The Amazing Spider-Man: Movie, Starring Andrew Garfield, Name Announced
Spider-Man's future gives a nod to its past.
Sony Pictures announced the title of the new Spider-Man movie today, revealing that the series reboot will be called "The Amazing Spider-Man." That's the name of the original comic book (well, after Spider-Man debuted in Amazing Fantasy #15), and it's appropriate, because the film will take viewers back to Peter Parker's early days as the wall crawler.
Andrew Garfield will play the geeky Parker and conflicted, guilt-ridden Spider-Man (whom he had to bulk up to portray), while Emma Stone will play Gwen Stacey, his high school girlfriend (before he dated the iconic Mary Jane). The film is being directed by Marc Webb. Shooting has already begun.
The full release is below, followed by a new image released by the studio (geek note: you may notice on Spider-Man's wrists that he is wearing mechanical web shooters, as he wears in the comics; in the last round of movies, he was portrayed as naturally shooting web from his own wrists):
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Went to see 127 Hours tonight. Really impressive film making. I thought that a movie about a guy stuck with a rock could be a bit boring at times, but it kept me glued throughout. Flashbacks, imaginations, and recordings were used in short bursts, left me thinking and wishing to learn more. Great soundtrack too. Incredible how he managed to survive and escape. _________________
In the last couple of weeks, I've been watching a number of recently made Japanese films; unfortunately all have been disappointing. So to change my luck, I impulsively popped in a western that I hadn't seen in awhile--The Professionals, a 1966 film. A perfect nonpareil cast--Lee Marvin, Burt Lancaster, Jack Palance, Robert Ryan, Woody Strode, Ralph Bellamy; great eye candy in Claudia Cardinale; a rousing score by Maurice Jarre; and an impeccable screenplay and direction by Richard Brooks. I love westerns, been a fan of that genre since I was a little kid, and The Professionals is among the best westerns ever made imo.
^ Ever see the movie One, Two, Three with James Cagney and Horst Bucholz?
Gotta be one of my favorite Billy Wilder movies of all time.
Is it a western?
Billy Wilder was a great filmmaker. Some Like It Hot has to be one of the best comedies ever made.
Re: Horst Bucholz--casting him as a Mexican in The Magnificent Seven was quite a stretch, to say the least (though not as much of a stretch as casting Mifune Toshiro as a Mexican in El Hombre Importante). Still, as a western and as a remake, Mag 7 was pretty damn good.
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Posted: Wed Feb 23, 2011 4:27 am Post subject:
Read the book 4 times, really is a modern day classic. Film version wasn't nearly as good, which was to be expected, but a real solid watch, 2nd half was especially good, filmed during the Winter in the exotic places of Denmark, Sweden and Greenland.
I actually haven't seen this film. Not to sound sacrilegious but I'm not a big Brando fan. But I might try and watch this one. Looking at the cast, I see there's some really good supporting players: Ben Johnson, Slim Pickens, Katy Jurado, Elisha Cook.
Did a little research on the film. Stanley Kubrick was supposed to direct it, and Sam Peckingpah wrote the screenplay, but both ended up being fired by Brando.
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Posted: Wed Mar 02, 2011 9:32 am Post subject:
I didn't know if I should post this under "Japanese Movies", or "Non-Japanese Movies". If we had a thread "Disaster in the making" I post it there. Anyway, here goes:
Sanada Hiroyuki, Shibasaki Kou join Keanu Reeves in "47 Ronin"
March 1, 2011
A press release from Universal Pictures has announced more details regarding director Carl Erik Rinschfs g47 Ronin,h which begins filming on March 14. In addition to lead actor Keanu Reeves, the cast will include four Japanese stars: Sanada Hiroyuki, Shibasaki Kou, Asano Tadanobu, and Kikuchi Rinko.
According to the press release, Reeves plays Kai, an outcast who joins the 47 Ronin, led by a samurai named Oishi (Sanada). Shibasaki plays Mika, the daughter of the clanfs master and Kaifs romantic interest. Asano has a villain role as Lord Kira, while Kikuchi plays the mysterious woman Mizuki who carries out his orders.
g47 Roninh will be Shibasakifs first Hollywood movie. Practicing her English, she declared she was gso excited!h for the role.
The film is being shot in 3D for a November 11, 2012 release. Japanese news sources are reporting that the budget for the movie is $200 million.
(geek note: you may notice on Spider-Man's wrists that he is wearing mechanical web shooters, as he wears in the comics; in the last round of movies, he was portrayed as naturally shooting web from his own wrists):
Where's the small round disc in the palm of his hand? His famous hand pose is a result of him needing to press the small disc to release the web from the mechanism on his wrist!
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