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Written by Nicole P.    Thursday, 01 May 2014 11:57   

Spider-Man and Mary JaneWe are just ONE DAY away from the release of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 movie and we cannot wait. In honor of the remake hitting the big screen, we wanted to dedicate our Throwback Thursday to the first time we fell in love with the Spidey hero. 

Back in 2002, Tobey Maguire was the one we called Peter Parker and we were honored to swing from building to building with him for three films. Do not get us wrong, we love Andrew Garfield as our new Spider Man, but Tobey Maguire will always have a special place in our hearts. Peter's relationship with Mary Jane (Kirsten Dunst) was one we hold very close to our hearts, and that is why we want to honor them in our #ThrowbackThursday photo today!

After reminiscing about one of our favorite heroes, we certainly will be watching all three original Spider-Man movies before the premiere of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 tomorrow. Will you be joining us? Tell us on Twitter @KidsPickFlicks. 

See what others kids think about The Amazing Spider-Man 2 by clicking HERE and after you see it, crix it by writing a review!



What Would History Be Like if X-Men Were Involved (+ New Mystique Clip!)

Written by Dave B.    Wednesday, 30 April 2014 16:58   

X-Men Days of Future Past Movie PosterHave you ever wondered what a history would be like if superpowers were a thing? Like how drastically would some of history's most pivotal moments be altered if Magneto or Mystique had a say in things?

With the X-Men: Days of Future Past Alternate Timeline X-Tension for Google Chrome, you can get a glimpse into the past where some major historical events were tweaked by some of the key mutants from the upcoming Marvel adventure. Transform your Facebook into an interwoven history of the X-Men and their battle for mutant rights here: http://www.x-menmovies.com/x-tension/ 

One note: itonly works on Chrome browser and doesn't work on your phone!

X-Men: Days of Future Past heads to theaters on May 23, and we cannot wait to see the next chapter in mutant survival. You can grab your tickets soon. In the meantime, keep up with all of the latest movie news right here on KidsPickFlicks!


Hailee Steinfeld Joins PITCH PERFECT 2

Written by Tara the Mom    Wednesday, 30 April 2014 00:00   

Hailee SteinfeldUPDATE: Hailee Steinfeld will join the cast of Pitch Perfect! Hailee is one of the few Oscar-nominated kid actors. Often, kids who get that status don't make movies kids or teens will enjoy, but Hailee recently co-starred in Ender's Game and now, she's in a movie very likely to get multiple viewings from teens. Now, who is ready to hear Hailee sing?

Jan. 28, 2014 -  If you don't know much about Elizabeth Banks, let me assure you - she is AMAZING. She has two little kids under the age of 3, she has a pretty cool website (ElizabethBanks.com), she has a busy acting career and she has a company that makes movies like Pitch Perfect. Now, she's going to add director to her resume. She will direct Pitch Perfect 2! She's tried her hand at it before by directing a segment of Movie 43. Banks and her husband Max Handelman will produce the sequel as well with their company Brownstone Productions.

More really great news about Pitch Perfect 2: Anna Kendrick and Rebel Wilson will be back! The writer of the original film, Kay Cannon, will write the sequel as well. 

Here's a fun fact: the Pitch Perfect soundtrack, which included Kendrick's song "Cups," is the best-selling soundtrack in digital history! 

altApril 16, 2013 - Pitch Pefect 2 Is Happening! The cast has already said they're in for another round and Kay Cannon, who wrote the original, will return to write the script for the sequel.

Dec. 21, 2012 - Battleship aside, Universal Pictures is having a great year just breaking its own record for biggest worldwide box office take ever which is about $2.97 million (and it hasn't even released Les Miserable yet!). SO, it's logical that Uni is looking at what WORKED and trying to do more of that. One big success was a small film called Pitch Perfect. Now, the male lead of Pitch Perfect, Skylar Astin says the studio called him into discuss a sequel and he knows the film's breakout talent, Rebel Wilson, has had a similar meeting. He says one of the difficulties is identifiying a song that will be or still be popular 18 months after filming. Considering what a great movie it was, a Pitch Perfect sequel sounds aca-awesome!




Shazam! AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2 Reveals Secret Scene

Written by Dave B.    Tuesday, 29 April 2014 15:54   

Amazing Spider-Man 2 PosterWe're amazing at how creative these studios are getting when it comes to hiding their easter eggs throughout the movie.

When it comes to a movie featuring Marvel characters, it's pretty much a given that there's going to be a scene either during or after the credits. But with The Amazing Spider-Man 2, it's a totally different story.

While we hear that there will be a sneak peek of 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' during the credits of The Amazing Spider-Man 2, it was just revealed that, if you Shazam the song "It's on Again" by Alicia Keys, feat. Kendrick Lamar, you'll access an additional scene that reveals a look into Spidey's "sinister future" (Sinister Six??) that only Shazam users will be able to see.

Amazing! So make sure you have your phone all ready (just off during the movie!) And get ready for the biggest challenge that Spider-Man has faced. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 debuts in theaters on May 2 - we are so ready!


Will Ferrell to YANK the Crown Jewels

Written by Dave B.    Tuesday, 29 April 2014 13:29   

If there's one formula that's always worked for us in movies, it's a good heist. With so much sneaking around and things going on at once, who doesn't like to wrap their mind around "the one big job?"

Will Ferrell looks like he's aiming to mix up the formula in only the way that he could. His new movie The Yank, was just purchased by Tri-Star, and he's all set up for the lead role!

The Yank follows a courier who just wants to go about his normal life, doing what he does best. So when things get a little heated, and he finds himself wrapped up in a conspiracy to steal the Crown Jewels, we know that he's going to find himself in more than just a few sticky situations!

This upcoming comedy is still in its early stages of production, and very few details have emerged. But more is sure to develop, and we'll have all the info right here at KidsPickFlicks!


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