The Amazing Spider-Man

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Spider-Man 2 Opens Strong, Falls Short

Andrew Garfield-Emma Stone reboot is playing as well with audiences

(Newser) - The Amazing Spider-Man 2 kicked off what's seen as the start of Hollywood's summer season this weekend with a muscular $92 million haul that nonetheless fell well short of others in the franchise, short of expectations, and short of the biggest opening of 2014—which the LA Times ... More »

Latest Spider-Man Too Long, Tangled

Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone boost Marc Webb's film

(Newser) - The latest Spider-Man movie, yet another story of balancing love and crime-fighting, is no revolution in superhero filmmaking. Still, Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone have their moments, say critics:
  • "The fifth Spidey movie in 12 years is overlong, underwhelming, unnecessary, and sure to be a hot ticket," writes
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Big Changes for Spider-Man

(Spoiler alert) Surprise in store for comic book fans

(Newser) - Serious Spider-Man fans surely already know what's going on thanks to online leaks, but casual ones should stop reading now to avoid learning what's in store in the comic book's just-released 700th episode. It's a doozy of a plot twist: Peter Parker dies, and his arch-enemy... More »

Hollywood's New Tactic: Remake Duds

Get ready for reboots of 'Daredevil' and 'Judge Dredd'

(Newser) - The Ben Affleck-helmed Daredevil was a flop, but it may be getting a reboot, compliments of 20th Century Fox. Ditto for Judge Dredd (coming in September as just Dredd, and minus Sylvester Stallone), the moderately successful Fantastic Four, and the often re-interpreted Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Sure, Hollywood has long... More »

Spider-Man Weaves $65M Web

Hits $140M in first 6 days domestically

(Newser) - The Amazing Spider-Man had a pretty decent six-day run, pulling in $65 million over the weekend to notch a $140 million total domestically, notes the Hollywood Reporter . That gives Spidey a $341.2 million tally worldwide, but the AP notes that it still lags behind the previous incarnation of the... More »

Spider-Man Is a Retread With Heart

Andrew Garfield is great in a thoroughly unnecessary movie

(Newser) - Did the world need another Spider-Man movie? Probably not, critics agree, but The Amazing Spider-Man is a pretty good flick all the same. Here's what people are saying:
  • "Five minutes into The Amazing Spider-Man, I got bitten. With pleasure," writes Lisa Schwarzbaum of Entertainment Weekly . "The
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