Friday, May 25, 2007

Spider-Man: The Technical Web we Weave

The FXGuide updated their site with a new Spider-Man article about the people who helped the VFX effects on "Spider-Man 3." Go check it out by clicking on this blog entry's title or at the link below.

Click here.


Special thanks to Comics2Film for the heads-up, and FXGuide for the article.

Saturday, May 12, 2007

Michael Moore, Assistant Director on the set of Spider-Man 3

Watch a video of Michael Moore, Assistant Director as he takes you on the set of Spider-Man 3.



Special thanks to the official Spider-Man 3 movie blog for the video.

Tuesday, May 8, 2007

Be in a Marvel Movie Sweepstakes

I was looking around the Marvel website when I found this sweepstakes webpage to be in a upcoming Marvel movie. All you need to do is fill out the information the form entry and press "submit!" So anyways here's the link to the sweepstakes page. Enter now and you might be in a Marvel movie.

www.marvel.com/be_in_a_marvel_movie

SPIDER-MAN 3: VILLAINS TALK ABOUT FILM'S ENDING




LOS ANGELES -- One redeemed himself. One was killed. And another was gone with the wind.

But all of the actors who played villains in Spider-Man 3 said they were satisfied with how their characters' stories played out.

* James Franco's Harry Osborn died as the New Goblin, helping Tobey Maguire's Spider-Man fight Venom and Sandman in the movie's battle royale finale. Finally realizing that Peter Parker was not responsible for his father's death, Harry rejoins his best friend in battle.

"I feel like it was a great way to go," Franco said. "Harry's arc in these film is not complete until the third film and his major conflict is between his loyalty to his father¹s memory and avenging his father, and the loyalty he feels to Peter. Harry¹s struggling with that through all the films, and he struggles with it the most in this film.

"And once that's resolved, I don't know what the character can do besides fight alongside Spider-Man. That seems a little strange, so I'm happy that the character goes on on a strong point."

Of course, dying doesn't necessarily mean the final appearance for a character in the Spider-Man franchise.

"People probably asked Willem (Dafoe, who played Norman Osborn/Green Goblin) how he felt about not being in Spider-Man 2, and he was in Spider-Man 2," Franco said, smiling.

Franco said he isn't sure what the future of the franchise will hold in terms of a fourth movie.

"I think they¹ve ordered a script for it, but that doesn't mean that Sam or Tobey are going to do it. I¹m sure they'd like to if it's right."

Franco said he would like to see Raimi continue as director.

"I know that he loves these movies more than anything, and he identifies with Peter Parker. It's been such a perfect fit for him. I can see it being very hard for him to let it go.

"But if they were to make another one, I think they should use the same group -- Sam and Tobey and Kirsten (Dunst) and whomever -- or if they change one, they should change everything."

* Topher Grace's Eddie Brock was killed trying to re-attach himself with the symbiote.

"I think I felt pretty strongly it should be that way, and we had a lot of conversations about that," Grace said. "I think, of all the Spider-Man villains, he needs to be punished.

"The movie's about choices and he made bad choices, so I thought it was very important to the film, especially since Sandman was on a different journey. It highlights how different those journeys were."

Grace didn't rule himself out of future Spider-Man movies but blanched at the idea of a solo Venom movie. "Those haven't worked really very well, have they? No, probably not," he said. "I'm not looking for my Elektra, you know what I mean?"

* Thomas Haden Church's Flint Marko/Sandman ended the film, asking for -- and getting -- forgiveness from Peter Parker and the murder of his Uncle Ben. He then dissolved into the air, with a mass of sand blowing away in the wind.

"We shot the ending four different ways," Church said. "The way it turned out, this kind of mysterious departure from the movie, just disintegrating and blowing away in the wind, that is the very last effects shot that was completed because we just came up with it at the very end."

Church didn't elaborate on what the alternate endings were.

"The others were just different, and honestly, not as good," he said. "The best of the best is in the movie. Somebody asked me if we were going to see it in a 3.1, and you're not, because they're not as good. I think the scenes that Sam puts into the DVD release were scenes that were a real challenge for him to to have to leave behind

"My resolution of my story with Tobey at the end of the movie, we put in what was the best. Not something that was as good or barely better. It was absolutely better."

Monday, May 7, 2007

Spider-Man 3: On Location in NY

Watch a video of the Cast and Filmmakers talking about the relationship between Spider-Man and his home town, New York City.



Special thanks to the official Spider-Man 3 movie blog for the video.

Saturday, May 5, 2007

Spider-Man 3 Trailers

Here's all the Spider-Man 3 trailers if you like to view them. Select a video to view that trailer, and also these trailers are in order from first to last.

Tobey Maguire on The Daily Show

Here's a video from "The Daily Show With Jon Stewart."



Special thanks to ComedyCentral.com for the video.

