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You'll Never Believe What Robert Downey Jr. Just Said Is The Best Marvel Movie

August 29th, 2014 5:51pm EDT
Robert Downey Jr.
Despite starring in three highly successful, blockbuster "Iron Man" films and "The Avengers," Robert Downey Jr. has praised the latest film from Disney's Marvel Studios, Guardians of the Galaxy, calling it the best yet from the production company.

While speaking on his new film "The Judge," which is premiering at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) next week, Downey Jr. told the Toronto Sun that he loved the film.

"Galaxy in some ways is the best Marvel movie ever," he said. "And it's odd for someone with -- on occasion -- an ego the size of mine to actually say that!"

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Tom Hiddleston Sends Joss Whedon A 'Transatlantic Fist Bump' With Sincere Email 'Thank You' Note

July 31st, 2014 10:17am EDT
Hiddleston & Whedon
Images have emerged on Reddit of an email correspondence between British actor Tom Hiddleston and director Joss Whedon.

The email is a 'thank you' from Hiddleston, who sent it to Whedon after reading over the entire 'The Avengers' script. Evidently, Hiddleston was absolutely thrilled by the way Whedon wrote Loki, so much so that it prompted an excited response from God of mischief himself.

His praise was highly British, writing "It's high operatic villainy... it's grand and epic and majestic and poetic and lyrical and wicked and rich and badass and might possibly be the most gloriously f...
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Marvel's New Captain America Is Black, Thor Is A Woman And There's A 'Superior Iron Man' On The Way

July 18th, 2014 4:15pm EDT
Marvel's New Captain America Is Black, Thor Is A Woman And There
Marvel comics has been rolling out some major new changes lately by announcing on Wednesday that in a new Thor series the titular character will now be a woman (not She-Thor, mind you, just 'Thor'). With the previous Thor no longer worthy of carrying his hammer Mjolnir, a mysterious new character will now take the mantle of the mightiest Avenger.

With the new Thor news comes a big change to another Avenger -- Captain America.

Marvel also announced on Wednesday that there will be a new Captain, this time sidekick Sam Wilson, aka The Falcon, will carry the red, white and blue shield after S...
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Female Thor Will Be 'Unlike Any Thor We've Ever Seen Before'

July 16th, 2014 8:06pm EDT
Female Thor Will Be 'Unlike Any Thor We've Ever Seen Before'
Marvel Comics shocked fans on Tuesday by announcing that Thor will be recreated as a woman.

Marvel editor Wil Moss said in a statement: "The inscription on Thor's hammer reads 'Whosoever holds this hammer, if HE be worthy, shall possess the power of Thor.' Well it's time to update that inscription.

"The new Thor continues Marvel’s proud tradition of strong female characters like Captain Marvel, Storm, Black Widow and more. And this new Thor isn’t a temporary female substitute – she’s now the one and only Thor, and she is worthy!"

Writer Jason Aaron added: "This is not She-Thor. This is n...
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Top 20 Superhero Teams That Made It To Television Or Film

May 22nd, 2014 6:00pm EDT
The Suicide Squad
There have been many superhero teams, but only a select few have made it to the big time: having a television or film! Of course, that's not always a good thing (our first selection can attest to that), but still – it's an accomplishment! Here are the Top 10 Superhero Teams That Made It To Television Or Film.

Suicide Squad

The Suicide Squad is an anti hero team employed by the American government for "deniable operations," meaning if they get caught no one is coming to save them. Criminals such as Deadshot and Poison Ivy go on insane missions in exchange for pardons. The team has been men...
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12 Modern Day Movie-Duo BFFs

May 8th, 2014 5:00pm EDT
12 Modern Day Movie-Duo BFFs
We all need a friend to lie on now when faced with life’s toughest hurdles are thrust in our paths, and movie characters are no different. Friends provide wisdom and solace, a much needed supporting ear and voice to guide us through familiar relationship and financial problems.

