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Mahershala Ali in the press room with Emma Stone, Viola Davis and Casey Affleck at the 89th Annual Academy Awards (Oscars 2017) held at the Dolby Theatre at the Hollywood & Highland Center - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 26th February 2017

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Emma Stone at the Premiere of Lionsgate's 'La La Land' held at Mann Village Theatre, Los Angeles, California, United States - Tuesday 6th December 2016

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Emma Stone at a the 2016 AFI FEST Screening of Lionsgate's 'La La Land' as presented by Audi and held at Chinese Theater, Hollywood, California, United States - Tuesday 15th November 2016

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Emma Stone at the La La Land Photocall which was being hosted as part of the 73rd Venice Film Festival - Italy - Wednesday 31st August 2016

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Emma Stone - Emma Stone leaving a resturanti Midtown - Manhattan, New York, United States - Saturday 4th June 2016

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Emma Stone - Emma Stone goes to dinner in New York - Manhattan, New York, United States - Friday 3rd June 2016

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Emma Stone - Emma Stone leaves Rise Movement gym in West Hollywood - Los Angeles, California, United States - Wednesday 30th March 2016

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Emma Stone - Emma Stone spooted leaving the gym in Wesy Hollywood. - West Hollywood, California, United States - Monday 21st December 2015

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Emma Stone - Emma Stone departs on a flight from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) - Los Angeles, California, United States - Tuesday 24th November 2015

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Emma Stone - Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling shoot a scene for the upcoming film 'La La Land,' currently filming in downtown Los Angeles - Los Angeles, California, United States - Wednesday 7th October 2015

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Emma Stone , Ryan Gosling - Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling hold hands while shooting an early morning nightclub scene on the set of 'La La Land,' currently filming in Hollywood - Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 19th September 2015

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Emma Stone - Ryan Gosling and co star Emma Stone spotted on the set of "La La Land" filming at griffith park observatory in Los Angeles. - Los Angeles, California, United States - Tuesday 1st September 2015

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Emma Stone - Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone on the set of 'La La Land' - Santa Clarita, California, United States - Friday 21st August 2015

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Emma Stone - 2015 Film Independent Spirit Awards - Arrivals at Independent Spirit Awards - Hollywood, California, United States - Saturday 21st February 2015

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Emma Stone - 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards - Arrivals at Shrine Auditorium, Screen Actors Guild - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 25th January 2015

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Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu’s ‘Birdman’ Could Have Oscars Shout [Trailer + Pictures]


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We always had a feeling that Birdman was going to be good. It has a lot going for it. Babel’s Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu is behind the camera for a start – and the cast is probably one of the most impressive and intriguing line-ups in recent years: Michael Keaton, Edward Norton, Zach Galfianakis, Emma Stone and Naomi Watts.

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Oh, and then there’s the plot. Birdman tells the story of a washed-up actor (Birdman) who once played an iconic superhero (Yeah, we know) and must overcome his own ego and family troubles as he mounts a Broadway play in a bid to reclaim his past glory.

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Emma Stone And Andrew Garfield Engaged?: Are Hollywood's Cutest Couple Getting Married?


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Reports are surfacing that our favourite Hollywood couple, Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield, are engaged. The pair have been dating for over two years and it’s being reported by Star Magazine that the couple were seen ring shopping in New York City…and it wasn’t just any old ring they were looking for!

Emma Stone Andrew Garfield Engaged Emma and Andrew were reportedly seen ring shopping in New York together last week

A source told Star Magazine: “They were looking for a loose emerald-shaped stone. They want to design an engagement ring together.” Nothing has been confirmed yet, but in the meantime it seems as though the couple will be moving in together in Los Angeles. It’s rumoured that they have been looking to buy a $10.5 million home together in the city. That’s just a cool $5.25 million each, so we doubt it will be anything too fancy.  The Daily Star reported: “Andrew has been looking for somewhere in LA for ages but he believes he has now found a place that is perfect for them."

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Magic In The Moonlight Trailer


Stanley is a talented magician who goes by the name of Wei Ling Soo professionally, and he is also a renowned cynic. One day, an associate enlists him to help him expose a self-proclaimed spirit medium named Sophie living in the South of France and he decides to travel over, convinced that he will easily debunk her. Despite everyone around her insisting that she has displayed psychic abilities beyond anyone's comprehension, Stanley is determined to force her to reveal her deceptive secrets, but on meeting her it seems that he also is captivated. Extremely beautiful, Sophie becomes something of a love interest for Stanley and, in spite of his initial doubts, he too finds himself unable to explain some of the extraordinary feats Sophie is demonstrating, and he starts to wonder if the world really is full of magic.

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'Magic In The Moonlight': Woody Allen's New Muse Emma Stone Dazzles In Enchanting New Dramedy


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The trailer has been released for Woody Allen's bewitching new comedy drama, Magic in the Moonlight, which stars The Amazing Spider-Man's Emma Stone alongside The King's Speech star Colin Firth in a movie set in 1920s Europe.

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Emma Stone Dazzles As The Bewitching Sophie In The 'Magic In The Moonlight' Trailer.

Set for release throughout summer and early fall 2014, Magic in the Moonlight stars Firth as Stanley, a man who poses as an Asian magician whilst secretly trying to debunk fake spiritualists. He is directed to the South of France where his assignment is to unmask a purported spiritual medium named Sophie (Stone), who has been mystifying people with her seemingly otherworldly skills.

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Will We See Spidey Again Before The Amazing Spider-Man 3 In 2016?


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We know Sony are keen on stretching the Spider-Man web as thin as it’ll go, but will we really see another Spidey flick in-between now and The Amazing Spider-Man 3 in 2016?

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It’s all rumor, speculation and conjecture right now, but a report suggests that Andrew Garfield – the star of the franchise as the titular superhero - has been offered a multi-million dollar deal to play Peter Parker and his all-action alter-ego until 2020. What’s more, he's also contracted to appear in movies in 2015 and 2016.

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Is It Worth Making 'The Amazing Spider-Man 3'?


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Reviews have been a very mixed bag for The Amazing Spider-Man 2. While fans of the franchise generally enjoyed the movie, the overall consensus was that it was entertaining, but just wasn’t quite up to scratch. The critics weren’t as kind as the fans. Anthony Lane from the New Yorker described the whole franchise as “running shockingly low on juice,” while Vulture’s David Edelstein outright said, “I think I’ll pass on The Amazing Spider-Man 3.”

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Well, sadly for David Edelstein, as a film critic he probably doesn’t have much choice when it comes to passing on The Amazing Spider-Man 3. Or The Amazing Spider-Man 4, for that matter. Back in December 2013 (before the current installment was released), Sony announced that a further two Amazing Spider-Man films were in the works. The third movie is set to be released in June 2016, and various details have been hinted through a series of easter eggs and teasers.

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"Neighbors" Parties On Top Of Box Office Chart, While Spidey Suffers Massive Drop


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There were big changes in the box office chart this weekend, with Neighbors easily charging past the previous highest earner, The Amazing Spider-Man 2. While Neighbors had one of the highest debuts for an original R-rated comedy with $51,1 million, Spider-Man’s domestic earnings suffered significantly. The superhero flick, starring Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone only made aroumd $37,2 million at home over the Friday-Sunday period – an estimated 59% drop, according to Box Office Mojo. While the home figures are disappointing, the movie is making up for it overseas. To date, it's earned $147.9 million, and is on pace to finish between $210 and $220 million.

