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In Theaters: 'Thor' Brings The Hammer Down On 'Something Borrowed'

  • By Katie Walsh
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  • May 6, 2011 6:27 AM
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Guys, guys, guys, I KNOW. I know "Fast Five" is still in theaters and all we want to do is go back and watch it 5 million more times. Has there ever been another film that has latched itself into our nation's consciousness so firmly and so quickly? God bless and keep Justin Lin, and thank you baby Jesus they ripped "Terminator" out of McG's sweaty fists and handed it over to this true artist. Action movies have been saved! So if last weekend was the first official start of summer blockbuster season (ALREADY?) this weekend really cements it as "Thor" brings the hammer down in the First Comic Book Movie in the Summer of Comic Book Movies. Marvel is on the MOVE this summer, with "Thor" being the first of their babies to debut at the box office. For those ladies who don't love a Hemsworth sesh, there's the rom com "Something Borrowed," and on the urban wedding-com side, "Jumping the Broom," and a bunch of interesting and buzzworthy selections in limited release. So pick your Cinco de Mayo-hungover self up off the couch and deposit your ass into one of these theater seats.

Review: 'Passion Play' Is An Excruciating, Unbearable Disaster

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 4, 2011 9:49 AM
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The following is a reprint of our review from TIFF.

Mickey Rourke Says 'Passion Play' & '13' Are "Terrible," Takes Back Nice Words About Megan Fox

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 13, 2011 5:41 AM
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Did someone forget to butter Mickey Rourke's popcorn at the "Scream 4" premiere last night? Or was he as disappointed as we were in the lacklustre horror sequel? Who knows, but when chatting with Vulture at the after-party, the actor decided to dispense with Hollywood courtesies and drop some truth bombs all over the place. Charlie Sheen, eat your heart out.

Image Entertainment Accidentally Calls Mickey Rourke An Oscar Winner In 'Passion Play' Trailer

  • By Edward Davis
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  • April 11, 2011 8:46 AM
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Plus Dozens Of New Photos From Fairy Tale FilmWhoops. Thanks to the eagle-eyed reader for this one, we're obviously going way too fast. So Image Entertainment, the studio that bought the North American distribution rights to "Passion Play," the directorial debut of Mitch Glazer, the writer behind "Scrooged" and the Alfonso Cuaron-directed version of "Great Expectations" in 1998, messed up in their recently released trailer. The film stars Mickey Rourke, Megan Fox, Bill Murray, Rhys Ifans and Kelly Lynch (with appearances by Bud Cort, Rory Cochrane and Murray's older brother Brian Doyle-Murray -- "Get a Life" fans, anyone?), but within the trailer -- as we've photoshopped nicely for you here -- Rourke is called an "Academy Award Winner."

Watch: Trailer For Dreadful 'Passion Play' Starring Mickey Rourke, Megan Fox & Bill Murray

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 11, 2011 2:57 AM
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“Passion Play,” starring Mickey Rourke, Megan Fox and Bill Murray, was the worst film we saw at TIFF last year (though Dustin Lance Black‘s “What’s Wrong With Virginia” comes a close second) and early candidate to top our worst of 2011 list this year. Our man on the ground called it “a cliche-riddled, risible and utterly painful experience that boasts hallmark sentiments and TV movie-of-the-week sensibilities mixed in a disastrous attempt to make a love story about unearned redemption.” And most critics agreed with that sentiment. It was the directorial debut of screenwriter Mitch Glazer and it’s sure to be his last time behind the camera for a long, long, while.

'Passion Play' With Mickey Rourke & Megan Fox Not Surprisingly Going Straight-To-DVD

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 10, 2011 9:02 AM
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  • 5 Comments
To put it quite simply: "Passion Play," starring Mickey Rourke and Megan Fox, was the worst film we saw at TIFF last year (though Dustin Lance Black's "What's Wrong With Virginia" comes a close second). Our man on the ground called it "a cliche-riddled, risible and utterly painful experience that boasts hallmark sentiments and TV movie-of-the-week sensibilities mixed in a disastrous attempt to make a love story about unearned redemption." And most critics agreed with that sentiment. It was the directorial debut of screenwriter Mitch Glazer and it's sure to be his last time behind the camera for a long, long, while.

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