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Jack Rico


2013/10/25 at 3:33pm

Photos: Red Carpet London Premiere of ‘Thor: The Dark World’

The sequel to Marvel’s THOR: THE DARK WORLD, which will be presented in Digital 3D and RealD, will be released November 8, 2013, but Marvel is already opening the movie in different parts of the world… like London! We have the photos of the red carpet London premiere. Check them out and tell us what you think! Read More

Jack Rico


2013/08/07 at 2:56pm

Watch: New Trailer for ‘Thor: The Dark World’

The second trailer for Marvel’s ‘Thor’ sequel, ‘Thor: The Dark World,’ is here. The new movie looks more polished than before, but still holds that trademark Marvel humor. Loki (Tom Hiddleston) seems to be a big part of the story line – why wouldn’t he? Every geek knows that Hiddleston is the most popular actor in the Marvel universe right now, even rivaling Robert Downey Jr! The movie will be released November 8th, 2013.

Check out the trailer and let us know what you think! Read More

Jack Rico


2012/04/17 at 12:00am

‘The Avengers’: New clips and featurettes!

'The Avengers': New clips and featurettes!

May 4th may become the greatest day for superheroe fans. Tis’ the day that ‘The Avengers‘ hits theaters in the USA in 3D. All your favorite superheroes in one movie, in what we hear is almost a 3 hour epic action adventure! 

So to get you geared up, we have for you 4 clips from the movie and 2 featurettes sure to make your head explode.

Here’s what you’re going to see in the following four clips: two focused on action and two on dialogue. On the action side, Black Widow kicks some ass, and Thor and Captain America make NYC their playground. On the dialogue side, Tony Stark and Loki go to a mano a mano verbal battle and Maria Hill and Nick Fury chatting about some issues.

Here’s the synopsis for those who have no clue of what the film is about:

Marvel Studios presents “Marvel’s The Avengers”—the Super Hero team up of a lifetime, featuring iconic Marvel Super Heroes IronMan, The Incredible Hulk, Thor, Captain America, Hawkeye and Black Widow. When an unexpected enemy emerges that threatens global safety and security, NickFury, Director of the international peacekeeping agency known as S.H.I.E.L.D., finds himself in need of a team to pull the world back from the brink of disaster. Spanning the globe, a daring recruitment effort begins.
Starring Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner and Tom Hiddleston, with Stellan Skarsgård and Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, and directed by Joss Whedon, “Marvel’s The Avengers” is based on the ever-popular Marvel comic book series “The Avengers,” first published in 1963 and a comics institution ever since. Prepare yourself for an exciting event movie, packed with action andspectacular special effects, when “Marvel’s The Avengers” assemble in summer 2012.
“Marvel’s The Avengers” is presented by Marvel Studios in association with Paramount Pictures. The film is being produced by Marvel Studios’ President Kevin Feige and executive produced by Alan Fine, Jon Favreau, Stan Lee, Louis D’Esposito, Patricia Whitcher, Victoria Alonso and Jeremy Latcham. The story is by Zak Penn and Joss Whedon and the screenplay is by Joss Whedon. The film releases May 4, 2012, and is distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures.

Jack Rico


2012/03/28 at 12:00am

‘The Avengers’: 6 new behind-the-scenes pictures

'The Avengers': 6 new behind-the-scenes pictures

After the colossal failure of ‘John Carter,’ Disney is still pushing its upcoming film, The Avengers’. This time, they have released six new images with some superhero action, but highlighting the work of director Joss Whedon.

The pictures describe the boss in action while talking with Mark Ruffalo (Hulk), Samuel L. Jackson (Nick Fury) and Chris Hemsworth (Thor). We also see him using the shield of Captain America, and other photos taken from his point of view as Iron Man getting ready for a scene, and Jeremy Renner (Hawkeye) shooting a villain in the air inside a studio.

Whedon will also most likely show up at the ‘The Avengers’ closing night premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival this year on April 28. The film will have its world premiere on April 11 in Los Angeles.

The Avengers brings together some of the greatest heroes the world has to face a threat that could end life on earth as we know it. The film stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Clark Gregg, Tom Hiddleston, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Samuel L. Jackson and Cobie Smulders.

The film opens on May 4.

Mack Chico


2011/05/16 at 12:00am

‘Thor’ is # 1 at the box office again

'Thor' is # 1 at the box office again

The film about the comic Norse god “Thor” continued to top the box office in its second weekend, followed by the comedy “Bridesmaids”.

