To be a heart-on-your-sleeve weepie in 2013, you've got to have some far-fetched gimmick. 'About Time' has time travel, 'Safe Haven' had ghosts and 'Delivery Man' has Vince Vaughn as an anonymous sperm donor hunted down by hundreds of his young-adult offspring. The mechanics of the plot are so ludicrous that audiences should be forgiven for shouting, “No, sorry, it wouldn't work that way!” back at the screen. But one has to give the movie credit for its sheer audacity. It refused to offer an explanation for its instigating illogic. Great character actor Damian Young gets the unenviable task of delivering the hook with the phrase “certain complications arose ...”
As Joss Whedon gets closer to finishing the script for 'The Avengers 2' (officially titled 'The Avengers: Age of Ultron), the supporting cast of previous Marvel films are wondering whether they'll get a chance in the ring. For one, Cobie Smulders' Agent Maria Hill seems like a lock, and now the actress has stated that Marvel knows she'll return once again.
It's been no secret that 'How I Met Your Mother''s final season has dragged a bit in the early episodes by spending so much time with the wedding weekend in Farhampton, but could Monday's "No Questions Asked" right the course? We last left Marshall in something of a pickle, so what happens when Barney comes to the rescue in the latest clips and photos?
Our never-ending coverage of Marvel's 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' not withstanding, one unanimously agreed upon aspect of last night's pilot episode debut proved undoubtedly to be 'How I Met Your Mother' star Cobie Smulders' brief return as 'Avengers' character Maria Hill. We'd already known that Smulders' eventual return to be a possibility, but has the actress officially confirmed herself for additional episodes? What about her role on the Marvel series after 'HIMYM''s end?
It’s here, it’s really here! Marvel’s ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ has at long last premiered its pilot episode, bringing Agent Phil Coulson (Clark Gregg) back from his ‘Avengers’ fate to lead an entirely new team through weird and wonderful cases of the Marvel universe. We’ve spoken at length about measuring our expectations, as well as how the series will integrate with the larger Marvel movies, but how does the premiere ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' pilot finally stack up? Is Marvel’s first live-action series a hit or miss?
'How I Met Your Mother' will begin the final leg of its 9-season journey next Monday with hour-long premiere "The Locket / Coming Back," but that isn't stopping CBS from sharing the goods in advance of the long wedding weekend. Four new sneak peeks of the final season premiere have emerged, featuring a new friend for Marshall, a shocking revelation for Robin and Barney, and yes, another glimpse of the mother!
It took a true 'How I Met Your Mother' fan to remember that Barney (Neil Patrick Harris) always considered William Zabka to be the true hero of 'The Karate Kid,' but we'll have plenty of time to learn in the final season! After a season 8 cameo, Zabka has been revealed to return for a surprising number of episodes in the final 'How I Met Your Mother' run, but what other surprises are in store?
We're still over a month away from the final 'How I Met Your Mother' premiere, kicking off the longest wedding weekend in televised history, but that doesn't mean the finale season for Ted, Marshall, Lily, Robin and Barney will be without its surprises. New intel on the CBS swan song reveals that we'll meet more of Robin's extended family, while the series creators discuss the possibility of a spinoff.
The inter-connectivity of the Marvel Cinematic Universe will prove a tricky mistress in the coming years, particularly with ABC and Marvel's 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' operating on a smaller scale within the same context. And while 'The Avengers: Age of Ultron' would no doubt impact 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,' might Cobie Smulders' Maria Hill act as a bridge between 'S.H.I.E.L.D.' and the more imminent 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier'?