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'Amazing Spider-Man' Cast: Their Best Movies

'Amazing Spider-Man' Cast: Their Best Movies
One of the greatest strengths of Marc Webb's maybe-too-soon reboot is an opportunity to recast the roles from Sam Raimi's trilogy with a truly impressive ensemble. Like many of the best superhero movies today, "The Amazing Spider-Man" attracted some major talents, so in honor of that film's release, we're taking a look back at each cast member's best movie.

Andrew Garfield - "Red Riding: In the Year of Our Lord 1980"

Though he primarily appears in the first film of the trilogy, Garfield kicks off the "Red Riding" series with a lead role in the strongest entry. In "1980," the actor dons his almost forgotten English accent as Eddie Dunford, crack journo from the north country, who is just about the only man daring enough to investigate the case of disappearing children. The entire series is worth watching, but Garfield really stands out here.

Emma Stone - "Superbad"

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Watch: Trailer For Conspiracy Thriller 'Shadow Dancer' Starring Clive Owen & Andrea Riseborough

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The conflict between family, belief and self-preservation collide in "Shadow Dancer" the latest from the chameleonic director James Marsh ("Red Riding: In The Year Of Our Lord 1980," "Man On Wire," "Project Nim") and it looks like a firecracker.

Starring Clive Owen, Andrea Riseborough and Gillian Anderson, and based on the novel by Tom Bradby, the story follows a single mother who is part of family of hardcore Ira members. When she is caught taking part in an failed bombing attempt, the MI5 offers her two choices: becoming an informant and spy on her own family, or get sent away to prison for twenty-five years. She agrees to the gig, but when suspicion is aroused, she finds her life in danger. It's a pretty great little setup, and word from the Sundance Film Festival, where it premiered in January, was good -- we called it a "crackling conspiracy thriller."

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Sundance Capsules: Shadow Dancer & Room 237

James Marsh is a heralded documentary filmmaker with Wisconsin Death Trip, Man on Wire, and Project Nim to his credit. He’s also an apt dramatist with the underrated The King and Red Riding: In the Year of Our Lord 1980, the best film of that trilogy. His new Belfast-set Ira thriller Shadow Dancer is effective, especially since Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy just proved that slow-burning story mechanics are better than chases, explosions, and shouted exposition. Andrea Riseborough stars as Collette McVeigh, a single mother and active member of the Ira who turns informant for MI5 after an aborted bombing attempt in the London subway system. She falls into the noble hands of Clive Owen‘s mid-level agent, who lays out her ultimatum. Despite bouts of unoriginal dialogue and overt symbolism (Riseborough wears a red trench in almost every scene after she turns mole), traces of familiarity end...
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Take Three: Paddy Considine

Craig here with the last in the current series of Take Three. Today: Paddy Considine

Take One: Dead-end England, twice

"Phil" in My Summer...Colin Firth, Daniel Craig, Colin Farrell, Clive Owen. And so on. When I think of an actor who encapsulates exactly what is crucial, surprising and truly versatile about British male acting right now, none of the above quite pass muster, for me. Paddy Considine, on the other hand, hits the mark. His two roles for director Pawel Pawlikowski – kindly arcade manager Alfie in Last Resort (2001) and Jesus freak Phil in My Summer of Love (2004) – couldn’t be any different from one another, yet both cover all the above attributes. Watch the two films back to back and tell me Considine shouldn’t be up for every great role an actor of his range and calibre could be suggested for right now. Then ask me why he
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Box Office: "Red" Trilogy Rides To Top; Oscar Nominees Expand To Mixed Results (Updated)

The one-week only roadshow presentation of the "Red Riding" trilogy at New York's IFC Center led all specialty films this weekend, according to estimates provided by Rentrak earlier this afternoon. Adapted for the screen by Tony Grisoni from David Peace's series of novels, the trilogy consists of three separate films directed by Julian Jarrold ("Red Riding: 1974"), James Marsh ("Red Riding: 1980") and Anand Tucker ("Red Riding: 1983"). The 305 minute ...
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James Marsh's High Wire Act

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Leaping from fiction to nonfiction and back again may be an astonishing directorial feat, but those who have followed British filmmaker James Marsh ("Wisconsin Death Trip," "The King") before he won his best documentary Oscar for "Man on Wire" last year know he's long led such a high-wire career.

For "The Red Riding Trilogy," screenwriter Tony Grisoni's thrilling three-film adaptation of David Peace's crime novels, Marsh directs the middle feature ("In the Year of Our Lord 1980," colloquially called "Red Riding: 1980"), as flanked by Julian Jarrold's "1974" and Anand Tucker's "1983." All set in provincial Northern England against a backdrop of serial killings, the films follow a thorny throughline of high-level corruption and the impunity that grossly keeps the wicked in power.