And while movie characters' problems are much more dangerous, with alien evils, mutant xenophobia and death match competitions threatening their livelihood, they still couldn't have succeeded without the dedicated support of their secondary cast. These characters may have been well written, but they didn’t fully com...
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17 Movies That Prove 2010s Will Be One Of Film's Best Decades

April 20th, 2014 2:00pm EDT
17 Movies That Prove 2010s Will Be One Of Film's Best Decades
With the endless sequel-reboot environment consuming the Hollywood landscape, it can be easy to claim that movies’ best days are already over. But just by looking at the crop of high-quality pictures from this decade alone, the era of top notch filmmaking is still far away from closing credits. From psychotic ballerinas to robotic romances and every top-notch indie and mainstream pic in between, these pics prove that the golden age of Hollywood may just be starting. Here are 17 movies that prove the 2010’s will be one of the best decades in film history.

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The Best And Worst Resurrections Of TV Characters

December 18th, 2013 11:07am EST
Family Guy
Brian from Family Guy was resurrected via some time-traveling tomfoolery Sunday night, making him the latest TV character to be brought back from the dead. We can't say we were surprised by his return, considering Family Guy might as well be called "The Stewie and Brian Show" these days. However, it did get us thinking about some of the best and worst resurrections of TV characters…

Worst: Stewie, Family Guy. Let's stick with Family Guy for our first choice. Yes, it was necessary for Stewie to come back to life due to his popularity on the show. However, when Stewie "died" in a computer pr...
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Disney And Marvel To Bring 'Daredevil' Series To Netflix

November 8th, 2013 2:24pm EST
Daredevil
Disney and Netflix announced a new deal on Thursday that will bring four new series featuring Marvel superheroes, inlcuding Daredevil, to the streaming video service.

The live-action adventures of Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Iron Fist and Luke Cage will be told through four new 13-episode shows beginning in 2015. The shows will all lead into special miniseries "The Defenders," which will feature all four heroes that hail from Hell's Kitchen, New York.

"This deal is unparalleled in its scope and size, and reinforces our commitment to deliver Marvel's brand, content and characters across all ...
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Samuel L Jackson: Elizabeth Olsen Cast As Scarlet Witch In 'Avengers' Sequel

October 3rd, 2013 4:03pm EDT
Elizabeth Olsen
Samuel L. Jackson has revealed that Elizabeth Olsen has been cast as the Scarlet Witch in the upcoming Avengers Sequel.

The revelation came during an interview with the Wall Street Journal, where Jackson chatted about his cameo in the ABC series Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. He said of the upcoming Avengers sequel, The Avengers: Age of Ultron, "I don’t think we begin shooting before March of next year.

"I know we’re shooting in London, that James Spader is Ultron and going to be the bad guy, and that we added Ms. [Elizabeth] Olsen [who will play the Scarlet Witch], but I don’t know what she’s do...
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Comic Con 2013: Superman & Batman Movie, 'Guardians Of The Galaxy' And 'Avengers 2' Dominate

July 22nd, 2013 6:02pm EDT
Thor: The Dark World
Saturday was a huge day at this year's Comic Con, especially for Marvel studios.

The superhero movie-making factory had quite a few announcements to make, sending fans who were there (and who weren't there) into a frenzy over what's coming in the next two years.

To start, actor Tom Hiddleston reprised his role as Loki from "The Avengers," and the upcoming "Thor: The Dark World," trying hard to keep a straight face while in character to present the trailer for the "Thor" sequel.

Marvel also previewed next summer's sequel "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" and the highly anticipated "Gu...
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Comic Con 2013: Official Title And New Villain Announced For 'The Avengers' Sequel

July 21st, 2013 4:08pm EDT
Loki
Actor Tom Hiddleston brought the crowd in the San Diego Convention Center's Hall H to a frenzy as he showed up to the panel for upcoming Marvel films Thor: The Dark World, Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Guardians of the Galaxy in character as supervillain Loki.

Hiddleston gave a short speech before revealing footage from the "Thor" sequel, finding it difficult to stay in character and cracking smiles at times during his speech.

