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

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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

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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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It’s been slow on the casting front since late December, when Hollywood pretty much shut down for the holidays. Now that everyone is back to work things are picking up slowly.

Christina Ricci has joined the cast of Bel Ami, which already stars Robert Pattinson and Uma Thurman. Based on Guy de Maupassant‘s short story ‘Bel Ami,’ the film will follow George Duroy (Pattinson), a young journalist who rose from poverty to become one of the most successful men in Paris via the ruthless and calculating bedding of the city’s most glamorous and influential women. Kristin Scott Thomas is also in the cast. Filming starts next month in Paris. [Production Weekly]

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What Role Will Kat Dennings Play In Thor? We Know!

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Yesterday, Natalie Portman let it slip that Kat Dennings had been cast in Kenneth Branagh‘s adaptation of the Marvel comic book Thor. Portman didn’t reveal what character Dennings would play in the film, and The Hollywood Reporter, who was quick to confirm the report, was unable to uncover any further details.

Portman is playing Jane Foster, nurse to Thor’s human alter-ego Donald Blake, and Jaimie Alexander is the Asgardian warrior Sif, so what role could Dennings play? Earlier today we played the guessing game, with readers suggesting The Enchantress Amora and Hela, the Asgardian goddess of death, as the top choices. We now have a much better idea which character Dennings will be playing on the big screen. What role does she play? Details after the jump.

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Kat Dennings Joins Thor, But Who Will She Play?

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Just when you thought you had learned the complete cast of the big screen adaptation of Marvel’s Thor, we learn one last surprise. Thor star Natalie Portman accidentally revealed to MTV that her “good friend” “amazing actress” Kat Dennings has been cast in Kenneth Branagh adaptation. Portman didn’t reveal what character Dennings would play in the film. Portman is playing Jane Foster, nurse to Thor’s human alter-ego Donald Blake, and Jaimie Alexander is the Asgardian warrior Sif, so what role could Dennings play? We have a couple ideas after the jump.

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TIFF Movie Review: Defendor

Defendor

Peter Stebbings feature directing debut Defendor 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. Defendor successfully attempts to both subvert and inhabit the superhero genre in a much MUCH different way than Matthew Vaughn’s upcoming adaptation of Kick-Ass.

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