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Seth Rogen and Zac Efron's collaboration is making a splash.

Neighbors, meanwhile, is following in the proud tradition of R-rated comedies and topped the debuts of hits like The Hangover, The Heat and 21 Jump Street. Seth Rogen in particular should be popping the champagne right about now, since the movie marks the highest grossing debut ever for a live-action Rogen movie ahead of The Green Hornet ($33.5 million).

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With 55%, 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' Is The Worst Spidey Movie Yet


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You would have been forgiven for assuming The Amazing Spider-Man 2 had been a monumental success. It's everywhere. Posters, trailers, merchandise. Sony have gone big with the sequel to Marc Webb's 2012 movie and with Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx and Paul Giamatti amongst the cast, you can bet your life this one was big, big, budget.

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But then there's the reviews. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 ranks way, way lower than previous Spidey movies and with 55% on Rotten Tomatoes, is still 8% lower than the second lowest ranked movie - Sam Raimi's 2007 movie Spider-Man 3. Next comes The Amazing Spider-Man, which introduced Garfield as the webbed hero and nabbed 73% from critics. Raimi's original movie Spider-Man scored 89%, though the superb sequel landed a stunning 93% in 2004 with the unrivalled Alfred Molina as villain Dr Octavius.

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Emma Stone and brother Spencer Stone - 17th Annual Revlon Run/Walk For Women - New York, United States - Saturday 3rd May 2014

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The Amazing Spider-Man 2: A Real-Life Couple


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Spider-man stars Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone have been dating for nearly three years and have worked to keep their relationship private. So they've been struggling lately to dodge questions while out on promotion duties for the film's release. The best thing they can do about it is turn the questions into a joke.

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At last month's London premiere, Garfield went all cagey. "Who's my girlfriend?" he said when a journalist asked. "You're making an assumption about my personal life, and my personal life is not public property." All he would admit was that, yes, "we're acting together".

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Box Office Review: "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" Headed For An Adequate $100 Million Debut


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Despite heavy promotion, The Amazing-Spider Man 2’s box office outlook going into the weekend isn’t too impressive. The film opens in 4000 theaters this weekend, and while the film has a good enough chance of coming on or near the top of the chart, it’s not likely to match the earlier success of Captain America: The Winter Soldier.

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The Amazing Spider-Man 2 - It's not perfect, but it's good enough, say critics.

The 2012 Sony reboot made a respectable $262 million and although it didn’t match the viral success of the Toby McGuire era, it still set up nicely for the new franchise. This time around, Andrew Jackson’s Peter Parker faces a whole merry band of villains, which reviewers say hurts the story somewhat. But despite generally ambivalent reviews, Spider-Man remains a recognizable enough character to draw in the crowds.

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Here's Why We Love 'Amazing Spider-Man 2' Actress Emma Stone


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We’re just going to go right ahead and say this, we may love Emma Stone as much as we love Jennifer Lawrence! Quite a claim, but we think we can back it up.  The Amazing Spider-Man 2 actress gets more loveable each time she makes an appearance, she can do no wrong in our eyes. Her lip syncing stint on Jimmy Fallon the other night just totally sealed the deal. Syncing to Blue Traveler’s Hook and DJ Khaled’s All I do is Win, Emma had us in stitches. Even Jimmy found it hard to contain himself, having to really pull it together to perform his second song.

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Video - Emma Stone Is Joined By Paul Giamatti At 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' NY Premiere - Part 5


'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' stars Emma Stone and Paul Giamatti made their entrances on the red carpet at the New York premiere of the movie. The actors play Spider-Man's love interest Gwen Stacy and his nemesis The Rhino, respectively. Emma certainly stood out in a floor-skimming, white, Grecian gown.

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'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' Gets Thumbs-Up: Are You Ready USA?


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It must be pretty frustrating for American fans of the Spider-Man franchise who are left drumming their fingers on the table waiting to be the last country to experience this Marvel superhero sequel. With only two days to go, the excitement towards Marc Webb's epic action movie is palpable and it will all be worth it - if you listen to what most critics are saying.

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A jam-packed movie sees Peter Parker (Adnrew Garfield), AKA Spidey, battle a vicious wave of new foes, including Jamie Foxx's super-charged villain Electro and Dane DeHaan's wicked Green Goblin. However, young Peter has a tricky balancing act to do, making sure that his Aunt May (Sally Field) is kept in the dark about his powerful alter-ego and that his relationship girlfriend Gwen Stacy (Emma Stone) is maintained despite the relentless onslaught of baddies.

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Emma Stone And Jimmy Fallon Face Off In Hilarious Lip-Syncing Battle On 'The Tonight Show'


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Emma Stone is already known as a phenomenal actress, but she does have other talents.

The 25 year-old showed that she can pull off a very convincing lip-syncing act while appearing on 'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.'

On Monday (April 28th), Stone went head-to-head against the chat show host in the hilarious segment where each individual had to mime a song of their choice.

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Emma Stone, Andrew Garfield, Jamie Foxx, Dane DeHaan and Annalise Bishop - The Cast of 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' Visit BET's "106 & Park" - Manhattan, New York, United States - Friday 25th April 2014

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Emma Stone - New York Premiere of 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' at the Ziegfeld Theater - Red Carpet Arrivals - New York City, New York, United States - Thursday 24th April 2014

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The Amazing Spider-man 2 Review


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As with the too-early franchise reboot in 2012, this sequel struggles to balance the demands of a teen romance with a superhero blockbuster. The interpersonal storylines are sharply written and skilfully played by the gifted cast, but the eye-catching effects sequences feel like little more than a shiny distraction. Action fans will love the way digitally animated Spidey swings more realistically than ever down the streets of New York, but the fact remains that these scenes are cartoons. And a new template is badly needed for this genre.

It kicks off as Peter (Andrew Garfield) nearly misses his high school graduation to save the city from another crazed nutcase. His girlfriend Gwen (Emma Stone) is fed up, and then crushed when Peter breaks up with her because he's worried about her safety. So she considers taking a place at Oxford University to get away. Meanwhile, Peter is also trying to understand the truth about why his parents (Campbell Scott and Embeth Davidtz) left him to be raised by his Aunt May (Sally Field). But he's interrupted from all of this by the arrival of old pal Harry (Dane DeHaan), back in town to inherit the family business from his dying dad (Chris Cooper) and in need of moral support from Peter.

In each of these three plot strands, Peter faces a significant dilemma that's beautifully played by Garfield as a cheeky, good guy who worries about the darkness all around him. And there's also a nefarious side-plot trying to take over the movie, as nerdy technician Max (Jamie Foxx) is transformed by an electric shock from Spider-man's biggest fan to a spark-emitting villain called Electro. This shift doesn't make sense on any level, and Harry also has a sudden personality change that's badly under-explained, forcing the film into a series of huge action showdowns along with a completely irrelevant aside about two colliding airplanes that feels tacked on to up the human stakes.

