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For you or me, such a dangerous maneuver would be unthinkable, but to Ray, it’s business as usual.
Meanwhile, Professor Lawrence Hayes (Paul Giamatti) is delivering a lecture at the California Institute of Technology in which he discusses the incredible power of earthquakes.
Everything was building up to 2012's "Marvel's The Avengers," where maverick writer-director Joss Whedon did the impossible by mashing up and assembling half a dozen superheroes into one movie and turned in a cohesive, breezily paced, entertaining 142-minute, 0-million-budgeted tentpole.
So, as superhero movies have become placeholders and seed-planters for more to come, how can the sequel, "Avengers: Age of Ultron," meet all of the built-in hype and not underwhelm?
12 (- PM, ET/PT), recapping all the winners, snubs and behind-the-scenes action from the Golden Globes(R).[09/04/14 - AM]LMN Presents the New Original Movie "The Hazing Secret" Premiering Sunday, September 21 at 8PM ETShenae Grimes-Beech ("90210") and Keegan Allen ("Pretty Little Liars") star in the two-hour thriller.[03/11/14 - AM]Linda Hamilton Stars in New Syfy Original Movie "Bermuda Tentacles," Premiering Saturday, April 12 at 9PMThe film replaces "Zodiac: Signs of the Apocalypse," which was previously scheduled for said date.[02/24/14 - PM]Development Update: Monday, February 24Updates include: Tim Daly marries "Madam Secretary" at CBS; FOX gives off-cycle pilot order to "Home"; and Lily Rabe nabs female lead on ABC's "The Visitors."[12/02/13 - PM]Olivia Holt Stars in Filmed Comedy Series, "I Didn't Do It," Premiering Friday, January 17 on Disney Channel Disney Channel's annual "ja NEWary" programming event will also include a first-look at the upcoming game show for kids and families, "Disney's Win, Lose or Draw."[11/21/13 - PM]Development Update: Thursday, November 21Updates include: Noah Bean, Zeljko Ivanek join Syfy's "12 Monkeys"; Marley Shelton to lead Lifetime's "The Lottery"; and MTV cancels "Nikki & Sara Live" after two seasons.[11/18/13 - AM]Hallmark Channel Announces Premiere Date for Its Next Original Primetime Scripted Series, "When Calls the Heart," Begins Sunday, January 12Erin Krakow, Daniel Lissing and Lori Loughlin star in this ensemble period piece set against the backdrop of the western frontier.[11/04/13 - AM]Lacey Chabert Stars in the LMN Original Movie "Non-Stop"Premiering Friday, November 29, the film also stars Veronica Cartwright, Betsy Russell, Jim O'Heir, David Lipper, Drew Seeley and Will Kemp.[10/25/13 - PM]Development Update: Friday, October 25Updates include: CBS mulls reboot of The WB's "Charmed"; NBC casting new cycle of "The Celebrity Apprentice"; and Riley Smith boards Lifetime's "Deliverance Creek."[10/23/13 - PM]Development Update: Wednesday, October 23Updates include: Eliza Coupe to get "Benched" at USA; Kathryn Prescott to lead MTV's "Finding Carter"; and Keenen Ivory Wayans to pen comedy pilot for ABC.[10/21/13 - PM]Development Update: Monday, October 21Updates include: Nickelodeon renews "The Haunted Hathaways," "See Dad Run"; Nick Zano, Dan St.
