April 22, 2014

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Shailene Woodley will be insanely attractive as Mary Jane Watson in The Amazing Spider-Man

I’m not going to get into the misogynistic aspect of the trolling centered around a few on-set photos of Shailene Woodley from The Amazing Spider-Man 2.
To those saying that she’s not ‘pretty enough’ to be Mary Jane Watson, I’ll simply extend a hearty ‘f*ck you’ and merely offer to be, wedding vows and relative current marital bliss aside, the next guy in line at the bar after you turn down her advances. But while others will justifiably focus on the offense at the trolling of a young actress having the gall to walk around without make up, I’d like to offer a bit of silver lining to this whole affair.
Now thanks to the Internet trolling, I can absolutely guarantee that not only will Shailene Woodley be insanely attractive as Mary Jane Watson in The Amazing Spider-Man, but she will also be a terrific character, in terms of acting and all of that ‘less-important’ stuff too.
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Star Trek may bleed into Star Wars – J.J. Abrams

So, it’s officially official. Disney just put out a press release, which means I can write about it without fear of it being debunked moments after publication. J.J. Abrams is indeed directing Star Wars: Episode VII. And what do I have to say about that? Well… not much really.
There is indeed a part of me that feels that it is wholly inappropriate and/or unnatural that the same director will be behind new Star Trek *and* new Star Wars movies. Back in the old days, I believed in the perhaps simplistic idea that every franchise would get their own special director. Sam Raimi had Spider-Man, Bryan Singer had X-Men, and Chris Nolan had Batman. Obviously that idea no longer exists.
Bryan Singer can helm X-Men and then go on to attempt to reboot Superman with Superman Returns before taking back the X-Men franchise from Matthew Vaughn, who is now rumored to be among Warner’s top choices for a Justice League movie. Even with more and more franchises being rebooted and/or changing hands, it seems like an awfully incestuous little circle, with only a handful of directors seemingly ending up helming these major properties. Say what you will about Marvel, but they deserve kudos for thinking outside the box on pretty much every major film thus far when it comes to a director.
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Emma Stone, Andrew Garfield not rushing romance

HollywoodNews.com: Although they seem to be a bit inseparable, it is rumored that Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield are not at all interested in rushing their romance.
They have allegedly been enjoying a break from work and are happy to just spend time together right now, states UsMagazine.com. But, both are still reportedly very focused on work and not concerned about taking the next step.
While fans might want them to get engaged and start planning a wedding, it sounds like that won’t be happening anytime soon. Instead, the two will be working on reprising their roles in ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2.’
Do you think they’ll last?
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Emma Stone opens up about her first heartbreak

HollywoodNews.com: Love isn’t easy, even for celebrities, as Emma Stone has opened up about how horrible her first heartbreak was as a teenager.
Stone spoke about the broken love with ‘Interview’ magazine and Cameron Crowe, and it seems she could barely handle it at 14 years old, states UsMagazine.com. “I was crawling on the floor. I remember throwing up … I have never felt anything quite like that. It was so visceral. It’s like someone has killed you and you have to live through it and watch it happen,” Stone commented.
She has since moved on from that tragedy as she is now happily dating her ‘Spider-Man’ costar Andrew Garfield.
Can you relate to her teenage heartbreak?
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The Dark Knight Rises comments thread…

HollywoodNews.com: So it’s midnight on the West Coast, which means the first midnight showings are just letting out on the East Coast. Okay, you know the drill. Here’s hoping I have more comments here than I did for The Amazing Spider-Man.
Anyway, I’m actually going to be away from my keyboard for a couple days, but I’ll *try* to do a weekend box office write-up on Sunday morning. Until then, it’s officially open season for anyone who saw the third and final Chris Nolan Batman film. You’ve heard my thoughts, now time to share yours, in as much detail as you desire.
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The six-day $140 million debut of The Amazing Spider-Man

HollywoodNews.com: There are a number of ways to judge the six-day $140 million debut of The Amazing Spider-Man. First of all, in all but the most unlikely of circumstances, a film grossing $140 million in its first six days ($65 million over the traditional Fri-Sun weekend) is a pretty big financial success. For the record, the film played 44% 3D and 10% IMAX. The film earned an A- from Cinemascore and played 75% over 12 years old and 25% families with kids under 12. Of the over-12 audience, it played 54% were male and/or over 25 years old. Of the under-12s, 73% were under 10 years old and 65% were boys. While final figures won’t drop until Monday, the six-day weekend puts in between 25 and 30 among the biggest six-day totals.
On the other hand, as far as Spider-Man films go, it’s actually pretty weak sauce. Spider-Man 2 opened on this same holiday weekend back in 2004, earning a then-record $180 million in its first six days (with $88 million over the traditional Fri-Sun weekend, among the top-five opening weekends ever at that time). The first Spider-Man film opened in May 2002 to a then-record $114 million Fri-Sun debut, earning $144 million over its first six days of play, three of those days falling in the middle of the school year no less.
As for Spider-Man 3, it also broke the Fri-Sun record back in May 2007 ($151 million) before earning $176 million in its first six days. So factoring in inflation (Spider-Man – $196m, Spider-Man 2 – $229m – third best six-day of all time, Spider-Man 3 – $202m) and the 3D ticket-price bump, The Amazing Spider-Man sold far fewer tickets than its predecessors over its first six days of release. Point being, the Sam Raimi trilogy set box office records, while The Amazing Spider-Man merely exists as another relatively large-scale blockbuster amid a sea of preordained blockbusters.
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‘The Amazing Spider-Man’ Photo Gallery: July 5, 2012

HollywoodNews.com: ‘The Amazing Spider-Man’ starring Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone was released on July 3, 2012.
The latest reboot of the franchise will likely do well at the box office as new stars bring fans another story.
Hollywood News is celebrating the release with a photo gallery of the newest film.
Enjoy the photo gallery below!

