Andrew Garfield describes his new movie as "a meditation and a prayer".
The film is Martin Scorsese's period drama Silence, about Jesuit priests facing persecution in 17th century Japan. And Garfield says that being part of the film is still reverberating.
"My sensitivity, I think, gets me in so much trouble," he says. "It gives me a tremendous amount of wonderful things in my life, as well. It means that I can connect deeply to things, whether it's other people, characters I play, the struggles of others. But in the same breath, it means I can just as easily connect to the stuff that really f**ks with me! I'm very permeable in that way."
Andrew Garfield in Silence
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Faith is a topic Martin Scorsese can't quite shake, courting controversy with complex films like The Last Temptation of Christ (1988) and Kindun (1997). And now he has adapted the Shusaku Endo novel into this profound exploration of religion. As seen through the eyes of a 17th century Jesuit priest in Japan, it's a dark, contemplative film that sometimes feels a bit too murky for its own good. But it also has bracing insight into our need to believe.
At the centre of the story is the disappearance of Father Ferreira (Liam Neeson) as Japan cracks down on foreign religions in 1640, brutally persecuting local converts. Back in Portugal, two of Ferreira's proteges, Rodrigues (Andrew Garfield) and Garrpe (Adam Driver), volunteer to go in search of him. But the journey is dangerous, requiring them to trust exiled Japanese drunk Kichijiro (Yosuke Kubozuka) to sneak them into a rural village near Nagasaki. There they find an underground group of devout Catholics who are hiding from the cruel Inquisitor Inoue (Issei Ogata). After they split up to search for Ferreira, Rodrigues is captured by Inoue and interrogated by his interpreter (Tadanobu Asano), who is determined to show him that Christianity can never take root in Japan.
The film has an eerie resonance in today's divisive global climate, where everyone seems determined to protect their own culture from any outside influence, especially a religion that seems to run counter to long-held traditions. But the film's deeper themes explore the idea that we all have a yearning to understand the world and our existence in a way that makes sense to us. So debating the relative benefits of Christianity and Buddhism is actually beside the point. When the movie lets these ideas simmer under the surface, it has real power, especially in Rodrigues' experiences, which are gruelling both physically and emotionally.
Continue reading: Silence Review
The actor gushes about his latest co-star.
Liam Neeson has opened up about working alongside Andrew Garfield on their new film 'Silence' - the latter's second movie based on religion this year. 64-year-old Neeson might be an Oscar nominated acting veteran, but that doesn't mean he can't be struck by youthful talent.
Liam Neeson praises Andrew Garfield
'He's an extraordinary young actor', Liam Neeson mused. 'His commitment to this part, to the film and to Martin was quite extraordinary.' He went on to add that he was deeply impressed by another film that Garfield was a part of this year. 'I recently saw 'Hacksaw Ridge' too. Oh my God!' He exclaimed. 'Two films about faith, my gosh. He's very very special.'
Continue reading: Liam Neeson: Andrew Garfield Is An 'Extraordinary' Actor
Garfield spoke to Amy Adams about his time in 'The Amazing Spider-Man' movies, from which he was dropped in 2014.
Although they were the movies that made him a household name at the start of the decade, Hollywood star Andrew Garfield has hit out at The Amazing Spider-Man movies for being “corporate” and “compromised”.
In a new video interview with fellow star Amy Adams for Variety, the 33 year old actor expressed his “heartbreak” about being involved with the movies. Garfield was, of course, singled out and dropped from the franchise after The Amazing Spider-Man 2 bombed in 2014, with the planned sequels being folded into the wider Marvel cinematic universe.
Andrew Garfield with 'Hacksaw Ridge' co-star Teresa Palmer in 2016
Continue reading: Andrew Garfield Laments "Compromised" Spider-Man Movies
Father Sebastião Rodrigues (Andrew Garfield) and Father Francisco Garrpe (Adam Driver) are Portuguese Jesuit priests who set out on a dangerous mission to Japan in a bid to find their mentor Father Cristóvão Ferreira (Liam Neeson) who has been missing for sometime. It's the seventeenth century, and despite what the Bible might say about the importance of spreading the Christian word of God throughout the world, there are just some places on this Earth that brutally forbid it. Needless to say, Ferreira has been ousted from the church to which he belongs after publicly denouncing his faith to save his own life. Rodgrigues and Garrpe are about to discover just how violent the world can be towards everything that they've ever worked for when they arrive in Japan. Surely there is no test of faith that can match the journey that lies ahead for them.
Continue: Silence Trailer
Here's what he thinks about the veteran filmmaker.
