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Watch: Old Spice Guy Isaiah Mustafa Shoots Wannabe 'Luke Cage' Promo Teaser

  • By Edward Davis
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  • May 31, 2011 2:22 AM
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Former NFL'er and "Old Spice" guy Isaiah Mustafa wants to be more than just a pretty face that smells good and The Man Your Man Could Smell Like. Dude wants to act. He's appeared on shows like "Hot in Cleveland," "Chuck," and "NCIS," popped up in "Madea's Big Happy Family," and has a small role in WB's upcoming summer comedy, "Horrible Bosses."

Weekend Box Office: 'Pirates 4' Scores Biggest Global Debut Of All-Time Despite Being A Shitty Movie

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • May 22, 2011 5:37 AM
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This weekend, Disney pooled their resources with Jerry Bruckheimer and produced an insta-blockbuster. Apathy is the name of the game with “Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides,” which scored the biggest bow of 2011 despite being a piece of shit that grossed lower in its opening frame than its two predecessors. “Dead Man’s Chest” and “At Worlds End” both cracked $100 million in their first domestic weekend, but even with the elevated 3D pricing, “Pirates 4” couldn’t cross nine digits.

Weekend Box Office: 'Thor' Soars, Romcoms Prosper, 'Beaver' Gets Plugged

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • May 8, 2011 5:59 AM
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As far as blockbuster debuts go, “Thor” didn’t perform too badly. The first big release of May thundered its way to a $66 million weekend, slightly above what industry analysts predicted for the God of Thunder. The film benefited from the biggest 3D berth of any major release thus far as well as the mighty marketing team of Paramount and Marvel to nab numbers that, on the surface, show potential to be a franchise-starter.

Review: 'Thor' Is Overstuffed, But Still A (Mostly) Pleasant, Consistently Entertaining Surprise

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • May 5, 2011 5:07 AM
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Note: Our U.K. writer saw the film early and this review was first published on April 26, 2011

Tom Hiddleston Confirms That Loki Won't Be Low-Key In 'The Avengers'

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • May 3, 2011 1:50 AM
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Tom Hiddleston has two 2011 releases where he's working with directing legends, a featured player in both Woody Allen's "Midnight In Paris" and Steven Spielberg's "War Horse." But undoubtedly, most audiences will see him as the villainous Loki in this Friday's "Thor." But could it be that Hiddleston will also be involved in another blockbuster a year from now?

Marvel Head Kevin Feige Says 'Hawkeye' & 'Black Widow' Could Be Their Own Solo Films

  • By Edward Davis
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  • May 2, 2011 10:14 AM
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Marvel Films' Co-President Says 2013, 2014 Slate Should Be Announced By The End Of The SummerMarvel Films' "Thor" hits theaters this weekend and by all accounts, including, surprisingly enough, our own, the Kenneth Branagh-directed film is apparently a consistently entertaining ride worth watching (this writer will be the first to admit, he thought it looked like gash, but is happy to hear otherwise). So what's next?

Great Odin's Raven! Early Reviews Suggest 'Thor' Is Actually Kind Of Decent

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • April 18, 2011 1:02 AM
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The summer of superheroes is about to kick off, and it's only a matter of days until the world gets its first look at "Thor," Marvel's latest piece of an insanely ambitious five-film plan building towards next summer's team-up movie, "The Avengers." And for some time, it looked like the film had an uphill battle ahead of it -- last year's "Iron Man 2" was, at best, a disappointment, and early looks at "Thor" had veered from the underwhelming to the silly. But ahead of its release in some parts of the world next week, and the States on May 6th, the film has now screened, with the world premiere taking place in Sydney last night, and critics there, as well as in London, where the film unspooled last week, and L.A, where a very select group of geek press were shown the picture, have weighed in. So, what's the word?

SXSW: Hope For The Marvel Fans: Joe Cornish & Edgar Wright May Be Finishing Up 'Ant-Man' Script Soon

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 13, 2011 9:21 AM
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In case you haven't heard, "Attack The Block" killed Saturday night at SXSW and our writers in Austin flat out loved it (check out our review). We got some coffee in our system and sat down with director Joe Cornish and executive producer Edgar Wright on Sunday to talk about the film, and they revealed a little bit of progress on "Ant-Man," the film adaptation comic fans have been speculating about for a while now.

Box Office '10: Win, Lose Or Draw

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • January 28, 2011 12:36 AM
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Despite rising 3D surcharges, studios posted major box office and attendance drops in 2010, suggesting moviegoers were not entirely intrigued by the year’s product. Some distributors executed a winning game plan with success, while others floundered, making a series of unwise decisions that probably got a number of respectable people fired.

Marvel Gets 'Black Panther' Moving Again, Hires Mark Bailey To Write The Script

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 20, 2011 9:16 AM
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A comic property that seems to have been in development forever, Marvel's "Black Panther" may finally be getting his due on the big screen.

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