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2007-03-02 12:09
by Jon Weisman

My brother's role as supervising producer on the new Spider-Man animated series was announced Thursday. Here's Michael Schneider's Variety story.

With "Spider-Man 3" hitting theaters this summer, Kids' WB hopes to capitalize on the anticipated blockbuster by picking up Sony's new animated "Spider-Man" skein.

"The Amazing Spider-Man," from Sony Pictures TV's Culver Entertainment shingle, will launch sometime in early 2008 on the CW's Saturday morning Kids' WB block.

The toon will focus on the start of the Spider-Man mythology, beginning with Peter Parker coping with his newfound powers as he enters his junior year of high school. Greg Weisman ("The Batman") will serve as supervising producer, while Victor Cook ("Hellboy: Blood and Iron") is producer/supervising director.

"We'll have plenty of resonant material for the Spider-Man fan, while engaging the Spider-Man novice with the same thrills we experienced when we were first exposed to the character," Weisman said.

2007-03-02 22:40:09
1.   mintxcore
that's awesome! congrats and i'll have to give it a watch when it comes out.
2007-03-04 19:24:39
2.   bhsportsguy
We all love lists and I am not sure if you have talked about this already but the AFI is updating its 100 best film list this summer, so they updated their ballot of 400 films with 43 that have been released since the last time they did it.

Spider-Man 2 is one of those films, so I felt it was appropriate to comment here.

1. As Good as it Gets
2. Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery
3. The Aviator
4. A Beautiful Mind
5. Being John Malkovich
6. Boogie Nights
7. Brokeback Mountain
8. Chicago
9. Crash
10. Erin Brockovich
11. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
12. Fight Club
13. Finding Nemo
14. Gladiator
15. Good Night, and Good Luck
16. Good Will Hunting
17. Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban
18. Hotel Rwanda
19. The Hours
20. The Insider
21. L.A. Confidential
22. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
23. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
24. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
25. Lost in Translation
26. The Matrix
27. Memento
28. Million Dollar Baby
29. Moulin Rouge!
30. Mystic River
31. Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl
32. Ray
33. Requiem for a Dream
34. Rushmore
35. Saving Private Ryan
36. Shakespeare in Love
37. Shrek
38. Sideways
39. The Sixth Sense
40. Spider-Man 2
41. Three Kings
42. Titanic
43. Traffic

Hard to say which of these movies if any move on a top 100 of all time list, wondered what you thought.

2007-03-05 07:07:02
3.   Jon Weisman
My favorite movie on that list:

36. Shakespeare in Love

followed by:

5. Being John Malkovich
25. Lost in Translation
34. Rushmore
38. Sideways

There are many others on the list that I have positive feelings for.

2007-03-05 09:56:39
4.   bhsportsguy
Is it me or is the biggest change over the last ten years, the rise of "independent films?"

Although, I think that only 1/4 of the films listed would be considered independent (all 5 films you listed are independent) films, that does seem to be the trend.

Would "The Departed" go on this list?

2007-03-05 21:26:44
5.   Ken Arneson
Wow, I've actually seen 12 of those 43 films. That's an incredibly high percentage for me.

I didn't really fall in love with any of those twelve. I'd say Malkovich #1, Shakespeare #2...although if The Incredibles had been on that list instead of Finding Nemo, I'd be tempted to put that #1.

2007-03-05 21:52:52
6.   Marty
I really liked Boogie Nights, Memento, L.A Confidential and Three Kings. I'm not sure they make the top 100 though.
2007-03-07 15:50:16
7.   El Lay Dave
Surprisingly to me, I've seen 26 on the list. Of those, the one that stands out as not belonging is "Gladiator"; just didn't think it was very impressive at all, costuming and staging aside. Add me to the "Being John Malkovich" praise list, excellent film.

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