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Premieres galore at Sydney Film Festival

11 hours ago | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Neil Armfield.s Holding the Man, Simon Stone.s The Daughter, Jeremy Sims. Last Cab to Darwin and Jen Peedom.s feature doc Sherpa will have their world premieres at the Sydney Film Festival.

The festival program unveiled today includes 33 world premieres (including 22 shorts) and 135 Australian premieres (with 18 shorts) among 251 titles from 68 countries.

Among the other premieres will be Daina Reid.s The Secret River, Ruby Entertainment's. ABC-tv miniseries starring Oliver Jackson Cohen and Sarah Snook, and three Oz docs, Marc Eberle.s The Cambodian Space Project — Not Easy Rock .n. Roll, Steve Thomas. Freedom Stories and Lisa Nicol.s Wide Open Sky.

Festival director Nashen Moodley boasted. this year.s event will be far larger than 2014's when 183 films from 47 countries were screened, including 15 world premieres. The expansion is possible in part due to the addition of two new screening venues in Newtown and Liverpool.

As previously announced, Brendan Cowell »

- Don Groves

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Joss Whedon, Kevin Feige and Avengers: Age Of Ultron Cast Reveal Memorable Moments from Filming

12 hours ago | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

When I sat down to talk with the Avengers: Age of Ultron cast, Kevin Feige, and writer-director Joss Whedon at the Los Angeles junket, I went in with a gameplan: ask them some fun questions and turn the answers into quick-cutting videos. I know some of you will be disappointed I didn’t use my time focusing on the movie, but since I did interviews on the set of Age of Ultron, and posted those over the past few months (links further down the page), I wanted to do something different. In the video below, Paul BettanyJames SpaderMark RuffaloChris EvansChris HemsworthElizabeth OlsenAaron Taylor-JohnsonJeremy RennerCobie SmuldersKevin Feige and Joss Whedon talk about their memorable moments from filming the Avengers sequel. If you missed the cast playing “Save or Kill,” or their worst jobs, click the links. Finally, minor spoilers from Avengers: Age of Ultron »

- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub

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Joss Whedon clashed with Marvel executives, wanted Spider-Man in Avengers: Age of Ultron

16 hours ago | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Joss Whedon has gone on record saying that he will not be returning to write or direct Avengers: Infinity War due to fatigue settling in, but there may be more to it than that.

It is now coming out that Whedon had to argue with Marvel executives on Avengers: Age of Ultron to keep some scenes in, most notably the hallucinations sequences and all of the character development for Hawkeye. He said that the only way he was allowed to use those scenes was if he put in the cave scene with Thor, which is obviously to set up the plot for Thor: Ragnarok. While watching Age of Ultron it does feel that that scene is disjointed from the rest of the narrative, and Whedon even seems to agree.

“The dreams were not an executive favorite either — the dreams, the farmhouse, these were things I fought to keep,” Whedon said. »

- Robert Kojder

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Interviews: Three Filmmakers at the 2015 Chicago Critics Film Festival

19 hours ago | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – One of the great benefits at the Chicago Critics Film Festival is the opportunity to meet the filmmakers, for both Q&A after their film screenings and one-on-one opportunities in the Music Box Theatre lounge. Like these three – Kris Swanberg (“Unexpected”), Kurt Kuenne (“Batkid Begins”) and Noah Pritzker (“Quitters”).

HollywoodChicago.com also got a chance to talk to the three filmmakers on the Red Carpet, who all have created uniquely styled movie projects.

Kris Swanberg, Director of “Unexpected

Unexpected” was an unexpected surprise at the festival, a low key gem and slice-of-life, depicting two women (portrayed by Cobie Smulders and Gail Bean) who have surprise pregnancies, and are forced to deal with the issues surrounding the socio-economic, relationship and education status during their maternity. Writer/director Kris Swanberg – who is married to director Joe Swanberg – creates a virtuous look at modern women, who are redefining their identities as mothers »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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Avengers director Joss Whedon quits Twitter

5 May 2015 2:33 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Joss Whedon (writer and director of both Avengers films) has decided to close his Twitter account. The reason is believed to be due to backlash from those that feel Black Widow was too much of a damsel in distress in his latest film Avengers: Age of Ultron.

His final tweet doesn’t actually confirm this, but there has been a negative reaction towards Black Widow getting captured at one point in Age of Ultron. What must be noted though is that Scarlett Johansson was pregnant during filming, which most likely explains Black Widow taking a backseat to the action and mostly being relegated to a romance subplot with Bruce Banner.

