The 2015 Hollywood Blockbuster season is officially in full swing as the much-anticipated Avengers: Age of Ultron hit theaters recently. Given that GeekScholars Movie News has been closely following this project since even before it was formally announced, this week’s show kicks off with a spoiler-free review and discussion of the film. For a more candid conversation, stick around after the credits!
Also included in this week’s topics: a Boba Fett film, 21 Jump Street spin-offs, and whether or not The Joker and Batman will cameo in each other’s upcoming movies.
Three years ago, Joss Whedon’s Marvel’s The Avengers blew everyone away by taking a group off characters who should never have been in the same room together and making us believe that they could save the world together. It was fresh and new and shiny.
Avengers: Age of Ultron is not fresh and new and shiny – but it is a fresh look at why these characters should, in fact, be in the same room even as cracks appear in the team that foreshadow less happy things to come.
The 2015 summer blockbuster season has commenced! Accordingly, this week’s GeekScholars Movie News begins with a preview of May 2015, including the hosts’ Rotten Tomatoes and Opening Box Office predictions for:
With the Marvel and Star Wars brands so prominent, everyone and his dog’s products wants to get in on the merchandising bonanza that is always sure to follow.
Duct tape has been known to help fix/repair stuff – but while the Avengers were fixing things like portals from another dimension and the rebels were attempting to fix a corrupt system of government in a galaxy far, far away, I’m not sure how that relates to fixing/repairing anything with duct tape – let alone The Avengers Duck Tape® (above), or Star Wars™ Duck Tape® (pictured after the jump)! And yet, both exist.
Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson and Jeremy Renner – the core cast of Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron – will guest on Jimmy Kimmell Live on Monday, April 13th (11:35pm/10:35C).
For Jimmy Kimmell Live: Avengers Assembled, the cast will talk about the new film (with as few spoilers as possible) and present world premiere clips of exclusive new footage. For more, follow the jump.
Cineplex Movies has hosted three cool behind The Scenes featurettes for Avengers: Age of Ultron – featuring interviews with Jeremy Renner (Hawkeye), Joss Whedon (writer/director) and Barry Gibbs (Prop Master).
Pretty much all of the video is pretty cool, but the coolest thing is that we get to learn how mere mortal Hawkeye can stand amongst Thor, Hulk and Captain America (mid-warping arrows, anyone?).
Check out the behind the scenes videos following the jump. Avengers: Age of Ultron opens on May 1st.
There’s this little movie coming out that you might have heard of – Marvel’s Avengers – Age of Ultron. Likewise, you might be familiar with the talented gentleman who plays Iron Man in the movie – Robert Downey Jr.
Here’s the thing: you could win the Night Of Your Life – and help out a great cause – by making a donation to Julia’s House, a hospice for terminally ill children.
What about that Night Of Your Life I mentioned, I hear you ask. How about a trip to Los Angeles for the premiere of that little movie I mentioned above? In the company of RDJ his own bad self? Plus a stay in a four star hotel, sky-diving, battle of wits with RDJ (he’s kidding, right? Right?) and more. Find out how to do that by following the jump.