Director Joss Whedon surprised fans by showing a teaser trailer for "The Avengers 2" which reveals that the new villain is Ultron -- a creation of Dr. Hen...
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Robert Downey, Jr. Signs On To Two 'Avengers' Sequels

June 21st, 2013 12:00pm EDT
The Avengers
Robert Downey, Jr. has officially signed on to reprise Tony Stark/Iron Man in two sequels of "The Avengers." The blockbuster was the highest-grossing film of 2012.

Marvel Studios announced the news on Thursday but didn't mention making an "Iron Man 4."

Downey, Jr.'s "Iron Man 3" made more than $1 billion in global ticket sales, making it the second biggest superhero flick of all time - after "The Avengers."

Rumors circulated that Downey, Jr. delayed signing a deal unless he received a big enough paycheck for the project. He told GQ magazine earlier this year that he made $50 million for ...
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'Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.' Extended Trailer Shows Agent Coulson's Return, Hints At Superhero Cameos

May 15th, 2013 12:07pm EDT
Agents of SHIELD
The funny thing about comic book characters is that they rarely stay dead for long.

Agent Phil Coulson, despite getting stabbed in the back in The Avengers and dying in the arms of Nick Fury, has returned to the world of the living and will play a huge role in the upcoming TV series Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

At first it was believed the series would take place before the events of The Avengers, but it becomes clear that this is post-New York invasion when an interviewed agent describes himself as "Clearance Level 6" and explains that he knows Coulson was killed.

That's when Coulson...
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MTV Movie Awards Winners & Fashion: 'The Avengers,' Emma Watson, Will Ferrell & More!

April 15th, 2013 8:56am EDT
Emma Watson
"The Avengers" dominated the 2013 MTV Movie Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday night, taking home three trophies - Movie of the Year, Best Fight and Best Villain (Tom Hiddleston).

"Silver Linings Playbook" also performed well, with Bradley Cooper picking up Best Male Performance and  Best Kiss with his co-star Jennifer Lawrence.

Australian actress Rebel Wilson, who hosted the show, also picked up two awards for her role in "Pitch Perfect": Breakthrough Performance and Best Musical Moment.

Jamie Foxx won the Generation Award, Emma Watson was presented with the Trailblazer Award, and Will Fer...
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Joss Whedon: 'I'd Direct 'Star Wars' If I Wasn't Directing 'The Avengers' Sequel'

January 14th, 2013 6:07pm EST
Joss Whedon
Joss Whedon would love to work on the next installment in the Star Wars series, but he has an enviable problem: He's already working on the sequel to The Avengers.

Whedon mused to CNN, "I'm as angry as you should be. When I heard [about 'Star Wars'] I was like, 'I wonder ... no, I really can't do that. Oh, I already have a job.' I wouldn't clear the 'Avengers.' I'm having so much fun with that sequel right now, just with the script, that I couldn't imagine not doing it."

The Avengers sequel, which is thought to have nemesis Thanos at its center (he's shown during a credits sequence), is d...
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Lincoln, Life Of Pi & Les Mis Lead 2013 Oscar Nominations (See Full List)

January 10th, 2013 10:13am EST
Lincoln
This year's Oscars host, Seth MacFarlane, was accompanied by actress Emma Stone Thursday morning to announce the nominees for the 85th annual Academy Awards.

Over 400 media representatives from around the world attended the 5:30am (Pacific) press conference to find out which films and stars are this year's cream of the crop.

Not surprisingly, Steven Spielberg's Abraham Lincoln biopic Lincoln led the pack with a whopping 12 nominations, including Best Picture, Best Actor (Daniel Day Lewis), and Best Director (Spielberg).

There were few surprises amongst this year's nominees, most notably ...
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Film Fans Overwhelmingly Agree: 'The Avengers' Was The Most Overrated Flick Of 2012

January 5th, 2013 11:00am EST
the Avengers
What movie didn't live up to expectations in 2012? The answer may surprise you. "The Avengers" was voted the most overrated movie of the year in a new Los Angeles Times poll.

The ultimate comic-book film, "The Avengers" ties together characters such as Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), Captain America (Chris Evans), The Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), and Thor (Chris Hemsworth) for a big-screen franchise team-up.

