New on DVD: Pirate Radio, Defendor

Premiering today on Digital Versatile Disc are a pair of films about people who refused to think about life the way other people expected them to. The rock and roll rebels of Pirate Radio fought back against the conservative tyranny of 1960s Britain, while the unlikely superhero Defendor fights back against crime on the streets […]

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Comcast On Demand Today: Pirate Radio

Premiering on Comcast On Demand today is Pirate Radio, a comedy from Love Actually director Richard Curtis about 1960s Britain and how rock rebels dealt with the BBC’s denial of airtime to the musical revolution. Bill Nighy and his crew of pothead DJs (including American profanity enthusiast calling himself The Count [Philip Seymour Hoffman]) set […]

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Opening Wide: 2012, Pirate Radio

Two big time movies are opening wide today, and you get to decide which part of your brain to nourish with your choice between them. Do you go for the visceral, eye-popping, rubbernecking thrills involved in watching the end of the world in 2012, or should you treat yourself to some raucous British comedy about […]

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Jessica Biel in Kenneth Branagh’s “Thor?”

The latest rumor in big-time superhero movie news is that Jessica Biel is in talks to join the cast of Kenneth Branagh’s Thor, the fantasy adventure saga surrounding the magic-hammer-toting Norse God of Thunder, one of Marvel Comics’ heaviest hitters, apparently as a love interest. This wouldn’t be Biel’s first go-around in the Marvel universe, […]

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On Demand in HD Today: Valkyrie, Vikings vs. Aliens, Fanboys

[iframe http://xfinitytv.comcast.net/movies/Valkyrie/140221/868632271/Valkryie%3A-Trailer-2/embed 420 355] Valkyrie Bryan Singer’s thriller about a real-life internal Nazi conspiracy to kill Adolf Hitler paints Col. Claus von Stauffenberg in a more noble light to allow him to be played by Tom Cruise. Bill Nighy, Eddie Izzard, Tom Wilkinson, Terence Stamp and Kenneth Branagh also star. (more…)

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Chris Hemsworth is Kenneth Branagh’s “Thor”

Chris Hemsworth, whom you should remember as George Kirk, captain of a starship for 12 minutes and saved 800 lives including James T. Kirk’s, is now officially Marvel’s God of Thunder for Kenneth Branagh’s Thor. British actor Tom Hiddleston has also come on board to play the Norse God of Mischief Loki, Thor’s half-brother and […]

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“True Blood” Star Alexander Skarsgard To Be Kenneth Branagh’s Thor?

You may recognize Alexander Skarsgård as the 6’4″ Nordic vampire Eric Northman on True Blood, or perhaps as Sgt. “Iceman” Colbert from Generation Kill, or if you don’t have HBO, you may just know him as veteran actor Stellan Skarsgård’s son. Now, there’s talk that Kenneth Branagh is considering him to play the titular gleaming […]

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