Tag: Chris Hemsworth

Bitman Begins, A Hollywood parody

Chris-Liam-Hemsworth-Bitman-Begins-Skit-Jimmy-KimmelJust released online on the Jimmy Kimmel show YouTube channel is one of the best parodies of recent years. Charlie bit my finger was a short video posted online featuring two small boys. As the title indicates it involved  one boy complaining about the other and his biting habits. It became a viral sensation last year and has attained cult status. Continue reading “Bitman Begins, A Hollywood parody” »

The Cabin in the Woods

The reason we review movies is that we want to share our love of the medium with as many people as possible. We want people to watch and enjoy films. What we do want is to spoil films. There is an unwritten policy for moviescramble regarding spoilers. If we produce an opinion piece and it contains plot elements and spoilers the article’s title will indicate this. For standard reviews we tend to discuss the plot in broad strokes so as to give a flavour of the film without ruining the piece. A general rule of thumb for most reviewers is that if it is in the trailer then it can be commented on. Why, you are probably asking yourself, are we stating this? The reason is simple. We are trying to discuss The Cabin in the Woods. Continue reading “The Cabin in the Woods” »

Thor: The Dark World – Teaser

Thor-The-Dark-World2Fresh from his stint in Avengers Aseemble, the God of Thunder is back in his own movie.  Game of Thrones director Alan Taylor replaces Kenneth Brannagh and promises to bring some epic battles along with him. Although the trailer doesn’t give much away in terms of plot, we are treated to a more (naturally) darker tone, much destruction and a glimpse of Christopher Eccleston’s Malekith.

With Natalie Portman returning, it’ll be interesting to watch Thor (Chris Hemsworth) explain why he didn’t bother to go visit her during his last visit to Earth. Tom Hiddleston also returns as Loki though as an unlikely ally for his half-brother. He must be desperate indeed.

The film will be released this November.

 

Rush

rush 2Just released is the first trailer for the forthcoming Formula 1 racing biography Rush. Based on the true story of the rivalry between British driver James Hunt and Austrian Niki Lauda. During the golden age of Formula 1 racing in the Nineteen Seventies the races were often defined by the intense and dangerous duels between the two drivers. The rivalry came to a head during the 1976 season when both men went all out to secure the world championship. Continue reading “Rush” »

Snow White and the Huntsman (2012)

Snow White and the Huntsman PosterA few days back John reviewed the first of this years two Snow White based movies, Julie Roberts comedy Mirror Mirror. It seems appropriate then that I take up the mantle and review its darker counterpart Snow White and the Huntsman, a grittier and slightly more authentic take on the original story. It’s not quite true to the original tale, but all the major components are there making for a more serious tone.

Starring Charlize Theron and Kristen Stewart as the two female leads we immediately run into the first of the movies problems in the way it asks you to suspend belief. You are expected from the outset to believe that Snow White – the fairest of them all – is the prettiest most beautiful thing in the land, outshining the beauty of the evil queen herself. Why then do you place the delightful Miss Theron up against the sneering flared nostriled man face of Kristen Stewart?

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Marvel Avengers Assemble (2012)

The Avengers PosterCast your mind back to 2008 and arguably the best of the solo Marvel superhero movies, Iron Man. Robert Downey Jr nailed the character of Tony Stark and people began to believe that super hero films could be cool again. During the movie we were introduced to Agent Coulson and the people he worked for, Strategic Homeland Intervention, Enforcement and Logistics Division, or S.H.I.E.L.D for short. The fanboys had a nice little chuckle to themselves at the nod to the bigger Marvel universe. And then came the little bit after the credits where Samuel L Jackson first appeared as Nick Fury and asks to speak to Tony Stark about something bigger. The fanboys had a full on nerdgasm.

Jump forward to present day and Marvel have brought the Hulk, Thor and Captain America to the silver screen as well as a second outing for Iron Man and introduced more characters in Hawkeye and Black Widow. Now they are all together in what must be one of the most eagerly anticipated cinematic events in years. Frankly, if the fanboy community went doolally at the post credit teaser on Iron Man, I fear lives may be in danger when they watch Marvel Avengers Assemble. Continue reading “Marvel Avengers Assemble (2012)” »