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Thursday, April 25, 2019

MARVEL STUDIOS’ “AVENGERS: ENDGAME” STARS PLACE HANDPRINTS IN CEMENT AT TCL CHINESE THEATRE


Photos from the handprint ceremony at the TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX® in Hollywood, featuring Marvel Studios’ AVENGERS: ENDGAME stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner and producer Kevin Feige.




MARVEL STUDIOS’ “AVENGERS: ENDGAME” WORLD PREMIERE PHOTOS


In Los Angeles, stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Brie Larson, Paul Rudd, Don Cheadle, Karen Gillan, Danai Gurira, Bradley Cooper, Gwyneth Paltrow, Josh Brolin and Benedict Wong were joined by directors Anthony and Joe Russo and producer Kevin Feige for a walk down the red carpet where they greeted enthusiastic fans at the world premiere of Marvel Studios’ AVENGERS: ENDGAME.
     
AVENGERS: ENDGAME opens in U.S. theaters this Friday, April 26.






Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Non-Spoiler Review for Avengers: Endgame - A Marvel-ous End to the Infinity Saga


For the last 10 years, the Marvel Cinematic Universe has built an amazing galaxy filled with heroes, as well as villains. This galaxy has changed the film world forever. Though our heroes and villains have powers that none of us will ever have, they all have real issues and problems that we can all relate to. This made all of these characters feel believable, feel real.


Now, after last year's impactful Avengers: Infinity War, there is nothing that can prepare you for the conclusion of the Infinity Saga, Avengers: Endgame. Heeding the warning of Marvel Studios, there will be no spoilers here. But know that even if I tried to explain all that happens in this movie, we would be here all day.


The trailers truly give away nothing away and once you see the movie, I invite you to go back and see where the filmmakers made decisions to misdirect you or to not reveal certain characters or plot points. These surprises are truly special and are moments that we as fans have always wanted or never knew that we wanted. But once we see these moments, we will be talking about them for years to come.


The Russo Brothers and the screenwriters had the difficult task to top Infinity War and to stick the landing, but they have woven a story that delivers one of the most satisfying endings in film history. The combination of humor, action and emotion makes this one of the best films of the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe. The time we have invested in getting to know these characters and follow their story arcs as they have grown pays off in the most amazing ways possible. By the end of the film we learn more about what we have seen over the last 21 movies and even gives hints into the future and Phase 4. All of the performances are brilliant and some of the best ever for all of these actors. As fans, we get closure to some of the storylines that started in some of the individual films.


Robert Downey Jr. brings one his finest performances as Tony Stark, bringing emotion and heart into his role. Chris Evans as Steve Rogers puts in another strong performance, delivering on heart every step of the way. Humor is provided by both Paul Rudd and Chris Hemsworth.

There is so much more to this movie but discussing it would only lead into spoiler territory. Literally every fan theory including my own were thrown out in the first minutes of the film. Avoid spoilers at all costs and please do not spoil it for others.

Whatever it takes, go see Avengers: Endgame when opens in theaters April 26th.

Avenge The Fallen.

NATALIE PORTMAN TO NARRATE DISNEYNATURE’S “DOLPHIN REEF” All-New Feature Film to Debut on Disney+


In celebration of Earth Day, Disney+ revealed today that Academy Award®-winning actress Natalie Portman (“Black Swan”) narrates the next feature film from Disneynature, “Dolphin Reef,” which will release on Disney+, the highly-anticipated streaming service launching in the U.S. on Nov. 12, 2019.

“Dolphin Reef” dives under the sea to frolic with some of the planet’s most engaging animals: dolphins. “Disneynature takes audiences to spectacular and remote places to share remarkable wildlife stories captured by our award-winning film crews,” said Paul Baribault, vice president of Disneynature. “For ‘Penguins,’ which is in theaters now, moviegoers get to explore the vast and unforgiving Antarctic environment through the eyes of an Adélie penguin. ‘Dolphin Reef’ takes us to a thriving coral reef—one of the most fascinating and dynamic habitats on Earth—to see the incredible creatures who consider reefs their home.”

Created with Disneynature’s signature storytelling style, the film introduces Echo, a young Pacific bottlenose dolphin who can’t quite decide if it’s time to grow up and take on new responsibilities.  Dolphin society is tricky, and the coral reef that Echo and his family call home depends on all of its inhabitants to keep it healthy. But Echo has a tough time resisting the many adventures the ocean has to offer. Keith Scholey, who directed Disneynature’s “Bears,” helms the film.

“For more than a decade, Disneynature has amazed and inspired the world through its acclaimed True Life Adventure films,’” said Agnes Chu, senior vice president of Content for Disney+. “We’re thrilled to give Disneynature’s unique stories a new home in our growing collection of original content.”

“Dolphin Reef” will join the platform’s robust slate of original nonfiction programming, including “Be Our Chef,” “Cinema Relics: Iconic Art of the Movies” (w/t), “Earthkeepers” (w/t), “Encore!,” “Ink & Paint,” “Into the Unknown: Making Frozen 2,” “Marvel’s 616,” “Marvel’s Hero Project,” “Magic of Animal Kingdom,” “(Re)Connect,” “Rogue Trip,” “Shop Class” (w/t), the untitled Walt Disney Imagineering documentary series, and “The World According to Jeff Goldblum.” Disneynature’s “Penguins” will also be available on the platform in 2020.


About Disney+
Launching in the U.S. on November 12, 2019, Disney+ will be the ultimate streaming destination for movies and shows from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, and National Geographic. From The Walt Disney Company’s Direct-to-Consumer and International segment, Disney+ will offer ad-free programming with a variety of original feature-length films, documentaries, live-action and animated series and short-form content, along with unprecedented access to Disney’s incredible library of film and television entertainment. The service will also be the exclusive streaming home for films released by The Walt Disney Studios in 2019 and beyond, including “Captain Marvel,” “Avengers: Endgame,” “Aladdin,” “Toy Story 4,” “The Lion King,” “Frozen 2,”and “Star Wars: Episode IX.” Visit DisneyPlus.com to learn more about the service.

About Disneynature
The first new Disney-branded film label from The Walt Disney Studios in more than 60 years, Disneynature was launched to bring the world’s top nature filmmakers together to share a wide variety of wildlife stories on the big screen in order to engage, inspire and educate theatrical audiences everywhere. All seven of Disneynature’s theatrical film releases—”Earth,” “Oceans,” “African Cats,” “Chimpanzee,” “Bears,” “Monkey Kingdom” and “Born in China”—rank among the top 10 highest overall grossing feature-length nature films to date, with “Chimpanzee” garnering a record-breaking opening weekend for the genre. Narrated by Ed Helms, “Penguins” is Disneynature’s eighth theatrical feature. Disneynature’s commitment to conservation is a key pillar of the label and the films empower the audience to help make a difference, with each film driving significant conservation outcomes, supporting wildlife featured in the films. For more information about Disneynature, like us on Facebook: facebook.com/Disneynature and follow us on Twitter: twitter.com/Disneynature.