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Which Film Was Illegally Downloaded 30 Million Times In 2014?

12/29/2014 6:00pm EST
Which Films Were Most Pirated In 2014?
The list of the most pirated films of 2014 has been revealed - and Leonardo DiCaprio's "The Wolf Of Wall Street" topped the list.

Martin Scorsese's film is based on a true story of the rise and non-stop pleasure-hunting descent of Jordan Belfort (DiCaprio), the New York stockbroker who, along with several other brokers, made a massive fortune by defrauding investors out of millions.

The Oscar-nominated film made $392 million at the box office and was illegally downloaded 30 million times between Jan. 1 and Dec. 23, 2014, according to piracy-tracking company Expicio.

Disney's hugely popul...

8 New Marvel Movies On The Way!

10/29/2014 2:09am EDT
'Black Panther,' 'Captain Marvel' & Two-Part 'Avengers: Infinity
Marvel announced its upcoming feature film schedule for the next five years during a special event at Hollywood's El Capitan Theater on Tuesday.

The movie studio debuted the names and release dates for nine films, which puts 11 on the schedule if you count 2015's "Avengers: Age of Ultron" (5/1) and "Ant-Man" (7/17).

"When we have information we want to reveal, we reveal it," Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige told fans and members of the media on stage at the El Capitan Theatre. "Sometimes that's in a press release, sometimes that's in San Diego Comic-Con -- if everything comes together wel...

Marvel's New Captain America Is Black, Thor Is A Woman And There's A 'Superior Iron Man' On The Way

7/18/2014 4:15pm EDT
Marvel's New Captain America Is Black, Thor Is A Woman And There
Marvel comics has been rolling out some major new changes lately by announcing on Wednesday that in a new Thor series the titular character will now be a woman (not She-Thor, mind you, just 'Thor'). With the previous Thor no longer worthy of carrying his hammer Mjolnir, a mysterious new character will now take the mantle of the mightiest Avenger.

With the new Thor news comes a big change to another Avenger -- Captain America.

Marvel also announced on Wednesday that there will be a new Captain, this time sidekick Sam Wilson, aka The Falcon, will carry the red, white and blue shield after S...

Female Thor Will Be 'Unlike Any Thor We've Ever Seen Before'

7/16/2014 8:06pm EDT
Female Thor Will Be 'Unlike Any Thor We've Ever Seen Before'
Marvel Comics shocked fans on Tuesday by announcing that Thor will be recreated as a woman.

Marvel editor Wil Moss said in a statement: "The inscription on Thor's hammer reads 'Whosoever holds this hammer, if HE be worthy, shall possess the power of Thor.' Well it's time to update that inscription.

"The new Thor continues Marvel’s proud tradition of strong female characters like Captain Marvel, Storm, Black Widow and more. And this new Thor isn’t a temporary female substitute – she’s now the one and only Thor, and she is worthy!"

Writer Jason Aaron added: "This is not She-Thor. This is n...

Box Office Predictions: 'Hobbit' Vs. 'Anchorman' Vs. 'American Hustle'

12/20/2013 10:11am EST
Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
1) The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug- 35M Weekend, 126M Total

Even with an impending 50% drop, it looks as if The Hobbit is going to win the weekend, but Will Ferrell and company are putting up a big fight. Had Anchorman opened on Friday, the demand might have put it higher, but with a spread out 5 day weekend.

2) Anchorman 2- 30M Weekend, 45M Total

The hit comedy managed 8M on Wednesday, putting it on a fast track for a huge weekend, heading into an even bigger Christmas. The counter programming here is perfect, as it is really unlike everything else in the top 10. An Anchorman 3 seem...

'The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug' Tops Weekend Box Office

12/16/2013 6:49am EST
The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug
The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug has knocked Disney's Frozen from the top of the box office, pulling in a whopping $73.7 million on its opening weekend.

Peter Jackson's epic fantasy sequel becomes the fourth biggest December debut behind part one of the trilogy, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, Will Smith's "I Am Legend", and "Avatar."

"Frozen," Disney's animated take on Hans Christian Andersen's "The Snow Queen," fell to second, pulling in an impressive $22.2 million in its fourth week of release.

Tyler Perry's A Madea Christmas debuted third with a meager $16 million take.

The Hu...

Chris Hemsworth Kissed Wife, Not Natalie Portman, In 'Thor' Sequel

12/3/2013 7:00pm EST
Natalie Portman & Chris Hemsworth
During a passionate kissing scene in "Thor: The Dark World," Chris Hemsworth's wife stood in for his co-star Natalie Portman, who was unable to film the moment.

