Weekend Movie Preview: May 2, 2014

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The weekend movie preview this first weekend of May, and the true kick-off of the summer movie season, is all about the webbed wonder. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 finally hits theaters and Andrew Garfield is back in action in the follow-up to his blockbuster first installment. 

Also in theaters is the Elizabeth Banks-starring comedy Walk of Shame. Who do you think will win the weekend?!

The Amazing Spider-Man 2: We kind of liked this sequel to Marc Webb's reboot of the Spider-Man franchise. It's not a perfect movie. But, the action sequences are top notch and there is something truly special about both Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker/Spider-Man and Emma Stone as Gwen Stacy. As our The Amazing Spider-Man 2 review points out, if you go in thinking that this is the second chapter of a four chapter series, you will be much happier with what you witness. As a stand-alone movie it works well too. Villains Electro (Jamie Foxx) and Green Goblin (Dane DeHaan) bring the badness to the flick and elevate this above your typical go-through-the-motions superhero sequel.

Walk of Shame: Banks is a supremely talented comic actress. But, even she can't save this lackluster comedy from its own ills. Banks is an LA news anchor who hooks up with James Marsden. When she leaves his apartment in the dead of night on the titular journey, all sorts of hell comes her way while she tries to get home. Stereotypes abound, as we report in our Walk of Shame review, and unfortunately humor does not. But, Banks does her best and for her fans... that is enough.

Feel like staying in this weekend? Several new titles have landed on digital download. Watch The Legend of Hercules online or watch Philomena online

And in honor of Spidey's return to theaters... check out our entire gallery of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 stills.

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