Annihilation behind the scenes

Alex Garland‘s Ex Machina follow-up Annihilation, adapted from the first book in Jeff VanderMeer‘s Southern Reach Trilogy, looks incredible. But behind-the-scenes, one of the film’s producers has been concerned that Garland’s adaptation might be too intelligent for average moviegoers to grasp some of the film’s weirder, more complicated elements. The Annihilation behind-the-scenes issues have resulted in an unprecedented deal with Netflix.

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Marvel Cinematic Universe Actresses

Around the time the cast of Thor: Ragnarok was making the publicity rounds for the Marvel Studios sequel, cast member Tessa Thompson revealed that she and the rest of the female stars of the Marvel Cinematic Universe talked to Kevin Feige about a possible all-female superhero team-up movie. Tessa Thompson explained:

“Recently, I marched up with a couple of other women that work in Marvel and we went to Kevin, ‘What about a movie with some female super heroes? Like all of them?'”

Kevin Feige quickly agreed to this idea, but we’ll be waiting at least a few years before that movie gets off the ground. In the meantime, we can imagine what it might be like with a new photo of almost all the Marvel Cinematic Universe actresses together for the first time ever. Read More »

saga movie

Tessa Thompson is the brightest spot in Thor: Ragnarok, a movie that feels like it’s composed of nothing but bright spots. But the star of Creed, Westworld, and Dear White People has another comic on her mind: Saga. The actress revealed herself to be a fan of Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples‘ brilliant adults-only space opera on social media, opening up a vortex of people saying “Tessa Thompson should star in a Saga movie!”

Unfortunately, you probably shouldn’t get your hopes up. A Saga movie is unlikely to come around anytime soon.

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thor ragnarok box office

Have you heard of this little indie movie company called Marvel Studios? I think they’re going places. Case in point: their latest small, art-house film Thor: Ragnarok just cleaned up at the box office. The successful Thor: Ragnarok box office intake is good news for Marvel and even better news for the film’s director, Taika Waititi, who should probably have free rein to make whatever film he wants now.

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Thor Ragnarok Spoiler Review

(In our Spoiler Reviews, we take a deep dive into a new release and get to the heart of what makes it tick…and every story point is up for discussion. In this entry: Taika Waititi’s Thor: Ragnarok.)

No one would ever accuse the Marvel Cinematic Universe of being dark and serious, but with Thor: Ragnarok, Marvel goes into full-comedy mode, crafting their funniest film to date. Perhaps finally realizing how inconsequential and dry the Thor films have been, Marvel hired What We Do in the Shadows and Hunt for the Wilderpeople director Taika Waititi and let him go wild. The results are laugh-out-loud funny, albeit with a caveat: Thor: Ragnarok cares more about landing a great punchline or sight-gag than it does about plot. 

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Thor Ragnarok Scene Breakdown - Morning Watch

(The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.)

In this special Thor: Ragnarok edition, check out a rundown of a bunch of Easter eggs and comic references from the latest Marvel Studios sequel. Plus, dig into some of the deleted/alternate scenes and unused concepts, and watch director Taika Waititi break down an action sequence involving Thor and Loki. Read More »

Thor Ragnarok Deleted Scene

Thor: Ragnarok is in theaters now, and it will have no problem taking the top spot at the box office. With director Taika Waititi behind the camera, the franchise steered hard into comedic territory, even more than audiences have come to expect from the Marvel Studios superhero movies. But Thor: Ragnarok almost headed into John Hughes territory with a sequence that ended up getting axed.

In a recent interview, Taika Waititi revealed that Thor: Ragnarok almost included a flashback to an adolescent Thor and Loki in a 1980s-style version of Asgard. That sounds awesome in itself, but at this time, we would have also seen Thor as a chubby little kid and Loki as an emo outcast. Find out more about the Thor: Ragnarok deleted scene below, but beware of a minor spoiler for the movie. Read More »

Thor Ragnarok 4D

Thor: Ragnarok is now playing in theaters everywhere. It’s fun! And the main source of all that fun is the incredibly likable, charismatic cast that director Taika Waititi has assembled for the film. At a recent screening of  Thor: Ragnarok, the cast got together to act out the movie, live for a goofy presentation called Thor Ragnarok 4D! It looks like it was very entertaining, even though it includes a heavy dose of James Corden.

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Valkyrie Bisexual

Tessa Thompson made headlines recently when she said that her character Valkyrie in Thor: Ragnarok was bisexual, making her the very first the first LGBTQI character in Marvel Studios history. Yet anyone hoping for a scene in the film that undeniably confirms this revelation is going to be disappointed – Valkyrie’s bisexuality never comes up. In a recent interview, however, Thompson reveals that a scene was shot that did confirm that Valkyrie is bisexual, but it didn’t make it into the final film.

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Thor: Ragnarok Sneak Peek Video

We’ve already seen plenty from Thor: Ragnarok thanks to the trailers released by Marvel Studios, not to mention the featurette introducing The Revengers, a TV spot highlighting the strongest Avenger, and a clip giving us a taste of The Grandmaster. But now that the movie is under a week away from hitting theaters in the United States, we’re getting to the point that too much footage is being shown, and more arrives everyday.

If you’re already on board to see Thor: Ragnarok, then we recommend that you stay away from the latest sneak peek video released online. Most of it features extended moments from the TV spots and trailers we’ve already seen, but there are also plenty of new moments that would be much better left out of sight and mind as we wait for the movie to arrive, including one particular action sequence from towards the end of the movie. Watch the Thor: Ragnarok sneak peek video if you dare, but you’ve been warned. Read More »