July 3, 2012 |
Andrew Garfield said he has dreamed of playing Spider-Man since he was a little boy, so that when it came time to actually suit up as the iconic superhero, the pressure of the role nearly overwhelmed him. "Before, it was just pure fantasy," Garfield, 28, explained at the premiere of "The Amazing Spider-Man" in Los Angeles last week. "Suddenly, I had to embody that character for a generation of kids. And I wanted to so desperately do it well and inspire kids to be better to each other and to themselves through doing that.
February 23, 2013 |
SUNDAY Films from "Amour" to "Zero Dark Thirty" will vie for best picture at "The 85th Annual Academy Awards," hosted by - What the deuce?! - "Family Guy" creator Seth MacFarlane, himself a nominee in the best original song category. (ABC, 5:30 p.m.) MONDAY There'll be no need to apologize when "Independent Lens" presents the 2012 doc "Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry," a profile of the artist whose activist ways have put him in hot water with government officials in his native China.
April 9, 2014 |
"The Amazing Spider-Man 2" doesn't swing into U.S. theaters until May 2, but early reviews have begun trickling out as the superhero sequel readies its international rollout. So far, most film critics agree that director Marc Webb's second installment is somewhat overstuffed but benefits greatly from the sparks that fly between Andrew Garfield (Spider-Man/Peter Parker) and Emma Stone (Gwen Stacy). Variety's Guy Lodge says that although "Amazing Spider-Man 2" feels redundant, coming just five years after Sam Raimi's "Spider-Man 3," the movie "acrobatically spins enough sound and fury to distract from the issue, while the tinderbox chemistry between leads Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone delights once more.
July 21, 2011
A roundup of entertainment headlines for Thursday. Katy Perry and Adele lead MTV's 2011 Video Music Awards nominations. And perhaps Kanye West has been forgiven for that little snafu with Taylor Swift at the 2009 show, as he's leading the male nominees with seven nods from the network. ( The Envelope ) The official trailer of "The Amazing Spider-Man" starring a brooding Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone has hit the Web just a day after it unofficially leaked online. ( Washington Post )
May 20, 2013 |
If not Seth, who? With Seth MacFarlane's tweeted announcement that he would not be returning as host of the Academy Awards after his controversial but highly rated turn earlier this year, the question becomes "Who next?" Producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron will have quite a challenge. The motion picture academy continues to strive for a certain respectful solemnity with a fizzy nod to old-school Hollywood glamour while also needing to attract younger viewers, grooming the next generation of Oscar watchers.
May 6, 2011
Andy Warhol star Candy Darling loved movies so much that she strived to live in that projected flicker between illusion and reality. A transgender icon with a life as tragically short as some of the idols she worshipped, she's the deserving subject of an archivally rich remembrance, and such is James Rasin's poignant documentary "Beautiful Darling. " Using plenty of movie clips ("Flesh," "Women in Revolt"), new interviews on camera and old ones recorded by close friend Jeremiah Newton after her 1974 death, footage of her star-making off-off Broadway shows and readings from letters and diaries (with Chloë Sevigny as Candy)
January 9, 2013 |
Emma Stone has been very busy the last couple of years, appearing in the blockbuster "The Amazing Spider-Man," "The Help" and "Crazy Stupid Love" while becoming one of the young starlets worth watching on the red carpet. The frequent redhead, who actually happens to be a natural blond, really hit her style stride at the 2011 Golden Globe Awards when she chose a minimal, peach, cap-sleeve Calvin Klein gown. She's gone on to more daring choices with a svelte Martin Grant top and skirt at the 2012 MTV Movie Awards and a red Lanvin dress embellished with crystal flowers at last year's Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala.
December 15, 2010 |
Emma Stone, the brassy young star of the high school comedy "Easy A," says she's well aware that she's yet to gain a reputation as a "serious actress. " Still, Tuesday morning the relative newcomer found herself nominated for a Golden Globe alongside such stalwarts as Angelina Jolie, Annette Bening and Julianne Moore. Stone was the first to express her surprise. "I mean, yeah, it's 'Easy A,'" she joked, shortly after receiving word of her nom in the Globes' actress in a motion picture comedy/musical category.
January 16, 2012 |
It was a Golden Globes red carpet with more fashion fizzles than sizzles. Shades of pale were a popular trend, as were fishtail hems. And there was a certain boring sameness to many of the looks, including Bérénice Bejo's blue strapless Gucci gown, Freida Pinto's blue strapless Prada gown and Mila Kunis' black strapless Dior gown. But for those who dared to make more unconventional choices, it paid off. PHOTOS: Golden Globes 2012 best and worst dressed Charlize Theron embodied the stuff of which Hollywood fairy tales are made.
September 17, 2010 |
The story of a smart, funny girl who becomes a self-styled Hester Prynne, "Easy A" is neither as smart nor as funny as it wants to be. With the verbal-cleverness dial set at 11, the teen comedy wears its glib cultural references — pop and 19th-century literary — in boldface embroidery. Much of what passes for fresh in this "Scarlet Letter" update doesn't bear closer inspection, yet the movie is not without its pleasures, chief among them the potentially star-making lead performance by Emma Stone.