Mel Gibson returns to directing with 'Hacksaw Ridge'; the true story of World War 2 hero and army medic Desmond T. Doss who refused to take a weapon into battle. He is played by Andrew Garfield, who is certainly no stranger to on screen heroism.
Andrew Garfield stars in 'Hacksaw Ridge'
When 'Hacksaw Ridge' received its standing ovation at the 73rd Venice International Film Festival, it's difficult to know whether the applause was down to the movie or down to that fact that Mel Gibson has finally taken a seat in the director's chair again after 10 years. But it seems that his absence might have little to do with the scandalous outburst of 2006 and more to do with the fact that he doesn't actually like filmmaking that much.
As Venice Film Festival closes, Toronto takes the spotlight, complete with starry red carpets. Cameras catch Zac Efron filming in L.A. and the Criminal set in East London. There's also a glimpse of Lava and trailers for Night at the Museum 3 and Horrible Bosses 2...
The Venice Film Festival came to a close this week with a flurry of star-studded premieres and the glitzy awards ceremony. Al Pacino was on hand with his film Manglehorn, Owen Wilson premiered his new comedy She's Funny That Way, Andrew Garfield and Michael Shannon walked the red carpet for 99 Homes, and Ethan Hawke and January Jones turned up for the screening of Good Kill.
'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' wasn't very good, was it? Well, here's why.
However we try and dress it up, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 wasn't very good. It had Jamie Foxx as Electro. It had Paul Giamatti as Rhino. It was a big-budget superhero sequel. It should have been awesome. It was not awesome. And now Andrew Garfield has explained why.
Andrew Garfield in The Amazing Spider-Man 2
"When you have something that works as a whole, and then you start removing portions of it...saying, 'No, that doesn't work,' then the thread is broken, and it's hard to go with the flow of the story," Garfield said during an interview with The Daily Beast, suggesting that Sony removed sections of the movie, rendering it incomplete, patchy and poorly formed.
Continue reading: Andrew Garfield Explains Why 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' Was Bad
Andrew Garfield and Michael Shannon appear at the premiere for their new drama '99 Homes' held at the 71st Venice Film Festival. They are joined by director Ramin Bahrani, fashion designer Gaia Trussardi and beauty blogger Victoria Bonya.
The Amazing Spider-Man 3's release date has been postponed but the empty space is not left so for long.
We live in a movie world of superheroes at the moment with franchise after franchise adding more and more sequels to their collections and production companies exploiting as many comic book successes as possible. However, while Thor protects Asgard with his big hammer, Superman tries to anonymously save the world with only a pair of specs as identity protection and Spider-Man deals with his abandonment issues, there are much more sinister fights afoot in production background.
The Amazing Spider-Man 2
The biggest battle is for release dates and the most recent clamber for the best one began when Sony announced its decision to ‘undate’ The Amazing Spider-Man 3 and The Amazing Spider-Man 4 which were scheduled to come out on June 10 2016 and May 4 2018 respectively.
Continue reading: Let Battle Commence: Superhero Studios Fight For Best Opening Weekend
Even in Hollywood, the best place to meet your future partner is at work.
Just like many of us normal folks, celebrities often find their significant other at work. The only real difference is, their work takes place on a movie set surrounded by cameras, while we usually have to wait till the Christmas party to make a move. Still love has blossomed for many famous co-stars even when the cameras have stopped rolling. Here’s some of our favorite Hollywood couples who have managed to turn an on-set meeting into lasting love.
Angelina and Brad met on the set of Mr and Mrs Smith
Continue reading: Brangelina, Emma And Andrew: Hollywood Couples Who Met On Set
Goofy comedy vs goofy superhero film
‘Bad Neighbors’ sees Seth Rogen and Zak Efron duke it out as the former tries to preserve his suburban American dream, while the other rebels against his paid-for education by causing havoc as the hunky, de facto leader of a raucous fraternity. ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2’ sees Andrew Garfield take on a litany of evil foes hell-bent on destroying life on earth as we know it.
Spider-Man and Electro do battle
But which should you see; big money Marvel superhero sequel or goofy flic featuring the king of stoner comedy and the emerging talent of the once-Disney prince?
Continue reading: So, Should You See 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' Or 'Neighbors' Tonight?
Why exactly was it that Shailene Woodley wasn't in the film.
Have you seen The Amazing Spider-Man 2? Noticed something missing from The Amazing Spider-Man 2? People on the internet have – Mary Jane Watson did not feature in a single scene, despite the fact that there was an actress, cast for the role. Shailene Woodley, the rising young actress with lead roles in Divergent and The Fault in Our Stars even shot her scenes as MJ, but by the time the film was released, they had ended up on the cutting room floor. Or, more likely, at the bottom of some tired film editor’s hard drive.
