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Walt Disney Studios Passes $4 Billion At Global Box Office For First Time
No matter how you slice it, this has been a banner year for Disney. The acquisitions of Pixar and Marvel over the years have only boosted the studioís overall bottom line. And their latest partnership with a little company called LucasFilm should only guarantee that these box-office records will only grow, expand and/or tumble in the years to come.
Is It Time To Ban Superhero Movie Scoops And Just Enjoy The Surprises?
Of course, you could blame sites like ours, who dedicatedly share whatever we can find out about new movies with you. But really, you're to blame too because of course you click the links to these stories. It's supply and demand, and its drive is insatiable.
Marvel MVPs: The Best Movie, Villain, Superhero And More
At least once a week here at Cinema Blend, an argument breaks out about something related to Marvel. Sometimes itís over which films were best executed. Sometimes itís over which characters work the most or which actors turned in the best performances. They often get heated, but theyíre a whole lot of fun. So, in honor of Thor: The Dark World, which makes its own little contribution to the larger universe, we decided to formalize many of our disagreements.
Operation Kino 139: The Future Of Marvel And Of Dumb Hunger Games Merchandising
This week we're processing both the weekend performance of Thor: The Dark World and Marvel Studio's giant deal with Netflix to talk about the future of Marvel comics, and how in the coming years pretty much everything Disney makes will all be linked together.
After Thor: The Dark World, Where Will Marvel Go Next?
With Thor: The Dark World opening in theaters this past weekend we are now about half way through Phase Two of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The adventure will continue next year with the release of both Captain America: The Winter Soldier as well as Guardians of the Galaxy, and then in 2015 we will be treated to the long-awaited Avengers: Age of Ultron. But Marvel Studios' plans hardly stop there
Thor: The Dark World Pulls In $31.6 Million From Friday Screenings
Thor: The Dark World is a huge movie, and already was before it even opened in North America this weekend, having made $100 million already worldwide. And now it's officially much bigger than its first installment. The superhero sequel made $31.6 million on Friday, which according to The Hollywood Reporter puts it on track for an $80 million debut.
Watch This Highlight Video Of Marvel's Biggest Misses Over The Years
Unlike films based on DC Comics franchise, which tended to take a couple of sequels to get ridiculous, Marvel characters came out of the gate bringing cinema to its knees with hysterical disbelief. Weíve been celebrating the release of Thor: The Dark World so hard recently, itís time to celebrate the worst of the worst.
Operation Kino 138 Review: Following Thor Into The Dark World
This week we're finally learning to pronounce Mjolnir and failing to remember the name of the MacGuffin this time, as we review the latest Marvel Studios effort Thor: The Dark World. For help, Patches and Katey bring in Badass Digest's Devin Faraci, who is both knowledgeable about superhero things and pretty enthusiastic about this latest adventure (it's also his birthday today-- Happy Birthday Devin!)
Thor 2 Takes A Big $7.1 Million From Midnight Screenings
Itís too easy to get lost in numbers when the Marvel movies roll into theaters. And itís silly. Thor already is off to a monumental start, having grossed north of $150 million in international territories before even screening in a single American theater.
Loki Is The Only Good Villain In Marvel Movies-- And That's A Big Problem
Christopher Eccleston, a former Doctor Who and very memorable actor in his own right, is cast as the villainous dark elf Malekith, but under prosthetics and a digitally altered voice he's essentially background decoration. Loki, though not the main villain and actually working alongside Thor for much of the film, is not supposed to be the main focus, but he inevitably takes over anyway; the film picks up steam the moment the plot turns back to him
10 Pairs Of Movie Brothers With Brilliant Love-Hate Relationships
Luckily, there are more than a few movies that come out every year that tackle brotherly love/ hate relationships head on and allow brother-less viewers to live vicariously through them. So, in honor of Thor and Lokiís oddly touching relationship thatís hitting theaters for the third time, Cinema Blend has decided to circle back and celebrate 10 of the greatest love-hate brother relationships ever committed to film.
Did A Marvel Star Just Reveal That Wonder Woman Will Be In Batman Vs. Superman?
I think Alexander revealed a bit more than she planned. I think she knows that Wonder Woman is, in fact, in Snyderís Batman-Superman project. I think she needs to be, if they are ever going to get a Justice League movie in the works.
See 5 Minutes Of Captain America: The Winter Soldier In Front Of Thor: The Dark World
If you're a big Marvel superhero fan you probably already planned to catch Thor: The Dark World in theaters next weekend. But just in case, here's an extra bit of motivation to get there. All 3D showings of the movie, IMAX included, will feature a five-minute sneak peek at Captain America: The Winter Soldier, the next installment in the swiftly expanding Marvel Cinematic Universe that's due next spring
Avengers Assemble For Patriotic Propaganda Posters
Are you ready to assemble with Marvelís The Avengers? Graphic artist Adam Levermore is. He went ahead and created a series of patriotic, WWII-inspired ďrecruitmentĒ one-sheets for each of the main Avengers heroes, from Captain America to Thor and Iron Man.
Ben Kingsley's Secret New Marvel Project Revealed
Latino Review says it's definitely a One Shot, meaning Kingsley reteamed with the Iron Man 3 crew to create a short film that will be a self-contained story that can also set up world-building for future Marvel projects.
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