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BAMAN/PIDERMAN: THE MARATHON

What could be called Season1 has been rolled up into one doughy pumpkin filled ball! 

AMAZING SPIDERMAN [movie] ReviewWell, I was pleasantly surprised :)I’m now going on record in saying that this was a great movie. It took me a little while to get into it…at first it still came across as just a more pumped up, sexier, edgier attempt at something that already exists. However somewhere along the way I found myself having emotions towards the characters; when they felt sad I felt sad, when they were happy I was happy…when did that happen?! Another turning point for me was the villain. Notice how I used  the singular. Choosing to elaborate on Doc Connors where the other movies simply kept winking at him was brilliant. AND the added flare of diving into Peter’s family was something I always wanted to see, but didn’t think would be possible (for anyone that’s seen the 90’s cartoon you’re aware that it’s a huge story arc with many twists and turns). In the end (and I hate to admit this) it was the relationship between Peter and Gwen that won me over. Their responses to each other were so fluid and natural. Pete acted exactly how I would have acted, I love that, and was hooked the moment he revealed his secret for the first time!
Now there’s obvious story mix ups (there always are). Like Uncle Ben being shot by a convenience store robber. The understandable exclusion of Peter’s brief stint as a wrestler. Both made more sense realistically, but, the big one for me was that he never caught Ben’s murderer! THAT is a moment in Spidey history when he realizes what he must do with his great power and responsibility! And wait…did Uncle Ben not even SAY that in this movie??? That’s like Wolverine not saying “bub” UGH!
/rant
I still didn’t like the costume, but enjoyed that they covered it up with perfect camera angles. The overall vibe of the film was nice; right amount of humor, interesting camera shots, great acting, and a smidgen of “cool” to make you want to experience it yourself. IF the original Spidey trilogy didn’t already exist I’d say this is aperfectadaptation, but it does, and has things that this movie didn’t. The best way to describe what I’m thinking is like looking at Tim Burton’s Batman movies…they were awesome…the two after that not so much. Raimi’s first two SpiderMan movies were great, the third sucked…this is Spidey’s “Dark Knight” and that’s a good thing.
In the end I found myself feeling reminiscent of how the first movie left me. That whimsical joy and carefree outlook on the rest of your day. Almost as if if you daydreamed hard enough it could really happen to you…

AMAZING SPIDERMAN [movie] Review

Well, I was pleasantly surprised :)
I’m now going on record in saying that this was a great movie. It took me a little while to get into it…at first it still came across as just a more pumped up, sexier, edgier attempt at something that already exists. However somewhere along the way I found myself having emotions towards the characters; when they felt sad I felt sad, when they were happy I was happy…when did that happen?!
Another turning point for me was the villain. Notice how I used  the singular. Choosing to elaborate on Doc Connors where the other movies simply kept winking at him was brilliant. AND the added flare of diving into Peter’s family was something I always wanted to see, but didn’t think would be possible (for anyone that’s seen the 90’s cartoon you’re aware that it’s a huge story arc with many twists and turns).
In the end (and I hate to admit this) it was the relationship between Peter and Gwen that won me over. Their responses to each other were so fluid and natural. Pete acted exactly how I would have acted, I love that, and was hooked the moment he revealed his secret for the first time!

Now there’s obvious story mix ups (there always are). Like Uncle Ben being shot by a convenience store robber. The understandable exclusion of Peter’s brief stint as a wrestler. Both made more sense realistically, but, the big one for me was that he never caught Ben’s murderer! THAT is a moment in Spidey history when he realizes what he must do with his great power and responsibility! And wait…did Uncle Ben not even SAY that in this movie??? That’s like Wolverine not saying “bub” UGH!

/rant

I still didn’t like the costume, but enjoyed that they covered it up with perfect camera angles. The overall vibe of the film was nice; right amount of humor, interesting camera shots, great acting, and a smidgen of “cool” to make you want to experience it yourself.
IF the original Spidey trilogy didn’t already exist I’d say this is aperfectadaptation, but it does, and has things that this movie didn’t. The best way to describe what I’m thinking is like looking at Tim Burton’s Batman movies…they were awesome…the two after that not so much. Raimi’s first two SpiderMan movies were great, the third sucked…this is Spidey’s “Dark Knight” and that’s a good thing.

In the end I found myself feeling reminiscent of how the first movie left me. That whimsical joy and carefree outlook on the rest of your day. Almost as if if you daydreamed hard enough it could really happen to you…

2012 Blockbust List [click]

This is my attempt to pick 1 movie per month. Again, it’s going to be a year packed with sequels, reboots, remakes, and spinoffs.

