Marvel’s Avengers Trailer viewed more than 13.7 Million Times in 24 Hrs- What Will Happen At the Box Office

In “Marvel’s The Avengers” the world’s greatest Super Heroes assemble when Iron Man (Robert Downey, Jr.), Captain America (Chris Evans), Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) and Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) join S.H.I.E.L.D.’s Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) to protect the world from the dangerous and powerful villain, Loki (Tom Hiddleston).

Thor and Captain America

Thor and Captain America

An exciting event movie, packed with action and spectacular special effects, “Marvel’s The Avengers” is from Marvel Studios in association with Paramount Pictures, produced by Kevin Feige and directed by Joss Whedon from a story by Zak Penn and Joss Whedon with the screenplay by Joss Whedon.

Marvel's Avengers in Theaters May 4th

Hawkeye, Captain America and Black Widow of Marvel's Avengers in Theaters May 4th

“Marvel’s The Avengers” will be released on May 4, 2012.
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In Theatres May 4th 2012

In Theatres May 4th 2012

About Marvel Entertainment
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At D23 Today – Cast of Marvel’s Avengers Coming Summer 2012

MARVEL’S THE AVENGERS

MARVEL'S THE AVENGERS

MARVEL'S THE AVENGERS

Cast:            Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Tom Hiddleston, Stellan Skarsgård and Samuel L. Jackson

Director:                        Joss Whedon

Producers:                        Kevin Feige

Executive Producers:            Alan Fine, Stan Lee, Jon Favreau, Patricia Whitcher, Louis D’Esposito

Screenplay by:                        Joss Whedon

Continuing the epic big-screen adventures started in “Iron Man,” “The Incredible Hulk,” “Iron Man 2,” “Thor” and “Captain America: The First Avenger,” “Marvel’s The Avengers” is the superhero team up of a lifetime. When an unexpected enemy emerges that threatens global safety and security, Nick Fury, Director of the international peacekeeping agency known as SHIELD, finds himself in need of a team to pull the world back from the brink of disaster. Spanning the globe, a daring recruitment effort begins.

Starring Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner and Samuel L. Jackson, and directed by Joss Whedon, “Marvel’s The Avengers” is based on the ever-popular Marvel comic book series “The Avengers,” first published in 1963 and a comics institution ever since. Prepare yourself for an exciting event movie, packed with action and spectacular special effects, when “Marvel’s The Avengers” assemble in summer 2012.

Today at D23 

ROBERT DOWNEY JR., CHRIS HEMSWORTH, SCARLETT JOHANSSON, JEREMY RENNER, COBIE SMULDERS, TOM HIDDLESTON, KEVIN FEIGE (PRESIDENT OF MARVEL STUDIOS)

ROBERT DOWNEY JR., CHRIS HEMSWORTH, SCARLETT JOHANSSON, JEREMY RENNER, COBIE SMULDERS, TOM HIDDLESTON, KEVIN FEIGE (PRESIDENT OF MARVEL STUDIOS)

In “Marvel’s The Avengers,” superheroes team up to pull the world back from the brink of disaster when an unexpected enemy threatens global security.

Interview from D23 today with Robert Downey Jr and Chris Hemsworth

THOR Red Carpet Premiere and Movie Opening May 6th – The Hammer Is Back!

Stan Lee

Stan Lee, creator of Thor (August 1962)

For any of you Stan Lee fans (yes, I am a big comic geek, all of us at MMTVN are) you’ll be excited to know that Marvel Entertainment and Paramount Pictures has a big surprise for you (us) this Friday  – THOR will be in theaters.

Thor debuted in Silver Age comics as a character is based on Thor from Norse mythology.

Journey Into Mystery Thor Issue #83 August 1962

Journey Into Mystery Thor Issue #83 August 1962

THOR has starred in several series from Journey into Mystery issue #83 in August 1962 to being a member of the superhero team known as the Avengers.

