Avengers Death Voice (Weekly Links)

Evans, Downey: Who is the super-est?

Links to reviews I wrote for the Herald, and etc.

The Avengers. “Achieves almost exactly what it seeks to achieve.”

Sound of My Voice. “The movie plays with the allure of a cult, by using some of the tools of the cult leader on us.”

Death of a Superhero. “Unfortunately hardened into formula.”

Elles. “Pretty obvious.”

On KUOW’s “Weekday,” I talk with Katy Sewall about the need for superhero movies – prompted, of course, by the arrival of The Avengers. It’s archived here; the movie bit kicks in at the 15:30 mark.

Next Thursday night I’ll present “Alien Encounters: Sci-Fi Movies and the Cold War Culture of the 1950s,” a free talk in the Humanities Washington speakers series, at the Renton History Museum, in Renton, WA, at 5 p.m. Location details here.

And next Friday, May 11, another installment of “Framing Pictures” unfolds at the Northwest Film Forum at 5 p.m.: three critics talking in depth about movies past, present, and future. Details here.

And “Framing Pictures” has a Facebook page now, so we can keep up to date with events (and perhaps keep the conversation going after events). Go here and “Like” it.

The Museum of History and Industry is hosting its second annual “History Is__” short film competition; a juried awards party will announced the winners next Saturday night, May 12. Get the info here.

At What a Feeling!, the Eighties continue to roll on, with vintage reviews of John Sayles’ Return of the Secaucus Seven, Marvin Chomsky’s Tank, and Blake Edwards’ Sunset.

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