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Watch: Hulk Smash, Downey Jr. Wisecrack In Full Trailer For Marvel's 'The Avengers'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • February 29, 2012 11:54 AM
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Last summer saw a fairly major clash of the superheroes, with four movies featuring men in tights battling it out for box office supremacy. Marvel's duo of "Thor" and "Captain America: The First Avenger" won out over "X-Men First Class" and "Green Lantern," but as it turns out, it was all just a warm up for this summer's main event. July will see follow ups to the two biggest superhero movies in history arrive in the shape of "The Amazing Spider-Man" and "The Dark Knight Rises," but they won't have it all to themselves, as May doesn't just bring Thor and Captain America back, but also Iron Man, The Hulk, Black Widow, Hawkeye and Nick Fury, for Joss Whedon's "The Avengers."

McG Says Robert Downey Jr. Would've Been Lex Luthor In His 'Superman'; Describes His Original, Darker Ending For 'Terminator: Salvation'

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • February 20, 2012 10:58 AM
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It may have been a no-win situation when McG signed on for "Terminator: Salvation." Fans were generally displeased with "Terminator 3: Rise Of The Machines," but at least that film featured Arnold Schwarzenegger and an R-rating. McG, perhaps best known for the "Charlie's Angels" films, was working with a PG-13 rating, vowing to tell the untold story of the fabled war against Skynet. It was a no-brainer for the director who told us in a recent interview, "I’m a huge fan of the franchise, and I’m fascinated with Jim Cameron. I leapt at the chance to work with Christian Bale." And who wouldn't? But during press rounds for his latest, "This Means War," he commented that he "pussed out" on the film. We talked to McG and hoped he would clarify, and he revealed to us that his hopes were for the heavily-rumored original ending.

Tim Burton Now Officially Out Of Ideas, Considering Live-Action 'Pinocchio' With Robert Downey Jr. As Geppetto

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • January 6, 2012 9:06 PM
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We are not, by any stretch of the imagination, Tim Burton haters. One very senior Playlist member of staff considers "Pee Wee's Big Adventure" one of the greatest movies ever made. The rest of us have our favorites: "Beetlejuice," "Edward Scissorhands," "Ed Wood," even "Sleepy Hollow." The filmmaker is an extremely talented visualist, and a man with a certain empathy for life's outsiders, which has led to work, over the years, both staggeringly beautiful and moving.

'The Avengers' And 'Haywire' Get New Posters That Look Pretty Much The Same As The Old Ones

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • December 21, 2011 4:00 PM
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Marvel has released a whole host of character posters for their all-star superhero throw down "The Avengers," with a bunch of characters in their new suits looking severe against a black background.

Behind The Scenes Pics From Paul Thomas Anderson's 'The Master' Emerge; Robert Downey Jr. Teases 'Inherent Vice'

  • By Benjamin Wright
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  • December 10, 2011 11:06 AM
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In a time where there seems to be a constant focus on set photos and early looks, it’s reassuring to see distinguished auteur Paul Thomas Anderson’s next untitled offering (aka “The Master”) make its way to theaters so quietly.

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