The films stars Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker/Spider-Man while the character discovers a clue about why his parents may have disappeared on him when he was younger. The film follows this story while also following his love story with Emma Stone as Gwen Stacy.
The film also stars Rhys Ifans, Denis Leary, Sally Field and Martin Sheen.

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Andrew Garfield & Worldwide Orphans Foundation Salon Event

HollywoodNews.com: Last night, Andrew Garfield the star of The Amazing Spider-Man was honored as the sports ambassador by Dr. Jane Aronson and the Worldwide Orphans Foundation at the Royalton Hotel in NYC. In attendance was Spider-Man co-star, Emma Stone to show her support.
Andrew had teamed up with WWO after traveling with Dr. Aronson to Haiti and Ethiopia. Garfield saw firsthand, “the injustice of defenseless children losing their birthright.” Dr. Aronson has said that her work with Andrew is “an opportunity to show young people how service can enrich their lives.” Andrew will serve as the WWO Sports Ambassador because he believes that sports strengthen children physically and emotionally, and teach very important life skills.
Andrew Garfield was also photographed wearing the pipe-cleaner blue glasses in recognition of WWO’s Blue Glasses Campaign. WWO’s Founder and CEO Dr. Jane Aronson, wears bright blue glasses to symbolize the optimism and joy she feels for WWO’s work. “In the summer of 2010, Dr. Jane visited WWO’s summer camp in Ethiopia, where children were making art with pipe cleaners. Four-year old Mahlet picked up some blue pipe cleaners and, while studying Dr. Jane carefully, crafted a pair of blue glasses. She tugged on Dr. Jane’s sleeve and pointed to herself saying, “Me, Dr. Jane, me, Dr. Jane.” Soon every child there began crafting their own pipe cleaner glasses. Dr. Jane thought, “If only everyone could see these children as the fabulous, bright, special individuals they are. If only they could see what I see.” And that was how the Blue Glasses campaign got started. WWO believes that the blue glasses symbolize seeing the world through the eyes of an orphan.
Go to Worldwide Orphans Foundation to learn more. Do some good today, Get involved.
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Django Unchained: What Quentin Tarantino says about J. Michael Riva

www.hollywoodnews.com: On Friday June 1, 2012, while on location in New Orleans, production designer J. Michael Riva was preparing to head to the studio when he suffered a severe stroke. He passed away yesterday afternoon surrounded by his family.
Michael’s family has returned to Los Angeles and a service of celebration to remember his life is pending.
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IMAX domination coming this Summer

By Scott Mendelson
HollywoodNews.com: Simply put, during the first twelve weeks of summer (May 4th to July 20th), there are six, maybe seven major movies all debuting in IMAX for at least the first week of their respective theatrical runs. Three of them are in May, one is in June, and two or three are in July. What are they you ask? Well…
The Avengers goes first on May 4th, with a week of 3D IMAX play before losing (or sharing?) those screens to Warner Bros’ Dark Shadows. Despite its big-scale action and explosions, Universal’s $212 million Battleship will go out purely on 35mm 2D film, which gives the Tim Burton vampire comedy two full weeks until it loses its 2D IMAX screens to Sony’s Men In Black 3D. Universal again forgoes IMAX for its next major tentpole, the $175 million (!!) Snow White and the Huntsmen, which debuts on June 1st. That gives Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones a two week run before being supplanted by 20th Century Fox’s Prometheus, which will get 3D IMAX screens for 3.5 weeks, owing to the surprising choice by Pixar to not go IMAX for Brave on June 22nd. and Paramount’s GI Joe: Retribution going out in 35mm 2D on June 29th. If that changes, then just add another one or two to the June tally. But come July 3rd, Sony steals the IMAX screens right back for The Amazing Spider-Man 3D. Spidey gets the IMAX screens for at least 1.5 weeks before Fox debuts Ice Age: Continental Drift on July 13th (which isn’t listed on the IMAX home page but is listed as debuting in IMAX 3D in Fox’s marketing materials). Come what may, summer basically ends on July 20th.
That of course is the release date for Chris Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises, which not only features large chunks of the film shot on IMAX film but actually seems to be keeping those IMAX screens all the way until October 5th, when Disney debut’s Tim Burton’s Frankenweenie. Although not listed on the IMAX website, it is possible that Disney’s Finding Nemo 3D reissue and/or Sony’s Resident Evil: Retribution will end up going the IMAX route in September. That the last six weeks of summer 2012 features not a single IMAX debut would signify either that Warner Bros scored [...]

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