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The Many Celebrity BFFs Of Taylor Swift


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Taylor Swift is like the girl at high school who knows absolutely everybody, but you're not quite sure how.  She seems to move just as easily from friendship group to friendship group just as quickly as it takes for her to say, “Hey girlfriend!” But who does Taylor Swift count among her many celebrity BFFs?

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Taylor and Selena Gomez are always snapped together at various awards ceremonies. The pair originally met backstage at a Jonas Brothers’ concert and have became fast friends. “So much about our lives have changed over the last couple of years, but our friendship has stayed the same”, Taylor has said. Although she’s not the best option to give boyfriend advice, perhaps Taylor can offer Selena some wise words when it comes to her beau, Justin Bieber.

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Spider-Man Is Jewish. Because Andrew Garfield Says So.


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He's The Amazing Spider-Man, and he's very much Jewish - this according to the man that plays the superhero in the latest franchise, Andrew Garfield. The British-American actor, who was brought up Jewish, suggests that Spidey's neuroses are a sure-fire sign that the character is culturally Jewish.

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"Spider-man is neurotic. Peter Parker is not a simple dude. He can't just switch off," Garfield told Time Out. "He never feels like he's doing enough. And Peter suffers from self-doubt. He ums and ahs about his future because he's neurotic. He's Jewish. It's a defining feature." Whether or not Spider-Man is of Jewish religion has been the subject of feverish internet speculation for years, but it seems Garfield, 30,has already made up his mind.

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A Week In Movies: Spider-Man Hits London, Aniston Films In LA, Trailers Arrive For Shaun And Earth To Echo, And A Short Film Teases Martin's Trek Home


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Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx, Dane DeHaan and director Marc Webb were all in London to walk the red carpet at the world premiere of The Amazing Spider-man 2 on Thursday. The film opens next week in Britain, and in America in May. Browse through our photos from the World Premiere of The Amazing Spiderman 2 held at the Odeon Leicester Square.  

Over in Los Angeles, Kevin Costner, Jennifer Garner, Chadwick Boseman, Ellen Burstyn and Frank Langella turned up for the premiere of the American football drama Draft Day. And in New York, it was Colin Firth and Jeremy Irvine who appeared at the premiere of their new movie The Railway Man. Both films open this weekend across America. Look through our photos from the premiere of Summit Entertainment's 'Draft Day' at the Regency Village Theatre, Los Angeles.

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Just How Good Will 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' Be?


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We still have about three weeks to wait until The Amazing Spider-Man 2 finally hits the big screen but we’re already bursting with anticipation. The photos and trailers that have been gradually trickling through have really managed to whet our appetites!  We predict that this one is going to the best of all the spider-man movies that have been released over the past 12 years or so (sorry Tobey!), if only because Dane DeHaan’s green goblin looks absolutely freaking terrifying!  The chemistry between Garfield and Stone is always palpable when they’re in a scene together as well, it’s part of what gives the franchise its magic.

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Although there’s still a while to wait, a few reviews have started to circulate the web (get it?!), we thought we’d gather them all up and see what they have to say. We’ll try and put a good spin on it!  We’re just firing out the spidey puns left, right and center today.

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The Reviews Are In: "The Amazing Spider-Man" Franchise Finds Its Footing With Sequel


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The Amazing-Spider Man 2 is out in the UK on April 16, more than two weeks ahead of its US premiere. However, thanks to the magic of press screenings, the reviews for it have already made their way online – most of them positive.

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The Hollywood Reporter’s Leslie Felperin is mostly impressed with Garfield’s second outing with Spider-Man, even if the film is a bit too packed with villains. “The eponymous hero hits his super-heroic stride here, as does Andrew Garfield in the role, especially when Spider-Man's alter ego Peter Parker learns there's always some fine print in a contract with this many benefits,” Felperin writes. “Likeable as a lollipop” Emma Stone also gets a commendation, as does Jamie Foxx, playing a perfectly maniacal, pushed to the brink Electro: “Even under all the prosthetic make-up and visual effects, Foxx manages to project a literally white-hot rage and damaged psyche that threatens to upstage the core romantic plot about Peter and Gwen's relationship.”

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'The Amazing Spiderman 2' To Weave Plot For 'Sinister Six' Spin-Off


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The Amazing Spiderman 2 is set to be released on May 2nd in the US and April 18th in the UK, with the release date mere weeks away rumors are flying surrounding the plot and the possibility of further expanding the Marvel comic universe. 

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Andrew Garfield Teaches Kids To Surf In Sydney As 'Amazing Spider-Man' Release Looms


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Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone have been living it up under an Australian sun recently as the Amazing Spider-Man co-stars and real-life couple headed down under for a taste of life in Sydney. The duo weren't just visiting for fun though: they had busy work to do promoting their new film, the release of which lies only weeks away.

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Touching down in Australia is an important checkpoint for the film as it will be one of the first countries to catch a glimpse of the eagerly-anticipated new movie when it is released next month. However, Andrew took a break from the heavy press work by scooting on down to the famous Bondi Beach and sharing his surfing skills with some very delighted young children.

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The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Trailer, A Critical Discussion


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The latest trailer for The Amazing Spider-Man 2 has been released and it certainly doesn’t disappoint. The opening shot of Andrew Garfield’s Spider-Man free-falling through New York is the visual equivalent of a roller coaster, thrilling and putting you on the edge of your seat for the rest of the trailer.

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The CGI used looks to be the most impressive of all Spider-Man movies so far (including the unceremoniously halted McGuire movies). The trailer doesn’t have the darkness of recent superhero movies, Peter Parker isn’t brooding and troubled like Nolan’s The Dark Knight or Henry Cavill’s Man of Steel. “You know what it is I love about being Spider-Man?” Garfield asks as the trailer opens, “Everything.”

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Check Out These Three New 'Amazing Spider-Man 2' Videos [Clips + Pictures]


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Andrew Garfield reprises his role as the web-slinging city-sprawling Spider-Man in The Amazing-Spider Man 2, which hits cinemas on April 18. In these new clips, we get a glimpse of both Electro’s explosive power, but of Garfield’s comic acting, which compliments the action nicely.

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Hype for this film is big. With Jamie Foxx looking amazing as Electro and Paul Giamatti looking pretty crazy as Rhino, comic book fans can’t wait to get their eyes on the second Amazing instalment, especially after the first fared so well with the critics. Of course, Sony Pictures will care more about the box office – and it didn’t fair too badly their either.

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Peter Parker is facing a period of deep confusion in every aspect of his life. No longer is everything black and white, nor is it easy to know what the right thing to do is anymore. He's struggling to cope with the death of his dear Uncle Ben, while still feeling unfamiliar with his past in regards to his parents. He's also trying to hold down a relationship with Gwen Stacy, but she ultimately adds to his troubles when she finds herself in a dilemma of her own. Meanwhile in his professional capacity as Spider-Man, he's not finding it easy to differentiate between the villains, the heroes and the just plain hard-done by. He faces deadly battles with the formidable Rhino and the rage-filled Electro; the latter of who it turns out is just as frightened of his own power as everybody else is. It turns out that there is a darker force happening elsewhere, and when his friend Harry Osborn returns, he starts to see OsCorp's sinister involvement.

