The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014) – Mark Webb

  The Web-Head, Spider-Man (Andrew Garfield) is back in his most recent appearance which I take a look at today for the Sci-Fi Chronicles book. Mark Webb returns as director, Emma Stone returns as Gwen, Sally Field is Aunt May, and this time around spidey-senses are tingling when OsCorp seems to be behind all the…

Spider-Man 3 (2007) – Sam Raimi

  My web-slinging adventures continue with my screening of Spider-Man 3 for the Sc-Fi Chronicles, and this is a bit of a mixed bag, as instead of trusting to the director who brought them two very successful pictures, the studio wanted to shoehorn in a fan favorite character, Venom (Topher Grace) instead of letting Spidey…

Spider-Man (2002) – Sam Raimi

  The 101 Action Movies list brings yet another comic book hero to its fold with this fun adaptation of the Marvel comic by director Sam Raimi, perhaps best known until that point for his Evil Dead films (watch for Bruce Campbell’s cameo!). The Marvel Universe is brought to wonderful life in this film, Tobey…

Maximum Overdrive (1986) – Stephen King

So while I’ve been re-reading a lot of Stephen King, I thought it would be fun to revisit his only directing credit, an adaptation of his short story “Trucks” into the funhouse ride that is Maximum Overdrive. This is a movie you either like or hate, and while it is fun, there are tons of plot holes,…

The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)

  There are no surprises in the new Marvel/Sony reboot of our favorite wall-crawler when he returns to the big screen this summer in The Amazing Spider-Man. What Marc Webb (500 Days of Summer), the director does do is craft a solid summer blockbuster that will reinvigorate Sony’s tent pole franchise, and keep this little slice of…