Mary is a bright and happy little girl who lives with her uncle, Frank; he is her guardian and care giver since the death of her mother. Frank's sister made his promise that he'd always do right by her daughter and give her the most normal life possible - despite her loss.
Frank and Mary have a very close relationship and Frank home tutors the little blonde haired girl but as she gets older and her ability to learn more develops, Frank decides it's time for his niece to enrol at the local junior school. Despite Mary's pleas (and discussion to the point of 'Ad nauseum') to her uncle to let her stay home, Frank knows that she must start adjusting to a more normal way of life.
Howard School is a friendly local elementary and for the first time in her life, Mary is part of a classroom and soon her teacher discovers that Mary is an extremely clever girl - a child genius. The head teacher approaches her uncle Frank and tells him that she could potentially get Mary enrolled at a school for gifted children but thinking about his sisters last wishes, Frank decides she's best where she is.
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The Amazing Spider-Man 2 has finally hit US theatres, but how are audiences and critics finding Peter Parker this time around?
Finally, US audiences have been able to experience The Amazing Spider-Man 2 this weekend and from the looks of thing its been worth the wait. While Marc Webb’s sequel isn't perfect, it provides all the fun and excitement you’d expect from a big screen Spidey outing and movie-goers seem to agree.
Spider-man has swung into us theatres this weekend
Although early figures suggest that the Amazing Spider-man 2 probably wont be breaking any box office records this weekend it is expected to come out on top of the chart as Captain America: The Winter Soldier's dominance dies down.
'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' star Jamie Foxx was photographed on the red carpet at the movie's New York premiere where he held his young daughter Annalise in his arms while pulling a few funny poses. Annalise has her faced painted blue in reference to Jamie's character Electro who is one of the villains faced by Spider-Man in the movie.
Could J Jonah Jameson appear in The Amazing Spider-Man 3 or 4? Marc Webb seems to think so
Marc Webb’s reboot of the Spider-Man franchise has brought us a new look at many of our favorite characters from Peter Parker’s universe as well as some welcome surprises. But one famous face who we’ve not yet seen in Webb’s reboot is Daily Bugle publisher J Jonah Jameson, a character which fans should fondly remember from Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man movies. Now director Marc Webb has expressed interest in exploring the character, although it doesn't come without its difficulties.
Andrew Garfield in The Amazing Spider-Man 2
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Good news superhero fans - Spidey is back with a bang
Superhero movies have been striving towards the almost unobtainable goal set by The Dark Knight trilogy when it redefined the genre. But, inner turmoil and moral questions aside, there is room for a playful superhero, and despite The Amazing Spider-Man 2’s failings, it sure offers up a rip-roaring adventure.
Spider-Man Running About
The critics aren’t falling head over heels for Marc Webb’s follow up to 2012’s winter blockbuster, not by any means – in fact, it shares the exact same 73% score on Rotten Tomatoes as its predecessor holds, at the time of writing.
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The cast of 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2: Rise Of Electro' including Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone and Dane DeHaan were snapped together at the Italian premiere in Rome alongside the movie's producer Matt Tolmach and the director Marc Webb.
What have the critics been saying about the latest comic book hero to hit the silver screen
We’ve been keeping you updated on The Amazing Spider-Man 2 from the very first casting news, to on set photos and action-packed trailers. Now it’s time to take a look at he very first reviews for Peter Parker’s latest adventure, and if the film’s Rotten Tomatoes score of 88% (so far) is to be believed, we’ve got another superhero triumph on our hands.
Andrew Garfield swinging into action in The Amazing Spider -Man 2
The follow up to 2012’s Amazing Spider-Man sees Andrew Garfield reprise his role as the web-slinging action hero, charged with a trident of worries: saving the city of New York, getting the girl and pointing his moral compass in the ‘right’ direction. That’s just a superhero’s profession, right?
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Director Marc Webb won't be lending his talent to Spidey 4.
Marc Webb has announced that he won't direct the fourth instalment in his Amazing Spider-Man reboot. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 may have not even been released yet but the American filmmaker wanted his fans to know that after next year's third movie, he'll be taking a step back from the web-slinging superhero.
"I'd like to be involved as a consultant", Webb explained, adding "I've already talked to these guys about it, but in terms of directing it, that will close out my tenure. I've had so much fun doing it, but after the third movie, it'll be the time to find something else," he told The Daily Beast at SXSW.
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Jamie Foxx is set to give another electric performance (sorry) in the upcoming sequel to The Amazing Spiderman, as the superhero's nemesis, Electro, Variety reports.
According to sources, Foxx is deep into discussions to play the role, and tweeted, "Dressed up as Electro for Halloween last night. Costume fits well," which won't have served to dampen any rumours, that's for sure. Much like Spiderman, who of course was bitten by a radioactive spider, Electro harnesses the power of electricity due a close encounter with a lighting bolt. You would have thought the pair might bond over their shared experiences, but no. Talking yesterday to Coming Soon, the aptly named director Marc Webb said, "I think Jamie Foxx is electrifying!" and added, "I think Jamie Foxx is one of the best actors around today. He's such a great character actor and he's a really brilliant guy. I would love to work with him and you'll be hearing more on that shortly, I'm sure." Now he didn't move to confirm the rumours, but if we don't see Foxx terrorising and Spiderman coming to the rescue, we'll be disappointed.
In the interview, Webb also added his admiration for Electro in particular. "I like Electro," he smiled. "I'm fascinated by Norman Osborn and the different inflections of him. And Harry. Mary Jane and Gwen are always interesting to me."
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Peter Parker is a socially unpopular high-school boy who lives with his Uncle Ben and Aunt May after his parents left him when he was very young for reasons unknown. He finds a clue to their disappearance in the form of his father's suitcase and his journey for an explanation takes him to Oscorp, the weapons manufacturer of New York, and the lab of his father's ex-business partner Dr. Curt Connors who offers him that explanation. Along his journey, the alter-egos of Connors (The Lizard) and Parker (Spider-Man) collide in a continuous battle of superpowers and Parker's feelings for his first high-school crush Gwen Stacy, whose father is a Police Captain with officers all over the city looking for Parker, intensify.
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Peter Parker, at first glance, seems like a normal high schooler. However, he is a nerd and gets picked on by other students. He lives with his aunt and uncle, after his parents abandoned him as a young boy. And the weirdest fact of them all - he got bit by a radioactive spider one day whilst exploring a science lab, which gave him super powers.
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As a young boy, Peter Parker's parents, Richard and Mary, sent their son to live with his aunt and uncle, Mary and Ben, 'for a little while'. Years later, Peter is still living with his relatives; his mother and father have not returned. He befriends and falls in love with Gwen Stacey at high school and the two of them start a relationship.
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