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What The Latest Trailer Tells Us About 'Amazing Spider-Man 2'


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At nearly four minutes long, the latest trailer for Amazing Spider-Man 2 packed in as much action as the Superbowl when the full length version finally debuted on Sunday. The clip has given us some answers along with more questions, plenty of gasps and even a few laughs as we prepared for the latest Spider-Man instalment. So here’s what we learnt from the Amazing Spider-Man 2 trailer.

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What does Peter Parker love about being Spider-Man? Everything.
Maybe he’s speaking too soon, but while sitting, looking out on New York we hear Peter Parker say, "you know what it is I love about being Spider-Man? Everything.” Whilst job satisfaction is usually a good thing you cant help but worry about what’s to come for our geeky hero.

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You’d expect Spider-Man to have to deal with his fair share of hero worshippers, but after saving Max Dillon, played by the fantastic Jamie Foxx, Spider-Man is left with the most fanatical of all fanboys who not only worships the masked hero but is heard repeating. “I wish I was like him.” Which leads us into…

The shock of Electro.
It doesn't take that long for Max Dillion’s wish to be more like his hero to come true, but not in the way he'd of hoped. The birth of Electro is revealed as we see Foxx’s character falling into a pool of water brimming with electric eels. He then takes his frustration out on a crowded Times Square and comes face to face with his former hero and now nemesis, Spider-Man.

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Woody Allen Denies Sexual Abuse Again, As Oscars Move Into Sight


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Woody Allen has responded to the claims of sexual abuse made by his daughter Dylan Farrow in an open letter published by the New York Times. In the letter, Dylan speaks out publically for the first time regarding the accusations that Allen abused his adoptive daughter. The claims first surfaced in 1993 when the filmmaker and his then-girlfriend Mia Farrow were splitting up.

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Woody Allen Has Apparently Branded Dylan's Claims "Untrue And Disgraceful."

"What's your favorite Woody Allen movie? Before you answer, you should know: when I was seven years old, Woody Allen took me by the hand and led me into a dim, closet-like attic on the second floor of our house," writes Dylan. "He told me to lay on my stomach and play with my brother's electric train set. Then he sexually assaulted me."

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New 'Amazing Spider-Man 2' Teaser Clip Shows Off A New Wave Of Supervillains [Trailer + Pictures]


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A brand new, extended trailer for upcoming superhero action movie The Amazing Spider-Man 2 has been released after Sunday's Super Bowl caught the first official trailer. Entitled Enemies Unite, the clip show Peter Parker, who is played by Andrew Garfield, taking on some of his most determined foes yet as his alter-ego Spider-Man.

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An 'Amazing Spider-Man 2' Trailer Has Teased The New Wave Of Villains.

Jamie Foxx's turn as the super-charged villain Electro is the movie's main talking point and his transition from Oscorp employee Max Dillon to a powerful supervillain with the skills to control electricity features as the new trailer's key scene.

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Electrifying New 'Amazing Spider-Man 2' Clip Teases Super Bowl Trailer [Trailer + Pictures]


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A new teaser trailer has been released for upcoming super hero sequel The Amazing Spider-Man 2 ahead of its official screening at Sunday's Super Bowl. The visually stunning new clip shows Andrew Garfield's Spider-Man battling some of his toughest enemies yet in "his greatest battle," courtesy of OsCorp.

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'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' Promises Peter Parker's "Greatest Battle" Yet.

Jamie Foxx's lightning-fast Electro is the stuff of nightmares as he electrocutes Times Square in one battle scene whilst the huge, armoured Rhino is equally formidable. The new movie will also see Peter Parker's friend Harry Osborn (Dane DeHaan) turn against him as he takes on the role of the wicked and unstoppable Green Goblin.

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Forbes' Most Lucrative Stars List - Women Dominate Yet Inequality Is Still Rife


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Emma Stone sits proudly atop the Forbes list of best value Hollywood stars with a return of $80 per $1 invested in her. Mila Kunis, Jennifer Lawrence and Natalie Portman behind her in a list dominated by young female actors. But are women only dominating this list due to inequality in Hollywood?

Emma StoneEmma Stone is officially the most lucrative actor, according to Forbes

Stone appeared in The Amazing Spider-Man, which was the biggest reason for her topping the list. The superhero film earned $750m, but it was Stone’s comparatively low wage for the film that garnered the lucrative ratio. If she’d been on par with some of the male actors in the film, that stat woudn’t have been so ‘attractive’.

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The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Trailer - Mammoth Picture Special [Trailer + Pictures]


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Finally, after months of teasers and clips; on set photos and interviews, the first official Spider-Man 2 trailer is here, giving us an extended look at the action. Andrew Garfield will be taking on Jamie Foxx as Electro, Paul Giamatti as the Rhino and The Green Goblin in the highly anticipated sequel.

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"Every day I wake up knowing, that the more people I try to save, the more enemies I will make," says Garfield in the trailer. "And it's just a matter of time, before I face those with more power, than I can overcome," he adds.

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The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Trailer


Peter Parker has always had difficulty trying to prioritise his life. There's the personal side of it; the ordinary teenage angst, trying to hold down a relationship with the lovely Gwen Stacy and mourning the death of his Uncle Ben; then there's the side about saving the world from supervillains and general criminals terrorising the street as Spider-Man. While more often than not successful, he is about to face his biggest challenge yet as he is swamped by enemies such as the formidable Rhino and the quick as lightning Electro. Not only that but, as his friend Harry Osborn returns, he begins to realise that weapons manufacturer OsCorp is cropping up in all situations regarding his foes - just what is Osborn's father plotting?

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New, Grainy Footage Of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Leaks Online [Video]


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The Amazing Spider-Man 2 will be released in cinemas in the spring of 2014, and up to now we've hardly seen any sneak peaks from behind the scenes of the movie, that's until now of course. Footage from the first trailer for the film has made it's way online, taken from a sneaky Comic-Con goer who managed to film the whole thing on his phone (and judging by the quality of the video, he was either sat all the way at the back of the convention room, or has a lousy camera).

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Andrew Garfield takes a break from filming the new Spidey

Check out some behind the scenes pics from the film

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Angelina Jolie, Jennifer Lawrence And Kristen Stewart Top Forbes Highest Paid Actresses List


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Angelina Jolie returns to the top of the Forbes highest paid actress list after a three year break since her last big-budget movie.

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Angelina Jolie at the London premiere of World War Z.

That's not to suggest Jolie has been lazing about, quite the contrary, she has written and directed her first film The Land of Blood and Honey; opted for a double mastectomy following the discovery she carries the BRCA1 gene and wrote a New York Times article on her operation. 

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Andrew Garfield On A Gay Spiderman: "That's Just Not Going To Work"


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Andrew Garfield has progressive ideas for Spiderman. Earlier this month, the British-American star mused on the idea of Spidey turning gay, "Why can't we discover that Peter is exploring his sexuality? It's hardly even groundbreaking!" he said, in conversation with Entertainment Weekly.

