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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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“Well, actually, of that whole group that I call the post-60s anti-authority auteurs, a lot of them came from television. Peckinpah’s the only one whose television work represents his feature work. I mean, like the only one. Mark Rydell can direct a really good episode of ‘Gunsmoke’ and Michael Ritchie can direct a really good episode of ‘The Big Valley,’ but they don’t necessarily look like The Candidate. But Peckinpah’s stuff, even the scripts he wrote that he didn’t even direct, have a Peckinpah feel – the way I think there’s a Corbucci West – suggest a Peckinpah West. That even in his random episodes that he wrote for ‘Gunsmoke’ – it’s right there.”
~ Quentin Tarantino

“The thought is interrupted by an odd interlude. We are speaking in the side room of Casita, a swish and fairly busy Italian bistro in Aoyama – a district of Tokyo usually so replete with celebrities that they spark minimal fuss. Kojima’s fame, however, exceeds normal limits and adoring staff have worked out who their guest is. He stops mid-sentence and points up towards the speakers, delighted. The soft jazz that had been playing discreetly across the restaurant’s dark, hardwood interior has suddenly been replaced with the theme music from some of Kojima’s hit games. Harry Gregson-Williams’ music is sublime in its context but ‘Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots’ is not, Kojima acknowledges, terribly restauranty. He pauses, adjusting a pair of large, blue-framed glasses of his own design, and returns to the way in which games have not only influenced films, but have also changed the way in which people watch them. “There are stories being told [in cinema] that my generation may find surprising but which the gamer generation doesn’t find weird at all,” he says.
~ Hideo Kojima