Monthly Archives: August 2013

Thor The Dark World: Tom Hiddleston Promises a “Roller Coaster”

Would we expect anything less than a thrill ride that rivals those at our favorite theme parks from any of the films in the Marvel universe? With the release yesterday of the Thor: The Dark World trailer, we can see that the sequel to Thor will keep the momentum going.

Thor: The Dark World Tom Hiddleston

Tom Hiddleston, in fact, recently said in an interview that, “It’s a roller coaster, no question. It’s full of ups and downs and loop-de-loops and twists and turns. It will take you to places you haven’t seen before.”

The actor that embodied Loki better than anyone could have was talking to MTV News and from the sounds of it, the Shakespearean trained actor seemed to delight in the storyline that finds Thor having to mend fences with Loki in order to fight a common evil.

Heck, those Thor: The Dark World character posters that we just premiered are subtitled, “Brothers in Arms.” How true that is, given what we gleaned from even that very first Thor: The Dark World movie trailer.

“Loki has a very complicated relationship with Thor. He is an agent of chaos without equal in the world he inhabits. He knows his true nature. He knows he doesn’t belong in the family of Asgard, and he’s locked away in the beginning of the film in the deepest, darkest recesses of the dungeon as public enemy number one,” Hiddleston added.

Why, oh why, would Thor trust his brother ever again? “Lo and behold, Asgard needs his help. That’s going to be a very complicated allegiance.”

You said something there, Mr. Hiddleston. That is for sure.

The actor also felt that he personally didn’t like the way that the Hulk tossed him around at the end of The Avengers like a rag doll and hopes that there is a rematch… even if Loki isn’t slated to appear in the sequel since the villain role is now filled by James Spader as Ultron in Avengers: Age of Ultron

“I do feel like there’s some unfinished business between Loki and the Hulk. I feel like he didn’t get a fair fight,” Hiddleston said.

Catching Fire Unveils Banner: All Tributes Represented!

We’ve seen the Catching Fire Victors banner for all the various players in the second chapter of Suzanne Collins’ bestselling saga. Now, Lionsgate has released the full banner with all of the Hunger Games victors gathered in one impressive photo.

Catching Fire Victors Banner

The banner was revealed on the Catching Fire website and it does nothing but get us excited to see how the sequel to The Hunger Games will play out. Judging by that latest Catching Fire trailer that debuted at Comic-Con, the addition of a new director in Francis Lawrence has done nothing to reduce the power of this engaging story.

Katniss and Peeta have to return to the life or death battlefields and participate in the 75th Annual Hunger Games, aka the Quarter Quell. Whoever wins may change the balance of power in Panem completely. 

The Expendables 3: Arnold Schwarzenegger Tweets Photo With Harrison Ford!

Arnold Schwarzenegger took to Twitter and Instagram to post a photo from the first day of shooting The Expendables 3. Who’s that beside him? Why, it’s none other than Harrison Ford!

Talk about getting right to work! It was just days ago, it seems, that it was announced that Harrison Ford was in The Expendables 3. Guess we can see why star and The Expendables creator Sylvester Stallone wants to get busy on the third chapter in his over-the-hill gang action fest and strike while the iron is hot.

The Expendables 3 Arnold Schwarzenegger Harrison Ford

The Expendables 3 is shooting in Eastern Europe and has also added Antonio Banderas and Mel Gibson.

We’re so sure this is the first of many, many tweets and photos from the set of The Expendables 3.

Arthur Newman Exclusive Giveaway: Win Colin Firth DVD

Colin Firth is clearly adored by millions and that has not abated since he waded out of the water in the BBC production of Pride and Prejudice. Now, Movie Fanatic has a chance for one lucky reader to win his latest flick.

In Arthur Newman, the Oscar winner (for The King’s Speech) Firth plays the titular character — and that might not be his real name — who is so unhappy with life he takes on another persona and hits the road.

Arthur Newman DVD/Blu-Ray Pack

As we see in the Arthur Newman trailer, along for the ride is another lost soul, Emily Blunt. Firth has an estranged relationship with his son and his ex-wife that is strained to say the least. Blunt, well she has a whole heap of her own problems. But, together, they make movie magic and as we stated in our Arthur Newman review… they are pure gold. 

Along the way on their most unexpectedly joyous road trip, the pair will “visit” people’s homes and take on their identities, at least through their clothes and belongings and for only a couple of hours before the couple move on to the next locale. Through this journey, each will find their way… ironically, home.

Use the widget below to enter on Facebook or Twitter. There are three unique ways to enter, and by entering all three ways you can increase your chance at winning! And enter now, this prize pack’s winners will be announced September 13. 

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Rush Featurette: Chris Hemsworth Talks Getting Racing Right

Chris Hemsworth may be back as that hammer-wielding guy as shown in the recent Thor: The Dark World trailer. But, there’s another side of him that is sure to send hearts racing coming even sooner. Hemsworth stars in Ron Howard’s Rush as British Formula 1 racing legend James Hunt. The film chronicles the wicked rivalry between Hunt and Austrian racer Niki Lauda.

In a new behind-the-scenes video from Rush, Howard and Hemsworth talk about the need to impeccably capture the unconceivable danger these drivers face on screen so that the film reflects the reality of what is going on on the racetracks.

Previewed in the Rush trailer, the film also stars Olivia Wilde and Daniel Bruhl (in a career announcing turn as Lauda) and races into theaters in New York and Los Angeles on September 20, before going wide on September 27.