Woodley did "a couple days of great work" on the film, but her scenes just didn't fit in with the story.
Besides a few pap shots of Woodley with long red hair, it seems like her turn as MJ is lost forever. But why? According to director Marc Webb and producer Matt Tolmach, speaking for The LA Times, it had nothing to do with her performance – in fact, Woodley did a great job. The decision to cut her scenes was just made to devote more screen time to the relationship between Peter Parker and Gwen Stacy.
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 pulled in $92 million at the box-office - and 'Walk of Shame' didn't.
Despite middling to poor reviews, Sony's The Amazing Spider-Man 2 managed to pull in $92 million at the U.S box office over the weekend, taking its worldwide haul to near $370 million. Studio executives were probably beginning to sweat after the first batch of reviews, though the movie didn't disappoint at the box-office and exceeded expectations, despite falling well short of the $174 million taken by Iron Man 3 last year.
Andrew Garfield In 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2'
It's become somewhat of a tradition for the May-August summer box-office to open with a Marvel superhero picture. It's included the past two Spider-Man movies.
This week's box office is pretty predictable, with "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" serving up a minor disappointment.
The Amazing Spider-Man 2’s $92 Million debut over the weekend is up there with some blockbusters, but analysts are calling it a disappointment nonetheless, especially compared to Sam Raimi’s original trilogy from the 00s. Both the first and third installments of Raimi’s Spider-Man premiered on the first weekend of May and pulled in $114.8 million and $151.1 million, respectively. Still, with no other wide-release movie to compete with, the 2014 sequel easily landed at No. 1 for the weekend.Wa
Continue reading: "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" Delivers Not-So-Amazing Box Office Numbers
Spider-Man, Spider-Man, your friendly neighborhood blockbuster, is back.
Predictable, but well deserved – The Amazing Spider-Man 2 swung its way to the top of the box office charts this weekend. Spidey netted $92 million, according to studio estimates from box office trackers Rentrak, via USA Today. The debut matched most analysts’ predictions and puts The Amazing Spider-Man sequel on track to be one of the biggest movies of 2014, however it doesn’t quite match the first Spider-Man’s $115 million debut from 2002.
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 easily slung a web towards the top of the box office.
Despite heavy promotion in the lead up to the film’s release, The Amazing Spider-Man failed to match the standard, set by previous installments in the franchise.
Continue reading: Weekend Box Office: Spidey's Back, Back Again
The pair are pros at the awkward and relatable PDA moments, but that one was just on a whole new level.
The best recipe for on-screen chemistry is real-life chemistry. But while Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield might have plenty of that, it doesn’t stop them from sharing the occasional super awkward makeout sesh for comedic effect. When the British Amazing Spider-Man 2 star, 30, hosted the show's May 3 episode, his costar and girlfriend, 25, stepped in to help out.
You'd think after all that kissing - on-screen and off - they'd know how to do it by now,
The couple demonstrated various kisses that didn’t make the cut for their characters Peter Parker and Gwen Stacy, presumably because all of them fall into the “never do that to another human being” category.
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 has finally hit US theatres, but how are audiences and critics finding Peter Parker this time around?
Finally, US audiences have been able to experience The Amazing Spider-Man 2 this weekend and from the looks of thing its been worth the wait. While Marc Webb’s sequel isn't perfect, it provides all the fun and excitement you’d expect from a big screen Spidey outing and movie-goers seem to agree.
Spider-man has swung into us theatres this weekend
Although early figures suggest that the Amazing Spider-man 2 probably wont be breaking any box office records this weekend it is expected to come out on top of the chart as Captain America: The Winter Soldier's dominance dies down.
Why isn't Spider-Man part of The Avengers?
Marvel Comics characters are all over cinema screens this year, from Captain America to Spider-Man to the forthcoming X-Men and Guardians of the Galaxy. But after The Avengers united several characters, fans are wondering why there isn't more crossover. For example, why isn't Spider-man in the Avengers?
Andrew Garfield as 'The Amazing Spider-Man'
The answer is pretty boring: it's down to business. Disney owns the Avengers and the Guardians (and Marvel itself), but Sony owns the rights to Spider-man and the Fantastic Four, while Fox owns the X-men.
Continue reading: If Spider-Man Is So Amazing, Why Isn't He In 'The Avengers'?
