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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."

Who? Theo James Takes Male Lead In 'Divergent,' Aaron Eckhart, Miles Teller & Ray Stevenson Circling

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 15, 2013 1:37 PM
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While Jeremy Irvine, Lucas Till and Alex Pettyfer were testing for the coveted (?) male lead in "Divergent," and certainly have more name recognition than the eventual winner, it seems their talents didn't quite match what the filmmakers were looking for. Instead, rising Brit actor Theo James has gotten the gig, in what he likely hopes will be a push into the stateside scene.

Ray Stevenson Will Vex America's Favorite Serial Killer In The Next Season Of 'Dexter'

  • By Joe Cunningham
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  • April 26, 2012 11:24 AM
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In the world of “Dexter,” where the protagonist is a serial killer, the term "bad guy" is kind of relative. But regardless, Dexter has come up against a fair few of them throughout the show's six seasons. Still going strong over on Showtime, "Dexter" is now gearing up for its seventh season (while the eighth has also already been commissioned) and has lined up a solid name to play that season’s big baddie.

Ray Stevenson To Play 'G.I. Joe 2: Cobra Strikes' Villain Firefly

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 8, 2011 12:20 PM
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Oh man, our favorite tentpole movie to report on "G.I. Joe 2: Cobra Strikes" -- mostly because we love looking up the character backgrounds given to these toys -- has founds its villain.

John Hurt, Kevin Bacon, Robert Patrick & Ray Stevenson Round Out Cast For 'Jayne Mansfield's Car'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 14, 2011 10:43 AM
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Geez, with all the testosterone flying around this film, you might get pregnant just from reading the cast list of Billy Bob Thornton's next effort behind the camera, "Jayne Mansfield's Car."

First Poster Arrives For 'The Three Musketeers;' Which Cast Member Is Humiliated The Most?

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • June 9, 2011 1:41 AM
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Currently in a tight neck-and-neck race with Roland Emmerich's "Anonymous" to be the stupidest movie of the fall, "The Three Musketeers," which sees "Resident Evil" director Paul W.S. Anderson cunningly reboot Alexandre Dumas' legendary characters for the 21st century by trying to make it look as much like "Resident Evil" as humanly possible, is looming on the release schedule. We've already seen one truly terrible trailer for the film, and now, with the film's October release date coming closer, Summit have released the first one-sheet for the film, via Yahoo.

Ray Stevenson Talks 'Thor' And The Possible Return Of The 'Punisher'

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • March 8, 2011 3:48 AM
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We sat down with "Kill The Irishman" star Ray Stevenson yesterday, and while we discussed the upcoming Jonathan Hensleigh thriller, we also had to ask about being a cog in the mighty Marvel filmmaking machine. The once (and future?) "Punisher" has the role of Volstagg in this summer's "Thor," a hefty, bearded pugilist that brings color to the group known as the Warriors Three. But could Volstagg appear in the future?

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