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“The Amazing Spider-Man” debuts three new clips, plus Andrew Garfield speaks out

Andrew Garfield as Spider-Man

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“The Amazing Spider-Man” might not hit theaters until July 3, but Sony is laying it on thick with the viral marketing campaign. Three new scenes from the movie have been released teasing a few elements of the flick that haven’t been shown in its recent trailers.

In the first clip, Parker harasses a baddie that he caught in his web — literally. It’s definitely a welcome change to see a more light-hearted Spider-Man than we’ve seen in the current promotion of the film, which has been decidedly angsty.

Up next, we get a better look at the subway scene that has been seen in many trailers and TV spots for “The Amazing Spider-Man.” Based on the surreal nature of the sequence, it seems like it might actually be a dream scene (which can explain why Parker can get away with launching himself to the top of a NYC subway car without his mask on).

Last but not least, the third scene shows off some of the surprising strength changes that come along with being Spider-Man.

Leading man Andrew Garfield also was a guest on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” which he visited to help promote “The Amazing Spider-Man.” During the interview, he discussed how he had to start working out pretty heavily once he found out he got the role, and the unfortunate irritating nature of his Spider-Man suit.

“It was a life change,” Garfield said of having to get in shape for the movie. “I get frustrated with men’s health magazines you know, because it’s like in five minutes you’ll be as fit as a fiddle if you just follow these three simple steps and eat cucumbers, but this is hard work. I wouldn’t be able to do it without someone [helping].”

DeGeneres asked whether the suit was comfortable or not, and Garfield was quick to say that it wasn’t. He added that he wasn’t allowed to wear anything under the suit because it was so skin tight.

“It’s made of something that’s designed to make you irritated. I don’t know what the exact name is, but that’s the description on the [label],” he said. “The whole point of wearing a mask is you feel free and you can be whatever you want and you can be witty. That was the whole point; Peter Parker becomes Spider-Man, becomes this alter-ego. But knowing that your keister has been shot [by paparazzi] from many different angles makes you very uncomfortable.”

What do you think of these new clips? Were you charmed by Garfield in this interview? Tell us in the comments section below or on Facebook and Twitter.

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Rev Up

Your Portlandia Personality Test

The New Portlandia Webseries Is Going Your Way

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Carrie and Fred understand that although we have so much in common, we’re each so beautifully unique and different. To help us navigate those differences, Portlandia has found an easy and honest way to embrace our special selves in the form of a progressive new traffic system: a specific lane for every kind of driver. It’s all in honor of the show’s 8th and final season, and it’s all presented by Subaru.

Ready to find out who you really are? Match your personality to a lane and hop on the expressway to self-understanding.

Lane 10: Trucks Piled With Junk

Your junk is falling out of your trunk. Shake a tail light, people — this lane is for you.

Lane 33: Twins

You’re like a Gemini, but waaaay more pedestrian. Maybe you and a friend just wear the same outfits a lot. Who cares, it’s just twinning enough to make you feel special.

Lane 27: Broken Windows

Bad luck follows you around and everyone knows it. Your proverbial seat is always damp from proverbial rain. Is this the universe telling you to swallow your pride? Yes.

Lane 69: Filthy Cars

You’re all about convenience. Getting your car washed while you drive is a no-brainer.

Lane 43: Newly Divorced Singles

It’s been a while since you’ve driven alone, and you don’t know the rules of the road anymore. What’s too fast? What’s too slow? Are you sending the right signals? Don’t worry, the breakdown lane is nearby if you need it.

Still can’t find a lane to match your personality? Check out all the videos here. And see the final season of Portlandia this spring on IFC.

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Last-Minute Holiday Gift Guide

Hits from the '80s are on repeat all Christmas Eve and Day on IFC.

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It’s the final countdown to Christmas and thanks to IFC’s movie marathon all Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, you can revel in classic ’80s films AND find inspiration for your last-minute gifts. Here are our recommendations, if you need a head start:

Musical Instrument

Great analog entertainment substitute when you refuse to give your kid the Nintendo Switch they’ve been drooling over.

Breakfast In Bed

Any significant other or child would appreciate these Uncle Buck-approved flapjacks. Just make sure you’re not stuck on clean up duty.

Cocktail Supplies

You’ll need them to get through the holidays.

Dance Lessons

So you can learn to shake-shake-shake (unless you know ghosts willing to lend a hand).

Comfy Clothes

With all the holiday meals, there may be some…embigenning.



Get even more great inspiration all Christmas Eve and Day on IFC, and remember…

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A-O Rewind

Celebrating Portlandia One Sketch at a Time

The final season of Portlandia approaches.

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Most people measure time in minutes, hours, days, years…At IFC, we measure it in sketches. And nothing takes us way (waaaaaay) back like Portlandia sketches. Yes, there’s a Portlandia milepost from every season that changed the way we think, behave, and pickle things. In honor of Portlandia’s 8th and final season, Subaru presents a few of our favorites.

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Put A Bird On It

Portlandia enters the pop-culture lexicon and inspires us to put birds on literally everything.

Colin the Chicken

Who’s your chicken, really? Behold the emerging locavore trend captured perfectly to the nth degree.

Dream Of The ’90s

This treatise on Portland made it clear that “the dream” was alive and well.

No You Go

We Americans spend most of our lives in cars. Fortunately, there’s a Portlandia sketch for every automotive situation.

A-O River!

We learned all our outdoor survival skills from Kath and Dave.

One More Episode

The true birth of binge watching, pre-Netflix. And what you’ll do once Season 8 premieres.

Catch up on Portlandia’s best moments before the 8th season premieres January 18th on IFC.

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