Could J Jonah Jameson appear in The Amazing Spider-Man 3 or 4? Marc Webb seems to think so
Marc Webb’s reboot of the Spider-Man franchise has brought us a new look at many of our favorite characters from Peter Parker’s universe as well as some welcome surprises. But one famous face who we’ve not yet seen in Webb’s reboot is Daily Bugle publisher J Jonah Jameson, a character which fans should fondly remember from Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man movies. Now director Marc Webb has expressed interest in exploring the character, although it doesn't come without its difficulties.
Andrew Garfield in The Amazing Spider-Man 2
Continue reading: Could J. Jonah Jameson Appear In The Amazing Spider-Man 3 Or 4?
Good news superhero fans - Spidey is back with a bang
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.
Spider-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.
Continue reading: 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' - Not Perfect, But Really, Really Fun
The cast of 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2: Rise Of Electro' including Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone and Dane DeHaan were snapped together at the Italian premiere in Rome alongside the movie's producer Matt Tolmach and the director Marc Webb.
Drew Goddard is directing but what else do we know about the Sinister Six movie?
Spider-Man might be about to swing his way back onto our screens in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, but our favourite hero might just need to watch his back as the Sinister Six are coming. Drew Goddard has just been confirmed as the director for the upcoming movie, which will expand the Spider-Man franchise by turning its attention to some of Spidey’s most notorious villains.
Watch out Spider-Man, the Sinister Six are coming
It was late last year that Sony announced its plans to create what it called a “bigger universe” around its most popular superhero, Spider-Man. Along with a third Spider-Man movie, Sony decided to branch out the franchise by creating two movies based around some of Peter Parker’s most famous foes, Venom and the Sinister Six. As Spider-Man producer Avid Arad put it, “Villains can be very entertaining. It’s not like somebody’s born and they’re a villain. Something happens and it changes their lives. Some people can deal with it — they become the heroes. Some people can’t and hate the world because of what they felt was done to them — they become the villains.” Thus the hope is that these two new villain centric movies will further strength the Spider-Man franchise, giving Peter Parker a world of developed characters to do battle with.
Continue reading: What Do We Know About 'The Sinister Six' Movie So Far?
What have the critics been saying about the latest comic book hero to hit the silver screen
We’ve been keeping you updated on The Amazing Spider-Man 2 from the very first casting news, to on set photos and action-packed trailers. Now it’s time to take a look at he very first reviews for Peter Parker’s latest adventure, and if the film’s Rotten Tomatoes score of 88% (so far) is to be believed, we’ve got another superhero triumph on our hands.
Andrew Garfield swinging into action in The Amazing Spider -Man 2
The follow up to 2012’s Amazing Spider-Man sees Andrew Garfield reprise his role as the web-slinging action hero, charged with a trident of worries: saving the city of New York, getting the girl and pointing his moral compass in the ‘right’ direction. That’s just a superhero’s profession, right?
Continue reading: 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' Reaches 88% As Critics Applaud Webb's Efforts
It looks like Sony have their sights set on a franchise as well.
There hasn’t been much buzz around the Spider-Man spin-off The Sinister Six over the past few months, but the film is still moving full speed ahead. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Sony is close to naming a director – the name in question will most likely be Drew Goddard, who was also drafted to pen the script last year. According to THR, Goddard is in the final stages of negotiations with the studio.
The folks at Sony hope to use Andrew Garfield's Spider-Man to kickstart a franchise.
Goddard will give Spidey something else to worry about
Drew Goddard - The Cabin in the Woods co-writer and director - won’t be taking on The Sinister Six in the same way Spider-Man would, but he will be stepping behind the camera to helm the upcoming spin-off, which is set to focus on the superhero’s foes.
Yet more enemies for Spidey to think about (pic: The Amazing Spider-Man 2)
As part of Sony’s ambitious project to put a Spider-Man film out every single year, the company want to create a “franchise brain to expand the universe for the brand and to develop a continuous tone and thread throughout the films.” The Sinister Six spin-off could focus on Doctor Octopus, Electro, Kraven the Hunter, Mysterio, Sandman and The Vulture, not to mention the other baddies that have gone up against Spidey in the Marc Webb films.
Continue reading: Drew Goddard To Take On 'The Sinister Six'...Behind The Camera
'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' screened at CinemaCon and introduced Dane DeHaan's The Green Goblin.
30 minutes of 3-D footage from The Amazing Spider-Man 2 screened at CinemaCon in Las Vegas on Wednesday night (March 26, 2014). Cut into multiple segments, the movie was previewed in front of a packed audience at Caesars Palace and explained the death of Peter Parker's parents, played by Campbell Scott and Embeth Davidtz.
