Actor Neal Mcdonough is a dad again after his wife Ruve gave birth to their fifth child. The Captain America: The First Avenger star welcomed son James Hamilton on Monday (31Mar14).
He shared the happy news in a statement to Access Hollywood, which reads: "The family welcomed the newest addition with open arms and loads of hugs and kisses."
James Hamilton joins brother Morgan, eight, and sisters Catherine, six, London, four, and Clover, two.
Old-school assassins prove they've still got it in Red 2, the sequel to 2010's action comedy.
The movie hits theaters on July 19, reuniting the questionable crew of retired world-class operatives of Bruce Willis, Helen Mirren, Mary-Louise Parker, and John Malkovich on a global search through the U.S., Paris, London, and Moscow for a missing portable nuclear device. The sequel also stars Anthony Hopkins, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Lee Byung-hun, Brian Cox and Neal McDonough.
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Little Clover Elizabeth, who is the couple's fourth child, was born on Monday (15Aug11) at Los Angeles' Good Samaritan Hospital.
The proud father tells People.com, "Ruve gave birth to a beauty! 8½ lbs. and 21 inches with thick dark hair like her gorgeous Mommy... We are so blessed."
The baby girl joins the McDonoughs' kids London Jane, 19 months, Catherine Maggie, four, and five-year-old Morgan Patrick.
There has been somewhat of a baby boom in Hollywood in recent days - Jessica Alba and Tina Fey both gave birth during the past week and Kevin Federline became a father for the fifth time on Monday (15Aug11). Meanwhile, Hilary Duff and Roselyn Sanchez both announced they are pregnant.
The Minority Report star and his pregnant wife Ruve walked the red carpet at the Los Angeles premiere of his new film Captain America: The First Avenger on Tuesday (19Jul11) and confirmed they are expecting a baby girl next month (Aug11).
He said, “We feel extremely blessed beyond belief. She’s ready, this hasn’t been the easiest pregnancy, but we’re all excited. My son Morgan and I will be in the McDonough House of Oestrogen, but we wouldn’t have it any other way.”
The couple is already parents to three children - Morgan, five, and daughters Catherine, four, and London, one.
The first and most important thing you should know about Paramount Pictures’ Thor is that it’s not a laughably corny comic book adaptation. Though you might find it hokey to hear a bunch of muscled heroes talk like British royalty while walking around the American Southwest in LARP garb director Kenneth Branagh has condensed vast Marvel mythology to make an accessible straightforward fantasy epic. Like most films of its ilk I’ve got some issues with its internal logic aesthetic and dialogue but the flaws didn’t keep me from having fun with this extra dimensional adventure.
Taking notes from fellow Avenger Iron Man the story begins with an enthralling event that takes place in a remote desert but quickly jumps back in time to tell the prologue which introduces the audience to the shining kingdom of Asgard and its various champions. Thor (Chris Hemsworth) son of Odin is heir to the throne but is an arrogant overeager and ill-tempered rogue whose aggressive antics threaten a shaky truce between his people and the frost giants of Jotunheim one of the universe’s many realms. Odin (played with aristocratic boldness by Anthony Hopkins) enraged by his son’s blatant disregard of his orders to forgo an assault on their enemies after they attempt to reclaim a powerful artifact banishes the boy to a life among the mortals of Earth leaving Asgard defenseless against the treachery of Loki his mischievous “other son” who’s always felt inferior to Thor. Powerless and confused the disgraced Prince finds unlikely allies in a trio of scientists (Natalie Portman Stellan Skarsgard and Kat Dennings) who help him reclaim his former glory and defend our world from total destruction.
Individually the make-up visual effects CGI production design and art direction are all wondrous to behold but when fused together to create larger-than-life set pieces and action sequences the collaborative result is often unharmonious. I’m not knocking the 3D presentation; unlike 2010’s genre counterpart Clash of the Titans the filmmakers had plenty of time to perfect the third dimension and there are only a few moments that make the decision to convert look like it was a bad one. It’s the unavoidable overload of visual trickery that’s to blame for the frost giants’ icy weaponized constructs and other hybrids of the production looking noticeably artificial. Though there’s some imagery to nitpick the same can’t be said of Thor’s thunderous sound design which is amped with enough wattage to power The Avengers’ headquarters for a century.
Chock full of nods to the comics the screenplay is both a strength and weakness for the film. The story is well sequenced giving the audience enough time between action scenes to grasp the characters motivations and the plot but there are tangential narrative threads that disrupt the focus of the film. Chief amongst them is the frost giants’ fore mentioned relic which is given lots of attention in the first act but has little effect on the outcome. In addition I felt that S.H.I.E.L.D. was nearly irrelevant this time around; other than introducing Jeremy Renner’s Hawkeye the secret security faction just gets in the way of the movie’s momentum.
While most of the comedy crashes and burns there are a few laughs to be found in the film. Most come from star Hemsworth’s charismatic portrayal of the God of Thunder. He plays up the stranger-in-a-strange-land aspect of the story with his cavalier but charming attitude and by breaking all rules of diner etiquette in a particularly funny scene with the scientists whose respective roles as love interest (Portman) friendly father figure (Skarsgaard) and POV character (Dennings) are ripped right out of a screenwriters handbook.
Though he handles the humorous moments without a problem Hemsworth struggles with some of the more dramatic scenes in the movie; the result of over-acting and too much time spent on the Australian soap opera Home and Away. Luckily he’s surrounded by a stellar supporting cast that fills the void. Most impressive is Tom Hiddleston who gives a truly humanistic performance as the jealous Loki. His arc steeped in Shakespearean tragedy (like Thor’s) drums up genuine sympathy that one rarely has for a comic book movie villain.
My grievances with the technical aspects of the production aside Branagh has succeeded in further exploring the Marvel Universe with a film that works both as a standalone superhero flick and as the next chapter in the story of The Avengers. Thor is very much a comic book film and doesn’t hide from the reputation that its predecessors have given the sub-genre or the tropes that define it. Balanced pretty evenly between “serious” and “silly ” its scope is large enough to please fans well versed in the source material but its tone is light enough to make it a mainstream hit.
McDonough's wife, Ruve, gave birth to London Jane McDonough on 11 January (10) at Los Angeles' Good Samaritan Hospital. The new arrival weighed eight pounds (3.6 kilograms).
And the addition to the actor's family has thrilled his other children, four-year-old son Morgan and daughter Catherine Maggie, two.
Ruve tells People magazine, "Morgan Patrick, four, and Catherine Maggie, who is two, are thrilled to have a new baby sister in the house. The first words out of their mouths when they wake up or come home from preschool are, 'Where's Baby London?' She is being treated like the president in the McDonough home.
"She sleeps for four hours and breastfeeds a lot. There's hardly much time for 'play' right now, but she's smothered in hugs and kisses from the kids every chance that they get. We're definitely going to keep her!"
The actor let slip the news as he walked the red carpet at the Hollywood premiere of The Ugly Truth with his wife Ruve Robertson, who could no longer conceal her baby bump.
McDonough and Robertson, who married in 2003, are already parents to three-year-old son Morgan and daughter Catherine Maggie, two.