Natalie Portman

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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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

Episode 12 – Leon the professional the DIRECTORS CUT!

This week the Upodcast team will astound you guys by talking about a Flying car (Ya, that’s right)!!!A documentary entitled Why We Laugh and finally the LOST iPhone 4G!! PLUS our special guest for the evening Mr. Ali; no connection to Ali’s “float like a butterfly, sting like a bee“, although in his head he is!!

We also have a full review for Leon the professional; Kick back and enjoy while you see Jean Reno take on the world with his mini arsenal that he has wrapped around him throughout the film, needless to say a film like such can only come out from Luc Besson’s intense imagination! Let’s not forget Natalie Portman, at 16 years old going in a film with Jean Reno, now is that not the dream of any 16 years old to act with Mr. LEON! Last but not least the one and only Gary Oldman who ROCKED his role!

Check out the trailers and full episode to stream or download after the jump!

Underwhelming Trinity (the quirky side of internet life) for this week is:

Ahmed gets caught up in the craze of the lost and found new generation iPhone 4G thanks to Gizmodo and MacRumours! Also, if you get a chance check out Jon Stewart’s reaction to the topic!

Asim talks about a documentary he has recently saw Why We Laugh: Black Comedians on Black Comedy (2009)

Martin this week talks to us about a flying car! Check out Ahmed’s and Ali’s reaction to it! Simply priceless!!

I hope you liked the show! Do spread the word on our podcast and a BIG thank you to all our new followers and subscribers.

PS I have just checked out last night Iron Man 2 and oh my god! IT ROCKED!! Plus I have a new founded respect for Scarlett Johansson not only her hottness overwhelms you but we will be seeing her in loads of action movies, because Miss Hottie CAN whup some ass!

Send us your feedback on feedback@upodcasting.com/, even if it is on Miss Scarlett Johansson!!

Send us your picks for underwhelming trinity or stat of the week and we’ll read out your email or play your recorded voicemail!

 

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Filmblog: Review Brothers

A story in my book is effective if it makes you feel something that you have no first hand experience with.
Indiana Jones puts you in peril and makes you feel the advernture of being a hero (and a life long urge to wear dirty shirts and learning how to use a whip), Annie Hall puzzles you with the heartbreak of a relationship that was never supposed to have “a happily ever after” and you reflect on your failed attempts at finding love.
To me Brothers succeeds in it’s way it makes me feel how it must be to have a brother.

A bittersweet mix of trust, competition, love, jealousy and an unbreakable bond that you can only understand if you have one, and if you dont you realise that this is something you have been missing.
Looking at this Jim Sheridan directed family portrait of the effects of war and the attrocities inflicted on the soldiers and families stars Spiderman, the little girl from Leon and Donnie Darko, not a cast you would expect to deliver the kind of performances you see in this movie.
In a way you could say this reminds me of an alternate take on The Hurt Locker, If Jeremy Renner had stayed home and he had had a brother and Queen Amidala as his sweater wearing wife.
Tobey Mcquire’s character plays a Soldier caught and tortured during his mission to Iraq, his family thinking he is dead, reluctanlty decides to continue with life… But how do you deal with the reopening a closed chapter, how you deal with guilt and if anyone ever does return from War or have we lost these soldiers for ever as soon as they are captured.
The movie succeed for me as it avoids most of the melodrama that you might expects reading the synopsis and avoids most of the clichés associated with love traingles (which this movie really isn’t), the cast is amazing (special mention Bailee Madison playing the black sheep daugther in the final dinner scene, her tears are heartbreaking) and the direction is measured and restrained.
There are many subplots that aren’t explored to their fullest but that adds greatly to making these character feels real.

This movie was on the best of list 2009 for many film critics most notably Adam Kempenaar from Filmspotting.
I caught up with it only know because I think the failure of this movie ultimately is the inability to market it properly.
It’s not what you think but what it is is gripping and makes you revisit this world and characters many times.

Check it out as this movie will pass under most people’s radar and currently only has a 58% Rotten Tomatoes score.
I would urge you to trust in the ability of Jim Sheridan to tell a gripping story and a chance for the cast to rise above their image.

Here’s the trailer that in my mind doesnt give the movie it’s right due.

Let us know what you thought of Brothers on feedback@upodcasting.com

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