Jamie Foxx - Jamie Foxx Caught Out By Drug Kingpin Decorator

Oscar winner Jamie Foxx was stunned to discover the man he hired to decorate his home was a drug kingpin in the middle of an Fbi investigation.

The Ray star insists he had no idea he was working with a criminal - because there was no record of the man's murky past when the actor vetted him.

He tells The Hollywood Reporter, "(We) find out the feds (agents) were watching him for a year... Some of the fed guys were working on the construction (on my house), so that's why s**t was always shoddy."


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Spiderman 3 Release Pushed Back to 2018 4299346 News

The Amazing Spider 3 starring Andrew Garfield as the heroic webslinger was set to hit cinemas in 2016, but the title has been pushed back another years so audiences will have to wait a fair amount longer before the follow up to the second film, which came out earlier this year. 

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Looks like Spidey won't be swinging back into cinemas for quite a while

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

The second film in the franchise, The Amazing Spiderman 2: Rise of Electro was released back in May, but didn't perform as well as Sony had hoped, despite raking in over $706 million worldwide. Whilst this seems like a staggering amount of money, it actually makes the film the lowest-earning Spiderman film including Sam Raimi's previous three starring Tobey Maguire and Kirsten Dunst. 

Whilst critics praised the film's all-star cast including Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx and Dane DeHaan, they were unhappy that the film featuring too many characters and having a confusing and unfocused narrative. 

Yet hope isn't completely lost for fans of the Spiderman comics, because the long promised villain-centric Sinister Six movie will now be released on November 11th 2016 instead. Strong hints were dropped about the spin-off in Rise of Electro, but it remains to be seen who, if anyone, will return from the cast. On a similar note, the studio are still searching for a new Mary-Jane Watson, the long-time love of Peter Parker/Spiderman, after Shailene Woodley left the project.

At least comic book fans have Marvel's slew of upcoming releases to tide them over; they have an impressive five films scheduled for release between August 2014 and July 2016, including Avengers: Age of Ultron.

More: Our 10 Most Disappointing Movies of 2014 So Far

The Amazing Spider 3 starring Andrew Garfield as the heroic webslinger was set to hit cinemas in 2016, but the title has been pushed back another years so audiences will have to wait a fair amount longer before the follow up to the second film, which came out earlier this year. 

Spiderman 2
Looks like Spidey won't be swinging back into cinemas for quite a while

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

The second film in the franchise, The Amazing Spiderman 2: Rise of Electro was released back in May, but didn't perform as well as Sony had hoped, despite raking in over $706 million worldwide. Whilst this seems like a staggering amount of money, it actually makes the film the lowest-earning Spiderman film including Sam Raimi's previous three starring Tobey Maguire and Kirsten Dunst. 

Whilst critics praised the film's all-star cast including Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx and Dane DeHaan, they were unhappy that the film featuring too many characters and having a confusing and unfocused narrative. 

Yet hope isn't completely lost for fans of the Spiderman comics, because the long promised villain-centric Sinister Six movie will now be released on November 11th 2016 instead. Strong hints were dropped about the spin-off in Rise of Electro, but it remains to be seen who, if anyone, will return from the cast. On a similar note, the studio are still searching for a new Mary-Jane Watson, the long-time love of Peter Parker/Spiderman, after Shailene Woodley left the project.

At least comic book fans have Marvel's slew of upcoming releases to tide them over; they have an impressive five films scheduled for release between August 2014 and July 2016, including Avengers: Age of Ultron.

More: Our 10 Most Disappointing Movies of 2014 So Far

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'Horrible Bosses 2' Trailer: The Scheming Trio Are Back For Number Two (Poop Jokes Included) 4269178 News

The trailer has been released for the upcoming comedy sequel, Horrible Bosses 2, giving us our first glimpse of the follow-up to the successful and hilarious 2011 movie. Number two (yes, there are poop jokes in the movie) sees Jason Bateman, Jason Sudeikis, and Charlie Day reprise their roles as the unhappy workers who find themselves in even more of a pickle than before.

