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'21 Jump Street' Gets Slightly Different Trailer & A Poster, New German 'Avengers' Trailer Shows New Stuff (But Is In German)

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • December 19, 2011 7:30 PM
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If there's one potentially awful big screen remake of a classic (maybe the word classic should have been in ironic quotes) that we're looking forward to, it's "21 Jump Street." There's really no reason this thing should work - it's a comedic take on a dramatic series, which worked out so well for "Starsky & Hutch;" it co-stars the frequently wooden Channing Tatum; and it just reeks of a kind of desperate nostalgia. That said: we cannot wait. And now we have a new-ish trailer and poster to hold us over. Also, some new footage from "The Avengers" comes courtesy of a German trailer that seems awfully strident and authoritarian.

Chris Evans Replaces James Franco In Mob Flick 'The Iceman'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 21, 2011 3:45 PM
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Chris Evans has had a wonky year to say the least. While he led the blockbuster hit "Captain America: The First Avenger," his ventures outside the comic book movie were less successful. The gritty drama "Puncture" didn't quite catch on and the less said about "What's Your Number" the better. While he's certainly proven himself as a superhero (more than once thanks to the "Fantastic Four" films), he's still establishing himself as a serious actor, though this next project could find him flexing his thespian skills, instead of his biceps.

NYCC: Kevin Feige Says 'Iron Man 3' Is The Beginning Of "Phase Two" Leading To 'The Avengers 2'

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • October 16, 2011 2:33 AM
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It just wouldn’t be Comic-Con without Marvel. New York Comic Con welcomed Marvel Studios to present footage from Joss Whedon‘s “The Avengers,” with comedian Chris Hardwick hosting a panel of Marvel head Kevin Feige and actors Colbie Smulders, Clark Gregg, Tom Hiddelston, Chris Evans and surprise guest Mark Ruffalo.

Review: 'What's Your Number?' Squanders All Goodwill Toward Anna Faris & Chris Evans In 100 Minutes

  • By Kimber Myers
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  • September 29, 2011 2:01 AM
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You will enjoy “What’s Your Number?” only if you’re mentally deficient and/or consider looking at Chris Evans’s V-shaped lower abs for 100 minutes a good use of mental energy (note that these aren’t mutually exclusive). Don’t get us wrong: we can appreciate a mindless romantic comedy--and a nice set of abs--with the cosmo-craving crowd, but we actually need something resembling romance and/or comedy if that’s what we’re promised. And if we want to gape at Evan’s chiseled torso, we’ll just loop the reveal scene from “Captain America” over and over again, thank you very much.

Review: 'Puncture' With Chris Evans A True Story Weighed Down By Oscar Reel Antics

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • September 23, 2011 2:00 AM
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The following is a reprint of our review from the Tribeca Film Festival.

Chris Evans Talks Trying To Honor The Memory Of An Unlikeable Lawyer In 'Puncture'

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • September 22, 2011 10:55 AM
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In “Puncture,” Chris Evans plays Mike Weiss, the real-life lawyer who, along with Paul Danzinger, took on the medical industry. Hospital supply was, and remains, the major roadblock restricting the one-stick needle, a plastic, disposable syringe that is much cheaper and cost-effective than its dangerous counterpart. While the subject matter makes “Puncture” an “issue” movie, it’s Evans’ portrayal of Weiss that has audiences buzzing.

Chris Evans Says 'Captain America' Sequel Might Not Arrive Until 2014

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • September 22, 2011 2:39 AM
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Also Reveals That Steve Rogers Will Likely Just Appear In 'Captain America' & 'Avengers' Films, No Other Marvel Movie CameosMarvel's rather revolutionary roll of the dice on their big screen movie adaptations has found them creating a giant universe of connected films, where superheroes and characters cross-pollinate the films that are part of a singular fabric. In order to make this happen, the comic and movie studio giant has become known for signing up key players with contracts for multiple films -- Samuel L. Jackson famously has nine movies he's obliged to appear in -- allowing for lots of Easter eggs and surprise cameos. But while Jackson is A consistent presence in the Marvel world, and fans buzzed when Robert Downey Jr. made a brief appearance as Tony Stark in “The Incredible Hulk,” don't expect to see Chris Evans logging time in anything but "Captain America" or "The Avengers" movies.

Who Were The Winners And Losers Of The Summer Of 2011?

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • August 30, 2011 4:08 AM
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As the summer winds die down with a flat and uninspired whimper, the realization sets in: the summer of 2011 was for the birds. "Rise of the Planet of the Apes" was the last major tent-pole to open, followed by sleeper hits like "The Help" and the not-so-successful R-rated action comedy, "30 Minutes or Less." Many had forecast that the overstuffed summer would prove disastrous, with Jon Favreau predicting that, "There’s not a weekend where there won’t be teeth on the floor," but ironically it's Favreau's film that proved to be one of the biggest box-office disappointments. Financially, films did very well with three billion-dollar blockbusters – “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2,” “Transformers: Dark of the Moon” and “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides”-- helping the industry set a summer box-office record and nearly rebound from a horrible start to 2011 (Currently, 2011 revenue is running only 4 percent behind 2010, but in March, things were looking grim – 19% lower than the year previous).

Watch: Captain America Is A Lawyer With A Drug Problem In 'Puncture'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 18, 2011 2:53 AM
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Chris Evans has always flirted with stardom but this summer he finally nailed it down, leading "Captain America: The First Avenger" to some major box office bucks while also showing he can easily handle a tentpole lead with charm and charisma to spare. He's got "The Avengers" next summer, and while he considers his non-superhero next options -- which include "Motor City" with Albert Hughes and the long-gestating Doug Liman moon movie "Luna" -- he's got an indie flick coming out that should remind folks that Evans is more than just a pretty face.

Chris Evans Might Take A Trip To 'Motor City' With Albert Hughes

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 2, 2011 7:44 AM
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So let's clear up a bit of confusion. Yesterday it was reported that Mark Wahlberg was bailing on David O. Russell's "The Silver Linings Playbook" due to a scheduling conflict that Deadline speculated might be Allen Hughes' "Broken City." That still may be the case, but another Hughes brother is prepping a different 'City' movie.

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