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New Look At 'Thor,' Yep He's Still Got A Hammer

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 14, 2011 7:02 AM
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So, a new look at "Thor" has hit the web from pages of the latest Entertainment Weekly (via ComingSoon) and well, unlike the first look of "Spider-Man" which had nerds zooming in on various parts of the pic, this one won't create the same fervor. It's, well, Thor. He's got a hammer, he's hanging out in his Dad's church organ rockin' his long hair and beard. Woo.

The Escapist & Potentially Entertaining Films Of 2011

  • By The Playlist
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  • January 6, 2011 6:07 AM
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Tentpoles That Hopefully Are Fun, Indies That May Or May Not Be Quality, Etc.You could see our annual three sets of anticipated film features like this: the Most Anticipated is an earnest example of the films we're truly looking forward to the most in that year, with a few caveats listed within if you read closely (i.e., we're looking forward to it, but the writing might be on the wall). Then our Escapist, Popcorn piece is more like: these are the fun, entertaining films of the year that may or may not be good. For us and our taste, it's always a bit of a toss up and history shows that we're generally on the money in terms of how we'll feel about the eventual product (not because we're biased, but because we know our own taste, blah, blah, blah). That said, we always try and remain as positive as possible. Frankly, if you're going to make super-hero films, sci-fi action films, fantasy/adventure films, etc. we want them to be good as touchstones such as "The Dark Knight," "The Lord Of The Rings," "Inception," etc., but obviously those films set the bar a little higher than what your average film from these genres generally aim for.

Stellan Skarsgård Talks Fincher's 'Girl With The Dragon Tattoo' & Von Trier's 'Melancholia'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • January 3, 2011 2:13 AM
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Says Rooney Mara Will Do 'Something Beautiful' With Portrayal Of Lisbeth SalanderVeteran Swedish thespian Stellan Skarsgård recently took the opportunity while doing press for his dark, comical crime-caper "A Somewhat Gentle Man," to discuss his interesting plate of upcoming projects, namely David Fincher's forthcoming adaptation of the first installment in Stieg Larsson's Millennium trilogy, "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo," as well as Lars von Trier's psychological end-of-days pic, "Melancholia."

Watch: 'Thor' Trailer Arrives And It's A Shorter Version Of What You Saw Last Summer

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 11, 2010 12:05 AM
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The first trailer for "Thor" has landed and if you saw the widely circulated, decent quality Comic-Con clip that made the rounds last summer, you've pretty much seen this one as well (granted, there are some new, brief scenes of the hammer and Thor flying around and a couple fresh peeks of Destroyer making things go boom).

Back And To The Left: 'Thor' Poster Looks Familiar On A Number Of Levels

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • December 10, 2010 2:41 AM
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Poster design is a difficult art. With only one picture, you've got to get across the tone, and at least some of the plot, of the film, highlight your star or stars, and provide an iconic image that people will immediately associate with your film. The difficulty of getting it right on all counts is where Photoshop monstrosities like the now infamous original poster for "The King's Speech" comes from, but it still feels odd that seemingly every sci-fi actioner of 2011 has essentially the same poster.

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