Posted on 10 December 2010.
Here are the Best Movie Posters and One Sheets that Have Come Across the Web This Week
It’s Friday, so here are all of the best movie posters in the last week. You can always see all the one sheets from previous weekly editions of this post type by clicking our original movie poster round-up link, or the one in the header. This ought to kick start your movie weekend just right. Thanks to IMP Awards for the drops.
Included is poster film art for: Rio, Red State (x2), Arthur Christmas, Kill The Irishman, Hop, Vanishing on 7th Street, The Mechanic, Barney’s Version, Black Swan, Sanctum, Thor, And Everything is Going Fine, Cowboys & Aliens, and two cool variants for The Return of the Living Dead and Critters. Enjoy the weekend.
Posted on 24 November 2010.
This is more of an aside than anything, but it is becoming the time of year where we are seeing best of the year lists released. Noted horror (usually) author Stephen King has just issued his list of the top 10 films of the year in 2010 (to this point apparently, since there are other noteworthy films still to be released, but whatever). This list is going to be published in the upcoming issue of Entertainment Weekly, but thanks to /film we got a sneak peek. Here is the list, in order, and you can check the issue of EW with his details given on why he choose each film. Click on the bolded titles for my reviews of those films. I’ll have a few more thoughts after the list.
10. Green Zone “one Iraq war movie that puts story and suspense above shrill outrage.”
9. Jackass 3D
5. Takers “This satisfyingly complex cops-’n’-robbers movie features great performances … and the armored-car heist is the best action sequence I’ve seen this year.”
4. The Social Network “succeeds where Michael Douglas; Wall Street sequel fails.”
2. The Town “Bad title, fantastic movie. …a strangely intimate film”
1. Let Me In
Okay, so King is a horror author and fan, so it is natural that he would pepper in several from the genre on the list. Monsters seems to have been getting decent reviews, Splice got reamed so that’s a surprise, and Let Me In was a remake, so to put that at the top is highly strange IMO. His 4th through 2nd choices are going to be among my top few films of the year as well, so we are in unison there. I like his noting of Green Zone, which will likely fall in that range for me come years end. Obviously I haven’t seen all of these films, so I can’t entirely comment on them, but I do surmise that some of them will be highly out of place on most lists for best films of 2010. Jackass 3D though. Who woulda thunk it? What do you thin of the list? Holla.
Posted on 29 July 2010.
Marvel‘s upcoming movie Thor, based on the comic book of the same name, and starring Chris Hemsworth and Natalie Portman is both one of the most anticipated films of next year as well as one of the most heavily scrutinized. At Comic-Con last week, this was one of the films that might not have fared so well in the eyes of critics. Additionally, I have cast a very jaundiced eye towards the film, even after seeing puff video pieces, the Thor concept art, and the movie just giving me a general feeling of letdown (not that I am particularly “up” for it, but I know that millions of fans are). But now, we have some footage, aired at comic-con last week, that can begin to allow people to shape more complete opinions of the film. Via FSR, I present to you five minutes of footage from next summer’s potential blockbuster film, Thor. Have a look and let me know what you think.
I’ve included FSR’s synopsis as well.
Paramount Pictures and Marvel Entertainment present the epic adventure, “Thor,” which spans the Marvel Universe from present day Earth to the realm of Asgard. At the center of the story is the mighty Thor (Chris Hemsworth), a powerful but arrogant warrior whose reckless actions reignite an ancient war. Thor is cast down to Earth by his father Odin (Anthony Hopkins) and is forced to live among humans. A beautiful, young scientist, Jane Foster (Natalie Portman), has a profound effect on Thor, as she ultimately becomes his first love. It’s while here on Earth that Thor learns what it takes to be a true hero when the most dangerous villain of his world sends the darkest forces of Asgard to invade Earth.
After seeing the footage, I can’t help but be a bit confused. Admittedly, I don’t know the story of Thor, and I am sure that would help. Visually, there is some cool stuff happening but at the same time, it also doesn’t look like anything inventive. Kind of a cross between Iron Man and Gladiator. Individually, they work, but can they be combined? Let me know what you think.
