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Talk about acting like a real Captain America! Chris Evans, star of Captain America: The First Avenger and What's Your Number, put smiles on patients' faces Thursday when he visited his hometown's Children's Hospital Boston. The 30-year-old hottie, along with his mother (another sweetheart!), took time out from their own holidays to play with the kids in the hospital's playroom as well as visit the children who were unable to leave their rooms. As if we needed another reason to find Evans attractive?! Swoon. »
Hollywoodnews.com: A lot is being made this awards season of George Clooney’s versatility in front of and behind the camera, as the “Ides of March” director finds himself in the Oscar race for his performance as a bewildered father in Alexander Payne’s “The Descendants.”
And it’s true that Clooney is enjoying a productive 2011. But Kenneth Branagh has performed a similar feat this year. Click here to read interview with Kenneth
Consider this. Earlier this year, Branagh kicked off the Summer 2011 season with his Shakespeare-by-way-of-Marvel-comics blockbuster, “Thor.” The smash hit earned a whopping $449 million at the worldwide box office, establishing Chris Hemsworth as a bankable star while also setting the stage for “Captain America” and, later, Joss Whedon’s “The Avengers.” It was a coup for Branagh, but he wasn’t finished yet.
As 2011 comes to a close it’s hard to say whether it was a good or bad year for movies. It started out a bit slow but the latter half of the year produced some of my favorite movies in recent years. The following, is the list of what I think are the 10 best films of the year, in order. I will preface this, by saying I did not yet see a few(Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, Martha Marcy May Marlene, etc) which based on most reviews might bump their way into my list once I’ve seen them.
At a point where comic book movies are churned out every few months, 2011 brought us the best one since The Dark Knight three years ago. One of the films I was legitimately worried about, turned out to be what was one of the best summer blockbusters »
- Scott Smith
The film features the characters of Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), Captain America (Chris Evans), Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner), Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) and lead villain Loki (Tom Hiddleston). However, the industry has long expected that there would be a second villain in the film.
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This week, Neca released the product description for its 2012 HeroClix lineup based on The Avengers movie. And, apparently, Loki isn’t the only villain getting a toy made for the movie. The Red Skull reared his vile head on the Neca release. The character, played by Hugo Weaving, appeared in 2011′s Captain America: The First Avenger (aka The Avengers prequel).
The release stated the following: “Charging »
- Bags H.
The time has come to close on one of the biggest years in comic books we have seen for a while. Companies saw massive shake-ups to connect with new audiences, while some sadly didn’t survive the year. Countless news stories hit our TV screens and computer monitors that would affect every comic book reader out there in one-way or another. This is the top ten comic book news stories of 2011.
10) Draw The Line At $2.99
This may seem like a meaningless point now that the New 52 is in full swing but in January of this year comic readers were in glee when DC announced their new “Draw The Line at $2.99” campaign, one that would return all of their monthly books to a $2.99 price point (while moving from 22 pages to 20, per issue to balance production costs).
In the past few years the comic industry has seen a strong escalation in ongoing »
- Jamie Slough
"Extra" counts down the 25 highest grossing movies of 2011... Find out what made No. 1!
Top 25 Grossing Movies of 201125. 'Bad Teacher' (Sony)
$100.2 MilBest QuoteElizabeth Halsey (Cameron Diaz): "I tell you what I know. A kid who wears the same gymnastics sweatshirt three days a week isn't getting laid until he's 29. That's what I know."
24. 'Just Go With It' (Sony)
$103 MilBest QuoteKatherine (Jennifer Aniston): "My tolerance level is here... [holds her hand at chest level] and if it goes up to here, »
We know that Loki (Tom Hiddleston) will be the main villain in "The Avengers," and all throughout the production we've been hearing that he may be joined by other villains, at the time thought to be the Skrulls. Spoilers Ahead: Now, Neca has unveiled a description of their 2012 "The Avengers" toy line, revealing that Red Skull (Hugo Weaving) will team with Loki in the new movie. The description states: "Charging straight out of theaters and onto your tabletop, Marvel's the Avengers Movie HeroClix set features heroes like Captain America and Thor as they battle the villainy of the Red Skull and Loki!" At the end of "Captain America: The First Avenger," Red Skull was transported into another realm, which may have been Asgard. There, he may have made a deal with Loki to take over Earth. Stay tuned. Click here to read more about "The Avengers." »
2011 has, despite claims to the contrary, been – for me at least – a pretty decent year for movies. Between comic book flicks, sci-fi, teen comedies and some of the best big-screen horror, I’ve actually seen more films in the cinema this year than any before it… And shockingly not everything was in 3D!