After having tried to murder their respective bosses in the previous film, Nick, Dale and Kurt are now under three new bosses who are all as equally mean or deranged. The trio decide that they'll start their own business so that they don't have to take orders from superiors ever again.

The new film welcomes Christoph Waltz and Chris Pine but of course, we'll be seeing some familiar faces, such as Kevin Spacey, Jennifer, and Jamie Foxx return in the sequel.

Everything is going well until a cunning investor forces them to lose control of their entrepreneurial plans. The three take advice from a consultant who suggests they'll need to be more ruthless if they want their scheme to succeed: by kidnapping the investor's son and holding him for ransom. Will things finally go to plan? It's unlikely.

More: Kevin Spacey says 'Horrible Bosses 2' cast spent most of their time laughing on set.

Directed and co-written by Sean Anders ('She's Out of My League', 'We're the Millers', 'Dumb and Dumber To'), Horrible Bosses 2 employs the writing talents of John Francis Daley and Jonathan M. Goldstein ('Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2').

Watch the 'Horrible Bosses 2' trailer.

Spurred on by Horrible Bosses' largely positive reviews and $210 million box office takings, the second film will include a lot of the same humour and hijinks that made its predecessor so memorable.

Horrible Bosses 2 will be released on the 26th November in the US and the 28th November in the UK.

More: Jennifer Aniston seeing a "confidence counsellor" ahead of George Clooney's wedding.

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Nick, Dale & Kurt Have Hatched A New Plan To Be Free Of Their Superiors Forever In 'Horrible Bosses 2.'

The trailer has been released for the upcoming comedy sequel, Horrible Bosses 2, giving us our first glimpse of the follow-up to the successful and hilarious 2011 movie. Number two (yes, there are poop jokes in the movie) sees Jason Bateman, Jason Sudeikis, and Charlie Day reprise their roles as the unhappy workers who find themselves in even more of a pickle than before.

After having tried to murder their respective bosses in the previous film, Nick, Dale and Kurt are now under three new bosses who are all as equally mean or deranged. The trio decide that they'll start their own business so that they don't have to take orders from superiors ever again.

The new film welcomes Christoph Waltz and Chris Pine but of course, we'll be seeing some familiar faces, such as Kevin Spacey, Jennifer, and Jamie Foxx return in the sequel.

Everything is going well until a cunning investor forces them to lose control of their entrepreneurial plans. The three take advice from a consultant who suggests they'll need to be more ruthless if they want their scheme to succeed: by kidnapping the investor's son and holding him for ransom. Will things finally go to plan? It's unlikely.

More: Kevin Spacey says 'Horrible Bosses 2' cast spent most of their time laughing on set.

Directed and co-written by Sean Anders ('She's Out of My League', 'We're the Millers', 'Dumb and Dumber To'), Horrible Bosses 2 employs the writing talents of John Francis Daley and Jonathan M. Goldstein ('Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2').

Watch the 'Horrible Bosses 2' trailer.

Spurred on by Horrible Bosses' largely positive reviews and $210 million box office takings, the second film will include a lot of the same humour and hijinks that made its predecessor so memorable.

Horrible Bosses 2 will be released on the 26th November in the US and the 28th November in the UK.

More: Jennifer Aniston seeing a "confidence counsellor" ahead of George Clooney's wedding.

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Nick, Dale & Kurt Have Hatched A New Plan To Be Free Of Their Superiors Forever In 'Horrible Bosses 2.'

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With 55%, 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' Is The Worst Spidey Movie Yet 4184900 News

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.

The Amazing Spider-Man 2Andrew Garfield in 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2'

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.

More: Whatever happened to Shailene Woodley's scenes in 'The Amazing Spider-Man'

So what went wrong with the latest sequel?

"The successes of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 are human, the failures are typical of superhero CGI adaptations. In a world where the incredible is routine, the "amazing" is mundane," said Liam Lacey of Globe and Mail.

