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“Captain America” and “Avengers” teaser: 5 things to look for in the new footage

“Captain America” and “Avengers” teaser: 5 things to look for in the new footage (photo)

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Sure, the decision by Marvel Studios and Paramount Pictures to release footage from the final scene in “Captain America: The First Avenger” and the post-credits “Avengers” teaser has prompted no small amount of debate regarding the merits of revealing such spoiler-tastic elements, but why not put a positive spin on the situation?

When you watch the new clip that debuted on Yahoo Movies below, here are five things to look out for that make the clip, well… kind of awesome.

1. Steve Rogers’ T-Shirt

The scene from “Captain America” shows Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) running through Manhattan, bewildered by how different everything looks. Check out the symbol on the chest of his t-shirt. As some fans have pointed out, it has a nice resemblance to the new symbol being worn by his comic-book counterpart (shown below). Even if it’s not intentional, it’s still a nice comic-movie connection to ponder.

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2. Tony Stark Digs Black Sabbath

In the “Avengers” teaser, one of the images that flits by is a shot of Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) wearing a Black Sabbath t-shirt. This is a nice little nod to the band and their song “Iron Man,” which was used in the first “Iron Man” movie.


3. Captain America’s New Costume

Another image that passes by quickly is a shot of Captain America in his new, modern-era costume (pictured at the top of this article). We got an early peek at the costume via some Comic-Con promo art, but this is a nice look at the upper half of the suit actually being worn by Evans.


4. The God Of Thunder Gets A Wardrobe Change

While not as obvious as Captain America’s costume change, Thor (Chris Hemsworth) also appears to have received a tweak or two to his costume in the time since his solo movie. There are a few subtle changes in the costume that will require some pause-and-study reflection, so get your clicking finger ready.


5. The Snark

Okay, this one is right there and in the open, but it’s still worth calling out. Everyone is wondering whether Joss Whedon’s knack for dialogue and Robert Downey Jr.’s ad-libbing will mesh well in “Avengers,” and we got our first, ever-so-brief preview in the teaser when Tony tells Thor, “You’ve got a mean swing.”

What did you think of the footage? How about the decision to release it? Chime in below or on Facebook or Twitter.

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Millennial Wisdom

Charles Speaks For Us All

Get to know Charles, the social media whiz of Brockmire.

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He may be an unlikely radio producer Brockmire, but Charles is #1 when it comes to delivering quips that tie a nice little bow on the absurdity of any given situation.

Charles also perfectly captures the jaded outlook of Millennials. Or at least Millennials as mythologized by marketers and news idiots. You know who you are.

Played superbly by Tyrel Jackson Williams, Charles’s quippy nuggets target just about any subject matter, from entry-level jobs in social media (“I plan on getting some experience here, then moving to New York to finally start my life.”) to the ramifications of fictional celebrity hookups (“Drake and Taylor Swift are dating! Albums y’all!”). But where he really nails the whole Millennial POV thing is when he comments on America’s second favorite past-time after type II diabetes: baseball.

Here are a few pearls.

On Baseball’s Lasting Cultural Relevance

“Baseball’s one of those old-timey things you don’t need anymore. Like cursive. Or email.”

On The Dramatic Value Of Double-Headers

“The only thing dumber than playing two boring-ass baseball games in one day is putting a two-hour delay between the boring-ass games.”

On Sartorial Tradition

“Is dressing badly just a thing for baseball, because that would explain his jacket.”

On Baseball, In A Nutshell

“Baseball is a f-cked up sport, and I want you to know it.”


Learn more about Charles in the behind-the-scenes video below.

And if you were born before the late ’80s and want to know what the kids think about Baseball, watch Brockmire Wednesdays at 10P on IFC.

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Crown Jules

Amanda Peet FTW on Brockmire

Amanda Peet brings it on Brockmire Wednesday at 10P on IFC.

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On Brockmire, Jules is the unexpected yin to Jim Brockmire’s yang. Which is saying a lot, because Brockmire’s yang is way out there. Played by Amanda Peet, Jules is hard-drinking, truth-spewing, baseball-loving…everything Brockmire is, and perhaps what he never expected to encounter in another human.

“We’re the same level of functional alcoholic.”


But Jules takes that commonality and transforms it into something special: a new beginning. A new beginning for failing minor league baseball team “The Frackers”, who suddenly about-face into a winning streak; and a new beginning for Brockmire, whose life gets a jumpstart when Jules lures him back to baseball. As for herself, her unexpected connection with Brockmire gives her own life a surprising and much needed goose.

“You’re a Goddamn Disaster and you’re starting To look good to me.”

This palpable dynamic adds depth and complexity to the narrative and pushes the series far beyond expected comedy. See for yourself in this behind-the-scenes video (and brace yourself for a unforgettable description of Brockmire’s genitals)…

Want more about Amanda Peet? She’s all over the place, and has even penned a recent self-reflective piece in the New York Times.

And of course you can watch the Jim-Jules relationship hysterically unfold in new episodes of Brockmire, every Wednesday at 10PM on IFC.

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Draught Pick

Sam Adams “Keeps It Brockmire”

All New Brockmire airs Wednesdays at 10P on IFC.

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From baseball to beer, Jim Brockmire calls ’em like he sees ’em.

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It’s no wonder at all, then, that Sam Adams would reach out to Brockmire to be their shockingly-honest (and inevitably short-term) new spokesperson. Unscripted and unrestrained, he’ll talk straight about Sam—and we’ll take his word. Check out this new testimonial for proof:

See more Brockmire Wednesdays at 10P on IFC, presented by Samuel Adams. Good f***** beer.

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