Movie Buzz: Rebooting 'Spider-Man'
THE MOVIE "The Amazing Spider-Man"
THE DEAL Now you know the title of the much-hyped movie, which stars Andrew Garfield ("The Social Network") as the web-slinger previously played by Tobey Maguire in a three-film franchise. The plot of this reboot remains under wraps, but the character may be returning to his roots: The newly revealed title is the same as that of the original Marvel comics series, which was launched in 1963. The film is due for release July 3 of next year.
THE MOVIE "Justin Bieber: Never Say Never"
THE DEAL Can you rerelease a movie that's still in theaters? Paramount Pictures is considering a new cut of Bieber's 3-D concert film, possibly with footage shot as recently as Grammy night, according to New York magazine's website Vulture. The release could arrive as soon as next week. If so, it might present a whole new way of thinking about movies, which generally aren't considered as malleable and mixable as, say, music. Then again, the new footage may just end up on the inevitable DVD. Paramount did not respond to a request for comment.
THE EVENT Black History Month Film Fest
THE DEAL Next week's four-film festival, which kicks off Monday, features "Haiti: One Day, One Destiny," about the aftermath of last year's Haitian earthquake; "Freedom Riders," a documentary about the black college students who rode a bus into the Deep South in 1961; "Night Catches Us," starring Anthony Mackie as a young man caught up in Philadelphia's Black Power movement; and Tyler Perry's "For Colored Girls," an adaptation of Ntozake Shange's 1975 stage play, starring Whoopi Goldberg, Janet Jackson and Thandie Newton.
INFO Monday through Thursday at Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington. Tickets are $10. 800-838-3006; cinemaartscentre.org.