Marsh's mercilessly grim segment stars Paddy Considine as an unpopular by-the-book detective who, while investigating the real-life Yorkshire Ripper case, stumbles upon a cover-up conspiracy that
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Check Out 'Frozen,' 'Terribly Happy' And The 'Red Riding' Trilogy In This Week's unLimited

Check Out 'Frozen,' 'Terribly Happy' And The 'Red Riding' Trilogy In This Week's unLimited
This is apparently a very popular week for independent distributors to release new titles. I count at least nine films opening in limited release either Wednesday or Friday (though one-third of those are parts of a lumped-together trilogy). And in a way it seems an unfortunate time because a lot of moviegoers will likely spend their time this weekend catching up on movies that just received Oscar nominations instead of seeing anything new.

Of course, two of the new limited releases are up for Academy Awards. The Israeli drama "Ajami," which opens in NYC Wednesday, is nominated for Best Foreign Language Film and "The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers," which is already playing in NYC and will be expanding to other cities on February 12th, is nominated for Best Documentary Feature.

Because I only spotlight three films a week (and I'm actually sort of
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Watch This: Individual 'Red Riding' Trilogy Trailers

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One of my favorite moviegoing experiences of last year was spending an entire day with the Red Riding trilogy. Three British films, each from a different director, each shot in a different film or video format, each set in a different year and each terrific as a stand-alone work -- though the last installment does function as a conclusive wrap-up, as well. Red Riding: 1974, Red Riding: 1980 and Red Riding: 1983 present the intertwining stories of multiple characters involved in ongoing cases of murder, child abduction and police corruption in West Yorkshire, England. All were adapted from a series of novels from David Peace (The Damned United) by occasional Terry Gilliam collaborator Tony Grisoni (Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas).

IFC will release the trilogy, originally presented as a TV miniseries in the UK, in marathon form for one week only beginning February 5th at NYC's IFC Center --
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James Marsh to Record 'Vatican Tapes'

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I include myself among those who was impressed by his dark, direct blow to the role of religion and the church in The King (a show of hands for those who feel the same). Now Marsh is going after the top dogs of the Catholic Church with The Vatican Tapes. - I include myself among those who was impressed by his dark, direct blow to the role of religion and the church in The King (a show of hands for those who feel the same). Now Marsh is going after the top dogs of the Catholic Church with The Vatican Tapes. Reading some of the Telluride coverage, I was under the impression that James Marsh' re-introduction to fiction (Red Riding: 1980) form didn't go as well as the tons of accolades he received for perhaps the most well-liked doc film in the past decade
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#1 "Acolytes" director Jon Hewitt prepping “X”

Jon Hewitt is preparing to shoot a follow up his teen serial killer film. X will take a trip into the underbelly of Australia’s sex trade. Shooting is slated to start in early 2010.

#2 "Deadgirl" writer to step behind the camera for "Chop"

Deadgirl caught a lot of heat for its controversial subject matter and now writer Trent Haaga is preparing to step behind the camera for Chop. The new project is being toted as a "revenge thriller with a comedic edge in the tradition of "Fargo" and "Oldboy"." The time may be ripe to finally catch up with Deadgil.

#3 "Submarine" adds great cast

Richard Ayoade's adaptation of Joe Dunthorne's coming of age story Submarine had previously cast Craig Roberts and Yasmin Paige but it's the addition of the great Paddy Considine and Sally Hawkins that has us excited. If the comparisons
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James Marsh To Direct The Vatican Tapes

James Marsh, the Oscar winning director of Man On Wire, is set to tackle the supernatural in his next film, a thriller entitled The Vatican Tapes. The story surrounds a series of events that follow after the release of a leaked tape from the Vatican, showing an exorcism going horribly wrong.

Marsh, who proved his abilities as a narrative storyteller with his heist styled Man On Wire doc, has decided to make the leap into feature films. The Vatican Tapes follows on the heels of Marsh's newest feature, Red Riding: 1980, the second installment in the highly praised British crime trilogy. It was only recently that Marsh first tasted the fictional feature world with a small indie pic called The King starring Gael García Bernal.

Christopher Borrelli, writer of the straight-to-dvd film The Marine 2 has signed on to pen the script.

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Man On Wire Director James Marsh Presses Play on The Vatican Tapes

After wrapping up on “Red Riding: 1980″, James Marsh, the Oscar-winning director of “Man on Wire”, will move straight to the supernatural thriller “The Vatican Tapes”. According to THR, the film centers on a series of events that unfold after a tape gets leaked from the Vatican displaying an exorcism that goes wrong. It sounds like a solid premise and even though I haven’t seen his 2005 film, “The King” starring Gael Garcia Bernal, I’m excited to find out how Marsh will handle non-documentary films.

