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Penis imagery: Like love, it's all around us.
Really, though, in movies, it's everywhere. And most likely, depending on the director, it's completely intentional. Yes, most of the directors you casually enjoy are actually perverted creep shows. Like Bruce Hornsby once so eloquently put it, that's just the way it is, folks. You had to learn sometime.
Don't believe us? Here are 20 not-so-subtle examples of phallic movie stills that will have you saying to yourself, "Wow, I didn't realize that Jean-Claude Van Damme with a Jheri curl could get any creepier."
'G.I. Joe: Retaliation' (2013)
"I made no friends buying a spork."
Look, we dig "The Amazing Spider-Man" and all, but some of the scenes between Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield) and Gwen Stacy (Emma Stone) tended to be a little ... well, awkward. Garfield's constant twitching in discomfort and/or sexual excitement (or something) makes for some truly fingernails-on-the-chalkboard acting tics, while Stone's doe-eyed gazing in longing and/or sadness gets to be a bit much.
Leave it to the Internet court jesters at Bad Lip Reading to make those handful of moments a lot more tolerable ... and entertaining. Enjoy the nonsensical and hilarious courtship between a fledgling superhero and the girl who's on his desktop wallpaper above, and let's hope their chemistry in "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" will be a little ... calmer.
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 »
A wise man once said that with great power comes great responsibility. And then another, equally wise man answered: "D'oh!" So what happens when you take the greatest superhero franchise in comics history and merge it with the greatest cartoon franchise in television history?
You get The Amazing Spider-Simpsons, that's what.
Watch out, everyone, because our donut sense is tingling. 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 »
Whether you're Team Redhead or Team Blonde, we can all agree that Emma Stone is just plain hot. With those striking green eyes, a gorgeous figure and a ton of charisma, brains and talent to back it all up, she's pretty much perfect.
Emma brings the stunning good looks and charm we love so much to every role she takes on, from summer blockbusters ("The Amazing Spider-Man") to dramas ("The Help") to raunchy comedies ("Superbad") to crime thrillers ("Gangster Squad"). Seriously, can anyone find a reason not to like this girl?
Flip through Emma's Hot People Looking Hot Gallery, and you'll fall in love with her all over again.
It isn't just a time when it is socially acceptable to eat gelatinous discs of cranberry flavoring and call it respecting tradition, Thanksgiving is a time to reflect on what is best in life.
We have it good on Planet Fanboy. I mean, we've got the reduced gravity, the constantly clement temperature and the complete ban on that "Tonight We Are Young" song.
Furthermore, there appears to be no end in sight to our stranglehold on big-budget movies. Here, then, a quick list of things we should be thankful for.
This week: Andrew Garfield stars as the new Peter Parker alongside Emma Stone in "The Amazing Spider-Man," a reboot of the "Spider-Man" franchise Sam Raimi first helmed in 2002 with Tobey Maguire as the webslinger.
Look out! Here comes the "Spider-Man" sequel.
The (rebooted) story of Peter Parker is finally set to continue, as star Andrew Garfield and director Marc Webb have officially signed on for the sequel to "The Amazing Spider-Man," according to The Hollywood Reporter. Get More »
The summer is over and we're heading back to school. I'm trading in my Mojito Mix for a protractors as we speak.
Time will put summer 2012 in its historical context but, by and large, I'd call it a successful one. We may have lost a TomKat but we gained a Kimye. If that isn't a grand metaphor for this funny little thing we call life, I don't know what is.
As far as Fanboy movies are concerned, rarely have we been so well-serviced. Between "Avengers," "The Dark Knight Rises" and "The Amazing Spider-Man," I can't think of a time when so many major ticket comic book heroes were in the spotlight. As autumn comes and we don our pea coats and khakis -- yes, we attend Dartmouth in 1962 -- it's time to look back at the standouts of Fanboy movies Summer 2012. Get More »