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November 24, 1996
So skycaps at LAX CALL THE Theme Restaurant "the spider"(L.A. Speak, So SoCal by Sue McAllister, Oct. 20). My husband, Richard R. Bradshaw, was the structural engineer during the construction of that landmark. I guess that henceforth he will be known as Spiderman. Chanin Hale Bradshaw Northridge
April 27, 2014 | By Amy Kaufman
The 'Spider-Man' sequel doesn't swing into North American theaters until next weekend, but the superhero flick is already sticking with moviegoers overseas. Since launching in a handful of international markets this month, "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" had collected an impressive $132 million, according to an estimate from distributor Sony Pictures. The movie is currently playing in roughly 40 foreign markets, performing best in the Britain, Mexico and South Korea. The picture has yet to open in an additional 30 countries abroad, including major markets like Brazil and China.
May 4, 2002
Your article about Spider-Man's co-creator, Steve Ditko, a truly remarkable comic book writer-artist, was one of the best researched, most thoughtful articles I've ever read ("Spider-Man's Long-Lost Parent," by Jordan Raphael, April 29). Even more amazing is the fact that, although I've been a fan of Ditko's work for 35 years, this is the first time I've ever seen a clear photograph of him. If you had published a close-up photo of the Loch Ness Monster or the Abominable Snowman, I doubt I would have been any more bowled over.
April 25, 2014 | By Steven Zeitchik
NEW YORK -- “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” is one of the splashiest of the many action-adventures to debut this moviegoing season, so it's fitting that it had a premiere to match. On Thursday night outside this city's landmark Ziegfeld Theater, fans with balloons, Spidey suits and other accouterments lined the street, where stars from the film including Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone and Jamie Foxx all walked a red carpet. Inside the theater, director Marc Webb, looking surprisingly fresh given the globe-trotting tour that has taken him and the cast across Asia and Europe in the last few weeks, shouted out to the New York locations and brought the cast to the front of the theater.
July 18, 1986 | RICK VANDERKNYFF
Spiderman, the Marvel Comics superhero who gained his arachnid powers when he was bitten by an irradiated spider, will drop into Orange County on Saturday for an appearance as grand marshal of the San Clemente Summer Fiesta '86 parade. The parade of floats, bands, equestrian units, clowns and vintage cars will begin at 10 a.m. and wind south on El Camino Real from El Portal to Avenida Victoria.
June 2, 2009 | Associated Press
A French skyscraper climber nicknamed "Spiderman" was arrested today after scaling a 41-story building in downtown Sydney with his bare hands, stopping traffic on the busy street below. About 200 people gathered to watch as Alain Robert, known for scaling some of the world's tallest and best-known buildings without ropes or other equipment, climbed to the top of the Royal Bank of Scotland Tower. Police closed off the street, causing gridlock. The crowd cheered as Robert, 46, reached the top.
February 25, 1999 | Michael A. Hiltzik
A trial has been scheduled for next week in the eight-year battle over the rights to make a live-action film based on the Marvel comic book character Spider-Man. However, a judge already has rejected the strongest claims, which belonged to MGM.
December 13, 2003 | Patrick Day
Spider-Man will be spinning in a different kind of web when the teaser trailer for Sony's "Spider-Man 2" makes its worldwide debut on the Yahoo! (www.ya home page. Starting at 9:01 p.m. Sunday, Spidey-fans in 13 countries, including Japan and Brazil, will get their first glimpse of the comic book superhero (Tobey Maguire) fighting his latest nemesis: Dr. Octopus (Alfred Molina). The movie is scheduled to debut on theater screens on July 2.
September 30, 2008 | Geoff Boucher
Stephen Colbert's presidential bid was never truly serious stuff in the real world, but in the pages of Marvel Comics, the Comedy Central parodist's campaign is alive and well. And next month, in issue No. 573 of "The Amazing Spider-Man," candidate Colbert not only will meet the world-famous web slinger but also will swing from the rooftops of Manhattan with the hero, according to a page of preview art released by Marvel. Colbert campaign signs and logos have been popping up in the background of Marvel Comics stories since the company's editor in chief, Joe Quesada, appeared on "The Colbert Report" in January and announced a plan to weave Colbert's White House bid into the superhero universe.
May 14, 2002 | Robert W. Welkos
"Spider-Man" grossed $71.4 million in its second weekend in release, a record sophomore-weekend performance. The Sony / Columbia Pictures release has now taken in $223 million, reaching the $200-million level in only nine days, also a record. "Unfaithful," which opened Wednesday, debuted in second place with $14.1 million for Friday through Sunday, while "The New Guy" opened in third with $9 million for the weekend.
