Tom Hiddleston makes his triumphant return to the screen as Loki in Thor: The Dark World this weekend. Sure, Loki is the villain of the Marvel universe, but he’s also the runaway star? How did that happen? Let’s just say that Tom Hiddleston might not be acting when he’s playing Loki. He might be the ultimate trickster in real life, too. Don’t believe us? Check out these 10 mischievous moments from Tom Hiddleston and let us know if you think he’s the God of Mischief in real life, too.
What’s better than a Hemsworth boy? Two, of course. But sorry, you can’t have both. We’re putting you between a rock-hard body and … another rock-hard body by making you choose. This week’s Hotness poll is a battle of the brothers. May the odds be ever in your favor.
Chris’ and Liam’s identical twinkling baby-blues and rugged Aussie look makes this decision a nail-biter. Chris’ 6’3 frame of muscle was a sight for sore eyes in his career-launching role as Thor. Yet, Liam had girls in a frenzy alongside is ex-girlfriend Miley Cyrus in The Last Song. And soon, the handsome Hemsworths will both take OMG to a new level with Liam in The Hunger Games and Chris in Snow White and the Huntsman.
Now it’s up to you to choose who’s hot versus who’s on fire. Here’s a smoking gallery for your viewing pleasure and to make that choice a little easier … just a little. Poll closes at 3 p.m. ET on Friday.
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With summer just around the corner, so many articles are trying to convince us to get in shape and show off our beach bodies. Why go through all that torture? Treat yourself right and go to a movie instead! You can’t get sunburned in a theater and Milk Duds are an excellent source of Vitamin…something. Not enough proof for ya? Fine. You know how they say that laughter is the best medicine? Well these five ladies are gonna give you a double dose of pure hilarity on the big screen this summer. So really you owe it to yourself to check ‘em out. Which one is going to give you the biggest chuckle for your movie dollar? Well let’s take a look and see!
Funny Femme: Mila Kunis
Movie: Friends With Benefits
Opening: July 22nd
Mila Kunis needs no introduction to comedy connoisseurs. She probably has the most impressive resume of anyone on this list; staring not only as Jackie in That 70s Show, but also as the voice of Meg Griffin in the legendary Family Guy. She brought her comedy chops to the big screen in 2008’s Forgetting Sarah Marshall, and just recently blew all of our minds with her stint in Black Swan. The performance may not have earned her an Oscar, but maybe we can make up for it by giving her the coveted “Funniest Female Of The Summer 2011″ award for Friends With Benefits!
Compared to all of the superheroes in the Marvel universe, Thor has an uphill battle when it comes to connecting with an audience. Almost everyone has at least heard of Iron Man, Spider-Man, and the X-Men. Thor? Depending on how you look at it, the legendary Norse deity and his fellow Asgardians are either gods…or aliens beings worshiped by the ancient Vikings as gods. It’s a lot bigger pill to swallow than Tony Stark building himself a high-tech robo-suit to cruise around in, not to mention the fact that Iron Man has Robert Downey Jr.’s famous smirk behind it.
Luckily for the executives over at Paramount, Thor manages to introduce the comic mythology to the average moviegoer in a way that feels fresh and fun, rather than just plan silly. And believe me, the film easily could have gotten extremely silly. Let’s just say at least Tony Stark doesn’t require a rainbow bridge to traverse the universe. Despite the plot being essentially an updated version of The Sword in The Stone, Thor succeeds to due the charisma of devastatingly hunky leading man Chris Hemsworth and the beautiful visual universe created by the CGI professionals over at Marvel Studios. You don’t have to see Thor in 3D, but you certainly wouldn’t regret it if you do.
Usually people go on Dancing With The Stars after they’ve already peaked in stardom, but Chris Hemsworth made the mistake of doing the tango on TV before his cultural moment. That’s why Jay Leno was able to embarrass the Thor star by playing a clip from Australia’s DWTS yesterday, back when Hemsworth was just an aspiring soap opera actor. “I wasn’t much of a dancer,” he blushed to Jay (Thor was eliminated 6th). “You know, down at the pubs with your mates and a few beers having a dance is a little different than the ballroom. It doesn’t really translate.”
Frankly we think he’s being a little modest—though he wasn’t when he thrusted his hips away to “Jump In The Line (Shake, Senora)” in 2006. “I can never be a tortured, jaded actor,” Hemsworth recently said in an Australian interview. “Because people will say, ‘uh, that’s not true, we’ve seen you do this.” Watch his manly, erotic moves in the clip above.
This seems like the ultimate “Which way to the gym?” pick-up line. Apparently Chris Hemsworth’s Thor costume didn’t fitÃ¢â‚¬Â¦because the actor was too jacked. “The guy is 500 lbs and looks like Schwarzenegger,” Hemsworth explained while at CinemaCon. “They kept saying get as big as you can, as big as you canÃ¢â‚¬Â¦I put the costume on and within a couple minutes, my hands started to get numb.” The actorÃ‚Â quickly realized that the “pins and needles” he was feeling meant his outfit was sending him on a one-way trip to Gangrene Town. Why do we get a feeling this must happen to Hemsworth all the time? “Oh, you know, I just worked out so hard and got so swole that my leather and chain-mail body suit almost made my arms fall off. No big deal. Anyway, what are you ladies doing later?”
Director Kenneth Branagh eventually stepped in to tell the actor he didn’t have to max out every time he went to the gym. “I was just too thick anyway,” Hemsworth admits. “Ken said it’s good, you have the sizeÃ¢â‚¬Â¦let’s just pull the size back a little bit.” After having a bit of a breather (literally and figuratively), the actor is now putting the muscle back on to reprise his role of Thor in The Avengers. They better keep an eye on Chris when he goes to Bally’s, or else someone in Wardrobe will have to be on-call 24/7 with a pair of gigantic scissors.
It always surprises us when fan boys rage long and hard against particular casting choices. Do people not remember there’s a war on? While visiting Rutgers, Idris Elba responded to critics of his Thor casting, in which he’ll be portraying what had been written as a white character. “We have a man [Thor] who has a flying hammer and wears horns on his head. And yet me being an actor of African descent playing a Norse god is unbelievable?,” an incredulous Elba said. “I mean, Cleopatra was played by Elizabeth Taylor, and Gandhi was played by Ben Kingsley.” Right, and further more, those people actually existed.
Critics of Thor‘s color-blind casting took issue with The Wire star playing Heimdall, an ostensibly white all-seeing, all-hearing deity who defends the rainbow bridge to Asgard. So clearly it’s unrealistic to have an African-American man play him in a movie! A rainbow bridge to the afterlife, sure, but how can you expect the audience to suspend their disbelief that much?
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