January: Underworld 4        February: Ghost Rider 2
March: Hunger Games        April: Three Stooges (remake)
May: The Avengers             June: Prometheus (Alien prequel)
July: Dark Knight Rises       August: Expendables 2
September: Res Evil 5         October: Taken 2
November: Skyfall (Bond)    December: The Hobbit (part 1)

Honorable Mentions: MiB3, Snow White & The Huntsman, Abe Lincoln Vamp Killer, SpiderMan (reboot), Bourne Legacy, Total Recall (remake), Dredd (reboot), WWZ,

*The only reason Bourne4 isn’t on there is because Matt Damon won’t be playing the lead. As for World War Z, it’s my favorite book, but it’s going up against The Hobbit…

What are YOUR most anticipated movies for next year???

Coffee & Multitasking v.80

FIRST LOOK Edition

1. G.I.JOE ROCKS [*PCB]
Dwayne Johnson aka “The Rock” has signed up as Roadblock for GIJ2 

2. THE ONLY GOOD THING ABOUT BATTLESHIP [/film]
Rihanna is apparently starring as a naval officer… 

3. CAT-BIKE [JustJared]
The first setshot of Hathaway as Catwoman has been released, I think it looks good!  

4. AMAZING SPIDERMAN2??? [/film]
Sony is so impressed with their ability to make money script, that they’ve already set a date (2014) for the next instalment in the newly-rebooted-comic-to-movie-franchise. 

The Death of Spider-Man

You guys have heard my previous [rants] on the state of the movie franchise. What I’ve neve shared is my dislike for the “Ultimate” Marvel comic book universe. Yes, it was a great way for Marvel to reboot themselves in the 21st Century for a younger audience - I’m all for that - but certain steps have been made to critical characters that have/will affect the regular comic-verse, movie lines, etc. 

Example A: The death of “ultimate” Peter Parker

Marvel decided that their most popular superhero needed to die, I’m okay with that (DC handled the death of Superman beautifully) what I think is lame is that they decided to replace him with this (pictured above) black/hispanic kid who just also happens to have spider-powers. Never mind the fact that Ben Reilly is still out there and could easily take over as THE SpiderMan (ps. Reilly is also black in “ultimate” for some reason…) this is obviously a ploy to win over fans who worked to get Donald Glover on as the new Parker in Sony’s reboot of the movies franchise. Now I’m not trying to be racists, I love black superheroes, but I’m a purist at heart. Why negate Ben Reilly? Why the need for another hero-birth story? How does this kid tie into 2099??? Mostly I just don’t know why they have to completely change the biggest storyline in comic history to be “cool”…oh well, it’s just a friggin comic book :P

Check out the full details on one of Marvel’s Editor’s personal Tumblr [tacos]

A Nerdy Day for Movies!

1. SAM RAIMI REMAKES
Two movies set for quasi-remakes from the Director of the original SpiderMan movies are OZ: The Great and Powerful (from The Wizard of Oz story) and The Evil Dead (with Bruce Campbell on board!!!) 
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2. ‘AMAZING’ PHOTOSHOOT
Did I say “original” SpiderMan movies before? Oh yeah, that’s because the remake entitled Amazing SpiderMan just released a ton of new photo updates to EWzine. I like the look of Gwen and Peter in this one…but still not impressed. 
[*pcb] 

3. FARRELL + AHHHNOLD
In the remake of  1990’s Total Recall, Colin Farrell will be reprising the role made famous by none other than Arnold Schwarzeneger. I loved this movie, I love Farrell, and it’s good to see him finally back in a decent role. 
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4. HP7:P2
Oh yeah and that Harry Potter movie comes out tonight at midnight…
[nerd

Coffee & Multitasking v.76

1. “WORLD WAR Z” THE MOVIE
Matthew Fox (Lost) is the newest actor slated for the visual retelling of Max Brooks epic novel of a post-zombie-apocalypse world. I…can’t…wait! This is one of my favorite books! 
[deadline]  

2. “SUPER 8” EASTER EGGS
It’s JJ Abrams, of course he’s going to fill it up with Lost, Star Trek, Slusho, and other hints from his amazing franchises. 
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3. FIRST “AVENGERS” AND “AMAZING SPIDERMAN” TEASERS
Their just (possible) posters, but the Avengers one looks friggin awesome!
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First official photo of new Spider-Man costume for the rebooted movie franchise.…so not a fan of this. 
via: lookatthisfrakkinggeekster
Cap felt left out and decided to post a pic of his shnazzy new costume as well. » click here
I gotta be honest, I’m not a fan of how these new Marvel releases are looking. Thor, Captain America, a SpiderMan reboot, and don’t forget they made reboot/sequels of Punisher and Hulk (those were both good but not needed)…this new generation of on-screen heroes feels like they’re trying too hard.  

First official photo of new Spider-Man costume for the rebooted movie franchise.
…so not a fan of this. 

via: lookatthisfrakkinggeekster

Cap felt left out and decided to post a pic of his shnazzy new costume as well. 
» click here

I gotta be honest, I’m not a fan of how these new Marvel releases are looking. Thor, Captain America, a SpiderMan reboot, and don’t forget they made reboot/sequels of Punisher and Hulk (those were both good but not needed)…this new generation of on-screen heroes feels like they’re trying too hard.