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Articles Tagged 'Cate Blanchett'


10 On-Screen Queens Who Totally Rule

Storytellers have been intrigued by queens for centuries. Unlike kings, their female counterparts often represent a universal conflict: that between the desire for a private life, and the duty we all feel to uphold a public persona. Nowhere is this struggle better portrayed than in Victoria, which stars Jenna Coleman as an independent-minded, proto-feminist Queen Victoria, who sounds and looks like […]


10 Actors Who’ve Spoofed Themselves on Film or TV

“I used to be super famous.” So says Jean-Claude Van Damme, who takes on his most challenging role yet in Jean-Claude Van Johnson: himself. The new show premieres in full on Amazon Prime today (Friday 15 December), and promises to reveal a whole new side to the “Muscles from Brussels” as he turns to covert black-ops […]


Cate Blanchett on Playing a Baddie in ‘Thor: Ragnarok’: ‘She’s Quite Bewildered as to Why People are Frightened of Her’

We have an inkling why those in the Marvel Universe might fear Cate Blanchett‘s character Hela: because she’s the goddess of death. Yep, that’ll do it. Blanchett joins the Thor franchise in the next installment of the cosmic superhero series, Thor: Ragnarok, premiering on November 3. We had a first look at Hela earlier this year, and she talked about going to […]


‘Thor: Ragnarok’ Signals a Major Change in Direction with Added Color and a Retro Feel in New Photos

Ever since it was announced Taika Waititi would direct Thor: Ragnarok, we’ve been intrigued as to what he might do with the Thor franchise. After all, he is more famous for offbeat indie films like Boy, the vampire mockumentary What We Do in the Shadows, or last year’s delightful Hunt for the Wilderpeople, than big-budget comic book superhero blockbusters. Some […]


Tom Hiddleston on ‘Thor: Ragnarok’: ‘Hammers are Involved…’

Tom Hiddleston is set to reprise his role as the underdog little brother Loki in the third installment of Marvel’s Thor franchise, Thor: Ragnarok (November 3), and we’re ready for it. And it sounds like he is too. He talked to IGN about the half brothers, Loki and Thor (Chris Hemsworth), reuniting, even though they […]


Mark Ruffalo Spills Beans on Cate Blanchett Joining Marvel Family

Is Cate Blanchett signed on to star in the next installment of the Thor trilogy? The Australian actress joked about joining the superhero franchise with Jimmy Kimmel earlier in the month, ultimately dodging the question. But when asked about it, Marvel star Mark Ruffalo did not hold back. Ruffalo, who starred as the Hulk in 2012’s The Avengers […]

Idris Elba in ‘Beasts of No Nation’ (Photo: Netflix)

Idris Elba Gets Double Nomination in Golden Globes List

Idris Elba is having a very good week. After securing an NAACP nod on Tuesday and three SAG nominations less than a day ago, the star of BBC AMERICA’s Luther has his name down for two Golden Globes. This year’s nominations have just been announced, and he’s listed in the best supporting actor category, for […]


Love Story ‘Carol’ Has ‘No Political Agenda’

“Gay or straight, you can relate to this movie because it is just a love story,” says Rooney Mara, who stars opposite Cate Blanchett in Carol, a 1950s lesbian romance which opens today (Friday). It’s really a story of love at first sight between the socialite Carol, portrayed by Blanchett, and a younger Manhattan department […]

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