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Movie Talk: ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Tanks in China

On this episode of Collider Movie Talk, Mark Ellis, Perri Nemiroff, John Rocha, and Wendy Lee discuss the following: According to the Hollywood Reporter, Star Wars: The Last Jedi has already been pulled from theaters in China after only two weeks of release due to low box office numbers. In an interview with Postmedia Network, Chris Hemsworth stated that there will be "76 cast members or something like that" in Avengers: Infinity War. Opening This Week: 12 Strong tells the story of the first Special Forces team deployed to Afghanistan after 9/11. Den of Thieves is a gritty crime …
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Best Australian Movies You Must See During The Australian Open

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“Livin’ in a land down under, where women glow and men plunder,” sang 80’s pop group Men At Work.

As most of the United States is buried under cold and snowy temps, Australia is having balmy warm weather. The country of marmite, koalas and kangaroos, and the Great Barrier Reef is currently hosting the first of the tennis grand slams of 2018, The Australian Open.

Serbia’s Novak Djokovic hits a shot during a training session ahead of the Australian Open tennis tournament, in Melbourne, Australia January 15, 2017. Reuters/Issei Kato

The list of actors and actresses hailing from the sixth largest nation include Errol Flynn, Peter Finch, Rod Taylor, Mel Gibson, Guy Pearce, Nicole Kidman, Geoffrey Rush, Toni Collette, Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Ben Mendelsohn, Cate Blanchett, Heath Ledger, Hugo Weaving, Naomi Watts, Abbie Cornish, Eric Bana, Joel Edgerton, Mia Wasikowska, Margot Robbie, Chris Hemsworth,
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The Preview Reel: 12 Strong and Den of Thieves

Welcome to the “Preview Reel” column, where we look at this week’s upcoming wide-release movies. Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle continues its hot streak at the box office, and with two soft contenders entering the ring this week, we don’t see why its reign won’t continue. There’s the based-on-a-true-story war flick 12 Strong and Gerard Butler’s Den of Thieves, neither of which is premiering with much fanfare. Is either of these worthy of the price of admission? Let’s see.

12 Strong

What we are excited about: The cast, no pun intended, is strong. Chris Hemsworth has proven to be good leading man with the “Thor” and “Avenger” franchises, and he has plenty of talent surrounding him too. Michael Shannon, Taylor Sheridan, Michael Pena, and William Fichtner are all great supporting actors. Combine the acting talent with a strong true story, and this has the potential to
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’12 Strong’ Starring Chris Hemsworth Is An Unremarkable Tale Of Heroism [Review]

There are movies — good and bad — that inspire you as a writer. They’ll overwhelm you with the volumes of text that ensue from your fingertips, all conjured by the celluloid (or, more often than not these days, digital file) recently projected in front of you. “12 Strong: The Declassified True Story of the Horse Soldiers“ is not one of those movies. In fact, its hyper-masculine, explosion-filled, glowingly patriotic storytelling is so formulaic, rote and dreadfully dull, that it leaves a film critic struggling to find something to write about.

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Avengers: Infinity War Director Addresses Those Nomad Rumors

Following months of speculation, Avengers: Infinity War star Chris Evans seemingly confirmed with an autograph that Steve Roger will exchange his Captain America identity for that of Nomad in the Marvel Studios sequel. But while co-director Joe Russo doesn’t go that far, he does say the iconic hero will reflect “the spirit of that character.”

Related: Avengers 3 & 4 Feature 76 Cast Members, Says Chris Hemsworth
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Chris Hemsworth Confirms Partial Cast List For Avengers: Infinity War

When it comes to Avengers: Infinity War, Chris Hemsworth is just the gift that keeps on giving, isn’t he? From dishing on Thor’s missing eyepatch to revealing how many characters we might see in the pic, he’s been spilling quite a bit over the past few weeks and now, he’s revealed some more information, this time pertaining to the cast list for the upcoming blockbuster.

While appearing on The Tonight Show, the Aussie actor confirmed that the following individuals will be starring alongside him in Infinity War – *deep breath* – Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Jeremy Renner, Elizabeth Olsen, Benedict Cumberbatch, Chris Pratt, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Benicio del Toro, Anthony Mackie, Don Cheadle and Paul Rudd. And…exhale.

