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Fans of Spiderman comic books have been on a bit of a roller coaster ride while watching their favorite hero on the big screen. The first trilogy produced was laden with plot errors and questionable casting. While the reboot movies have stayed truer to the comic book stories, and the casting of the leads are impeccable, “The Amazing Spiderman2” failed to astonish.
Gwen Stacy always lights up a story, and the same holds true on the big screen. Though her story line is littered with tragedy, the overall journey is worth the tears. Emma Stone is truly a vision as Gwen and breaths life into the character. As her story truly is one of the most amazing comic book tales, “The Amazing Spiderman 2” spends too much time building up to the epic finale and loses some of the magic along the journey. (Continue on Examiner.com)
An exciting film event is coming to the Mayan Theatre on February 5, 2014, in Denver, Colorado. Finally after over three years of work, “476 A.D. Chapter One: The Last Light of Ares” is premiering and you are invited. A film by Ivan Pavletic, the story is one of truly historical significance, war and intrigue. Directly after the premiere, there will also be an after party at the Punch Bowl Social. (continue reading at Examiner.com)
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Sandra Bullock seems to be America’s film muse in 2013. Gravity has not only stunned movie goers and critics; it has remained the number one movie in America for its third week in a row.
With a budget of $100 million, Gravity has now grossed over $170 million since its debut on October 4, 2013. Earlier this year, another of Bullock’s films stunned with a profit that no one saw coming. In The Heat, she starred with Melissa McCarthy and the surprise hit grossed $159,325,998 domestically, with an initial budget of $43 million. (continue reading on PopWrapped)
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It is a well-known fact that Orson Scott Card, the author of the novel Ender’s Game, has controversial political views. Harrison Ford, who is starring in the upcoming film adaptation of the novel, has recently addressed any concerns moviegoers could have regarding the author’s political views.
Speaking to The Guardian, the veteran actor said, “This movie doesn’t address any of those issues. It was written 28 years ago; it’s a very impressive act of imagination that he could predict the Internet, and that he could predict drone warfare… There is nothing in the film or the book addressing his current dispositions, or prejudices. We care about the positive aspects of the story we are telling.” (Continue reading at PopWrapped)
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The controversial movie The Fifth Estate is not being released until October 18 and already critics are rushing to both sides of the fence over it. Starring Benedict Cumberbatch as Julian Assange, the story delves into the founding of WikiLeaks; the group responsible for leaking many sensitive government documents to The Guardian. The naysayers have included WikiLeaks and Julian Assange himself who recently leaked a copy of the script online in an effort to discredit the film. (Continue Reading at PopWrapped)
After the announcement that Disney would acquire Lucas Film last year, rumors have been swirling about who would step in to direct the next installment of “Star Wars”. When previously questioned by Entertainment Weekly, J.J. Abrams stated that he would not be directing…