Germain land comedy pilots; and Renee Olstead to star in ABC Family's "Work Mom."[10/15/13 - PM]Andy Garcia, Mary-Louise Parker and Mandy Moore Headline an All-Star Cast in Hallmark Hall of Fame's "Christmas in Conway," Premiering December 1 on ABCCheri Oteri and Riley Smith also star in the film, from director John Kent Harrison.[09/25/13 - PM]Development Update: Wednesday, September 25Updates include: Robert De Niro to succeed James Gandolfini on HBO's "Criminal Justice"; Emily Osment to star in ABC Family's "Young & Hungry"; and TBS gives pilot order to "Mostly Likely."[07/24/13 - AM]"When Calls the Heart," Hallmark Channel's Newest Original Primetime Series Kicks Off with a 2-Hour Special Extended Pilot on October 5Jean Smart, Lori Loughlin, Maggie Grace, Stephen Amell, Daniel Sharman and Poppy Drayton star in the project, which returns as a series in January 2014.[04/30/13 - PM]Lori Loughlin Begins Production on "Garage Sale Mystery," a Hallmark Movie Channel Original World Premiere The film - airing Saturday, August 24 - also stars Andrew Dunbar, Rick Ravanello and Cameron Bancroft.[04/05/13 - PM]NBC, The CW Confirm Retrospective Specials Prior to "90210," "The Office" Finales Both series will sign off with two-hour events on Monday, May 13 and Thursday, May 16, respectively.[03/19/13 - AM]Richard Madden, Tim Blake Nelson, Marton Csokas and Conor Leslie to Join the Cast of Discovery's First Scripted Mini-Series "Klondike"The series will be produced with assistance of the Government of Alberta, Alberta Film Development Program.[03/15/13 - PM]Development Update: Friday, March 15Updates include: Stephen Fry to assist "Super Clyde" on CBS; Amanda Peet joins HBO's "Togetherness"; and Alex Kapp Horner is cast in FOX's "I Suck at Girls."[03/11/13 - PM]Development Update: Monday, March 11Updates include: John Malkovich to play Blackbeard in NBC's "Crossbones"; Josh Lucas, Lynn Collins to lead A&E's "Occult"; and Kathryn Morris, Skeet Ulrich return to CBS in pilots.[03/06/13 - PM]Development Update: Wednesday, March 6Updates include: Scott Bakula returns to TNT in Geena Davis-led pilot; Sara Gilbert joins "Bad Teacher" at CBS; and Ben Rappaport, Bill Engvall to star in "Do It Yourself" at TBS.[03/05/13 - PM]Development Update: Tuesday, March 5Updates include: Ben Mc Kenzie to star in "The Advocates" at CBS; Matt Lanter tapped for lead in The CW's "Oxygen"; and ABC asks for yet another episode of "Shark Tank."[02/25/13 - PM]Development Update: Monday, February 25Updates include: Laura Ramsey to lead "The Sixth Gun" at NBC; Christine Lahti boards "Beverly Hills Cop" at CBS; and Janet Montgomery to star in ABC's "Gothica."[01/16/13 - PM]Development Update: Wednesday, January 16Updates include: Michael J.
At the point of departure, we find the Los Angeles Fire Department chief risking his life to pluck an accident victim (Stephanie Johnston) from a car that is dangling precipitously over a deep canyon.
Given the ending credits' seemingly endless list of visual effects artists, digital compositors, and every other special-effects job title one has never heard of, it seems like taking for granted the care and time every person on the crew has put into creating every frame.
And yet, save for Ultron's crashing of the after-party inside the Avengers' base and the final showdown, the majority of the action set-pieces are unmemorable and undermine the film's soul.
Rogers (Fred Rogers)” — Tyne Daly, John Lithgow, Lily Tomlin, Andre Watts (Simon & Schuster Audio) “Come Poop With Me” — Triumph the Insult Comic Dog (Warner Bros.)“The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Presents … Wyn-Rogers); “Liszt: Dante Symphony; Tasso, Lamento e Trionfo” (Leon Botstein); “Sibelius: Syms. 3 & 4” — Jiri Belohlavek, conductor (Czech Philharmonic Orchestra) (Supraphon) “Monteverdi: L’Orfeo” — Emmanuelle Haïm, conductor/harpsichord/organ; Ian Bostridge, Patrizia Ciofi, Natalie Dessay; Daniel Zalay, producer (various artists; European Voices; Le Concert d’Astree) (Virgin Classics)“Montsalvatge: El Gato con Botas” — Antoni Ros Marba, conductor; Antonio Comas, Enric Martinez-Castignani, Marisa Martins, Isabel Monar, Stefano Palatchi; Antoni Parera Fons, producer (Orquestra Simfonica del Gran Teatre del Liceu) (Columna Musica)“Mozart: Le Nozze di Figaro” — Rene Jacobs, conductor; Patrizia Ciofi, Veronique Gens, Simon Keenlyside, Angelika Kirchschlager, Lorenzo Regazzo; Martin Sauer, producer (various artists; Concerto Koln) (Harmonia Mundi)“Purcell: Dido and Aeneas” — Emmanuelle Haim, harpsichord/conductor; Ian Bostridge, Susan Graham; Daniel Zalay, producer (various artists; European Voices; Le Concert d’Astree) (Virgin Classics)“Scarlatti, A.: Griselda” — Rene Jacobs, conductor; Dorothea Roschmann, Lawrence Zazzo; Martin Sauer, producer (various artists; Akademie fur Alte Musik, Berlin) (Harmonia Mundi) “Baltic Voices 2” — Paul Hillier, conductor (Estonian Philhamonic Chamber Choir) (Harmonia Mundi)“Berlioz: Requiem” — Robert Spano, conductor; Norman Mackenzie, choir director (Frank Lopardo, tenor; Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus; Atlanta Symphony Orchestra) (Telarc)“Penderecki: St.
