Who's Going to Star as "Thor" Villain Loki? 


The cast of "Thor" is quickly shaping up! First, Marvel announced that Chris Hemsworth is their choice to play the god of thunder, now, the studio revealed that villain Loki is going to be played by Tom Hiddleston.

Loki is the nemesis of Thor and is known as the god of lies and mischief. Loki is actually Thor's brother, but the sorcerer resents our hero.

Sibling Rivalry Alert!

"Thor's" director previously worked with Hiddleston as his co-star in the BBC's "Wallander." Both also starred in the London stage production of "Ivanov."

Mark Protosevich, Ashley Miller and Zak Stentz wrote the script for "Thor."

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"Bridget Jones's Diary" the Musical! 


"Bridget Jones's Diary" is set to become a live musical!

The 2001 film is based on the popular book of the same name and the author, Helen Fielding, is working on the show's book and will contribute to the song's lyrics.

No word yet on the cast, but Renee Zellweger is definitely NOT returning for the musical version.

I enjoyed the book and the film, so I'm looking forward to seeing the musical!

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Critics Are Going Gaga for These Films at Cannes Film Fest 


My fellow critics have revealed their favorites at these year's Cannes...so far (remember, we still have until May 24th):

"A Prophet" by Jacques Audiard -- already nominated for the Golden Palm at Cannes, the film tells the tale of a young French-Arab who is sent to prison because of his Mafia associations.

"Bright Star" by Jane Campion -- also nominated for the Golden Palm, it's a drama about the 3-year romance between poet John Keats and Fanny Brawne. And we all know Miss Jane Campion can do period piece like no one else can! Oh yeah, she's also the only woman to have won the Cannes' Palme d'Or.

"Fish Tank" by Andrea Arnold -- also a Golden Palm nominee, the film tells the tale of 15-year-old Mia who must deal with her mom's new boyfriend.

"Vengeance" by Johnnie To -- From Hong Kong, this action drama is about a French assassin working as a chef who goes to Hong Kong for revenge! Another Golden Palm nominee.

That's it for now, more Cannes update later!

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First Look: "Disney's A Christmas Carol" Plus How You Can Board the Film's Train Tour for Special Sneak Peeks 


JIM CARREY stars as the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge in DISNEY’S A CHRISTMAS CAROL, a multi-sensory film re-envisioned by Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Robert Zemeckis. Capturing the fantastical essence of the classic Dickens tale in a groundbreaking 3D motion picture event, DISNEY'S A CHRISTMAS CAROL opens in theaters around the world in November 2009. Early footage from the film was screened at the Cannes Film Festival on May 18, 2009.



-- Disney is pulling out all the whistle stops and taking its show on the road with a spectacular immersive and interactive 40-city train tour including a 3D sneak peek of film footage from the upcoming movie “Disney’s A Christmas Carol,” it was announced today (05/08/09) by Dick Cook, chairman, The Walt Disney Studios. Set amidst a snowy backdrop—complete with all of the sights and sounds of Christmas including carolers, decorations, giveaways and many more surprises in each of the 40 cities—the Train Tour is being launched with HP on board as the title and technology sponsor and driven by Amtrak. This family event is for guests of all ages and is free to the public.





“Disney’s A Christmas Carol” Train Tour kicks off Memorial Day Weekend 2009 in Los Angeles, traveling across the country with stops in 40 cities, culminating in New York City in November. Visitors will be treated to a behind-the-scenes look at the magic and the cutting-edge technology of “Disney’s A Christmas Carol.” Pictured above is the state-of-the-art 48-foot-wide, 3D theatre—the first inflatable 3D theatre ever to go across the country—which will be erected onsite in each city showcasing an exclusive sneak peek of “Disney’s A Christmas Carol” in Disney Digital 3D.



To see the complete Train Tour schedule and to read the press release on the Train Tour, click Read More...

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Captain Kirk's Father to Star as "Thor?" 


Chris Hemsworth, the guy who melted our hearts in his heartbreaking performance as the doomed George Kirk, James T. Kirk's dad in "Star Trek," is in talks to star in Marvel Studios "Thor."

Yes, Hemsworth is the chosen one to play the god of Thunder! He beat out all the other actors who wanted to play the title character.

(For a gallery of "Thor" actors, click here)

Keep in mind though, Hemsworth is still in negotations, although this one's final.

Kenneth Branagh is still attached to direct the film, which is set for release May 20, 2011.

The Australian actor is chosen because of his athleticism and acting skills. Hemsworth will also play Thor in Marvel's planned "Avengers" team for release 2012.

Just like another Aussie, Sam Worthington in "Terminator Salvation," "Avatar," and "Clash of the Titans," Hemsworth will rule the movie world once "Thor" is released!

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