About the theatrical release of THOR

The epic adventure THOR spans the Marvel Universe from present day Earth to the mystical realm of Asgard. At the center of the story is The Mighty Thor, a powerful but arrogant warrior whose reckless actions reignite an ancient war. As a result, Thor is banished to Earth where he is forced to live among humans. When the most dangerous villain of his world sends its darkest forces to invade Earth, Thor learns what it takes to be a true hero.

It was so great to see Stan Lee on the red carpet (and I can’t wait to see his cameo in the movie) and in the THOR Dr. Pepper commercial earlier this year.

Walking the red carpet at the El Capitan Theatre we saw one of my favorite actresses, Jennifer Grey and her husband Clark Gregg, who looked amazing! Kenneth Branagh, director of THOR was there and looked as dashing as ever. (check out our complete photo library on Flickr).

Chris Hemsworth AKA THOR

Chris Hemsworth AKA THOR

The star of THOR, actor, Chris Hemsworth, who is 6’3″ and from Melbourne, Australia was there. He really sells the character of THOR and audiences will be amazed at this movie. I loved this photo with him on the red carpet with his character behind.

For all you Star Trek (2009) fans, you may recognize him as George Kirk, who saves the day at the beginning of the movie. He’s also in the upcoming Avengers movie as of course the character of THOR (now filming).

THOR’s love interest Jane Foster (from the original comic story) is played by Natalie Portman who we did not see on the red carpet last night… but we did see her at the Oscars Red Carpet earlier this year… she was spotted in New York however and it’s not unreasonable to skip the 5 hour flight for the premiere as she is expecting her baby in the coming weeks.

You can watch a clip here (this is the 2nd Official Trailer for the movie)

We did also see Anthony Hopkins who plays Odin and the lovely Kat Dennings as Darcy Lewis along with Jaime Alexander and Rene Russo who looked amazing as well.

Kat Dennings

Kat Dennings

ABOUT the FILM: Paramount Pictures and Marvel Entertainment Present a Marvel Studios Production. “Thor” is a Kenneth Branagh Film, Co‐Producers Craig Kyle, Victoria Alonso, Executive Producers: Alan Fine, Stan Lee, David Maisel, Patricia Whitcher, Louis D’Esposito, Produced by Kevin Feige, Story by J. Michael Straczynski and Mark Protosevich, Screenplay by Ashley Edward, Miller & Zack Stentz and Don Payne, Directed by Kenneth Branagh.

Get your tickets online for this move from MovieTickets.com, Fandango.com, and Moviefone. Special bonus – this movie is projected in RealD- 3D!!

Be sure to share your thoughts about THOR with us here on Mingle Media TV.

For more information on this movie, please visit the official site at www.thor.marvel.com.

Fun fact: MC Hammer was on the red carpet last night as well… It’s Hammer Time!

For more red carpet coverage, please visit Mingle Media TV Network at www.minglemediatv.com/redcarpetreport.html.

On the THOR Red Carpet - El Capitan Theater Hollywood

On the THOR Red Carpet - El Capitan Theater Hollywood

Oscar Coverage: 83rd Academy Awards Red Carpet Views

We’re so excited that Mingle Media TV Network got to be on the Red Carpet at this year’s Oscars. It was an amazing experience and one that we have been sharing with you this past week. We have some videos to share with you but thought I’d share some eye candy with you from some of the photos.

Mark Ruffalo
Mark Ruffalo

Yes – I am posting some of my favorites up – but you can chime in and let us know which were your favorites on the Red Carpet.

Anne Hathaway
Anne Hathaway

Very gracious and spoke to almost all the press on the carpet… Celine Dion!

Celine Dion
Celine Dion

Love Christian Bale – but not the beard… a girl can dream, can’t she?

Christian Bale
Christian Bale

LOVED the King’s Speech and so happy the best actor went to Colin Firth… oh and I love him too.

Colin Firth
Colin Firth

Thought Gwyneth Paltrow Rocked the red carpet in this liquid silver dress…

Nicole Kidman was talking to all the press – so sweet.

Anne Hathaway looked amazing. Love RED.

Jennifer Lawrence – rocked the red and looked flawless.

Melissa Leo – what can I say – next time…. FRAK is the word! Congrats to her for winning!!

