The Thor movies are responsible for Marvel’s best big-screen villain to date – Tom Hiddleston’s deliciously devious Loki – but also the MCU’s worst, in the form of Christopher Eccleston’s absurd dark elf Malekith in Thor: The Dark World (2013). (Eccleston, it must be noted, has complained that many of his scenes were cut.) But it looks as if Hela means business. Not only will the events of Ragnarok see her taking away Thor’s hammer, but she seems to be hellbent on draining all life from Asgard and rebuilding it in her own deathly image. … [Read more...] about Will ‘Goddess of Death’ Cate Blanchett solve Marvel’s female supervillain problem?
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The upshot of this rapidly narrowing blueprint for success is that studios once considered to be languishing in the Marvel machine’s rear vision have an opportunity to move out from the pack. Logan, 20th Century Fox’s paranoid, postapocalyptic vision of superhero flick as noirish modern-day western, might just have begun that process. And it’s encouraging to hear that director James Mangold is now working on a spin-off for Wolverine’s clone daughter, Dafne Keen’s soulfully unhinged X-23. Next up for the studio is its New Mutants spin-off, by The Fault in Our Stars’s director Josh Boone, which also looks different. A new trailer, full of jump-scares and sinister dream sequences, suggests the genre of choice this time out is horror. … [Read more...] about Marvel, DC, whatever … why all superhero movies look the same these days
In another clip shown at the panel, Sister Maggie helps Matt recover from injuries sustained during Marvel's Defenders. She tends to his wounds as he lies in an infirmary bed in the orphanage he grew up in -- and we learn she knows he's the Devil of Hell's Kitchen, and that the building collapse at the end of Defenders left Matt deaf in one ear and without his heightened sense. … [Read more...] about Marvel’s Daredevil season 3 details revealed at NYCC 2018
But the shift to the balcony theory didn’t answer all of the outstanding questions. While speaking with police roughly two weeks after the death, fellow party attendee Stacy Smith expressed doubt that Horsford could have fallen. “I don’t get it at all,” Stacy told police, according to transcripts released by the FCSO. “I mean I’ve been on that deck like a million times like, I’ve looked, and I’ve tried” — testing a theory that a drunk Horsford had leaned over to vomit, but gone too far — “and I don’t understand.” Officer Sexton sympathised with her confusion, but continued to explore the fall theory. “I mean like you said, that she leaned over, was trying to throw up or thought she was going to throw up, maybe she sat up on the rail and was smoking,” he says. “Or just who knows.” Yet Stacy notes that Horsford wasn’t acting sick; despite her high BAC, this is supported by … [Read more...] about The Unanswered Questions of Tamla Horsford’s Death
An undated file photo shows Odessa Carey, 73, whose headless body was discovered at her home in Ashington, Northumberland, with her head found at a separate address under a sink. Her daughter, also named Odessa Carey, 36, has been charged with murder but is too unwell to face trial for a criminal offence … [Read more...] about Pictured: Daughter, 36, ‘who cut off her 73-year-old mother’s head with knife and scissors before storing it in carrier bag and taking it out to kiss in front of family friend’