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Review: Marvel's 'Thor: The Dark World,' With Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman & Tom Hiddleston

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • October 22, 2013 4:00 PM
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The first "Thor" movie was something of a risk for Marvel. Wisecracking Robert Downey Jr. in a (relatively) grounded real world setting was one thing, but a Viking god from space, played by a complete unknown and directed by a man best known for Shakespeare adaptations was quite another. But the 2011 film, while flawed in many ways, proved surprisingly entertaining and teed up both its title character and his villainous brother Loki for a return appearance in the team-up movie "The Avengers," which turned out to be an absolute megahit. As such, the studio must be feeling on surer ground with "Thor: The Dark World."

Chris O’Dowd, Guillaume Canet & Jesse Plemons Join Stephen Fears' Lance Armstrong Biopic With Ben Foster

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 15, 2013 1:13 PM
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Ben Foster, Lance Armstrong Movie
Sorry, J.J. Abrams and Scott Z. Burns and Jay Roach, while you guys might be cooking up your films about disgraced cyclist and former American hero Lance Armstrong, Stephen Frears has beaten you to the front of the pack. Earlier this year he lined up Ben Foster to play the lead in his film, and now the director has put together a very promising supporting crew to go along with it.

First Look At Chris O'Dowd In 'Thor: The Dark World' Plus Lego Poster For The Film

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 10, 2013 12:49 PM
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Earlier this year, Chris O'Dowd casually revealed that he had filmed a quick, small role for "Thor: The Dark World," and then we sorta forgot about it. Well, a fresh reminder has now arrived.

Chris O'Dowd Is A 'Coward' With Adam Driver

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • April 30, 2013 5:45 PM
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Earlier this year came the news that Adam Driver -- Lena Dunham’s weird carpenter ex-boyfriend on “Girls” -- would be make a full-fledged jump to the big screen with “Ceremony” director Max Winkler for the period comedy “Coward.” Now it appears he’s bringing one of his “Girls” co-stars along for the ride.

Chris O'Dowd Headed To 'St. Vincent De Van Nuys' With Bill Murray

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 22, 2013 12:13 PM
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It's been a pretty good week for Chris O'Dowd, and it's capping off nicely. The first trailer for his HBO series "Family Tree" dropped, his indie flick "The Sapphires" starts rolling into theaters (our review) and it looks like he's gearing up to work with Bill Murray on another effort that's quickly building up a soild cast.

Review: Chris O'Dowd Shines In The Otherwise Uneven 'The Sapphires'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 22, 2013 11:33 AM
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Among the The Weinstein Company's acquisitions prior to the 2012 Cannes Film Festival was the largely unknown (until it was bought) Aussie musical/drama/comedy effort "The Sapphires." It's certainly easy to see why this easy-to-digest, feel-good movie earned their attention. With a slate last year that included "Lawless," "Django Unchained," "The Master" and "Killing Them Softly" they probably thought they could use a film that's guaranteed to have broad appeal, and that's something the first-time feature film from director Wayne Blair carries in spades. And it's largely thanks to the winning charm of unlikely leading man Chris O'Dowd.

Chris O'Dowd Reveals He Has Role In 'Thor: The Dark World'

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • March 20, 2013 11:45 AM
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Chris O’Dowd is having a moment. He first turned heads in the British sitcom “The IT Crowd,” and since his turn as Kristen Wiig’s love interest in the breakout hit “Bridesmaids” he’s racked up roles in two more Judd Apatow projects: Lena Dunham’s HBO series “Girls” and in Apatow’s own directorial effort “This Is 40.” And it looks the comedy world isn’t enough for O’Dowd as he’s revealed that he has a role in a major blockbuster this year.

Watch: First Teaser Trailer For Christopher Guest's New HBO Comedy Series 'Family Tree'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 18, 2013 1:20 PM
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Last night, "Girls" closed out its second season with a rather lacklustre finale, and while "Game Of Thrones" is HBO's next big series out the gate, later this spring they'll be returning with more laughs. The second season of "Veep" will kick off in April, with a new trailer recently arriving, and then in May, Christopher Guest will make a long awaited return with "Family Tree." And the first teaser promises a lot of familiar faces from his usual collective...

Watch: Megan Fox Talks Sextrology In Deleted Scene From 'This Is 40'

  • By Ken Guidry
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  • January 14, 2013 1:21 PM
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While its 135-minute running time may have made it too long for some viewers, once again Judd Apatow reminds us just how much longer “This Is 40” could’ve been. He’s already graced us with four other deleted scenes, which range from topics like the Kardashians to Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong’s death metal side project. Here, we get to see a bit more from Megan Fox, Jason Segel and Chris O’Dowd’s characters from the movie.

Watch: New Clips From 'Rust And Bone' & 'The Sapphires'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 2, 2012 10:23 AM
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While these films are yet to hit U.S. theaters, they are rolling out overseas, and so until you can pull up with a bag of popcorn to check it out yourself, here are clips to keep you sated for now.

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