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Open The Bifrost!

I went to my first midnight showing ever a week ago, shocking I know,  to see Thor, and I was blown away. I’ll make this clear, what you expect from Thor is all you’re going to get but Kenneth Brannagh did an amazing job with an all star cast to bring a new vibe to a comic book movie. Along with both Ironman I and II, Thor paves the way for the Avengers movie next summer, and it will be HUGE. Not to give too much away, you must stay through the credits in Thor to see who the villain in The Avengers will be and it’s a little obvious if you see the movie.

Thor has it’s moments of hilarity, especially when Thor himself can’t grasp the fact that Earth is far different than his home of Asgard, a distant alternate universe. The supporting cast is filled with actors who have substantial credits to their names but Chris Hemsworth (Thor) and Tom Hiddleston (Loki) steal the screen with every scene they’re in, and yes Natalie Portman is in this movie, a fact I completely forgot until right now.

Plain and simple, see this movie!! I love what Marvel Studios is doing, making several movies all connected and yet giving them all their own separate stories. This will all culminate next summer in The Avengers, breaking box office records I guarantee.

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Posted by on May 12, 2011 in Movies

 

Then We Will Fight In The Shade

Lately I have become obsessed with the work of Michael Fassbender, and if you haven’t seen anything he’s been in, or if you simply have no clue who he is, make it a point to catch up on some of his work. Most of you might know Michael Fassbender from having one of the best lines in Zack Snyder’s epic 300. When told that the Persian Army’s arrows will block out the sun, Fassbender’s character “Stelios” responds with “Then we will fight in the shade.”

His breakout role came in Tarrantino’s Inglorious Basterds playing Lt. Archie Hicox, the only British soldier to be included in any Basterds Missions. He shows his fluency in German for the majority of his scenes, but it’s his portrayal of a “high and mighty” British Officer that caught the eye of most film goers.

Following the popularity of Inglorious Basterds, Fassbender has been cast in several blockbusters awaiting release, and/or awaiting commencement on filming. This summer make sure you go check out X-men First Class, where we see Fassbender portraying Magneto, and he has also been cast in the prequel to the “Alien” franchise, “Prometheus”.

 
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Posted by on May 3, 2011 in Movies