Gifted- Trailer

As a director, Marc Webb doesn’t nearly get the credit he deserves. His (500) Days of Summer is a damn near perfect dramedy (a curious hybrid of a comedy and a drama, which in the recent past were simply called ‘movies’).  The problem is that he also directed The Amazing Spider-Man 2, though if we were […]

Marvel Studios, Save Spider-Man!

Typically, Spider-Man would be the one doing the saving, but even Spidey is powerless against studio executives who don’t have any real understanding of what they’re doing. And what many commenters–I mean you, AMC Movie Talk in particular–seem to be missing about the mess that’s stemmed from the Sony email dump is not that the executives involved are […]

‘Underworld’ Rebooted!

The Hollywood Reporter has reported that Underworld is being rebooted.  It’s been eight years since first entry in the trilogy (and two since the last film, Underworld Awakening). And while I don’t necessarily think that eight years is a long time between reboots, at least it’s more than between the transition from Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man 3 to Marc […]

Is Sony Mismanaging The Spider-Man Franchise?

Part 1: Send In The B-Team Looking at Marvel today, it would be easy to assume that they have always been as successful as they are.  Though you’d be wrong because, before they were purchased by Disney, even before they launched their movie production arm, Marvel Studios, they were flirting with bankruptcy. To stop the […]

‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2’ Superbowl Trailer

I really want to like this movie, but I am a little sensitive since being trade raped the last time.  Marc Webb’s first Spider-Man film was such as colossal mess that the honorable thing to do would have been to take it out back and shoot it. Yes.  Watching “The Amazing Spider-Man” felt exactly like […]

‘Amazing Spider-Man 2’ Trailer

The trailer for Marc Webb’s “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” just popped up, and it feels – and sounds – like a Michael Bay Transformers film.  So many cars flying about, so many explosions! This must be what happens when a director being given too much money is combined with rebooting a property too soon:  You […]

Spider-Man 2 News

As I have mentioned before, I didn’t see Marc Webb’s Spider-man reboot, “The Amazing Spider-Man, because I had no need to see Spidey’s origin story again. Radioactive spider, bite; I get it.  Let’s move on already. Shailene Woodley is going to play Mary-Jane Watson, though since I am unfamiliar with who she is, I don’t […]