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#WithRefugees World Tour: Live Facebook Event (video)

Chris Hemsworth and Cate Blanchett have weighed into the debate on the refugee crisis, calling on governments to increase their foreign aid during a Facebook Live video from their Queensland movie set.

The pair, who are both filming the latest Thor movie on the Gold Coast, appeared live for 30 minutes on the UNHCR — UN Refugee Agency Facebook page last night, where they asked fans to sign the UNHCR’s #WithRefugees petition.

The petition, which has close to 1 million signatures worldwide, calls on governments to “act with solidarity and shared responsibility” to the refugee crisis and will be delivered to UN headquarters in New York ahead of the UN General Assembly high-level summit next Monday.

In the video, Hemsworth acts as the interviewer questioning Blanchett, the UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador, about the time she spent with families in refugee camps in Lebanon and Jordan. Take a look below:


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Chris Joins Cate Blanchett For the #WithRefugees World Tour

Chris has joined UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador, Cate Blanchett among the first team of supporters to join #WithRefugees World Tour: Live. The event will take place on Facebook Monday, September 12th 09.00BST!.

For more information about the incredible work they are doing, please visit www.unhcr.org

To follow the live event, please visit the UNHCR’s UN Refugee Agency Facebook page: www.facebook.com/UNHCR

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Chris and Idris Elba Crash Tom Hiddleston’s Acceptance Speech

Chris’ Thor co-star, Tom Hiddleston won the Best Actor prize at the UK TV Choice Awards which was held in London. Tom is currently filming Thor: Ragnarok in Australia so obviously couldn’t make the ceremony, but he still took some time out to accept the gong for his acclaimed role in The Night Manager.

But while Tom was filming his acceptance speech, his camera time was hijacked by his co-stars Chris Hemsworth and Idris Elba. Take a look at the hilarious hijinks below:

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The Warriors Three to Return For “Thor: Ragnarok”

Next year is going to be a very packed and very promising year for fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Not only are we getting the highly anticipated sequel to James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy as well as the first solo Spider-Man movie in the MCU, Spider-Man: Homecoming, but we are also getting what could be the best Thor movie yet with Thor: Ragnarok. While “Thor: Ragnarok” has added a ton of new talent for the third installment of the franchise, it looks like some friendly faces will be returning as well.

Thanks to a couple of posts to Instagram, it seems all but confirmed that the Warriors Three will indeed be coming back for Thor: Ragnarok. The movie is currently filming in Australia, and a tattoo shop there called Punktured Tattoo recently got a visit from none other than Ray Stevenson, who plays Volstagg. The actor stopped in to get a tattoo “in between filming.”

The next clue came in the form of an Instagram post from one of the other Warriors Three actors, Tadanobu Asano, who plays Hogun. Asano was in both of the previous Thor movies, but his role in Thor: The Dark World was quite small. The actor posted a picture of himself on a beach, and simply captioned it with “Hello Australlia.” Unless he is just taking a very coincidental vacation, it pretty much seems like a sure thing that Hogun will be back. As for Zachary Levi, who plays Fandral, he hinted about his involvement in Thor: Ragnarok during San Diego Comic-Con, so that just about seals the deal as far as seeing Thor’s most trusted warrior companions in the movie. (Source)

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Paul Feig Discusses the Cut “Ghostbusters” Dance Sequence

Looks like the decision to cut Chris Hemsworth’s dance sequence in Ghosbusters reboot was a pricey one.

As reported by the Hollywood Reporter, the scene of the Thor star dancing to the Bee Gees, which now appears in the closing credits, cost in the low seven figures and was apparently the “biggest decision” of director Paul Feig’s life.

“It was stopping the flow for the audience, because even though they really loved it, they were having trouble coming back out of it. It was making the rhythm a little too goofy, in a weird way, and it was hurting our story a little bit . but it was Chris Hemsworth doing this amazing dance sequence!”

