AFM 2011 News: RUSH helmer Ron Howard attends Day 1 of the AMERICAN FILM MARKET

Ron Howard attends AMERICAN FILM MARKET 2011 - Day 1/ ©2011 Getty Images/Alexandra Wyman - used by permission

AMERICAN FILM MARKET 2011 kicked off in Santa Monica, CA yesterday for Day 1 of the annual market where foreign and domestic buyers and sellers convene to make deals on past, present and future films. The star wattage though has gotten even bigger in the last couple of years with director/producer Ron Howard making an appearance this year to promote and raise awareness of his new Formula 1 racing movie RUSH. Howard appeared with Exclusive Media Group co-chairmen Nigel Sinclair, and Guy East and Cross Creek’s Brian Oliver to talk about the film to potential buyers. Alex Walton, President of […]Read On »

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Exclusive Photos from the 2011 TEEN CHOICE AWARDS pressroom

Cameron Diaz at the TEEN CHOICE 2011 Awards | ©2011 Sue Schneider

At this year’s FOX TEEN CHOICE AWARDS teens logged in and made their choice in support of their favorite celebrities from film, television, music, sports and fashion. As a matter of fact…over 100 million votes were cast. Walking into the pressroom to pose with the Surfboard included some of the winners and presenters, which include: Kellan Lutz, Chris Hemsworth, Katie Leclerc, Vanessa Marano, Rupert Grint, Kat Graham, Michael Trevino, Cory Monteith, Nina Dobrev, Ian Somerhalder, Rebecca Black, Taylor Swift, Cameron Diaz and Lucy Hale. Taylor Swift was honored with the Ultimate Choice Award and Demi Lovato received the ACUVUE Inspire […]Read On »

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Exclusive Photos from the CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER premiere

Chris Evans and Hayley Atwell at the premiere of CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER | ©2011 Sue Schneider

Marvel Studios and Paramount Pictures held the World Premiere of CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER at the El Capitan Theater on July 19th. The carpet was red and white, and at the end of the carpet before the stars of the film and guests walked into the theater was the CAPTAIN AMERICA shield. The premiere was sponsored by Harley-Davidson, and where I was they had a white Harley that the stars autographed when they walked on the carpet.  In the film, CAPTAIN AMERICA rides a Harley-Davidson WLA motorcycle.  Also sponsoring was Baskin-Robbins and Dunkin’ Donuts. CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER […]Read On »

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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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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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