Thor The Dark World is an American superhero film based on the Marvel Thor Comics character of the same name, produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. This is the sequel of Thor the movie (2011) and the eighth installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Directed by Alan Taylor who gave life to the script by Christopher Yost, Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely and produced by Kenneth Branagh.
Starrings: Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Anthony Hopkins, Stellan Skarsgård, Idris Elba, Christopher Eccleston, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Kat Dennings, Ray Stevenson, Zachary Levi, Tadanobu Asano, Jaimie Alexander, Rene Russo.
The date of theatrical release was November 8, 2013.
Thor: The Dark World presents the almighty thor, Thunder God (Chris Hemsworth) trying to restore order in the nine realms but an ancient race led by the vengeful Malekith (Christopher Eccleston) returns to plunge the universe back into darkness. Thor is facing a tremendous enemy that even Odin (Anthony Hopkins) and the forces of Asgard can cope and must embark on their most dangerous journey while staff. This adventure will meet with his beloved Jane Foster (Natalie Portman) and force him to sacrifice everything to save the Earth.
Thor´s Dark World begins rather slowly, but builds to an action-packed second half that offers all you expect with plenty of fights, stunts, special effects and even some humor. You got a glimpse of it in the new Thor trailer. The warrior battle scenes are kind of The Lord of the Rings/Star Trek mixture.
My conclusion: Although Thor the dark world is not an absolutely must see, but still an exciting and enjoyable movie. Watch the new Thor trailer,
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The year 2012 was full of good releases, especially titles like:
Dawn – Part 2,
Batman – The Dark Knight
Rises, The new 007,
The Hunger Games,
Rock of Ages,
Abraham Lincoln -
The Vampire Hunter,
Snow White and the Huntsman,
The Avengers, among others.
Unless you’re a movie buff, it was hardly possible to watch all the movies released in 2012 in theaters. What is a good sign, because it reflects that the last year was very productive in good film releases. We decided to make a short list of great movies of 2012. Every selection is difficult, and almost a dictatorial process.
Here, however, the goal is to advise and evaluate with a critical look at he movies being released in 2012. Our list was diverse, with 10 films from different countries and genres. Not to generate friction and battles, we decided not to classify.
1. Moonrise Kingdom (Comedy/Drama/Romance, United States)
This movie released in 2012 is one of the pearls in the last year. Wes Anderson created a fairy tale but without the innocence of the genre. Bruce Willis and Edward Norton are at their best. Especially the escape of the two young protagonists are among the best scenes of the film. Artistic production and photography are beautiful. It’s a dive into fantasy, but with a touch of reflection and a certain bitterness. The 1960s had never been seen with these eyes. Moonrise Kingdom is to see and review.
2. Millennium – The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Drama/Mystery, USA/Switzerland/Norway)
Entitled to a lot of Coca-Cola and McDonald’s, David Fincher returns to the command of a feature film masterfully (his previous work was The Social Network). It brings together elements that add the intriguing, engaging and objective history of Stieg Larsson. Fincher managed to create a remake as good as the Swedish original.
With a sensational opening and a plot that connects with the audience over 158 minutes, Millennium – The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is a recipe for lovers of the seventh art!
Two young filmmaking talents plus a script built in a peculiar way and a direction almost flawless. This is a great formula for success. Drive based on the book by James Sallis. Ryan Gosling is a distinguished artist, a young genius in the art of acting. Every new production can give a different focus to the character. In Drive, he has memorable scenes such as the opening act, in which his character is more than nine minutes and hold a word and its performance is spectacular!
What to do to heal from an addiction that is gradually deteriorating your life? The English director Steve McQueen (Hunger) tells us the drama of a man and his compulsion. A great soundtrack signed by Harry Escott, helps narrate this drama. Michael Fassbender’s performance impresses and spends a lot of sadness. The character of Brandon Sullivan is a nymphomaniac quite consumed by impulses. Carey Mulligan is fabulous in the role of Sissy Sullivan, has a unique charisma and infects the viewer. Appears when singing a classic Sinatra song with a Marilyn Monroe-style clothing is simply spectacular. Make sure to check this great work!
