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Thor, son of Odin, lives in Tampa Bay, and yes, Florida is as bad as you think. He is a stalwart advocate of any medium that progresses story telling and believes that a man can learn more from a story than just about anything else. His favorite (contemporary) movies are: Enter the Void, Drive, and There Will Be Blood, among others.
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8:00 PM on 06.14.2013

The lines we draw between character and actor

With the reboot of one of pop culture's most iconic heroes in today's release of Man of Steel, and the recent rumors surrounding Robert Downey Jr and his future as billionaire wunderkind Tony Stark, I couldn't help but t...

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3:00 PM on 04.23.2013

Trailer: Thor - The Dark World

Marvel's second flagship film of this year (right behind Iron Man 3) has just released it's first trailer today, and...I dunno. It's got stuff? And magic? Floating trucks? Yeah, I guess I don't really feel sufficiently ...

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6:00 PM on 04.18.2013

International Trailer: Only God Forgives

As the Cannes Film Festival draws ever nearer, so too does the premiere of Nicolas Winding Refn's Only God Forgives. A seedy and sordid revenge tale set in Thailand, these two new international trailers offer a few more deta...

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7:00 PM on 04.16.2013

First look at Jamie Foxx as Electro in Amazing Spider-Man

Ever since it was announced that Jamie Foxx was cast as Maxwell Dillion, aka Electro, in Mark Webb's Amazing Spider-Man sequel, I know I wasn't alone in wondering what Foxx was going to bring to the character. Now we kno...

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7:00 PM on 04.05.2013

New behind the scenes pic from X-Men: Days of Future Past

It can't be said that Bryan Singer isn't a forward thinking man. In an attempt to stoke the fires of fans, Singer's been sparsely tweeting out behind the scenes pics from X-Men: Days of Future Past, even in the wake of he's l...

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6:00 PM on 04.05.2013

First clip from Iron Man 3 makes with the posturing

Oh, Tony, you just invite trouble right through the front door, don't you? Well, actually, that's exactly what he does in this first clip from Iron Man 3. Like, he literally invites Mandarin to his home and promises to leave...

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1:00 PM on 04.04.2013

Trailer: Only God Forgives (Red Band)

We finally have an honest to goodness trailer for Nicolas Winding-Refn's Only God Forgives. It's the first U.S. trailer I've seen, and I am about as excited as I am capable of being for this film. That is to say, I want to s...

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7:00 PM on 04.02.2013

G.I. Joe 3 is definitely happening. Go Joe!

As someone who has not seen G.I. Joe or the recently released Retaliation, I'm not sure whether this should be taken as good or bad news. Either way, it's kind of nutty for Paramount to announce that they've green-lit a ...

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6:00 PM on 03.29.2013

New Kick-Ass 2 poster is all about The Motherf**ker

Who doesn't love a villain with an expletive for a name? The new alter ego for Christopher-Mintz Plasse's character finds himself with a new poster today, and nothing says bad-guy like a leather mask with zippers, apparently....

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3:00 PM on 03.27.2013

Check out this new clip from Danny Boyle's Trance

Due out in only a few days on April 5th, here's a new clip from Danny Boyle's mind bending art-heist caper Trance. Starring James McAvoy, Vincent Cassel, and Rosario Dawson, the film follows McAvoy, who is suffering from amn...

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1:00 PM on 03.27.2013

Trailer: Pain & Gain (Red Band)

As someone who has never been a fan of Michael Bay, I've had to continually admit that his upcoming film Pain & Gain is looking like the first film from the director that I am actually excited to see. His other film...

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11:00 AM on 03.25.2013

Robert Redford may join cast of Captain America sequel

Robert Redford is in talks to possibly join the cast of Marvel's upcoming Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Despite looking as gnarled as a tree root, Redford has kept busy these last several years directing and starring i...

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7:00 PM on 03.22.2013

Two dozen Akira Kurosawa films free on Hulu this weekend

If you're sitting at home wondering exactly what the hell you're going to do with yourself for the next 48 hours, you may want take Hulu up on its offer this weekend. In celebration of the acclaimed director's 103rd birthday ...

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7:00 PM on 03.19.2013

Veronica Mars creator planning production documentary

Following the tremendous (and continuing) success of the Veronica Mars movie Kickstarter, series creator Rob Thomas has been doing his best to comfort the naysayers in regards to just how those millions of dollars are go...

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6:00 PM on 03.19.2013

New IMAX poster for Iron Man 3

With less than a couple of months left until its release, Marvel has released a new poster for Iron Man 3 keen on reminding you that the film will be available for viewing on IMAX screens (and in 3D) everywhere come May ...

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7:00 PM on 03.18.2013

Hansel & Gretel sequel already in the works

In the age of instant sequels and reboots, there is usually only one factor that influences the future of a film franchise, and it's those greenbacks y'all. Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters saw mediocre results domestically, ...

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7:00 PM on 03.14.2013

Trailer: Oblivion

Update: So yeah, this seems almost identical to the first trailer. If you can spot a difference, please feel free to share down in the comments. Though this is technically the second trailer for Oblivion, it's ...

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7:00 PM on 03.12.2013

David O. Russell's next film slated for December release

Riding on the momentum of his critically acclaimed (and Oscar nominated) Silver Linings Playbook, director David O. Russell's next project has a December release date, seeing limited release on the 13th and then opening wide ...

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3:00 PM on 03.11.2013

Trailer: Short Peace (Japanese)

Color me surprised. Katsuhiro Otomo's Short Peace is something I only learned about this morning, and after watching the brief trailer I'm more than eager to learn more. For those of you who might not be aware, Otomo is...

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1:00 PM on 03.11.2013

New clip from The Place Beyond The Pines

If the earlier trailer is anything to go by, The Place Beyond The Pines is definitely going to be a moody, emotional drama centered around a man who sets out to rob a bank to take care of his newly born son. It looks as...

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6:00 PM on 03.08.2013

Trailer: Monsters University (Japanese)

You know what Pixar's Monsters University really needed to get us pumped up? A trailer in a foreign language. Japanese specifically. Obviously the trailer isn't intended for international audiences, but that doesn't mea...

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5:00 PM on 03.05.2013

Flixist Awards 2012: Most Underrated

This is the kind of list that is very hard to narrow down every year. You have to account for everyone's tastes, try to figure out exactly what qualifies a film as 'underrated', and then chop the nominees down to just five. T...

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