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Posted by Jules on February 23rd, 2019


It is entirely possible that we wouldn’t have Black Panther, Captain Marvel, and the rest of the Marvel Cinematic Universe were it not for a little movie called Kiss Kiss Bang Bang. Shane Black’s deliriously dark action comedy not only reintroduced Robert Downey, Jr. to the movie scene, but it also defined Downey as a mercurial bad boy with a heart of gold…essentially setting him up to slide into the role of Tony Stark. Read More here



Posted by Jules on December 26th, 2018


Some films are obviously Christmas movies, like The Polar Express and Scrooged, but for others it’s not so clear cut. They may be set during the holiday season, and they may even touch upon Christmas themes, but does that mean they truly qualify in the traditional sense? To find out, we’re putting these movies on trial and laying out all the evidence for and against them by answering some pertinent questions, like we did with Die Hard, Gremlins, and Edward Scissorhands. And after already examining if Shane Black‘s Iron Man 3 deserves a permanent spot in the holiday rotation, there’s no better movie to enter into the great Christmas movie debate than his directorial debut, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang. Read More here



Posted by Jules on August 18th, 2018


The summer of 2008 broke history, and rebuilt it. America suffered through a bitter presidential election on the road to a globewrecking financial crisis. In theaters, cinematic generations were rising — and falling. Superheroes, Will Smith, George Lucas, Guillermo del Toro, Emma Stone, Mike Myers, Sisterhoods and Step Brothers, Batman, and ABBA, adaptations of TV shows we still tweet about, new installments of movie franchises studios won’t stop rebooting: everything Hollywood was before, alongside everything it still is. In our weekly column Two Thousand Late, we’ll explore the big hits and curious flops from a summer that has never really ended. Next week: Summer ends and a new era dawns with The House Bunny. This week: critic at large Leah Greenblatt and TV critic Darren Franich on Tropic Thunder. Read More here



Posted by Jules on May 4th, 2018


Ten years after he first donned Iron Man’s suit of armor, Robert Downey Jr. has reprised his role as the billionaire superhero in the Marvel epic “Avengers: Infinity War.” The film finds the universe’s greatest heroes teaming up to stop the deadly Thanos (Josh Brolin) from gathering the infinity stones with the intention of wiping out half of the universe’s population. Downey Jr. first played the role in 2008’s “Iron Man,” and has appeared in eight subsequent Marvel movies. Of course, his career hasn’t been limited to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. So in honor of his latest big screen achievement, let’s take a look back on some of his best performances. Tour through our photo gallery above of Downey Jr.’s 20 greatest films, ranked from worst to best. Read More here



Posted by Jules on April 29th, 2018


It was a sprawling, epic, and emotional roller coaster ride that had people laughing and tearing up and sometimes gasping in shock before breaking into applause — and that was just Robert Downey Jr.’s speech before Avengers: Infinity War. The actor who helped launch the Marvel Cinematic Universe a decade ago with the original Iron Man stood onstage at the new film’s premiere Monday night before dozens of his cast mates and told the crowd of thousands: “I gotta few words. Hope you all brought a bag lunch.” Read More here



Posted by Jules on April 29th, 2018


Robert Downey Jr. got personal in front of thousands at Monday’s Avengers: Infinity War world premiere. Addressing the audience at the screening at the Kodak Theater in Los Angeles (the same venue that hosts the Academy Awards), the Iron Man star, 53, referenced his battle with addiction in a sprawling and emotional speech. Read More here



Posted by Jules on April 29th, 2018


Robert Downey Jr. owes Tony Stark. Big time. Iron Man (2008) relaunched his career and put the actor firmly back in the Hollywood limelight. Still, that doesn’t mean he should take fashion prompts from his on-screen counterpart. Read More here



Posted by Jules on April 21st, 2018


With INFINITY WAR just one WEEK away from release, it is time to sing the praises of the actor at the front and centre of Marvel’s Cinematic Universe. Dear Readers: sit back, soak up that sunshine and scroll down as I remind you, not that you’d forgotten, of quite how and why, Robert Downey Jr is such a big star, great actor and all round, real/reel world super-hero.. Read More here



Posted by Jules on April 13th, 2018


At the present moment, Tony Downey Jr/Robert Stark – hell, aren’t they basically the same person now? – is about to launch a charm offensive around the world as Avengers: Infinity War gets set to conquer the world in a box-office blitz that might even shock Thanos. On that note, it has been 10 years since Jon Favreau kicked-off the MCU by introducing us to Iron Man and while playing a superhero has reignited his career, it’s not the film that we’re going to discuss to celebrate his roguish talent. Read More here



Posted by Jules on January 6th, 2018


As we count down to the long-awaited uber-team-up Avengers: Infinity War (out May 4), EW’s Marvel Movie Club is preparing by revisiting the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe in the weeks leading up to the mega-sized movie. EW’s Chancellor Agard (that’s me!) will revisit one Marvel movie a week, every week, to reassess its powers and hopefully answer important questions like “What was The Incredible Hulk?” “Does Nick Fury wash his eye-patch?” and “Is there a point to Hawkeye?” along the way. This week, we begin with the surprise hit that started it all: Iron Man. Read More here


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Sherlock Holmes 3 (pre-production) / imdb
Untitled John Brinkley Biopic (pre-production) / imdb
Avengers: Endgame (post-production) / imdb
The Voyage of Doctor Dolittle (filming) / imdb
All-Star Weekend (post-production) / imdb

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