Honest Posters for 2016 Oscar Hopefuls

Mad Max, Ex Machina and The Revenant are just some of the award-hungry titles taken to task with these honest posters.

It’s very easy to get serious and snobbish about films this time of year. With the run-up to the Academy Awards in February, the critic in us all can get untethered and run loose all over the place. So it’s never a bad idea to have a sense of humur about it and not to take things to seriously. But how do we do that when all the films are so darn serious? Fortunately, we have Honest Posters to take care of it.

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Rumour Patrol: Planet Hulk is Part of Thor: Ragnarok?

Hulk’s role in Thor: Ragnarok could finally introduce the Planet Hulk storyline to the Marvel Cinematic Universe…or not.

Here at Spaghetti Red we’re not huge fans of baseless rumours. Oh sure, it’s fun to let yourself believe that they’ll do a Thundercats/ He-Man cross-over movie, or that Quentin Tarantino is taking on Shakespeare’s As You Like It. But that’s not news, and we wouldn’t waste your time with it. That being said, we’re also huge fans of The Incredible Hulk, so any rumour to do with him may be given a little more wiggle room on the site. Given that Hulk is one of the more enigmatic characters in the MCU, it happens a fair bit. So there’s this rumour going around about Planet Hulk‘s involvement in Thor: Ragnarok. It’s probably got a lot of holes, but we like it and we’re going to speculate on it at length. See what you think.

The news from Latino Review is that Thor: Raganarok will finally introduce the concept of Planet Hulk. The storyline of The not-so-jolly green giant travelling to a new planet to become a gladiatorial warrior has been hinted at before. Now the rumours are saying that we’ll finally get to see it in the latest Thor outing.

We already know that Hulk will playing a big part in Thor: Raganrok, although the deails up until now have been sketchy. We’ve heard word that it would be a buddy adventure of sorts, and given the fact that the film was deliberately made less dark this fits in nicely.

But how the heck does Planet Hulk fit into this? An excellent question. Here’s how Latino Review explain it:

In the current script for THOR: RAGNAROK, a portion of the plot will center on Thor (Chris Hemsworth) being banished from Asgard and sent to a neighboring planet where he ends up competing in gladiatorial battles. He handily beats a few intergalactic warriors, and seems a shoe-in to win…until he’s thrown for quite a loop. The overlord of the bouts decides Thor needs to be humbled and destroyed, so he calls upon their champion. And take a nice big guess who walks through those gates to meet Thor in the center of the arena?

The answer is Hulk in case that wasn’t clear.

Notions of  a Planet Hulk movie have been in the air supply for some time. When Thor: The Dark World came out, hints of Planet Hulk characters included in the storyline sparked some of the first rumours. After that, once people got wind that Hulk would end Age of Ultron leaving in a quinjet the rumours started up all over again.

So here we are again, hoping that Mark Ruffalo will take Hulk into the arena so we can enjoy some Hulk-Smashing without the worry of civilian casualties.

Are these rumours baseless? It’s unlikely, but that doesn’t mean that they’re anything to go on. It’s very early in the game to start predicting what the storyline for Thor: Ragnarok will involve. Even if there is some plan to include a  story, that could very easily disappear by the time the film comes out. Also, you know, we have no real sources.

Thor: Ragnarok will hit theatres 3rd November 2017.

Watch this space for all the latest Thor: Ragnarok movie news.

From Jareth to Tesla: David Bowie’s Most Famous Roles

With the sad passing of David Bowie this week, we take a look at some of the musician’s most iconic moments in film.

The 10th January 2016 is now fated to be another sadly significant date in contemporary musical history. Today saw the tragic passing of musical icon David Bowie, who has spent the last four decades making bold new steps with his unparalleled career. From Hunky Dory to Diamond Dogs, from Ziggy Stardust to Let’s Dance, Bowie never stood still for long and never stopped shifting his shape.

Bowie wasn’t just a musical icon, though. A lot of the daring impressions he made on popular culture were visual, and he was no stranger to the movie business. Continue reading From Jareth to Tesla: David Bowie’s Most Famous Roles