The name's Bond. James Bond. You know him from such recent films as "Casino Royale" and "Quantum of Solace," but the spy with a license to kill has decades filled with other adventures worth pouring into. As such, we're looking back on Agent 007's past with this week's Watch It.

Meanwhile, we're also keeping our heads in TV land, as one of our writers goes back to the recent past with a Joss Whedon classic while another dives head first into the Battle of Blackwater. Get all that and more in this week's column!


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Two years ago, an impossible beam of bright light zapped out of an island and left "Lost" fans everywhere dumbfounded, for better or for worse. The series finale was polarizing, no doubt about it: was it brilliant? Was it moronic? Fandom remains divided on the issue to this very day, and we're marking the occasion with our own look back on "Lost" history.

Go back to the island, and find out what else we're watching, in this week's Watch It!


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Finally, a blockbuster that stands a shot at dethroning "The Avengers" (not that we're necessarily rooting for such an outcome) sails into the scene this weekend: "Battleship," the action flick starring Taylor Kitsch! Loosely Based on the board game of the same name, "Battleship" has already been invading theaters globally for weeks, but it's now ready to make its domestic debut this coming weekend. One of our regular Watch It contributors checked the movie out this week, and loved what they saw.

Get more on "Battleship" and everything else we've been watching lately — yes, as the headline implies, you'll get some Ryan Gosling action today — in today's Watch It!


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With "The Avengers" smashing box office records left and right, it's a bit challenging to focus on any other movies that don't involve Earth's mightiest heroes. But we're doing exactly that in this week's Watch It, which contains an ode to Maurice Sendak, a trip six feet under, and a visit to '70s era New York with Woody Allen and Diane Keaton.


The Avengers

Nerds, assemble! "Marvel's The Avengers" lands in theaters this weekend, and I don't think I need to put up a spoiler alert before telling you that it's absolutely awesome and is going to make a bazillion dollars upon release. The MTV Movies gang has seen the flick, and we're still Hulking out over it. (Incidentally, we've discovered that we really like it when Hulk gets angry.)

So for this week's edition of Watch It, we're suiting up and assembling our reactions to "The Avengers" for those of you readers who aren't already busy standing on line for the Marvel Studios blockbuster's big debut.

Christina Beale, MTV News producer:
As a long time Joss Whedon fan, "Avengers" was everything I was hoping for and more. Joss’ obvious love for the Marvel world meshed so well with his trademark wit and warmth that the resulting film turned out greater than the sum of its parts. He took on the Herculean task of balancing the screen time for, give or take, eight lead characters, and managed to make them each feel fleshed out and interesting. I was left wanting more, but never feeling unsatisfied. Here’s to hoping for a Whedon-helmed "Avengers 2."



Brit Marling is not necessarily a name you know, but it's a name to keep an eye on all the same. The actress and co-writer of "Another Earth" is back this weekend with another flick that grounds science fiction with reality: "The Sound of My Voice," about a woman who might be from the future, or might just be a sadistic cult leader, depending on your interpretation. It's a fascinating film that left three of our writers wanting more.

Keep reading for more of what we've been watching in this week's Watch It!


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We're only three weeks into our new Watch It column, and one of our contributors is already cheating: instead of telling you what he's watching, he's telling you what he's reading, and it may have a little something to do with a certain bow-wielding heroine in the post-apocalyptic land known as Panem.

Keep reading for more on "Hunger Games" sequels "Catching Fire" and "Mockingjay," a bit on the latest "Prometheus" viral video, and more of what the rest of the MTV Movies team is devouring in this week's edition of Watch It!


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"Cabin in the Woods" is out this weekend. That's probably all we're allowed to say about that. Well, one more thing: go see it, it's awesome. Okay, fine, we'll talk a little bit more about the Joss Whedon-produced horror flick in today's edition of Watch It, but that's not the only movie on our minds.

With "Lockout" coming out this week, one member of the MTV Movies team dove back into another Guy Pearce classic as his pick of the week. And somehow, someway, another of our writers never got around to seeing "Titanic" until last weekend's 3-D rerelease. Madness, we say! His take on James Cameron's historical-fiction epic is past the break, along with our other picks.


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Game of Thrones

Welcome to Watch It, a brand new column right here on MTV Movies Blog running down all the new and old movies and television shows we're currently slogging through. There's a lot of great (and not-so-great) material lurking out there that you've yet to put your eyes on, and this new weekly feature is here to fill those gaps for you.

So, what are we watching this week? Lots and lots of television. Many of us have returned to Westeros with "Game of Thrones," while others are traveling to other, considerably funnier wintery landscapes. Get those recommendations and more in this week's inaugural edition of Watch It.


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