Joss Whedon probably never wanted it to turn out like this. Maybe he even regrets getting on board for the whole Marvel experience. I don't know. All I do know is that there's very little of what we've come to expect from him in Avengers: Age of Ultron, and I doubt he's all that happy with what ended up on the big screen in his latest superhero smash-up.
Happy New Year, and welcome to the first new Blu-ray column of 2014. This year's first edition is essentially dominated by the latest from television--most notably, two Canadian-made series that are well worth mentioning.
Toronto's streets will be flooded with movie lovers--and movie stars--this September as the 38th Toronto International Film Festival takes over the city from September 5 to 15, and today the festival has announced the full list of filmmakers and celebrities expected for all the red carpet events.
In the hands of your average director, The Avengers could have been ridiculous. There are long stretches of conversation where superheroes just talk to each other in small spaces, loads of complicated special effects, and the film is a whopping 2 hours and 22 minutes. On top of that, The Avengers is charged with bringing together three heroes from their respective blockbusters, and giving them some sort of likable chemistry together with new characters we don't know all that much about.
Marvel Studios released behind-the-scenes images today from production of their big-screen adaptation of The Avengers, featuring glimpses of director Joss Whedon and the rest of the cast as they completed work on the would-be blockbuster.
Walt Disney Studios Canada today unveiled the new poster for Marvel's The Avengers, which opens in theatres on May 4 and stars Robert Downey, Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Tom Hiddleston, and Samuel L. Jackson.
Coming out today on DVD and Blu-ray: Leonardo DiCaprio stars in the crime-thriller, Shutter Island; John Travolta and Jonathan Rhys Meyers get into some trouble in From Paris With Love; plus the re-release of the far-out sci-fi series, Lexx, season one on DVD.
This week's new arrivals on DVD and Blu-ray include Roland Emmerich's epic disaster, 2012; Spike Jonze's adaptation of the children's book, Where the Wild Things Are; plus a look at The Private Lives of Pippa Lee, and Ponyo.
Opening this week in theatres, Martin Scorsese's thriller Shutter Island makes its debut with Leonardo DiCaprio playing the part of a troubled gumshoe unravelling puzzles in a very strange case. Plus a look at the musical documentary, Céline: Through the Eyes of the World, and upcoming films arriving in theatres next week.