Articles tagged chris evans

13 Apr 2011 // 9:00 PM

Joss Whedon 101: The Avengers

The Avengers will be Joss Whedon's most ambitious project to date, the culmination of a string of Marvel Studios superhero films, including the Iron Man, Hulk, Thor, and Captain America films.

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Captain America: The First Avenger

Amid the patriotic pomp and circumstance of the 2011 Superbowl, Marvel Studios unveiled the trailer for their latest blockbusting superheroic outing: Captain America: The First Avenger.

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8 Feb 2011 // 9:00 AM

Super Spots or Big Blunders

A lot of production, distribution, and marketing companies spent a lot of time and a lot of money to air ads for movies that are six months away. Which ones will make them a lot of money instead of costing exactly that?

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Oh Captain, My Captain America

Even though he's no Batman or Spider-Man, the buzz over who will play Captain America reached a fever pitch because he's the embodiment of the American flag and stands for the ideals of the United States.

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6 Feb 2009 // 4:10 AM


Too much explanation, of the sort Cassie is inclined to provide, only slows down the nonsense Push is pushing.

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‘Push’ Lacks Energy, Excitement

They say the most important element in a science fiction story is a strong, understandable mythology. Formulate a believable, working, and logistically logical universe where

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11 Apr 2008 // 1:36 AM

Street Kings

In Street Kings, Tom (Keanu Reeves) is puffy and surly, Neo if he hadn't met Trinity, Neo unsaved.

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A Gallery of Good Works: The Best Films of 2007

From Julian Schnabel's artsy The Diving Bell and the Butterfly to the legendary Coen Brothers splendid adaptation of Cormac McCarthy's No Country for Old Men, PopMatters counts down the 30 best films of 2007.

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Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer

Not every comic book movie is geared toward the nearing middle aged geek - something naysayers of the Fantastic Four franchise fail to comprehend.

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Scarlett Johansson takes a class trip in ‘The Nanny Diaries’

WANTED: Movie ingenue with great sense of humor, earthy sensuality and Hollywood heat, filled with youthful vigor yet old-fashioned movie virtues, for a comedy of

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24 Aug 2007 // 1:00 AM

The Nanny Diaries

The Nanny Diaries' focus on beleaguered women doesn't lead to any sense of "freedom."

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29 Jul 2007 // 11:05 PM

British director gets around to making his own sci-fi adventure

Soon after having made his second film, the exuberant drug-addiction drama “Trainspotting,” Danny Boyle got a lucrative offer from 20th Century Fox to direct the

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26 Jul 2007 // 3:47 AM

‘Sunshine’ star Michelle Yeoh hits the heights

The world’s most famous female action heroine is deathly afraid of heights. Yet there was Michelle Yeoh, lashed into a nose-diving stunt plane to

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20 Jul 2007 // 1:57 AM

Sunshine (2007)

The notion of loss pervades Sunshine, even as calculations of self are increasingly complex.

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18 Jun 2007 // 3:09 AM

Writer takes another ‘Fantastic’ voyage

The call to Mark Frost from his agent in 2003 started out, “This might seem like a crazy idea ...” The agent was suggesting that he think

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18 Jun 2007 // 2:57 AM

The Silver Surfer finally lands on summer movie screens

He’s a Christ figure on a flying surfboard. A chrome-plated philosopher. A herald of doom. The Oscar statuette come to life. Marvel Comics’ Silver

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Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer

At the start of Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, the now incorporated superheroes are negotiating endorsement contracts.

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Monkey Business (Part 2: June)

Apparently, as the sun's strongest rays finally settle over the movie going public, sequels are the remedy to cool down an overheated demographic. This month alone holds five examples of such redux refreshment. The rest of the choices are a variety pack of genres, ideas and possibilities.

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26 Mar 2007 // 3:18 AM

Cowabunga! ‘TMNT’ rules

All it took to conquer 300 indomitable Spartan warriors was four Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. “TMNT,” the animated green guys’ return to the big screen after 14

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23 Mar 2007 // 4:27 AM

TMNT (2007)

The CGI allows the Turtles to have facial expressions, though here these mostly range from angsty to angstier.

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//Mixed media

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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