Before signing off, Whedon chose to thank all of his Twitter friends with this message: “Thank you to all the people who’ve been so kind and funny and inspiring up in here.”

Whedon will not be coming back to »

- Robert Kojder

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Interview: Cobie Smulders of ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ at 2015 Chicago Critics Film Festival

4 May 2015 2:37 PM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – Where did one of the most prominently featured actresses in “Avengers: Age of Ultron” decide to spend the Saturday night of the film’s release? It was attending the Chicago Critics Film Festival, greeting admirers and participating in Q&As – after her two new films, “Results” and “Unexpected.”

The popular actress, best known for her nine year run on the TV series, “How I Met Your Mother,” was born in Canada, like her character Robin Scherbatsky on the show. She began her career as a model, but soon shifted to acting. She had a recurring role in Showtime network’s “The L Word,” before landing “How I Met Your Mother” in 2005. While she was working on the sitcom, she became part of the Marvel film universe with her role as Maria Hill in “The Avengers” (2012). She has since appeared in “Captain America: Winter Soldier,” TV’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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Mark Ruffalo disappointed in lack of Black Widow merchandise for Avengers: Age of Ultron

4 May 2015 8:59 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

In an age where society seems to be pushing forward towards gender equality, you would think Marvel and Disney would offer up a plethora of merchandise options for both its male and female heroes, but that isn’t quite the case. Recently the merchandise line-up for Avengers: Age of Ultron was revealed, and it only contains three items for Black Widow fans. Meanwhile, there is absolutely nothing for Scarlet Witch.

Even the stars of the film seem to be upset about this as Mark Ruffalo took to Twitter to voice his displeasure, saying that he would like to buy his daughters and nieces some Black Widow swag.

.@Marvel we need more #BlackWidow merchandise for my daughters and nieces. Pretty please.

Mark Ruffalo (@MarkRuffalo) April 29, 2015

It’s hard to argue that he doesn’t have a point, so what is the deal Marvel? Even as a 25-year-old male I’d love »

- Robert Kojder

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Marvel Cinematic Universe overtakes Harry Potter to become highest-grossing movie franchise of all time

3 May 2015 3:38 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron may have failed to set an opening weekend record with its debut in the States – with the film earning $187.7 million domestically, and pushing its global haul to $627 million – but the Joss Whedon-directed sequel has helped to propel the Marvel Cinematic Universe above the Harry Potter series to become the highest-grossing movie franchise of all time.

As of today, the McU stands on $7.786 billion, with a $708 million average across its eleven instalments (Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Iron Man 2, Thor, Captain America: The First Avengers, The Avengers, Iron Man 3, Thor: The Dark World, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Guardians of the Galaxy and Avengers: Age of Ultron).

Harry Potter has the higher film average on $965 million, but will now have to settle for second place with its eight chapters earning a combined $7.723 billion. James Bond is third with $6.159 billion, although if »

- Gary Collinson

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Avengers: Age of Ultron enjoys $187.7 million domestic opening weekend, hits $627 million worldwide

3 May 2015 12:29 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Avengers: Age of Ultron arrived in the States this past Friday, with the film pulling in a whopping $187.7 million domestic opening weekend and pushing its global haul to $627 million after just twelve days.

Despite the impressive U.S. numbers, the film fell short of its predecessor The Avengers, which earned a record $207.4 million back in 2012. Early reports were suggesting that the sequel would go on to set a record with around $220 million over the weekend, but it seems that the Floyd Mayweather / Manny Pacquiao fight took a big chunk out of ticket sales for films across the board.

Age of Ultron may not have set a new record, but Marvel now has the three biggest opening days of all time, with 2013’s Iron Man 3 in third with $174.1 million, while the film has already overtaken the lifetime global earnings of The Incredible Hulk ($263.4 million), Captain America: The First Avenger ($370.6 million »

- Gary Collinson

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Ilm brings The Hulk to life in new Avengers: Age of Ultron featurette

3 May 2015 11:51 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With Avengers: Age of Ultron raking in the cash at the global box office, a new video featurette has arrived online which explores Industrial Light & Magic’s visual effects work to bring Bruce Banner’s alter-ego The Incredible Hulk to life in the blockbuster Marvel sequel. Interestingly, the video also reveals that the original plan was to have the Hulk turn grey for his big fight with the Hulkbuster; check it out here…

See Also: Joss Whedon on why Tom Hiddleston’s Loki was cut from Avengers: Age of Ultron

See Also: You can read our reviews of Avengers: Age of Ultron here, here, here and here

Marvel Studios presents Avengers: Age of Ultron, the epic follow-up to the biggest Super Hero movie of all time. When Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, »

- Gary Collinson

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New Star Wars Trailer! Avengers: Age of Ultron review! – The Flickering Myth Movie Show #3

3 May 2015 9:00 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

“Chewie, we’re back for Episode 3 of the Flickering Myth Movie Show.”