The comic-book characters certainly need to move in fresh directions, whether it be time, place, or something more specific to the characters, such as gender, race or sexual orientation. The Avengers moved forward a little, the Dark Knight franchise featured giant strides for Batman, and - to some extent - The Wolverine pushed things on with its Japanese setting.

This week at San Diego Comic-Con, Garfield revisited his ideas though assured the crowd that Spiderman will not be turning gay anytime soon.

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'Amazing Spider-Man 2' Teaser Launched: First Look At Jamie Foxx As Creepy Electro [Video]


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A chilling teaser clip has been released ahead of the release of Spider-Man 2 showing new villain Electro played by Jamie Foxx. Comic-Con fans got the first glimpse of the scary new baddie this weekend, in a clip that shows Electro AKA Max Dillon attached to the machine that bestows him with his unique electrical super powers. We see wires, we see pipes, we hear a menacingly rasping voice taking to an unknown off-screen character "I can feel it in the walls," he says. "I feel it in my veins. No matter what you do doc, you can't contain it. "You wanna know how powerful I am? Well I would love to. I'm Electro!" Not exactly original for any action movie bad guy but still, chills.

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Jamie Foxx Making His Spider-Man Debut As Electro.

At a first - and very brief glance - Jamie Foxx's Electro does look like an electrocuted version The Da Vinci Code's self-flagellating sect member Silas and his portrayal of the originally green-suited, yellow-masked zappmeister is somewhat darker than Marvel Comics probably would have intended. However, the Django Unchained actor's version of Electro is one that fits more closely with Marvel's Ultimate Universe, where the character's powers are a product of bioengineering, rather than a freak accident.

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Jamie Foxx Is Blue As Electro But He's Not Sad... He's Mad! New Spiderman Teaser


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Spiderman may be just under a year away – for those that care to do the maths, that’s ages – but that hasn’t stopped the buzz. And rarely is that buzz stronger (buzzier) than it is when a new bit of footage is released. Comic-Con 2013 provided us with just that.

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“I can feel it in the walls. I feel it in my veins,” warns the latest Spider-Man villain in the latest piece of footage revealed. “No matter what you do doc, you can’t contain it. You want to know how powerful I am? Well I want to know too. I’m Electro,” he says.

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'The Amazing Spider-Man 3 & 4' Are On Their Way As Andrew Garfield Signs Up For Two More Spidey Films


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Andrew Garfield has committed himself to the Amazing Spider-Man movie franchise by agreeing to appear in a further two films with Sony Pictures. The production company announced the franchise's expansion into four movies in a statement release on Monday (June 17), although no other information was released about the film, so feel free to let your imagination run wild.

Garfield is going to go one further than Tobey Maguire did in his turn as Spiderman and the actor is already filming the finishing touches for the second Amazing Spider-Man film, which is due out in May next year. The studio also announced that the films will be released in relatively quick succession, just as the second film is swiftly wrapping up with filming. The studio announced that the third and fourth instalments of the film will be release on June 10, 2016, and May 4, 2018 respectively.

Before we can begin to think about the third and fourth films, let take the time to relish what we have in store when The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is released. Garfield's Spidey has all kinds of trouble to deal with this time round, with his personal problems going to heck when Peter Parker's other love interest, Mary Jane Watson (Shailene Woodley) shows up, much to the displeasure of Emma Stone's Gwen Stacy. If his personal life wasn't hectic enough, there's two baddies around this time for him to battle, with Paul Giamatti playing a gangster-fied version of Rhino and Jamie Foxx set to send sparks flying as Electro. The fittingly named Marc Webb will return to direct too.

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Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker and Emma Stone as Gwen Stacy - Actors on the set of 'The Amazing Spiderman 2' in New York City - New York, New York, United States - Sunday 2nd June 2013

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Sally Feild As Aunt May, Emm, Garfield, Peter Parker and Spiderman
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Garfield, Peter Parker, Emma Stone, Gwen Stacy and Spiderman
Garfield, Peter Parker, Emma Stone, Gwen Stacy and Spiderman

Spider Man And His Mini-Me Filmed On The Set Of 2014's 'The Amazing Spider Man 2' [Photos]


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Andrew Garfield as Spider Man on the set of 'The Amazing Spider Man 2'
Andrew Garfield as Spider Man on the set of 'The Amazing Spider Man 2'

'The Amazing Spider Man 2' filming continued to get underway in New York on Sunday (May 26th 2013) leaving behind it a trail of destruction on the City streets.

A particularly devastating scene was spotted being filmed, with a mass of crashed, overturned and ablaze vehicles littering the set. Andrew Garfield was in his Spider Man garb as he addressed onlookers from atop a smashed up car through a loudspeaker. He is also seen approaching a young boy in a copycat outfit who, after what looks like a pep talk with Peter Parker's alter-ego, subsequently flees the riotous scene. The scene is the latest of on set sneak peeks that have slowly been accumulating after snaps emerged of 'Django Unchained' star Jamie Foxx showing off his new look as the blue villain Electro and Paul Giamatti from 'Cinderella Man' making a fierce appearance as equally evil baddie The Rhino. Meanwhile, Emma Stone has revealed a MAJOR spoiler about her own character (though we won't reveal it for those who haven't read the prophetic comics).

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Sam Troughton, Andrew Garfield, Eleanor Matsuura and Emma Stone - Opening night after party for the Brits Off Broadway production of "Bull" at 59E59 Theaters - New York, NY, United States - Thursday 2nd May 2013

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Emma Stone - Revlon global brand ambassadors Emma Stone and Olivia Wilde return to host the 16th Annual Entertainment Industry Foundation Revlon Run/Walk for Women in Times Square - New York, New York, United States - Saturday 4th May 2013

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Emma Stone, Colin Firth Heading To France For Woody Allen Comedy


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Emma Stone and Colin Firth will star in Woody Allen's latest movie - a currently untitled comedy set to shoot in the South of France this summer. It will mark Allen's second time shooting in France - following the excellent Midnight in Paris - and his eighth movie set in Europe, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

Though the plot of the move is still under wraps, the cast and crew offer a hint of what the film may look like. Allen's longtime associated Letty Aronson and Stephen Tenebaum will produce, while Midnight in Paris and To Rome With Love cinematographer and production designer, Darius Khondji and Anne Seibel also return to work with Allen. 

Emma Stone has emerged as one of the most sought after actresses in Hollywood, following turns in Crazy Stupid Love, The Help and The Amazing Spider-Man. She is currently shooting the sequel to the latter. Oscar winner Firth has no less than six movies currently in some sort of production, including World War II drama The Railway Man, with Nicole Kidman and Alexander Skarsgard.

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Jamie Foxx Has Got The Blues As Electro In 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2'


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Everyone got a glimpse of Jamie Foxx as Electro in The Amazing Spider-Man 2 in some newly released pictures from the set of the movie.

