Inside Movies Breaking Movie News and Scoops | Movie Reviews

Tag: The Avengers (91-100 of 122)

'Hunger Games' and 'Lorax' lead 2012's box office boom: Are we headed for a record-breaking year?

Sorry, Lisbeth Salander — you tried your best, but apparently, what Hollywood really needed to revive the box office was a fuzzy orange puffball and starving archer named Katniss.

Yep, in 2012, titles like The Hunger Games and The Lorax have lifted the box office high above its late-2011 woes. In case you forgot, 2011 ended up being the least-attended year at the movies since 1995 after sure bets such as The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo and The Adventures of Tintin floundered at the box office during the normally lucrative holiday season.

Still, almost as soon as the ball dropped on New Year’s Eve, the box office’s fortunes completely turned around.

Every movie — from 21 Jump Street to The Vow to the aforementioned Games — suddenly seemed to be over-performing (except John Carter, of course). After 114 days, the 2012 box office had amassed $3.16 billion — a whopping 17 percent above the $2.70 billion that had been earned at the same point in 2011 — and the healthy grosses don’t look likely to slow down anytime soon. What’s behind the big bump? We brought that question to two box office analysts,‘s Gitesh Pandya and‘s Phil Contrino. Here’s what the industry experts had to say: READ FULL STORY

New 'The Dark Knight Rises' trailer to play in front of 'The Avengers'

As if fanboys didn’t already have enough reason to pack into cineplexes the weekend of May 4, EW has confirmed that the third trailer for The Dark Knight Rises will play in front Marvel Studios’ The Avengers. 

While Christopher Nolan’s final Batman film is based on the venerable DC Comics property — and as we all know, DC and Marvel are sworn enemies except for lucrative inter-company crossover opportunities — Warner Bros. smartly decided that it made sense to pair TDKR‘s newest trailer with Marvel’s wildly anticipated omnibus superhero behemoth. The trailer will play with 3-D and 2-D screenings in both conventional and IMAX theaters.

The inventively named Nolan fansite “Nolan Fans” first broke the story.

Read more:
‘The Dark Knight Rises’ star Tom Hardy talks about playing Bane and inventing the villain’s controversial voice: ‘It’s a risk.’
‘The Dark Knight Rises’ earns PG-13 rating for violence and…sensuality?
‘The Dark Knight Rises’ trailer #2: Explosive. Scary. Political?
‘The Dark Knight Rises’ trailer #1: “Every Hero Has a Journey. Every Journey Has an End.”

Tribeca Film Festival: 10* world premieres to see in 10 nights


The 11th Annual Tribeca Film Festival began last night, with a star-studded gala screening of The Five-Year Engagement, starring Jason Segel and Emily Blunt. It’s a big, funny romantic comedy that you can see yourself at your local multiplex next week, but some of Tribeca’s other offerings are reserved for lucky Gotham cinephiles. New Yorkers are accustomed to a multitude of movie options, even when there isn’t a festival in town. So we won’t fawn over the amazing Searching for Sugarman — Sundance discovered it first — or the adorable period comedy, Hysteria, a Toronto find. New Yorkers like to be first. To that end, there are 50 world premieres at this year’s festival. So without further ado, here are 10 Tribeca screenings — nine world premieres and one ginormous exception — that will fill your festival with me-first Big Apple pride. (But yes, if you must see the delightful Your Sister’s Sister, it’s okay to enjoy that Toronto fave, too.)

First Winter

A group of hippie urbanites think they’ve found the perfect winter oasis in a country farmhouse, but when the power goes out, their utopian ideals are put to the test. READ FULL STORY

'Avengers' clip: Thor and Iron Man fight... and fight and fight

A new clip for May’s hotly anticipated The Avengers — or, as it’s known in Finland, The Most Exquisite Spin-Off Accumulation Organization: Accumulators, Accumulate! — has just hit the internet. The meat of the video is a 52-second sneak peek of Iron Man and Thor having an old-fashioned Godzilla/Rodan battle in a forest. (Presumably, Captain America shows up after the clip to calm things down. Cap is such a Mothra.)

