The Playlist

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

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
  • |
  • May 5, 2011 5:07 AM
  • |
  • 8 Comments
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
  • |
  • May 3, 2011 1:50 AM
  • |
  • 1 Comment
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?

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

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
  • |
  • April 18, 2011 1:02 AM
  • |
  • 5 Comments
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?

First Image From Steven Spielberg's 'War Horse' Shows War, Horses

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
  • |
  • March 11, 2011 2:03 AM
  • |
  • 9 Comments
Update: EW (print edition; not yet online) has more stills from the film which have been scanned by the folks over at The Film Stage. See below.

Cobie Smulders In Negotiations To Play Maria Hill in 'The Avengers'

  • By Edward Davis
  • |
  • February 5, 2011 4:13 AM
  • |
  • 4 Comments
Tom Hiddleston Confirmed To Be Coming Back As LokiThat was quick. Just two days ago we were discussing the new frontrunners for the role that turns out to be SHIELD Agent Maria Hill, the sidekick for Samuel L. Jackson's Nick Fury character in Marvel's "The Avengers" film (for a second there we were thinking they'd turn this character into the Wasp). Names included Mary Elizabeth Winstead (”Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World”), “V” star Morena Baccarin (who also starred in 'Avengers' director Joss Whedon‘s “Firefly” and the film “Serenity”), Jessica Lucas (”Cloverfield”) and Cobie Smulders.

First Look: Rachel Weisz & Tom Hiddleston In Terrence Davies' 'The Deep Blue Sea'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
  • |
  • December 20, 2010 8:27 AM
  • |
  • 2 Comments
Terrence Davies doesn't make movies very often, but when he does, we sit up and pay attention because he is one of the masters. His last film was the documentary/memoir/tone poem "Of Time And The City," and that was four years ago. Eight years before then was "The House Of Mirth." So when it was announced that Rachel Weisz would be leading his latest effort, "The Deep Blue Sea," we nearly toppled over in excitement.

Email Updates

Recent Comments