Why would Sony, which owns the rights to the Spider-Man character, feel that it was a good time to reboot the series with The Amazing Spider-Man? As you probably guessed, it has something to do with money.
Webb is best known for the L.A.-young-guy-romantic-angst manifesto (500) Days of Summer, and while he brings to The Amazing Spider-Man all the superhero sensation of the popular webslinger, there's also a tone a few shades truer to the life most people generally inhabit.
Syfy's fifth annual Digital Press Tour last week reinforced what regular attendees of this confab have known for years: That it is one of the most efficient and innovative publicity and promotion events in the business.
In his documentary Exit Through the Gift Shop, Banksy provides us with a candid look at the world of street art, a form the film's narrator refers to as "the biggest counterculture movement since punk."