The Amazing Spider-Man 2 was released in 2014 and was directed by Marc Webb. The film is based on the Marvel comic book franchise of Spider-Man, a teenage boy named Peter Parker who inherits superhuman abilities. The film is also a sequel to The Amazing Spider-Man, which was released in 2012. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 stars Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker, Emma Stone as Gwen Stacey, Jamie Foxx as Electro, and Dane DeHann as Harry Osbourn. Other cast members include Chris Cooper, Paul Giamatti, and Sally Field.
In true Spider-Man fashion, Peter Parker must make difficult choices while those around him choose the paths of evil. In The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Peter juggles his strained relationship with Gwen while battling super villains that boast powers and abilities he has never faced before.
While its action scenes were praised, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 received mixed reviews from critics. Most agree the plot was overstuffed with superfluous characters and a complicated plot that distracted viewers from the chemistry between Peter and Gwen.
Is Black Cat about to get her own movie? According to a report from Deadline, Sony is planning another Spider-Man movie in addition to the upcoming Sinister Six sequel...but it won't star Spider-Man. Rather, the movie will feature a yet-to-be-named female superhero. The obvious choice would be Black Cat, as the character has already made an appearance in the franchise; Felicity Jones played Felicia Hardy (Black Cat's alter ego) in "The Amazing Spider-Man 2," though her background was admittedly different from the comics.
When you're being hounded by the paparazzi, you have a couple of options. You could yell at them, throw punches, and generally act like Kanye West, or you could pull a Garfield/Stone. When "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" stars and all-around favorite couple of everyone ever Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone were spotted out and about in New York City the other day, they were mobbed by paparazzi as usual. But rather than duck and cover or lash out at the paps, Garfield and Stone hid their faces another way: By holding up cards endorsing various nonprofits that they think could use your help.
Professional boxer Mike Tyson has confirmed that Jamie Foxx is in talks to portray him in an upcoming biopic. "Me and Jamie Foxx are in discussion, and we're gonna do it. Within a year to 18 months, we're going to do the Mike Tyson story and he's going to portray me, and now they have this new animation; because you know Jamie's pretty much my age (48) so he can't portray me but they have this new system." The biopic would focus on Tyson during the rise to the height of his career, so between ages 15 and 25.
"The Amazing Spider-Man" has just about everything: Love, loss, villains, mysteries, "Homeland" style crazy theory boards...and that's just the problem. At about two and a half hours long, the second Spidey offering from "500 Days of Summer" director Marc Webb is a hefty superhero flick. When all of the material is necessary, a two-hour-plus movie isn't the worst thing. But in "Amazing Spider-Man 2," it isn't all necessary, and as a result you might find yourself checking your watch.
Marvel started a tradition of sorts in Superhero movies to include a post-credits teaser scene to set up the inevitable sequels to their blockbuster films. "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" isn't a Marvel films release, but it still has a teaser of sorts. Fans hoping to see a full-out scene in the theaters will be disappointed, though. Sit through those credits all you want, but nothing will come up on that screen to tease the third Spidey movie. Instead, you'll have to look at the screen on your smartphone.
Watching TV in 3D? That's old news, man. Now, 4D...that's the future. At the 2014 National Cable and Telecommunications Association gathering this week, tech companies have been touting news ways to push the boundaries of watching TV in your home. One of the product concepts brought up was a "4D" experience, in the form of the "Buttkicker," a concept from the Guitammer Company. This piece of tech would install in your couch and provide "tacticle and haptic" feedback, i.
Remember that joke about the two guys being chased by a bear? The first guy says, "Do you think we can outrun the bear?" And the second guy says, "I don't have to outrun the bear. I just have to outrun you." That's the situation "The Amazing-Spider Man 2" is facing this weekend. While observers are focusing on whether or not it can perform up to the standards set by previous films in the franchise, the truth is all it needs to do is outperform the competition, which shouldn't be too hard this weekend.
Add lip synching to Blues Traveler songs to Emma Stone's list of talents. On last night's episode of "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," Stone and Fallon had a lip sync duel, in which the two chose a couple of songs to show off their lip syncing skills to. Fallon started off with an Iggy Azalea song, pumping up the crowd, but Stone responded with "Hook" by Blues Traveler. And yes, she did the really fast part. And yes, she nailed every word. Because she's Emma Stone.