The Amazing Spider-Man 2
The preview also touched on the rekindling of Parker (Andrew Garfield) and Gwen Stacy (Emma Stone) as they graduate from high school. According to a report in the Associated Press, "the pair's chemistry is still as strong as ever."
Continue reading: 'Amazing Spider-Man 2' Screens At CinemaCon - Enter, The Green Goblin
The British actor admitted that when wearing the Spider-Man suit, sorting out his package "takes a lot of consideration."
Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield have managed to keep any aspects of their three year relationship private, until now. While on a press tour for the forthcoming 'Amazing Spider-Man' sequel, the 30 year-old actor revealed a rather personal detail.
Watch Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield's interview on Australia's 'The Project'
Both stars of the superhero movie were being interviewed on Australian TV show 'The Project' when the host asked how Garfield makes his "package look appropriate in that costume?"
Director Marc Webb won't be lending his talent to Spidey 4.
Marc Webb has announced that he won't direct the fourth instalment in his Amazing Spider-Man reboot. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 may have not even been released yet but the American filmmaker wanted his fans to know that after next year's third movie, he'll be taking a step back from the web-slinging superhero.
"I'd like to be involved as a consultant", Webb explained, adding "I've already talked to these guys about it, but in terms of directing it, that will close out my tenure. I've had so much fun doing it, but after the third movie, it'll be the time to find something else," he told The Daily Beast at SXSW.
Continue reading: 'The Amazing Spider-Man 4' Won't Be Directed By Marc Webb
The 'Spider-Man' star chose to do a little good rather than visit the Oscars.
Andrew Garfield has proved that he's a pretty nice guy by taking 5 year-old cancer survivor Miles Scott, AKA BatKid, to Disneyland instead of attending last Sunday's Oscars. The Amazing Spider-Man star decided his day would be better spent treating BatKid to a trip he'll never forget after learning that a special superhero segment planned for the Academy Awards had been cut.
Andrew Garfield Took Miles Scott, AKA BatKid, To Disneyland During The Oscars.
The segment was planned to promote the upcoming release of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and honour BatKid as an official superhero but onstage Gotham transformation was cut with swirling rumours suggesting Garfield had had a diva turn over the script.
A special Oscars segment featuring Batkid was cancelled due to "the logistics of production". Batkid A.K.A. Miles Scott is the 5-year-old who helped save Gotham (San Francisco) from the Penguin and the Riddler when his wish came true with the help of the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
Batkid may not have been around to save Leonardo di Caprio from another evening of Oscar disappointment but he's been enjoying himself with Spiderman at Disneyland. Batkid A.K.A. Miles Scott and Spiderman actor Andrew Garfield were due to make an appearance at the Oscars on Sunday (2nd March) as part of Ellen DeGeneres' hosting. Unfortunately their segment was cancelled much to the disappointment of Batkid fans.
Andrew Garfield stars in The Amazing Spiderman and its upcoming sequel.
You may remember Batkid A.K.A. Miles Scott from November of last year when he helped save Gotham (San Francisco) from the evil schemes of the Penguin and the Riddler. 5-year-old Miles had suffered from leukaemia since he was 18 months old. in November, following the news of his remission, the Make-A-Wish Foundation took over San Francisco so Miles had the opportunity to be his favourite superhero for the day.
Continue reading: Scorned By The Oscars, Batkid Visits Disneyland With Spiderman
Was it all Andrew Garfield's fault? Who cares!? We need somebody to blame.
Normally, a hero is supposed to arrive at the last minute, not get unceremoniously cut, but that’s what happened to poor little Batkid, whose performance alongside Andrew Garfield during the televised Oscars show on Sunday night (march 2) was stripped from the proceedings.
Andrew Garfield stars in 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2'
You’ll remember Batkid as the adorable little fella who was at the centre of the Make A Wish Foundation’s most elaborate project: he came to San Francisco, hurdled and defeated some cleverly places objects and foes, saving the city and its people from an unthinkable hero. He was, for all intents and purposes, Batman for a day. It was fun.
Continue reading: Batkid Misses Out On Oscars Heroes Celebration, At The Last Minute
Sony want annual Spider-Man and Spider-man spin-offs to dominate cinemas
Not content with the upcoming Amazing Spider Man 2, starring Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone and expected to do big business at the box office, Sony are looking to release a version of the superhero film every year in a bid to boost their presence on the blockbuster scene.
Spider-Man 2 battles Electro in the upcoming Amazing Spider-Man 2
The revelation arrives from a Variety report, in which Sony’s failings in the movie industry are highlighted, and their success stories tipped for further mining. Spiderman, Sony’s biggest franchise in cinema, will be excavated annually.
