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From the luxurious Cinefantastique Online studios in NYC, Dan Persons brings you up-to-date on what’s happening in the world of genre media.


Cinefantastique Spotlight Podcast: Thor

Not Available at Most Home Depots: Chris Hemsworth wields his mighty weapon... and his hammer... in THOR.
Not Available at Most Home Depots: Chris Hemsworth wields his mighty weapon... and his hammer... in THOR.

Most Mother’s Days, loving children show their gratitude with flowers and breakfast in bed. This Mother’s Day, the kids had the option of taking Mom to the multiplex, where she could drool over the handsomely chiseled Thor in the newest, big-screen adventure out of the Marvel stable. Is THOR — directed by Kenneth Branagh, starring Chris Hemsworth as the mighty-thewed (thewed?) God of Thunder,  Natalie Portman as his potential love-interest, and Anthony Hopkins as Big Daddy Odin, with a special guest appearance by Gort’s younger, more ambitious brother — the film that will bring a Shakespearean gravitas to comic book drama, or is it just so much table setting for the impending THE AVENGERS movie? Join The Chronic Rift’s John Drew and Cinefantastique Online’s Dan Persons as they discuss the movie behind the myth.

New 'Thor' Clip — Hawkeye?

Hawkeye (Jeremey Renner) seems to be perched in a bucket lift aiming at Thor (Chris Hemsworth) is this clip from the upcoming THOR.
The video originally came from IGN, but their code doesn’t seem to like our software, so this is via Fancomic’s YuuTube page.
THOR hit the screen in standard and post-rendered 3D on May 6th from Paramount Pictures and Marvel Studios.
Directed by Kenneth Branagh, it also stars Anthony Hopkins,  Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston,  Rene Russo, Stellan Skarsgard,  Kat Dennings, Ray Stevenson, and  Idris Elba.

New 'Thor' Theatrical Trailer

Via Marvel’s YouTube pages comes this new theatrical trailer for THOR.
And I’ve gotta admit — it’s a mighty preview for the god of thunder.
THOR is set to strike like lighting in theaters May 6th, 2011.

THOR—Official Trailer

Here’s the first Official trailer for THOR, if you haven’t seen it elsewhere already.

“Directed by Kenneth Branagh, the epic adventure THOR spans the Marvel Universe from present day Earth to the realm of Asgard.
At the center of the story is The Mighty Thor, a powerful but arrogant warrior whose reckless actions reignite an ancient war. Thor is cast down to Earth and forced to live among humans as punishment.
Once here, Thor learns what it takes to be a true hero when the most dangerous villain of his world sends the darkest forces of Asgard to invade Earth.

Due in theaters May 6th, 2011.

THOR in Empire Magazine

Empire-Thor-Cover_RThe new issue of Empire magazine features Chris Hemsworth as THOR on the cover, with three more production pictures in an article inside.  (Click picture for Larger)
Marvel Studios’ THOR also stars Anthony Hopkins, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Rene Russo, Stellan Skarsgard, and Jaimie Alexander.
Kenneth Branagh directs from a screenplay by Ashley Miller,
Don Payne,  Mark Protosevich, asn Zack Stentz. 
Due out from Paramount Pictures May 6th, 2011.
See the other three pictures at

THOR Comic Con Trailer Now Online!

Are you a big fan of THOR but weren’t able to attend the eye-candy store that is Comic Con? Fear not – just today, the 5 minute extended trailer for the upcoming THOR movie that was shown at Comic Con has finally made it’s way onto the internet! The Kenneth Branagh directed superhero film will be released into theaters May 6th, 2011. Until then feast your eyes on what is to come.

1st Thor Pic Online

Thor_CropHere’s the 1st glimpse of Chris Hemsworth (George Kirk in STAR TREK) as the titular Marvel Comics hero in THOR. See it larger at Yahoo Movies
THOR also stars Anthony Hopkins, Natalie Portman, Stellan Skarsgard, and  Tom Hiddleston (WALLANDER) as Loki.
Writers: Screenplay by Ashley Miller (ANDROMEDA) & Don Payne (RISE OF THE SILVER SURFER) and others, including Mark Protosevich (THE CELL)
Directed by Kenneth Branagh (FRANKENSTEIN)
In theaters from Marvel Studios / Paramount Pictures May 6th, 2011.
Looks like a step up from the god of Thunder’s last live-action outing