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    The Avengers—movie review

    If every summer blockbuster or comic-book movie were as good as 'Marvel’s The Avengers' I’d greet the upcoming release slate with a lot more enthusiasm…but there aren’t many writer-directors as talented as Joss Whedon. Indeed, it’s the writing that sets this film apart...

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    Before They Assembled: The Best Performances From The Cast Of 'The Avengers'

    For all the many strengths of "The Avengers," there's one that writer-director Joss Whedon can't take credit for: the casting. Of the main characters, only one, Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner/The Hulk, hasn't appeared in one of the previous five Marvel movies that have led to this point. So given the ...

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    Joss Whedon’s Advice For A ‘Justice League’ Movie & More From The Cast Of 'The Avengers'

    After years of rumors, what ifs and hearsay, perhaps the most unlikely -- and certainly the most ambitious -- comic book movie of all time is finally hitting theaters this weekend. Beyond the mere logistical nightmare of pairing this massive cast with the equally massive budget required for such an ...

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    Review: 'The Avengers' Has Its Issues, But Mostly Delivers Thrilling, Engaging, Blockbuster Fun

    Everything that works in “The Avengers” really works, but not everything works in “The Avengers.” A virtuoso collection of action set pieces framed by an uninspiring “getting the team together” narrative which should have been accomplished in all of those post-credits sequences in earlier Marvel mov...

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    Review Round-Up: 'Marvel's The Avengers': The Best Super Hero Movie Of All Time?

    Stakes and anticipation were high for "Marvel's The Avengers," which finally brings together a half dozen superheroes. The take-home message from most reviewers is that the super hero mash-up more than met expectations--it set the bar higher for summer blockbusters and other superhero movies alike.

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    Review: Marvel's 'The Avengers' Is Immensely Satisfying, Entirely Thrilling & Possibly The Best Superhero Movie Yet

    The first scene of " The Avengers" is not very good. Deep in a secret S.H.I.E.L.D. base, scientist Eric Selvig (Stellan Skarsgard) is conducting experiments on The Tesseract, the blue cube that powered the Red Skull's experiments in "Captain America." Expriments that, unfortunately, bring to earth L...

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    Watch: Samuel L. Jackson Needs To Find Organic Mushrooms In iPhone/Siri Ad

    Despite "The Avengers" marketing team tying the superhero franchise into every conceivable consumer good known to man, here's one opportunity they missed. Samuel L. Jackson stars in another celeb-led spot (following Zooey Deschanel's yesterday) for iPhone 4/Siri, which seems weird ...

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    Watch: Loki Is Impressed With His Prison In New Clip From 'The Avengers'

    So, "The Avengers" had it's world premiere last week, and has since had a screenings for fans and press and everyone in between and the general consensus is that it rocks. Even among the nearly half dozen Playlist folk who've seen the film, word has been very positive. But as for t...

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    'Django Unchained' Character Guide and Official Synopsis

    The graphic poster for "Django Unchained" (December 25) is spare and actor-free, so we decided to fill in a character guide and an embellished official synopsis--we did read the Quentin Tarantino script.

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    Talking Tesseracts & Prototypes: New Clip From 'The Avengers'

    You ready for some more "The Avengers" action!? Well, you've come to the wrong place. Continuing with their marketing plan, a large portion of which involves showing our heroes standing or walking, Marvel has unveiled yet another clip from the movie, this time with both walking and tal...

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