"How bad is this one ...? Amazingly so. Villainy abounds, but the villains are strident contrivances. Spider-Man flies, but does so dutifully, without joy," said Joe Morgenstern of the Wall Street Journal. 

"The only parts of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 that work are those scenes with Garfield and Stone, who bring energy and life to characters that otherwise might have felt somewhat lifeless," said Will Leitch of Deadspin.

A mid-credits scene in the latest movie suggested Sony are looking well-ahead into the future for the ailing Spider-Man brand and The Amazing Spider-Man 3 will arrive on June 10th 2016, with The Amazing Spider-Man 4 set for May 4, 2018. With the sequel derided by critics, the studio is going to have to come up with something incredibly innovative to rescue this once thriving franchise. 

More: The Amazing Spider-Man 2 pulls in $92 million at the box office

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 trailer:
3982514-0;noautoplay; The Amazing Spider-Man 2 - Trailer - 06.01.2014 16:38:09

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.

The Amazing Spider-Man 2Andrew Garfield in 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2'

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.

More: Whatever happened to Shailene Woodley's scenes in 'The Amazing Spider-Man'

So what went wrong with the latest sequel?

"The successes of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 are human, the failures are typical of superhero CGI adaptations. In a world where the incredible is routine, the "amazing" is mundane," said Liam Lacey of Globe and Mail.

"How bad is this one ...? Amazingly so. Villainy abounds, but the villains are strident contrivances. Spider-Man flies, but does so dutifully, without joy," said Joe Morgenstern of the Wall Street Journal. 

"The only parts of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 that work are those scenes with Garfield and Stone, who bring energy and life to characters that otherwise might have felt somewhat lifeless," said Will Leitch of Deadspin.

A mid-credits scene in the latest movie suggested Sony are looking well-ahead into the future for the ailing Spider-Man brand and The Amazing Spider-Man 3 will arrive on June 10th 2016, with The Amazing Spider-Man 4 set for May 4, 2018. With the sequel derided by critics, the studio is going to have to come up with something incredibly innovative to rescue this once thriving franchise. 

More: The Amazing Spider-Man 2 pulls in $92 million at the box office

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 trailer:
3982514-0;noautoplay; The Amazing Spider-Man 2 - Trailer - 06.01.2014 16:38:09

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MPTF's Night Before The Oscars Pulling Out Of Partnership With Beverly Hills Hotel 4183229 News

In recent years, besides the glamour, celebrities and red carpet fashion at the Oscars, the show’s ethics have also been put into the spotlight. This year, The Night Before The Oscars, the biggest charity event related to the ceremony, has pulled out of the Beverly Hills Hotel because the venue is owned by the Sultan of Brunei. The event is being held by the Motion Picture And Television Fund, and the decision to stop collaborating with the hotel comes directly from the organization. The charity event does not want to appear to support or endorse the Sultan’s recently instated anti-LGBT penal code, based on Sharia law.

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Supporters of the event include Will and Jada Pinkett-Smith.

Officials from MPTF, have met with executives from both the hotel and the Dorchester Collection, owner of the Beverly Hills Hotel, to inform them of the decision, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The Night Before party, which draws Hollywood’s biggest stars and every top executive in town, has been held at the Beverly Hills Hotel since its inauguration in 2003. It was originally started by Dreamworks’ CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg and has since raised over $60 million since its beginning. The party is regularly attended and supported by A-list talent – the 2013 committee, for example, included Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith, Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck, Camila and Matthew McConaughey, Jamie Foxx, Sandra Bullock and Octavia Spencer.

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Jamie Foxx is another notable attendee of the charity event.

MPTF’s top executives reportedly issued a statement to THR explaining that they expressed their “deep concern about the recent enactment of laws in Brunei that call for violent punishment, including amputation and death by stoning, against those engaging in same-sex activity and extramarital sexual relations and those committing adultery. We expressed very clearly that we cannot condone or tolerate these harsh and repressive laws and as a result support a business owned by the Sultan of Brunei or a Brunei sovereign fund associated with the government of Brunei.”

