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'Avengers: Age of Ultron' Review: Marvel Cinematic Universe 'Starting to Wear Thin'

'Avengers: Age of Ultron': Chris Evans as Captain America and Chris Hemsworth as Thor. 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' review: More of same in 'The Avengers' gargantuan sequel Someday somebody's going to make a superhero tentpole movie that doesn't involve the fate of the world or lay waste to vast chunks of God's green earth. Writer/director Joss Whedon, he of the numbingly gargantuan action sequence, is not that somebody. And yet to blame him for not following up 2012's The Avengers, the third highest grossing film ever made, with My Dinner with Thor is not realistic. It would also be a shame. Whedon, by any fair accounting, marshaled enormous reserves of wit and flair to slam-dunk the first film, a mighty […]


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'Avengers: Age of Ultron' Review: Marvel Cinematic Universe 'Starting to Wear Thin'



Golden Globes Winners: Mismatched Best Picture, Best Director and Best Screenplay

Golden Globes 2014: Best Picture winners fail to win Best Director, Best Screenplay (photo © HFPA: 2014 Golden Globes presenters Tom Hanks and Sandra Bullock) The members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association decided to spread the love around at the 2014 Golden Globes. Neither of the two Best Picture winners – Steve McQueen's 12 Years a Slave in the Drama category; David O. Russell's American Hustle in the Comedy or Musical category – succeeded in taking home either the Best Director or the Best Screenplay Golden Globe. These went to, respectively, Alfonso Cuarón for the sentimental thriller Gravity and Spike Jonze for Her, starring Joaquin Phoenix as a man who falls in love with a computer featuring Scarlett Johansson's […]


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Golden Globes Winners: Mismatched Best Picture, Best Director and Best Screenplay



'The Avengers' Return Bombs & 'The Possession' Scary

Labor Day weekend box office verdict: Scary Sept. 3, '12, update: Labor Day is generally a slow holiday at the North American box office. Why? Good question. Perhaps that's merely a Hollywood tradition – as the tail end of the movie summer season, Labor Day weekend has usually been a dumping ground for B (horror) movies and A movies gone awry, so why attempt something different? Or perhaps there's indeed some natural (or otherworldly) phenomenon that prevents Americans and Canadians from going to movie theaters in late August / early September. So, why was this particular Labor Day weekend scary? Well, the no. 1 movie at the domestic box office was/is The Possession, a horror movie purportedly based on a […]


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'The Avengers' Return Bombs & 'The Possession' Scary