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“The Amazing Spider-Man” producers explain how the new movie takes Peter Parker back to the comics

July 5th, 2012 · No Comments

You already know I’m a big fan of “The Amazing Spider-Man,” so it should come as no surprise that I really enjoyed my recent interview with two of the film’s producers, Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach. Along with touching on the differences between this film and the previous trilogy, they also shared a great story […]

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What to look for in “The Amazing Spider-Man”

July 4th, 2012 · No Comments

While it’s not exactly a list of Easter Eggs in “The Amazing Spider-Man,” this article I wrote up for Movies.com does provide some key moments to look for in Marc Webb’s reboot of the Spider-Man franchise. As I’ve already mentioned, I really, really liked the movie, and I think that anyone who doesn’t have a […]

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Whoever dies with the most toys wins…

July 2nd, 2012 · No Comments

One of the perks of doing what I do and having good relationships with some of the generous people who populate the world of geekery is that every now and then you come home to find a big box of toys waiting for you at your door. This happened to me last week, and along […]

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Arrived home today to find this thwip-tastic delivery of Spider-Man geekery!

June 29th, 2012 · No Comments

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My review of “The Amazing Spider-Man” (a.k.a. Why you should slap anyone who doesn’t like this movie)

June 29th, 2012 · No Comments

So here’s the deal, folks: If anyone tells you that “The Amazing Spider-Man” is anything less than a great film, you should slap them. Seriously, just reach reach back as far as you can, and then let ‘em have it. Make sure to follow through with your swing, too. That last part is important. I’m […]

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Some thoughts (and questions) about the “Amazing Spider-Man” trailer…

May 6th, 2012 · No Comments

I was skeptical about the upcoming reboot of the Spider-Man movie franchise, but the early look I got at some footage back in February really sold me on the film. The latest trailer for “The Amazing Spider-Man” included quite a few segments from that footage, and I put together a list for IFC of key […]

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Toy Fair 2012 (a.k.a. “Sometimes I get paid to look at toys. Yes, it’s a rough life.”)

February 14th, 2012 · No Comments

Toy Fair kicked off this week, but I got an early start on the show Saturday, courtesy of Hasbro’s annual Fan Media Day. I wrote up two reports on the event for Newsarama, with one focusing on the company’s upcoming Marvel toys — which includes toys based on the “The Amazing Spider-Man” and “The Avengers” […]

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