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Viral Video: “The Amazing Spider-Man” Looks, Well, Amazing

Here’s a spectacular first trailer for “The Amazing Spider-Man,” which is the latest movie remake about the web wonder.

Speaking of the Web, the star of the 2012 reboot is Andrew Garfield, best known for playing Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin in 2010′s “The Social Network.”

This time, instead of suing Mark Zuckerberg, he’ll be swinging from skyscrapers in his red-and-blue suit and looking all distant and moody when he is not.

From the way this teaser unfolds, that’s going to be riveting.


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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work