Archive for Rhys Ifans

Review: The Amazing Spider-Man

Posted in Movie Review, Movies with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 12, 2012 by Bjorn Grainger

Here we are, little more than ten years on from the first Spider-Man movie and the franchise has been rebooted. A new director, new stars, and the promise of an ‘untold story’. Will The Amazing Spider-Man live up to its title, or will we be wishing they left the series alone? Read on and all will be revealed.

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News: The Amazing Spider-Man Posters, Pics, Promo Reels, And Viral Vids

Posted in Movies, News with tags , , , , , , , , , on May 16, 2012 by Bjorn Grainger

Is it fair to say that The Amazing Spider-Man is the least anticipated of this year’s superhero movies? Is it the thought of sitting through the origin story AGAIN, so soon after the last version, that’s putting us off? Or is it that it’s up against the likes of Whedon’s The Avengers and Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises which is dulling the impact of the webslinger? It maybe neither, it could be both. What I do know is that Sony is cranking up the hype machine in readiness for release and we are getting a lot of new stuff to pore over. Let’s get to it. Continue reading

News: The Amazing Spider-Man Posters and Brand New Trailer

Posted in Movies, News with tags , , , , , , , , on May 4, 2012 by Bjorn Grainger

The Avengers, the first in a trifecta of superhero movies this summer is out (or almost out) the world over. Chris Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises has used this opportunity to release its latest trailer and air it before Marvel Studios’ behemoth, and guess what? So has Marc Webb’s The Amazing Spider-Man. Before we get to the new trailer (I like to keep you all in suspense), I thought it’d be cool to check out a series of posters, like the one above, and new pics from the film. Let’s get to it! Continue reading

News: The Amazing Spider-Man London Preview And New Trailer

Posted in Comics, Movies, News, Thoughts, Trailer with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 7, 2012 by bunchofsteve


A brand new trailer for Marc Webb’s The Amazing Spider-Man, Sony Picture’s upcoming reboot of the Spider-Man franchise, debuted around the world last night with a well-orchestrated publicity mob to propel this semi-event to the front pages of the movie and geek press. But is it worth a headline? Fear not, feckless film fan, we were there to get the skinny on Spidey’s new threads…
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News: The Amazing Spider-Man New Promo Pics

Posted in Comics, Movies, News, Thoughts with tags , , , , , , , , on December 24, 2011 by Bjorn Grainger

I haven’t exactly been quiet about my lack of excitement for The Amazing Spider-Man. The trailer was alright, and the subsequent marketing has been lacklustre. Considering this film is going up against The Avengers, Prometheus, and The Dark Knight Rises in a packed summer window, it really needs to step up its game. Anyway, some new pics have been released. Let’s see if they tickle the parts they need to reach. Continue reading

News: Super Fantastic The Amazing Spider-Man Banners!

Posted in Comics, Movies, News, Thoughts with tags , , , , , , , on December 12, 2011 by Bjorn Grainger

Ah, see, now this is more like it! A bit of colour, a bit of pizzazz, not like that dreary teaser poster that just leaked.

Okay, it’s not exactly the most exciting pose Spider-Man has ever pulled. Continue reading

News: Pics Of The Amazing Spider-Man Reshoot In New York

Posted in Comics, Movies, News, Thoughts with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 20, 2011 by Bjorn Grainger

The Amazing Spider-Man is shooting in New York right now! What’s that, I hear you say? The Amazing Spider-Man finished shooting ages ago and entered the long and arduous area of post-production where the CGI is created and added, then ruined by turning it all into 3D. Pshaw! Director Marc Webb clearly feels some reshoots are in order. Shall we have a look?

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Feature: The Amazing Spider-Man

Posted in Comics, Movies, Thoughts with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 11, 2011 by Bjorn Grainger

Since I set upon The Shootening’s new direction I’ve had little opportunity to talk about The Amazing Spider-Man. Has there been a dearth of news? The Dark Knight Rises and The Avengers seem to be making all the noise, just as the new Spidey entered post-production. Or has it been my own bias towards the film? I’ll be the first to say I love Sam Raimi’s movies (Well, Spider-Man and Spider-Man 2, the less said about 3 the better) and the thought of a reboot barely ten years after the first film did rankle somewhat. But, hey, it’s here, it’s happening, and it’s up to me to deal with it. So let’s have a look, shall we?

It’s a hell of a cast director Marc Webb has assembled for The Amazing Spider-Man Continue reading