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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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“I was 15 when I first watched Sally Hardesty escape into the back of a pickup truck, covered in blood and cackling like a goddamn witch. All of her friends were dead. She had been kidnapped, tortured and even forced to feed her own blood to her cannibalistic captors’ impossibly shriveled patriarch. Being new to the horror genre, I was sure she was going to die. It had been a few months since I survived a violent sexual assault, where I subsequently ran from my assailant, tripped, fell and fought like hell. I crawled home with bloody knees, makeup-stained cheeks and a new void in both my mind and heart. My sense of safety, my ability to trust others, my willingness to form new relationships and my love of spending time with people I cared about were all taken from me. It wasn’t until I found the original The Texas Chain Saw Massacre that something clicked. It was Sally’s strength, and her resilience. It was watching her survive blows to the head from a hammer. It was watching her break free from her bonds and burst through a glass window. It was watching her get back up after she’d been stabbed. It was watching her crawl into the back of a truck, laughing as it drove away from Leatherface. She was the last one to confront the killer, and live. I remember sitting in front of the TV and thinking, There I am. That’s me.”
~ Lauren Milici On “The Final Girl”

“‘Thriller’ enforced its own reality principle; it was there, part of the every commute, a serenade to every errand, a referent to every purchase, a fact of every life. You didn’t have to like it, you only had to acknowledge it. By July 6, 1984, when the Jacksons played the first show of their ‘Victory’ tour, in Kansas City, Missouri, Jacksonism had produced a system of commodification so complete that whatever and whoever was admitted to it instantly became a new commodity. People were no longer comsuming commodities as such things are conventionally understood (records, videos, posters, books, magazines, key rings, earrings necklaces pins buttons wigs voice-altering devices Pepsis t-shirts underwear hats scarves gloves jackets – and why were there no jeans called Bille Jeans?); they were consuming their own gestures of consumption. That is, they were consuming not a Tayloristic Michael Jackson, or any licensed facsimile, but themselves. Riding a Mobius strip of pure capitalism, that was the transubstantiation.”
~ Greil Marcus On Michael Jackson