Spanish actress Elsa Pataky put on a brown wig and was dolled up like Portman's character, Dr. Jane Foster, for the final scene of the movie, which features the doctor and Thor locking lips.

Portman explained to the New York Daily News: "It was for re-shoots, and he was working in Hong Kong and I couldn't get there because I was working on my own film. And so they put his wife in my wig and costume - that's why it was so passionat...

'Thor' Tops Box Office Again, 'Best Man Holiday' Makes Surprising Debut

11/18/2013 8:31am EST
Thor The Dark World
For the second weekend in a row, "Thor: The Dark World" topped the box office. The Marvel film made $38.4 million and was challenged by surprise contender "The Best Man Holiday," which debuted with $30.6 million.

"Thor" also earned $52.5 million internationally, bringing its worldwide total to $479.8 million. The film pulled in $86.1 million during its opening weekend.

Romantic comedy "Holiday," a sequel to the 1999 film "The Best Man," appealed to black audiences. The film centers on college friends who reunite over Christmas and realize how easy it is for long-forgotten rivalries and ro...

Box Office Predictions: 'Thor: The Dark World' Will Repeat At No. 1

11/15/2013 12:11pm EST
Thor: The Dark World
1) Thor: The Dark World- 40M Weekend, 145M Total

With no real direct competition, and good word of mouth, Thor is still “the movie to see” this weekend. It will likely dip in half, and still do far more than everything else in theatres. It will have to contend with the juggernaut that is The Hunger Games next week, so it’s good that it is mopping up as much money as it can right now.

2) The Best Man Holiday- 17M Weekend, 17M Total

As the weekends only new release, as well as being a holiday themed release, you’d think The Best Man Holiday would shoot to the top. Unfortunately, I’m not su...

Morning Roundup: Eminem Dominates MTV EMAs, Miley Causes More Controversy, Hot Miss Universe Pics

11/11/2013 10:07am EST
Eminem MTV EMAs
Eminem Wins Big At The 2013 MTV European Music Awards
Eminem led the winners at the 2013 MTV Europe Music Awards in Amsterdam, Holland, on Sunday (10Nov13), taking home two awards and securing his lead as the artist with the most EMAs ever. (Story)

'Thor: The Dark World' Hammers Weekend Box Office
Marvel and Disney's latest superhero flick, Thor: The Dark World, has dominated the weekend box office, pulling in $86.1 million. (Story)

Katy Perry Sizzles In A Black Fishnet Dress At The 2013 MTV EMAs
Katy Perry wore two different outfits for Sunday night's MTV European Video Awards, held in A...

'Thor: The Dark World' Hammers The Competition At The Weekend Box Office

11/10/2013 11:59pm EST
Thor: The Dark World
Marvel and Disney's latest superhero flick, Thor: The Dark World, has dominated the weekend box office, pulling in $86.1 million.

While the sequel to 2011's "Thor" failed to break the $100 million mark like recent Marvel predecessors "Iron Man 3" and "The Avengers," the film opened abroad last week and has now amassed a whopping $327 million worldwide, putting it well over its $170 million budget.

Johnny Knoxville's Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa held strong at second, adding $11.3 million to its three-week total, while two of last week's debuts, "Free Birds" and "Last Vegas" flip-flopped ...

Disney And Marvel To Bring 'Daredevil' Series To Netflix

11/8/2013 2:24pm EST
Disney and Netflix announced a new deal on Thursday that will bring four new series featuring Marvel superheroes, inlcuding Daredevil, to the streaming video service.

The live-action adventures of Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Iron Fist and Luke Cage will be told through four new 13-episode shows beginning in 2015. The shows will all lead into special miniseries "The Defenders," which will feature all four heroes that hail from Hell's Kitchen, New York.

"This deal is unparalleled in its scope and size, and reinforces our commitment to deliver Marvel's brand, content and characters across all ...

The Morning Roundup: 'American Horror Story: Coven' Recap, Kaley Cuoco Weds, 'Thor: The Dark World' Review

11/8/2013 10:01am EST
American Horror Story: Coven
Only four episodes into "American Horror Story: Coven" and so much has happened -- copious flashbacks have filled us in on the contentious history between Salem and Voodoo witches as well as the tumultuous racial history of New Orleans establishing an already drama-laden environment for our contemporary characters. (Story)

Did Kaley Cuoco get married on Ellen DeGeneres' show on Thursday? The actress recently said that she's so in love with fiance Ryan Sweeting that she wants to marry him ASAP. (Story)

"Thor: The Dark World" is a vast improvement over the first film. Get the lowdown on why...