In the stills, Foxx is seen wearing creepy blue makeup and a grey hood. This means that the movie will significantly deviate from the original version of the villain, which was portrayed wearing a bright green suit with a yellow lightning mask. According to the LA Times, this portrayal of Electro will more closely resemble his Ultimate incarnation, which also has a different backstory – being the result of genetic experimentation, instead of a power line accident. It isn’t clear yet how much of the back story the producers plan to keep, but Foxx did give the reasons behind the choice of costume in an interview with Blackfilm back in December: “They want to have it more grounded and not as comic book-y, so it won’t be green and yellow,” he said. “They want to try new things, like a liquid rubber and things like that, and there are all these bolts and stuff in my arms when they are hanging me upside down and trying to figure out what happen [sic]. How did he become this way? So, it will be some new stuff.”

Sounds pretty cool to us. The sequel to the 2012 film is due in May of next year and, as previously announced, Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone will be reprising their roles. Additionally, Shailene Woodley will join the cast as Mary Jane Watson, Chris Cooper and Dane DeHaan as Norman Osborn and his son Harry, Paul Giamatti reportedly as villain the Rhino, and Colm Feore and Felicity Jones in roles yet to be announced.

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Rachel McAdams Joins Cameron Crowe Movie: Is It The New 'Jerry Maguire'?


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Rachel McAdams is in negotiations to join Cameron Crowe's still untitled movie, about a military contractor on a top-secret mission in Hawaii. Bradley Cooper plays the contractor who is teamed with an Air Force pilot, played by Emma Stone. According to Deadline, the film tonally falls somewhere between "Almost Famous" and "Jerry Maguire."

McAdams has signed on for an interesting year - she stars in Terrence Malik's new movie To The Wonder, which looks bizarre, and will feature alongside Noomi Rapace in Brian De Palma's B-movie 'Passion'. Oh, and there's also Anton Corbijn's thriller A Most Wanted Man, which should land on the festival circuit this year. One thing's for sure, McAdams has told her agent that she wants to make arthouse movies. 

Cameron Crowe is working with producer Scott Rudin on the new film, which they are making with Sony Pictures. Crowe wrote the script himself and is looking to start principal photography at the beginning of October. The movie should be out midway through 2014, all ready for awards season. By the time it hits theaters, three years will have passed since Crowe's last directorial out, 'We Bought A Zoo'. That movie starred Matt Damon as a father who moves his young family to the countryside to renovate and re-open a struggling zoo, with the help of one Ms Scarlett Johansson. It garnered mixed reviews from critics.

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A Week In Movies: Cage, Stone And Cuddly Creatures In The Croods, Jim Carrey Features In Kick Ass 2 Trailer While New Star Trek Into Darkness Trailer Hits The Web


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The Croods

This week's big global release is the DreamWorks animated prehistoric comedy-adventure The Croods, led by an all-star vocal cast including Nicolas Cage, Emma Stone and Ryan Reynolds. Look for a huge push for must-have spin-off merchandise for this one, as it's packed with cuddly creatures. And hope it does well at the box office, because it would make a great franchise too.

Doing the publicity rounds this week, Gerard Butler has been out promoting his new White House thriller Olympus Has Fallen. Flitting between New York and Los Angeles to appear on every chat show possible, it's no wonder that he was somewhat fed-up by the time he reached David Letterman's Manhattan studio. Of course, the paparazzi caught it on camera as he lost his patience with a fan trying to get multiple autographs. But he manages to recovers his usual charm.

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The Croods Review


Excellent

Cleverly blending a rebellious teen comedy with an animated prehistoric adventure, this witty film wins us over with sharp characters who are written, voiced and drawn with plenty of personality. It may be yet another hyperactive, silly romp, but the attention to detail is extraordinary, and the rather overfamiliar message is genuinely inspiring.

The Crood family has survived the primordial chaos because dad Grug (Cage) keeps them in a constant state of fear, never letting them out of the cave after dark. There's just too much out there that wants to eat them! But teen daughter Eep (Stone) is restless to explore the world. Her mum Ugga (Keener) has her hands full tending to feral baby Sandy (Thom), lunkheaded pre-teen brother Thunk (Duke) and feisty Gran (Leachman), so Eep sneaks out in the middle of the night. There she meets Guy (Reynolds), a slightly more evolved human who has mastered fire and has what sound like radical ideas about survival. Grog is not happy about this at all. But when the world starts shifting around them, he has little choice but to allow his family to follow this new kid into what is clearly certain death.

Only of course, this being a comical cartoon, we know they'll all be fine, even though most of their adventures are seriously perilous. Filmmakers De Micco (Space Chimps) and Sanders (How to Train Your Dragon) create a lavishly imagined world of mash-up creatures that seem like lost links in the evolutionary chain. Gigantic predatory kittens, mouse-sized elephants, crocodile puppies and walking whales are not only hilarious, but they make us want to buy a plush version all our own. In other words, the film is a riot of marketing possibilities, including the promise of a long-running franchise.

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Movie 43 Review


Weak

A collection of random shorts that focus mainly on idiotic male behaviour, this portmanteau comedy is only occasionally amusing, never making anything of its astonishing cast. Frankly, we spend most of the time wondering how the filmmakers lured these A-listers to appear in these pointless, nasty little films. And while the premises have potential, not a single one has a decent punchline.

As a prank, two teens make up a banned online film called Movie 43. While their brainly little brother searches for it, he runs across a series of clips that mainly focus on awkward vulgarity between the sexes. Bitter exes (Culkin and Stone) have a rude exchange that's broadcast on a supermarket sound system. Pratt is shocked when his girlfriend (Faris) asks him to "poop" on her, and agrees because he loves her. Parents (Watts and Schreiber) homeschool their teen son (White) with the goal of showing him how excruciating life will be. Two pals (Scott and Knoxville) kidnap a leprechaun (Butler) who's reluctant to give them his gold. And a 1950s basketball coach (Howard) tries to convince his players that they're winners because they're black.

Others are dating scenarios: Winslet goes on a blind date with a guy (Jackman) who has testicles on his neck; Berry and Merchant play an increasingly deranged game of Truth or Dare in a Mexican restaurant; a pre-teen (Bennett) can't cope when his young date (Moretz) has her first period; Batman (Sudeikis) messes up Robin's (Long) attempt at speed-dating; Banks struggles to cope with her new boyfriend's (Duhamel) obsessive cartoon cat. There are also a few random advert spoofs, including one for the naked-woman shaped iBabe, which leads to trouble for the company CEO (Gere).

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Gangster Squad Review


Very Good

This may be based on a true story, but the filmmakers never bother exploring the complexities of historical events, instead opting for a comic book-style approach that's entertaining but somewhat unsatisfying. Still, this style-over-substance approach at least produces a rollicking police thriller that's often a lot of fun to watch, packed with gifted actors who gleefully chomp through the scenery.

The setting is 1949 Los Angeles, where the notorious gangster Mickey Cohen (Penn) is launching a Chicago-style mob takeover of the city. The police chief (Nolte) is determined to stop him, but feels surrounded by corruption, so he hires straight-arrow detective John (Brolin) to head up a secret squad that will operate off the books to stop Cohen, whatever it takes. John's pregnant wife (Enos) isn't thrilled by this, but she helps him select his team: techie Conway (Ribisi), gunslinger Max (Patrick), hot-shot Coleman (Mackie) and quick-learning rookie Navidad (Pena). And then there's pretty-boy detective Jerry (Gosling), who courts danger by launching a fling with Mickey's moll Grace (Stone). Understandably, their task doesn't go smoothly.

