Female of the Species: Deadlier Than the Male

This clip is the first piece of a scene released from the forthcoming summer blockbuster The Avengers, written and directed by Joss Whedon, of Buffy the Vampire Slayer fame.

This snippet showcases the team’s only female member, the Black Widow, and demonstrates the two big reasons why she’s on the team:

  1. She kicks total ass (even while bound in a chair).
  2. She’s played by Scarlett Johansson.

In this non-spoiler scene, the Widow is being interrogated by some bad guys. She’s wearing a cocktail dress, so they probably captured her during an operation and then tied her to a chair. Bad move for them…

The Avengers opens May 4 in the USA.

MAKE IT OR BREAK IT 3.2: “It Takes Two”

This could have been MAKE IT OR BREAK IT’s ODD COUPLE episode, an all-out comedy about clashing personalities, but instead, the script played it straight and tackled the idea of what it means to be a team: self-sacrifice for the larger good of the team.

There is no “I” in team, but there is a “me” — so that’s probably why Coach McIntire decided to convince the elite gymnasts that nobody qualifies for the Olympics alone; they need to be part of a team.
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