Now, there’s nothing terribly shocking about any of this, as almost all of these actors have been spotted on set already. Still, it
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Joe Russo says Steve Rogers “isn’t exactly Nomad” in Avengers: Infinity War

Last summer, it was rumoured that Chris EvansSteve Rogers would be taking on a new alias in Avengers: Infinity War, suiting up as his one of his alternate comic book alter egos – Nomad – after laying down Captain America’s shield at the end of Captain America: Civil War.

Evans himself added to the speculation this past weekend, signing both ‘Cap’ and ‘Nomad’ on a Captain America shield during an appearance at Arizona’s Ace Comic Con. However, we now have confirmation from Infinity War co-director Joe Russo that Cap won’t be Nomad exactly, but will be “in the spirit of that character.”

“Our approach to the [Steve Rogers] was to deconstruct him, to take him in a different direction,” Russo told Fantasy Focus Football. “Obviously you can’t deal with a character called Captain America without dealing with the thematics behind that, so we wanted a relevancy to it and
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Avengers: Infinity War concept art gives us a good look at the Hulkbuster 2.0

As we saw in the first trailer for Avengers: Infinity War, the Hulkbuster will be making its return to the Marvel Cinematic Universe this May for Marvel’s hugely-anticipated superhero blockbuster, and some concept art has arrived online via Reddit which gives us a good look at the redesigned armor. Check it out below, but if you want to avoid spoilers, don’t read the paragraph below…

Spoilers Follow…

As may assumed after the first trailer for Infinity War, Lego set leaks have confirmed that it won’t be Robert Downey Jr.’s Tony Stark donning the Hulkbuster suit in the movie, but rather Mark Ruffalo’s Bruce Banner. As yet, it’s unclear whether this confirms the speculation that Banner may be getting separated from his angry alter-ego, but it certainly adds some weight to it.

See Also: Avengers and Guardians assemble on new Avengers: Infinity War promo art
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Avengers: Infinity War’s Chris Hemsworth Gets Candid About Almost Passing Up The Chance To Play Thor

Someone get Doctor Strange on the phone; Chris Hemsworth wants to borrow the Eye of Agamotto and, more specifically, the Time Stone hidden within.

Currently out promoting his true-life war drama 12 Strong, Marvel’s God of Thunder swung by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (h/t, where talk inevitably veered toward Avengers: Infinity War, the deadliest McU movie yet.

In doing so, Fallon quizzed Hemsworth about the time he almost passed up the chance to play Thor for Marvel Studios. It’s something that the Aussie actor has addressed before, of course, and he’s been pretty forthcoming about his initial hesitation (spoilers: Chris Hemsworth was wary of signing a multi-picture deal for a project still in its infancy). But now that the McU has ballooned into a billion-dollar franchise, the actor has precisely zero regrets, and admitted that if he was in possession of a time machine,
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How to Support the Time's Up Movement from a $12 Pin to a Celebrity Golden Globes Gown

How to Support the Time's Up Movement from a $12 Pin to a Celebrity Golden Globes Gown
The Golden Globe Awards’ red carpet blackout may be over, but the Time’s Up initiative is just beginning. Hollywood is continuing to champion the fight against sexual harassment in the entertainment industry and beyond.

Time’s Up — the organization founded by 300 figures in the entertainment industry like Meryl Streep, America Ferrera, Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman and more — announced Wednesday that the organization is partnering with Condé Nast and eBay to auction off a selection of the black gowns and tuxedos worn by celebrities on the red carpet at the 2018 Golden Globes.

Between January 19 and January 26, shoppers can visit ebay.
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Black Widow Gets a John Wick Inspired Fan Poster

A new fan-made poster for the Black Widow movie combines the world of Marvel with the gritty art of John Wick and it looks like it could be a legit poster for the movie. The Black Widow movie is currently in the very early stages of development according to reports that surfaced last week. Superhero newcomer Jac Schaeffer has been typed to pen the script with collaboration from Scarlett Johansson, and it has been rumored that they'll be getting to work on the story as soon as next month.

