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Review: Captain America - The First Avenger

Captain America is a rarity of sorts in the modern blockbuster. There is no sense of postmodern reflection for frail Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) only a sense of duty that shines brighter than his translucently pale chest. Steve Rogers longs to do his part for the United States in war time, he has volunteered to join the armed services multiple times and each time receives notice that he does not meet the physical qualifications.
Steve feels lost in a generation of men whose bravery is defined by service. He can't even take enjoyment in an matinee showing without rising to defend those in arms. Character is not lacking for Rogers, only body mass.
Dr. Abraham Erskine (Stanley Tucci) takes pity on the charmingly persistent Rogers and clears him for boot camp. Steve has more than his fair share of critics in Col. Phillips (Tommy Lee Jones) and Agent Carter (Haley Atwell). More than proving his mettle during boot camp, Steve is offered to join a trial experiment for the Super Soldier seru…

'Drive' Trailer

The first look at the Cannes Award winning film by Nicolas Winding Refn starring Ryan Gosling. Between this and Contagion we might have two Oscar contenders right off the bat in September.

A Better Look at Tom Hardy as Bane

Those dead eyes. They could make any man cower. Even a dark knight. Hardy may not be able to top Ledger's intense vision of a true psychopath, but he absolutely poses a physical challenge to Batman.
(Courtesy: Warner Bros.)

Want to Work with Brett Ratner?

Brett Ratner and Talenthouse are teaming up to give one lucky filmmaker an opportunity to work as a production assistant behind the scenes on the latest Rat Entertainment production. So if you have a short film (no more than five minutes) you are confident in and would like to enter the contest head to the link above.
Submission Deadline: August 8, 2011 Voting Starts: August 9, 2011 Voting Ends: August 15, 2011 Winner Announcement: September 6, 2011

'The Amazing Spider-man' Trailer

Well, some trailer has finally figured out how to tease its 3-D aspects effectively. That said, this might be a hard-sell for those who don't think a reboot is necessary.

Nolan's Batman Trilogy

Full poster after the jump. How quickly can we convince Warner Bros. to make this the trilogy box set cover art?

(Courtesy: David Chen)

'Contagion' Trailer

What an excellent cast! The film itself keeps bringing me back to Outbreak, but that can't be helped. Get ready to have your flu shots ready by September 9th.

The Dark Knight Rises Offers a Glimpse of No Man's Land

The Dark Knight is certainly in over his head this time. The question is: will the city collapse around him, or will it be because of him?

(Courtesy: Warner Bros.)

10 Words or Less: Sunshine (2007)

Been a sun.