Surprisingly choosing my final top ten wasn’t as difficult as I originally imagined, although I have a feeling that not everyone will agree with anything on this list:
A low-budget, straight to DVD zombie movie as my number one..? Hell Yes! Screened at August’s London Film4 Frightfest, Deadheads turned out to be a surprising mix of John Hughes teen comedy and traditional zombie film. And with shades of Night of the Creeps it was pretty much guaranteed to be on my top ten list come the end of the year. Tucker & Dale vs. Evil
Yet another horror comedy, »
By Scott Mendelson
HollywoodNews.com: This time, it’s the best of the best. Of course ‘best’ is a subjective term, so you might want to consider these my ‘favorites’. Despite what everyone likes to whine about at the end of every year, 2011 was in fact one of the better years in a good long time. Maybe it was the effects of the 2007 WGA strike wearing off, maybe it was just dumb luck, but on the whole, movies, especially mainstream movies, were pretty on-spot more often than they weren’t. But just as important, most of the year-end Oscar bait was actually quite good, so this is a year where I don’t have to half-heartedly apologize for having a list filled with movies nobody saw and mainstream pictures that no one admits to liking. Even if it took 1/3 of the year to really get cooking, 2011 was an uncommonly solid »
- Scott Mendelson
Box office junkies, unite! It’s time to break down the year that was at the movies using the thing that we love most — the numbers!
Blockbuster franchise films reigned supreme at the North American box office in 2011. Of the ten highest grossing movies, the top seven — led by Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 with $381 million — are sequels, Rise of the Planet of the Apes (No. 9, $176.7 million) is a prequel, and Thor (No. 8, $181 million) and Captain America: The First Avenger (No. 10, $176.7 million), while not sequels, are part of the larger Avengers franchise which Marvel will roll out next year. »
- Grady Smith
Here’s three brand new Russian movie posters featuring Iron Man, Thor and Loki in the upcoming action film “The Avengers” by director Joss Whedon (The Cabin in the Woods, Buffy the Vampire Slayer) and starring Chris Evans (Captain America: The First Avenger), Chris Hemsworth (Thor, Red Dawn), Mark Ruffalo (Date Night, Shutter Island), Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man 3), Scarlett Johansson (Nick Fury), Jeremy Renner (The Raven, The Hurt Locker) and Samuel L. Jackson (The Killing Game, Iron Man). Click Here to check out our Top 30 photo gallery from The Avengers. Synopsis: Marvel Studios delivers the ultimate comic book production, tying such characters as Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), »
- Brian Corder
Aching for a fresh taste of Joss Whedon's The Avengers? New footage continues to trickle out thanks to the overseas marketing campaigns for this one, a previous German trailer mixing a bit of new footage into the mix and a new Russian trailer now on the scene doing the same thing.Don't get your hopes up too high - this is mostly the same trailer as the original Us version - but there is enough new stuff from the superhero team to make it work taking a look. Plus you get to find out what Thor, Iron Man, Hawkeye, The Incredible Hulk, Captain America et al sound like in Russian.Take a look below. »
Earlier this month a German trailer for Marvel’s The Avengers emerged with new footage from the eagerly anticipated superhero movie and now comes this Russian trailer which, like it’s German counterpart, features even more unseen footage from the film which is directed by Joss Whedon and stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Tom Hiddleston, Stellan Skarsgård and Samuel L. Jackson.
The Avengers hits UK cinemas on April 27th 2012.
Marvel Studios presents “Marvel’s The Avengers”—the Super Hero team up of a lifetime, featuring iconic Marvel Super Heroes Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Thor, Captain America, Hawkeye and Black Widow. When an unexpected enemy emerges that threatens global safety and security, Nick Fury, Director of the international peacekeeping agency known as S.H.I.E.L.D., finds himself in need of a team to pull the world back from the brink of disaster. Spanning the globe, »
Sneak Peek a new Russian trailer supporting the upcoming super-hero comic book fantasy feature "The Avengers", based on the Marvel Comics characters, releasing in 3D.
The 'ensemble' movie stars Samuel L. Jackson as 'Nick Fury', Chris Evans as 'Captain America', Jeremy Renner as 'Hawkeye', Scarlett Johansson as the 'Black Widow', Chris Hemsworth as 'Thor', Robert Downey Jr. as 'Iron Man' and Mark Ruffalo as 'Bruce Banner'.
The new film will be distributed by Walt Disney Pictures, May 4, 2012.
Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "The Avengers"...
- Michael Stevens
We all know that Loki (Tom Hiddleston) is the main villain of Marvel's The Avengers. But this Joss Whedon directed ensemble is rumored to have a second villain that has, until now, been kept a tightly guarded secret.
Neca's HeroClix is set to release their Marvel's the Avengers line in 2012, and a product description sent to retailers seemingly gives away the identity of the film's top secret villain. If we are to believe this toy description, Captain America: The First Avenger foe Red Skull (Hugo Weaving) will be the one helping Loki to destroy our team of superheroes this summer.