Continue reading: Christmas, Birthdays And 'Spider Man' - Sony Want Yearly Spidey Films
Get ready for one of the biggest comebacks in Marvel history.
Attention fanboys and fangirls: Peter Parker is gone, but not forgotten. More importantly, Spider-Man’s nerdy alter ego will make a return after a 13-month absence, following his death in the comics. So says writer Dan Slott, teasing the return of what is arguably Marvel’s most successful character. Peter Parker will be back under mysterious circumstances with the re-launch of “The Amazing Spider-Man” series this April, which has been timed to fit the release of the second Amazing Spider-Man film, starring Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker.
Andrew Garfield might just be one of Peter Parker's biggest fans.
In fact, Garfield was the first person in the world to receive a hint of Peter Parker’s return, according to Slott. After Garfield expressed his shock over Peter’s death, the writer heavily implied that the Met-loving photographer would be back sometime in the future.
Stan Lee is impressed by 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2'
Comic book hero Stan Lee has heightened anticipation for The Amazing Spider-Man 2 - which everyone knows is going to be superior to the first one - by introducing a new teaser trailer.
Spider-Man vs Electro is the 'Amazing Spider-Man 2' Teaser Trailer
Lee, the co-creator of Spider-Man, said he was "so excited" for the upcoming movie, saying, "'I am so exited about this and won't waste anymore of your time. I want you to get to the real deal right now."
As the clock counts down to midnight in Times Square tonight, Spiderman will be there to welcome into the new year too
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 will web-sling it's way on to cinema screens on 2 May (18 April in the UK) in 2014 and as the release date of the much-anticipated sequel to the reboot of the comic book spin off draws nearer, Sony have thought of a novel way to combine New Years Eve with a promotional push for the movie.
The AS-M2-oriented website ElectroArrives.com was been counting down the minutes to midnight in anticipation for something big for a while now. That something big became a little clearer today when director Marc Webb and Spidey himself appeared on Good Morning America to promote the film and explain the role Spiderman will be playing in New York City's new years celebrations. Not only will Spidey have a part to play in the ball drop counting down to midnight, but the evening will also see the airing of some new scenes from the movie for the first time.
Gal Gadot will play Wonder Woman opposite Affleck and Cavill, while Rita Ora heads for the 50 Shades set. We also hear about Paul Walker's posthumous Hours and are teased with new Spider-man and BoxTrolls trailers...
The big story this week is that Wonder Woman will make her long-awaited big-screen debut in the upcoming Batman vs Superman movie starring Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill. Israeli actress Gal Gadot has nabbed the key role; she's best known as Gisele in the last three Fast & Furious movies. 'Batman vs. Superman' has found its Wonder Woman, but who is Gal Gadot?
It was also announced that Rita Ora has joined the cast of Fifty Shades of Grey, which is currently filming in Vancouver with Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan in the lead roles, and Sam Taylor-Wood directing. Others joining the cast include Marcia Gay Harden and Jennifer Ehle. We take a closer look at the appointment here.
The new Spider-Man trailer makes the movie look thoroughly entertaining, even if it isn't The Winter Soldier.
There’s one big piece of news on the entertainment circuit that you should be paying attention to: how cool is the new Amazing Spider-Man 2 trailer. According to popular opinion, it is with stars Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone that the franchise has really found its footing and this second film from Garfield’s trilogy looks pretty much amazing, judging from the trailer, released yesterday.
The special effects look particularly gorgeous.
We already know that the masked superhero will be taking on a trio of The Green Goblin (Chris Cooper) The Rhino (Paul Giamatti) and Electro (Jamie Foxx,) the latter of whom has a particularly cool scene in the trailer, as he goes after Spider-Man with whips of static electricity. Not to mention that his one line in the trailer is said with enough power to convert any non-believers in Foxx’s aptitude for the role. The point of the trailer is fairly obvious: Electro is coming and the lights are going out. In fact, that could make for some sneaky real-world parallels and maybe a power/electricity analogy here and there, which Marvel have obviously caught on to.
The studio have big plans for Spidey, but these plans don't involve any of his fellow Marvel superheroes
Spider-Man has a big role to play in the future of Sony Pictures, despite the studio's recent announcements that it's drastically cutting its movie expenditure, as they look to produce more sequels and even some spin-off material from The Amazing Spider-Man series.
Filming is well underway for the new Spider-Man film
Despite this good news for Spidey fans, the studio have also announced that it has no intentions of teaming up with Marvel or Disney and introducing the web-slinger in the next Avengers movie, or any other future releases from the rival studio.
