Lightning won’t stop Chris Hemsworth in the electrifying teaser poster for Thor: The Dark World.
We’re getting our first look at the teaser poster for the sequel to the Marvel film just days before the trailer drops next week. The movie picks up where the first Thor film and The Avengers left off as the mighty Norse god fights to restore order in the cosmos but is challenged by an ancient race led by the new baddie in town, Dark Elf Malekith (Christopher Eccleston).
But never fear, Thor’s archenemy and Avengers scene-stealer Loki is back! Tom Hiddleston reprises his role as the harbinger of destruction last seen en route back to Asgard, home of the gods, in The Avengers. Natalie Portman andAnthony Hopkins are also back in action as Jane foster and Odin.
Check out the poster after the jump!
The MTV Movie Awards spread the golden popcorn prizes around, and even included a touch of Bollywood.
The Avengers won three awards, including the top prize, movie of the year. Silver Linings Playbook also collected three awards. Several stars, including show host Rebel Wilson, won a pair of prizes.
"What's the opposite of humbled? We're Biebered to be standing here," said Avengers writer-director Joss Whedon as he accepted the top prize Sunday. "This is the award that means the most to me. I am so grateful and very excited for 2015; we're going to bring you Avengers 2."
The Avengers also won best fight and best villain for actor Tom Hiddleston.
We’ve closed the books on 2012 and looking forward to a movie-filled 2013. It was a great year at the cinema with over a hundred movies appearing on the big screen. From indie darlings like Moonrise Kingdom to big screen blockbusters like Skyfall and The Avengers, 2012 had something for everyone.
We’ve shared our favourite movies of the year, and now we want to know what tops your list of the year’s best! It’s not an easy task to whittle down a selection of only ten films after a year filled with so many great films, but we’ve managed to come up with ten of the year’s most popular movies for our poll. Your favourite not listed? Share your pick for your favourite movie of 2012 in the comments section and let us know why it’s your fave.
Hit the jump to cast your vote!
From big name blockbusters like Magic Mike and The Avengers to smaller, independent gems like Beasts of the Southern Wild and Safety Not Guaranteed, there was something for everyone at theatres this past year.
With so many movies to see, how much can you recall about the past year at the box office? We’ve rounded up movies from the first half of the year in our quiz this week!
Get your quiz on after the jump!
Social media has become an added medium of coverage to all news genres, including sports, politics and entertainment. We’re bringing you a social media round-up of interesting and entertaining items making film headlines in the social sphere.
As the credits begin to roll for 2012, it's time to do what any rational journalist does; make a year-end list, of course. The past year has been filled with many influential film moments on social media. It's time to reveal the top five.
5. The Avengers global Twitter chat
Do you remember the adrenaline-high you felt during all that promotional teasing for The Avengers? One of Marvel's highlights during its marketing campaign for the superhero team-up flick was when it held a LIVE global Twitter chat. For 30 minutes, fans from all over the world had the chance to live tweet questions and gain answers from cast members Samuel L. Jackson, Tom Hiddleston, Clark Gregg and director Joss Whedon. In order to participate in the online Q&A, fans had to use the @Avengers handle and #Avengers hashtag. Those who took part in the event also had the opportunity to see a 10-second tease of the film's 30-second preview spot, which was set to appear during Super Bowl XLVI.
Find out what else made our list of the year's best social media moments including a great Dictator, under the sea tweets and more beyond the cut!
The big deal for Hollywood is not the record $10.8 billion that studios took in domestically in 2012. It's the fact that the number of tickets sold went up for the first time in three years.
Thanks to inflation, revenue generally rises in Hollywood as admission prices climb each year. The real story is told in tickets, whose sales have been on a general decline for a decade, bottoming out in 2011 at 1.29 billion, their lowest level since 1995.
The industry rebounded this year, with ticket sales projected to rise 5.6 percent to 1.36 billion by Dec. 31, according to box-office tracker Hollywood.com. That's still well below the modern peak of 1.6 billion tickets sold in 2002, but in an age of cozy home theater setups and endless entertainment gadgets, studio executives consider it a triumph that they were able to put more butts in cinema seats this year than last.
"It is a victory, ultimately," said Don Harris, head of distribution at Paramount Pictures. "If we deliver the product as an industry that people want, they will want to get out there. Even though you can sit at home and watch something on your large screen in high-def, people want to get out."
2012 was the year of the superhero at the box office. The Avengers proved to be unstoppable in their quest for box office bucks despite the best efforts of a few other comic book heroes. Two bow-and-arrow loving ladies, the most unlikely pair of best friends, and a few literary leads found themselves at the front of the box office heap this year.
We tally up the dollars and cents of the past twelve months and crown the box office kings, queens, and vampires of 2012 in our photo gallery of the top 10 blockbusters.
Hit the jump to see the year’s biggest money makers!
Hollywood is in its usual hazy head space when it comes to the Academy Awards race.
The dilemma: Handicapping the players when so many of the potential front-runners have yet to show their game face.
Films such as Ben Affleck's Argo and Joaquin Phoenix and Philip Seymour Hoffman's The Master already are proven contenders through rapturous reactions from festival crowds or early theatrical audiences. A handful of summer releases have a shot at best-picture slots - but that depends on the movies still to come.
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