Friday, May 4, 2007

UPDATE: My "Spider-Man 3" Review

First of all the movie was great. It is definitely the best out of the trilogy. I was first in line to see the movie with my parents and sister, though we already had tickets but we had to wait until the other people in there left (and man, there was a lot of people there that left and came to see the movie when I was there). Though since it was opening day I was trying to pay attention to the movie as much as I can cause there were kids there crying, talking, and almost made me mad. But though I pay attention a lot in the movie, I just ignore the kids that were there. Though the parents were ask to leave with the kids because of that and it was so quiet for the rest of the movie. Now I am going go through what I like about each actor/actress that was in this movie. WARNING, this review contains some spoilers. You may continue reading if you like.

Now Tobey Maguire, like in the first two films, did great in this one. I couldn't get a better Peter Parker/Spider-Man myself, Tobey fit perfectly like he did before. So if Tobey is reading this right now (which I doubt) please, please do another Spider-Man sequel. I would like to see more, and more but wouldn't be the same without the original cast (except for James since y'know what happened to his character at the end of Spider-Man 3 if you seen it) if they are replace for another Spidey film.

Kirsten Dunst did OK, but wasn't the best. I never was a big fan of her and probably never will be, but she does a good Mary Jane Watson. I wouldn't mind if she starred in another Spidey film, I just hope when they think of doing a 4th one to cast her and Tobey back on to the series. And especially with Sam as the director.

James Franco, wow. James' character Harry Osborn was my favorite character from the first to the last. He did so great as Harry/Goblin in this one. The ending was sad, it's what I predicted too. But the Spidey and Harry team-up was such a great scene I couldn't stop watching it. R.I.P. Harry Osborn and good-bye James Franco, we'll miss you.

Rosemary Harris back again as Peter's aunt. Well I never get tired of seeing people back for another sequel. Though in this one she doesn't have much scenes, though she did great. Nothing much to say, but hope you'll be back for another Spidey film.

J.K. Simmons, as he couldn't get any funnier on each film as J. Jonah Jameson. And where was John Jameson in this film? I am surprised he isn't back, or at least make a cameo. But enough about him. J.K. did great as well, and for a minute I thought he would suck (sarcastic). Though he wasn't on it much either. Well hope ya make it to 4 too Mr. Simmons, wherever you are.

Thomas Haden Church was the greatest Sandman EVER. Though as many said who had seen this film, yes he is Uncle Ben's actual killer. But later you'll see what really happened between him, Ben, and the carjacker. And yes, Sandman does team-up with Venom, and that was such a brutal fight too.

Topher Grace was a good Eddie Brock/Venom. He fit the character perfectly, and makes a good evil twin to Parker too though they aren't really related in this film. Actually they were rivals at the Bugle, though I did felt sorry for Brock. Well because he lost everything because of Evil Parker (which he was consumed by the symbiote at that time), and the fact he died a long with the symbiote. R.I.P. Eddie Brock, you'll be remembered (kind of).

Bryce Dallas Howard was pretty good as Gwen, though I wanted more scenes of her since I never knew what happened to her after Parker (Evil Parker) had gone crazy at the diner that Mary Jane works at. Though I hope she returns for a 4th.

James Cromwell, as you may know him from "I, Robot" and 2005's "The Longest Yard," plays as Gwen's father Captain Stacey in "Spider-Man 3." He was good too, but like the other "kind-of-main-characters" didn't star much and didn't get killed like what other Spidey fans predicted. So I'll be expecting him if there will be a 4th Spider-Man movie (and yes I probably will mention about Spider-Man 4 a lot since I really think there should be another one).

Bruce Campbell as a France guy? Ha, ha, that whole scene with him was so funny, and longer then his other cameos (kind of cameos) in the last two movies. Well done Bruce, well done.

And last but not least STAN LEE. His little cameo was very good, and he actually talks to Peter/Tobey in this film. His lines were great, he was great, EXCELSIOR!


'Nuff said.


Rating: 10 out of 10
UPDATE 6/16/2012: Of course, this was my first impression of the movie. As of now, my opinion on this movie is way different than I made it out to be in this review. Although I still like watching this movie, while I don't like everything else they screwed up in it. Maybe one day I will go through the Spider-Man movies, and review them all to finally give out my definite point of view on them. Again, this review does not match up to what I think about this movie to this day. Thanks for reading.

Spider-Man 3 armored car crash

Watch a video about the armored car crash in Spider-Man 3.



Special thanks to the official Spider-Man 3 movie blog for the video.

P.S. Go see "Spider-Man 3" today, and make sure to check out the showtimes here so you can find out what time you want to see it at your local movie theater. Well I have to go, I'm going to go see it right now. Cya!

Thursday, May 3, 2007

Spydercam

Watch a video showcasing the “Spydercam”, the camera system used to capture the high flying shots from Spider-Man 3.



