Emma Stone broke into films using her wit and comedic timing in films like Superbad, Zombieland and Easy A. As she’s matured (and she’ll only turn 30 this year), Stone has shown she also has dramatic chops (The Help), the ability to do deep character work (Battle of the Sexes), amazing versatility (Maniac) and a talent for song and dance that won her an Oscar for La La Land. Stone doesn’t work as much as other actresses of her generation, but following her Oscar success she is now the highest-paid actress in Hollywood and whatever projects lie in her future she has an almost unmatched power for someone her age in picking and choosing the films that will fill out her career’s filmography.Continue reading Emma Stone’s 10 Best Movies
In the contest for “Best Spider-Man Movie”, KT readers have dubbed the newest the best. Spider-Man: Homecoming is the sixth Spider-Man movie since Tobey Maguire first started slinging webs in 2002. He and Sam Raimi made three films before the franchise was rebooted with Andrew Garfield and Marc Webb in 2012. Then, following the disastrous The Amazing Spider-Man 2 in 2014, Sony decided to lease Spider-Man back to Marvel so Spider-Man could make his debut in the Marvel Cinematic Universe in a small role in 2015’s Captain America: Civil War. Holland rolled that perfect performance as the wall crawler into a spectacular feature debut that is closing in on $700 million globally. It was only ever a contest between Homecoming and Spider-Man 2 (which, to my mind, are the only good Spider-Man films). Homecoming was dominating the poll for most of the month, but held off a late charge from Raimi’s best film to win 46% to 38%. Spider-Man and even The Amazing Spider-Man got some votes, but not a single bit of love for Spider-Man 3 or The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (so good going, guys, I don’t have to lecture you lol). Look for a new poll soon, thank you so much for voting, and start thinking about September when we have our 5th Annual Best Show on TV Poll! Will The Flash defend, or will we have a fifth different show in five years?
Spider-Man: Homecoming is the sixth Spider-Man movie since Tobey Maguire first started slinging webs in 2002. He and Sam Raimi made three films before the franchise was rebooted with Andrew Garfield and Marc Webb in 2012. Then, following the disastrous The Amazing Spider-Man 2 in 2014 (seriously if you vote for that I wish I could find a way to deliver an electric shock to your brain), Sony decided to lease Spider-Man back to Marvel so Spider-Man could make his debut in the Marvel Cinematic Universe in a small role in 2015’s Captain America: Civil War. Sony and Marvel’s lease agreement on Spider-Man runs through the sequel to Homecoming (scheduled for May 2020). Which has been your favorite film featuring the Wall Crawler so far? Cast your vote, and at the end of July we’ll anoint the best Spider-Man film of them all!
Chris Evans is so busy with his work in the MCU as Captain America that we’ve probably seen less of him than any of the other key players in other projects since he first picked up the shield. Following the events of Captain America: Civil War, we’re not guaranteed of seeing Cap again until Avengers: Infinity War next May, so he finally has some time to do some side projects. Evans, actually, was recently talking about retiring from acting and walking away from it, but seems to have been re-energized of late.
In Gifted, Evans plays a man trying to raise his extraordinarily gifted niece in the way his late sister would have wanted, battling his parents, his past, and those who see her merely as a prodigy and not a little girl. The film also stars McKenna Grace, Jenny Slate, and Academy Award winner Octavia Spencer. It’s directed by Marc Webb, who is trying to make a career recovery after the disaster that was The Amazing Spider-Man 2, but he did also direct 500 Days of Summer, so here’s hoping he gets back on his game. The first trailer looks promising. Gifted opens in theaters April 7, 2017.
I was not a fan of Marc Webb’s reboot of The Amazing Spider-Man when it released three years ago. To me, we were just going over a lot of old ground, the Lizard wasn’t a very compelling villain, but I thought the cast was much better. I gave it another chance recently and found myself really, really liking it. Maybe it’s because I’d put the Raimi trilogy behind me and just looked at it as the first Spider-Man movie I’d seen. Continue reading My Favorite Scene: The Amazing Spider-Man (2011) – “Bridge Rescue”