Weekend Box Office Predictions: 'Thor: The Dark World' Obviously Will Take No. 1

11/7/2013 7:10pm EST
Thor: The Dark World
1) Thor: The Dark World- 75M Weekend, 75M Total

It’s almost an unprecedented move. A summer blockbuster is opening in November. The good news is that the Top 10 films of November (All Time) are almost entirely franchise films. However, most of those are Harry Potter or Twilight films. There really isn’t a superhero sequel in November, ever. That being said, five films have managed to gross over 100M on their opening November weekends. Thor has already been doing some great overseas business, and managed some good reviews. The original opened to 65M, and it’s safe to say the sequel will bea...

Review: 'Thor: The Dark World' - Sequel Is Vast Improvement Over Predecessor

11/7/2013 2:59pm EST
Thor Dark World
'Thor: The Dark World' did an utter 180 from the utterly bland, lowest common denominator pandering of the original 'Thor' (2011). It booted two of the previous writers while restricting third writer, Don Payne, to story concept. For the sequel, 'Thor: The Dark World' pulled from the combined talents of Marvel cartoon writer Christopher Yost and the 'Captain America' writing staff, Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely. I'm impressed by Marvel's decision to focus on story and less on explosions. Did they hit it out of the ballpark? Surprisingly, yes.

'Thor: The Dark World' surrounds the A...

'Thor: The Dark World' Review: A Fun Ride With Dazzling Effects

11/7/2013 6:48am EST
Thor: The Dark World
'Thor: The Dark World' in my humble opinion is awesome. Of course if you watch our review video you'll see the other half of Two Jews on Film does not share my opinion.

In any case, for those of you who aren't comic book readers, here are the Cliffs Notes:

Thousands of years ago, a race of really scary looking beings known as the Dark Elves - led by the equally freaky looking Malekith (Christopher Eccleston) - tried to send the universe into darkness; using a powerful weapon known as the Aether.  Guess these dudes don't like the sun, hence their extremely pale skin.

These evil beings wer...

Loki Asks Kids Who The Better Superhero Is

11/6/2013 4:01pm EST
Thor The Dark World Promo With Loki And Kids
Tom Hiddleston slipped into character as Thor: The Dark World villain Loki in a funny new spoof for the upcoming sequel.

The star sat with four children in a classroom, not unlike the recent AT&T "It's Not Complicated" ads, and asked them whether they think Thor or Loki is the better superhero.

The four kids all agree, with one of them speaking her mind and feeling the wrath of the Norse trickster.

The short aired Tuesday night on Comedy Central to promote the film, which hits theaters this friday.

Check it out below...


Jaimie Alexander Wears A Showstopping, See-Through Dress At LA 'Thor' Premiere

11/5/2013 11:00am EST
Jaimie Alexander
All eyes were on Jaimie Alexander at the Los Angeles premiere of "Thor: The Dark World" on Monday. The actress wore an Azzaro Couture sheer paneled dress that left no room for undergarments.

The racy gown has been compared to the one Gwyneth Paltrow wore last April to the "Iron Man 3" premiere in which the actress confessed she needed a really close shave in order to pull off the look.

We can see why!

Alexander has spurned rumors that she'll be playing Wonder Woman in an upcoming Warner Bros. film. She recently addressed the gossip by telling Forbes: "Being in the comic book world, we kn...

'Thor: The Dark World' Set To Crush It At The Box Office

11/5/2013 8:19am EST
Thor: The Dark World
Fans are eagerly waiting for "Thor: The Dark World" to hit theaters on Friday, Nov. 8. The Marvel film is set to easily dominate the weekend box office.

The film debuted in Europe last weekend and was number one in several countries, including England, France, Germany and Spain. It made a total of $109.4 million.

In the anticipated sequel, Thor (Chris Hemsworth) fights to restore order across the cosmos, but an ancient race, led by the evil Malekith (Christopher Eccleston), returns to plunge the universe back into darkness.

Faced with an enemy that even Odin and Asgard cannot overtake, T...

'Ender's Game' Tops Weekend Box Office & 'Thor' Sequel Dominates Internationally

11/4/2013 8:22am EST
Ender's Game
Sci-fi epic "Ender's Game" easily dominated the weekend box office, taking in $28 million.

The film, based on a book by Orson Scott Card, centers on a group of children who are trained in military space tactics to combat a hostile alien race. Harrison Ford, Hailee Steinfeld, Asa Buterfield and Abigail Breslin star.