In the May edition of The Flickering Myth Movie Show, we go trailer crazy, disecting and discussing the latest teaser for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and having an alternative look at the cameos in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.

We’re also looking at the state of the Marvel Cinematic Universe after the events of Avengers: Age of Ultron. Who is in the new line-up? How many more gems does Thanos need for his funky gauntlet? What can we now expect leading into Captain America: Civil War?

And if that wasn’t enough Marvel fun, our very own Luke Owen sits down with Daredevil star Charlie Cox to chat about the Avengers, who he’d like the Man Without Fear to team up with and what can we expect from the just-announced Season 2.

As always, »

- Oli Davis

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Watch Avengers: Age Of Ultron Star Scarlett Johansson Host SNL

3 May 2015 2:05 AM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

  Marvel Studios presents “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” the epic follow-up to the biggest Super Hero movie of all time. When Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye, are put to the ultimate test as the fate of the planet hangs in the balance. As the villainous Ultron emerges, it is up to the Avengers to stop him from enacting his terrible plans, and soon uneasy alliances and unexpected action pave the way for an epic and unique global adventure. Avengers: Age of Ultron features: Director: Joss Whedon Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark/Iron Man Chris Evans as Steve Rogers/Captain America Chris Hemsworth as Thor Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner/The Hulk Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow Jeremy Renner as Clint Barton/Hawkeye Samuel L. Jackson »

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New Avengers 2 Movie Delivered Lots Of Great Action,Special Effects & More

2 May 2015 7:24 PM, PDT | OnTheFlix | See recent OnTheFlix news »

Walt Disney Pictures and Marvel Studios released their new super hero/action flick, "Avengers 2: Age of Ultron," into theaters this weekend. I just checked it out and thought it was extremely entertaining, serving up hardcore action and special effects scenes, left and right. It stars: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Samuel L. Jackson, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, James Spader, Cobie Smulders, Thomas Kretschmann, and Paul Bettany. In the new flick, we saw the Avengers, Tony Stark, Steve Rogers, Thor, Bruce Banner, Natasha Romanoff, and Clint Barton raid a Hydra outpost led by Baron Wolfgang von Strucker, who had been experimenting on humans using the scepter previously wielded by Loki. At one point, they encounter two of Strucker's experiments, twins Pietro aka Quicksilver, who has superhuman speed, and Wanda Maximoff aka Scarlet Witch, who can manipulate minds and throw energy blasts. Tony »

- Andre Braddox

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'The Vision' Talks In Action-Packed Critics TV Spot For Avengers: Age Of Ultron

2 May 2015 6:07 AM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Marvel Studios presents Avengers: Age of Ultron, the epic follow-up to the biggest Super Hero movie of all time. When Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye, are put to the ultimate test as the fate of the planet hangs in the balance. As the villainous Ultron emerges, it is up to The Avengers to stop him from enacting his terrible plans, and soon uneasy alliances and unexpected action pave the way for an epic and unique global adventure. Avengers: Age of Ultron stars Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Robert Downey Jr., Mark Ruffalo, Jeremy Renner, Scarlett Johansson, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, Cobie Smulders, Don Cheadle, Paul Bettany, James Spader, and Samuel L. Jackson and is now in cinemas everywhere! »

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New Avengers 2,Age Of Ultron Movie Received Mostly Positive Reviews From Major Critics

1 May 2015 11:12 AM, PDT | OnTheFlix | See recent OnTheFlix news »

Walt Disney Pictures and Universal Studios released their new super hero/action film, "Avengers 2: Age Of Ultron" into theaters today, May 1st, and all the top,major critics have submitted their reviews. It turns out that it resonated quite well with most of them, getting an overall 67 score out of a possible 100 at the Metacritic.com site. The film stars: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Samuel L. Jackson, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, James Spader, Cobie Smulders, Thomas Kretschmann, and Paul Bettany. We've posted blurbs from a couple of the critics,below. Richard Roeper over at the Chicago Sun-Times, gave it a nice 88 grade. He stated: "Avengers: Age of Ultron is a sometimes daffy, occasionally baffling, surprisingly touching and even romantic adventure with one kinetic thrill after another. It earns a place of high ranking in the Marvel Universe." Peter Travers at Rolling Stone, »

- Andre Braddox

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Preview: Stellar Weekend Kicks Off 2015 Chicago Critics Film Festival

1 May 2015 10:57 AM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – Friday, May 1st, kicks off one of 2015 Chicago’s most special events, the Chicago Critics Film Festival (Ccff) – a film festival as programmed by the members of the Chicago Film Critics Association. The place to be is at the Music Box Theatre in Chicago, and the titles included are an exciting batch of movies making their premiere here.