5. Batman – The Dark Knight Rises (Crime Fiction, United States)
Batman – The Dark Knight Rises is the end worthiest possible for the trilogy. You can see the influence of other cinematographic works best and you can see that the Batman character can be exploited in various other perspectives and viewpoints without always keeping the melancholy and mournful.
6. The Impossible (Lo Imposible, Thriller/Drama, Spain)
After eight years of the tragedy that struck South Asia, the Spanish director Juan Antonio Bayona made a film that manages to convey all the pain and emotion during the tsunami. The Impossible tells the story of a family that spent the year-end holidays at a resort in Thailand and suffers from the devastation of the natural phenomenon.
With a flawless production, a screenplay that works as drama and suspense, and great actors, this is one of the most exciting productions of the year and well executed.
7. The Snows of Kilimanjaro (Les Neiges de Kilimanjaro, Drama, France) More trailers here:Continue reading »
Twenty years after three college students created the game, the well-connected actor reflects on how Six Degrees has had a personal and professional impact on his life.
If Hollywood influence is measured by the people you know, then it stands to reason Kevin Bacon is the most powerful man in town since Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon, a game based on the “six degrees of separation” concept, asserts that the Footloose star can be connected to any celebrity in six steps or less.
(The game's thesis is bolstered by the fact that President Barack Obama has a Bacon Number of 2: Obama and Tom Hanks appeared in The Road We've Traveled; Hanks and Bacon appeared in Apollo 13).
While movie fans have derived countless hours of joy from the game, that initially wasn't the case for Bacon. “It was so annoying,” he admitted to BuzzFeed. “I thought it was a joke at my expense. I thought somebody was trying to pick the biggest loser they could find and joke about the fact I could be connected to Laurence Olivier in two steps. When you fight so hard and put your sweat and blood into trying to have your work speak for itself, I found it belittling. I mean, do you want to be the guy with a game named after you or be the one with 18 Oscar nominations?”
But after being introduced to the game's creators — Craig Fass, Brian Turtle, and Mike Ginelli, who came up with the concept at Albright College in 1994 — on The Jon Stewart Show in 1995, Bacon learned that he was not the butt of some global joke.
“I nearly canceled the appearance because I thought it was going to be embarrassing,” the actor said with a laugh. “But when I met them, I realized they weren't making fun of me; they actually liked my movies.” Soon thereafter, Bacon embraced the game, operating under the assumption it would, in his own words, “go the way of pogo sticks and pet rocks.” “But it never went away, and now it's been 20 years,” he said.
While Bacon hasn't bought into the hypothesis that he's the world's most popular actor — “It easily could have been Six Degrees of Kevin Spacey” — over the last two decades, he's come to accept the role Six Degrees plays in his life and his career.
In 2007, Bacon launched SixDegrees.org, an organization that utilizes six degrees of separation to grow charitable social networks. “If you take me out of it, I find six degrees to be a beautiful concept that we should try to live by,” he said. “It's about compassion and responsibility for everyone on the planet.”
Bacon's connections are forever expanding. Here he is (front, fifth from right) at rehearsals for 8: A Play about the Fight for Marriage Equality in March 2012 with a whole lot of celebrities: (Top row L-R) Jansen Panettiere, Bridger Zadina, Jane Lynch, Vanessa Garcia, James Pickens Jr., Yeardley Smith, writer Dustin Lance Black, director Rob Reiner, and actor Rory O’Malley, and (Bottom row L-R) Actors Cleve Jones, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Chris Colfer, Christine Lahti, Jamie Lee Curtis, Martin Sheen, George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Bomer, Matthew Morrison, Campbell Brown, and George Takei.