Johnny Knoxville's "Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa" took second place at the box office with $20.5 million, bringing its total to more than $62 million in two weeks.

Tying at three were animated film "Free Birds" and "Last Vegas," which stars Morgan Freeman, Robert De Niro, Mic...

Tom Hiddleston Surprises Kids At 'Thor: The Dark World' Charity Screening

11/2/2013 3:30pm EDT
Tom Hiddleston
Children at a charity screening of "Thor: The Dark World" were shocked when Tom Hiddleston made a surprise appearance at the New York event on Thursday.

The actor, who plays villain Loki in the Marvel Comics films, attended the advanced screening after flying in from London. He also honored the organizers at the Variety the Children's Charity of New York and The Children's Aid Society.

He told attendees, "I just landed from London... and to sort of come through the airport, throw on some clothes and come into that response (at the cinema) where there were just 300 kids so excited to be th...

Kat Dennings Shows Her Sexy Curves In A Two-Tone Black Velvet Dress At 'Thor: The Dark World' Premiere

10/24/2013 1:45pm EDT
Kat Dennings
Kat Dennings, 'Thor: The Dark World' World Premiere - Arrivals, Odeon, Leicester Square, 10/22/2013

See all the photos from this event, including stars Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman and Tom Hiddleston, here.

See all the photos from this event, including stars Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman and Tom Hiddleston, here.

See all the photos from this event, including stars Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman and Tom Hiddleston, here.

See all the photos from this event, including stars Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman and Tom Hiddleston, here.

See all the ph...

'Thor: The Dark World' World Premiere - Arrivals

10/22/2013 1:08pm EDT
kat dennings
Kat Dennings - 'Thor: The Dark World' World Premiere - Arrivals, Odeon, Leicester Square, 10/22/2013


Comic Con 2013: Superman & Batman Movie, 'Guardians Of The Galaxy' And 'Avengers 2' Dominate

7/22/2013 6:02pm EDT
Thor: The Dark World
Saturday was a huge day at this year's Comic Con, especially for Marvel studios.

The superhero movie-making factory had quite a few announcements to make, sending fans who were there (and who weren't there) into a frenzy over what's coming in the next two years.

To start, actor Tom Hiddleston reprised his role as Loki from "The Avengers," and the upcoming "Thor: The Dark World," trying hard to keep a straight face while in character to present the trailer for the "Thor" sequel.

Marvel also previewed next summer's sequel "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" and the highly anticipated "Gu...

Comic Con 2013: Official Title And New Villain Announced For 'The Avengers' Sequel

7/21/2013 4:08pm EDT
Actor Tom Hiddleston brought the crowd in the San Diego Convention Center's Hall H to a frenzy as he showed up to the panel for upcoming Marvel films Thor: The Dark World, Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Guardians of the Galaxy in character as supervillain Loki.

Hiddleston gave a short speech before revealing footage from the "Thor" sequel, finding it difficult to stay in character and cracking smiles at times during his speech.

Director Joss Whedon surprised fans by showing a teaser trailer for "The Avengers 2" which reveals that the new villain is Ultron -- a creation of Dr. Hen...

Marvel Releases First Teaser Trailer For 'Thor: The Dark World'

4/23/2013 4:05pm EDT
Thor: The Dark World
Marvel Studios' "Phase Two" is well underway, with Iron Man 3 set to hit theaters next Friday and the first trailer for this fall's Thor: The Dark World making its debut early Tuesday morning.

The second wave of superhero flicks from the studio, owned by Disney, continues this November as the God of Thunder faces a new foe and has to recruit an unlikely ally.

The sequel to 2011's Thor continues where last summer's blockbuster The Avengers left off. This time around, Thor (Chris Hemsworth) returns to earth to reunite with love interest Jane Foster (Natalie Portman); and a new baddie, the d...

Marvel Reveals First Poster For 'Thor: The Dark World,' In Theaters Nov. 8

4/21/2013 5:58pm EDT
Thor: The Dark World
The first poster from this fall's Thor: The Dark World has been released by Marvel Studios, starting some early buzz for the upcoming superhero flick. Chris Hemsworth returns as the God of Thunder and looks ready for battle in the wind, snow and lightning filled image.

Marvel's mightiest hero battles a new enemy in The Dark World -- Malekith the Accursed (Christopher Eccleston), the leader of a dark and ancient race out to plunge Asgard, Earth and the rest of the Nine Realms into darkness.

Thor's father Odin (Anthony Hopkins) is no match for Malekith, and Thor sets out to stop the enemy w...