Here is the product description for the HeroClix line of Marvel's the Avengers miniature figurines.
"Charging straight out of theaters and onto your tabletop, Marvel's the Avengers Movie HeroClix set features heroes like Captain America and Thor as they battle the villainy of the Red Skull and Loki! Each Counter-Top »
Marvel has unveiled a Russian trailer for "The Avengers," which has some never-before-seen footage from the movie. We also have a full body shot of The Hulk. Check out everything below. Plot: Continuing the epic big-screen adventures started in "Iron Man," "The Incredible Hulk," "Iron Man 2," "Thor" and "Captain America: The First Avenger," in Marvel's "The Avengers," the world's greatest Super Heroes must assemble to pull the world back from the brink of disaster when an unexpected enemy threatens global security. "The Avengers" is directed by Joss Whedon (Serenity) and is set to hit theaters on May 4th, 2012. Trailer: If you cannot see the player, click here. The Hulk: (click to enlarge) Click here to read more about "The Avengers." »
The Russians are also excited for the upcoming comic book movie “The Avengers.” On the Russian MSN site, MSN released the Russian trailer and posters for the Joss Whedon-directed movie. “The Avengers” cast includes Chris Hemsworth, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Chris Evans, Cobie Smulders, Jeremy Renner, Samuel L. Jackson, Gwyneth Paltrow, Stellan Skarsgard, Mark Ruffalo, Tom Hiddleston and Amanda Righetti. Here’s the official description of the movie: Continuing the epic big-screen adventures started in “Iron Man,” “The Incredible Hulk,” “Iron Man 2,” “Thor” and “Captain America: The First Avenger,” “Marvel’s The Avengers” is the superhero team up of a lifetime. When an unexpected enemy emerges that threatens global safety and security, Nick Fury, Director of the international peacekeeping agency known as Shield, finds himself in need of a team to pull the world back from the brink of disaster. Spanning the globe, a daring recruitment effort begins. »
It's been a great year for comic book movies (well, mostly!) and here are my top ten moments from those released this past year. I'm sure you all have your own opinions on these and many others, so please feel free to sound off with your thoughts in the usual place. It would be extremely easy to select ten moments for each of these, so don't forget to also add any I may have missed! 10. The Green Hornet - Gangster's Paradise While not everyone enjoyed Michel Gondry's take on The Green Hornet, the scene between Seth Rogen (Green Hornet) and Jay Chou (Kato) in which the duo sing along to Coolio's "Gangster's Paradise" while taking the Black Beauty out for the first time is what Rogen quite rightly describes in the film as "so wicked". 9. Captain America: The First Avenger - "We Had A Date" There was plenty »
I couldn't spot any new footage in the German trailer for The Avengers, but there's definitely some new stuff in a Russian trailer that just went online. For example, there's a brief dialogue exchange between Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) and Loki (Tom Hiddleston), but it's dubbed in Russian. However, I believe it's the exchange Tommy saw in English at D23 earlier this year. According to Tommy, Loki says, "He has an army," and Stark replies, "We have a Hulk." There's also some brief shots of Captain America (Chris Evans) jumping out of a plane and Loki dealing some damage to our fine planet and its citizens. Hit the jump to check out the Russian trailer. The film also stars Chris Hemsworth, Jeremy Renner, Scarlett Johansson, Mark Ruffalo, and Samuel L. Jackson. The Avengers opens in 3D on May 4, 2012. Via Bleeding Cool. <a href="http://video.ru.msn.com/?mkt=ru-ru&vid=0bc0d65f-99c7-44a2-825e-d914178c7cce&from=RURU_msnvideo_embedd&src=FLPl:embed::uuids" _mce_href="http://video.ru.msn.com/?mkt=ru-ru&vid=0bc0d65f-99c7-44a2-825e-d914178c7cce&from=RURU_msnvideo_embedd&src=FLPl:embed::uuids" target='_new' title='Мстители' >Видео: Мстители</a> Here’s the official synopsis for »
- Matt Goldberg
Joss Whedon’s upcoming The Avengers is without a doubt one of the most highly anticipated films of the year, and in the past few months, we’ve been treated to plenty of brilliant images, posters, and that all-important first trailer that took the Internet by storm back in October. Truly, it made the film look even more incredible than we all knew it would be.
Earlier this month, we saw some new footage from the film when the German trailer came online, and we’ve now got a bit more to see with the Russian trailer that MSN Russia have put up, via ComingSoon.net. Like the German trailer, it’s very similar to the English language one, but with a few added moments of awesomeness to soak up ahead of its release next spring.
- Kenji Lloyd
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