Well, it’s taken Columbia Pictures four movies and however many focus groups to arrive at the conclusion that the Spider-Man reboot should carry the title of the original 1963 comic book – The Amazing Spider-Man.
Funny that they take the comic’s original title and then give us an altered Spidey suit. The blue filips on the gloves and boots are really unattractive – but we get the web shooters from the comics, so maybe that evens things out. At least we’ve finally gotten a shot of Andrew Garfield in the full suit. That has to count for something, right?
The film, which is now in production and is being shot entirely in 3D, will be released on July 3, 2012. The film stars Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans, Denis Leary, Campbell Scott, Irrfan Khan, Martin Sheen, and Sally Field. The film is directed by Marc Webb from a screenplay by James Vanderbilt and Alvin Sargent and Steve Kloves based on the Marvel Comic Book by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko. The film’s official website is http://www.TheAmazingSpiderMan-movie.com.
Mark Romanek’s Never Let Me Go, based on the novel by Kazuo Ishiguro, is a measured, beautifully shot science fiction tale that neither looks or feels like science fiction. It is a melancholy reflection on what makes us human – explored through the lives of three special children who have attended a classic British boarding school. If Merchant Ivory had made a science fiction film, this is what it would have looked like.
It’s a tale of sound and fury; friendship betrayed; money and the internet. The Social Network may be the story of how Mark Zuckerberg created Facebook, but it has Shakespearean range and moves like a Jason Bourne movie. Directed by David Fincher and written by Aaron Sorkin, the film is also practically littered with brilliant performances – and the DVD release gives them all their due.
It’s a tale of sound and fury; friendship betrayed; money and the internet. The social Network may be the story of how Mark Zuckerberg created Facebook, but it has Shakespearean range and moves like a Jason Bourne movie.
The Red Riding Trilogy [Red Riding 1974, Red Riding 1980, and Red Riding 1983] is a series of movies that deal with police corruption and the kidnapping of several young girls in the Yorkshire area of England during the period of time the city was the site of a series of murders by the so-called Yorkshire Ripper. They are masterful examples of how to fold real events into a fictional narrative.
These are grim, grimy, gritty films in which one character seeks to find the truth, root out the bad guys and make things right – but two of the leads [in 1974 and 1980] fail to realize how systemic the corruption has become, while the third is one of the corrupted who is faced with events that cause his not quite dead conscience to reappear in fill bloom.