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Quote of the Day: Chris Hemsworth on Thor Costume

Posted by Robin Paulson Categories: Interviews, Movies, Marvel Comics

Chris Hemsworth in the Thor costume

“I put the [costume] on and said ‘It’s not very comfortable, but it looks amazing, so it’s all good.’”

- Actor Chris Hemsworth on donning the superhero duds for Kenneth Branagh’s adaptation of .

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Quote of the Day: Stan Lee on His Iron Man Cameo

Posted by Robin Paulson Categories: Interviews, Movies, Marvel Comics

Stan Lee in Iron Man

“But I was lucky because I had three girls and the director kept saying, ‘Hold them closer!’ And they must have taken an hour to shoot it. The four of us were almost engaged by the time we were finished.”

- Living comic book legend Stan Lee on his Iron Man cameo.

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Hit Girl Actress Injured on Set

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Movies, Marvel Comics

Chloe Moretz as Hit GirlChloe Moretz injured herself on the set of . The 13-year-old actress, who has caused some controversy due to her swearing in the action comedy movie, admits she was left hurt when she performed a stunt, but didn’t want medics to be called.

“I fell on the edge of a chair, and it kinda broke. I was begging them not to get the medic, but of course they were all like, ‘No, let’s check it out.’ And it was just fine, it was just a cut. I’ve gotten way worse in real life. My dog bit me once.”

The young star also confirms she did most of her own stunts in the film: “Practically all of it is me except for the running up the wall - that was a person who ran up the wall actually, without wires. I was sitting there thinking, ‘Are you kidding me? Is this fake?’ It’s breathtaking.”

British-born Chloe recently defended Kick-Ass against criticism from some people who claimed a young girl should not be swearing in a film. She said, “It’s a movie. Obviously a little girl can’t beat up and kill huge, heavy men. I don’t see how anyone would realize it’s not real. It is a controversial role, but it was a role I wanted to do. If I said a sixteenth of the words I did in that movie at home, I would be grounded for the rest of my life for sure.”


Remembering Calvin & Hobbes by Bill Watterson

Posted by Tom Mason Categories: Editorials, Interviews

Calvin and HobbesCan it really be just 14 years ago - December 31, 1995 - that Bill Watterson said goodbye to Calvin and Hobbes and left the comics pages and most of us very, very sad? That’s longer than the 10 years that the strip ran. In honor of the anniversary of Calvin And Hobbes’ retirement, here’s a quote from Watterson about how the strip came to be:

“It was a slow process, and actually what happened is another odd coincidence. One of the strips I’d sent (the syndicate) had Calvin and Hobbes as minor characters. Calvin was the little brother of the strip’s main character, and Hobbes was like he is now, a stuffed tiger that came to life in Calvin’s imagination. One of the syndicates suggested that these two characters were the strongest and why didn’t I develop a strip around them? I had thought they were the funniest characters myself, but I was unsure as to whether they could hold their own strip. I was afraid that maybe the key to their wackiness was the contrast between them and the more normal characters in the rest of the strip. I wasn’t sure Calvin and Hobbes would be able to maintain that intensity on their own. But I tried it, and almost immediately it clicked in my mind; it became much easier to write the material.

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Quote of the Day: Jeff Bridges on Lack of Iron Man Script

Posted by Robin Paulson Categories: Movies, Marvel Comics

Jeff Bridges as Obidiah Stane in Iron Man

“They had no script, man. They had an outline. We would show up for big scenes every day and we wouldn’t know what we were going to say. We would have to go into our trailer and work on this scene and call up writers on the phone, ‘You got any ideas?’ Meanwhile the crew is tapping their foot on the stage waiting for us to come on… So I said, ‘Oh, what we’re doing here, we’re making a $200 million student film. We’re all just f—-in’ around! We’re playin’. Oh, great!’ That took all the pressure off. ‘Oh, just jam, man, just play.’ And it turned out great!”

- Actor Jeff Bridges, who portrayed Obidiah Stane/War Monger, on filming the initial Iron Man movie.

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Quote of the Day: Anna Kendrick on Scott Pilgrim

Posted by Robin Paulson Categories: Movies

Michael Cera and Anna Kendrick star in Scott Pilgrim vs. The World

“You should start emotionally preparing yourself now. It’s so good, people are not going to know what hit them. I have a small role in so I’m allowed to gush. It’s so cool. I’ve never seen anything like it. There’s an energy and a style that I’ve just never seen before and I think it’s going to make the fastest movie you’ve seen look like a Merchant Ivory film. There, I said it.”

- Actress Anna Kendrick on her reaction to the film adaptation of Bryan Lee O’Malley’s Scott Pilgrim film. I wonder if Kendrick and Jason Schwartzman meant to have the same response.

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Quote of the Day: Natalie Portman on Marvel

Posted by Robin Paulson Categories: Interviews, Movies, Marvel Comics

Natalie Portman

“Any time I get a phone call, it doesn’t come up as a normal number; it’s like a five-digit code. I’m like, ‘What kind of spy organization is this?’ I’ve never seen that before. I’ve had phone calls from people in the government, and they don’t have that. Marvel is some crazy underground world.”

- Actress Natalie Portman on getting contacted by Marvel for her Thor role.

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Joss Whedon Only Has Eyes For The Walking Dead

Joss Whedon at this year's San Diego Comic Con

The lovable and very talented comic book geek-turned-television genius known as Joss Whedon has his hands so full with his latest show Dollhouse that he has only enough time to read one comic book series: The Walking Dead.

“That is the only comic I still read—literally. [I] paced myself because it was deep into the trades by then and I only let myself buy one trade a week, for a few weeks before I broke down because it was my favorite soap opera.”

Then again, who can resist a never-ending zombie apocalyptic story? I sure can’t.

So what does the series writer, Robert Kirkman have to say about having Whedon as a fan?

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