Quote:But I don't think anyone is denying their authenticity, including Sony. They're just demanding the data be deleted.
Once data has been hacked, it is very easy to change comments or, even better, to use sentences out of perspective.
So far, I haven't heard one single thing that can be matched by facts or that has been confirmed by the person who is supposed to have said it. Also, most of the comments are worthless.
Evenmore, we are talking about internal emails exchanged between business executives and not the official policy of Sony as a corporation.
Sony hasn't denied that the information was illegally stolen but it hasn't confirmed the accuracy of the content, either.
I don't know if the hackers were North Koreans (actually, I doubt it) but one of the best ways to create a buzz and to start a mess is to mix truths & lies in the leaked emails ... or to use truths out of context.
So, in my opinion, I wouldn't take all these emails for granted.
The main purpose is to hurt Sony. Perhaps, it is even a price manipulation and the SEC may have to investigate it in the future.
Quote:As much as I disliked Amazing Spider-Man 2, I actually do like Andrew Garfield. He's a terrific Spider-Man, and I think he could be a good Peter Parker if the screenwriters had any interest in writing a good Peter Parker. The problems with the last film are astronomical, but Garfield is not responsible for them, and if the powers that be at Sony feel otherwise, then they are seriously out of touch when it comes to evaluating their own material.
Maybe or maybe not.
One person inside Sony may have said that.
But another could have said the contrary and, later, they could have changed their minds on the topic.
Andrew Garfield is an excellent actor and my only hope is that he has a great career.
Actually, 'pop culture movies' can be terrible for an actor's career.
Harrison Ford managed to continue his career after Star Wars, Indiana Jones and Blade Runner but Mark Hamill & Carrie Fisher had trouble to find jobs after Star Wars.
Recently, Natalie Portman revealed that nearly nobody wanted to hire her after Star Wars. Mike Nichols saved her career.
Where is currently Tobey Maguire (NB : he still had a great role in the 'Brothers' movie in 2009) ?
Kirsten Dunst managed to continue to work but it was harder than she thought.
Scarlet Johansson was famous before Black Widow. So, she may not have the same kind of problem.
I agree : the problem of the ASM & ASM 2 movies comes from the concept, not the actors.
Honestly, I am tired of Spider-Man movies.
I like the Sam Raimi trilogy and his movies are fine (ok Spider-Man 3 had many problems but, still, the saga of Harry Osborn in the three movies is great).
IMO, both Sony & Marvel Studios should let Spider-Man rest for a while.
I hope that Andrew Garfield will be cast in other movies and that he is remembered for something else than the 'second guy who used to be Spider-Man'.