Interview: THOR composer Patrick Doyle wields the mighty musical hammer

Thor soundtrack © 2011 Buena Vista Records

Save those puny electronic action scores for mere mortals. For if there’s one composer who’s brought down the symphonic thunder of the composing gods, then his name would be inscribed as Patrick Doyle. Receiving his musical and acting education in his native Scotland, Doyle’s dual artistic threats would strike up a winning collaboration with Kenneth Branagh, whom Doyle beat for an actual billing when both starred in CHARIOTS OF FIRE. Branagh would scantly toil in the background for long, as his theatrical flair allowed him to take a 9 million dollar gamble behind, and in front of the camera with […]Read On »

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THE RITE is one of the Blu-ray and DVD picks this week

THE RITE | © 2011 Warner Home Video

Your time is short. We know this. So in order to expedite your buying and Netflix decision making, we provide you with a list of the cool and not-so-cool titles coming out for movies, television and everything in-between. So put your feet up, grab some popcorn and check out this week’s selections. MOVIES THE RITE – Unlike the recent demonic possession films that have come out of late – THE LAST EXORCISM, THE EXORCISM OF EMILY ROSE – is a taut supernatural thriller that does a good job of keeping you guessing as to where the flick is going. A […]Read On »

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Interview: THOR star Tom Hiddleston makes magic out of the God Loki

Tom Hiddleston in THOR | ©2011 Marvel/Paramount

With the new Marvel comics adaptation of THOR hitting theaters today, the film has not only created one new rising star with Chris Hemsworth as the titular character, but also with Tom Hiddleston who plays the villainous Loki (and brother to Thor). For the up and coming British thespian, getting a chance to play this magical trickster was a dream come true and he recently spoke about working on this epic superhero film and fashioning Loki into a formidable villain who will play a major part in THE AVENGERS superhero team-up movie next summer. TAKE 1 On originally going up […]Read On »

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Five THOR Characters or Stories We’d Like to See in THOR 2

THOR - Sif teaser poster | ©2011 Marvel/Paramount

THOR has wowed fans and casual moviegoers alike with its ability to weave the high-falutin’ Asgardian mythos into the otherwise Earthbound and technology-driven Marvel movie saga. Of course we’ll be seeing the Thunder God swinging Mjolnir with a variety of costumed cohorts and once more dealing with the dastardly doings of Loki when THE AVENGERS arrives in theaters next year. Since there are so many other solo adventures the son of Odin might yet embark upon, where will Thor go next when it’s time for the inevitable THOR 2 sequel? Who will he meet? Who will he battle? Who will […]Read On »

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Movie Review: THOR

THOR - teaser poster 2 | ©2011 Paramount/Marvel

Rating: PG-13 Stars: Chris Hemsworth, Anthony Hopkins, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Stellan Skarsgard, Idris Elba, Kat Dennings, Rene Russo Writers: Ashley Edward Miller & Zack Stentz and Don Payne, story by J. Michael Straczynski and Mark Protosevich, based on the comic books by Stan Lee & Larry Lieber & Jack Kirby Director: Kenneth Branagh Distributor: Paramount Pictures Release Date: May 6, 2011 Adapted from a Marvel title created by Stan Lee & Larry Lieber & Jack Kirby, THOR certainly had the potential to be cheesy, what with a race of aliens, the Asgard, mistaken by the Vikings for gods all […]Read On »

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Exclusive Photos: From the THOR Hollywood premiere

Chris Hemsworth at the premiere of THOR | ©2011 Sue Schneider

Marvel Entertainment and Paramount Pictures presented A Marvel Studios Production A Kenneth Branagh Film premiere of THOR at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood on May 2nd. The epic adventure THOR spans the Marvel Universe from present day Earth to the mystical realm of Asgard. At the center of the story is The Mighty Thor (Chris Hemsworth), a powerful, but arrogant warrior whose reckless actions reignite an ancient war. Thor is banished to Earth where he is forced to live among humans. When the most dangerous villain of his world sends its darkest forces to invade earth, Thor learns what […]Read On »

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Interview: THOR star Chris Hemsworth wields the Hammer of Marvel’s God of Thunder

Chris Hemsworth in THOR | ©2011 Marvel/Paramount

As Marvel’s comic book heroes assemble for the ensemble AVENGERS movie next summer, this summer we get the origins and first movies for Thor and Captain America (THOR and CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER, respectively). Of course, bringing these heroes to life all starts in the casting with somewhat newbie British newcomer Chris Hemsworth takes on the mantle of the Asgardian God Thor who is banished to earth by his father Odin (Anthony Hopkins). It’s a role Hemsworth had a blast with – not only playing in the Shakespearean fantasy world of Asgard, but also getting a chance to play […]Read On »

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Breaking News: THOR actor Chris Hemsworth is thrilled to be in the new Marvel movie

Chris Hemsworth in THOR | ©2011 Paramount Pictures/Marvel

At today’s press conference for THOR, newcomer Chris Hemsworth, who plays the mighty title character from the Marvel comics, revealed that the only pressures he put on himself with the film was to make it great. “The pressures of any film is to do a great performance and make a great film,” says Hemsworth. “So far, we’re getting great feedback and a great response to it. Whatever comes now, it keeps me working and that’s the focus. A year and half ago I was banging on doors trying to get an audition and to be working and here is incredibly […]Read On »

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Exclusive Photos: From the World Premiere of THE RITE

Anthony Hopkins at the World Premiere of THE RITE | © 2011 Sue Schneider

The World Premiere of New Line Cinema’s THE RITE was held Wednesday, January 26th at the Grauman’s Chinese Theatre in Hollywood. THE RITE is inspired by a true story and based on the book THE MODERN DAY EXORCIST by Matt Baglio. Seen walking the carpet were the stars of the film, which included: Anthony Hopkins, Colin O’Donoghue, Alice Braga, Arianna Veronesi, Torrey DeVitto, Marija Karan, Father Gary Thomas, Marta Gastini, Mikael Hafstrom (Director), Michael Petroni (Writer), and Matt Baglio (Author). Joining them were guests, which included: Charlotte Ross, Marley Shelton, Oscar Nunez, Chi McBride, Connie Britton, Carla Gugino, Carla Ortiz, […]Read On »

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Profile: Father Gary Thomas is the REAL exorcist priest behind THE RITE

Colin O'Donoghue in THE RITE | ©2011 Warner Bros.

Father Gary Thomas might find doing press for the film THE RITE, something of an odd occurrence. The Catholic priest is the basis for the book THE RITE: THE MAKING OF A MODERN EXORCIST , which is of course now a movie starring Anthony Hopkins and hits theaters today. Thomas the pastor at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Saratoga, has his normal daily duties involving his parish and his parishioners, but when called to it, he also is one of the areas few practicing exorcist priests. Facing the Hollywood press has to be far easier than what Father Thomas deals […]Read On »

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