Hot on the heels of Thor footage being shown at CinemaCon, Marvel Studios and Paramount have released the first clip from the film. It’s a minute-long scene that takes place immediately after Thor (Chris Hemsworth) is found on Earth by Jane Foster (Natalie Portman), Darcy (Kat Dennings) and their professor (Stellan Skarsgard). Some of this has been seen in trailers, so even if you’re trying not to see too much of the film, this clip isn’t terribly spoilerish.

What is quite spoilerish is the other half of this article, which concerns a character that makes a small appearance in the film. We’ve got details from CinemaCon, after the break. Read More »

Marvel Studios and Paramount will be unleashing Thor upon the world in just under two months — the film opens on May 6 — and we could well see another chunk or two of the film released to the public before opening day. In the meantime, check out the French trailer for the film, which offers a couple of very slight new visions that didn’t make it into the last couple domestic trailers. Read More »

What is Page 2? Page 2 is a compilation of stories and news tidbits, which for whatever reason, didn’t make the front page of /Film. After the jump we’ve included 40 different items, fun images, videos, casting tidbits, articles of interest and more. It’s like a mystery grab bag of movie web related goodness. If you have any interesting items that we might’ve missed that you think should go in /Film’s Page 2 – email us!

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‘Thor’ Trailer

In late July we saw a leaked version of the Comic Con trailer for Thor. The very unofficial release spread like wildfire, but Marvel Studios managed to scrub it away from many corners of the web.

Now the official trailer release is out, and you can see it after the break. Read More »

Briefly: Here’s your WTF cast of the week: the indie drama Lives of the Saints is about to shoot next month with the following cast lined up:  Meg Ryan, Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, John Lithgow, Joe Anderson and Kat Dennings. The picture follows “intertwining story lines about a group of Angelinos seeking redemption for past mistakes,” according to THR.

Chris Rossi wrote and will direct the film, and I can’t wait to see how these various actors’ storylines will actually intersect. Visions of Crash float into mind. (The bad one — the Paul Haggis film — that is. I’ll never get over having to distinguish between that and the David Cronenberg movie.) Perhaps we can get a special edition DVD that allows viewers to select only specific storylines featuring the actors they like? I’d choose John Lithgow and Kat Dennings, but that’s probably obvious.

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We haven’t known too much about Daydream Nation, the indie named after a Sonic Youth record, which stars Kat Dennings and Josh Lucas. We talked briefly about the casting when it cropped up, but now that the film is close to premiering at the Toronto Film Fest, there’s a trailer and some more info. Read More »


Marvel finally unveiled moving images from  Thor today at the studio’s panel in Hall H at the San Diego Comic Con. Director Kenneth Branagh took the stage with Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Kat Dennings, Clark Gregg and Tom Hiddleston. They didn’t reveal much about the film we didn’t already know, but did twice show a trailer.

First up, because I have to get this out of the way: the trailer was shown in 3D, and it was pointless. Just as with The Last Airbender, a great many shots looked like they were barely in 3D at all, and even the most processed shots didn’t particularly benefit from the conversion. Beyond that, I thought the film looked a lot better than we’d been afraid it might. Hit the jump for a full trailer description. Read More »

Robert Rodriguez

Sin City/Planet Terror/From Dusk Till Dawn helmer Robert Rodriguez recently directed a music video for fellow Austin-based musician Bob Schneider‘s “40 Dogs (Like Romeo and Juliet),” the first single off Schneider’s latest album “Lovely Creatures.” The video stars Kat Dennings, who is probably best known from Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist and her small role in The 40-Year-Old Virgin, but she previously worked with Robert on his family film Shorts. The video was shot over a weekend around the streets of Austin. Watch the video now embedded after the jump thanks to IFC.
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Plot Synopsis Revealed for Marvel’s Thor


Paramount Pictures and Marvel Entertainment have released an updated official plot synopsis for the big screen adaptation of Thor, along with preliminary credits. No huge surprises, but a few confirmations. All the information is included, after the jump.
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Official Defendor Movie Trailer


Written and directed by Peter Stebbings, and starring Woody Harrelson and Kat Dennings, Defendor is a superhero dramedy which centers around three characters: an everyday guy who comes to believe he’s a superhero, his psychiatrist, and the teenager prostitute he befriends. It’s part Kick-Ass, part Sopranos, and part Kpax. I screened the film at the premiere at the 2009 Toronto International Film Festival and can tell you that it is not your typical superhero movie. Actually, it features no super powers, and the vigilantism is more Home Alone than Death Wish. It’s a character piece with both dramatic and comic elements. It is worth checking out, but not worth going out of your way to see (ie I’d reccomend netflixing the home video release). We now have an official trailer for the film, embedded after the jump.

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