Even though Joss Whedon's star-studded action blockbuster was the highest-grossing film internationally last year, some fans were far from impressed. The movie earned 85 percent of the votes t...
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Best Movies of 2012

December 24th, 2012 12:00pm EST
The Avengers
2012 was a great year for superheroes, James Bond, a former President of the United States and Ben Affleck. What defines a great film? It's different for everyone, but first and foremost it must entertain. Many movies did just that over the past year.

"The Avengers" was the highest grossing film of 2012, earning $623 million in the United States and a staggering $1.5 billion worldwide.

The number-three grossing film of all time (behind James Cameron's "Titanic" and "Avatar"), starred Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man, Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, Mark Ruffalo as the H...
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2012 DVD & Blu-ray Holiday Gift Guide

November 22nd, 2012 8:00pm EST
Starpulse holiday gift guide
Hollywood has put out some great home entertainment releases over the past few months, and we have some suggestions for the film lover, TV fanatic, secret santa and more!

Not sure what to buy your picky uncle or reclusive sibling? Do you need something for the office grab bag? Check out our list of this season's must-have DVDs and Blu-ray discs...

FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY

THE AVENGERS

The premium 4-Disc Blu-ray Combo Pack provides 5-unique ways to enjoy “Marvel’s The Avengers” (on Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray, DVD, Digital Copy and Digital Download of “Avengers Assembled” Music from and inspired by...
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'Star Wars Episode VII' Trailer Brings In Buzz, Woody & 'The Avengers'

November 5th, 2012 2:01pm EST
Star Wars Taiwan Animation
Taiwan's Next Media Animation (NMA) studios released another fantastic video last week, this one called "Star Wars Episode 7 Official Trailer."

The crazy video studio, based in Taipei, Taiwan, brings international news to a whole new level by not only reporting on all the latest stories, but providing some hilarious visuals as well through computer animation. Who needs cute girls in front of green screens?

The Star Wars video starts with a guy smoking a cigar dressed as Mickey Mouse sitting with George Lucas and a girl dressed as slave Princess Leia on a couch at a stripclub, while a woma...
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At Last! 'The Avengers' Hits Blu-ray, DVD & More Sept. 25

September 22nd, 2012 7:04am EDT
The Avengers
"The Avengers," which has made a staggering $1.4 billion at the worldwide box office, arrives on Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray, DVD, digital and on-demand Sept. 25, 2012.

The number-three grossing film of all time (behind James Cameron's "Titanic" and "Avatar"), stars Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man, Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, Mark Ruffalo as the Hulk, Chris Evans as Captain America and Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow.

Taking center stage is Nick Fury (played once again by the note-perfect Samuel L. Jackson), leader of the peacekeeping agency known as S.H.I.E.L.D. Fury, alon...
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2012 Summer Blockbusters - The Winners & The Losers

September 8th, 2012 3:00pm EDT
The Avengers
Sometimes the task of getting people to flock to the movie theatres during the summer months can be tricky, as some would rather soak up the rays from the sun instead of those coming from the projector. But if the soothing sensation of a cool, dark room isn't enough to attract the audience, what is? Here's a recap of this summer's hits and misses at the box office.

The season kicked off big time with "The Avengers," which brought in a record $207.4 million during its first weekend. Performances by stars such as Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans and Scarlett Johansson brought life to Iron Man,...
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ABC Orders S.H.I.E.L.D. Pilot, Written By Joss & Jed Whedon

August 29th, 2012 8:36am EDT
The Avengers
"The Avengers" director Joss Whedon is behind a new ABC pilot for Marvel's fictional espionage and secret military law-enforcement agency, S.H.I.E.L.D, according to Deadline.com.

The network officially gave the greenlight for the project, which will be co-written by Whedon and his brother Jed Whedon. Joss may also direct.

S.H.I.E.L.D. originally stood for Supreme Headquarters, International Espionage, Law-Enforcement Division. In 1991 it was changed to Strategic Hazard Intervention Espionage Logistics Directorate.

