Amazing, it is. The four-minute trailer for “The Amazing Spider-Man” is getting lots of buzz on the web. The film, out July 3, retells the story of the superhero's early years with a new Spidey (Andrew Garfield) and in 3-D. Even if you have a fondness for the Raimi-Maguire-Dunst franchise, you need to watch this preview. It may sway you.
He's still conniving. Still ruthless. He's still J.R., and he'll return in June for the new “Dallas” on the cable network TNT. He now lives in assisted living, but he hasn't lost his business savvy: He's using social media to further his nefarious goals. You can friend him on Facebook.
If you need an antidote to the evil J.R., check out this video of an 8-year-old boy in Lawrence, Kan., taken at an outdoor performance over the weekend. The boy, autistic and blind, connects with the music — and the musician — in a heartwarming way. The musician, Tyler Gregory, has gotten several compliments for his interaction with the boy in “Jacob and the Guitar Man.”