The Amazing Spider-Man

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Andrew Garfield doing the sad Charlie Brown head-down walk in The Amazing Spider-Man

Andrew Garfield doing the sad Charlie Brown head-down walk in The Amazing Spider-Man

Oh boy.

I finally got around to seeing The Amazing Spider-Man. It’s not for a lack of interest in the character; Spider-Man has been among my favorites for as long as I can remember. The unfortunate combination of being really busy and being fearful of what a post-Sam Raimi Spider-Man film series would be like made me put off seeing the latest film until this week.

The new movie rehashed the whole Peter Parker becomes the Spider-Man plot with a few modifications. Peter’s dad was a research scientist for Oscorp who mysteriously was killed, with the assumption that this happened at Norman Osborn’s bequest. Peter goes on to be raised by his aunt and uncle as an awkward teenager, gets bitten by a radioactive spider and becomes a vigilante after his actions indirectly lead to the murder…

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Sky is not the limit

Originally posted on CUP OF JOE:

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-fpG9kY2dMds/UIozgZhA4YI/AAAAAAAAdq4/MZxiMpd210Q/s1600/skyfall+quad.jpgI always enjoyed the James Bond franchise starting with Pierce Brosnan and GoldenEye. The other Bond films came out before I was born. GoldenEye was not only a solid film, but also a great video game. When Die Another Day came along, you could see Brosnan’s gray hair peeking through, which meant it was time for a new Bond. Enter Daniel Craig who I had only seen in Lara Croft: Tomb Raider. He played an American tomb raider. In 2006, Casino Royale hit the big screen. Craig shined as 007 and established himself as the best Bond of the franchise’s 50-year history. Craig is not only a clean-cut, attractive male but also he is a believeable badass. He has a stern face, jacked muscles and an edgy side (Yes, I do have a man crush on him). Both are necessary in a Bond character and I don’t think any have…

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Ian McKellen Discusses His Return To The X-Men Franchise

Originally posted on Confessions of a Nerf Herder:

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Bryan Singer took to Twitter a few days ago to confirm that several big names were returning for X-Men: Days of Future Past – one such name being Sir Ian McKellen. The Huffington Post has since caught up with McKellen to discuss his return to the X-Men franchise. It’s safe to say that McKellen seems rather excited about the whole thing.

Mckellen said, “What a gas?! I mean, Patrick Stewart and I have just been playing “Waiting for Godot” throughout England and in the West End of London. So, we’ve stayed in touch. We can’t believe it. I thought these were Fassbender and McAvoy’s parts, but – no, no – we’re back. We’ll give them a run for their money. I mean, I haven’t read the script, so I don’t know how much we’ve got to do. But, to be back in that world, and for Bryan to be doing it…

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NEWS/VIDEO: DMX Now A DJ??? The Dog Throwsdown With DJ Premier! [KingpinTV*net]

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DMX is well-known for his gritty raps. But apparently, he’s starting another facet to an already accomplished career. He’s at the earliest phases of DJing. And when I mean early, I mean EARLY. When you see the video, its mostly of DMX having fun with DJ Premier and rapper Termanology in there too. But, you be the judge: should DMX look at this as a viable career option? Stranger things have happened in Hip-Hop. This is the VERY FIRST time DMX DJ’s!


 

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THRILLER TURNS 30: Eddie Van Halen takes credit for improving ‘Beat It’

Originally posted on WTVR.com:

By Denise Quan

(CNN) — Eddie Van Halen sits on a sofa in his home studio, smoking an electronic cigarette and reminiscing about the 30th anniversary of Michael Jackson’s masterpiece album, “Thriller.”

“It seems like yesterday, doesn’t it,” he says softly. “It would have been fun to work with him again.”

Van Halen was a surprise guest on “Beat It,” the album’s third single. His blazing guitar solo lasted all of 20 seconds and took half an hour to record. He did it for free, as a favor to producer Quincy Jones, while the rest of his Van Halen bandmates were out of town.

“I said to myself, ‘Who is going to know that I played on this kid’s record, right? Nobody’s going to find out.’ Wrong!” he laughs. “Big-time wrong. It ended up being Record of the Year.”

The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer recently revealed to CNN…

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