Hugh Jackman – do I really need to say it? So hot.

Mark Wahlberg – you will always be Marky Mark to me in that underwear ad… and you have tapped into your talent and I’m sure you’re mom is so proud of you (and Donnie – he rocks too).

Finally – Reece Witherspoon – you are so beautiful – loved your dress!!

Okay – wait for the video – cause you know that’s how we do it…

Stay tuned.

Gwyneth Paltrow

Gwyneth Paltrow

 

Melissa Leo

Melissa Leo

 

Nicole Kidman

Nicole Kidman

 

Jennifer Lawrence

Jennifer Lawrence

Reese Witherspoon

Reese Witherspoon

 

Mark Wahlberg

Mark Wahlberg

 

 

 

 

Hugh Jackman

Hugh Jackman

You’re Invited to Send Your Questions to be Answered on the Oscar’s Pre-show “Oscars Red Carpet Live”

If you’re a social media user i.e. Twitter – then be sure to follow @TheAcademy and if you’re on Facebook – LIKE their page http://www.facebook.com/TheAcademy. Then submit your questions via Twitter or Facebook for possible inclusion in the “Oscars Red Carpet LIVE” show right before the 83rd Academy Awards show on Sunday. Fan questions, answers and photos will be posted throughout Oscar Night® on Oscar.com, the Academy’s Twitter feed and Facebook page.

So who’s gonna get the questions you ask? Robin Roberts from Good Morning America, Tim Gunn from Project Runway (and Chief Creative Officer of Liz Claiborne), Krista Smith the West Coast editor for Vanity Fair and Maria Menounos a special correspondent for Access Hollywood.

If you want to ask a specific question on Twitter to one of the above co-hosts then tweet your questions using the celebrity name with hash tags #ask #Oscars. It will be interesting to see how the outsourced service of collecting and selecting Facebook posts and tweets go, as there will be millions watching and who knows how many tweeting and Facebooking!!

Oh, the company who is doing the outsourced social “curation” is called Mass Relevance out of Austin TX. Check them out online – they have an interesting story and what looks like a high powered tool to help large events harness the conversations about them.

More about “Oscars Red Carpet Live”  – it’s a 90-minute show providing viewers with an expanded red carpet experience featuring interviews with nominees, presenters and guests as well as behind the scenes glimpses into the Oscars® on the ABC Television Network at 4 p.m. PT.

JD / MMTVN Producer at the Kodak Theatre

JD / MMTVN Producer at the Kodak Theatre Checking out the Prep for the Oscars

Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2010 will be presented on Sunday, February 27, 2011, at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center®, and televised live by the ABC Television Network.  The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 200 countries worldwide.

Did I mention – Mingle Media TV Network will be covering from the Red Carpet at the Kodak Theatre? Oh, well, here’s our producer, JD, at the Theatre yesterday after picking his credentials up – doesn’t he look excited?? Wait til you see him in a tuxedo from Elite Tuxedos in Westwood.

In Honor of the 83rd Annual Academy Awards: Oscar History

The Oscar statuette is the copyrighted property of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and the statuette and the phrases "Academy Award(s)" and "Oscar(s)" are registered trademarks under the laws of the United States and other countries.

The Oscar Statuette

Officially named the Academy Award® of Merit, the statuette is better known by its nickname, Oscar, however, the origins of which aren’t clear. A popular story circulating about the nickname was that Margaret Herrick, Academy librarian, thought it resembled her Uncle Oscar and then the Academy staff began calling it Oscar. It wasn’t until the the sixth Awards presentation in 1934, that Hollywood columnist Sidney Skolsky actually used the name in his column in reference to Katharine Hepburn’s first Best Actress win. The Academy didn’t officially use the nickname until 1939.

Oscar stands 13 1/2 inches tall and weighs a robust 8 1/2 pounds. The design of the statuette has never changed from its original conception however the base did change until 1945 when that became standardized.

First Oscar Presentation

Just after the movies started being “talkies” the first Academy Awards were handed out on May 16th 1929 in the Blossom Room of the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel with 270 people in attendance.

