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    Film Review: ‘Gifted’ Utilizes Strong Acting to Overcome Cliches

    Without question, you’ve seen something like “Gifted” before. In fact, the plot developments in the film are almost entirely predictable. This drama doesn’t miss a single cliche in the book, but at the same time, it handles them nearly perfectly. That makes for a surprisingly good movie, one that’s in no way original, but still […] More

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    Marc Webb’s ‘Gifted’ Sets Release Date

    Director Marc Webb’s (“500 Days of Summer,” “The Amazing Spider-Man”) latest project has set a release date. “Gifted,” which stars Chris Evans and Octavia Spencer, has been given the go-ahead for an April 12, 2017 release. The film stars Evans as Frank, a single man raising a child prodigy – his spirited young niece Mary […] More

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    The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (★★★)

    After feeling like one of the only ones on the planet who actually enjoyed The Amazing Spider-Man a few years ago, I went into The Amazing Spider-Man 2 basically expecting to finally see what everyone else was complaining about. Lo and behold, I more or less wound up feeling the same way about this one […] More

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    Comic-Con Diary: Thursday

    Hello readers and welcome to the second recap of our 2013 Comic-Con coverage. Today’s expeditions landed me in Hall H and Ballroom 20 for 3 of my five highly anticipated panels. The first panel in Hall H was a screening of animated short films by Animated Show of Shows. Ron Diamond presented the series of […] More

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    Comic-Con: EW Visionaries Panel highlights long takes, 3D, changing cinema

    As you know, the EW Visionaries panel was one of the panels I was most looking forward to and the panel did not disappoint. EW’s Anthony Breznican hosted the panel with Alfonso Cuaron, Edgar Wright, and Marc Webb and the three directors had a wide ranging conversation talking about their current projects, future cinema, and […] More

  • Friday Five: 5 Panels We’re Most Excited For at Comic-Con

    Comic-Con is just around the corner and like any one of the legion of people headed down the anticipation of the event is really starting to hit. I’m really looking forward to going back down and covering all of the happenings again. You can see my tentative schedule here, but I thought I’d highlight the […] More

  • Marc Webb has a new project in the works

    While some of us wait to see if director Marc Webb returns for ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2’ (or whatever it winds up being called), it’s perhaps important to remember that he has other projects that he could take on as well. The Playlist is reporting here that Webb is now attached to helm an interesting […] More

  • Choosing A Director for “Justice League”

    Much like I mused around a month ago about who could direct the sequel to ‘The Amazing Spider-Man’ if Marc Webb doesn’t wind up returning, I’m back again discussing potential directors for a superhero project…this time, the open slot for the ‘Justice League’ film. This is a much different project, and obviously Warner Brothers is […] More

  • Awards Circuit Power Hour Episode 11: Superhero Talk, Beasts of the Southern Wild, ACCA 2000 Nominees

    http://www.awardscircuit.com/podcast/PowerHour_7-8-12.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (24.3MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Podcasts | RSS | More Box Office The Amazing Spider-Man – Needed? or just a money-maker? The Dark Knight Rises – First words, casting choices, and more Superhero films (What’s your favorite made thus far?) Beasts of […] More

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