Movie Review: X-MEN: FIRST CLASS

X-MEN: FIRST CLASS poster | ©2011 20th Century Fox

Stars: James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Rose Byrne, January Jones, Kevin Bacon,Nicholas Hoult, Jason Flemyng, Edi Gathegi, Zoe Kravitz, Oliver Platt, Lucas Till Writers: Ashley Edward Miller & Zack Stentz, Matthew Vaughn & Jane Goldman, based on a story by Sheldon Turner, Bryan Singer, Jeff Parker, Jamie Moss Director: Matthew Vaughn Distributor: 20th Century Fox Release Date: June 3, 2011 X-MEN: THE LAST STAND and X-MEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINE didn’t set the bar very high for any future X-MEN related films, then along comes X-MEN: FIRST CLASS that wipes the slate clean and proves to be the best of all […]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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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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Breaking News: The new Syfy series ALPHAS is the flipside to the superhero team

Malik YOrba, Azita Ghanizada and David Strathairn in ALPHAS - Season 1 |©2011 Syfy/Ken Woroner

With movies and TV fascinated with superheroes, it’s about time someone looked at the other side of being superhuman – namely the human side of things. That’s what the new Syfy series ALPHAS (debuting in July) hopes to accomplish. Created by X-MEN and THE AVENGERS scribe Zak Penn and Michael Karnow, the series follows five ordinary people who end up forming an extraordinary team helping out the Department of Defense. “I think superheroes have a lot of trouble on TV in general,” admits Penn while speaking today at NBC’s Summer Press Day 2011 in Pasadena, CA. “This show, from its […]Read On »

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First Look: New THOR IMAX poster is here

THOR - IMAX poster | ©2011 Marvel Studios/Paramount

It’s a little over one month away before Marvel Studios latest comic book adaptation THOR hits theater screens on May 6 and the latest reveal is the brand new IMAX poster. You can check it out below. THOR stars Chris Hemingsworth as the God of Thunder and Natalie Portman as his love interest. This begins the one-two superhero punch of Marvel big screen characters this summer which follows in July with CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER. CLICK HERE for more CAPTAIN AMERICA news, trailers and interviews CLICK HERE for more THOR news, trailers and interviews  

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Breaking News: DAREDEVIL rebooted by ECLIPSE director David Slade

DAREDEVIL comic book | ©Marvel Comics

VARIETY is reporting that THE TWILIGHT SAGA: ECLIPSE director David Slade will be directing the new DAREDEVIL reboot for 20th Century Fox. The previous Marvel Comics film adaptation came out in 2003 and starred Ben Affleck. It didn’t do particularly well at the boxoffice, so a reboot seems perfectly logical. Stay tuned for the expected parade of actors vying for the role of the blind lawyer turned superhero. Source: Variety

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