Continue reading: Why Sony's Refusal To Work With Disney Could Work In Spider-Man's Favour
We look over what movies we have to look forward to later this year starring acclaimed actor Paul Giamatti.
Paul Giamatti is not the sort of actor who gets typecast easily, his first major success was his role in 'American Splendor' in 2001 for which he won an award for Best Breakthrough Performance from National Board of Review of Motion Pictures, among many other nominations, for portraying comic book author Harvey Pekar. His success burned brighter when he won more than 10 accolades for playing depressed wino Miles Raymond in 2004 comedy drama 'Sideways' as well as being nominated for a Golden Globe, and he was later nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in boxing flick 'Cinderella Man' opposite Russell Crowe. Next year will no doubt bring in a few shiny new prizes for his latest projects, many of which are definite must-sees.
2013 has seen the Oscar nominee get involved with a variety of upcoming movie projects including animation, romance and superhero action - and we have to say we're glad to see this gifted artiste stamping some of his humour and intensity all over our movie theatres.
Peter Landesman's directorial feature debut 'Parkland' is due for release imminently (October 4th 2013) and sees Giamatti portray the often forgotten Abraham Zapruder; the amateur photographer who unwittingly videoed the assassination of US President John F. Kennedy and whose footage has been seen by millions across the globe. On researching the role, Giamatti explained in an interview that there was a lot of information about Zapruder in the script, but he also learned a lot about his speech and body language from footage of him before and after the assassination. He will star alongside Zac Efron, Marcia Gay Harden and Billy Bob Thornton.
The biggest Hollywood blockbusters of the past and coming months cast British talent in leading roles.
It used to be that British actors were traditionally cast by Hollywood filmmakers as villains; in endless kids' Disney flicks we'd hear exaggeratedly posh English voices coming out of the most evil of witches ('Snow White'), scary giant octopuses ('The Little Mermaid') and murderous lions ('The Lion King'), and even the creators of some of the biggest blockbusters such as 'Die Hard' and 'The Silence Of The Lambs' scoured the UK for the perfect sinister accent.
However, now the Brits are playing the good guys with a surge of overseas talent showcasing their well-practised foreign accents over the past few years - even one of the most American flicks of 2012, Steven Spielberg's 'Lincoln' cast London born Daniel Day-Lewis as the iconic US President. Here are our four biggest British stars that have been making their mark in Hollywood with seminal roles over the past and coming months.
Continue reading: Brits Take The Lead! 2013 Sees America Ship In Overseas Talent
Spiderman fans will be happy as two new films have been announced
With the announcement that Spiderman films three and four are on the way, we started pondering: is this the decade of the superhero movie? Sure, you’ll say the Batman Dark Knight trilogy launched the genre into new realms, giving it a new sense of respectability, and that was LAST decade, but we’ve got our own ideas.
With the recent releases of Iron Man 3 and Man of Steel – the latest entry to the Superman film franchise – we’ll be seeing many more comic book heroes see their characters realised with unprecedented production values before 2021. The Spiderman films will hit theaters on June 10, 2016 and May 4, 2018 respectively, Sony announced. "Spider-Man is our most important, most successful, and most beloved franchise, so we're thrilled that we are in a position to lock in these prime release dates over the next five years," said Jeff Blake, chairman of worldwide marketing and distribution for Sony in a statement. And with The Avengers 2 set for cinemas in 2014, and many other franchises due a reboot, this decade might just see the biggest 10 years for our comic book favourites ever, even if Batman’s moral tribulations set the scene in the naughties.
Man of Steel, the latest superhero film, could jeopardize that theory though; Henry Cavill’s turn as the caped journalist-cum-hero has been received fairly well, but didn’t accumulate the glowing reviews expected from such a big budget affair.
Andrew Garfield and Jamie Foxx engaged in a heated battle while filming scenes for The Amazing Spider-Man 2 in New York on Sunday.
Andrew Garfield and Jamie Foxx filmed a dramatic fight scene for The Amazing Spider-Man 2 in New York on Sunday afternoon (April 28, 2012). Garfield, 29, wore his superhero suit and turquoise beanie hat for much of the daily's filming, while Foxx looked rather geeky as super villain Electro's alter-ego Maxwell Dillon. In place of his usual shaved head, Jamie wore a strange looking wig complete with receding hairline and glasses.