Billed as the untold story of what really happened, the film ignores quite a few key facts while indulging in implausible plotting and overly colourful characterisations. In other words, it's impossible to believe anything we're watching, which eliminates all of the relevance and resonance that could have filled this story of police corruption, out-of-control capitalism and especially the use of illegal methods to do the right thing. Instead, the film is all shiny surfaces, with flashy production design, too-immaculate costumes and haircuts, and a plot that reduces a complex situation into a simplistic action movie narrative.

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Gangster Squad Premiere: Ryan Gosling's Mother Raids Eva Mendes' Closet (Pictures)


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Ryan Gosling and his mother attend the LA premiere for Ryan's latest movie Gangster Squad

Ryan Gosling’s girlfriend Eva Mendes was notably absent from last night’s Gangster Squad premiere in Los Angeles last night (January 7, 2012). Her clothes, however were not. Instead of taking Eva to the red carpet event, Ryan was accompanied by his mother, Donna Gosling, who was wearing Eva Mendes’ clothes. Talking to Associated Press, outside the screening, in her gold brocade coat Donna told the reporter “I’m wearing Eva Mendes tonight.”

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The Celebrity Youth Are Most Generous As Taylor Swift, Miley Cyrus And Justin Bieber Top 'Philanthrolist'


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The end of the year never fails to spark numerous lists about our favourite celebrities and all the best and worst things they're known for over the past 12 months, top twenty celebrity melt downs, top 5 weddings, top 50 breakups, most scandalous, most attractive, least lucrative, and the list of lists goes on. But Do Something has compiled a list of the most charitable celebrities, so it really is one worth checking out. 

Here's a quick run down:

20. Drew Bees
19. Sofia Vergara
18. Olivia Munn
17. Carrie Underwood
16. Demi Lovato
15. Ryan Seacrest
14. Emma Stone / Andrew Garfield 
13. Ben Affleck
12. George Takei
11. Jay Z and Beyonce
10. Ian Somerhalder
9. Selena Gomez
8. Lebron James
7. Pink
6. Robin Roberts
5. Justin Bieber
4. Lady GaGa
3. Channing Tatum
2. Miley Cyrus
1. Taylor Swift

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Emma Stone Stays Silent As Sex Tape Rumors Refuse To Go Away


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Emma Stone is remaining silent on reports that a sex tape featuring herself and an old boyfriend exists. According to RadarOnline.com, the tape is yet to be shopped around and is still in possession of her former flame.

Celebrities usually like to nip these things in the bud - even when the rumors turn out to be true - but Stone is remaining completely silent. Similar in its methods to TMZ.com, RadarOnline.com is often on the mark with its scoops and the website quotes an 'insider' who says, "Emma Stone has a sex tape and that's a fact. She made it long before she started dating Andrew Garfield and before she really became a household name. She was just young and probably thought nothing would ever come of it." The source is close enough to Stone to know that she does not want the sex tape to emerge as it could damage her blossoming Hollywood career. "Emma's really happy with her career and proud of where she is," the source said.There's no way she would organize the release of the tape; in fact, she would fight to stop it. She has no respect for women like Kim Kardashian and Paris Hilton who became famous because they released a sex tape."

Of course, sex-tapes pretty much started the careers of both Kardashian and Hilton, making them millions in the process. The difference is, both were socialites and nothing more: Stone is an award winning actress with a ton of movies in the pipeline.

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Emma Stone's Sex Tape Does Not Feature Andrew Garfield


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Emma Stone's alleged sex-tape does not feature her Amazing Spider-Man co-star and current boyfriend Andrew Garfield. RadarOnline.com previously reported how a home video of the Easy A star was in existence, though the website claims her beau Garfield is nowhere to be seen.

Stone, 24, is said to have "a wild streak that has culminated itself in the form of a homemade sex romp". Hmm. Radar even quote a source privy to the clip, who says, "Emma Stone has a sex tape and that's a fact. She made it long before she started dating Andrew Garfield and before she really became a household name. She was just young and probably thought nothing would ever come of it." The good news for the actress is that the tape is yet to be shopped around and "remains in the hands of the person she made it with." However, the source warns, "but that doesn't mean there's any guarantee that it won't eventually hit the market. The higher Emma's star rises, the more valuable that tape becomes."

Though it's worked pretty well for Kim Kardashian and Paris Hilton, the release of a tape would likely hinder Stone's promising Hollywood career. In fact, an insider said, "There's no way she would organize the release of the tape; in fact, she would fight to stop it." The actress next stars in comedy Movie 43, alongside Stephen Merchant and Richard Gere.

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Movie 43 Trailer


If you were hoping for a romantic comedy with a harmless storyline, romance and inoffensive jokes, the here's a warning: read no further. 'Movie 43' is one of the most cringe-worthy and uncensored taboo-filled flicks to be released in the history of comedy. Here you will see several interlinked stories with characters' lives surrounding unusual proposals, interrupting blind kids' parties, bad parenting, teenage menstruation, a confused and slightly racist basketball coach, innovative business ideas and the kidnapping of a violent leprechaun. Once you see this movie it is unlikely you will find a subject that offends you ever again.

With twelve different comedy genius directors including Peter Farrelly ('Dumb & Dumber', 'There's Something About Mary', 'Shallow Hal'), Steve Carr ('Daddy Day Care', 'Dr Dolittle 2'), Steven Brill ('Little Nicky') and Brett Ratner ('Rush Hour') to name but a few and eight different writers, this jaw-droppingly crude and often obscene movie features a diverse star-studded cast, both British and American, who have banded together to shock you in the most hilarious ways you can think of. Whatever kind of comedy you're into, 'Movie 43' probably has something in it for everyone and it is set to hit the big screen on February 1st 2012.

Directed by : Elizabeth Banks, Steven Brill, Steve Carr, Rusty Cundieff, James Duffy, Griffin Dunne, Peter Farrelly, Patrik Forsberg, James Gunn, Bob Odenkirk, Brett Ratner, Jonathan van Tulleken

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A Week In Movies Featuring: Argo, My Brother The Devil, Colin Firth, Cameron Diaz, Alan Rickman, Hitchcock, Emma Stone, Penelope Cruz And More!


As big movies like Skyfall and Argo open in the USA and UK respectively, it's the smaller titles that are getting the most attention. The British independent drama My Brother the Devil won awards at Sundance and festivals in Berlin, London, Los Angeles and San Francisco, and has garnered four-star reviews across the board from UK critics this weekend. Now the public gets a chance to see it.

In London, the stars turned out this week for the premiere of Gambit, a remake of the 1966 heist comedy. The film's stars Colin Firth, Cameron Diaz, Alan Rickman and Tom Courtenay were on hand both for the red carpet premiere and a meet-the-filmmakers event at London's Apple Store.
Hitchcock Trailer

Meanwhile, Helen Mirren has been doing Q&As in London for her new film Hitchcock, in which she plays Alma Reville, wife of Alfred Hitchcock (Anthony Hopkins). The movie traces the making of Psycho with Janet Leigh (Scarlett Johansson), Vera Miles (Jessica Biel) and Anthony Perkins (James D'Arcy). A new trailer makes it look like a lot of fun. And a probable awards contender too.

