for the awards ceremony with a rewritten script, believing the original to be exploitative, insiders told The Wrap.
The show's producers apparently requested that Garfield revert to the first script for the segment featuring 5-year-old cancer survivor Miles 'Batkid' Scott.
He did not immediately respond, but is later said to have agreed. However, the Academy decided to cut the entire segment and replace it with a speech by Captain America: The Winter Soldier's Chris Evans.
Yesterday, Garfield responded to "lying" reports that he had pulled out of the segment.
His rep Rupert Fowler said that "Andrew and Miles were equally upset" by the removal of the segment, and that Garfield joined Batkid and his family at Disneyland on Monday.
Scott became an internet celebrity in November after being treated to a crime-fighting »
We just reported on a story about how Miles Scott, a little boy who battled leukemia and became known as Batkid, was cut from the Oscars telecast after Andrew Garfield (The Amazing Spider-Man) backed out of a segment in which Miles was going to be made an honorary superhero. It was reported that Miles and his family attended a rehearsal on Saturday, but before the Sunday night broadcast, they were told that Garfield wasn't going to be available and that the segment would be cancelled. As a result, Miles' family had to find something else to do. So they went to Disneyland. Now comes word that everyone got their facts wrong. It turns out that it was the Academy that decided to cut the segment featuring Garfield and Miles. "Due to the nature of a live show, hard decisions sometimes must be made which require the Academy to cut segments »
Update: Images Courtesy of sevenwebheads.com The Amazing Spider-Man is back! This spring, take control of Peter Parker in an all-new adventure: use your strength, speed, and cunning to take on new foes and even greater challenges. The stakes are higher than ever… Are you ready to return to Manhattan? The Amazing Spider-Man 2 game is due out in Spring 2014 just in time for the movie. It’ll be available on PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Wii U, Nintendo 3Ds and PC. »
What happened to presenter Andrew Garfield ("The Amazing Spider-Man"), who was scheduled to appear on Sunday's Oscars? He was set to present with "Batkid" Miles Scott (the Make-a-Wish child from San Francisco), but the Academy now says "they had to cut the segment due to production issues." Richard Johnson reported Wednesday that Garfield was very difficult during rehearsals and wanted to change his lines. He then had a tantrum and stormed off, causing the producers to cancel. On Thursday, Garfield's publicist said, "In full collaboration with the Academy and the show writer, Andrew prepared a segment for the Oscars to honor Miles Scott as the true hero that he is. At some point overnight on Saturday/Sunday morning, it was decided by those running the show that the segment didn't work in the ceremony." E! Online. According to Positive Q Scores, Stephen Colbert is now the top-ranked late night TV host in popularity. »
Before your Spidey senses start tingling about something shady surrounding Andrew Garfield and Miles Scott's (Batkid) planned appearance at the Oscars - which was scrapped at the last minute - the Academy has weighed in on what happened.
"The Amazing Spider-Man" star was supposed to present at Sunday's show with Miles - the 5-year-old San Francisco boy with cancer, who won over the world's heart when he dressed as the caped crusader as part of a Make A Wish event last November - but their appearance had to be cut from the show.
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As if Andrew Garfield's lithe beauty wasn't enough to completely destroy you. "The Amazing Spider-Man" star swept in and saved the day after his shared sketch with the Batkid was slashed from the Oscar telecast. "Batkid" is the self-made pseudonym of Miles Scott, a five-year-old cancer survivor/kindergartner/cutie-pie who was the face of a major Make-a-Wish project last year. Here's the Academy's terse statement, which went out today: "Due to the nature of a live show, hard decisions sometimes must be made which require the Academy to cut segments due to the logistics of production. Andrew Garfield understood that his segment had to be omitted, and he drove to Disneyland on Monday to spend time with 5-year-old Miles Scott (Batkid) and his family." That's right, the dreamy svelte babe took the kid to Disneyland to make up for all the cancellation nonsense. Be mine? Variety reports that some »
- Ryan Lattanzio
It’s my new goal to see as much of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 as I can without ever setting foot in a theatre. Sony has been most obliging in this endeavor, releasing a never-ending stream of trailers, teasers, featurettes, clips, and promotional ads. The latest of these puts the focus on Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield) and his relationship to the lovely and talented Gwen Stacey (Emma Stone).
While the featurette might not give away the whole plot, it certainly is making effort to do so. It contains brief clips of Garfield, Stone, producer Avi Arad, and even original creator Stan Lee discussing the complex relationship between Spider-Man and his best girl. The undeniable chemistry between Spidey and Gwen was arguably the best part of The Amazing Spider-Man and made huge strides away from the damsel-in-distress mentality that characterized the love interest in earlier Spider-Man flicks. Other than that, it’s still the old story, »
- Lauren Humphries-Brooks
Five-year-old leukaemia survivor missed out on opportunity to take the stage with Spider-Man star after rehearsed segment cut
He has beaten cancer and saved the city of San Francisco, but Miles Scott – Aka Batkid – was unceremoniously cut from the final Oscars ceremony on Sunday night.