The Academy President, Douglas Fairbanks, handed out the statuettes.

Douglas Fairbanks

Douglas Fairbanks

Fairbanks was one of the 36 founders of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS). He was also a very astute businessman, and was a founding member of United Artists. Back then the award recipients knew 3 months ahead of the ceremony. However, that changed as the next decade the newspapers were given advance notice for publication the night before at 11 PM before the awards. This changed again and in 1940 the LA Times announced the winners ahead of the approved time so the Academy adopted the sealed-envelope system and this is the method of announcing the winners that are used today.

Bob Hope

Bob Hope

The Academy Awards started out at banquet affairs but with the increased attendance and WWII made it impractical as the presentation ceremonies moved to a theatre setting. The 16th Academy Awards was held at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre and was covered by network radio to be broadcast overseas for American GIs. The Awards move from Grauman’s to the Shrine Auditorium to the Melrose Avenue Theatre and then moved to the Pantages Theatre.

It was on March 19, 1953 that the Academy Awards was first televised with Bob Hope as a master of ceremonies and was broadcast on NBC-TV and radio network. In 1961 the Awards moved to Santa Monica Civic Auditorium and changed to ABC-TV Network.

Color broadcasts started in 1966 and from 1971 – 1975 NBC-TV carried the broadcasts again. The Awards show moved back to ABC-TV in 1976 and will continue through 2014 under the current contract. (HOT NEWS: just in today 2/24/2011: ABC just received an extension to their contract for another six years through 2020.)

Kodak Theatre

Kodak Theatre

There were more venue changes from 1969 going from the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion to the LA County Music Center until 1987 when they returned back to the Shrine Auditorium. The venue switched back and forth between these two sites over the next twelve years and have been held at the Kodak Theatre since 2002.

Statuettes Awarded

The first year there were 15 statuettes awarded (14 to men and one to Janet Gaynor, Best Actress). The second year it was reduced to seven but thereafter the number of winners and categories grew steadily. In 1934 the Academy signed with Price Waterhouse to tabulate and ensure the secrecy of the results. This years ballots are going to be tabulated by PricewaterhouseCoopers (new name adopted in 1998).

There were only three times that the Academy Awards did not go off as scheduled:

  • 1938 Floods – Delayed the ceremony one week
  • 1968 Postponed in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr who had been assassinated
  • 1981 Postponed 24 hours due to the assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan

One more fun fact – attendance at the Academy Awards ceremony is by invitation only and no tickets are available for the public.

Follow Mingle Media TV’s Oscar coverage here at http://www.minglemediatv.com/redcarpetreport.html

Hollywood Boulevard Closure Tonight 10 PM to Prepare for Oscar Prep

JAMES FRANCO, ANNE HATHAWAY

James Franco, Anne Hathaway Hots of the 83rd Annual Academy Awards

To prepare for this year’s 83rd Annual Academy Awards with the construction of press risers, installing fan bleachers and the pre-show stages along the Oscar red carpet, Hollywood Boulevard will be closed between Highland Avenue and Orange Drive beginning tonight at 10 p.m. reopening at 6 a.m. Monday only to close again at 10 p.m. and stay closed until 6 a.m. on Tuesday, March 1.

If you’re new to LA, and use public transportation to get around, you need to know that the MTA subway trains will bypass the Hollywood & Highland station after the last regularly scheduled train on Saturday, February 26, until 6 a.m. Monday, February 28 and then it will resume it’s regular schedule.

It’s not just the roads that get closed down, it’s also the side streets and sidewalks. You can get details of the closures from the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, the Sixth and the Thirteenth District City Council field offices, at Navigate Hollywood.com, and on the Academy’s website at www.oscars.org/closures.

Be sure to save the date for this years Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements on Sunday, February 27, 2011, at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center, and televised live by the ABC Television Network beginning at 5 p.m. PT/8 p.m. ET.  The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 200 countries worldwide.

 

Street Closures for the Oscars

Street Closures for the Oscars

Look for updates on coverage on the Mingle Media TV site www.minglemediatv.com and Kristyn’s blog RedCarpetCloset.TV.