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The ‘Infinity War’ question: Is alluding to a new movie’s controversial end over the spoiler line?

The ‘Infinity War’ question: Is alluding to a new movie’s controversial end over the spoiler line?

July 6, 2018


Filed under Activities, Entertainment, Fiction, Movies, Television

Can we please talk about film review spoilers without spoiling anything for anybody? Can we respect even the most spoiler-sensitive wishes on this one? We can do that. Can’t we? I’m bad. Already I’m having a hard time playing this one straight. It’s all I can do to ROSEBUD IS THE SLED refrain...

‘Avengers: Infinity War’ to kick off summer season with a bang

‘Avengers: Infinity War’ to kick off summer season with a bang

May 9, 2018


Filed under Activities, Movies, National, Opinion, Technology, Television

The summer movie season will kick off early this weekend with “Avengers: Infinity War,” the third installment in Disney and Marvel Studios’ sprawling “Avengers” saga that may push the Marvel cinematic universe to new heights. The superhero release is expected to easily conquer the weekend...

‘Avengers: Infinity War’ scores biggest box office opening ever

May 1, 2018


Filed under Movies

Marvel’s “Avengers: Infinity War,” the only new wide release this weekend, set a record at the box office with an estimated $250-million debut in the U.S. and Canada, according to figures from measurement firm ComScore. That makes it the highest domestic opening of all time (not adjusted for...

Young boy who rounded up Avengers stars for last wish dies

Young boy who rounded up Avengers stars for last wish dies

March 29, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Movies

The little boy who made headlines this week for rounding up the Avengers for a special hello has reportedly died. Fox News Channel's Shannon Bream tweeted Wednesday that Emilio Pachon had "lost his fight" with neurofibromatosis, a genetic disorder that frequently causes tumors and can lead to cancer....

‘Jessica Jones’ regroups for Season 2

‘Jessica Jones’ regroups for Season 2

March 13, 2018


Filed under Television

NEW YORK _ On the Upper East Side of Manhattan last summer, Jessica Jones was doing her thing. The sardonic private detective played by Krysten Ritter was following a lead to a makeshift veterinary clinic and ended up in a verbal tiff with a snotty Goth staffer. The scene, which appears in the seco...

At the ‘Black Panther’ premiere, representation is everything

At the ‘Black Panther’ premiere, representation is everything

February 1, 2018


Filed under Movies

  LOS ANGELES — The royal purple carpet at Monday night’s world premiere of “Black Panther” was awash in gem tones and African-inspired prints as those privileged to catch the film early adhered to Disney’s “royal attire” dress code. The lavish event staged on Hollywood Boulevar...

ABC’s ‘Inhumans’ is uncertain of itself, but Fox’s ‘The Gifted’ is more convincing

ABC’s ‘Inhumans’ is uncertain of itself, but Fox’s ‘The Gifted’ is more convincing

September 28, 2017


Filed under Campus, Television

Mutants have come up in the world. Once, they were monsters fumbling at the door, former humans warped and usually diminished by scientific overreach or accident _ cousins to zombies, something to avoid. Marvel's "X-Men," a comic book since 1963 and a movie franchise since 2000, made them superheroes...

Fall movie preview 2017: Jennifer Lawrence, Denzel Washington, George Clooney, Julia Roberts and ‘Thor’ vs. ‘Justice League’

Fall movie preview 2017: Jennifer Lawrence, Denzel Washington, George Clooney, Julia Roberts and ‘Thor’ vs. ‘Justice League’

September 12, 2017


Filed under Campus

Hollywood’s calendar-makers meticulously plot the release schedule for maximum profits. They snag key dates — beginning of summer, Thanksgiving week, Christmas Day — often years in advance to stake a claim and avoid obvious conflicts. Which is why it’s beyond bizarre that on Nov. 3 we will be ...

Marvel’s Jessica Jones – Will Return for Second Installment

Marvel’s Jessica Jones – Will Return for Second Installment

February 4, 2016


Filed under Entertainment, On Netflix

Currently streaming its first season on Netflix, Marvel’s Jessica Jones is a suspenseful, edgy look into the life of Jessica Jones, one of the most popular new Marvel characters of the last decade. After a tragic ending to her short-lived Super Hero stint, Jessica Jones is rebuilding her personal life a...

Spider-Man heads to Marvel Cinematic Universe before next solo film

Spider-Man heads to Marvel Cinematic Universe before next solo film

February 12, 2015


Filed under Movies

By Gina McIntyre Los Angeles Times (TNS) LOS ANGELES — Spider-Man is coming to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Under a deal between Sony and Marvel Studios, the iconic character will appear in an unspecified Marvel film before headlining a new installment in his own franchise for Sony, which will arr...

Captain America 3:’ What Robert Downey Jr. Says About His Plans

Captain America 3:’ What Robert Downey Jr. Says About His Plans

October 15, 2014


Filed under Movies

By Steven Zeitchik Los Angeles Times (MCT) On Monday night, Variety broke the news that Robert Downey Jr. was on the verge of signing on to “Captain America 3.” If it comes to fruition, the move would be significant for a number of reasons: In addition to broadening Downey’s crossover abili...

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