Many of the films had their world premiere at festivals like Sundance, Toronto and South X Southwest, and HollywoodChicago.com contributors Nick Allen and Patrick McDonald have been sampling the best of the festival, and offer this preview of the kick-off weekend. Each capsule is designated with Na (Nick Allen) or Pm (Patrick McDonald) – to indicate the author – or encapsulates the official synopsis from the festival.

Be sure to check back with HollywoodChicago.com on Monday, when we finish our preview of the festival by looking ahead to the weekday schedule, »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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Movie Review – Avengers: Age Of Ultron (2015)

1 May 2015 10:55 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Avengers: Age of Ultron,2015.

Directed by Joss Whedon.

Starring Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Mark Ruffalo, Samuel L. Jackson, Paul Bettany, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, James Spader, Thomas Kretschmann, Cobie Smulders, Claudia Kim, Andy Serkis, Don Cheadle, Stellan Skarsgård, Idris Elba, Hayley Atwell and Linda Cardellini.

Synopsis:

When Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and it is up to the Avengers to stop the villainous Ultron from enacting his terrible plans.

The novelty of witnessing a team of superheroes (whether they are humans, Gods, or fantastical beings with enhanced abilities) is one that seems like its wow factor should be whittled down a notch in its sequel titled Avengers: Age of Ultron, but it isn’t. The concept is still relentlessly entertaining with full throttle pacing and numerous geek-out moments, whether Earth’s mightiest heroes are landing whimsical »

- Robert Kojder

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Cobie Smulders Is Not the Avengers Superfan in Her Family—Find Out Who Is!

1 May 2015 9:30 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Forget Google—for her research for The Avengers: Age of UltronCobie Smulders had her own comic book encyclopedia at home: Hint: She's married to it. The 33-year-old actress, who reprises her role as Maria Hill in the anticipated sequel, can turn to husband and Saturday Night Live cast member Taran Killam for information about the Marvel franchise, because he is an Avengers superfan. "I remember at one point when I first got to know Taran, he had an Avengers poster in his office and I was like, 'Oh, that's really cool, 'cause his wife is in Avengers,'" Seth Meyers, an SNL alum and former head writer of the show, told Smulders on NBC's Late »

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Five "Must-See" Movies for May 2015

1 May 2015 9:00 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

There aren't a lot of interesting movies hitting theaters this May. Heck, there aren't a lot of movies, period, hitting theaters this May. Sure, one title that will soon be crowned one of the biggest of all-time -- you know the one of which I speak -- after it bowed late last night to the tune of $27.6 million. Who knows, it could very well be the case that several of you read this article while you're standing in line to see the-movie-that-shall-not-be-named-until-page-two. And if that's the case, I urge you to share this with your cohorts, all those people standing around you looking for something to do until the movie finally (Finally!) starts. Do it now, don't worry, I'll wait. But back to what I was saying... Outside of a handful of blockbusters, there just isn't a lot on the release slate for the coming month. It's slim pickings, y'all! »

- Jordan Benesh

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Avengers: Age of Ultron nabs $27.6 million from Us midnight screenings

1 May 2015 8:51 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Today, after a week of waiting patiently for the release, Avengers: Age of Ultron arrives in the USA, and the film is already breaking records from its Thursday midnight previews.

From midnight shows, Ultron ended with an estimated $27.6 million, almost $10 million more than the $18.7 million midnight opening for The Avengers on the same weekend in 2012. In addition, the film smashed through $3 million in IMAX to set a new Thursday previews record, beating the $2.3 million set by The Dark Knight Rises in 2012.

See Also: Read Our Review Of Avengers: Age Of Ultron Here

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 is still the market leader for opening day grosses, taking $91 million in its first day which included around $43.5 million from its own Thursday previews, on its way to a huge $169.2 million opening weekend. In addition, Ultron’s Thursday numbers are also behind the $30 million took by The Dark Knight Rises »

- Scott J. Davis

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