America: A Citizen’s Guide to Democracy Inaction” — Jon Stewart and the cast of “The Daily Show” (Time Warner Audiobooks)“The Funny Thing Is…” — Ellen De Generes (Simon & Schuster Audio)“Live at Carnegie Hall” — David Sedaris (Time Warner Audiobooks)“The O’Franken Factor Factor — The Very Best of the O’Franken Factor” — Al Franken (Artemis Records) “Cold Mountain” — Various artists (DMZ/Columbia/Sony Music Soundtrax)“De-Lovely” — Various artists (Columbia/Sony Music Soundtrax)“Garden State” — Various artists (Epic/Sony Music Soundtrax/Fox Music)“Kill Bill Vol. Pancella); “Brubeck: Gates of Justice” (Russell Gloyd & Tom Hall); “Genesis Suite 1945” (Schoenberg, Shilkret, Tansman, Milhaud, etc.) (Gerard Schwarz & Sigurd Brauns); “Jewish Operas Vol. Luke Passion” — Antoni Wit, conductor; Henryk Wojnarowski, organ, chorus master; (Jaroslaw Malanowicz, organ; Romuald Tesarowicz, bass; Izabella Klosinska, soprano, Krzysztof Kolberger, evangelist; Adam Kruszewski, baritone; Warsaw Boys Choir, Warsaw National Philharmonic Choir; Warsaw National Philharmonic Orchestra) (Naxos)“Rachmaninov: Liturgy of St.
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THANK GOD YOU WERE ABLE TO FIND ME: Ray (Dwayne Johnson, left) is embraced by his estranged wife Emma (Carla Gugino) after he came to rescue her from atop a skyscraper in San Francisco that was on the verge of collapsing when the shift in the San Andreas fault triggered a massive earthquake that was felt all over California.(Photo Courtesy of Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc., WV Films IV LLC and Ratpac-Dune Entertainment LLCâU.
It goes without saying that, sight unseen, fanboys are going to enter this behemoth already thinking it's the best movie ever made, but those are strong words.
"Avengers: Age of Ultron" inevitably loses a fraction of the surprise of its predecessor and fatigues itself with too-muchness, but admittedly, it's still a fun, lively buffet of a man-made blockbuster with plenty to nibble on and more than enough fanfare.
K.'s "Gavin & Stacey"; Ryan Hurst joins TNT's "King & Maxwell"; and Rob Thomas to take a new stab at "Metropolis" at The CW.[10/04/12 - PM]Development Update: Thursday, October 4Updates include: Avan Jogia is ABC Family's "Socio"; "Homeland" co-creators get pilot order from CBS; and Martin Henderson joins NBC's "Secret Lives of Husbands and Wives."[09/21/12 - PM]Jessica Lowndes, Grant Gustin and Annabeth Gish Star in the World Premiere of "A Mother's Nightmare" on Saturday, September 29th at 8pm ET/PT on Lifetime Vic Sarin directed the original movie from a script by Shelley Gillen.[09/17/12 - PM]Development Update: Monday, September 17Updates include: Annie Potts joins USA's "Paging Dr.
Freed"; ABC to try second take on "Pulling"; and Don Stark upped to regular on VH1's "Bounce."[09/11/12 - PM]Development Update: Tuesday, September 11Updates include: USA lets cast options on "Common Law" expire; Tom Hopper first to be cast in Starz's "Black Sails"; and Bruno Heller lands pilot order for CBS's "The Advocates."[09/11/12 - AM]Vuguru and Berman Braun Team Up with AOL to Launch Family Comedy "Greetings from Home"The series, "a family comedy about the trials and tribulations of a military family with dad raising two unruly teens while mom is deployed overseas," launches September 19.[08/24/12 - PM]Development Update: Friday, August 24Updates include: J.