There’s some bad and some good in today’s TV Bits, but I’d say there’s more of the latter — more Shameless, more Homeland, more Jennifer Coolidge, and Olga Kurylenko in late ’50s Miami all count as pluses, right? After the jump:

  • Showtime’s Shameless get a Season 2 trailer — and invites fans to play Truth or Dare with one of the characters
  • Starz debuts a trailer for Magic City, starring Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Olga Kurylenko, and Danny Huston
  • CBS gives full season orders to Unforgettable and Person of Interest
  • Showtime renews freshman series Homeland
  • Jennifer Coolidge signs on for CBS’ 2 Broke Girls
  • Jenna Elfman boards the fifth season of DirecTV’s Damages
  • Starz’ Boss loses its two showrunners
  • ABC’s Pan Am gets a new showrunner

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Video Blog Reaction: ‘Thor’

Marvel’s latest film Thor won’t hit theaters in the US until May 6th, but it is gearing up to be released in the UK and other international territories on April 27th. So you can expect to see a flood of international reviews this coming week. But you won’t have to wait a couple weeks to learn what I thought of the movie, as I was part of a handful of domestic critics that screened the movie this week. We had the opportunity to screen a final print of the film, in full 3D. After the jump you will find a video blog reaction I recorded immediately following the screening with Frosty from Collider, as well as a couple notes.

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Apparently today is trailer Thursday as several brand new trailers have made their way online. The next one, and probably not the last, is Daydream Nation, an indie-rock influenced teen drama, described by Variety as “Juno as reimagined by David Lynch, or a funnier, sunnier Donnie Darko.” It stars Kat Dennings (Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist, Thor) as the new girl in town who ends up falling for one of her teachers, played by Josh Lucas (A Beautiful Mind, Poseidon). Written and directed by Michael Goldbach, the film is scheduled for a release in New York and Los Angeles on May 6 followed by a release on DVD and Blu-ray May 17. We ran a trailer for the film almost a year ago but now that it’s actually coming out, we figured you might like to see the official one. Read More »

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.


“The year this story takes place is the year nearly everything happened to me. It was the year I spent nearly all of my time having great sex with Mr. Anderson, my by-far favorite teacher.”

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 »

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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 »