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The Sinister Sony

1835191-ece8d_spidey___black_cat_1___color_by_greatlpAnother week, another Sony Spider-Man rumor. Unfortunately for me, this one goes against the current crop of rumors suggesting that Marvel Studios MAY get the rights back. The latest news from Sony’s Spider-man “brain trust” has announced that they are planning another film alongside the in development Sinister Six and Venom (or should I now say Venom Carnage) movies: one that will feature, for the first time in a post-Avengers world, a female lead.

Now before I begin my rant, let me be clear: I’m 100% on board with a movie starring a female superhero. In fact, I’ve long been waiting for Marvel to finally announce a Captain Marvel movie, or for WB to finally get in gear and give Wonder Woman her own film. But Spidey, who I’ve already mentioned has limited characters who could support their own movie, has an even SMALLLER pool of female heroes that could get their own films. Really, only three come to mind: Black Cat, Silver Sable, and Spider-Woman. We can probably count Spider-Woman out, because I would assume that she’s under Marvel Studios’ ownership (she’s primarily been an Avenger anyways, and her resurgence in comics came after the original Sony Spider-Man films were under way). Read the rest of this entry

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Movie Review: The Amazing Spider-Man 2!

downloadThe Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014)

Starring: Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx, Dane DeHaan, Chris Cooper, Paul Giamatti, Sally Field

Directed by: Marc Webb

SPOILERS

Whew…this is going to be…. I mean…. Look, Spider-Man is my absolute favorite character. He means more to me than I can ever put down in words, so naturally, I expect a lot from the interpretations of him in other media. So, while Amazing Spider-Man 2 has a lot of moments that I loved and really nailed the essence of the character, there were more moments that not only frustrated me, but also actually made me say out loud “you have to be kidding me”.

If you didn’t see that giant “SPOILER” warning before the text, I’m going to warn you one last time. I’m going to SPOIL the hell out of this for the next few paragraphs.   It’s the only way I can effectively explain the multitude of thoughts and emotions swirling through my brain at the moment. If you don’t want anything ruined that hasn’t already been ruined in the trailers, scroll down or forever hold your piece.

Ready? Here we go. Read the rest of this entry

Spider-Man’s Cinematic Web

the_amazing_spider_man_2-wideI love Spider-Man. You all know that (and if you didn’t by now, clearly you haven’t been paying attention).  So with Sony’s new announcement of Marc Webb returning to direct Amazing Spider-Man 3, and their plans to release a “Spider-Man film every year” you’d think I’d be ecstatic.  Well, here’s where I drop a big ol’ bomb.

I’m not. Read the rest of this entry