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Thor (2011)

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In honor of the The Avengers being released, here is the original review I did for last year's Thor, originally published on May 6, 2011.


THE STATS:

The Director: Kenneth Branagh
The Writers: Ashley Miller, Zack Stentz, Don Payne
The Cast: Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Anthony Hopkins, Stellan Skarsgård, Kat Dennings, Clark Gregg, Idris Elba, Colm Feore, Ray Stevenson
The Producer: Kevin Feige

Release Date: May 6, 2011
The Running Time: 114 Minutes
Aspect Ratio: 2.35 : 1
Language: English

Whosoever wields this hammer, if he be worthy, shall possess the power of Thor.

THE PLOT

Thor is the mighty but arrogant warrior whose reckless actions that enters his mythic realm of Asgard into war with the fearsome Frost Giants. He is cast down to Earth as punishment, with his power stripped from him. Now as his deceitful brother Loki plots to take over the throne, Thor must regain his power and find his way back home.

WHY IS IT SO GOOD?

MARVEL DOES IT AGAIN

Ever since Marv…

Take a Look Back: Forced Perspective Episode 1 - Summer 2011 Movies

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Take a listen to me on the very first episode of "Forced Perspective," a movie podcast over on Superfriends Universe.

On our debut episode, Sportsguy515 and I discuss the big hits of the 2011 Blockbuster season including Thor, Bridesmaids, The Hangover Part II, Green Lantern, and Transformers: Dark of the Moon. It’s film discussion at its finest…and its whackiest!

Does THAT Suck - Episode 1: Rumpelstiltskin (1995)

Let the Right One In (2008)

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LET THE RIGHT ONE IN
Tomas Alfredson
2008 • 115 Minutes • 2.35:1 • Sweden
Sandrew Metronome Distribution Sverige AB

Cast: Kåre Hedebrant, Lina Leandersson
Screenplay:  John Ajvide Lindqvist
Producers:  Carl Molinder, John Nordling
Cinematography:  Hoyte Van Hoytema

Awards and Honors


The Essential Films
Ranked #15 on the 100 Essential Horror Movies

- How old are you? - Twelve... more or less.



The Plot

Oskar is a friendless little boy that is constantly bullied at school. One day he meets a strange little girl, and the two develop a sweet friendship. The twist: She’s a vampire.

Why is it Essential?

O.K. Let me just take the official Essential Films stance right now: F*** TWILIGHT! Ah. There. That feels so much better.


Seriously, though. Remember when vampires were awesome? They were bad ass monsters that you were glad weren’t real. They were bloody, they had fangs, they could rip your throat out and, most importantly, they did NOT glitter in the sunlight. They fucking exploded. The vampires found …

B-Movie Classics: Fright Night (1985)

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Fright Night
Apparently your generation doesn’t want to see vampire killers anymore, nor vampires either. All they want to see slashers running around in ski masks, hacking up young virgins.
The Stats
The Director:  Tom Holland The Cast:  Chris Sarandon, William Ragsdale, Amanda Bearse, Roddy McDowell, Stephen Geoffreys The Release Date: 1985 The Runtime: 106 Minutes
The Plot
Teenager Charlie Brewster is just your average everyday kid with a big love for old cheesy horror movies. When new neighbor Jerry Dandridge moves in next door, Charlie starts to suspect that there is something very strange about him. After doing a little spying, he realizes that Jerry is actually a vampire. No one believes him, of course, and he’s forced to go to the one man who he thinks can help him: Peter Vincent, the host of a local TV show, “Fright Night.” Vincent refuses, trying to tell Charlie that he’s just an actor, but after getting laid off by the TV station he does the job for money. Only Charlie, Peter …

FORCED PERSPECTIVE, Ep.13 – Jeff, Who Lives on Jump Street

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SportsGuy and Adolfo are BACK for FORCED PERSPECTIVE, Episode 13! Join the duo as they review 21 Jump Street, The Hunger Games, and Jeff, Who Lives at Home. Plus, they take a look at Hunger Games “inspirations” with The Running Man and Battle Royale in this week’s DVD of the Week. Also, thoughts on WrestleMania, the Razzies, and more! DOWNLOAD OR STREAM NOW

The 100 Greatest Movies of All Time 2012 Edition

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100. Richie Rich (1994)


99. Halloween III: The Season of the Witch (1983)


98. Baby's Day Out (1994)


97. Doom (2005)


96. Superman III (1983)


95. Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (1989)


94. Vegas Vacation (1998)


93. Little Nicky (1999)


92. Attack of the Killer Tomatoes (1978)


91. Leprechaun (1993)


90. Santa Claus: The Movie (1985)


89. Spawn (1997)


88. King Ralph (1991)


87. The Flintstones (1994)


86. Encino Man (1992)




85. Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday (1993)


84. Mannequin (1987)


83. Child's Play 3 (1991)


82. The Beverly Hillbillies (1993)


81. Rocky V (1990)


80. Conan the Barbarian (2011)


79. Atlas Shrugged: Part 1 (2011)


78. My Giant (1998)


77. Friday the 13th Part III (1983)


76. Wild Wild West (1999)


75. Godzilla (1998)


74. Judge Dredd (1995)


73. Premonition (2007)


72. Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare (1991)


71. Junior (1994)


70. Young Einstein (1989)


69. The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008)


68. The Spirit (2008)


67. Jason X (2001)


66. Scooby Doo (2002)


65. The Toy (1982)


64. Flowers in the Attic (1987…