Ben Affleck, Jennifer Garner
Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner are also regulars at the event.

In recent years, besides the glamour, celebrities and red carpet fashion at the Oscars, the show’s ethics have also been put into the spotlight. This year, The Night Before The Oscars, the biggest charity event related to the ceremony, has pulled out of the Beverly Hills Hotel because the venue is owned by the Sultan of Brunei. The event is being held by the Motion Picture And Television Fund, and the decision to stop collaborating with the hotel comes directly from the organization. The charity event does not want to appear to support or endorse the Sultan’s recently instated anti-LGBT penal code, based on Sharia law.

Will Smith, Jada Pinkett-Smith
Supporters of the event include Will and Jada Pinkett-Smith.

Officials from MPTF, have met with executives from both the hotel and the Dorchester Collection, owner of the Beverly Hills Hotel, to inform them of the decision, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The Night Before party, which draws Hollywood’s biggest stars and every top executive in town, has been held at the Beverly Hills Hotel since its inauguration in 2003. It was originally started by Dreamworks’ CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg and has since raised over $60 million since its beginning. The party is regularly attended and supported by A-list talent – the 2013 committee, for example, included Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith, Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck, Camila and Matthew McConaughey, Jamie Foxx, Sandra Bullock and Octavia Spencer.

Jamie Foxx
Jamie Foxx is another notable attendee of the charity event.

MPTF’s top executives reportedly issued a statement to THR explaining that they expressed their “deep concern about the recent enactment of laws in Brunei that call for violent punishment, including amputation and death by stoning, against those engaging in same-sex activity and extramarital sexual relations and those committing adultery. We expressed very clearly that we cannot condone or tolerate these harsh and repressive laws and as a result support a business owned by the Sultan of Brunei or a Brunei sovereign fund associated with the government of Brunei.”

Ben Affleck, Jennifer Garner
Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner are also regulars at the event.

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Box Office Review: "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" Headed For An Adequate $100 Million Debut 4176911 News

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.

Watch the trailer for Sony's latest below:
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The villains have in fact been a major selling point in Sony’s aggressive promotional campaign, with a lot of the stills and trailers focusing on Jamie Foxx as Electro and Deen DeHaan as the Green Goblin. Plus, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 gets the benefit of opening during the first weekend in May – a timeframe several Marvel-based films have had major success in.

Read our review of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 here. 

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Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone definitely have enough on-screen chemistry.

Forbes predicts a $100 million+ debut for the Sony flick. While that wouldn’t be enough to propel the film into the record books, it should help it top the box office, despite Captain America: The Winter Soldier still performing strong. Spidey also benefits from a comfortable release slot. Since one of the biggest film events of the season, Godzilla, doesn’t drop in the US until May 16, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 should get the blockbuster slot all to itself for at least a couple of weeks. 

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Still
Spidey's back, tell a friend.

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.

Watch the trailer for Sony's latest below:
3982514-0;noautoplay; The Amazing Spider-Man 2 - Trailer - 06.01.2014 16:38:09

The villains have in fact been a major selling point in Sony’s aggressive promotional campaign, with a lot of the stills and trailers focusing on Jamie Foxx as Electro and Deen DeHaan as the Green Goblin. Plus, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 gets the benefit of opening during the first weekend in May – a timeframe several Marvel-based films have had major success in.

Read our review of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 here. 

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Still
Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone definitely have enough on-screen chemistry.

Forbes predicts a $100 million+ debut for the Sony flick. While that wouldn’t be enough to propel the film into the record books, it should help it top the box office, despite Captain America: The Winter Soldier still performing strong. Spidey also benefits from a comfortable release slot. Since one of the biggest film events of the season, Godzilla, doesn’t drop in the US until May 16, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 should get the blockbuster slot all to itself for at least a couple of weeks. 

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Still
Spidey's back, tell a friend.

