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It's probably fair to say that no one expected to see Cobie Smulders (the Canadian "How I Met Your Mother" knockout) and indie fixture Mark Ruffalo (The Kids Are All Right, Zodiac) in a summer blockbuster about the Earth's mightiest heroes joining forces to save the planet but after watching The Avengers, you'd be hard-pressed to think of actors who may have pulled off bad-ass S.H.I.E.L.D. agent and Bruce Banner/The Hulk any better than them.
Writer-director Joss Whedon's ensemble epic is positively bursting with A-listers who've already had a chance to try on their superhero costumes in other movies from the Marvel universe (Thor, Captain America, Iron Man), putting Smulders and Ruffalo in a unique position where they had to both prove themselves to the rampant fanbase and had the room to explore and redefine these characters.
Both actors touched down in Toronto a few days before The Avengers opens in Cineplex theatres and we spoke to them about joining the Whedonverse, how they made these massively popular characters their own and what makes the Avengers so cool.
Read on after the jump.
The low-tech musical "Once," based on the love story of a Czech flower seller and an Irish street musician in Dublin, received a leading 11 Tony Award nominations Tuesday, proving sentiment can sway nominators just as much as special effects.
Two other musicals - "The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess" and "Nice Work If You Can Get It" - each got 10 nominations as the Tony committee spread the wealth across 30 of 37 eligible shows. Unlike last year's "The Book of Mormon," no monster single hit dominated the nominations.
"Once," with songs by Marketa Irglova and Glen Hansard, was originally a low-budget movie made for about $150,000. The film earned $20 million, thanks in part to an original score that included the sublime, 2007 Oscar-winning song, "Falling Slowly." The musical is a study in how to beautifully adapt a movie to the stage.
The best leading actor in a play Tony will pit James Corden from the British import "One Man, Two Guvnors," (see image) Philip Seymour Hoffman from Arthur Miller's "Death of a Salesman," James Earl Jones from "Gore Vidal's The Best Man," Frank Langella from "Man and Boy" and John Lithgow of "The Columnist."
The Avengers kicks off the summer movie season on May 4 and we’ve got enough must-see movies to keep you entertained through the dog days of summer. The Avengers sets the tone for the rest of the summer with larger-than-life superheroes blasting onto the big screen in The Dark Knight Rises and The Amazing Spider-Man, but there are plenty of options that don’t involve men in tights.
With so many movies hitting theatres this summer, we’ve narrowed down our top picks of the films we’re most excited for. Whether you want to catch a break from the summer heat with a comedy that will have you rolling in the aisles with laughter or are looking for a new family favourite, we’ve got a handy breakdown including the buzz behind the movie, the release date, and the trailers to get you talking.
Get ready for a summer filled with stars including Tom Cruise, Christian Bale, Kristen Stewart, Chris Hemsworth, Emma Stone and plenty more! Check out the complete guide after the jump for the top 34 films that are on our radar this summer.
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Robert Downey Jr. made his screen debut at age 5 in a short film directed by his father. It would seem he's been in front of the camera ever since. Even in the midst of his headline-making drug troubles, he still somehow managed to find time (and the means) to put himself in front of the camera. He's starred in big-screen biopics, comedies, action blockbusters, and dramas, found himself on the small screen in "Ally McBeal" and even memorably starred in (on a day pass from prison) an Elton John music video. And through all the muss, the fuss and the films, one thing has never been in doubt: This guy can act. A two-time Oscar nominee and the face of not one but two multi-million dollar franchises (Iron Man and Sherlock Holmes), this Friday finds the ridiculously charismatic actor back on the big screen as Tony Stark in Marvel's The Avengers.
Given our love of Downey Jr. as Stark (and we're not alone, he's currently winning our Avengers superhero poll), the timing seemed right to take a look back at some of his very best performances to-date. So read on to see what Robert roles made our list!
Move over Edward Cullen. Robert Pattinson is doing whatever he can to distance himself from the role that made him famous. With the lead role David Cronenberg’s upcoming nightmarish sexcapade Cosmopolis, Pattinson is choosing roles that will firmly shut the door on the sparkling vampire chapter of his career.
Recent news has Pattinson signing on to the psychological action-thriller Mission: Blacklist about the take-down of Saddam Hussein. The Twilight star is set to play the role of lead military interrogator Eric Maddox who was a key figure in zeroing in on the Iraqi dictator’s hiding spot, leading to his eventual capture.
The film, currently in development, is based on the actual events surrounding Hussein’s capture in 2003 as relayed in the book Mission: Black List #1 by Maddox and co-author David Seay. The book is being adapted for the screen by Erik Jendresen who knows a thing or two about writing combat sequences, having penned several episodes of the mini-series Band of Brothers.
Find out more about Mission: Blacklist after the cut!
Yes, you're rightly thinking about only one giant franchise-y movie at the moment, that would be The Avengers and ENJOY, but it's the start of the summer season and warmer temperatures not only mean a chance to go bare legs and finally wear that pretty dress you've been coveting, it's also the time of year where almost every weekend ushers in a new big movie and though we'll have to wait until July 3 for The Amazing Spider-Man, a new trailer is getting us all ramped up for Spidey's next adventure.
The second trailer for Marc Webb's prequel finds Andrew Garfield's web-slinger with a whole heap of enemies, including his girlfriend's cop father and his 500-strong fleet, the insidious Dr. Curt Connors (Rhys Ifans) and plenty of others who want to see the masked hero fall. It also gives insight into one of the driving forces in Peter Parker's life: the ghost of legacy of his father and exactly who this man was.
The trailer doesn't skimp on action, laughs or romance as we see Spider-Man pendulum from building to rooftop while making time to rib a petty thief about his predictable fashion choices and plant a proper kiss on his lady love Gwen Stacy (Emma Stone).
Yes, there's plenty dig in the latest Spider-Man trailer. Check it out for yourself after the jump.
The film, based on the best-selling novel by Seth Grahame-Smith, reinvents American history and gives Honest Abe (Benjamin Walker) a major makeover. In two new featurettes featuring behind-the-scenes interviews with director Timur Bekmambetov, producer Tim Burton, and Grahme-Smith, we get a look at what it takes to turn the 16th president of the United States into a vampire-killing machine.
Find out more about turning an iconic president into a superhero after the cut!
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