Posted on Friday, November 20th, 2015 by Angie Han
Everyone knows the tale of Moby-Dick, but far fewer people know that it was inspired by a true story. And it’s that true story which serves as the basis of Ron Howard‘s new movie, In the Heart of the Sea. In 1820, a whaling ship called the Essex was destroyed after an encounter with a massive whale, leaving the crew — including captain George Pollard (played by Benjamin Walker in the movie), first mate Owen Chase (Chris Hemsworth), and cabin boy Thomas Nickerson (Tom Holland) stranded thousands of miles off the coast of South America. Howard’s film chronicles the desperation and despair that followed.
Nearly two years ago, I and several other journalists embarked on our own, much more pleasant, and far less eventful journey across the ocean to the London set of In the Heart of the Sea. On set, however, it was difficult to tell we were in London, or for that matter the year 2015, at all — we walked right onto a detailed life-size replica of a busy street in 19th century Nantucket. The irony that we American journalists had had to travel 3,500 miles to visit a fake version of an island located just 300 miles from New York was not lost on us. Read More »
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Posted on Wednesday, November 18th, 2015 by Jack Giroux
The full trailer for The Huntsman: Winter’s War debuts next week, but in the meantime, Universal has released a teaser for the trailer. The sequel/spinoff features an excellent cast, which is why, after the underwhelming first film, Snow White and the Huntsman, this might actually be worth seeing.
After the jump, watch a whopping 15 seconds from The Huntsman: Winter’s War.
UPDATE: Shortly after we shared the first The Huntsman teaser, the first full-length The Huntsman trailer went up. Watch it below.
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We’ve got one more episode of Saturday Night Live left in November with Matthew McConaughey taking the stage of Studio 8H as host (Elizabeth Banks just hosted this past weekend for a great episode), but it looks like December is going to send the sketch show out of 2015 with a bang.
Tina Fey and Amy Poehler will be hosting the final episode of the year on December 19th — just in time to promote their comedy Sisters, which is going up against Star Wars: The Force Awakens to serve as counter-programming for those who don’t care about Jedi or Wookiees. And joining them will be the Boss himself, Bruce Springsteen, as musical guest.
But they’re not the only ones hitting SNL in December. A Marvel superhero and a gifted driver will be hosting as well. Read More »
Posted on Monday, November 16th, 2015 by Angie Han
Universal ditched the Snow White half of Snow White and the Huntsman some time ago, but the Huntsman will be back next year headlining his very own movie. And as of today, that movie has a new title, a new synopsis, and four first-look promotional images.
The Huntsman: Winter’s War has dished out four new character posters featuring Chris Hemsworth, Charlize Theron, Emily Blunt, and Jessica Chastain, or, as I think of them, “Thor and three people the internet wishes would play Captain Marvel.” Get your The Huntsman first look after the jump. Read More »
Who is that dressed up as The Joker above? What do you need to know about Jessica Jones before the Netflix series debuts? Where can you watch the Supergirl pilot for free? What would Alan Tudyk look like as Blue Beetle? How can you get a full refund if you bought Batman: Arkham Knight on PC? What might Iron Man‘s new armor look like in Captain America: Civil War? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »
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“Call me Ishmael” isn’t a line from Kingpin, but rather the iconic opening text from the classic novel Moby Dick. And this line finally graces the screen in the final In the Heart of the Sea trailer, the adaptation of the true story that inspired Herman Melville’s 1851 novel.
Chris Hemsworth (The Avengers, Thor: The Dark World) has the lead role as first mate Owen Chase on the whaling ship Essex, which clearly is going to have a rough time at sea when this giant sea mammal learns that the crew has been killing all its friends. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, October 29th, 2015 by Angie Han
Whether Thor: Ragnarok will explore the relationship between Bruce Banner and the Hulk remains to be seen, but it’ll definitely dig into the friendship between Bruce Banner and Thor (played by Chris Hemsworth). Mark Ruffalo described the upcoming Marvel movie as “a buddy picture” of sorts, albeit one featuring some superpowered showdowns. Read his Thor Ragnarok buddy movie comments after the jump. Read More »
Just recently it was confirmed that the next time we’ll see The Incredible Hulk will be in Thor: Ragnarok, the third film in the God of Thunder’s own film franchise from Marvel Studios. It will mark the first time we see Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner and the big guy outside of The Avengers franchise, but we’re not entirely sure what role he’ll have in the sequel’s story.
But in a recent interview at the GQ’s The Gentlemen’s Fun Awards in New York City, Ruffalo proposed his own idea for what he would like to see happen with the mean green machine on the big screen and it involves a Bruce Banner Hulk separation. Read More »
What does Chris Hemsworth say about shooting Thor: Ragnarok in Australia? Who is Jeb Bush‘s favorite Marvel superhero? Why does David S. Goyer think Constantine was a mistake, and what does he think after seeing Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice? Which That 70s Show cast member joined Agent Carter? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »