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Robert Downey Jr. Will Return As Iron Man in THE AVENGERS 2 and THE AVENGERS 3

Thursday, June 20th, 2013
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I love the Power Glove, it’s so bad.

Marvel Studios announced today that Robert Downey, Jr. has signed a two-picture agreement to reprise the role of Tony Stark/Iron Man in Marvel’s The Avengers 2 and Marvel’s The Avengers 3.  Dude is going to be swimming like Scrooge soon if he keeps this up he told GQ he made about $50 million from The Avengers).  His last two Marvel films, 2012′s Marvel’s The Avengers and this year’s Iron Man 3, rank as two of the top five grossing films of all time.

The Avengers 2 is being written and directed by Joss Whedon again, so fear not kids.  It is slated to begin production in March 2014 and open in theaters May 1, 2015.  Thor: The Dark World and Captain America: The Winter Soldier open this November and April 2014, respectively.

He is worth every penny, and I assume the studios know it.  If they think they can recast Iron Man like James Bond, they are mistaken.  Many suspect The Avengers 3 will be his last go with the role; Downey previously mentioned that he saw 50 as a good age to retire from the character (he’ll be 53 when The Avengers 3 is released).

2013 Oscar Nominations Announced; Ben Affleck Snubbed for Best Director

Thursday, January 10th, 2013

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That’s really all I have to say about the nominations, Ben Affleck got snubbed.  Argo was one of the best movies of the year and he didn’t get nominated for directing (although it’s up for Best Picture).  Don’t take this year’s nominations seriously; Flight got a nomination for writing.

The 85th Academy Awards will take place on February 24th, check out the nominations below:

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Cut To The Chase: THE AVENGERS (2012) – Marvel’s All-Star Game Has Its Moments

Saturday, May 12th, 2012

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Cut To The Chase Reviews from The City of Films are spoiler free Reviews ‘abridged for your pleasure’. Quick, concise, and sometimes entertaining opinions on the go!

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Leaving the theater this afternoon it was clear that the kids who just watched The Avengers really loved it.  They were already re-enacting the Hulk moments, (there are many of them) leaving me feeling old, that’s because I was actually bored for most of the movie.

The first act of Joss Whedon’s near erotic love letter to fans of the past Marvel movies is a wash, if you’re coming to this movie, it should be expected you know these characters.  We didn’t need the paint by numbers who’s who in Marvel land again; you squeezed that into the four previous cash grabs.

I swear at one point I thought Robert Downey Jr. was going to look right at the camera and say “time to assemble…right guys!?”  Too many winks, nods, and reminders of things we know and have seen.  Also, Hawkeye and Black Widow should never have been included in this film; they couldn’t shine at all next to people with actual powers.

Alright, I got that out of my system.  The payoff is in the third act, and yes the Hulk steals the movie.  It is shot really well, you can actually see what’s happening (take note Transformers) which might be a first when it comes to Manhattan getting its ass kicked.  The battles are nicely scaled and fun to watch, I also enjoyed the chemistry between Tony Stark and Bruce Banner, if we can get an Iron Man & Hulk movie going we should.  Go into this movie expecting a build up that you already seen and you will do fine.

Score: 3.5/5

FYI: Before Mark Ruffalo was cast as The Hulk, Joaquin Phoenix was rumored for the part.

The City of Films SUMMER MOVIE GUIDE 2012

Friday, May 4th, 2012

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The 2012 Summer Movie Season is on and The City of Films has put together your guide of the must-see movies including each superhero extravaganza, highly anticipated blockbusters and the lesser known movies getting a limited release.

So sit back and grab a cold one as we take a look at this summer’s releases.

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Book Review: Joss Whedon: The Complete Companion: The TV Series, the Movies, the Comic Books and More

Tuesday, May 1st, 2012

Joss Whedon: The Complete Companion: The TV Series, the Movies, the Comic Books and More: The Essential Guide to the Whedonverse

“Into every generation a writer is born: one celebrity geek in all the world, a chosen one. He alone will wield the strength and skill to fight the TV networks, the actors, and the forces of darkness; to stop the spread of their evil and the swell of their number. He is the Whedon.”

The Whedon I am speaking of is Joss Whedon. The creator of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Firefly, Dr. Horrible’s Sing Along, Dollhouse, comic books, and not to mention he is directing the new Avengers movie out this Friday! Now his list of accomplishments don’t begin or end there. Thankfully our friends over at Titan Books have just released Joss Whedon: The Complete Companion.

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THE AVENGERS Trailer #2, Now With More Avenging!

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

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Here is the new trailer for Marvel’s The Avengers, the movie was written and directed by Joss Whedon, opens May 4, and stars a lot of pretty looking people.  There will be explosions, big set pieces, and a lot of extras running for their lives.  Will there be a decent character-driven story?  I still can’t tell.

Hit the jump to check out the trailer. The film stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Tom Hiddleston, Cobie Smulders, Stellan Skarsgård, and Samuel L. Jackson. The Avengers opens in 3D on May 4th.

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‘The Muppets’ Parody Paranormal Activity and The Avengers

Friday, October 28th, 2011

muppetsThe Muppets have released two final trailers as parodies, we like them like that.  The highly anticipated return of the Muppets is set to be released on November 23rd, watch the trailers below.

When Walter, the world’s biggest Muppet fan, and friends Gary (Jason Segel) and Mary (Amy Adams) discover the nefarious plan of oilman Tex Richman (Chris Cooper) to raze the Muppet Theater, they help Kermit reunite the Muppets to stage The Greatest Muppet Telethon Ever and raise the $10 million needed to save the theater.

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The First Trailer For ‘The Avengers’

Tuesday, October 11th, 2011

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Marvel Studios has released the first trailer for The Avengers, you can watch it below.  Scheduled for release May 4, 2012, The Avengers is finally happening after setups in Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Iron Man 2, Thor and Captain America.  Director Joss Whedon brings together Iron Man, Captain America and Thor who have been recruited by S.H.I.E.L.D. to help save the world from annihilation.

The Avengers stars Robert Downey, Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner and Samuel L. Jackson. Check it out after the jump.

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Today’s Links: New Bond Girl, Release Date Changes, Photos From The Avengers and More

Thursday, September 29th, 2011

Today's LinksA collection of links from across the web that may be film, TV and or entertainment related.

  • A few movies have tweaked release dates, Steven Spielberg’s War Horse will open December 25th, The Adventures of Tintin and Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol will both open in wide release (including IMAX) on Wednesday, Dec. 21. [Deadline 1, 2] UPDATED in our Fall & Holiday Movie Guide 2011.
  • X-Files creator Chris Carter is back to TV with mystery drama, I hope this doesn’t mean he’s forgotten an X-Files 2012 movie. [deadline]
  • Ben Affleck’s ‘Argo’ gets a release date. [theplaylist]
  • Ellen Page joins cast of ‘The East’ [variety]
  • More photos from the Avengers. [comingsoon]
  • Berenice Marlohe is the new Bond girl. [twitchfilm]

CoF Presents: 10 Reasons Why The Dark Knight Rises Will Be The Best Movie Ever Made

Tuesday, April 5th, 2011

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To hell with it, we’ve decided to go super optimistic with The Dark Knight Rises and have compiled a list of reasons why you should too.  If The Dark Knight was the Empire Strikes Back of sequels, then TDKR is a combination of Return of the King, Last Crusade, Good, the Bad and the Ugly, Toy Story 3 and Goldfinger!  How’s that for hype?  July 20th, 2012 will go down in history as the day the greatest movie ever made was released and here’s why in no particular order: (more…)