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Cast Members From 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' Are Snapped Lighting Up The Empire State Building 4172040 Celebrity Videos <p>The cast and crew of 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' are introduced by a speaker at the Empire State Buiding, where they are later photographed lighting up the building.</p><p>Among them were Emma Stone (who plays Peter Parker's love interest Gwen Stacy), Jamie Foxx (who plays the villainous Electro), Dane Dehaan (who plays Peter Parker's old friend Harry Osborn) and a stuntman dressed in a Spider Man suit after Andrew Garfield couldn't make it to the event. They were joined by the movie's producers Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach.</p> <p>The cast and crew of 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' are introduced by a speaker at the Empire State Buiding, where they are later photographed lighting up the building.</p><p>Among them were Emma Stone (who plays Peter Parker's love interest Gwen Stacy), Jamie Foxx (who plays the villainous Electro), Dane Dehaan (who plays Peter Parker's old friend Harry Osborn) and a stuntman dressed in a Spider Man suit after Andrew Garfield couldn't make it to the event. They were joined by the movie's producers Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach.</p> 30th April 2014 http://www.contactmusic.com/videos/2014apr/cast-members-the-amazing-spiderman-2-lighting-up-empire-state-building_189181.jpg
Jamie Foxx Poses With His Electro Mini-Me Daughter At 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' NY Premiere - Part 4 4169422 Celebrity Videos <p>'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' star Jamie Foxx was photographed on the red carpet at the movie's New York premiere where he held his young daughter Annalise in his arms while pulling a few funny poses. Annalise has her faced painted blue in reference to Jamie's character Electro who is one of the villains faced by Spider-Man in the movie.</p><p>His co-stars Sally Field, Dane Dehaan and BJ Novak were also at the event alongside director Marc Webb, screenwriter Alex Kurtzman, 'Happy' hitmaker Pharrell Williams, fashion model Selita Ebanks and 'Reckless' actress Anna Wood.</p> <p>'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' star Jamie Foxx was photographed on the red carpet at the movie's New York premiere where he held his young daughter Annalise in his arms while pulling a few funny poses. Annalise has her faced painted blue in reference to Jamie's character Electro who is one of the villains faced by Spider-Man in the movie.</p><p>His co-stars Sally Field, Dane Dehaan and BJ Novak were also at the event alongside director Marc Webb, screenwriter Alex Kurtzman, 'Happy' hitmaker Pharrell Williams, fashion model Selita Ebanks and 'Reckless' actress Anna Wood.</p> 30th April 2014 http://www.contactmusic.com/videos/2014apr/jamie-foxx-electro-minime-daughter-the-amazing-spiderman-2-ny-premiere-part-4_189139.jpg
The Amazing Spider-man 2 4158809 Film Reviews

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.

The problem is that this mix of personal drama and enormous spectacle is unlikely to truly please anyone. Action fans will hate dramatic emotional scenes that are cleverly underplayed by Garfield, Stone, Field and DeHaan, while more discerning filmgoers will grow impatient with the flashy battles and rampant destruction. Of course, this also means that there's something both audiences can enjoy as well. But is this enough to build anticipation for a third instalment in the saga? Let's hope gifted filmmaker Marc Webb can come up with a new formula.

Watch 'The Amazing Sider-Man 2' Trailer

3982514-0;noautoplay; The Amazing Spider-Man 2 - Trailer - 06.01.2014 16:38:09

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'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' - Not Perfect, But Really, Really Fun 4159160 News

Superhero movies have been striving towards the almost unobtainable goal set by The Dark Knight trilogy when it redefined the genre. But, inner turmoil and moral questions aside, there is room for a playful superhero, and despite The Amazing Spider-Man 2’s failings, it sure offers up a rip-roaring adventure. 

Spiderman v ElectroSpider-Man Running About

The critics aren’t falling head over heels for Marc Webb’s follow up to 2012’s winter blockbuster, not by any means – in fact, it shares the exact same 73% score on Rotten Tomatoes as its predecessor holds, at the time of writing. 

