Tom Hiddleston

Binary System Podcast #33 – WTNV #86 “Standing and Breathing”

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Binary System Podcast #33 – WTNV #86 “Standing and Breathing”

In this week’s Night Vale episode we got to see a lot more of these Strangers that aren’t doing much, except standing there…and breathing… andthensuddenlyappearingrightnexttoyouwithoutmoving YIPE!

After that we talked about what we’re catching up on (Daredevil, House of Cards, and Hannibal) and then drop all the spoilers on Crimson Peak because Elizabeth finally watched it and we had to talk about how amazingly pretty it is. And don’t worry, we don’t make one single mention of Tom Hiddleston’s butt. Except here. Sorry. (Not sorry.)

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Review: Crimson Peak

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Review: Crimson Peak

Guillermo del Toro is one of these directors that truly owns genre filmmaking. Whether it’s a Spanish ghost haunting an orphanage, vampires, a monster from hell fighting on our side, or even having giant robots fighting creatures from the deep, del Toro knows what he’s doing. Is it any wonder why he has such a strong following for his films? What he creates is pure imagination and genius. This year he goes back to his horror roots to bring audiences his latest creation: Crimson Peak. A gothic horror story set in the late 19th century about Sir Thomas Sharpe, his wife Edith, and Thomas’s sister Lucille, all living together in an old house full of dark secrets. It is a beautiful looking movie with amazing talent but ends up being a boring, bitter disappointment all around.

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SDCC 2015 – Hall H – Crimson Peak

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SDCC 2015 – Hall H – Crimson Peak

At this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, attendees of the Legendary panel in Hall H were treated to visits from the cast and crew of three highly-anticipated movies, the first being Crimson Peak, the Gothic romance horror film from Guillermo del Toro, in theaters this October. Click the jump for photos and a recap of the panel!

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Movie Issues: Thor: The Dark World

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Movie Issues: Thor: The Dark World

The Marvel Cinematic Universe is back again, and this time they’re bringing Thor into his second solo adventure: Thor: The Dark World, directed by Alan Taylor (Game of Thrones, The Sopranos) and staring Chris Hemsworth as the titular hero, along with his scheming demigod half-brother Loki, played by Tom Hiddleston. Bringing back the entire cast from part one, they all join Thor in this new tale as he tries the stop the Dark Elves from destroying the universe. All this combines into one hell of a great movie that is thrilling, funny, action-packed, and one of the most entertaining movies of the year.

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First Trailer for Thor: The Dark World

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First Trailer for Thor: The Dark World

The Mighty Mjolnir has returned and with it a new trailer for Thor: The Dark World.  Marking the return of Thor, Thor 2 picks up after the events that  Avengers leaves off from and finds Asgard and Midgard once again in danger, but this time from an enemy that is older than the universe itself.  Led by the vengeful leader Malekith (Eccleston), an army is amassing that threatens to overthrow the order of the Nine Realms and will push Thor to his limits while forcing him to make the toughest decision of his life.  Featuring the return of Natalie Portman (Jane Foster), Sir Anthony Hopkins (Odin), Tom Hiddleston (Loki), Jamie Alexander (Lady Sif), Ray Stevenson (Volstagg), and Idris Elba (Hemidal) Thor: The Dark World comes out November 8, 2013.

Darkness is coming…

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Comic Issues Presents: Thor – Review

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Comic Issues Presents: Thor – Review

Recently, I had the pleasure of seeing an advanced screening of the Marvel Comics latest hero-turned Hollywood movie, Thor. In following the successful Iron Man franchise, and the soon to be released Captain America and Avengers movie, Marvel seems to be getting their continuity together for a very good set of films, which is a nice change of pace being that Marvel hasn’t been able to do the same for their latest books to save their lives. Perhaps Marvel needs to brake down and have a “Crisis.” That however, is not what this is about–this is about The Mighty Thor. Thankfully, here Marvel has another strong film on their hands. “Thor” is everything you’ve come to expect from a Marvel movie; it’s fun, action-packed, epic and widely accessible to comic fans and non-comic fans alike. As with all Marvel films to date, you should stay to the very end. Yes, suffer though the horrible Foo Fighters song–trust me, it’s worth it!

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Thor

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Thor

I am certain no two people in the theatre were more ignorant of the Marvel comic title Thor than my companion and I. We gamely let the film unfold before us with zero preconceptions and (to be honest) pretty low expectations. The fans around is seemed to feel pretty good about it as a whole, and we both found it entertaining and pretty well self-contained.

The story takes place in two worlds: ours, and the far-off realm of Asgard, where the personages of Thor (Chris Hemsworth(, Odin (Anthony Hopkins), Loki (Tom Hiddleston), Frigga (Rene Russo), and Heimdall (Idris Elba) live. The presence of these space gods in our Norse folklore is explained as long-ago visits to Earth where their advanced science seemed magical. Naturally, back in New Mexico, we have Stellan SkarsgÃ¥rd as a Swede who knows the stories, though a children’s book is still needed to explain the extra bits.

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