WARNING: Major spoilers ahead.
Of course you planted yourself firmly in that seat as the closing credits rolled on "Captain America: The Winter Soldier." After all, one of the most exciting things about any Marvel movie is seeing how it teases some future Marvel movie after cataloging the best boys and dolly grips, right?
Marvel's Phase Two (i.e., all the post-"Avengers" movies) has been a little underwhelming with the credits scenes. After "The Avengers" teased "Guardians of the Galaxy" baddie Thanos, we've only gotten a sleepy Bruce Banner joke at the end of "Iron Man 3" and a confusing appearance by Benicio Del Toro as the Collector (another "Guardians" character) at the end of "Thor: The Dark World."
However, the "Captain America" sequel really kicks things into high gear with our first official prelude to "Avengers: Age of Ultron." After the first batch of closing credits, we're introduced to HYDRA bigwig Baron Wolfgang von Strucker (Thomas Kretschmann) as he maniacally muses on
- Bryan Enk | Yahoo Movies – Fri, 4 Apr, 2014 1:14 PM EDT
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- Will Perkins | Wide Screen – Fri, 4 Apr, 2014 9:08 AM EDT
Will Captain America's third big screen adventure be a hit?
Captain America's first trip to theatres -- 2011's "Captain America: The First Avenger" -- was one of the lowest-grossing Marvel movies to date, bringing in "only" $370 million worldwide. A respectable number for other blockbusters, but not for a Marvel Cinematic Universe film where the global tallies usually range from $500 million to a billion dollars.
Super soldier Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) fared much better on his second trip to theatres, in 2012's superhero ensemble pic "The Avengers." The superpowered team-up was an unquestionable success, taking in an astounding $1.5 billion worldwide and winning plenty of critical praise.
But a movie featuring every familiar face in the Marvel Universe is one tough act to follow. In "Avengers," Cap had Tony Stark, Thor, Hawkeye, Black Widow, and the Hulk backing him up last time. Who's helping him in "Captain America: The Winter Soldier"?
Well, both Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson)Read More »from ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’: 5 ways the sequel improves over ‘The First Avenger’
- Adam Pockross | Yahoo Movies – Thu, 3 Apr, 2014 7:32 PM EDT
As you can see in our exclusive "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" Blu-ray clip above, Bard the Bowman is one heck of a character.
And as we found out in our POPsessions interview below, so is the man who plays Bard: Luke Evans.
Evans phoned in to promote next week's home-video release of the middle "Hobbit" film, and we took the opportunity to find out the Welsh actor's pop-culture likes and dislikes. And what an unexpected journey he took us upon...
What was the first movie you remember seeing?
Luke Evans: I'm trying to remember. "Bambi." I think it was quite tragic, it was very sad. Yeah. I also remember Thumper and I remember getting a rabbit, which I named Thumper after that.
What movie do you absolutely always stop and watch if you see it on cable?
"Shawshank Redemption." Because it's awesome. It's an amazing, brilliant film and I mean it just was an all-time best movie.
What movie makes you cry?Read More »from POPSessions: Why a 'Big Bang' Character Is on Luke Evans's Enemies List
I know there's
After months of buildup, we can't imagine you need much more reason to be psyched for this weekend's massive Marvel offering, "Captain America: The Winter Soldier." But just in case you need it, we've got that reason.
To celebrate the big Boy Scout's big return to the big screen, we're doing a big giveaway!
One lucky Yahoo Movies Twitter follower will receive a "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" poster signed by Captain Chris Evans, Sebastian Stan, Samuel L. Jackson, Marvel head honcho Kevin Feige, and directors Joe and Anthony Russo.
And since a winner needs to be properly geared up, we're also throwing in a hardy selection of Hasbro's "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" toy line, including the Super Soldier Gear Battle Helmet, Stealthfire Shield, and the full lineup of 6" Infinite Series action figures (with the Mandroid build-a-figure).
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Here's how to enter:
- Kara Warner | Yahoo Movies – Thu, 3 Apr, 2014 6:17 PM EDT
Introducing "The Yahoo Movie Show," our new daily series bringing you the best in breaking movies news, celebrity interviews, flashbacks to the classics, and more.
For his third appearance as Captain America, Chris Evans has got the superhero look down pat and has completely embraced the evolution of the crimefighter's costume. In "Captain America: The First Avenger," he wore the old-fashion utilitarian model in all its red, white and blue glory; then in "The Avengers" the star-spangled suit got an updated look; and now in "Captain America: The Winter Soldier," we have a darker, less colorful, and more stealth suit.
And according to Evans, the latest incarnation is pretty easy to put on and take off, save for one piece.
"It's nice being in the suit but when you see that cowl coming, you're like, 'Aww man, this thing?'" Evans told Yahoo Movies. "You'd be surprised, doing a fight scene in that thing, you start sweating."Read More »from Chris Evans and Scarlett Johansson on the Stresses of Suiting Up for ‘The Winter Soldier’
- Adam Pockross | Yahoo Movies – Thu, 3 Apr, 2014 6:00 PM EDT
Here at Yahoo Movies, in order to bring you the biggest movie stories, we interview the world's biggest stars. It's our job (rough, we know), so we rarely get star-struck.