The adventures of the son of King Odin, from the Marvel comics, raised $34.5 million in theaters in the United States and Canada and has a cumulative total of $120 million and counting.

Bridesmaids“, which features a battle between two women to arrange the marriage of their friend, comes in second with $24.4 million.

Fast and Furious 5“, starring Vin Diesel and Dwayne Johnson, was in third place with $19.5 million in its third week at the box office.

The horror movie of a priest hunting vampires, “Priest“, came in fourth, with 14.5 million in its first week in theaters.

The familiar “Rio” maintained its number five after five weeks in theaters, with $ 8 million RECAD this weekend and 125 million dollars since its release.

“Jumpig the Broom” about two African American families who are for a wedding, came in sixth place with $ 7.3 million.

Another romantic comedy, “Something Borrowed”, came in seventh place with $ 7 million, followed by “Water for Elephants” with 4.1 million dollars.

Close the box office this week, “Madea’s Big Happy Family”, with 2.2 million, and “Soul Surfer” with $ 1.8 million.

Jack Rico


2011/05/06 at 12:00am



Thor,’ the first Marvel superhero film of the year, debuts this weekend to high expectations from cinephiles to film executives. This film adaptation is faithful to the mythology of the comic book hero, has a well blend of humor and drama, is visually stunning, but stumbles through the end, and although it recovers, it does not manage to have a place in the pantheon of superhero classics such as ‘Superman II’ and ‘The Dark Knight.’ However, the film, mostly, is great popcorn fun and is worth spending the money to see, especially in IMAX 3D.

For those who have not had the pleasure of reading the comics of the blond Norse god, it centers around the mythical Thor (Chris Hemsworth), a powerful but arrogant warrior whose reckless actions against an old icy foe reignite an ancient war. He is then banished to Earth by his father Odin (Anthony Hopkins) and forced to live amongst the human race. But it is here where he faces the wrath of his evil brother Loki (Tom Hiddleston) who sends a nearly indestructible robot of Asgard to Earth. Thor must regain the strength of his thunderous hammer and discover what it takes to be a true hero.

‘Thor’ is by no means meant to be a masterpiece, nor is it intended to win Best Picture at the Oscars. The story written by a trio of writers has holes, some scenes are too long, and some are too short, such as the grand fight on Earth. It is also predictable and offers nothing new that we haven’t seen. It simply fulfills its objectives to entertain, overwhelm the senses with its radiant special effects, deliver millions of dollars at the box office and to serve as a preamble to ‘The Avengers’ in 2012. If that’s what it set out to do, I cannot criticize those goals if its purpose is to create a mental escape for lovers of this genre. Director Kenneth Branagh and production designer Bo Welch managed to suspend reality for us for a couple of hours and transport us to the heavenly realm of Asgard.

The performances from the cast are solid, but Hemsworth as Thor, who at first seemed a skeptical choice, is a bonafide star in the making. His charisma is attractive to women and his demeanor brings respect from men. Although his performance has touches of stiffness, he’s endowed with a good voice and good looks. There is no reason why with a few more movies under his belt, the big Australian can become a bigger action star than they overrated Sam Worthington.

The romantic interest of ‘Thor’ is Jane Foster, played by the recent Oscar winner Natalie Portman. The chemistry between them is good but not magical. At first they seem a strange couple, but under the scope of some of the scripts comical situations, she manages to make it work. Hopkins is once again an actor who makes makes great with what he has, but I’m not sure his role as Odin, Thor’s father, is the kind of role that stimulates his creative juices.

The best scenes of the film are the electrifying battle between the Norse gods and their archenemies, the mighty ice giants. Indeed this is where we see the full power of the magic hammer Mjöllnir and it is only in stunning 3D IMAX that it can truly be appreciated.

With a duration over two hours, the film has 20 minutes of excess fat that would fair better if you eliminate some scenes as is the case of the inebriated sequence with Thor and Dr. Erik Selvig (Stellan Skarsgard). It also did not help that the outcome of the denouement didn’t possess the tense spitting vibe of ‘The Incredible Hulk’. Overall, ‘Thor’ has charm and delivers a satisfying popcorn movie that one will not feel remorseful to have paid to see. I suggest you stay for the end credits (it takes about 3 minutes or so) to see the hidden scene that gives a clue to what to see in ‘The Avengers’ for next year.

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