A History of The Avengers (Infographic)

One thing that often happens when comic book movies come out is that fans will compare the comics to the movies. Sometimes, the comparisons are favourable. Sometimes, less so. I’d like to think that the likes of The Avengers and Guardians of the Galaxy were better movies than the comics. Spider-Man and the later X-Men movies, on the other hand, should probably have stuck to print.

Anyway, the Marvel Cinematic Universe has a very limited number of Avengers through the first two movies. That’s in direct contrast to the never ending members of the Avengers throughout the years in the Marvel Comicverse, including to this very day. To see who is and has been part of the Avengers through the years, we have a handy little infographic for you.

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Entertainment Link-Off: A Night Away From The Movies

rosie-huntington-whiteley-autograph13-01I’m back in for Jackie as his internet tubes unmelt. Meanwhile, mine are still thawing after a snap freeze. I’m sure if you were to compare the highest temperature (with humidity) that Jackie’s had in January with my coldest temperature (with windchill), we’d be looking at a 70° C swing.

I’d like to say that this weekend would be a good one to get away to the theatre but if you are, don’t check out the new releases. As of writing, all three of this weekend’s big releases are under 33% fresh at Rotten Tomatoes. There’s the reimagined action version of Hansel & Gretel starring Hawkeye and Strawberry Fields, a new Statham movie which just reinforces the fact that you should watch a Liam Neeson movie instead and another “multi/intertwining-story” comedy movie in Movie 43. The critics say avoid them all at all costs.

Anyway, let’s start this post with Statham’s current squeeze… Okay, scratch the use of the classic Macho Man Randy Savage term in proximity of Statham because he’s not worthy. So here’s Rosie Huntington-Whiteley. Continue reading

Entertainment Link-Off: And The Globe Goes To

keira-knightley-allure12-03Since I’m drawing in to cover this week’s entertainment and pop culture links, we have to assume that Jackie has melted in the Australian heat wave… Anyway, the Golden Globes are this weekend so we’ll get our first indication at who or what will be the front runners at the Oscars. Speaking of which, the Academy Awards nominees were announced this week because the Academy says they don’t want to appear influenced by the Globes… So they moved the nomination announcement up because of the Globes? Makes sense…

Anyway, this weekend at the theatres gives us two big releases. There’s a new release in the form of Gangster Squad which actually has a cast despite the fact that the ads are only promoting Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling. It also boasts a 32% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. If you want to watch a good movie that opens this weekend, Zero Dark Thirty goes to wide release this weekend so you can finally see it. But just for fun, let’s start this edition of the ELO with Keira Knightley. We don’t feature her on the blog nearly enough. Continue reading

Entertainment Link-Off: The Legacy Continues

Bad news folks. I’ve drawn in for Jackie to cover the entertainment and pop culture beat this week. He couldn’t have picked a better week to be off. The new Farrell vs. Galifianakis election spoof The Campaign opens this weekend. Tommy Lee Jones, Meryl Streep and Steve Carrell star in Hope Springs which looks like this weekend’s date movie for couples who have fallen into a rut. The big move of the weekend is The Bourne Legacy. Presumably the legacy is carrying on a movie franchise after everyone thought it was done and the lead moved on leaving Hawkeye playing the lead in Matt Damon’s place. On the plus side, The Bourne Legacy does also star Rachel Weisz.

Hit the jump for a review of The Bourne Legacy, other summer blockbuster news, the latest hilarious celebrity gossip (though isn’t all celebrity gossip kinda funny) and Fallon as Morrison does Reading Rainbow. Continue reading

Entertainment Link-Off: Battle At Sea

After getting dibs on the film a month early over in Australia, Battleship is finally being released in North America. By now, many people may have spoiled the movie for you or perhaps told you how brainless it is. In fact, it is true. At least it was a fun action flick and it contained good eye candy like Brooklyn Decker here.

After the jump, some Marvel news, Harold and Kumar goes animated, breaking down the finale of How I Met Your Mother, 4 minute preview of the new Spider-Man flick and a look at some of the CW shows for the fall. Continue reading

Entertainment Link-Off: A Shadowy Future

Nobody panic. Oh, who am I kidding? If I’m covering the entertainment and pop culture beat, then you should probably be a bit concerned. That’s especially true considering the only major wide-release at the theatres this week is Tim Burton’s take on the classic TV series Dark Shadows. But it does have the slightly underrated Eva Green in it. At least Burton did something right.

Let’s kick this post off with some good news. So, GOOD NEWS! Community has been renewed for a fourth season. It’s only for 13 episodes but considering that NBC has ordered a series with Dane Cook and one with Matthew Perry, it’s not like Community could do comparably worse. (Hit Fix)

After the jump, more NBC news, more news about The Avengers, the latest on Prometheus and Nina Dobrev doing yoga. Continue reading

Entertainment Link-Off: Rock’em Sock’em

It’s the battle of the rock’em sock’em robots at the box office this weekend. Playing the female lead/love interest in the film is former Lost star Evangeline Lilly, so let’s start off this ELO with her!

After the jump, filming Fast 6 and 7 back to back, Kirsten Dunst finds out what a Manic Pixie Dream Girl means, a look at NBC’s Community and check out one of the newest tracks from David Choi. Continue reading