The panel is designed to focus on the game's ability to gain significant and enduring traction in a pre-social media world. Admittedly a late adopter, Bacon has recently come to embrace Twitter — though he drew the line at Facebook (“I heard someone describe it as a way for people you grew up with to find you. That's my worst fucking nightmare. Who would want that?”) — as a form of communication with his fans.
But he doesn't buy into the assertion that social media is the only promotional tool an entertainer needs today. “There is this idea that your social media platform is the secret to success, but no one has quite proven that to be true if you ask me,” Bacon said. “Somebody with a billion followers can tweet, 'See my movie,' and it can still tank. Followers don't always translate into success because I think people are too savvy. When something takes off, it's because people are connecting to it; not because someone with a lot of followers says to care about it.”
Though he's come around to Twitter and to Six Degrees over the years, Bacon said he still doesn't engage in the latter. “But I will tell you a secret: Honestly, I've truly forgotten who I have and haven't worked with at this point,” he said with a laugh. “So I will go and check someone's Bacon Number if they're coming to work [on his Fox drama The Following] so I don't say, 'Hi, nice to meet you,' and their response is, 'Uh, we worked together in 1995.' So, while I don't play the game, I do use it from time to time.”
The new Mad Men poster, courtesy of Milton Glaser, is all kinds of late-’60s/early ’70s psychedelic. But there will be plenty more for Don Draper to focus on in Season 7.
Mad Men creator Matt Weiner has a history of weaving hidden messages into the AMC drama's key art, and with the seventh and final season premiere just about a month away, fans really only have a new poster — courtesy of graphic design legend Milton Glaser — to dissect.
“There is a dreamlike quality to it, and believe it or not, it is related to the show, and not because it's psychedelic,” Weiner hinted in an interview with the New York Times. “It maintains the idea that this is somehow going on in Don Draper's mind, which is what the story is always about — and what the back of his head is about, on some level.”
There will be plenty of stimuli in 1969, when Season 7 is expected to pick up, to keep Don's mind busy. So here are some other iconic moments and images from that year that could be occupying the recently suspended ad man's idle mind.
Milton Glaser / AMC
Jan. 20: Richard Nixon is sworn in as the 37th President of the United States of America.
Don definitely would need a cigarette while watching Nixon, the man he and Sterling Cooper bet on and worked with in the 1960 presidential election, get sworn in. That's a hard pill to swallow.
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March 10: Mario Puzo's crime novel The Godfather is released.
And Don walks around the office for the next year doing business with the catchphrase, “I'll make him an offer he can't refuse,” and telling himself every morning, “Great men are not born great; they grow great.”
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March 27: Shortly after they're married, John Lennon and Yoko Ono have a honeymoon “Bed-In” for peace in Amsterdam.
Which leads Don to wonder why there aren't more women in this bed.
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In an exclusive clip from Chef , premiering at the SXSW Film Festival, Favreau tries to escalate a social media war with a nasty food critic.
John Leguizamo, Emjay Anthony, and Jon Favreau in Chef
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AUSTIN — Twitter can be precarious for someone who doesn't know the territory, and that's exactly the danger presented in this exclusive clip from Chef, a culinary drama from writer-director-star Jon Favreau (Iron Man) that will make its debut Friday at the SXSW Film Festival.
In Chef, Favreau plays acclaimed chef Carl Casper, who finds himself in the middle of a social media frenzy after he unwittingly sends a taunting tweet to a food critic who gave him a scathing review. (Being new to Twitter, Casper thought he was sending a direct message.) In the clip below, his kitchen compatriots (played by John Leguizamo and Bobby Cannavale) try to talk him out of escalating his Twitter war with the food critic.
After that tweet, Casper's professional (and personal) life spins out of control, until he decides to regroup and open a food truck that serves authentic Cuban sandwiches. And that truck will be at SXSW, serving up food to some lucky festival-goers on Saturday, courtesy Favreau and chef Roy Choi, the food truck pioneer and Favreau's consultant on the film.