extraction 2

After a record-setting debut on Netflix, the streamer is already moving forward with Extraction 2Joe Russo, who penned the first Extraction, has closed a deal with Netflix to write a second installment in the new action franchise. But Russo teases that the follow-up to Extraction could be either a sequel or a prequel.

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Avengers Virtual Reunion

Even though they couldn’t happen with a huge audience like they usually do, the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards still announced their 2020 winners with a virtual show. During the ceremony, Avengers: Endgame was announced as the winner for Favorite Movie, and to celebrate, all six of the original Avengers reunited virtually to accept the award and make a handful of playful references to the Marvel Cinematic Universe film franchise. Watch the Avengers virtual reunion below. Read More »

VFX Artists React to His Dark Materials

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 edition, watch as the visual effects artists from Corridor Crew take a look at the impressive work from HBO’s series adaptation of His Dark Materials, as well as the feature film The Golden Compass, and more. Plus, director Sam Hargrave breaks down a scene from his new Netflix movie Extraction and gets some help from his leading man Chris Hemsworth, and Futurama star John DiMaggio improvises voices for new animated characters on the spot. Read More »

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse Release Date

Almost all the news about movies nowadays is about release dates being pushed back due to the shutdown of production during the coronavirus pandemic and also the closure of nearly all movie theaters around the United States. Marvel Studios recently made some big changes to their schedule over the next couple years, but apparently that wasn’t enough. Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness has been pushed back again, this time into the spring of 2022, and Spider-Man 3 has shifted too. Meanwhile, Thor: Love & Thunder has been bumped up just a bit. Read More »

love and thunder script

Thor: Ragnarok ended up being the best Thor movie because it was willing to cut loose, embrace humor, and take some risks. But according to star Chris Hemsworth, we ain’t seen nothin’ yet. According to the actor, the script for Thor: Love and Thunder, the follow-up to Ragnarok, is even weirder and wilder than what came before.

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extraction review

“Sounds like some mythic shit!” So says Tyler Rake (Chris Hemsworth), the brooding hero of Extraction, when he’s tasked with his latest job. That’s actually a pretty wordy sentence for Tyler, who spends most of the film grumbling monosyllabically and silently shooting people. Lots and lots of people. In fact, Extraction might as well be retitled Chris Hemsworth Shoots People. Sadly, despite Tyler’s promise of some “mythic shit”, Extraction is little more than a predictable action-thriller – a film that gets by with some admittedly cool shoot outs and fights, but ultimately has nothing on its mind.

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extraction featurette

Despite the cultural impact that the Russo Brothers made with their majestic run in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, they’ve had difficulty drumming up buzz for the projects produced under their AGBO Films banner, even with popular Marvel stars leading the movies — Chadwick Boseman for 21 Bridges and now Chris Hemsworth for the upcoming Netflix thriller Extraction. But a new Extraction featurette released by Netflix may have just done enough to properly pique our interest. The behind-the-scenes featurette dives into the 12-minute long take, or “oner,” that Hemsworth calls “the most intense” thing he’s ever done.

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extraction trailer

The Russo brothers’ pick of projects following their monumental run at Marvel Studios have been on the garden-variety thriller side of things. But at least they got their Marvel heroes to headline these action thrillers. Following the Chadwick Boseman-starring 21 Bridges, the Russo brothers are re-teaming with their Avengers: Endgame star Chris Hemsworth for Extraction, a crime thriller written by Joe Russo, who also produces with his brother Anthony Russo under their AGBO banner. Watch the Extraction trailer below.

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Avengers Endgame

Not too long ago, Disney put up their awards consideration pages for the films they hope will land some nominations from the Oscars, Golden Globes and other important Hollywood organizations. When it came to Avengers: Endgame, the usual ambition was there for Best Picture, Best Director, and a slew of technical awards. But there was one surprising exclusion.

Robert Downey Jr. previously confirmed that he opted not to campaign for any acting awards for his farewell performance as Tony Stark in Avengers: Endgame. This was surprising to fans since his final turn as the genius, billionaire, playboy, philanthropist and superhero felt like a performance that may have been worthy of at least a nomination. It appears Disney agreed and whether or not Downey intends to campaign for an Oscar, they’re going to do it for him. Robert Downey Jr. is included in the addition of consideration for Best Supporting Actor and Best Supporting Actress categories that feature several other Avengers: Endgame cast members too. Read More »

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Planet Hulk Character in Thor Ragnarok

Thor: Ragnarok changed the trajectory of Marvel’s God of Thunder in a big way back in 2017. The franchise found new life with director Taika Waititi taking a hard turn into comedy and sending Chris Hemsworth to a more zany corner of the cosmic side of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and he even brought Mark Ruffalo as Hulk along with him. And when the filmmaker gets back behind the camera for Thor: Love and Thunder next year, it’s only going to get crazier. Read More »