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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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BLOOM
There cannot be a human being who has fewer thoughts on the whole question of word processing than I do. I’ve never even seen a word processor. I am hopelessly archaic. For me the typewriter hasn’t even been invented yet, so how can I speak to this matter? I protest! A man who has never learned to type is not going to be able to add anything to this debate. As far as I’m concerned, computers have as much to do with literature as space travel, perhaps much less. I can only write with a ballpoint pen, with a Rolling Writer, they’re called, a black Rolling Writer on a lined yellow legal pad on a certain kind of clipboard. And then someone else types it.

INTERVIEWER
And someone else edits?

BLOOM
No one edits. I edit. I refuse to be edited.

INTERVIEWER
Do you revise much?

BLOOM
Sometimes, but not often.
~ Harold Bloom

“So, what does it look like when he leaves the show? First, it looks like a ratings spike, and I had a nice chuckle about that. But the truth is, the ink wasn’t even dry on his exit papers before they rushed in a new guy. I was on vacation in Sicily, decompressing — it was a long working relationship and it was a tumultuous end and I needed a moment to just chill with some rosé — and they’re calling me, going, ‘What do you think of this guy?’ ‘What do you think of this guy?’ And they’re sending pictures. I was like, ‘Are you people fucking nuts? Why do you feel that you have to replace this person?’ I couldn’t believe how fast the studio and the network felt like they had to get a penis in there.”
Ellen Pompeo