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Marvel President Kevin Feige Reveals Thor 2 Story Details

= It's easy for us to get caught up in the endless photos/videos from the set of The Avengers, but Marvel has a broad slate of standalone superhero movies to worry about. The first two post-Avengers are Iron Man 3 and Thor 2 in the summer 2013. Robert Downey Jr. shared his intentions for Iron Man last month, and today Marvel president Kevin Feige revealed their plans for the Thor sequel to EW: “[Thor 2 will] primarily be the journey of that character, of he and Jane Foster (Natalie Portman) and how the new dynamic with his father is working out, as well as what are the broader stakes for The Nine Worlds." On that last point, Feige promises the script by Don Payne "take Thor literally to other worlds." Hit the jump for more on The Nine Worlds. Alfheim - Home of the Light Elves (Ljósálfar). Alfheim is a distinct region on the Asgard planetoid.
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Haley Joel Osment is about to get some Sex Ed

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I think I just made this news item seem a whole lot seedier than it actually is thanks to using Haley Joel Osment's mugshot, but oh well! So Osment (Secondhand Lions, A.I.), not seen in a film since 2007's Dtv feature Home Of The Giants, has now signed on to star in the coming-of-age comedy Sex Ed for first-time feature film director Isaac Feder. According to the film's producers, the story centers on "a college graduate who dreams of teaching high school Algebra but due to budget...
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Haley Joel Osment adds 'Sex Ed' to schedule

Haley Joel Osment adds 'Sex Ed' to schedule
Haley Joel Osment is going back to school.

The actor, who became a child star with "The Sixth Sense" but hasn't appeared in a film since 2007's "Home of the Giants," has signed on to star in "Sex Ed," a comedy from MPCA.

Isaac Feder, who has helmed commercials as well as shorts, is directing the coming-of-age tale the script by Billy Kennedy.

Producing are Brad Jenkel and Brad Krevoy of MPCA, as well as Seth Grossman and Aperture Entertainment's Adam Goldworm.

Osment will play, according to producers, "a college graduate who dreams of teaching high school Algebra but due to budget restraints, ends up teaching sexual education, despite being a virgin. He discovers an unlikely mentor in a blues bar, a ruthless enemy in the local PTA, and a gorgeous Polish girl for whom English is a distant second language."

MPCA just wrapped principal photography on "Deathgames," starring Samuel L. Jackson,
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Home of the Giants

Home of the Giants
Chicago International Film Festival

CHICAGO -- March Madness shows its sinister side in Home of the Giants, a saga about Indiana state-championship basketball. The main rivalry is not on the court, but off the hardwood, as two brothers go one-on-one in a good-vs.-evil showdown. This appealing, heady independent film won audience fans here at the Chicago International Film Festival.

Starring Ryan Merriman as Matt, a high-school basketball star, and Haley Joel Osment as Gar, his loyal, brainy sidekick, Home of the Giants is funny and gritty. With sly digs at high-school culture, filmmaker Rusty Gorman spins a sharp morality story centered on the tribal insanity of Indiana high-school basketball.

In this sharp depiction of middle-American life, Matt is reveling in his "glory days": He's the high-school star who realizes that he'll never play at the next level. He's got a one-man entourage in his brainy friend Gar (Osment), who, both realize, will someday far outpace Matt in the game of life.

Filmmaker Rusty Gorman puts a shrewd trajectory on this jock yarn, layering the drive to the championship with some unsettling human issues. At its core, Home of the Giants is played out on a much larger court, and Matt's greatest challenge is to overcome the dark legacy of his older brother.

Giants is smartly shot with just the right character rotation between its two leads: As the sharp-shooting star, Merriman struts with high-school star cockiness and self-absorption, while Osment is winning as the sidekick who must assume leadership.

Other players deliver solid turns: Kenneth Mitchell is riveting as Matt's bad-apple brother. Danielle Panabaker's new-girl-in-school freshness adds a perky dimension to the storyline. Writer-director Gorman shows a talent for credible character creations and a deft control of the story, no mean feat since Giants blends multiple narrative styles of drama, romance and comedy.

Technical contributions are A-game, most prominently editor Dan Schalk's up-tempo pacing and cinematographer Rodney Taylor's on-target framings of the heartland.


SymPics International and Blue Rider Pictures present

a Rusty Gorman Film


Director/writer: Rusty Gorman

Producers: William R. Greenblatt, L. Charles Grimes, Dan Schalk, Eugene Osment

Director of photography: Rodney Taylor

Production designer: Jennifer O'Kelly

Music: Michael Suby

Costume designer: Lisa Norcia

Editor: Dan Schalk


Gar: Haley Joel Osment

Matt: Ryan Merriman

Keith: Kenneth Mitchell

Bridgette: Danielle Panabaker

Prock: Brent Briscoe

Mrs. Gartland: Kathleen LaGue

Running time -- 101 minutes

No MPAA rating

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