Chris Hemsworth

Rush: out this Friday

Rush: it's not the one about undercover Narcs

In cinemas this Friday is the new film from Ron Howard and normally, I’d not be arsed to be honest.  HOWEVER…Rush is a re-creation of the merciless 1970s rivalry between two Formula 1 drivers: James Hunt and Niki Lauda.  And having seen the trailer many times now, in the cinema I’m well and truly hooked.

The epic action-drama stars Chris Hemsworth (The Avengers) as the charismatic Englishman James Hunt and Daniel Brühl (Inglourious Basterds) as the disciplined Austrian perfectionist Niki Lauda, whose clashes on the Grand Prix racetrack epitomized the contrast between these two extraordinary characters, a distinction reflected in their private lives.  Co-starring Olivia Wilde (TRON: Legacy) and Alexandra Maria Lara (The Reader), Rush is also produced Eric Fellner who worked on the brilliant Senna so there is racing pedigree behind the scenes.

Set against the sexy and glamorous golden age of Formula 1 racing (the 1970s) , Rush portrays the exhilarating true story of two of the greatest rivals the world has ever witnessed—handsome English playboy Hunt and his methodical, brilliant opponent, Lauda. Taking us into their personal lives on and off the track, Rush follows the two drivers as they push themselves to the breaking point of physical and psychological endurance, where there is no shortcut to victory and no margin for error. If you make one mistake, you die.

Quite brilliantly, the two leads actually look like the characters they’re playing which will only add to the atmosphere I’m sure.  My only reservation is that the colours in the trailer seem to be off in some way, but hopefully this either won’t be the case for the full monty or it just won’t matter.  That’s my Friday evening sorted then.  Excellent trailer below.

 

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Avengers Trailer!

I won’t waste too much words as I’m sure most of you will skip and jump to the trailer anyway. A movie we have been waiting for probably since the first Iron Man came out and we had that awesome Samuel L Jackson Cameo. The trailer has just debuted online and clealy Robert Downey Jr has the best lines from the rest of the gang, I think I he pwned Cap and Hulk.

The movie releases next year but here is the first proper trailer! (4th of May in the UK)

 

Are you excited as we are?

The Avengers is directed by Josh Whedon and stars

Chris Hemsworth
Scarlett Johansson
Chris Evans
Jeremy Renner
Robert Downey Jr.
Cobie Smulders
Tom Hiddleston
Samuel L. Jackson
Gwyneth Paltrow
Mark Ruffalo
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Thor: How It Should Have Ended

The God of Thunder made quite an impact on the International Box Office and we all liked it on Upodcast (We might have raved a bit more about Fast 5) and listen to Episode  25 with FilmiGirl and Danny Bowes.

 The Guys from “How it should Have Ended” (a hilarious Youtube channel I can strongly recommend subscribing to) have given their take on this Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman Marvel superhero movie. And listening to some of our comments about Portman during our podcast, I’m not sure we would have done anything different.

Check out the video here and watch out for some cameo’s and a running joke at the end of the clip in the diner.

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Let us know what you thought of the clip in the comment section below!

You can check out some more hilarious video’s on the HISHE youtube channel

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Ep 25 Fast Five, Thor and Game Of Thrones

Re-Post: The regular team takes a hit as Belgian internet goes on strike, but we combine with Filmigirl and Moviesbybowes to bring you a Voltron of an episode.

Not content with just one blockbuster, we first delve deep into the world of Fast Five and director Justin Lin.  Is this Vin Diesel’s finest hour?  Can Paul Walker’s eyes get any bluer?  Arguably yes and no to both of those questions, but you’ll have to listen to find out what we really think.  Spoiler alert, we do think it’s really really good!

Next up, we return to familiar super-hero territory and dish the dirt on Thor.  Now, if you’d asked us a couple of years ago, what the K-Bran would be doing whilst “resting” between series of Wallander, the chances are, we wouldn’t have said “oh sure, we know, he’ll be directing the next installment in the Marvel Comics franchise”.  ’Cos of course, that’s as likely as Michel Gondry directing Green Hor…oh, right.  Nathalie Portman and Chris Hemsworth star, but has the director gone all Shakespearean on us and diluted what should be a winning formula?

Last but by no means least, is Game of Thrones.  HBO’s latest fare recalls dungeons and dragons, high fantasy and a rugged as ever Sean Bean.  There’s a hint of Lord of the Rings too, but don’t be fooled by this mention and let Upodcasting guide you through the 7 Kingdoms and set you on the right path

We all Love this little video Sung Kang star of Fast Five made;

 

Trailers:

 

Check out Filmi Girls writings on her blog

Danny’s In Depth review of the Fast & Furious series is on his blog and you can find more of his writing on Tor

Let us  know what you thought of the episode in the comment section below!

 

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By the Hammer of Thor’s Trailer

The first official trailer for Marvel’s Thor has just been released. Adapted from the long runing comic book based on the Norse God of Thunder and Ligthning, the movie releasing this summer is directed by Keneth Brannag and stars Chris Hemsworth, Anthony Hopkins and Natalie Portman. Check out the trailer after the jump! Read More