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Chris Evans on starting ‘Avengers 2,’ retiring

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“Everything!” Chris Evans exclaimed when we asked what he was looking forward to about shooting “Aven-gers: Age of Ultron,” in our chat before he left for the set in South Korea. “It’s nice to see those guys again—the whole crew. It’s nice to know that you are making something good. I have been part of plenty of movies where you start filming and you [wonder], is this going to be good? It’s not easy to make good movies. If it were, there would be a lot more of them.

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Coming soon: Jolie’s villainous Maleficent, Tina Fey’s feisty prison guard

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“THE MONUMENTS Men” (from left): John Goodman, Matt Damon, George Clooney, Bob Balaban and Bill Murray

Angelina Jolie’s eagerly anticipated turn as the villainous Maleficent, Tina Fey’s feisty prison guard camping it up with Miss Piggy, Kermit and the entire Muppets gang, Lars von Trier’s “Nymphomaniac” volumes 1 and 2, Christopher Nolan’s “Interstellar” explorers, the superhero gangs—X-Men and Guardians of the Galaxy (with Fil-Am Dave Bautista as Drax)—are among cinema’s eclectic fare in 2014.

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Sherlock Holmes is free, US judge rules

In this film image released by Warner Bros. Pictures, Noomi Rapace, left, and Robert Downey Jr. are shown in a scene from "Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows." AP PHOTO/WARNER BROS. PICTURES

The beloved British detective Sherlock Holmes is now free to be reimagined in the United States after a federal judge ruled that licensing fees are no longer required.

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‘Iron Man 3′ has second best box office debut in history

Robert Downey Jr. poses at the "Iron Man 3" panel 2012 Comic Con on Saturday, July 14, 2012 in San Diego, Calif. AP/Jordan Strauss/Invision

Super-hero blockbuster sequel “Iron Man 3″ smashed to the top at the US box office with a mega $175.3 million take – the second best opening weekend ever – industry estimates showed Sunday.

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‘Iron Man 3′ blasts off US blockbuster season

DOWNEY AND PALTROW. Spectacularly engaging high-wire act.

“Iron Man 3″ is expected to launch America’s summer blockbuster season with a bang this weekend, having already taking global box offices by storm, industry analysts say.

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A ‘vulnerable’ Tony Stark in ‘Iron Man 3’

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DOWNEY AND PALTROW. Spectacularly engaging high-wire act.

Taking off from the success of “Iron Man 2”, the third instalment of the “Iron Man” film franchise for the first time highlights the vulnerability of Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) without his iron suit.

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Third time’s the charm for Iron Man

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DOWNEY AND PALTROW. Spectacularly engaging high-wire act.

As he marks his 50th year in the comic-book universe, Iron Man aka Tony Stark comes full circle in the satisfying third installment of Marvel’s blockbuster movie franchise—a remarkable feat that wouldn’t be possible without Robert Downey Jr.

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For films, Super Bowl provides super stage

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This undated publicity film image released by Paramount Pictures shows, from left, Zachary Quinto, as Spock, Benedict Cumberbatch as John Harrison, and Chris Pine as Kirk, in a scene in the film, "Star Trek Into Darkness," from Paramount Pictures and Skydance Productions. "Star Trek Into Darkness" was one of several upcoming films to receive spotlight treatment with an ad that aired during Super Bowl XLVII on Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013. AP/Paramount Pictures, Zade Rosenthal, File

The Super Bowl resembled a trip to the movie theater with several potential summer blockbusters airing new ads.

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Marvel announces its upcoming slate at Comic-Con

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Robert Downey Jr. poses at the "Iron Man 3" panel 2012 Comic Con on Saturday, July 14, 2012 in San Diego, Calif. AP/Jordan Strauss/Invision

Robert Downey Jr. made a Tony Stark-like entrance into the San Diego Convention Center’s largest exhibition hall, dancing up through the aisles among more than 6,000 fans.

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‘Avengers’ hits big screen with a blast

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The hype has been building for years and it couldn’t possibly be more deafening at this point. After a series of summer blockbusters that individually introduced Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Thor and Captain America, all these characters come together alongside several other friends and foes in “Marvel’s The Avengers.” And with director and co-writer [...]

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Method to Robert Downey’s ‘madness’

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RAPACE, DOWNEY  AND LAW. Elaborate hijinks in fast-paced actioner.

THERE’S method to Robert Downey Jr.’s crowd-pleasing “madness” in Guy Ritchie’s “A Game of Shadows” (which opens tomorrow), the zippy sequel of 2009’s revisionist “Sherlock Holmes.” The versatile actor pulls off the difficult task of juggling exhilarating action and zany comedy as the film hurtles from one noisy scene to another. In the franchise’s latest [...]

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A time to forgive

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Mel Gibson used to be one of most admired luminaries in show biz, especially after the huge, inspirational success of his period drama on the passion and sacrificial self-immolation of Jesus Christ. In only a couple of years, however, the veteran actor-filmmaker fell from grace, “from hero to zero,” due to his temper tantrums, addictions [...]

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