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Review: Thor: The Dark World

Posted by Ali Gray at 07:00 on 24 Oct 2013
Thor: The Dark World
"How is space?"
"Space is fine."

Isn't it nice that superhero movies don't feel the need to take themselves seriously any more? Even Thor, the superhero with the most potential to be a massive space ponce, is – for want of a better word – smashing it. The Dark Knight trilogy was brooding and brilliant, no one is disputing that, but now that Batman has been put to bed, it feels like the real fun can begin. Marvel are on a hot-streak (if you ignore Iron Man 2, Incredible Hulk and shut up) and their Thor sequel sees that string of hits continue; The Dark World arrives in the same vein as Avengers Assemble and Iron Man 3 i.e. laden with lots of fun, lots of laughs and so much charisma that even the minor characters matter. Who'd have thought a throwaway interaction between Thor and Kat Dennings' comic relief Darcy would end up being the funniest exchange of the movie?

Review: Rush

Posted by Ali at 18:00 on 11 Sep 2013
Rush
It is a sad fact of life that, more often than not, the extrovert will receive attention while the introvert goes unnoticed – the loudest person in the room will overshadow the most interesting. From a distance, Ron Howard's F1 biopic Rush appears to be magnetised towards race driver/rock star James Hunt (played by undeniable hunk Chris Hemsworth) as he tussles on the track with rat-like rival Niki Lauda (Daniel Brühl wearing a prosthetic overbite). Hollywood has hard-wired me to believe that beautiful rule-breakers deserve more screen time than unglamorous by-the-bookers, but I'm happy to report that Rush is a surprisingly balanced account of two men who, for two hours at least, make Formula 1 look like the most noble of gladiator sports, and not just a giant Scalextric being played by a bored millionaire.

Rush premiere cleavage swap

Posted by Ali at 15:10 on 03 Sep 2013
Rush premiere cleavage swap
Not that you can actually notice any difference.

Not sure Chris Hemsworth is wearing enough make-up in this Rush poster

Posted by Ali at 07:00 on 25 Jul 2013
Roll your mouse over his gorgeous face to apply even more slap.


Because Formula 1 drivers took this shit seriously in the 70s.

The best of #ThorInLondon

Posted by Neil at 18:00 on 23 Apr 2013
The best of #ThorInLondon
The release of the first teaser for Thor: The Dark World revealed that one of the film's thrilling locations was ye olde London Town, home of this very blog what it is that you are reading. Taking my cue from this flimsy starting point, I achieved a lifelong ambition by creating a Twitter hashtag that didn't die a death within five minutes: #ThorInLondon. And then, to push my luck even further, I made a whole blog post out of it. Coming soon, Thor In London: The Movie Of The Blog Post Of The Hashtag Of The Trailer Of The Movie.

Is this a Thor poster?

Posted by Matt at 20:00 on 20 Apr 2013
Is this a Thor poster?
Find out with this handy, sarcastic flowchart...

Review: Red Dawn

Posted by Ed Williamson at 07:00 on 13 Mar 2013
Red Dawn
As my grandfather used to say, if there's one place it's wholly appropriate to wade into the American gun debate, it's in a UK-based review of an action blockbuster. Much as I'm not keen on the things myself, it's often ignored in media reporting over here that the Second Amendment right to bear arms is supposedly the American's last defence against tyranny, either by his government or by foreign invaders, and this is why many of them consider it so important. Red Dawn, then, is pretty much a Republican's wet dream.

Spoilers! New Thor 2 set photo reveals 'giant mecha cock' plot

Posted by Matt at 22:01 on 12 Nov 2012
Spoilers! New Thor 2 set photo reveals 'giant mecha cock' plot
Or it could just be an awkwardly photographed loincloth. Either way HILARIOUS BONER PICTURE ALERT (via Comicbookmovie.com).

Review: Snow White And The Huntsman

Posted by Ali at 07:00 on 29 May 2012
Snow White And The Huntsman
What's this, you say? A film about Snow White? A movie in which Kristen Stewart has to choose between two dudes? A movie in which Charlize Theron behaves like a complete lunatic? A movie in which Chris Hemsworth is a swarthy yet heroic warrior? Please, continue! How delightfully original! There hasn't been a movie like this for years! Seriously! Shit you guys! My sarcasm button is stuck! It's making it sooo difficult to write this review with any modicum of professionalism! Ugh!

Interview: Chris Hemsworth and Mark Ruffalo

Posted by Matt at 07:00 on 25 Apr 2012
Interview: Chris Hemsworth and Mark Ruffalo
Another day in the run up to Avengers Assemble being released in cinemas, another opportunity for me to milk my interviews with the cast. This time it’s Chris Hemsworth and Mark Ruffalo, who played Thor and the Hulk respectively. Coincidentally, it turns out that they do NOT like being addressed as either ‘Thor’ or ‘Hulk’ when being asked a question. Lesson learned.
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