Film Review: Avengers – Age of Ultron

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Sequel to 2012’s Avengers Assemble and the eleventh installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Avengers: Age of Ultron, directed by Joss Whedon, picks up with our favourite superhero team. When Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) jumpstarts a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry, calling for the need of The Avengers once again, bringing back together Iron Man, Captain America (Chris Evans), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), The Incredible Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) and Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner). To save the planet from destruction at the hands of the villainous Ultron (voiced by James Spader), The Avengers are put to the ultimate test.

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The Avengers DVD Extras: Hilarious Gag Reel Plus Deleted and Extended Scenes

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August has seen the release of a number clips from the DVD and Blu-Ray extras of this year’s summer blockbuster, Avengers Assemble, and today we have a selection of the latest clips that will certainly get you pre-ordering this one if it isn’t at the top of your to-buy list already.

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Sequel Is Confirmed as ‘The Avengers’ Reaches Biggest Domestic Opening Weekend Of All Time

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The Avengers has reached the biggest domestic opening weekend of all time, Disney have announced this week, becoming the fastest film to reach $200 million domestically in just three days.

Also marking the second highest single-day take of all time at $80.8M, following record-breaking days on Saturday ($69.5M) and Sunday ($57M), the film’s 3-day record-breaking opening weekend’s domestic reached at $207.4M with a foreign total at $447.4M, giving a total global gross of $654.8M in 12 days.

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Film Review: The Cabin In The Woods

(Published in Issue 9 of my publication In Retrospect)

Premiered at the South by Southwest film festival last month, The Cabin In The Woods is an American horror directed and co-written by Drew Goddard with co-writer Joss Whedon. Following five friends – Dana (Kristen Connolly), Curt (Chris Hemsworth), Jules (Anna Hutchison), Marty (Fran Kranz), and Holden (Jesse Williams) – who go for a break to a remote cabin in the woods, where they soon realise that not everything isn’t quite right and together must discover the truth behind the cabin in the woods. Whilst my review will sound pretty similar to the many others you have probably already read, I will be criticising why these techniques do not work rather than shouting its praises – please don’t hate me.

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New Avengers Character Posters Assemble Into Banner

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Over the past few weeks Walt Disney Pictures have been gradually releasing a set of character posters for the release of Marvel’s upcoming summer blockbuster Avengers Assemble.

Released alongside a select number of tickets for their midnight showings of the film, this week all of the posters have come together, which, when assembled, become a brand new banner.

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Comic-Con Documentary Gets New Trailer and Poster

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The first trailer and poster for a documentary on Comic-Con have been released this week, opening up a world that not many of us, especially here in the UK, get to experience.

Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan’s Hope is directed by Morgan Spurlock with executive producers Stan Lee and Joss Whedon.

Filmed at San Diego Comic-Con 2010, the documentary follows the lives of five attendees and explores this amazing cultural phenomenon which, starting out as a convention for a mere 500 comic book fans, is now attended by over 140,000 wizards, vampires and wookies alike.

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Michael Stahl-David and Zoe Kazan To Lead Joss Whedon’s ‘In Your Eyes’

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Michael Stahl-David and Zoe Kazan are set to lead in Joss Whedon‘s science-fiction romantic indie, In Your Eyes.

Directed by Brin Hill with a script by Joss Whedon, the film is a metaphysical love story in which Stahl-David plays the character of Dylan who lives in a trailer in New Mexico after serving time in jail and Kazan plays the character of Rebecca, an attractive but slightly awkward woman who is married to an older doctor and living in Connecticut. The two have never met, but through a powerful connection that neither of them could have imagined, the two seemingly opposite characters can hear and see each other.

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New German Trailer and Stills For ‘The Avengers’

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Marvel Studios have released a new German trailer and two universal stills for Joss Whedon’s The Avengers this week, showing some new footage for the superhero comic book adaptation.

When an unexpected enemy threatens global safety, Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson), Director of the international peacekeeping agency known as SHIELD, finds himself in need of a team.

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Is it Avengers Day?

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If you’re a fan of Marvel’s The Avengers, this week has seen an overhaul of images released to help promote the film. With headshots, magazine covers and even more photos, it seems we’ve been a little bit spoilt.

The photos come from Entertainment Weekly, who have gone The Avengers mad this month. They’ve published a series of character headshots for The Avengers team which they have also used on their cover. Their feature also includes a character profile for each member which you can read more about here. Here are some scans of photos that are featured in the magazine too.

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