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Vancouver's Cobie Smulders teams up with Tom Cruise for some action in Jack Reacher: Never Go Back

“I love switching it up,” says Cobie Smulders promoting the Tom Cruise action thriller Jack Reacher: Never Go Back. After filming the Jack Reacher sequel based on a Lee Child crime novel, the 34-year-old returned home last summer to film her husband Taran Killam’s comedy Why We’re Killing Gunther with Arnold Schwarzenegger. 546 more words


Captain America: Civil War conquers box office, holds fifth-largest debut weekend in history

Captain America: Civil War, the latest in Marvel’s onslaught of superhero films, promoted a battle between superheroes. But when the dust settled, it was the box office that was crushed after the film grossed $179.14 million, … 98 more words


From Clint Eastwood to Captain America: Why superhero movies can't escape how the West was won

Superhero movies are drawn from such expansive and popular source material — their own comics — that we often don’t really discuss them on their own terms. 1,230 more words


Will there ever be a saturation point for box office superheroes?

The history of the blockbuster is one of periodic rejuvenation. It began in the 1970s, when Jaws and The Godfather defied convention with their nationwide theatrical roll-outs, drawing sidewalk-thronging crowds by making the movies an event. 872 more words


High Tech Toys Week to feature Iron Man suit

To iron one’s clothes is human. To don Iron Man’s suit? Pretty much divine.

Viewers will get a peek at exactly how divine on Daily Planet’s annual High Tech Toys Week, airing weeknights through to Dec. 497 more words


Scarlett Johansson was the second highest paid actor in Avengers: Age Of Ultron

In all the talk about the wage gap in Hollywood, one woman has triumphed, making almost as much cheddar as the cheese god Robert Downey, Jr. 265 more words


Why apocalyptic movies are having a pop culture moment

Albert DeSantis

Everything is coming to an end! At least that’s what Hollywood wants us to think, given the multitude of films about the apocalypse. With global uncertainty, economic collapse and bloody international conflict, people seem so perturbed about impending disaster that it’s pouring out all over the screen. 764 more words