But back to “The Vatican Tapes”, I have a question: has there ever been an exorcism gone right? Like the priests finish exorcising the demon, the little girl smiles, the priests high-five, and then everyone goes out for ice cream? Wouldn’t the Catholic Church film a successful exorcism, post it on YouTube, and then say, “Let’s see your Protestantism do that, fuckers!
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Man on Wire Director Hired for Exorcism Thriller The Vatican Tapes

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You want more "found footage" horror? You got it! Lionsgate and Lakeshore Entertainment are prepping development of a new thriller called The Vatican Tapes, about an exorcism gone awry. The story, which was conceived by Chris Morgan (Wanted, Fast & Furious) and written by Chris Borrelli (The Marine 2), involves a tape that gets leaked from The Vatican with footage of this frightening exorcism. While it's unclear if the entire movie will actually be the footage itself, this week they've announced that they've hired Oscar-winning documentary filmmaker James Marsh to direct it. Marsh is best known for the fantastic 2008 doc Man on Wire, about Philippe Petit's tightrope walk between the World Trade Center towers, but most recently he directed Red Riding: 1980, a fictionalized crime thriller about the Yorkshire Ripper murders in England. I have to admit, I really like the sound of this, but great documentary directors don't always make
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Man on Wire Director James Marsh to Tackle The Vatican Tapes

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Man on Wire Director James Marsh to Tackle The Vatican Tapes
Before his 2008 doc Man on Wire, James Marsh also directed a little-seen feature starring Gael Garcia Bernal, The King. He's also been busy recently with Red Riding: 1980, the second film in the much-lauded British crime trilogy. Now he's taking another stab at feature films with the supernatural thriller, The Vatican Tapes. The film concerns the events that occur after a tape featuring an exorcism gone horribly wrong gets leaked from the Vatican. The script comes courtesy of Christopher Borrelli (The Marine 2). I haven't yet seen The King, or Red Riding:1980, but it was evident from Man on Wire that Marsh was a helluva storyteller. I only wish that his next project was a heist film of some sort. The heist-esque narrative of  Man on Wire was one of the most remarkable aspects of the film to me, and it would have been great to see him finally get
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Remake of 'Red Riding' Trilogy Added To Ridley Scott's To-Do List

The recent UK miniseries "Red Riding" condensed four lengthy crime novels into three feature-length episodes. Now Columbia Pictures wants to squish everything into a single movie, and the studio is looking to Oscar-winning screenwriter Steven Zaillian ("Schindler's List") to handle that task, according to Variety.

Columbia is also said to be negotiating with Ridley Scott to direct the adaptation, but it's hard to imagine the "Blade Runner" director having room in his pipeline to commit to anymore films. After he finishes his "Robin Hood" movie, Scott is attached to helm the board game-adaptation "Monopoly," the prequel to "Alien" an adaptation of "Brave New World" and his sci-fi pet project "The Forever War."

And he's been offered about 43,968,034,960,394 other gigs in the past year. So, even if Columbia wanted him to merely produce "Red Riding," he would seem to be too busy. This is likely just one of those cases in
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Ridley Scott in Talks to Direct Adaptation of Red Riding

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Variety writes that Ridley Scott is in talks with Columbia to direct a feature-length adaptation of the British mini-series Red Riding. Columbia recently acquired the rights, and the studio is courting Scott and screenwriter Steven Zaillian as potential collaborators on the project. The two worked together previously on American Gangster and Hannibal.

The miniseries was based on a series of novels by David Peace and aired in March 2009 as three feature-length episodes, which took place in 1974, 1980, and 1983. The first story centers around a reporter (played by Andrew Garfield) who investigates the abductions of several Yorkshire-area girls. His efforts are hampered by corrupt local police, who have been paid off by a greedy businessman (played by Sean Bean) trying to build a mall in the area.

Scott and Zaillian, should they agree to take on the project, would move the action to the Us and condense all three episodes into one feature-length movie.
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Columbia Goes Red Riding

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Columbia Goes Red Riding
In a story from Variety, Columbia Pictures has bought the rights to remake the U.K. miniseries Red Riding. They are also talking with Steve Zaillian to write the script and Ridley Scott to direct it.

The project is based on four David Peace novels. It is going to be distributed in the U.S. this fall by IFC. Columbia bought the rights to the mini and the novel series.

Red Riding looks at power and police corruption. It is "framed around the investigation of the disappearance of several young girls."

In the film, the setting is going to be the U.S. The miniseries is five plus hours long.
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The Red Riding Trilogy

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Red Riding is a trilogy of movies based on a quartet of novels by David Peace. The books (and films) are fictionalized accounts of the investigation into the Yorkshire Ripper, a brutal serial killer that stalked the Yorkshire area of England in the 1970’s and 1980’s.

The three films - titled Nineteen Seventy-Four, Nineteen Eighty and Nineteen Eighty-Three were adapted for the screen by Tony Grisoni (Tideland and Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas).

Screen Rant was present at the launch of the films in London and interviewed Tony Grisoni along with various other UK bloggers.

Each film in the Red Riding trilogy has a different director, with the first installment helmed by Julian Jarrold (director of the Anne Hathaway starrer Becoming Jane); James Marsh (the Oscar winning Man On Wire) called the shots on the second and the third film was directed by Anand Tucker (Steve Martin’s Shopgirl
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