As a lifelong Avengers fan, I have to point out that clip is predicated on a curious ongoing fallacy: The notion that a mere mortal could somehow fight Thor for more than a couple seconds. Like, you know how sometimes, in old Avengers comics, the team would have training sessions? Hawkeye would shoot his arrows, and Scarlet Witch would cast her magical mutant powers of plot contrivance, and Wonder Man would punch something while his eyes shined red? I like to imagine that Thor would occasionally walk into the training sessions, cheekily proclaim, “Hey guys, guess what: I’m a god!” and then cause a hurricane to destroy the Eastern Seaboard. Watch the clip below, or check it out in HD at iTunes. READ FULL STORY

'The Avengers': Teaming up to shoot some last-minute footage?


The details are unclear, but it sounds like the gang from The Avengers is teaming up for one last job.

The movie comes out May 4, but at a press conference yesterday Robert Downey Jr. made reference to the actors getting together that evening. “We’re actually not done shooting,” Downey told the crowd. “We’re shooting one more scene tonight.” Amid the shock, he added: “I’m not kidding.” READ FULL STORY

Crawl inside Joss Whedon's head as he makes 'The Avengers' -- EW Exclusive

It’s a sweltering day in June last year. The air in Albuquerque still smells burnt from wildfires along the Arizona border. Inside the rusting hulk of an abandoned train depot on the edge of downtown, The Avengers has turned the empty space into a New York City battlescape.

Flames and smoke rise from heaps of rubble along a strip made to look like a Manhattan street. Smashed cars are wheeled around on forklifts, and guys in alien motion-capture suits strut in to rehearse an attack on Captain America. Scarlett Johansson has just finished a scene where wires swing her leather-clad form through the air, and Mark Ruffalo is in a far corner looking at digital effects for an upcoming scene with him as The Hulk.

Sitting alone in a folding chair amid the chaos is writer-director Joss Whedon, whose mind probably looks a lot like the scene around him: overheated, frenzied, and full of weird characters.

The Avengers premiered to raves this week, and opens nationwide on May 4. (Meanwhile, Cabin the Woods, the horror film he co-wrote, debuts today). Here’s what it was like to be present at creation on The Avengers set, when Whedon let EW poke around that brain of his… READ FULL STORY

'Avengers' premiere: Can you have too many superheroes?

At last night’s world premiere of The Avengers in Hollywood, the red carpet was packed with huge movie stars. But of course, that was the point, since The Avengers brings together several heroes from the Marvel universe to form a superteam to defend Earth. Iron Man, Thor, Captain America, and the Hulk already have their own franchises, and Black Widow and Hawkeye are poised to break out, but did the cast ever doubt that all these characters could fit in one movie. Yes, actually. “If I’m being honest, I thought there were going to be too many in Avengers until we read the final script,” said Scarlett Johansson. READ FULL STORY

New 'Avengers' clip: Tony Stark confronts Loki, takes superhero head count

As we get closer and closer to tonight’s live-stream of The Avengers’ red carpet premiere — and baby steps closer to the theatrical release — every teaser clip is just another reminder that our awesomeness tolerance is thisclose to being Hulk-smashed.

MTV has a new sneak peek at the Marvel mash-up, due out May 4, in which Tony Stark (a.k.a. Iron Man, a.k.a. Robert Downey, Jr.) casually confronts supervillian Loki (Tom Hiddleston) in an oddly quiet Manhattan high-rise. In the clip, Stark coolly takes roll call of his fellow Avengers (the coolest co-workers ever, natch) and lets Loki know that he’s pissed off every single one. Watch below, and see if you can guess which Avenger is the one with “breathtaking anger management issues”: READ FULL STORY

'The Avengers' clip: Cobie Smulders' Maria Hill tussles with Nick Fury, verbally

We know Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow can fight — even with her hands tied behind her back — but what about the other high-profile woman on the S.H.I.E.L.D. team, Maria Hill (How I Met Your Mother‘s Cobie Smulders)? A new Avengers clip, which Smulders debuted on The Late Show with David Letterman last night, shows Hill in a (verbal) scrap with her boss, Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson), over whether it’s safe or even possible to evacuate due to the unstable Tesseract. At least, I think that’s what they’re talking about. Check it out below:  READ FULL STORY

Marvel announces 'Captain America' sequel set for April 2014

Captain America is being redeployed.

The coda to last year’s Captain America set up The Avengers and, in turn, The Avengers is apparently setting up a Captain America sequel. Marvel Studios and parent company Disney announced today that Chris Evans’ patriotic superhero will go straight into a stand-alone followup scheduled to debut April 4, 2014.


Latest Videos in Movies


From Our Partners

TV Recaps

Powered by VIP