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Jason Momoa, Gal Gadot, and Ray Fisher in "Justice League."

Review: “Justice League”

“Justice League” is a milestone in American cinema: the flop with a $94 million opening weekend. That’s a lot of money for a flop to earn over a few days, but “Justice League” came with a high price tag ($300 million and change) and even higher expectations. It’s the DC Cinematic Universe’s answer to Disney’s …

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Review: “Avengers: Age of Ultron”

Despite the “Avengers” series’ guaranteed billions in box office for years to come, writer/director Joss Whedon won’t be returning after this latest entry. One might ask: What filmmaker and certified geek wouldn’t love the chance to helm the ultimate superhero franchise indefinitely, one that sends moviegoers into a delighted, money-burning frenzy? Well, one who prefers art …

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Review: “The Avengers”

“The Avengers” should please just about everyone looking to see a group of Marvel characters battling it out with aliens and each other. As for everyone else, it should at least amuse them, too. And it’s the film’s accessibility that becomes a hindrance, as pleasing just about everyone inevitably means thrilling no one. The characters …

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Joss Whedon’s mini “Avengers” director’s commentary

Two weeks ago, I lambasted MTV and Rian Johnson for publishing a “director’s commentary” for the trailer for “Looper”, which seemed ridiculous and unnecessary, killing the beautiful aura of mystery surrounding the film. I’m more open to the clip above, in which Joss Whedon records a sort of mini director’s commentary track, voicing over one …

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The Avengers opens big overseas, Battleship still strong

In its first two days of release in 25 countries internationally, The Avengers has amassed a whopping $36 million — a powerful indication that it will positively explode when it opens in the United States next Friday. As reported by Variety‘s Stuart Oldham, the Joss Whedon-directed superhero ensemble was particularly strong in the United Kingdom, pulling …

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