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The Cricket's Daily 3: 'Avengers' wows the world

Published April 27, 2012 9:30 am

This is an archived article that was published on sltrib.com in 2012, and information in the article may be outdated. It is provided only for personal research purposes and may not be reprinted.

Here's what's happening today in pop culture:

• "The Avengers" isn't even in U.S. theaters yet, but in the international box-office it's already setting records. [The Hollywood Reporter]

• A remake of the Sidney Poitier/Bill Cosby comedy "Uptown Saturday Night" is in the discussion stages, starring Denzel Washington and Will Smith, and directed by Adam McKay ("Talladega Nights"). [Deadline]

• Some filmmakers are unhappy about one of the sponsors of this year's Tribeca Film Festival: Brookfield Office Properties, the owners of Zuccotti Park - and the company that called the cops to break up the original Occupy Wall Street demonstrations. [The New York Times]