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The Avengers

Genre: Adventure, Sci-Fi

Director:

  • Joss Whedon

Writer:

  • Joss Whedon

Cast:

  • Robert Downey Jr.
  • Chris Hemsworth
  • Scarlett Johansson
  • Chris Evans
  • Jeremy Renner
  • Samuel L. Jackson
  • Gwyneth Paltrow
  • Paul Bettany
  • Mark Ruffalo
  • Stellan Skarsgard

Official Site: http://marvel.com/avengers_movie/

Articles

Box Office Hell — May 18

Our Players|Coming Soon|Box Office Prophets|Box Office Guru|EW|Box Office . com Marvel’s The Avengers |53.2|64.4|60.0|58.0|n/a Battleship|34.0|41.6|42.0|37.0|n/a What to Expect When You’re Expecting|23.7|14.3|16.0|19.0|n/a The Dictator |17.4|18.2|16.0|15.0|n/a Dark Shadows |14.5|18.9|13.0|14.0|n/a

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Critics Roundup — May 3

Marvel’s The Avengers |Yellow||Yellow|Green| First Position (limited) |||Green|Green| The Perfect Family (limited) |||Yellow|| Last Call at the Oasis (limited) ||||Green| The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (limited) |Yellow|||| You Hurt My Feelings (ReRun Gastropub, Brooklyn) |||Green||

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Box Office Hell — May 4

Our Players|Coming Soon|Box Office Prophets|Box Office Guru|EW|Box Office . com Marvel’s The Avengers |158.0|171.8|155.0|160.0|170.0 Think Like a Man |9.0|10.3|10.0|9.0|9.0 The Pirates! Band of Misfits|6.7|7.4|6.5|6.5|6.3 The Hunger Games |6.0|7.1|7.5|7.0|6.5 The Five Year Engagement|5.6|6.4|n/a|6.0|5.7

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Review: The Avengers

Johansson conveys just enough about Natasha to intrigue us and make us want to know more about her — and she does much of it without saying a word. I don’t care what any Johansson haters have to say about her, she is fan-freaking-tastic in this role. She oozes lethal sensuality and her curves couldn’t look better in her skin-tight costumes, but Black Widow is more than just a pretty face, she is a totally bad-ass superhero whose only powers come from herself, and Johansson brings her formidable acting talent in full force here.

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Review-ish: The Avengers

It’s mighty… mediocre. There isn’t anything BAD about the film. On the flip side, the only thing I took away as remotely memorable was Joss Whedon’s rendition of The Hulk. Downey does his Iron schtick. Thor is a little looser, but still a bit of a stiff. Sam Jackson has never really been this uninteresting….

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Trailer: The Avengers

I get a very “Iron Man & The Avengers Take NY” vibe from this. And how ’bout those exploding cars! Did Emmerich or JJ have some leftover footage to sell them? Fine as a teaser. Looks like a slightly more animated version of the photo releases.

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“Ten years ago at Telluride, I said on a panel that theatrical distribution was dying. It seemed obvious to me. I was surprised how many in the audience violently objected: ‘People will always want to go to the movies!’ That’s true, but it’s also true that theatrical cinema as we once knew it has died. Theatrical cinema is now Event Cinema, just as theatrical plays and musical performances are Events. No one just goes to a movie. It’s a planned occasion. Four types of Event Cinema remain.
1. Spectacle (IMAX-style blockbusters)
2. Family (cartoon like features)
3. Horror (teen-driven), and
4. Film Club (formerly arthouse but now anything serious).

There are isolated pockets like black cinema, romcom, girl’s-night-out, seniors, teen gross-outs, but it’s primarily those four. Everything else is TV. Now I have to go back to episode five of ‘Looming Tower.'”
~ Paul Schrader

“Because of my relative candor on Twitter regarding why I quit my day job, my DMs have overflowed with similar stories from colleagues around the globe. These peeks behind the curtains of film festivals, venues, distributors and funding bodies weren’t pretty. Certain dismal patterns recurred (and resonated): Boards who don’t engage with or even understand their organization’s artistic mission and are insensitive to the diverse neighborhood in which their organization’s venue is located; incompetent founders and/or presidents who create only obstacles, never solutions; unduly empowered, Trumpian bean counters who chip away at the taste and experiences that make organizations’ cultural offerings special; expensive PR teams that don’t bring to the table a bare-minimum familiarity with the rich subcultural art form they’re half-heartedly peddling as “product”; nonprofit arts organizations for whom art now ranks as a distant-second goal behind profit.”
~ Eric Allen Hatch