Emma Stone

Emma Stone

Emma Stone is one of the brightest stars shining in Hollywood at the moment. In recent years, we have seen her move from comedy to drama to the big budget blockbuster with ease.

This week Stone is back on the big screen as she reprises the role of Gwen Stacy in The Amazing Spider Man, which comes two years after she took on this role for the first time.

We take a look at the top four films by Stone that you absolutely have to see.

- Superbad (2007)

Stone had made a name for herself in TV before making the leap into film in 2007 with Superbad - hard to believe that this was her big screen debut.

Stone took on the role of Jules in the Greg Mottola film, as she teams up with Michael Cera, Jonah Hill, and Christopher Mintz-Plasse: she played Hill's love interest in the movie.

Superbad was one of the funniest movies that hit the big screen in 2007, and launched the careers of a whole host of the film's young stars... including the love Miss Stone.

Stone may not have been the focus of the film, but she had great chemistry with Hill and they shared some terrific scenes together.

Superbad is a terrifically funny coming of age comedy, which was a breath of fresh air when it was released.

It is still as laugh out loud funny today - after multiple watches - as it was when I saw it the first time.

- Zombieland (2009)

She tackled the horror/comedy in 2009 as she starred in the fantastic Zombieland.

Starring alongside Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg and
Abigail Breslin, the movie was set during a zombie apocalypse as humans struggled to survive.

Along with Shaun of the Dead, Zombieland is one of the best zombie/apocalypse movies that I have seen in recent years.

Of course, it has the staple violent/blood-soaked moments that you would expect, but it really is a rip-roaring ride that is a lot of fun.

The four central actors are terrific from start to finish; they are clearly having a ball from start to finish.

Ruben Fleischer mixed horror, comedy, gore, violence, and interesting character together seamlessly, to make this one of the most original films in the zombie genre.

If you haven't had a chance to see Zombieland, you really should check it out.

- The Help (2011)

Stone showed off her more dramatic side in 2011 as she joined an all-star cast for the adaptation of The Help.

Directed by Tate Taylor - who was making only his second feature film - the movie was a big screen adaptation of the best-selling novel of the same name by Kathryn Stockett.

Set in 1960s, Stone took on the role of an aspiring author who writes a book from the point of view of African-American maids.

The movie tackled the civil rights movement as well the gulf between the African America maids and the white families that they took care of.

The Help was one of my favourite movies of 2011, as it was as powerful and moving as it was funny.

While Stone delivers a terrific performance and is the central protagonist she does sit back and allow the performances from Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer to shine through.

Together, the cast deliver wonderful turns and there is not a single weak link on the cast list. Superb movie from start to finish.

- The Amazing Spider Man (2012)

In 2012, Stone made the leap into the big budget blockbuster for the first time, as the Spider Man franchise was rebooted.

The Amazing Spider Man saw Marc Webb take over the director's chair, as we were taken back to the beginning of Peter Parker's story.

I know that it is not since the end of the last Spider Man franchise, but there is an energy and a freshness to the first film in the new series.

This is a movie that has been crafted with real heart and care, and you can tell that everyone involved is a huge fan of this character and story.

While this is a blockbuster film, the characters have some real meat to them - the Peter Parker/Gwen Stacy has some real depth to it.

Their flawless chemistry really does make this central relationship totally believable.

Both Stone and Andrew Garfield are back for the highly anticipated sequel: which promises to be bigger and better than the first.

The Amazing Spider Man 2 is released 16th April.

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