Just Who Is Andrew Garfield, the Chosen One to Play "Spider-Man?" 


Meet Andrew Garfield, the guy who's set to don blue tights in the new "Spider-Man" reboot to be directed by Marc Webb ("500 Days of Summer").

He beat out all the other "Spider-Man" wannabes such as Jamie Bell, Alden Ehrenreich, Frank Dillane, and Josh Hutcherson.

According to his Wiki page, Garfield is an American-British actor who has a pretty extensive resume:

Garfield began working primarily as a stage actor. In 2004, he won a MEN Theatre Award for his performance in Kes at Manchester's Royal Exchange Theatre (where he also played Romeo the year after), and won the outstanding newcomer award at the Evening Standard Theatre Awards 2006.

In October 2007, he was named one of Variety's "10 Actors to Watch".[7] At the Berlinale 2008 (Berlin International Film Festival) he was one of the shooting stars.

In November 2007, he featured in the ensemble drama Lions for Lambs, playing an American university student, as well as the Channel 4 drama Boy A, for which he won the BAFTA for Best Actor in 2008. He appeared in the film The Other Boleyn Girl.[7]

In 2009, he appeared in the Terry Gilliam film The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus[5] and the Red Riding trilogy.

He appears in the forthcoming British sci-fi thriller Never Let Me Go[8] and is filming The Social Network, alongside Brenda Song, Justin Timberlake and Jesse Eisenberg. The film, about the founders of Facebook, is based on Ben Mezrich’s book The Accidental Billionaires: The Founding of Facebook, a Tale of Sex, Money, Genius and Betrayal.

Garfield made a modeling debut and appeared in a Vogue December 2009 issue alongside Lily Cole as Hansel in the photographed retelling of Hansel and Gretel.


The new "Spider-Man" is written by James Vanderbilt and is set to go in production in December. Sony will release the film in 3-D on July 3, 2012.

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Dev Patel Defends "The Last Airbender" 
Dev Patel stars as Prince Zuko in M. Night Shyamalan's "The Last Airbender." Many critics, including me, were not that impressed, but Dev is such a sweetheart! In this interview, we talked about:

*** Why he followed up his iconic "Slumdog Millionaire" role with "The Last Airbender?"
*** Was the journey all worth it?
*** M. Night Shyamalan's decision to cast Indian actors as Fire Nation villains

HAVE FUN! :)



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Watch "The Last Airbender" Movie Review 
Video review below, but if you want to read my written review of "The Last Airbender," click here.



Here's more info on "The Last Airbender" from Yahoo:

Air, Water, Earth, Fire. Four nations tied by destiny when the Fire Nation launches a brutal war against the others. A century has passed with no hope in sight to change the path of this destruction. Caught between combat and courage, Aang discovers he is the lone Avatar with the power to manipulate all four elements. Aang teams with Katara, a Waterbender, and her brother Sokka to restore balance to their war-torn world.

Also Known As:
Airbender
Avatar
Avatar
The Last Airbender

Production Status: In Production/Awaiting Release

Logline: The adventures of the successor to a long line of Avatars who must put aside his irresponsible ways to save the world.
Genres: Kids/Family, Science Fiction/Fantasy and Adaptation
Running Time: 1 hr. 43 min.
Release Date: July 1st 2010 (wide)
MPAA Rating: PG for fantasy action violence.
Distributors: Paramount Pictures
Production Co.: Nickelodeon Movies
Studios: Paramount Pictures
Filming Locations: Greenland
Produced in: United States

Cast and Credits
Starring: Noah Ringer, Nicole Peltz, Jackson Rathbone, Dev Patel, Aasif Mandvi
Directed by: M. Night Shyamalan
Produced by: Kathleen Kennedy, Scott Aversano, Michael DiMartino

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Check Out Official Trailer of "Let Me In" 
I love the original Swedish film, "Let the Right One In," it was one of my favorite films of 2008. Now, the official trailer for the American remake is in, and it's quite intriguing. Don't get me wrong, I hate remakes, but this one comes with a great pedigree:

1) Chloe Moretz, who stole scenes in "Kick-Ass" as Hit-Girl, the female vampire who falls in love with...

2) Kodi Smit-McPhee as Owen. Mc-Phee shone in "The Road" as Viggo Mortensen's son

3) Academy-Award nominee, Richard Jenkins (2007's "The Visitor"), plays the vampire's caretaker

4) This is the type of vampire-romance movie that "Twilight" wants to desperately be -- smart, lyrical, poetic, at least the Swedish version was

5) Writer director Matt Reeves knows style and substance he showed in "Cloverfield"

"Let Me In" opens on October 1st in the U.S., and I'll be the first in line! Bite into this trailer:



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Meryl Streep to Play Iron Lady Margaret Thatcher? 


Meryl Streep may soon add former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher in a long line of memorable characters in her illustrious career. The actress is in talks to reteam with her "Mamma Mia!" director, Phyllida Lloyd, for "Thatcher" according to The Hollywood Reporter.

No, this one will not be a musical but a biopic of the conservative party leader dubbed the "Iron Lady" and "Attila the Hen."

Jim Broadbent is also in talks to play Thatcher's husband, Denis. THR told us that:

The film is set in 1982 and tracks Thatcher as she tries to save her career in the 17 days preceding the 1982 Falklands War. The 2 1/2-month war was a turning point for the prime minister, who, after the victory, saw her approval ratings double and went on to win a second term.


Damien Jones is producing and Brian Fillis wrote the script. This one's from Pathe and Film4.

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