The comic featured superheroes such as Nick Fury and Maria Hill, played by...
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'The Expendables' And The Top 10 Ensemble Casts

August 17th, 2012 3:07pm EDT
The Expendables
The Expendables 2 comes out this weekend, featuring an ensemble cast of action stars from the past 30 years. It got us thinking: What were the best ensemble casts in recent films? Here's our list:

The Magnificent Seven: Yul Brynner, Eli Wallach, Charles Bronson, Steve McQueen, Robert Vaughn, James Coburn, Brad Dexter, Horst Buchholtz. This western remake of Akira Kurosawa's "Seven Samurai" featured some of the greatest action stars of their generation - certainly an Expendables of the time. It's the second most shown film on television, next to "The Wizard of Oz."
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Jeremy Renner In 'Bourne Legacy' And 10 Other Franchise Recasts

August 9th, 2012 12:07pm EDT
The Bourne Legacy
Jeremy Renner isn't playing Jason Bourne, but he's taking over the Bourne franchise for Matt Damon in The Bourne Legacy. Renner's also not the first actor or actress to become the new face of a franchise. Here are 10 other franchise recasts:

Bruce Banner - Eric Bana/Edward Norton/Mark Ruffalo: Bana signed for three Hulk films, but was replaced by super fan Norton when Marvel re-acquired the rights. Norton re-wrote The Incredible Hulk and starred in a hit, but was unable to come to a deal when a role in The Avengers was available. Ruffalo filled in, and was given positive reviews.

Ra...
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Joss Whedon Signs On For 'Avengers' Sequel, Live-Action ABC Show

August 8th, 2012 11:07am EDT
Joss Whedon
Disney has confirmed in an investors' conference call that Joss Whedon will return as the director of The Avengers sequel. Disney also confirmed rumors that Whedon is developing a live-action show for ABC that takes place within the Marvel universe.

The movie deal is a 3-year exclusive, meaning the latest an Avengers movie could be made with Whedon at the helm is sometime in 2015.

ABC has been rumored to be eying a Hulk TV series much like the classic superhero show. However, it's believed that Whedon will be working on something else entirely; Guillermo del Toro is attached to the Hulk ...
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'Thor' Sequel Casts Christopher Eccleston As Villain Malekith

August 2nd, 2012 12:37pm EDT
Christopher Eccleston
The villain the Thor sequel has finally been announced. Christopher Eccleston will play Malekith, the lord of the Dark Elves, in 2013's Thor: The Dark World.

The comic version of Malekith has connections with the Casket of Ancient Winters, an artifact the frost giants from the first film were very interested in.

Christopher Eccleston is known for his turn as Dr. Who in 2005. He left after a single season, claiming he didn't want to be typecast as the famous character.

Alan Taylor will be directing the film. If that name sounds familair, he's directed six episodes of HBO's Game of Thrones...
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This Summer's Hottest Male Movie Stars

July 8th, 2012 8:00am EDT
Christian Bale the Dark Knight Rises
Superhero flicks "The Amazing Spider-Man" and "The Dark Knight Rises" are two of the biggest releases this month, and they star some of Hollywood's hottest celebrities.

On July 20, Christian Bale returns as the caped crusader, which picks up following the events in the previous film. He battles the deadly bane (Tom Hardy) and Catwoman (Anne Hathaway).

Oh, but there's more. Much more.

Escape the outside heat and get hot inside by seeing your favorite male stars on the big screen this summer. Watch the cast of the stripper flick "Magic Mike" and Colin Farrell and Jeremy Renner from the Aug...
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5 Awesome Upcoming Superhero-free Movies

June 21st, 2012 1:07pm EDT
The Avengers' Cast
Thanks to Marvel Studios and the brilliance of Stan Lee, this is definitely the summer of the superhero. “The Avengers” kicked both alien invader and box office booty, and Spider-Man and Batman will soon join the fray with “The Amazing Spider-Man” and “The Dark Knight Rises” respectively. Fanboys and fangirls may be whipped up in a geeky frenzy, but if you prefer your summer films cape-free, here are five movies that are sure to provide summer box office thrills, no super powers needed.

“Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter”

Four score and seven years ago, Abraham Lincoln (Benjamin Walke...
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