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Thor: Ragnarok [Official Movie Trailer]

This teaser of the newest Marvel movie just gave me some serious nerdgasm. I am quite sure this will not suck cos Marvel CAN’T FAIL! Continue reading Thor: Ragnarok [Official Movie Trailer]

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Movie Review: THOR: THE DARK WORLD

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And so the second phase of the Marvel universe continues with this Asgardian God and his second solo outing onscreen.  Thor: The Dark World continues the adventures of Thor (Chris Hemsworth), the Mighty Avenger, two years (more or less) after The Avengers saved the world.  This time, he is going solo as he tries to save the Earth and all the Nine Realms from a shadowy ancient race led by a mysterious, vengeful enemy named Malekith (Christopher Eccelston), who keeps his eyes on a deadly yet powerful Aether, which unwittingly possessed by Thor’s human love interest Jane Foster (Natalie Portman).  Faced with an enemy that even Odin and Asgard cannot handle, Thor must do something, embarking on his most perilous journey yet, something that eventually forces him to team up with his black-sheep of a brother Loki (Tom Hiddleston) in order to save the universe from the forces of evil.

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The sequel, Thor: The Dark World has found a new person at the helm, Alan Taylor, after previous unlikely director, Kenneth Branagh, left the production due to simple time constraints.  Branagh almost made the first one a disaster, good thing Thor (the first) managed to pull it off in a grandiose spectacle.  This time, Taylor (with TV directorial works that include Mad Men, Game of Thrones, and Nurse Jackie) proves to improve what has left on the first one with a more solid plot, though too generic, with several funny dialogues, leaving the audience greatly entertained.

 

At times, this film soars with fine work coming from the returning cast, not to mention some pretty badass action sequences to entice the viewers, but at times the movie is overly reliant on special effects that are too unimaginative, it looks like we have seen it all before.

 

The god-like individual who doesn’t act like one, Thor seems dense and weak against his opponents, as well as his allies.  Was he supposed to be invincible?  To me, Thor looked pathetic, trying to figure out where to put his hammer when he enters an apartment on Earth, or when he takes a freaking subway to his next destination.  I know, I know, they’re intended for a nice touch of humor and should not be taken seriously, but I guess I was expecting Thor to be a lot tougher than that.

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 The saving grace of the movie was indeed Tom Hiddleston.  I love his character!  Mysterious and likable, Loki stood out from the rest and completely stole the whole movie that his presence made Thor look pale in comparison.

 

It may not be the best movie coming from the Marvel universe, Thor: The Dark World is still watchable and entertaining to say the least, with plenty of humor and heart-thumping action that fans have come to expect.  And if you haven’t seen it, don’t forget to wait for the almost-staple end-credits video that features a new character that will open up a new storyline in the galaxy (See what I just did there?).

 

3.5 out of 5 stars.

Thor: The Dark World [Official Movie Trailer 2]

Aside from the new teaser poster shown above, here’s the second Thor: The Dark World teaser, which features more Loki!

Thor battles an ancient race of Dark Elves led by the vengeful Malekith who threatens to plunge the universe back into darkness after the events of The Avengers.

 

Release Date: 8 November 2013
Genre: Action | Adventure | Fantasy

Cast: Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Anthony Hopkins
Directors: Alan Taylor
Writer: Don Payne, Christopher Yost
Studio: Walt Disney Pictures

 

People’s Choice Awards 2013 Winners’ List

It’s a feast at the Capitol as “The Hunger Games” emerged as the top victor at the recently concluded People’s Choice Awards.

The Hunger Games was named Favorite Movie and Favorite Movie Franchise, while lead actors Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, and Liam Hemsworth collectively won Favorite On-Screen Chemistry.  Lawrence also won Favorite Movie Actress and Favorite Face of Heroism.