Marvel fans have been asking about a standalone Black Widow movie since the character first showed up in 2010's Iron Man 2 and now Marvel is actively pursuing the movie. Since the news dropped, fans have been cautiously optimistic about what a Black Widow movie will mean for the next phase of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Chris Hemsworth has hinted at
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Chris Hemsworth, '12 Strong' Stars Talk Comradery at Premiere

Chris Hemsworth, '12 Strong' Stars Talk Comradery at Premiere
The film 12 Strong — starring Chris Hemsworth, Rob Riggle, Michael Pena, and Michael Shannon, among others — tells the true story of the dozen American Special Forces operatives who sought to seize a Taliban-controlled town in Afghanistan after Sept. 11, riding into battle on horseback.

The Warner Bros., Jerry Bruckheimer-produced film is based on the 2009 book Horse Soldiers, as well as real-life events overseas.

At the film’s premiere at New York's Jazz at Lincoln Center on Tuesday night, the stars, who mingled with their real-life counterparts, talked about the comradery they developed on- and offscreen.

“We had weeks...
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'12 Strong' Review: He-Man War Movie Is Horse of a Different Color

'12 Strong' Review: He-Man War Movie Is Horse of a Different Color
Producer Jerry Bruckheimer thinks big, and his war movies can range from noisy idiocy (Pearl Harbor) to near brilliant (Black Hawk Down). Luckily, 12 Strong sees the value in substance as well as spectacle. Based on Doug Stanton's 2009 bestseller, Horse Soldiers: The Extraordinary Story of a Band of U.S. Soldiers Who Rod to Victory in Afghanistan, this rough-hewn drama has a compelling, mostly untold story to relate. After 9/11, an elite Special Forces unit comprised of 12 Green Berets led by Captain Mitch Nelson (Chris Hemsworth), were dropped into Afghanistan in response to the attack.
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Box Office: ‘Jumanji’ Poised for Three-Peat, Despite Challenge From ‘12 Strong’

Box Office: ‘Jumanji’ Poised for Three-Peat, Despite Challenge From ‘12 Strong’
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” is poised for a three-peat at the North American box office this weekend, but will face challenges from Afghanistan war drama “12 Strong” and heist thriller “Den of Thieves.”

Jumanji” is likely to take in between $15 million to $20 million in its fifth frame, which will lift its total domestic take to around $320 million — making the action-comedy one of the top 60 domestic performers of all time, with plenty of drawing power in the weeks to come. International performance for the Dwayne Johnson-Kevin Hart vehicle has been impressive with $385 million so far.

12 Strong,” produced by Alcon Entertainment, Black Label Media, and Jerry Bruckheimer, will pose the greater threat, with tracking showing an opening in the $14 million to $17 million range at 3,002 locations — including Imax, premium large format, and Dolby Cinema. Warner Bros. is handling distribution through its output deal with Alcon.

Chris Hemsworth and Michael Shannon star in “12 Strong” in a
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15 HD Images For Avengers: Infinity War Bring Us Closer To The Spectacle

Amid McU blowouts for Black Panther and Peyton Reed’s Ant-Man and the Wasp (see here), Disney has now rolled out a series of high-definition images for Avengers: Infinity War, the deadliest cinematic showdown in the history of Marvel Studios.

Embedded below, there are 15 action shots in total, most of which have been pulled from Infinity War‘s record-setting trailer – 230 million views in its first 24 hours of release – while one features the close-up of Mantis (Pom Klementieff) and the unconscious Thor (Chris Hemsworth) that initially released through USA Today.

