Those keeping score at home can add another point to the Chris Hemsworth column in the ongoing Battle of the Chrises — if you like when professional superhero handsomes rescue kids in action movies that are easily accessible from the comfort of your own home, that is. In other words: Chris Hemsworth is making an action flick for Netflix, and he’s doing it with the help of some awesome friends.
A reboot of Men in Black doesn’t sound all that appealing — especially ever since we learned that the proposed 21 Jump Street / MiB crossover is no longer in the works. But when you bring Chris Hemsworth into the equation, suddenly a Men in Black reboot sounds pretty damn attractive. Handsome, even.
It started late last Friday, when People magazine ran a mysterious teaser for Dundee — a sequel to Paul Hogan’s classic Crocodile Dundee movies, starring Danny McBride as the American son of the titular Aussie hero. With little else to go on and with McBride premiering a film at Sundance this week, we assumed the teaser was a fake-out of some kind. Surely a bunch of people didn’t go off into the Outback and make a top-secret sequel to something like Crocodile Dundee, of all things…right? But then another teaser appeared.
Chris Hemsworth certainly looks the part of a man who’s been stranded at sea; at least 30 pounds lighter than his Thor physique. The shabby clothes hang off him like a kid playing dress up with his parents’ clothes. Don’t get me wrong: behind the beard, the dirt and the sackcloths, Chris Hemsworth is still a pretty handsome dude (it’s almost not fair). I was able to speak with Hemsworth for a few moments about what it was like to build up all that muscle, lose it again, and then have to build it all back up.
SNL bounced back nicely from Donald Trump this past weekend with The Hunger Games star Elizabeth Banks, looking even bigger this coming Saturday with Matthew McConaughey and Adele, but December 2015 will really go all out. Our final three hosts of the year include Ryan Gosling, Chris Hemsworth (poor Liam), and best of all, a dual Sisters hosting with SNL alum Tina Fey and Amy Poehler.
Writer Joss Whedon and director Drew Goddard created over 60 different types of monsters were created specifically for The Cabin in the Woods including Sugarplum Fairy, Reptilius, Angry Molesting Tree, Fornicus, Wraiths and, of course, a Merman. That’s just one of the many facts packed into the latest episode of You Think You Know Movies, which catches up with The Cabin in the Woods.
In the Norse mythological tradition, the term Ragnarök refers to a great series of cataclysmic events through which the slate of Earth may be struck completely, wiped clean, and started anew. It’s like a slightly more optimistic version of the apocalypse, wherein two survivors will begin again in a purer, kinder world. So when Marvel revealed that the third installment in Thor’s solo series of films would be titled Thor: Ragnarok, everyone knew what was up. This is not Thor: Day at the Beach or Thor: Light Picnic. In the parlance of “the streets,” it’s going down.