Special thanks to the official Spider-Man 3 movie blog for the video.

Wednesday, May 2, 2007

Tobey & Topher on Moviefone's Unscripted

Tobey Maguire (Peter Parker/Spider-Man) and Topher Grace (Eddie Brock/Venom) interview each other on Moviefone's Unscripted for their new movie, "Spider-Man 3."

Here's the link to the interview, click here.

That is all and make sure to see "Spider-Man 3" this Friday.

John Frazier, Spider-Man 3 SFX Supervisor

Watch a video with John Frazier, SFX Supervisor for Spider-Man 3, as he discusses one of the special effects in the movie.



Special thanks to the official Spider-Man 3 movie blog for the video.

Tuesday, May 1, 2007

Face of the Fan: Ed and Tracey on the Red Carpet

Face of the Fan winners Ed and Tracey found themselves on the Red Carpet at the Premiere in Queens with the opportunity to interview Sam Raimi and the stars of Spider-Man 3.








Special thanks to the official Spider-Man 3 movie blog for the video.

Topher Grace geeks out and gets nasty for 'Spider-Man 3'

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"I am a total comic book geek," says Topher Grace. Grace plays probably one of the most popular villains in Spider-Man, Venom. So for an admitted comic book geek it was quite a thrill for Grace to take on the role. "I’m the geekiest guy to ever be in a film like this that’s for sure. We were at Comi-Con, they showed the preview where I turn into Venom at the end. I was jumping around backstage and someone came up to me and was like you have to cool it. If you’re starring in these films you can’t be this crazy excited. This is why you buy the bus ticket to Hollywood...(Comi-Con) that was great. It was the closest I’ll ever be to a rock star." At first Grace didn’t realize he had a chance to play one of the villains in Spider-Man because Thomas Haden Church had been cast as Sandman. "Thomas was cast earlier than me and I remember feeling jealous when he was cast. I didn’t know there was more than one bad guy. I thought man I would love to do that."

The character of Venom was pretty much irresistible for Grace to take on. "I’m a huge fan of the first two films. I thought the second one was better than the first, which is so rare. They have this well-oiled machine and they know exactly what they’re doing, both Sam (Raimi) and the cast. On another level I was a really big fan as a kid of the comic book. Literally when the character of Venom was being born I was getting really into comic books and getting into Todd McFarland who was this new illustrator and was blowing my mind. He was doing Amazing Spider-Man and then he did his own Spider-Man comic book. I felt like I had the inside track and no one else should play it (Venom). When Sam told me I had to bite my tongue and say well tell me about the character because I hadn’t negotiated for money yet."

Did Grace bring his knowledge of comic books to the role? "Well I think at first I brought a fear in the beginning that I shared with Sam, which was I don’t think I’m the right guy that can play this role. In the original comic book he’s like 40 and really muscle bound and even though I had to work out for six months I could never get to where he was in the comic book. What Sam described to me was taking the best of both worlds approach and kind of makes him an evil twin brother of Peter Parker. What’s great bout Eddie is even though he is really slick and has a great exterior he hides a very hollow interior. Peter is just the opposite. His core is very strong."

The filming process for Grace was on and off, but he had to work out consistently. "I had to keep working out through the film, which is probably not a surprise to anyone, but it was a first for me. You know you have to eat right too, which is really the bummer of working out. The working out isn’t as hard as the eating and I’d eat aggressively because I lose weight very easily. I had to stay blonde for a year, which was not my cup of tea. It was a yearlong constant thing. The best was when we went to New York and I have an apartment in New York and I had missed living there. I could role out of bed, get a cup of coffee somewhere and go to this blockbuster film set and then go out to dinner after"

Since Grace is such a "geek" did he take any souvenirs from the set? "Ya know I forgot to. It was a yearlong process making the film so you never know when it’s ending exactly. I want to try to get a newspaper clipping of the retraction and maybe a bust of Venom."

For Grace the role is quite a departure from other characters he’s played. Best known for his role as Eric in 'That 70’s Show' and starring opposite Dennis Quaid in the film 'In Good Company', Grace is known for playing the everyman, which is a drastic change from playing one of comic books most loved bad guys. "I’m such a bad actor to talk about this because I know for my career I should say I had to go to such a dark place, but I think it’s all on the same plain, happiness, sadness, being mean and being nice are all really close to each other. The goal in my career is to do movies that are both. I hate when people ask are your favorite movies comedies or dramas. My favorite movies are both just like life. One day your not crying all day or laughing all day so I like to find characters who have that balance too."

You can check out Topher Grace’s incredible transformation into Venom when 'Spider-Man 3' opens nationwide May 4th.

2 New Videos

James Acheson discusses Harry Osborn's costume


Bryce Dallas Howard as Gwen Stacy




Special thanks to the official Spider-Man 3 movie blog for the videos.