Of course, that all went out the window when we spoke with Baxter, Ron Burgundy's faithful pooch and one of the top dog actors of all-time.
On the occasion of this week's Blu-ray release of "Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues," Baxter phoned in to give us this very rare and special interview, translated by the film's writer-director, Adam McKay.
The mere prospect of such a colossal interview put our proverbial tail between our legs. Perhaps we were barking up the wrong tree?
But while a huge deal like Baxter could easily be intimidating, that wasn't the case at all. Baxter put us right at ease. We found a dog comfortable in his own fur, full of interesting insider scoop, and an all-around good boy.
Did you have to read for Read More »from Hello, Baxter: Ron Burgundy's Pooch On the Dog-Eat-Dog World of Canine Acting
- Bryan Enk | Yahoo Movies – Thu, 3 Apr, 2014 2:05 PM EDT
Is this the end of the road for Sly and the boys?
In this new exclusive "roll call" for this summer's "The Expendables 3," a title card boldly announces that Barney Ross, aka co-writer and star Sylvester Stallone, and his team are back together for "One Last Ride." But if they are going out, it's with a bang (and a boom, and more than a few ka-pows). And they are bringing along some new — but very familiar — faces.
Headlining the expanded cast is Mel Gibson, as Barney's ex-partner and current nemesis Conrad Stonebanks (how's that for a villain name?), and Harrison Ford, looking right at home as he pilots a helicopter (something the action veteran can do in real life, by the way). Other new team members: Stallone's "Assassins" co-star Antonio Banderas; his "Demolition Man" co-star Wesley Snipes; and Kelsey Grammer (no, really!).
To properly battle a foe as formidable as Stonebanks, Barney must bring in a new generationRead More »from 'The Expendables 3' Roll Call: Sylvester Stallone Adds New Heroes to His Bunch
- Meriah Doty | Yahoo Movies – Thu, 3 Apr, 2014 2:04 PM EDT
Every week through the remainder of 2014, Yahoo Movies is counting down Hollywood's 50 very best working actors and actresses. Come back to Yahoo Movies every Thursday to see who makes the cut.
Greatest Actor Alive (No. 40): Javier Bardem
Stating the Case: Javier Bardem's filmography is a treasure trove. Most of us know he started out in Spanish cinema, but did you know he's been acting since he was a child and that he comes from a long line of filmmakers and thespians? Acting really is in his blood. And it shows onscreen. Bardem can be an eccentric, ice-cold killer in one film ("No Country for Old Men") and an affable playboy in the next ("Vicky Christina Barcelona"). He not only morphs from role to role with ostensible ease, but he also has a knack for bringing something truly original to his characters — awkward psycho killer hairstyles and all.
Breakthrough Role: Before we get into his crossover to the U.S., Bardem first got major notoriety in his homeland for "Jamón,Read More »from The 50 Greatest Actors Alive: No. 40 Javier Bardem
Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum in '22 Jump Street'
Forget everything you know or want to know about "22 Jump Street," it's time to manage expectations. Don't think about whether the upcoming sequel to 2012's hit comedy will be as good or better than the first. Don't think about which A-list actors may or may not make cameos. Don't think about whether Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill's bromance will be better than ever, etc. Why are we telling you this? We've been instructed to do so.
"We are here to lower expectations," co-director Phil Lord revealed when we visited the New Orleans set last fall. "You need to go back and write all about how you're not really sure, you think it may not be that good."
Co-director Chris Miller agreed and added that their secret to success is to set themselves up for failure.
"All of everything we've ever done has been riding on low expectations," said Miller. "'Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs?' A terrible idea. Doing '21 Jump Street' as a movie is a terrible idea. 'The Lego Movie' sounds like a terribleRead More »from 5 Secrets from the Set of ’22 Jump Street’
- Kat Angus | Wide Screen – Thu, 3 Apr, 2014 1:53 PM EDT
They're back! The Trailer Park Boys return for another big-screen adventure in "Trailer Park Boys: Don't Legalize It," due in theatres on April 18. The boys were out and about in Toronto on April 3, and we thought of no better occasion to give them access to the Yahoo Popped Instagram account to document all of their exploits in the Big Smoke.
Take a look at what the Trailer Park Boys got up to below, and be sure to go see "Trailer Park Boys: Don't Legalize It" on April 18.
"Starting the day at Sirius XM. Thank $*#& we're not hungover. We're still drunk."
"Reality….and the hangover are starting to kick in…"
"Rockin' with the Mitchell"
Watch the trailer for "Trailer Park Boys: Don't Legalize It," due out April 18:Read More »from The Trailer Park Boys take over Yahoo Popped's Instagram!
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