Katy Perry was also a big winner, garnering three awards.  But the biggest surprise of all was when X Factor USA won Favorite Reality Competition Show beating out relatively better shows like American Idol and The Voice.  Demi Lovato also received the Favorite Celebrity Judge award.  Probably Demi’s fans went berserk and voted for her and her show multiple times.  Here are the rest of the winners:

 

Favorite Movie:

  • “The Amazing Spider-Man”
  • “The Avengers”
  • “The Dark Knight Rises”
  • “The Hunger Games” – WINNER
  • “Snow White and the Huntsman”

 

Favorite Movie Actor:

  • Channing Tatum
  • Johnny Depp
  • Joseph Gordon-Levitt
  • Robert Downey, Jr. – WINNER
  • Will Smith

 

Favorite Movie Actress:

  • Anne Hathaway
  • Emma Stone
  • Jennifer Lawrence – WINNER
  • Mila Kunis
  • Scarlett Johansson

 

Favorite Movie Icon:

  • Emma Thompson
  • Maggie Smith
  • Meryl Streep – WINNER
  • Michelle Pfeiffer
  • Susan Sarandon

 

Favorite Action Movie:

  • “The Amazing Spider-Man”
  • “The Avengers”
  • “The Dark Knight Rises”
  • “The Hunger Games” – WINNER
  • “Men in Black 3”

 

Favorite Action Movie Star:

  • Chris Evans
  • Chris Hemsworth – WINNER
  • Christian Bale
  • Robert Downey, Jr.
  • Will Smith

 

Favorite Face of Heroism:

  • Anne Hathaway, “The Dark Knight Rises”
  • Emma Stone, “The Amazing Spider-Man”
  • Jennifer Lawrence, “The Hunger Games” – WINNER
  • Kristen Stewart, “Snow White and the Huntsman”
  • Scarlett Johansson, “The Avengers”

 

Favorite Comedic Movie:

  • “21 Jump Street”
  • “Dark Shadows”
  • “Pitch Perfect”
  • “Ted” – WINNER [Yes!]
  • “What to Expect When You’re Expecting”

 

Favorite Comedic Actor:

  • Adam Sandler – WINNER
  • Ben Stiller
  • Channing Tatum
  • Will Ferrell
  • Zach Galifianakis

 

Favorite Comedic Actress:

  • Cameron Diaz
  • Emily Blunt
  • Jennifer Aniston – WINNER
  • Mila Kunis
  • Reese Witherspoon

 

Favorite Dramatic Movie:

  • “Argo”
  • “The Lucky One”
  • “Magic Mike”
  • “The Perks of Being a Wallflower” – WINNER [HELL YEAH!]
  • “The Vow”

 

Favorite Dramatic Movie Actor:

  • Bradley Cooper
  • Channing Tatum
  • Jake Gyllenhaal
  • Liam Neeson
  • Zac Efron – WINNER

 

Favorite Dramatic Movie Actress:

  • Charlize Theron
  • Emma Watson – WINNER
  • Keira Knightley
  • Meryl Streep
  • Rachel McAdams

 

Favorite Movie Franchise:

  • “The Avengers”
  • “The Dark Knight”
  • “The Hunger Games” – WINNER
  • “Madagascar”
  • “Spider-Man”

 

Favorite Movie Superhero:

  • Andrew Garfield as Spider-Man
  • Chris Evans as Captain America
  • Chris Hemsworth as Thor
  • Christian Bale as Batman
  • Robert Downey, Jr. as Iron Man – WINNER

 

Favorite On-Screen Chemistry:

  • Emma Stone / Andrew Garfield, “The Amazing Spider-Man”
  • Jennifer Lawrence / Josh Hutcherson / Liam Hemsworth, “The Hunger Games” – WINNERS
  • Kristen Stewart / Chris Hemsworth, “Snow White and the Huntsman”
  • Rachel McAdams / Channing Tatum, “The Vow”
  • Scarlett Johansson / Jeremy Renner, “The Avengers”

 

Favorite Movie Fan Following:

  • Potterheads, “Harry Potter”
  • Ringers, “The Lord of the Rings”
  • Rum Runners, “Pirates of the Caribbean”
  • Tributes, “The Hunger Games”
  • Twihards, “Twilight” – WINNER

 

