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14 Hottest Movie Characters of 2014 (Thus Far)

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Wolverine drowns his sorrows, no longer eligible due to repetitive hotness

BY NATHANIEL ROGERS 

It’s my duty as a film critic to warn you that you’ll really be missing out if you skip the movies this week. After that dire 4th of July weekend, there’s suddenly a handful of excellent pictures expanding or opening: Boyhood is a one of a kind curio from Richard Linklater (of the Before... series fame) where you watch the actors age 12 years in one go since the film was shot for one week each year; Begin Again is a sweet and relaxed romance where the romance isn’t with people but with music and second chances; Land Ho! is an endearing comedy about two elderly men impulsively heading to Iceland that will immediately make you want to book a trip (I’ve been twice, to the country not the movie, and it is that special; and two dystopian sci-fi action films (Snowpiercer & Dawn of the Planet of the Apes) that may be thinly disguised agitprop on destructive economic disparity and our refusal to deal with our gun addiction, respectively, but those are worthy enough messages and the films are totally exciting with memorable acting and visuals. Support great movies!

PairDuty done, I must admit that if you stay inside in air-conditioned dark theaters you miss all that aggressive and welcome exhibitionism happening outdoors. So let’s combine the best of both worlds with this extremely scientific ranking of MOVIE HOTNESS IN 2014.

TWO DISCLAIMERS BEFORE WE BEGIN 

1) This list is dedicated to “The Full Metal Bitch” and “The Black Widow” because Emily Blunt (Edge of Tomorrow) and Scarlett Johansson (Captain America: The Winter Soldier) are perfect specimens and all the best moviegoers are polysexual when it comes to big screen beauty. But in order to narrow it down we’ll stick to the men.

2) Men who have been doing the same shtick repeatedly are not eligible no matter their temperature so goodbye to Jackman's claws, Channing undercover, Chris Evans' Captain Fantasy Boyfriend of America (who would be #1, duh) and so forth. We're focusing on the now.

THE 14 HOTTEST ACTOR/MOVIE-CHARACTERS OF 2014 ARE AFTER THE JUMP...

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Thor's Brother Loki Is Bisexual

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With anticipation building for the upcoming Thor sequel and the promise of more Chris Hemsworth shirtlessness, new attention is being paid to Thor’s devious brother, Loki (played by Tom Hiddleston in the film adaptations) and the character’s sexuality.

Writer Al Ewing is currently penning a solo comic for Loki entitled, Loki: Agent of Asgard, set to be released by Marvel in 2014. Ewing was recently asked by a fan how Loki’s sexuality will be portrayed in the comic given that Loki is bisexual and a gender-changing shape-shifter in traditional Norse mythology.

As The Quire reports, Ewing responded to the question, which was posted to his tumblr account, with a rejoinder sure to ignite the imaginations of many a fanboy (and girl), “Yes, Loki is bi and I’ll be touching on that. He’ll shift between genders occasionally as well.” Whether or not Loki will be bisexual and a gender-flexible shape-shifter in any upcoming films is still anyone’s guess.


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