Chalk another weekend up to the unexpected, as Think Like a Man kinda-sorta surprised everyone by defeating four new releases to take first place at the box office for a second week in a row. As for critics, they liked The Pirates! Band of Misfits the best while they liked The Raven the least. Did the box office get it wrong?
Are Jason Segel, Jason Statham, John Cusack and other once-proven box-office stars stuck in a slump? And how do they pull themselves out of it? One column published in the L.A. Times got us thinking about actors in a rut. Do you think a slump is possible for a big-screen talent? Let us know your thoughts.
The Avengers marks the first time Thor, the Hulk, Iron Man and Captain America share the screen. But it isn't the first step of this journey. There were five Marvel movies that led us to this point, with Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) putting into place what we now know as "the Avengers initiative." Watch all five post-credit scenes here.
Warner Bros. has created an interesting new campaign in combining the release of a highly anticipated new trailer for The Dark Knight Rises with building awareness and buzz around their film in what amounts to a worldwide treasure hunt. Will you try to find any of the Batman graffiti?
With just over a month to go before Prometheus arrives in theaters, we're getting even more footage of Ridley Scott's sci-fi blockbuster. Amid a series of viral clips and domestic trailers that have already thoroughly wowed us, comes a new UK trailer as well as a behind the scenes featurette. Sound off with your thoughts on the new footage.
Judd Apatow is back with a kinda-sorta sequel to Knocked Up. Check out the new trailer for This is 40, starring Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann. Also, Harry Potter writer Steve Kloves has been tapped by Warner Bros. to write and direct a live-action version of The Jungle Book. Plus more news, clips, poster and trailers from the past week.
A possible director for the Fantastic Four reboot? A new location for the Wolverine prequel? And who is replacing Robert Downey Jr. in the Iron Man role? A slew of interesting news items broke surrounding major superhero properties, and today's Fanboy Fix tries to catch you up on the latest happenings.
While AMC kicked things off with Ultimate Marvel Marathon (in which all five recent Marvel films are screened leading up to a midnight presentation of The Avengers), other theater chains are offering similar deals. Find your nearest theater and join in on the Marvel madness!
The Five-Year Engagement. Pirates! The Raven. Safe... Sound off and let us know which film you think will win the weekend box office.
Joss Whedon's The Avengers is the first of several 3D movies set to screen in local multiplexes this summer. And according to a recent poll, moviegoers who've tried a 3D movie at leats once in the past three years prefer it to 2D. Do you agree? And which movies will you absolutely see in 3D this summer? Let us know.
In the spirit of the Safe Facebook game, we're asking you a hypothetical question and giving you a chance to win a Jason Statham prize pack. All you have to do is tell us what he would do if...
Jane Fonda stars in hippie comedy Peace, Love & Misunderstanding while Ryan Kwanten stars in the Australian cancer comedy Not Suitable For Children. Also, a brief teaser trailer for Spike Lee's latest, Red Hook Summer.
If you thought Meryl Streep was going to take some time off to soak in her third career Oscar win for last year's The Iron Lady, think again. The award-winner stars alongside Tommy Lee Jones and Steve Carell in the new summer comedy Hope Springs. Take a look at the new trailer, guaranteed to satisfy your inner-Streeper.
Jennifer Connelly and Saoirse Ronan have joined the cast of Darren Aronofsky's Noah, co-starring Russell Crowe. Do these two actors give the film added significance? Meanwhile, Transformers star Josh Duhamel has signed on for the latest Nicholas Sparks book-to-film adaptation. Do you buy him as a leading man and who should play the female lead?
This contest is now closed. It was a close battle until Cap pulled ahead at the end and won the Showdown 194-156. There were also a few draws, indecisive picks and one vote for The Hulk... Check back Thursday May 3, for a new Avengers Showdown!
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