While it’s undoubtedly going to make a lot of money at the box office thanks to branding and the franchise juggernaut that fuels it, Thor: The Dark World isn’t a good movie. It might appeal to those who live only for credit stingers, plot twists that can be undone mere moments after they happen, or those who enjoy comic book epics indiscriminately, but this really does represent a turning point for the character and the series it now finds itself entrenched within.
Only Lovers Left Alive Special Presentation Director: Jim Jarmusch It’s easy to get lost in a song, which explains why it’s so easy to immerse yourself in Jim Jarmusch’s wandering snow globes. From the Memphis ghosts of Mystery Train to the street bred samurai of Ghost Dog, Jarmusch embraces musical influence in a very literal […]
Following the kick-off to our coverage of the CFC's 18th annual Worldwide Short Film Festival on Friday, here's a look at a handful of programs from this year's gathering of some of the best short films from around the world that starts tomorrow night. Today, we take a look at several more of the high profile Official Selection Programs, indie comedy, music video, and science fiction showcases, and the highly anticipated all night horror marathon The Night Shift and the always star studded Celebrity Shorts.
Funny, exciting, and not entirely disposable as entertainment, The Avengers lives up to the early hype that it might be the film to beat for this year’s box office crown.
Dork Shelf sat down with the new big screen incarnation of The Incredible Hulk, Mark Ruffalo, just before the release of the long anticipated Marvel epic The Avengers about working on such a big scale with director Joss Whedon and his adventures in motion capture.
Sometimes it’s obvious when a big name director is actively trying to win ALL THE OSCARS. Steven Spielberg’s War Horse is one of those painfully obvious movies, but that's not to say that the film is at all bad or unwatchable. This tale of a young man and the horse that touched the lives of everyone who came in contact with it is a splendid World War I yarn made with the skill and craft one would expect from a Spielberg production, but one can’t seem to shake the feeling that it’s all a bit overbearing.
I should preface this review with one caveat: I've never read or watched — or heard of Thor at all, really — before seeing the film. As you can probably guess from the preceding sentence, I don't even know what format of text or media from which its story originates. Colour me uneducated and largely incurious. Instead of attempting to hide this gaping hole in my nerd credentials, I'm sure that highlighting my lack of Thor knowledge will make for a pretty interesting review.
I didn’t know it until I saw it, but I have been waiting for a summer movie like Thor for a long time. It is fun, far more fun than any comic adaptation I have seen in years. Its director brings to it a distantiation that allows for investment in the fun of it all: the outrageous narration, exaggerated and impossible action sequences, and actors who can just let go and enjoy the ride without any pressure while still maintaining their integrity and talent. This, my friends, is what a summer movie should be: exciting, clever, comedic, and a joyride.
Marvel has released the first official trailer for Thor. The Kenneth Branagh directed action epic stars Chris Hemsworth as the titular Norse god of thunder, robbed of his power and cast down to Earth by his father Odin. The film also stars Anthony Hopkins as Odin, and Natalie Portman as his love interest, Jane Foster.
Hero Complex gives us the first official photo of the three stars of Marvel’s upcoming Thor film being directed by Kenneth Branagh (Hamlet, Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein). The photo shows Norse God Odin (Anthony Hopkins) alongside his two sons, Thor (Chris Hemsworth) and Loki (Tom Hiddleston). It’s also worth noting that this is our first look […]
Hello Everyone Jeff here, glad to be back and I’m very excited about this bit of casting news. Why am I excited? Director Kenneth Branagh has demonstrated an ability to spot talent time and time again for his many film adaptations of Shakespeare plays. He takes stage actors and casts them in unlikely film roles. His selection […]