May 24, 2012 |
The Men in Black are invading theaters this weekend with a mission that others have failed to achieve: knock "The Avengers" off the No. 1 box-office perch. Sony Pictures' big-budget 3-D sequel "Men in Black 3" is on track to gross around $250 million worldwide over the long Memorial Day weekend, most of which should come from overseas markets. In the U.S. and Canada, the film is expected to generate about $80 million over the four-day holiday period from Friday through Monday, said people who have seen pre-release tracking surveys.
August 13, 2013 |
Tom Hiddleston is a big enough fan of Disney's "The Jungle Book" that he isn't afraid to perform the animated film's classic song "The Bare Necessities" in front of a room full of fellow fans bearing camera phones to immortalize the stunt online. "The Avengers" star, who plays the duplicitous Loki in Marvel's franchise, hit Disney's D23 Expo (think of it as a Disney-centric, Comic-Con lite) in Anaheim on Saturday to promote the upcoming Tinker Bell film, "The Pirate Fairy," costarring "Mad Men's" Christina Hendricks.
HOME & GARDEN
May 12, 2012 |
"The Avengers," as you may have heard, is the biggest thing to happen to America since World War II but, you know, louder and more troubling. At the end of the matinee I witnessed, audience members actually cheered, believing what they'd just seen was some sort of documentary. Manhattan had been saved, which is almost always a cause for celebration, though I met this one New Yorker the other day at the rent-a-car place: swaggery young Italian guy, you know the type. The New Yorker said he didn't like L.A. because "ders nuttin' to do hair," which translates roughly into "there is nothing to do here.
May 5, 2002 |
Playing the kind of game they so often lost in their first two Arena Football League seasons, the Avengers overcame their errors to squeak past the Dallas Desperados, 52-51, before 15,196 at American Airlines Arena in Dallas. The Avengers--who led, 28-27, at halftime--improved to 2-1 despite amassing 18 penalties for 96 yards. Last season the Avengers led the league in penalties, with 122 for 889 yards.
May 31, 2013 |
When architect Kai Cole began designing her Mediterranean-style Santa Monica home, she weighed all the usual concerns - space, light, flow - along with one quite specific to her family's needs: where to hold the Shakespeare readings. Cole and her husband, "The Avengers" director Joss Whedon, have hosted impromptu Sunday afternoon gatherings of friends to perform the Bard's plays since the late 1990s, when Whedon was producing the TV show "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" and he and his cast craved a creative outlet far removed from the program's fantasy world of demon-killing high school students.
July 13, 2000 |
Avenger fullback/linebacker Andy Chilcote has decided to leave the team after being told he would not play Friday at Buffalo. Chilcote said he was pulled from Wednesday's practice with the starting unit by Coach Stan Brock and told he was not going to play Friday. Chilcote refused to work with the scout team and left the field. Chilcote said that once he completes his exit physical, he will return to La Crosse, Wis., to be with his fiancee Stacy and their 14-month-old daughter Zoey.
February 20, 2004 |
Cornelius Coe, a starting defensive specialist for the Avengers, has been charged with multiple cocaine-related felony counts, according to an indictment unsealed Thursday. He is in custody awaiting transport to Michigan. Coe, 28, could face up to 40 years in prison if convicted of all charges, said Phillip Green, First Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Michigan, which is headquartered in Grand Rapids.
June 19, 2000 |
You could say the Avengers finally felt at home Sunday, winning their first regular-season game at Staples Center. But, with their 63-49 Arena Football League victory over Florida, before 8,578, the Avengers were also feeling hopeful about making a playoff push after their second victory in three weeks. The timing couldn't be better, with a spot in the playoffs still not out of the question for the Avengers (2-8), who improved to 1-4 at home.
June 10, 2012 |
Summer is when Hollywood takes out those big-budget, big-event films dubbed tent poles because their job is to prop up everything from studio profits and acting careers to producers' fortunes (someone's got to pay for the summer place in Barbados). Moviegoers, of course, are the main target for these multimillion-dollar attractions. And who doesn't love a tasty popcorn extravaganza? We do tend to turn out in droves for the "Potters" and "Pirates," the "Transformers," the "Treks" and "Shreks" of the world.