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New 'Thor' Trailer Focuses On The Earthbound Hero; Is... Better, Marginally Better

  • By Edward Davis
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  • February 18, 2011 12:12 AM
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At this point in the super hero tentpole sweepstakes of 2011, Kenneth Branagh has his work cut out for him and is playing catch up. When the venerable director was first announced as the helmer for Marvel's live-action adaptation of their Asgardian hero “Thor,” many of us discerning filmgoers presumed Branagh was going to class up the joint in a big, big, way.

Excessive Lightning, Chisled Pecs, Sci-Fi Goop & Gods Lore Light Up 'Thor' Super Bowl Spot

  • By The Playlist
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  • February 7, 2011 1:13 AM
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At this point, we're not holding out judgement on any of these kinds of films, hell, these are :30 second Super Bowl spots. The idea is definitely: have a beer, lean back and enjoy yourself, right? But, gotta say, the trailer for Kenneth Branagh's "Thor" is definitely less impressive than "Captain America," "Battle: Los Angeles" and hell, even "Transformers 3."

Kenneth Branagh In Talks, Anthony Hopkins Circling Adaptation Of Henning Mankell's 'Italian Shoes'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 3, 2011 2:49 AM
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After toiling away on the big budget comic movie "Thor," it looks like director Kenneth Branagh and actor Anthony Hopkins -- who seem to have got on smashingly -- are looking to scale things back a bit for their next project together.

New Look At Michelle Williams As Marilyn Monroe In 'My Week With Marilyn'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • November 26, 2010 2:05 AM
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Actress Talks Taking On Iconic Role For whatever reason (perhaps a sudden influx of late-night cable repeats of "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes"...), Marilyn Monroe is somewhat in vogue. For instance, Andrew Dominik is working on an adaptation of Joyce Carol Oates' Monroe-centric novel "Blonde," with Naomi Watts. That's a few years off yet, as the director's first heading for crime thriller "Cogan's Trade," but another take on the legendary star has just wrapped in the UK -- "My Week With Marilyn."

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