Five-year-old Scott, who made headlines around the world in November when he took part in one of the largest and most elaborate projects staged by the Make-a-Wish foundation, was due to feature in a segment with Andrew Garfield, the star of The Amazing Spider-Man. But according to the International Business Times, the piece was excised at the last minute.
"I don't know if they ran out of time, or if there was something about the segment they didn't like," said the boy's mother, Natalie Scott. "It got pulled so quickly that we didn't have a lot of insight into what was going on."
She added: »
- Ben Child
Before the Oscars aired on Sunday, the producers of the show hinted that during a two-minute superhero montage, there will be a special surprise that will leave everyone in tears. "['The Amazing Spider-Man' star] Andrew Garfield is going to be part of what we hope is a very moving moment in the show, which will illustrate the theme of how movies inspired," they told Entertainment Weekly. "He's going to induct a new superhero into the fraternity of superheroes." So who was that new superhero? It turns out that it was going to be Miles Scott (aka Batkid), the little boy who battled leukemia and asked the Make-a-Wish foundation to turn him into Batman. The organization reached out to people of San Francisco, and with the help of almost 10,000 volunteers, Miles was able to spend the day dressed as his favorite superhero as he ran around the city stopping such criminals as The Riddler and The Penguin. »
An appearance from 'Batkid' at this year's Oscars was pulled at the last minute, AMPAS has confirmed.
5-year-old cancer survivor Miles Scott became an internet celebrity in November, after being treated to a crime-fighting day in San Francisco dressed as the superhero.
Miles was reportedly invited to participate in a segment during the Academy Awards, and his family had travelled to Los Angeles.
However, the plans were cancelled on the day of the ceremony, his mother told the International Business Times.
"I don't know if they ran out of time, of if there was something about the segment they didn't like," said Natalie Scott. "It got pulled so quickly that we didn't have a lot of insight into what was going on.
"It is kind of a disappointment, but things happen. I know that's how TV goes and how Hollywood is. We're just not used to that; we're from a really small town. »
During Sunday night's broadcast of the Academy Awards there was a two-minute "Heroes" montage. It was presented by Chris Evans ("Fantastic Four"). Something seemed a bit off when the actor walked onto the stage with the theme music of The Amazing Spider-Man playing. That's cause Andrew Garfield, Spider-Man himself, was supposed to be presenting the montage but was a last minute scratch and Evans filled in on the fly. Producers of the telecast had hinted to EW that this segment would have an emotional surprise up its sleeve. image credit AGarfieldmylove That surprise? San Francisco's own, Batkid, aka Miles Scott was to make an appearance, but his portion of the segment was ditched at the last moment. As for the Oscars on Sunday, the family didn't know exactly what Miles was going to do, only that he would be with other actors as part of a segment based on heroes. »
"Gwen Stacy and Peter Parker have always had a colorful relationship."
With Peter Parker's origin story successfully retold in 2012's The Amazing Spider-Man, it isn't any surprise that director Marc Webb and his team would find ways to complicate Peter Parker's (Andrew Garfield) life in the upcoming The Amazing Spider-Man 2. Thus far, those complications have come in the form of adversaries like Electro (Jamie Foxx) and the Rhino (Paul Giamatti), but, as fans of the comic book character know full well, it's Peter's personal life that is the most turbulent.
A new featurette released by The Daily Mail bears this out, showing that while Peter is busy trying to save New York, Gwen Stacy (Emma Stone) has plans of her own which may compromise their relationship if Peter remains committed to being Spider-Man. Featuring interviews with Stone, Garfield and even Stan Lee, it looks like Peter Parker could lose everything in the upcoming, »
- Ryan Gowland
After acquiring his powers and facing off against the Lizard in The Amazing Spider-Man, things are going to get stepped up a notch for Peter Parker in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, which will introduce Electro, Green Goblin and Rhino amongst potentially even more villains and supervillains. Based on the trailers so far, it looks like we’ll be in for quite the series of epic super-powered brawls.
While all that is going on, however, Gwen Stacy isn’t content to just sit at home darning Peter’s spider socks. Having graduated Valedictorian and been accepted in Oxford University, she’s getting ready to leave her superhero boyfriend and set out for a new life in England. It’s a difficult situation. Peter could simply relocate to Oxford and spend his days rounding up the drunk ...
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- H. Shaw-Williams
It’s all getting a bit super-hero bonkers around the world of film as the summer months approach. Marvel have both Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Guardians Of The Galaxy on the way, while another Marvel character, The Amazing Spider-man, is still in the hands of Sony and has a sequel set for May. Two new motion posters have been released, with a long cut and shorter variation, and the footage looks phenomenal. It may be a simple sequence of Spider-Man swinging around, but you can see the tiniest little details on the suit, making it all the more realistic.
The Amazing Spider-man 2 has me excited despite the first film being a lackluster rehash of the origin story. It seems as though Marc Webb and company have gone all out, but there are concerns that the plot is overloaded with villains. The trailers have already confirmed Electro, Green Goblin, »
- Luke Ryan Baldock
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