Favorite Network TV Comedy:

  • “The Big Bang Theory” – WINNER [Stiff competition! Either way I’m happy!]
  • “Glee”
  • “How I Met Your Mother”
  • “Modern Family”
  • “New Girl”

 

Favorite Network TV Drama:

  • “Gossip Girl”
  • “Grey’s Anatomy” – WINNER
  • “Grimm”
  • “Once Upon A Time”
  • “Revenge”

 

Favorite Cable TV Comedy:

  • “Awkward” – WINNER [Oh yeah! You’re welcome!]
  • “Hot In Cleveland”
  • “It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia”
  • “Melissa & Joey”
  • “Psych”

 

Favorite Cable TV Drama:

  • “Burn Notice”
  • “Leverage” – WINNER [No! I wanted The Walking Dead to win!]
  • “Pretty Little Liars”
  • “The Walking Dead”
  • “White Collar”

 

Favorite Premium Cable TV Show:

  • “Dexter”
  • “Game of Thrones”
  • “Homeland”
  • “Spartacus”
  • “True Blood” – WINNER [I would be happier if Homeland or GoT won, but I’m still happy for True Blood]

 

Favorite TV Crime Drama

  • “Bones”
  • “Castle” – WINNER
  • “Criminal Minds”
  • “CSI”
  • “NCIS”

 

Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Show:

  • “Doctor Who”
  • “Once Upon A Time”
  • “Supernatural” – WINNER [THE WALKING DEAD SHOULD HAVE WON!]
  • “The Vampire Diaries”
  • “The Walking Dead”

 

Favorite Comedic TV Actor:

  • Chris Colfer – WINNER [Glee’s still relevant!]
  • Jesse Tyler Ferguson
  • Jim Parsons
  • Neil Patrick Harris
  • Ty Burrell

 

Favorite Comedic TV Actress:

  • Jane Lynch
  • Kaley Cuoco
  • Lea Michele – WINNER [I’m a proud GLEEK!]
  • Sofia Vergara
  • Zooey Deschanel

 

Favorite Dramatic TV Actor:

  • Ian Somerhalder
  • Jared Padalecki
  • Jensen Ackles
  • Nathan Fillion – WINNER
  • Paul Wesley

 

Favorite Dramatic TV Actress:

  • Ellen Pompeo – WINNER
  • Emily Deschanel
  • Ginnifer Goodwin
  • Nina Dobrev
  • Stana Katic

 

Favorite Daytime TV Host:

  • George Stephanopoulos, Josh Elliott, Lara Spencer, Robin Roberts, Sam Champion, “Good Morning America”
  • Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan, “Live with Kelly & Michael”
  • Ellen DeGeneres, “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” – WINNER [No Brainer!]
  • Al Roker, Savannah Guthrie, Matt Lauer, Natalie Morales, “The Today Show”
  • Barbara Walters, Elisabeth Hasselbeck, Joy Behar, Sherri Shepherd, Whoopi Goldberg, “The View”

 

Favorite Late Night Talk Show Host:

  • Chelsea Handler
  • Conan O’Brien
  • David Letterman
  • Jimmy Fallon – WINNER
  • Jimmy Kimmel

 

Favorite New Talk Show Host:

  • Jeff Probst
  • Katie Couric
  • Michael Strahan
  • Ricki Lake
  • Steve Harvey – WINNER

 

Favorite Competition TV Show:

  • “American Idol”
  • “America’s Got Talent”
  • “Dancing with the Stars”
  • “The Voice”
  • “The X Factor” – WINNER [WTF?]

