The Avengers, a box set collection of all 22 James Bond movies and a new animated version of Frank Miller's 'Batman: The Dark Knight Returns - Part 1' are out today on Blu-Ray and DVD.

A number of deleted scenes from Marvel’s The Avengers have found their way online in recent days ahead of the upcoming Avengers Blu-Ray release. Our vote for the most intriguing deleted scene so far is a somber alternate opening in which Agent Hill (Cobie Smulders) is being interrogated – after the movie’s battles are over and New York City lies in ruins – about what went wrong. It’s easy to see [...]

Whatever the merits of The Avengers as a movie experience (and its merits are considerable), it is safe to say that a huge part of it’s commercial success had to do with the build up. For four years, every Marvel superhero movie pointed to the ultimate assemblage of a supergroup – a diverse set of super-powered beings brought together to save the Earth. Marvel just announced that it is bringing [...]

Marvel’s four-year marketing campaign on behalf of The Avengers has paid off. On its opening weekend, the superhero movie not only earned an unprecedented $200.3 million (easily beating the $169.2 million earned last year by Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2), but it also set a few other records, including becoming the fastest movie ever to reach $100 million. Box Office Mojo also reports that The Avengers had [...]

The Avengers is breaking box office records this weekend and it has won accolades from the vast majority of critics, but Samuel L. Jackson, who plays Sgt. Fury, has declared jihad against one of the few prominent movie critics who dissed the movie. Share: Blog this! Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook Share on Linkedin Share via MySpace share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Share on technorati [...]

The Avengers‘ $80.5 million opening day box office tally is second only to Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2, which earned $91.1 million on its opening day last summer. Still, Box Office Mojo thinks The Avengers has a good shot at beating Deathly Hallows‘ weekend total of $169.2 million. The website, which monitors movie domestic and international earnings, thinks there is a chance The Avengers‘ openign weekend grosses [...]

Is it just me, or does Captain America’s new costume look like a better-tailored version of those cheap Halloween outfits that any schmo can get online for $39.99? I don’t know…Maybe it is just me. Even so, even though every close-up shot of Captain America made me want to giggle, I still found The Avengers far more thrilling than it has a right to be. Share: Blog this! Bookmark on [...]

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