April 25, 2014 | By Nardine Saad
  Emma Stone has a new 'do to go along with her new film.  "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" star debuted a bob-like haircut and blunt bangs for  the film's world premiere  Thursday night at New York's Ziegfeld Theater, where she was the picture of elegance in a a cream-colored cut-out gown by Prada. The Italian fashion house also supplied her with the shoes and clutch, and she wore Sidney Garber jewelry, according to  Just Jared . The 25-year-old slipped into a shorter Victoria Beckham frock for the premiere's after-party at Skylight at Moynihan Station.
April 19, 2014 | By Colleen Mastony
The nurses on the 20th floor were the first to see them. "Oh my goodness," declared Colleen Forrester, 29, a nurse dressed in green scrubs, who pointed to the windows. Other nurses came to look and laughed. Were the children strong enough to come see? Soon, parents and nurses were leading kids out of their rooms. The children were small and frail-looking. Most were undergoing treatment for cancer and other serious disorders. But on this cold April morning, they had a precious moment of distraction.
April 12, 2014 | By Richard Verrier
Care to supersize that ticket? Regal Entertainment is banking on it. The nation's largest theater chain is selling a "SuperTicket" for Sony's "The Amazing Spider-Man 2," which debuts in U.S. and Canadian theaters May 2. The cost is $20 above the regular movie ticket price and includes a high-definition digital copy of the film before it is released on DVD, as well as a digital copy of "The Amazing Spider-Man" on the streaming service Vudu....
April 11, 2014 | By Susan Denley
Emma Stone wore a stunning marigold yellow gown from Atelier Versace to the London premiere of "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" on Thursday. But her elegant garb didn't prevent her from getting down and snapping a crowd selfie. [People] Thigh-gap controversy alert: A photo on Beyonce's Instagram showing the star golfing in a bathing suit is drawing allegations from commenters that her thighs were digitally altered to look thinner. [Racked] Model Elle MacPherson, launching a new lingerie line called the Body for JC Penney, recommends that women have no fewer than seven sets of lingerie -- and tells the Cut blog that she herself has 50 and that she keeps it all color-coded.
April 9, 2014 | By Oliver Gettell
"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.
March 31, 2014 | By Todd Martens
There's no hiding the intent behind "It's on Again," the new Alicia Keys single boasting guest spots from Kendrick Lamar and Pharrell Williams. In the song's opening moments, Lamar is heard shouting that this song "is for the warrior"; soon after, Keys arrives to coo that she's "a freedom fighter" and an "eye of the tiger for hope. " For  most of its four minutes, "It's on Again" makes it clear that this is a tune designed for a superhero movie. With the start of baseball season this week, don't be surprised to hear this upbeat soulful pop song at more than a few parks over the summer.  PHOTOS: Unexpected musical collborations Recorded for "The Amazing Spider-Man 2," the single also features an assist from soundtrack workhorse Hans Zimmer, who tapped Williams and former Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr to work on the score.
February 8, 2011
After all the hype, money and bodily injury, it turns out "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" is kind of lame. ( Los Angeles Times ) Ladies and gentlemen, here's your Oscars class of 2011. ( Los Angeles Times ) Sunday's Super Bowl was the most-watched TV event in U.S. history. ( Los Angeles Times ) Some dinner guests bring a bottle of wine; according to Josh Brolin, John Travolta brings his magical Scientology healing ability. ( Wall Street Journal ) Prince pulls Kim Kardashian on stage during his Madison Square Garden show, realizes she has no talent, boots her off the stage.
March 19, 2014 | By Steven Zeitchik
There's plenty of Harry Osborn/Green Goblin and not quite as much Electro in this new, and final, trailer for Marc Webb's “Amazing Spider-Man 2.” But the villain count is beside the point. The cast and filmmakers are about to embark on a major continent-hopping trip, and the film opens internationally in just a month, on April 18, so we'll see pretty soon what happens on the big screen to Andrew Garfield's Peter Parker and Emma Stone's Gwen Stacy (or at least hear about it from overseas reviewers)
March 7, 2014 | By David Ng
Theater is a superstitious profession, especially when it comes to failure. On Broadway, the Foxwoods Theatre, which served as home for the troubled musical "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark," will officially be renamed the Lyric for its next tenant -- a revival of the musical "On the Town. "   As one of Broadway's biggest houses, the 1,900-seat Foxwoods has undergone a number of name changes since the venue opened on 42nd Street in New York in 1998. It was first called the Ford Center for the Performing Arts and was later rechristened the Hilton Theatre in 2005.
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