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Foxtel “Make It Yours” Campaign (Video and Screen Captures)

Foxtel’s creative platform ‘Make It Yours’ continues in July with new activity across media that includes a starring role by movie superstar Chris Hemsworth as you’ve never seen him before. The campaign showcases the differentiating benefits for customers of Foxtel, including the ability to stream from over 1,200 of the hottest movies on demand, anytime you want, and the best choice in new drama, lifestyle shows and complete seasons to suit everyone. Take a look at the commercial below:


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“Ghostbusters” Critics Reviews

Chris’ latest film, Ghostbusters hit theatres this weekend. Directed by Paul Feig, the movie features an all-star cast of Kristen Wiig, Leslie Jones, Kate McKinnon and Melissa McCarthy. Take a look below at what the critics have to say about the film:

Metro.co.uk — As likeable as our central female quartet may be, it’s ultimately Chris Hemsworth who almost steals the entire film from under their noses as bungling, thick-as-a-brick receptionist Kevin. Because Chris – whose character is so endearingly dim he completely fails to realise just how much he is being comically objectified by his new female employees – proves himself to be rather an adept comedian as he bumbles his way through proceedings.

HollywoodReporter.com — What’s most surprising is the curious shortage of chemistry among the four leads, who never quite appear comfortable as a unit despite their overlapping screen histories. Kate McKinnon fares best of them, injecting consistent freshness into her off-kilter line readings and screwy reactions as eccentric engineer Jillian Holtzmann, who builds the team’s anti-ghost gadgets — from familiar proton blasters to new improved gizmos.

Variety.com — All reboots are haunted by the specter of the movie that inspired them, but Sony’s new gender-swapped “Ghostbusters” — which substitutes comediennes Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, and Leslie Jones for the previously all-male paranormal exterminator squad — suffers from a disappointingly strong case of déjà vu. While both funnier and scarier than Ivan Reitman’s 1984 original, this otherwise over-familiar remake from “Bridesmaids” director Paul Feig doesn’t do nearly enough to innovate on what has come before, even going so far as to conjure most of the earlier film’s cast in cameos that undercut the new film’s chemistry.

EntertainmentWeekly.com — Feig’s comedy is finally here and it’s time to ask the only question that should’ve been posed in the first place: Is the new Ghostbusters funny? The answer is: Kind of, but not nearly to the degree it should be considering the talent involved.

NewYorkTimes.com — Girls Rule. Women Are Funny. Get Over It.

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“Ghostbusters” Cast Talks Chris on ‘The Graham Norton Show’

Have you ever wondered whether Chris Hemsworth could actually be as incredible as he seems? Well, the Ghostbusters cast is here to confirm it for you. During the group’s appearance on The Graham Norton Show, they couldn’t stop gushing about their handsome costar.

Melissa McCarthy told a hilarious story about the time he started singing, and when Kate McKinnon suggested that he probably doesn’t even have boogers, Leslie Jones chimed in to say that if he does, they “probably taste like cornflakes.” Watch the women’s incredible Chris Hemsworth commentary below.

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Chris and Tom Hiddleston Discuss “Captain America: Civil War”

Following Thor’s decision to leave Earth at the end of Avengers: Age of Ultron, Earth’s Mightiest Heroes have been split right down the middle, and The Avengers have been disassembled. Meanwhile in Asgard, Loki sits on the throne as Odin in disguise, so nothing is currently as it seems! However, Thor: Ragnarok stars Chris Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston had plenty to say about the events of Captain America: Civil War during an appearance at Wizard World Philadephia over this past weekend.

Asked how they believe Thor would react to finding out The Avengers went to war with each other, Hemsworth said: “I’d be like, ‘Sort it out, idiots. This is silly.’ I don’t know. I’m not sure how that story’s going to go when Thor comes back. But I think it will come as quite a shock that they all aren’t getting along—having a bit of a tiff.” Hiddleston then interjected by going full on Loki and adding, “When I came down to Earth, I brought you guys together. Now I’ve left and you’re fighting each other. Sorry. So sorry.” When Hemsworth suggested that, “Loki’s going to come back and lead them all,” the crowd ate it up as you can see below. That would be quite something to see play out, eh?

