Film Review: The Amazing Spider-Man

(Published in Issue 12 of my publication In Retrospect)


After the huge success of The Avengers earlier this year, this month sees the release of Marvel‘s latest film, The Amazing Spider-Man. Directed by Marc Webb, the film is a reboot of Sam Raimi‘s original Spider-Man trilogy that starred Tobey Maguire in the lead role. Now with Andrew Garfield taking the role as Peter Parker, a.k.a the web-slinging superhero that is Spider-Man, we see a different, more personal side to his story. As Peter finds a clue that might help him understand why his parents disappeared when he was young, his path puts him on a collision course with his father’s former partner Dr Curt Connors (Rhys Ifans), whose current experiments with animal stem cells will change the lives of them both.

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‘Piranha 3DD’ Loses Its UK Theatrical Release

(Written for HeyUGuys)

The $20 million-budgeted horror sequel, Piranha 3DD, has been pulled from its UK theatrical release and will instead go straight to DVD and Blu-ray, reports the British Video Association.

Piranha 3DD, which follows on from its 2010 predecessor, Piranha 3D, re-releases the pre-historic school of blood-thirsty piranhas make their way into a newly opened waterpark. The film was set to be released in UK cinemas late last year, but Entertainment Film Distributors have now withdrew the film from their cinema schedule and will release it straight to DVD and Blu-ray through their EV home entertainment arm.

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