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Early 'Amazing Spider-Man 2' Reviews Are Mixed

5:34 PM 4/8/2014 by Binh Ngo
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We won't see The Amazing Spider-Man 2 in theaters until May 2nd, but reviews are coming in from the UK. So far, the reviews are decidedly mixed, with critics saying the movie is overstuffed with villains and plot points, but the leads save the day with their charisma. Check out some of the reviews below.
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'Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2' Gets Spring 2015 Release Date

movieweb.com – Columbia Pictures has set an April 17, 2015 release date for their comedy sequel Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2, which stars Kevin James reprising his title role from 2009's Paul Blart: Mall Cop. As of now, the sequel doesn't have any direct competition, but it opens one week before Universal's highly-anticipated sequel Fast & Furious 7.The story is set in Las Vegas, where Paul and his daughter Maya (Raini Rodriguez) attend a security guard convention. 2 weeks 6 days ago via jetli
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Watch: Final Trailer For 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' Spins A Web For The Sequel

fb.indiewire.com – While you might still be miffed that "The Amazing Spider-Man" told the origin story you already knew, director Marc Webb admits to Rolling Stone he had actually turned down a script for the first movie that ditched it altogether. "It was different. It still had the Lizard in it, but it was a script that jumped ahead in time and relied on knowledge of the comic books that I don't think everyone had," he exlained to the magazine. 4 weeks 6 days ago via jetli
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Chinese AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2 Poster Recycles Pose with Andrew Garfield And Emma Stone

comicbookmovie.com – We’ve always known that Spider-Man’s most important battle has been within himself: the struggle between the ordinary obligations of Peter Parker and the extraordinary responsibilities of Spider-Man. But in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Peter Parker finds that a greater conflict lies ahead. 5 weeks 2 days ago via donnieyen
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Sony to Remake ‘My Best Friend's Wedding’ in Chinese

thewrap.com – Sony's Columbia Pictures announced Wednesday its plans to remake “My Best Friend's Wedding” — in Chinese. The studio has partnered with several Chinese filmmakers and production companies to make three Chinese-language movies, with one being a re-telling of the hit Julia Roberts romantic comedy. Six of the ten highest-grossing movies released in China over the past five years have been in the country's native tongue, encouraging many in Hollywood to contemplate changing their approach to the world's second largest film market. 5 weeks 6 days ago via jackiechan
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Columbia Boards Chen Kaige’s Martial Arts Actioner ‘The Monk’ As Part Of China Push

deadline.com – It’s been two years since China passed Japan to become the world’s No. 2 box office territory, and Columbia Pictures is making a big push to raise its profile there. The company said today that it has sealed partnership deals with Chinese filmmakers and companies to expand its local-language production in the planet’s most populous country. 5 weeks 6 days ago via jackiechan
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Columbia Pictures Beefs Up Local-Language Productions in China

variety.com – Columbia Pictures is beefing up its presence in China striking partnerships with prominent local filmmakers, as well as entering into split-rights agreements with mainland production companies. Chief among Col’s newly struck filmmaker relationships is with “Farewell My Concubine” director Chen Kaige, who just started production on his martial arts action film “The Monk,” which is... 5 weeks 6 days ago via donnieyen

'Amazing Spider-Man 2' Won't Suffer From a Wealth of Villains, and Rhino Only Gets 4 Minutes

4:57 PM 3/10/2014 by Binh Ngo
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Marc Webb wants fans to know that he and Sony are both aware of their concern that The Amazing Spider-Man 2 might have too many villains like in Sam Raimi's Spider-Man 3. Well, allay those fears, fans. Electro is the main villain in the movie.
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Marc Webb on not wanting to reboot Spider-Man; discusses villains in ASM 2

joblo.com – While at SXSW on Saturday, director Marc Webb had an interesting conversation with The Playlist about his initial thoughts on rebooting Spider-Man, and shared some information about the villains appearing in THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2. One big concern many fans have about THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2 is the amount of villains, and they are worried it's going to end up being a mess similar to Sam... 6 weeks 1 day ago via theothersenhman
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