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  • With great power comes great lack of responsibility

    March 6, 2014 | 9:23 am

    Today in handsome Jews acting badly, actor Andrew Garfield has reportedly let down a 5-year-old cancer survivor.

    The “Spider-Man” star was supposed to take the stage at the Academy Awards on Sunday and introduce Miles “Batkid” Scott as “the world’s next superhero,” according...

  • Andrew Garfield:  The Jewish Spidey [SLIDESHOW]

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    July 2, 2012 | 5:49 pm

    While watching “The Amazing Spider-Man,” I was struck by how much Andrew Garfield-as-Spidey – or rather, his alter-ego, Peter Parker – reminded me of the kind of gangly geeky-cute guys you’d develop a crush on at Jewish summer camp. 

    And that casting perhaps makes sense,...

  • Review: ‘The Amazing Spider-Man’

    By Joan Alperin-Schwartz

    June 27, 2012 | 7:04 pm

    ‘The Amazing Spider-Man, shot in 3D and directed by Mark Webb (500 Days Of Summer) is an edgy, emotional, action-packed, at times, boring movie.  Yes I did use the ‘b’ word.

    In this version, which is definitely in my opinion, an improvement over all the preceding ‘Spider-Man films,...

  • With great power comes ... guilt!

    June 20, 2012 | 3:03 pm

    My “Spidey Sense” is tingling! Almost half a century after the comic book superhero Spider-Man was conceived by Jewish writer Stan Lee, a Jewish actor named Andrew Garfield will don the red and blue Spandex for the forthcoming cinematic reboot of the Spider-Man franchise.


  • British Jewish actor cast as new Spider-Man

    By Adam Wills

    July 2, 2010 | 11:59 am

    Marvel Studios and Columbia/Sony announced that British Jewish actor Andrew Garfield, 26, has been cast as the new lead in the “Spider-Man”  reboot, which is expected to feature a younger Peter Parker.

    Marc Webb (“(500) Days of Summer”) is directing the 3D film, slated for...