It’s just one of many, many crowd-pleasing exchanges primed to take place in Infinity War, given Joe and Anthony Russo have stacked their event movie with no less than 76 characters. That’s an impressive, if overwhelming roster by any standard, though we’re quietly confident in the Russo Brothers’ ability following their frankly incredible work on Captain America: Civil War.
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Chris Hemsworth "Contractually" Done With Thor After Avengers 4

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Chris Hemsworth's reign as Thor could be coming to an end in 2019. "Two days I ago, I was in Atlanta finishing Avengers in my Thor garb," the Australian star told USA Today earlier this week. "It's really been two years of non-stop. I'm exhausted, but good." Hemsworth and his co-stars just wrapped production on Avengers 4, set for release on May 3, 2019; the Marvel Studios blockbuster is a follow-up to Avengers: infinity War, premiering May 4. Hemsworth made his debut as the prince of Asgard in 2011's Thor, reprising his role as the hammer-wielding hero in 2012's The Avengers, 2013's Thor: The Dark World, 2015's Avengers: Age of Ultron and 2017's Thor: Ragnarok (plus a...
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12 Strong and Den of Thieves top our What to Watch weekend preview

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This weekend in theatres, I'm excited to see 12 Strong and Den of Thieves!

Chris Hemsworth (Thor, The Avengers) and Oscar nominee Michael Shannon (The Shape of Water, Nocturnal Animals) star in 12 Strong, a powerful new war drama based on the best-selling book Horse Soldiers. It is the story of heroism based on true events that unfolded a world away in the aftermath of 9/11. The epic action in this should be seen on the big screen!

Starring Gerald Butler, Den of Thieves follows the intersecting and often personally connected lives of an elite unit of the La County Sheriff's Dept. and the state's most successful bank robbery crew as the outlaws plan a seemingly impossible heist on the Federal Reserve Bank of downtown Los Angeles.
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Movie Review – 12 Strong (2018)

12 Strong, 2018.

Directed by Nicolai Fuglsig

Starring Chris Hemsworth, Michael Shannon, Michael Peña, Navid Negahban, Trevante Rhodes, Geoff Stults, Thad Luckinbill, Austin Stowell, Ben O’Toole, Austin Hebert, Kenneth Miller, Kenny Sheard, Jack Kesy, Elsa Pataki, William Fichtner, Rob Riggle, Laith Nakli, Fahim Fazli, and Numan Acar.


12 Strong tells the story of the first Special Forces team deployed to Afghanistan after 9/11; under the leadership of a new captain, the team must work with an Afghan warlord to take down the Taliban.

As Us paramilitary soldiers and the Northern Alliance of Afghanistan get to know one another, General Dostum (Homeland‘s Navid Negahban) refuses to show Captain Mitch Nelson (Chris Hemsworth of Thor fame) the same level of respect as the rest of his titular brotherly squad of 12 soldiers. He goes on to cite Officer Hal Spencer’s (the always scorchingly intense Michael Shannon) eyes as the telling sign of a true warrior,
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’12 Strong’ Film Review: Chris Hemsworth Leads the Charge in a Powerful Afghanistan Story

’12 Strong’ Film Review: Chris Hemsworth Leads the Charge in a Powerful Afghanistan Story
Now in its 17th year, the war in Afghanistan is the longest armed conflict in U.S. history. The new military drama “12 Strong,” whose primary visual draw is U.S. troops on horseback shooting at the Taliban with machine guns, understands the reasons for that intractability. Helmed by Danish commercial director Nicolai Fuglsig, the Chris Hemsworth vehicle is is often hammy, but also wryly funny, breath-stoppingly tense, and uncommonly intelligent. Its January dump is a disservice to a promising debut feature. In almost any other situation, it would be inconceivable to think of the U.S. armed forces — the most formidable...
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Film Review: ‘12 Strong’

Film Review: ‘12 Strong’
Sixteen years after U.S. troops landed in Afghanistan, the conflict there might be summed up as a violent holding pattern, or a stalemate we’re still mired in, or — if you squint hard enough — a slow-motion qualified success. But only the producer Jerry Bruckheimer would seek to portray it as a victory decisive enough to be called a triumph of the kick-ass American spirit.

“12 Strong,” one of those rare “serious” Bruckheimer productions, tells the story of the first U.S. soldiers to land in Afghanistan in the days after 9/11: the members of Oda 595, an elite Special Forces unit that was ordered to link up with a local warlord and fight its way, village by village, to the Taliban stronghold of Mazar-i-Sharif (the country’s fourth largest city). There, they would theoretically gut the Taliban’s nexus of power and topple the ability of Afghanistan to serve as a training ground for Al Qaeda troops.

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