Friday, July 6, 2012

Movie Review - The Amazing Spider-Man

Movie Review

Spidey Gets A New Web

Movie - The Amazing Spider-Man
Director - Marc Webb
Cast - Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans, Denis Leary, Martin Sheen, Sally Field

This is a reboot of the franchise featuring fresh faces and a new director.  Starting all over
we see how Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield)  becomes the Spider-Man and how he meets
the Genius Dr Curt Connors (Rhys Ifans)  who has a dark side to him.

Along the way Peter meets Gwen Stacy (Emma Stone) and they fall for each other.
We see a high school Peter starting off on his journey.  We join him as he stays with
his Aunt (Sally Field) and Uncle (Matin Sheen).

Peter has to come to terms with all the new challenges of being Spidey.
He also has to come to terms with what it means to become a Hero.

There are some fine performances along the way look out for Denis Leary and
a great cameo by C. Thomas Howell.

This is a Spidey for a new generation.  People who use Mobile Phones and listen
to iPods.  The music soundtrack is wonderful.  Lovely to hear new music.

There is a standing gag that in every Marvel movie you should be able to see
Stan Lee (The Creator of Spider-Man and many other comics.)

See if you can spot where Stan Lee is in this movie.

It really is worth a visit.  The 3-D Bonus gives you some amazing visuals.  

See them for yourself.

Rating 9/10

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Follow the hashtag - #theamazingspiderman on Twitter for
some amazing social media news, pictures, memes and more about the movie.

Review by @fredfelton

Sources -

Fred Felton was a guest of Sony at The Amazing Spider-Man Media Launch.

Rising Star Performing Arts Academy in partnership with Bev Cooke-Tonnesen present “Gift of the Gab”, adults improv classes.

In this five-week introductory course, you will learn the basic rules of improvisational acting, whilst developing your vocal and physical expressive skills. Warm-ups and exercises are designed to promote confidence and release inhibition in a safe and supportive manner.  The course is structured in such a way that you will never feel ‘exposed’ or ‘on the spot’. As a group, you will actively learn the building blocks needed to feel free to express yourself creatively and with enjoyment. As well as learning voice, movement and acting techniques, there is a big focus on having fun and letting go. 

Bev’s experience, from running this class in Johannesburg, was that newbies and professionals gelled fine in classes; each learning and developing from each other. Many pro’s enjoyed the opportunity to come to “class”, get pushed and try new things. So, even if you have “been there, done that” you ain’t been here and done this...yet”. Make sure you wear clothing that is comfortable and easy to move in.

Level One Outcomes:
Participants who successfully complete Gift of the GAB – Level One will understand and be able to demonstrate:
• the basic rules and concepts of Improv, including: accepting; adding; offers; blocking; advancing; extending
• characterisation
• physical expression in relation to location, character and basic mime
• basic story building
• confident vocal expression and good listening 
• creative, less inhibited, spontaneous performance

Classes are open to all, ages 18+.

PANSA MEMBER DISCOUNT: R650 (normal price R750) - 50% NON-REFUNDABLE deposit required on booking

Venue: Lasting Impressions, 35 Caeffron Avenue, Westville

To book your place reply to with the following:- Name, Contact number, e-mail address and the class you would like to attend. We will send banking details on receipt of your booking.

(Source - Pansa)

Fancy A Light Jog / Run?

@VidaKZN Florida Road will be hosting a morning run 5 /10 km this Saturday at 6h30am.   The run
starts and ends at Vida Florida Road.  All runners get a caffe on Vida at the end.

(Source - Vida e Caffe)

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