Posted on 21 July 2010.
It’s Comic-Con time in San Diego which means tons of movie stuff, particularly of the comic book and superhero nature. Make sense? It should. Below are two looks at some of next years most anticipated films in Captain America: The First Avenger and Thor. Both films are Marvel properties under the Paramount banner.
While I still continue to think Thor doesn’t look so hot, I do think Captain America in particular has some good potential. These movie posters or banners I guess, don’t do anything to diminish that one way or another. Thanks to Yahoo Movies for the drops and feel free to share your thoughts on what you see, if they are of interest to you, or not.
Posted on 10 June 2010.
The title is a literal translation of course. Heh! Here is a Thor movie behind the scenes featurette which is primarily an interview with stars Chris Hemsworth and Natalie Portman. The Thor Marvel property stars Hemsworth as the God and Portman as a love interest. This Thor video provides little in the way of any insight into the film, but there are a few miniature action clips and Hemsworth and Portman generally getting on fancifully. I gave you the Thor movie photo in the past as well as the recent Thor concept art, which shows what Hemsworth’s Thor will look like in full costume. That was on the tails of the Chris Evans Captain America art that was released. This latest video from Entertainment Tonight is really just more filler, but some of you might be interested in it enough to sit through the four minutes of footage. Or maybe you are closeted Portman fans, since I know you exist out there. Actor Kenneth Branagh makes an appearance as well.
Marvel’s Thor is another in a long line of comic books turned films, many of which have gone on to become huge franchise tentpoles for film studios like Paramount. Most recently of course, was the May release of Marvel’s Iron Man 2 movie, starring Robert Downey Jr. Below is the full synopsis, courtesy of the strong Rope of Silicon. Thor is due to be released into theaters on May 6, 2011. Enjoy.
Paramount Pictures and Marvel Entertainment present the epic adventure, Thor, which spans the Marvel Universe from present day Earth to the realm of Asgard. At the center of the story is the mighty Thor (Chris Hemsworth), a powerful but arrogant warrior whose reckless actions reignite an ancient war. Thor is cast down to Earth by his father Odin (Anthony Hopkins) and is forced to live among humans. A beautiful, young scientist, Jane Foster (Natalie Portman), has a profound effect on Thor, as she ultimately becomes his first love. It’s while here on Earth that Thor learns what it takes to be a true hero when the most dangerous villain of his world sends the darkest forces of Asgard to invade Earth.
Posted on 03 June 2010.
Just a day after I posted the pics of Chris Evans’ Captain America in concept art, Collider gives us the same thing regarding Thor. I was a little more pleased with the Captain America pics than these, but probably in part due to my being a bit of a bigger fan of the character than I am of Thor. Marvel’s timing of releasing this art is curious, since the Paramount release of Thor is due to hit theaters on May 6th of next year, before Captain America: The First Avenger is. You would think that the Thor art would have been released first.
Nevertheless, compared to the original pic of Chris Hemsworth in Thor garb, and it looks exactly as the concept art does, so no real new news there. That came 9 months after we originally reported that Hemsworth, a relative unknown, would be starring in Thor. So, we are coming full circle in about a year’s time. I’m not overly impressed with the pics, primarily the hammer, but I guess they could be worse?!? They’re not awful but not particularly exciting or inventive either. Share your thoughts in the comments below the pics. I am curious to know if these do anything for you, one way or another.
Posted on 30 April 2010.
Today Yahoo posted the first pic from Paramount/Marvel of Chris Hemsworth in full Thor regalia. The Film Nest has been all over the upcoming movie, due to drop in May of next year, with tons of casting news taking place including Natalie Portman’s casting in the film as the love interest, ditto for Anthony Hopkins as Thor’s father Odin, and of course, the star Hemsworth. I am not sure what to make of this photo. I guess he looks cool, but it’s only a snippet of being able to see everything, so ultimately, its merely something to whet the appetite at this juncture. Still, it’s something to keep Thor abuzz as we close in on Iron Man 2, which is set to be released next week. Marvel keeps it moving. Let me know what you think of the pic. Anything interesting going on there or not? Later.