Continue reading: A Week In Movies Featuring: Argo, My Brother The Devil, Colin Firth, Cameron Diaz, Alan Rickman, Hitchcock, Emma Stone, Penelope Cruz And More!

Video - Emma Stone Is Dazzled By Photographers After Leaving Hollywood Salon


'The Amazing Spider-Man' star Emma Stone struggles to find her way back to her car over the flashing lights of the cameras surrounding her as she leaves Salon Benjamin in West Hollywood. As she gets into her white Audi, photographers continue to take pictures of her and the dazzled actress raises a hand to ask them to stop before she reverses her car and drives away.

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Jamie Foxx Set To Star As Spiderman Villain Electro


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Jamie Foxx is set to give another electric performance (sorry) in the upcoming sequel to The Amazing Spiderman, as the superhero's nemesis, Electro, Variety reports.

According to sources, Foxx is deep into discussions to play the role, and tweeted, "Dressed up as Electro for Halloween last night. Costume fits well," which won't have served to dampen any rumours, that's for sure. Much like Spiderman, who of course was bitten by a radioactive spider, Electro harnesses the power of electricity due a close encounter with a lighting bolt. You would have thought the pair might bond over their shared experiences, but no. Talking yesterday to Coming Soon, the aptly named director Marc Webb said, "I think Jamie Foxx is electrifying!" and added, "I think Jamie Foxx is one of the best actors around today. He's such a great character actor and he's a really brilliant guy. I would love to work with him and you'll be hearing more on that shortly, I'm sure." Now he didn't move to confirm the rumours, but if we don't see Foxx terrorising and Spiderman coming to the rescue, we'll be disappointed.

In the interview, Webb also added his admiration for Electro in particular. "I like Electro," he smiled. "I'm fascinated by Norman Osborn and the different inflections of him. And Harry. Mary Jane and Gwen are always interesting to me."

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The Croods - Trailer Trailer


The Croods are a prehistoric family of six who have always lived by patriarch Grug's rule of never venturing out of the cave they call a home. While his wife Ugga, his mother-in-law Gran, his son Thunk and his baby Sandy all stand by his wishes, his eldest daughter Eep becomes restless as her curiosity for what the outside world might be like overwhelms her despite her father's brutal warnings. Giving in to temptation, Eep sneaks out to explore and, to her father's terror, almost gets crushed in an avalanche caused by an earthquake which destroys their home. No-one is hurt; on the contrary, a whole new land is discovered filled with vibrant vegetation and exotic creatures. Homeless and with no excuse to avoid investigating, the family set out on a journey into this new world, with Grug still feeling profoundly reluctant.

This animation adventure is a wonderful story of family, discovery and bravery directed and written by the geniuses of several lovable CGI movies, Kirk De Micco ('Space Chimps', 'Racing Stripes') and Chris Sanders ('Lilo & Stitch', 'How to Train Your Dragon'). Not only is it heart-warming to watch, but you'll also never go long without laughing whatever your age. It will hit UK cinemas from March 22nd 2013.

Starring: Nicolas Cage, Emma Stone, Ryan Reynolds, Catherine Keener, Clark Duke & Cloris Leachman.

The Amazing Spider Man Review


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Just 10 years after Sam Raimi's now-iconic Spider-man, Marvel has decided to tell the character's origin story again, using a slightly different mythology. The main difference is the presence of appropriately named director Marc Webb, whose last film was the imaginative romantic-comedy (500) Days of Summer. Sure enough, the interpersonal drama is the best thing about this reboot. Much less successful is the action storyline, which feels awkwardly forced into the film to justify its blockbuster status.

A huge asset here is gifted lead actor Andrew Garfield, who takes on the role of Peter Parker with real passion. Peter is a 17-year-old science nerd in high school who has real depth due to his personal history. Growing up in New York with his aunt and uncle (Field and Sheen) after his parents disappeared, he's more than a little unsettled when the object of his secret crush, sexy-brainy Gwen (Stone), notices him. Meanwhile, he's bitten by a mutant spider and develops some strange powers, which he exercises by chasing down bad guys all over the city.

Continue reading: The Amazing Spider Man Review

Video - 'The Amazing Spider-Man' Cast Attend The 'Be Amazing' Volunteer Initiative Event In Brooklyn


'The Amazing Spider-Man' stars Andrew Garfield, Rhys Ifans, Denis Leary and Emma Stone along with director Marc Webb pose for the press at the 'Be Amazing, Stand Up and Volunteer' initiative at Brooklyn's Madison Boys and Girls Club where they were supporting 'Stand Up to Cancer' on the national volunteer day

The 'Spider-Man' cast are also joining in the initiative for various other projects including serving hot food to the needy in Manhattan and helping repair and revamp a community garden in the Bronx. Other charity work the organisation is involved with surrounds helping students in disadvantaged areas with tutoring and college applications etc

Video - Emma Stone Arriving And Leaving 'David Letterman' In Nude Trench Coat


'The Amazing Spider-Man' star Emma Stone arrives at and leaves 'The Late Show With David Letterman' in a smart nude coloured trench coat. She poses briefly for press photos before arriving backstage and signs autographs for fans before getting into a waiting car on leaving the show.

Stone ('The Help', 'Zombieland', 'Easy A') has been extremely busy promoting the 'Spider-Man' film in various countries with her co-star and off-screen sweetheart Andrew Garfield. She and the cast recently visited New York's Empire State Building for an official lighting ceremony

Video - 'The Amazing Spider-Man' Stars Light Up The Empire State Building


'The Amazing Spider-Man' stars Emma Stone, Andrew Garfield, Rhys Ifans, Denis Leary and director Marc Webb arrive to 'light up' the Empire State Building in red and blue.

Garfield ('Sugar Rush', 'The Social Network') who is set to portray the popular superhero, told the New York Daily News, 'Spider-Man's my hero - not even my favorite superhero, but my actual hero. To be able to represent him and keep his flame aglow is an honor.' He and co-star Stone are currently in an off-screen relationship as well as playing the smitten couple Peter Parker and Gwen Stacy in the movie

The Amazing Spider-Man Trailer


Peter Parker is a socially unpopular high-school boy who lives with his Uncle Ben and Aunt May after his parents left him when he was very young for reasons unknown. He finds a clue to their disappearance in the form of his father's suitcase and his journey for an explanation takes him to Oscorp, the weapons manufacturer of New York, and the lab of his father's ex-business partner Dr. Curt Connors who offers him that explanation. Along his journey, the alter-egos of Connors (The Lizard) and Parker (Spider-Man) collide in a continuous battle of superpowers and Parker's feelings for his first high-school crush Gwen Stacy, whose father is a Police Captain with officers all over the city looking for Parker, intensify.

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Emma Stone - Sunday 13th February 2011 at BAFTA London, England

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Emma Stone - Wednesday 23rd September 2009 at Grauman's Chinese Theatre Hollywood, California

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Emma Stone Wednesday 7th May 2008 5th Annual Candies Foundation 'Event To Prevent' Benefit, held at Cipriani New York City, USA

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