Topic: Captain America

A Guide To Understanding Superhero Movies, According To A Non-Fan

A Guide To Understanding Superhero Movies, According To A Non-Fan

I don’t like superhero movies. I would prefer they be all be replaced in every theater by quirky indie comedies, but unfortunately Hollywood would rather listen to America’s very generous wallets than the prayers of one girl who’s tired of hearing about origin stories. Every time I go see a movie, there’s a new superhero trailer, and every time I end up whispering to the person next to me, “Didn’t that one just come out last month?” More »

Crush Links: Taylor Swift Has Debuted New Music Video: Sparks Fly

Crush Links: Taylor Swift Has Debuted New Music Video: Sparks Fly
  • Wow. We almost didn’t recognize Kristen Stewart in this photoshoot. She’s looking glam. (Have U Heard)
  • Canadian Exclusive: Watch the second trailer for Tom Hardy’s upcoming film Warrior. (Celeb Dirty Laundry)
  • Get an up-close look at Taylor Swift’s, Speak Now, tour in her new music video Sparks Fly. (Hollywood Hiccups)
  • Lindsay Lohan allegedly seen purchasing the hard stuff. Her publicist has denied it. What do you think? (Have U Heard)
  • Chris Evans has been seen at quite a few parties following the premiere of Captain America. (Lainey Gossip)

The ‘Avengers’ Crew Has a Week to Turn Cleveland Into Times Square

The 'Avengers' Crew Has a Week to Turn Cleveland Into Times Square

Now is the time for some moviemaking magic: Marvel Studios has until August 15 to turn a stretch of downtown Ohio into Times Square. Yes, the one from New York City. Movieline reports that shooting of Joss Whedon‘s The Avengers begins then, presumably involving scenes where the superheroes meet at one of the S.H.I.E.L.D. offices in Manhattan. We’re guessing that shooting in NYC cost way too much, and Cleveland was a better choice for indoor scenes. It’s just ironic, since Captain America: The First Avenger managed to shoot in the real Times Square. More »

Captain America’s Triumph Over Harry Potter Proves America Always Wins

Captain America's Triumph Over Harry Potter Proves America Always Wins

In 1776, the Second Continental Congress issued a declaration–a “Declaration of Independence,” one might even call it–that severed all of America’s ties to Great Britain and made everyone, well, very, very angry. Brazen to a fault, it sealed the fate of the thirteen colonies, throwing them into grisly battle with the mighty British Empire. In this case, as we all know, the dark horse triumphed and, in due time, the United States emerged as a super power, with Great Britain as its most trusted ally. Unfortunately, that alliance was shattered into tiny little bits with this summer’s big movie premieres of the faintly English Harry Potter And The Death Hallows Part II and America’s aptly titled Captain America: The First Avenger. More »

Captain America’s Dominic Cooper…Revealed!

Captain America's Dominic Cooper...Revealed!

With all the fervor over Captain America‘s studly star Chris Evans, it would be easy to forget anyone else is in the movie at all. But to do so would be a huge mistake, because the supporting cast includes Dominic Cooper, a great actor (and heartthrob) in his own rite. In this, his Hollywood blockbuster debut, Cooper plays Howard Stark, the brilliant inventor who helps turn regular guy Steve Rogers into a patriotic übermensch. (And who, in Iron Man, grows up into John Slattery and fathers the title character.) Here are some things you might not know about him. More »

Snap This: We’ve Found Tyra Banks’ Feather-Masked Comic-Con Doppelganger

Snap This: We've Found Tyra Banks' Feather-Masked Comic-Con Doppelganger

We get it now: Tyra meant to head over to the Comic-Con line, but instead ended up outside Good Morning America in New York — and she lost half her mask on the way! She was trying to meet up with this lovely lady, who was spotted outside the San Diego Convention Center sporting a feminine take on the Captain America mask.

Wonder Twins activate! Form of… Geeks! More »

How Pro-America Superheroes Like Batman and Captain America Are Portrayed in the Movies

How Pro-America Superheroes Like Batman and Captain America Are Portrayed in the Movies

Not all superheroes fight for the American way: The X-Men, for one, know that they’re despised by all of humanity. But there are a couple of caped crimefighters who are willing to lay down their lives for their country, or at least their city, to repay some sort of debt. So let’s compare four pro-American superheroes — Batman, Spider-Man, Superman, and Captain America — against American standards of self-sufficiency, loyalty, and relationships. I’ve tried my best not to include any canon from the comic books and go solely by the movies, so any generalizations or theories are supported by the visions of Christopher Nolan, Marc Webb, Sam Raimi, and others. More »

It Was a Mistake to Not Include the ‘Avengers’ Trailer After ‘Captain America’

It Was a Mistake to Not Include the 'Avengers' Trailer After 'Captain America'

I loved Captain America. I had known very little about Cap aside from what I’d read of the Civil War series, and I thought that he was just some overblown, macho, maybe even conservative masked hero. But the movie was fantastic; it beefed up the origin story with ties to the other reboots and is just a great 1940s-era film.

I’ll write about it more as the week goes on, but this post is about what happened after the credits… or rather, what didn’t happen. More »

Snap This: Marvel Superheroes’ New York City Digs

Snap This: Marvel Superheroes' New York City Digs

Sure, the latest trend is to remake famous comic book heroes’ origin stories, but have you ever stopped to think about where they literally come from? The New York Post points out that we can beam with hometown pride for quite a few of Marvel’s superpowered crimefighters, who can trace their humble beginnings to Brooklyn, Queens, and Manhattan. (Plus a few not-so humble childhoods in Westchester… but it’s still New York!) Click through for the full map. More »