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Critics pretty much roared their disapproval at the first two Madagascar movies, but several are fairly beating The Drums for the latest one, Madagascar 3 Europe's Most Wanted. Typical is Andy Webster's review in The New York Times , which concludes. "Where Madagascar soars is in its visuals A Monte Carlo chase is vertiginously madcap; a Cirque du Soleil-style spectacle dazzles with rich pastels; the 3D effects have wit and invention. Kids will be stimulated. And, parents, you'll enjoy The Sights." Michael O'Sullivan in the Washington Post praises the filmmakers for rising to a new "level of divine lunacy" and employing some "amazing animation, some in eye-popping neon, that rival those of Disney's 1940 classic Fantasia. Yes, it's that good." Several critics single out the filmmakers' effective use of 3D technology. Betsy Sharkey in the Los Angeles Times observes that they wrap "all the splashy tricks and flights of derring-do in a kaleidoscope of color that seems at times to literally spin off the screen." In fact, a Common complaint of the negative reviews is that it spins too swiftly. "The movie zooms along at a clip so quick, it sometimes overwhelms," writes Linda Barnard in the Toronto Star . Similarly, Claudia Puig comments in USA Today "Set at a frenzied pace meant to connote fun, it mostly feels like a frenetic spectacle." And Joe Morgenstern sums up in the Wall Street Journal " Madagascar 3 is all about exuberant motion, cute characters and gorgeous colors. It aims for the eyes, not the heart." Lou Lumenick in the New York Post hauls out The Whip, remarking that the movie amounts to "an exhausting, eyeball-gougingly ugly 90-minute assault of non-stop action, with an all-star voice cast shouting witless lines and a wide variety of objects lobbed at the audience in the crudest 3D fashion. And Joe Neumaier in the New York Daily News concludes that the latest Madagascar entry has become "a craven Example of a fast-buck, no-fun family film."

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Chris Hemsworth Injured By Co-star's Whip

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Chris Hemsworth gave himself a black eye with Tom Hiddleston's whip.

The pair play warring brothers Thor and Loki in 'Thor' and 'Avengers Assemble' and Chris admitted he ignored Tom's warnings to be careful with the weapon on set and ended up with a swollen and bruised eye.

He told Shortlist magazine: ''Tom had a whip in his dressing room. I opened the door, saw it and was just. 'Why the hell have you got this thing?' And for one of the stunts he had to throw knives, so had to practice how to use The Whip for some reason.

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Harrison Ford Wants New Indiana Jones Film

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Harrison Ford wants to make another 'INDIANA JONES' movie.

The actor wants to don his trademark fedora hat and crack The Whip for a fifth time as the titular archaeologist, in a follow up to 2008's 'Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull'.

He told the E! news network: "I wouldn't mind another shot at Indiana Jones.

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Chris Hemsworth Got Whipped On Thor

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Chris Hemsworth whipped himself in the face on the set of 'Thor'.

The 27-year-old actor - who plays the titular character in the superhero movie - decided he wanted to try out a whip which was being wielded by co-star Tom Hiddleston, who portrays villain Loki, on set.

However, his skills with the weapon weren't good enough and he struck himself across the face leaving him writhing in pain.

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Rihanna Admits She's 'Masochistic'

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Rihanna has confessed she is a "bit masochistic" In The Bedroom.

The 23-year-old singer - who has recently been romantically linked to Colin Farrell - has candidly opened up about her sex life, confessing she enjoys being dominated and likes being "tied up and spanked".

She told Rolling Stone magazine: "I think I'm a bit masochistic. I love feeling like I'm somebody's girl.

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Lady Gaga's Raunchy Beyonce Gift

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Lady GaGa gave Beyonce Knowles a custom-made diamond whip for her birthday.

The eccentric singer reportedly splashed out thousands of dollars on the raunchy gift and a matching underwear set, which she presented to her while singing 'Happy Birthday'.

A source said: "Gaga wanted to give her something special. The Whip was made out of hundreds of diamonds and leather.

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