But what the critics are saying – despite some notable plot holes – is that The Amazing Spider-Man 2 delivers the kind gut-wrenching thrill-ride action film lovers have come to expect from a superhero movie. 

More: check out this mammoth Spider-Man 2 picture special

“A few too-broad gags aside - and even these are in the funky spirit of '60s Marvel - this is a satisfying second issue with thrills, heartbreak, gasps, and a perfectly judged slingshot ending,” writes Kim Newman for Empire Magazine. 

Watch the Amazing Spider-Man 2 trailer right here
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“The Amazing Spider-Man 2 seems to know exactly what it's doing,” notes The Guardian’s Xan Brooks. “Webb's film is bold and bright and possesses charm in abundance. It swings into the future and carries the audience with it.”

In comparison to The Amazing Spider-Man, Leslie Felperin writes for The Hollywood Reporter: “The plot gets itself tangled up in multiple villain strands, but in the main this installment is emotionally weightier and more satisfying than its predecessor.”

And finally, “Garfield and his co-stars contribute detailed, attentive work that just happens to be mounted on the canvas of a noisy, sprawling superhero film,” are the musings of film critic Ryan Gilbey, writing for New Statesman. 

Andrew Garfield and Emma StoneAndrew Garfield [L] and Emma Stone [R] in The Amazing Spider-Man 2

So it looks like this weekend, despite a Woody Allen film that no one is talking about, and Disney’s 'Bears', the place to be is watching Spider-Man with a huge box of popcorn and someone to talk about it with after. “Did you see that bit?” “Yes, I was in the cinema with you.” That kind of thing.

Superhero movies have been striving towards the almost unobtainable goal set by The Dark Knight trilogy when it redefined the genre. But, inner turmoil and moral questions aside, there is room for a playful superhero, and despite The Amazing Spider-Man 2’s failings, it sure offers up a rip-roaring adventure. 

Spiderman v ElectroSpider-Man Running About

The critics aren’t falling head over heels for Marc Webb’s follow up to 2012’s winter blockbuster, not by any means – in fact, it shares the exact same 73% score on Rotten Tomatoes as its predecessor holds, at the time of writing. 

But what the critics are saying – despite some notable plot holes – is that The Amazing Spider-Man 2 delivers the kind gut-wrenching thrill-ride action film lovers have come to expect from a superhero movie. 

More: check out this mammoth Spider-Man 2 picture special

“A few too-broad gags aside - and even these are in the funky spirit of '60s Marvel - this is a satisfying second issue with thrills, heartbreak, gasps, and a perfectly judged slingshot ending,” writes Kim Newman for Empire Magazine. 

Watch the Amazing Spider-Man 2 trailer right here
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“The Amazing Spider-Man 2 seems to know exactly what it's doing,” notes The Guardian’s Xan Brooks. “Webb's film is bold and bright and possesses charm in abundance. It swings into the future and carries the audience with it.”

In comparison to The Amazing Spider-Man, Leslie Felperin writes for The Hollywood Reporter: “The plot gets itself tangled up in multiple villain strands, but in the main this installment is emotionally weightier and more satisfying than its predecessor.”

And finally, “Garfield and his co-stars contribute detailed, attentive work that just happens to be mounted on the canvas of a noisy, sprawling superhero film,” are the musings of film critic Ryan Gilbey, writing for New Statesman. 

Andrew Garfield and Emma StoneAndrew Garfield [L] and Emma Stone [R] in The Amazing Spider-Man 2

So it looks like this weekend, despite a Woody Allen film that no one is talking about, and Disney’s 'Bears', the place to be is watching Spider-Man with a huge box of popcorn and someone to talk about it with after. “Did you see that bit?” “Yes, I was in the cinema with you.” That kind of thing.

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It's a Hard Knock Life This Christmas With 'Annie' - [Trailer + Pictures] 4157162 News

The youngest ever Oscar nominee, Quvenzhane Wallis – with a touch of autotune thrown in for good measure - plays the iconic and titular role of Annie in Columbia Pictures’ upcoming modernisation of the classic, 1977 Broadway smash, 1982 film and 1999 TV-movie. 

