Posts Tagged ‘Chris Evans’

Given that The Avengers is the highest-grossing movie of 2012 and the third highest-grossing film of all time (not to mention the third highest-ranked of 2012 on Flickchart), it’s little wonder that Marvel wants to keep the interest (and the money machine) churning while Joss Whedon preps The Avengers 2. This year will see Iron Man 3Thor: The Dark World, Whedon’s S.H.I.E.L.D. television series (starring Clark Gregg as beloved Agent Coulson), and Captain America leading the charge for 2014.

Given that Captain America: The First Avenger saw Chris Evans‘ titular character displaced from his World War II timeframe to the modern-day, it’s unlikely that Hayley Atwell – who played his love interest, Peggy Carter – will return in any of Marvel’s movies. A shame, since she was one of the more enjoyable elements of Joe Johnston‘s film. But it seems that Marvel has found a new leading lady to take her place in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, in the person of Emily VanCamp.

At 22, VanCamp is already a veteran presence on television, with roles in popular series RevengeEverwood and Brothers and Sisters. Her role in the Marvel sequel is not yet specified, but she is in talks to star alongside Evans.

Captain America: The Winter Soldier will see Samuel L. Jackson, Cobie Smulders, Sebastian Stan and Toby Jones reprising their roles from The Avengers and Captain America: The First Avenger. Scarlett Johansson is also expected to return as Black Widow. The Winter Soldier will also star Anthony Mackie as superhero The Falcon and Frank Grillo as villain Crossbones.

Though there is no firm date yet for the start of production, Captain America: The Winter Soldier will be directed by Anthony Russo and Joe Russo (also veterans of television, with Community and Arrested Development). A release date has been set for April 4, 2014.

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There hasn’t been a movie that has been built up the same way The Avengers has. It all started in 2008, when Samuel L. Jackson – as Nick Fury – showed up in Iron Man after the credits had rolled to tell Robert Downey Jr. that he was not the only superhero in the world and S.H.I.E.L.D. had a little something called “The Avengers Initiative” in the works. Speculation ran wild on the internet with people wondering which members of the team would be involved and who the villain might be. As the years went on the details started to mete themselves out. Films like The Incredible Hulk, Captain America: The First Avenger, Thor, and Iron Man 2 gave us our heroes, villain, and a lead in to what the plot was going to be based around. Finally on May 4, 2012, four years and two days after Iron Man opened in theaters, The Avengers was released to an audience that had been dying to see it.

This is important to mention because it was almost impossible for a fan of superhero movies to not get excited and to not have high expectations. Interestingly, this makes the movie liable to be judged in an extreme way. If the movie was very good, people’s excitement would propel it to be viewed as great. If the movie was a disappointment, people would rightfully be angry about it after placing more money and hours into it than most other franchises. As it happens, Marvel succeeded and The Avengers does in fact tiptoe the line between very good and great. Currently it appears most people think it’s great (already sitting in the global Top 20), but I found it to be closer to the latter. A solid action blockbuster that exceeded the majority of the movies that came before it in the series. As more time goes by and the honeymoon period starts to fade, I think more people will tend to agree with me.  Read the rest of this entry »

For the past five years, Marvel has unofficially kicked off the summer movie season with their fantastic lineup of superheroes. With big names like Wolverine, Spider-Man and Iron Man at their disposal, they have dominated the last half-decade of setting the bar high for the beginning of the summer. This weekend, they will attempt to do the same with a new film franchise based on Thor, about the strong and cocky god of thunder who gets kicked out of Asgard and forced to live on Earth. But before you start off the summer with this big-budget spectacle, check out some of these under-ranked films from the stars of Thor.

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As Marvel Studios begins their big push to the 2012 release of The Avengers, their films are increasingly taking on more of a soap-opera-like continuity between them. This serialization might be a little aggravating, but so far, it’s not keeping the films from being enjoyable in their own right (at least for the most part).

Still, comic book superhero films in general (and Marvel films in particular) are only becoming more prevalent nowadays. This year, we’ll see the X-Men prequel, X-Men: First Class. And, only five years after the hit-and-miss (mostly miss) Spider-Man 3, the webslinger will be getting his very own shiny reboot in 2012.

But in The Avengers is Marvel’s juggernaut, and before it brings together Iron Man and The Incredible Hulk, it has to introduce more members of its roster in their very own films. It can be a little exhausting trying to keep up with these Avengers, so if we really only want to check out one Marvel movie this summer, which should it be? With that question in mind, Flickchart‘s Reel Rumbles take on a slightly different form as we present: Pre-Rumbles: Thor vs. Captain America: The First Avenger.

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What’s new to the Blu-ray and DVD Release Schedule This Week?

MacGruber (DVD & Blu-ray)

How would you rank it amongst the best action comedies of all time?

Flickchart Ranking: #5524

Times Ranked: 2293

Win Percentage: 53%

How Many Top-20′s: 1 Users

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Despite being such a box office bomb, MacGruber got ranked more than most movies before they hit DVD. Of all the movies with a 28-day wait on Netflix, this one is hurting me the most.

Killers (DVD & Blu-ray)

How would you rank it amongst the best romantic comedies of all time?

Flickchart Ranking: #9709

Times Ranked: 447

Win Percentage: 26%

How Many Top-20′s: 4 Users

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With Katherine Heigl and Ashton Kutcher. Despite making $40 million dollars more than MacGruber at the box office, it was ranked 20% as many times. It’s the little things like that that make me love the Flickchart community.

Solitary Man (DVD & Blu-ray)

How would you rank it amongst the best movie dramas of all time?

Flickchart Ranking: #9052

Times Ranked: 145

Win Percentage: 50%

How Many Top-20′s: 1 Users

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With Michael Douglas, Mary-Louise Parker and Jenna Fischer.

Blood Into Wine (DVD & Blu-ray)

How would you rank it amongst the best documentaries of all time?

Flickchart Ranking: Just Added

Times Ranked: NA

Win Percentage: NA

How Many Top-20′: 0 Users

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Documentary about rock star Maynard James Keenan’s attempts to turn Northern Arizona into Napa Valley by starting a bunch of wineries.

The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond (DVD & Blu-ray)

How would you rank it amongst the best melodramatic movies of all time?

Flickchart Ranking: Just Added

Times Ranked: NA

Win Percentage: NA

How Many Top-20′: 0 Users

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The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond, starring Byrce Dallas Howard, Ann-Margret and Chris Evans, uses a long lost and un-produced screenplay from the writer Tennessee Williams (A Streetcar Named Desire). According to reviews, it seems there was a reason it was never produced.

Being Michael Madsen (DVD & Blu-ray)

How would you rank it amongst the best mockumentaries of all time?

Flickchart Ranking: Just Added

Times Ranked: NA

Win Percentage: NA

How Many Top-20′: 0 Users

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John Rabe (DVD)

How would you rank it amongst the best war movies of all time?

Flickchart Ranking: #16309

Times Ranked: 3

Win Percentage: 67%

How Many Top-20′s: 0 Users

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With Steve Buscemi.

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