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Sequels are awesome, plain and simple. Returning to familiar characters and worlds we love is like covering yourself with a warm blanket, although when a sequel is bad it can be like a blanket covered in potato bugs and lice. Studios love sequels because seven times out of ten they open huge, no matter how good they are. Get More »
Take that, Brooklyn comic book store elitists! This guy, Chad Roberts, clearly has more commitment to both the mighty 'stache and to Spider-Man than you do. Scoff all you want, but Roberts' carefully sculpted hair homage to self-made superhero Peter Parker is just, well, super. Get More »
Director Sam Raimi's "Spider-Man" trilogy was one of the most popular and lucrative series in film history, so it's safe to say that they hold a special place in the director's heart. And that's just compounded by the fact that he didn't actually want to quit the series. So needless to say, his feelings about last year's franchise reboot, "The Amazing Spider-Man," are... complex.
Complex enough that Raimi refuses to even watch it. Get More »
Just in time for Valentine's Day, tribute is finally paid to one of the most romantic kisses in the history of cinema: Kristen Dunst and Tobey Maguire's upside-down, rain-soaked liplock in 2002's "Spider-Man."
The ladies love that stuff, which might sound like the kind of thing you'd hear out of the mouths of some dumb frat brothers, but pranksters Stuart Edgington and Nick Garrett put the theory to the test at Utah State University. Suddenly, life imitated art, when Spidey showed up to send some spidey senses down the spines of campus girls ready to give that iconic kiss an IRL test run.
So...would you let yourself get caught in Spidey's
So you think you know Batman, Hulk, Captain America, Spider-Man, Silver Surfer, Thor, Iron Man, Superman, Dr. Manhattan and Wolverine? Think again. Mixed media artist and graphic designer Marko Manev has given the iconic superheroes a makeover, stripping the technicolor from each character for a black-and-white, noir spin in his a series of original art. [via Collider] Get More »
In Sam Raimi's "Spider-Man" trilogy, James Franco's Harry Osborn was arguably the most complex character. On the one hand, he was Peter's best friend, a good guy with good intentions. On the other hand, also turned eventually into the Green Goblin and tried to totally murderize Petey. You just never knew which way Harry was going to go.
And the same could be said for Franco himself, who has earned a well deserved reputation for sticking his thumb in Hollywood's eye. Case in point: When asked by MTV's Josh Horowitz what he thought of last summer's reboot "The Amazing Spider-Man," his answer was a heartfelt and succinct "Ehhhh." Get More »
This Friday will kick off the opening ceremony of the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London, and though our old Revolutionary War adversaries might be our allies now, that doesn't mean the U.S. of frickin' A. isn't ready to bring the thunder.
Using our powers of make-believe and fantasy, we've assembled athletic champions from the entirety of movie history to give us a clear advantage towards the race for Olympic glory in every sport of the XXX Olympiad. Get More »
With "The Amazing Spider-Man" setting new records and tearing up the box office, you might be wondering what the stars of the last "Spider-Man" trilogy are doing these days. Does Tobey Maguire regret hanging up his tights? Are he and Kirsten Dunst sitting in a darkened room, watching their old movies on DVD and eating buckets of ice cream to console themselves over missed opportunities?
Does one of them have a voodoo doll of Andrew Garfield's hair?
Well, actually, not so much, as the couple that shared that famous upside-down onscreen kiss in "Spider-Man" now share another milestone: They both got cast in brand new films today.
Looks like the post-"Spider-Man" life is treating Maguire and Dunst just fine, thanks very much. Get More »
Girlfriends. Gal pals. Sidekicks. Whatever you call them, superheroes just wouldn't be able to rise to their full powers without a love interest — and usually a healthy dose of some smoldering on-screen sexuality.
So whether it's the famous upside down kiss between Tobey Maguire's Spider-Man and girlfriend Kirsten Dunst or Gwyneth Paltrow's slinky skirts and witty banter with Iron Man Robert Downey, Jr., the chemistry between a superhero and his civilian paramour is usually an integral part of the story. Get More »
Unlike Nick Fury at the end of "Iron Man" or Thanos at the end of "The Avengers," when a voice emerged from the shadows of Dr. Connors' cell at the end of "The Amazing Spider-Man," I was unable to bellow a full-voiced "wooooooah!"
That's because I, a reasonably well-versed comics reader, couldn't be quite sure who the heck it was.
I'm guessing – I'm hoping – this was intentional. Maybe they haven't cast the part yet, or even know in what direction they want to bring the sequel, but a movie like this HAS to have a mid-credits stinger, right?
Anyway, I'm fairly certain I know who it was supposed to be. Get More »