Annie movie 2014Quvenzhane Wallis plays the plucky orphen, Annie, upon whom the film centres

The new trailer gives us a glimpse Will Stacks’ (Jamie Foxx) and Annie’s relationship as they move from life-saving encounter, to mutually beneficial work buddies to father & daughter dynamic, all told via the medium of cute dogs, hip-hop infused dancing and Harlem. 

“The worst thing in the world you can get is a little taste of something good because it never lasts,” Cameron Diaz’ character - Miss Coleen Hannigan - tells her adorable band of intrepid orphans. “And from then on out all you can taste is...not that taste.” See, Diaz adds the antagonistic element, while injecting some comedy into the film, too. 

Watch the international 'Annie' trailer here
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She is talking about Annie’s newfound home with billionaire Stacks, an appropriate name we’re sure you’ll agree. But Annie’s dream move from Harlem hovel to luxury pad in the city is threatened to become short-lived when her real parents surface. The young girl is then left with some very adult decisions to make, and with not much time to make them 

Jamie FoxxJamie Foxx's character Stacks becomes quite fond of Annie

‘Annie’ is produced by two legends of film and music over the past two decades, Will Smith and Jay Z. The remake is helmed by Will Gluck from a script recently revised by Emma Thompson and Aline Brosh McKenna. Gluck will also serve as a producer on the film along with James Lassiter,  Jada Pinkett Smith, Jay Brown and Tyran Smith.

The film is set for release this Christmas – December 19 to be precise – and is the kind of feel good film we’d expect around that time of year. It will have the crowded holiday schedule to contend with, but if Smith and Jay Z get involved in the promotion, then we can see the new ‘Annie’ making as big as impact as the story’s other incarnations have.

AnnieAnd you can't blame him - the adorable little tyke

The youngest ever Oscar nominee, Quvenzhane Wallis – with a touch of autotune thrown in for good measure - plays the iconic and titular role of Annie in Columbia Pictures’ upcoming modernisation of the classic, 1977 Broadway smash, 1982 film and 1999 TV-movie. 

Annie movie 2014Quvenzhane Wallis plays the plucky orphen, Annie, upon whom the film centres

The new trailer gives us a glimpse Will Stacks’ (Jamie Foxx) and Annie’s relationship as they move from life-saving encounter, to mutually beneficial work buddies to father & daughter dynamic, all told via the medium of cute dogs, hip-hop infused dancing and Harlem. 

“The worst thing in the world you can get is a little taste of something good because it never lasts,” Cameron Diaz’ character - Miss Coleen Hannigan - tells her adorable band of intrepid orphans. “And from then on out all you can taste is...not that taste.” See, Diaz adds the antagonistic element, while injecting some comedy into the film, too. 

Watch the international 'Annie' trailer here
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She is talking about Annie’s newfound home with billionaire Stacks, an appropriate name we’re sure you’ll agree. But Annie’s dream move from Harlem hovel to luxury pad in the city is threatened to become short-lived when her real parents surface. The young girl is then left with some very adult decisions to make, and with not much time to make them 

Jamie FoxxJamie Foxx's character Stacks becomes quite fond of Annie

‘Annie’ is produced by two legends of film and music over the past two decades, Will Smith and Jay Z. The remake is helmed by Will Gluck from a script recently revised by Emma Thompson and Aline Brosh McKenna. Gluck will also serve as a producer on the film along with James Lassiter,  Jada Pinkett Smith, Jay Brown and Tyran Smith.

The film is set for release this Christmas – December 19 to be precise – and is the kind of feel good film we’d expect around that time of year. It will have the crowded holiday schedule to contend with, but if Smith and Jay Z get involved in the promotion, then we can see the new ‘Annie’ making as big as impact as the story’s other incarnations have.

AnnieAnd you can't blame him - the adorable little tyke

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