Director Joe Johnston Talks About CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER and the Many Incarnations of the Superhero 


The one sure thing "Captain America: The First Avenger" succeeded at doing is capturing the patriotic spirit of America circa 1940s. And director Joe Johnston was quick to point out that it's their way of paying respect to the superhero's comic book origin. In this interview, we talked about:

Why did he decide to set the film in the 1940s?
The characters of the film
The many incarnations of Captain America
Why did he zero in on Chris Evans for the lead role?
What qualities did he find in the actor?
The Star Spangled scene with music by Alan Menken



Here's more info on CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER from Yahoo:

Steve Rogers volunteers to participate in an experimental program that turns him into the Super Soldier known as Captain America. As Captain America, Rogers joins forces with Bucky Barnes and Peggy Carter to wage war on the evil HYDRA organization, led by the villainous Red Skull.

Also Known As: Captain America
Captain America: The First Avenger 3D
Frostbite

Production Status: In Production/Awaiting Release

Genres: Action/Adventure and Adaptation

Release Date: July 22nd, 2011 (wide)

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action.

Distributors: Paramount Pictures

Production Co.: Marvel Studios

Filming Locations: Manhattan Beach, California, USA
London, England, United Kingdom

Produced in: United States


Cast and Credits

Starring: Chris Evans, Hayley Atwell, Sebastian Stan, Tommy Lee Jones, Hugo Weaving

Directed by: Joe Johnston

Produced by: Kevin Feige, Stan Lee, Louis D Esposito

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Sebastian Stan (Bucky Barnes) Talks About CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER and Winter Soldier! 


Sebastian Stan plays fan-favorite Bucky Barnes in the new Paramount Pictures release "Captain America: The First Avenger." In this interview, we talked about:

His attraction to making the Marvel film
How did he research his character
His character arch pays homage to his character's latest incarnation, Winter Soldier
Did he read Captain America growing up?
The darker side of Bucky Barnes



Here's more info on CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER from Yahoo:

Steve Rogers volunteers to participate in an experimental program that turns him into the Super Soldier known as Captain America. As Captain America, Rogers joins forces with Bucky Barnes and Peggy Carter to wage war on the evil HYDRA organization, led by the villainous Red Skull.

Also Known As: Captain America
Captain America: The First Avenger 3D
Frostbite

Production Status: In Production/Awaiting Release

Genres: Action/Adventure and Adaptation

Release Date: July 22nd, 2011 (wide)

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action.

Distributors: Paramount Pictures

Production Co.: Marvel Studios

Filming Locations: Manhattan Beach, California, USA
London, England, United Kingdom

Produced in: United States


Cast and Credits

Starring: Chris Evans, Hayley Atwell, Sebastian Stan, Tommy Lee Jones, Hugo Weaving

Directed by: Joe Johnston

Produced by: Kevin Feige, Stan Lee, Louis D Esposito

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"Captain America: The First Avenger" Movie Review! How Many Kisses Does Chris Evans Get? 


In March of 1941, eight months prior to the U.S. entry into WWII, Captain America made his first Marvel appearance in an iconic comic book cover image where he was seen punching Adolf Hitler square in the jaw.


That political stance by creators Joe Simon and Jack Kirby was seen by many as a propaganda piece beckoning the U.S. to enter the war. Decades later, as the super hero celebrates his 70th birthday, Marvel Studios releases the origin story of “Captain America: The First Avenger.”

The film captures the patriotic spirit of America circa 1940s. And it’s quite refreshing to see a blockbuster that is a period piece complete with a jingoistic attitude. The action-adventure subscribes to the simplistic notion that says “Nazis are evil, Americans are good.” Its simplicity is what saves this flawed but entertaining feature. Read More...

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"Dark Knight Rises" Teaser Trailer Leaked Online! 


It's mostly shots from the last two "Batman" films, but it's still intriguing. Lots of Gary Oldman hospital drama, a little Bane (Tom Hardy) shot here and there, but nary a Catwoman (Anne Hathaway)! Here's the trailer by way of Vulture:



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"Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2" Casts Magical Box-Office Spell Worldwide! 


The final film of the "Harry Potter" franchise shattered box-office records easily landing on top with $168.55 million opening! ("Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2" movie review)

How many records did the last "Harry Potter" installment break? Let me count the ways:

1) Biggest opening weekend of all time beating previous record-holder, "The Dark Knight" (also from Warner Bros.) which made $158.4 million in its first weekend

2) Biggest opening day of all time with its $92.1 million one-day take on Friday

3) Biggest midnight box-office opening when it opened Thursday with $43.5 million

But wait, there's more! The final chapter also has the biggest IMAX opening both domestic and worldwide, and "Harry Potter" beat "Harry Potter" in international box office. Previous crown holder, "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" bowed down to "Deathly Hallows Part 2" which earned a smashing $476 million box-office debut!

(Fun "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2" giveaway right here)

Previous weekend's box-office champ, "Transformers: Dark of the Moon" slipped to No. 2 with $21.25 million. So far, the third "Transformers" movie featuring Shia LaBeouf has pushed its total past the $300 million mark. At No. 3 is the funny "Horrible Bosses" collecting $17.6 million.

Having a bad weekend was "Winnie the Pooh." The Disney hand-drawn animated tale only earned $8 million debuting at No. 6. Oh pooh :sad

Meanwhile, Woody Allen is enjoying the popularity of "Midnight in Paris." It's now officially his highest-grossing movie ever!

Here's the Top 10 box-office films for the weekend of July 15:

1. "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2," $168.55 million
2. "Transformers: Dark of the Moon," $21.25 million
3. "Horrible Bosses," $17.6 million
4. "Zookeeper," $12.3 million
5. "Cars 2," $8.3 million
6. "Winnie the Pooh," $8 million
7. "Bad Teacher," $5.2 million
8. "Larry Crowne," $2.6 million
9. "Super 8," $1.93 million
10. "Midnight in Paris," $1.9 million

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