Given Loki’s history with Thanos, there’s a very good chance the God of Mischief will end up factoring into Avengers: Infinity War in some way, and him going out a hero would actually work really well (just look at Siege). We’ll just have to wait and see, but Thor: Ragnarok will no doubt drop some more hints about how both of these characters will factor into that movie when it’s released next year.

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Marvel Studios Confirms New “Thor: Ragnarok” Cast Members

Two-time Oscar-winner Cate Blanchett joins Marvel Studios’ Thor: Ragnarok as the mysterious and powerful new villain Hela, along with Jeff Goldblum who joins the cast as the eccentric Grandmaster, Tessa Thompson who will bring the classic hero Valkyrie to life on the big screen, and Karl Urban who will add his might to the fray as Skurge.

Rounding out the cast for the film is three-time Oscar-nominee Mark Ruffalo, reprising his role of Bruce Banner/the Hulk from Marvel’s The Avengers and Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron.

“The continuation of the epic Thor franchise will be powerful and unique, and with the additions of Cate, Jeff, Tessa, Karl, and Mark to the cast we have the makings of his most dangerous and heroic adventure yet,” said Producer Kevin Feige. “The sheer, raw talent each of these actors brings to the screen can’t be quantified. Having any one of them join the Marvel Cinematic Universe would be an honor, and having all of them is incredible.”

“Thor’s new cast members join returning stars Chris Hemsworth in the title role for the fifth time; Tom Hiddleston as Thor’s adversarial, adopted brother, Loki; Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Award winner Idris Elba as the Asgardian sentry, Heimdall; and Academy Award-winner Sir Anthony Hopkins again portraying Odin, Ruler of Asgard.

“Thor: Ragnarok,” the third installment of Marvel’s popular Norse Super Hero, is directed by Oscar-nominated filmmaker Taika Waititi. The film hits theatres November 3, 2017. (Source)

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Natalie Portman Not Returning For “Thor: Ragnarok”

Following reports that Natalie Portman won’t appear in Thor: Ragnarok -— with Tessa Thompson starring as the film’s female lead — Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige has come forward to confirm the actress is sitting this one out and shed some light as to why.

When asked by The Empire Film Podcast (via Heroic Hollywood) why Portman isn’t involved in Ragnarok, Feige said there are “many reasons,” including several that are made evident when watching the film. “There are only a couple of scenes on Earth in this movie,” he added, noting “80 to 90 percent takes place in the cosmos.”

Thor: Ragnarok is being directed by Taika Watiti and opens in theaters on November 3, 2017. While Marvel has yet to officially detail Thompson’s role, rumor has it the Creed star will play Valkyrie. (Source)

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Chris Discusses His Himalayan Scare

Chris Hemsworth has fought all kinds of gods and monsters on the big screen as Thor, but in real life, he recently faced a much more dangerous enemy: altitude sickness. Hemsworth told Jimmy Kimmel on Thursday that his job involves so much traveling that he and wife Elsa Pataky rarely take vacations. However, they did make a recent trek to the Himalayas.

Standard procedure for such mountain-climbing requires spending a few days at various height milestones to allow bodies to acclimate to the higher altitudes and lack of oxygen, but even this didn’t really work for Hemsworth.

“We went to 2000 meters, then 3000, and I honestly started to kind of lose my mind,” Hemsworth said. “Just completely irrational, overly sensitive to the most trivial sort of silly things.”

According to Hemsworth, his wife started to notice something was wrong. He protested he was fine, though eventually the sickness became impossible to ignore.

“My breathing is getting worse, like Darth Vader meets Daffy Duck,” Hemsworth said. “She eventually ignores me, runs and tells the guards. They come in, take one look at me and say ‘get him off the mountain.’”

Turns out Hemsworth hadn’t acclimated well to the higher altitude. After getting a breathing mask and flying back down the mountain via helicopter, everything turned out fine, but it was a close call.

“Apparently the oxygen in my lungs, the next day would’ve been oxygen in my brain, and then good night,” Hemsworth said. “We wouldn’t be sitting here.”

“Maybe it’s because you’re so handsome,” Kimmel said. “You’re not meant to be up in the mountains away from others, you’re meant to be down amongst the people, bringing joy to their eyes.”