According to the Daily Mail, many of the stunts were performed by a handful of doubles, though New Yorkers were able to get a glimpse of the Hollywood A-listers wandering around the set. One of the sequences, in which Foxx engaged in a spring for the cameras while grasping a stack of blueprints in his arms appears to be a key plot line in the movie. As fans of the comic books will know, Maxwell is an electrical engineer who gets struck by lightning while repairing a power line. The strike causes a change which gives him the power to control electricity. In other words, he's a considerable threat to Spider-Man.
Elsewhere on Sunday, Garfield shot scenes as Spider-Man's alter-ego Peter Parker and another fight scene in which he scuffled with Electro. For what it's worth, Spidey appeared to be winning.
The Amazing Spider-Man couple were spotted out and about in NYC
It’s always reassuring to spot a celebrity couple going about their lives and doing normal couple things together. And so it is that we reserve a small applause of gratitude for Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield, for allowing themselves to be photographed (okay, admittedly they may not have known they were being photographed) out in New York City, doing normal people things, like carrying shopping bags and crossing the road and popping into a tattoo parlour together and even… oh yes… sharing a little kiss together, out there, in the public, in the real world, where the little people live.
New York Daily News were the eager recipients of the snaps of the 'Amazing Spiderman 2' stars, which show Emma and Andrew taking a walk around Tribeca in their sort-of-matching jackets carrying a Bubby’s restaurant carry-out bag and a J.Crew shopping bag. The happy couple paused to steal a kiss as they waited for the traffic to stop, to cross the street and were later spotted leaving New York’s Adorned tattoo parlour. No visible signs of tattoos on either of them, though only their faces and hands were showing and we don’t suppose they’d have ben likely to get tattooed on either of those areas.
Somebody must have been reading when Paul Giamatti expressed a desire to appear in a Spider-Man film, back in 2011. It’s now been reported that the actor is in talks to join the cast for The Amazing Spider-Man 2, the reboot which stars Andrew Garfield as the web-firing mutant hero.
Giamatti is apparently in talks to play the villainous Rhino, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The character first appeared in the 41st issue of the comic back in 1966; hailing from a Soviet Bloc country, he wore a suit that made him invulnerable whilst giving him super strength and speed; speaking back in 2011, Giamatti admitted that he loved the character. “I thought Rhino was the greatest thing when I was a little kid,” he commented. “It was a guy who was basically in this rhinoceros outfit and I always thought, ‘Why don’t they have The Rhino in one of their movies,’ but maybe The Rhino wasn’t that big of a deal for anybody but me. If they ever go with The Rhino I would be ready and waiting.”
And it appears that Marvel Entertainment have listened; if he does sign up he’ll be joining an impressive looking cast, with Garfield and Emma Stone both returning. Jamie Foxx, Shailene Woodley and Dane DeHaan are also appearing. Marc Webb once again directs.
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Emma Stone probably doesn't have a sex tape. And that's precisely what we'd like to believe. There are rumours flying around from dubious sources that she may have made a tap in the past, but that it's somewhere deep in the darkest depths of the universe, with little chance of it ever seeing the light of day. We'd like to keep it that way.
Stone really came into her own in a Easy A. Easy A is a 2010 movie that's all about the protagonist, Olive Penderghast, pretending she's had sex with various people help out the members of her high school lower down the popularity ladder than herself. While she gave herself the scarlet letter in that film, it seems the rumours about Stone now are putting that scarlet letter right on her, instead.
She's currently dating her The Amazing Superman co-star Andrew Garfield and the Huffington Post even reported that they may be moving in together! Although again, those rumours are dubious as well. Stone is notoriously private about every aspect of her life. In an interview with Parade Magazine she said: "I'm sorry, I hate to be that actress who says 'I don't talk about my personal life,' eeesh. I was such a fan as a kid, and there were so many people I wanted to know about. I understand it; I just can't bring myself to do it. I freak out having a Facebook." So whether or not the rumours are true (and we think perhaps not), Stone will never tell us.
As a young boy, Peter Parker's parents, Richard and Mary, sent their son to live with his aunt and uncle, Mary and Ben, 'for a little while'. Years later, Peter is still living with his relatives; his mother and father have not returned. He befriends and falls in love with Gwen Stacey at high school and the two of them start a relationship.
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Kathy H is now a grown woman, she spent her childhood at a special year-round mixed boarding school; that is where she met her best friends Ruth and Tommy. As children the small group of friends were inseparable unlike most of the distant and cold kids at Hailsham Boarding school.
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Most people who use the internet are familiar with the name Mark Zuckerberg, for those who aren't, he founded and programmed a social networking website called Facebook. In an extremely short amount of time his bedroom project soon turned into one of the most profitable websites on the internet.
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