 

Favorite Celebrity Judge:

  • Adam Levine
  • Britney Spears
  • Christina Aguilera
  • Demi Lovato – WINNER [STFU!]
  • Jennifer Lopez

 

Favorite TV Fan Following:

  • Gleeks, “Glee”
  • Little Liars, “Pretty Little Liars”
  • Oncers, “Once Upon A Time”
  • SPNFamily, “Supernatural” – WINNER
  • TVDFamily, “The Vampire Diaries”

 

Favorite New TV Comedy:

  • “Ben & Kate”
  • “Go On”
  • “Guys With Kids”
  • “The Mindy Project”
  • “The Neighbors”
  • “The New Normal” – WINNER
  • “Partners”

 

Favorite New TV Drama:

  • “666 Park Avenue”
  • “Arrow”
  • Beauty & The Beast” – WINNER
  • “Chicago Fire”
  • “Elementary”
  • “Emily Owens, M.D.”
  • “Last Resort”
  • “The Mob Doctor”
  • “Nashville”
  • “Revolution”
  • “Vegas”

 

Favorite Male Artist:

  • Blake Shelton
  • Chris Brown
  • Jason Mraz – WINNER
  • Justin Bieber
  • Usher

 

Favorite Female Artist:

  • Adele
  • Carrie Underwood
  • Katy Perry – WINNER
  • P!nk
  • Taylor Swift

 

Favorite Pop Artist:

  • Adele
  • Demi Lovato
  • Justin Bieber
  • Katy Perry – WINNER
  • P!nk

 

Favorite Hip Hop Artist:

  • Drake
  • Flo Rida
  • Jay-Z
  • Nicki Minaj – WINNER
  • Pitbull

 

Favorite R&B Artist:

  • Alicia Keys
  • Beyoncé
  • Bruno Mars
  • Rihanna – WINNER
  • Usher

 

Favorite Band:

  • Green Day
  • Linkin Park
  • Maroon 5 – WINNER
  • No Doubt
  • Train

 

Favorite Country Artist:

  • Blake Shelton
  • Carrie Underwood
  • Jason Aldean
  • Taylor Swift – WINNER
  • Tim McGraw

 

Favorite Breakout Artist:

  • Carly Rae Jepsen
  • Fun.
  • Gotye
  • One Direction
  • The Wanted – WINNER [Whut? I thought 1D had it in the bag]

 

Favorite Song:

  • “Call Me Maybe,” Carly Rae Jepsen
  • “One More Night,” Maroon 5
  • “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together,” Taylor Swift
  • “We Are Young,” Fun. ft. Janelle Monae
  • “What Makes You Beautiful,” One Direction – WINNER

 

Favorite Album:

  • Believe, Justin Bieber
  • Blown Away, Carrie Underwood
  • Overexposed, Maroon 5
  • Some Nights, Fun.
  • Up All Night, One Direction – WINNER

 

Favorite Music Video:

  • Boyfriend, Justin Bieber
  • Call Me Maybe, Carly Rae Jepsen
  • Gangnam Style, Psy
  • Part of Me, Katy Perry – WINNER
  • Payphone, Maroon 5

 

Favorite Music Fan Following:

  • Beliebers, Justin Bieber
  • Directioners, One Direction
  • KatyCats, Katy Perry – WINNER [This one’s cool.  They bested out the Beliebers and the Directioners!]
  • Lovatics, Demi Lovato
  • Selenators, Selena Gomez
People’s Voice Award – Christina Aguilera
Favorite Humanitarian – Sandra Bullock

 

Movie Review: THE CABIN IN THE WOODS

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Because I wasn’t able to watch a new movie last week, I will now write about a movie that is coming out on DVD this month (September 18 2012 to be exact), The Cabin In The Woods.

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Directed by Drew Goddard (from Cloverfield fame), and written by Joss Whedon (who also directed Marvel’s The Avengers), The Cabin In The Woods is about five friends who went to a remote cabin in the woods, and of course, bad things happen.  But wait, if you think you know this story, think again.

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I did not totally expect that the story went in that direction.  I thought that this movie is another cliché-filled slasher flick.  Damn I was so wrong.  This is a mind blowing horror film that turns the genre inside out.

It’s good to see Chris Hemsworth doing something normal and human, and not as God-like as Thor.  The other relatively-unknown cast-members were ok as well.

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I think that The Cabin In The Woods is an instant horror classic that can sit right next to other modern classic horror flicks such as Insidious, Drag Me To Hell, and The Loved Ones.

4.0 out of 5