thor ragnarok scene change

Fair warning: I’m going to spend this article talking about something that happens in the Thor: Ragnarok trailers and how that aligns with what happens in the final movie. It’s not a world-shattering revelation, but if you’ve avoided all of the trailers thus far and would prefer to know nothing about the movie at all before seeing it, here’s your opportunity to bounce to the next article.

There’s a moment in the Ragnarok trailers in which Hela, the leather-clad villainess played by Cate Blanchett, catches Thor’s hammer (good old Mjolnir) out of the air and destroys it with her bare hand. It’s a symbol of her tremendous power, and a sign that she’s not to be trifled with. But in one trailer, this confrontation happens in an alleyway, and in a more recent video, the scene takes place in a grassy field. We’ve actually written about this before, but now director Taika Waititi has explained the reasoning behind changing that Thor Ragnarok reshoot.
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Thor Ragnarok Art

Last night, /Film’s Peter Sciretta and I attended a pre-opening night reception for Marvel Studios’ Thor: Ragnarok art showcase at Hero Complex Gallery in Los Angeles. There were more than 40 pieces of art on display, and I’ve put together a selection of 10 of my favorites for you to check out now, just in case you can’t make it over to the gallery in person.
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snake outta compton trailer

Look. The title of Snake Outta Compton is either going to wrinkle your nose like you just smelled something rotten or turn the ends of your mouth upwards ever-so-slightly because you can’t help but admire this kind of audacious lunacy. I find myself in the latter camp but won’t deny anyone the chance to take one look at the movie and flee. That’s okay. The rest of us will hang out here and watch the Snake Outta Compton trailer – which features a giant snake terrorizing Compton, of course – and anticipate its ultra-low budget B-movie pleasures.

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Thor Ragnarok clip

There are some of you who, for no reason other than the phrasing of this headline, have already ignored these words and clicked down to watch the Thor: Ragnarok clip that I recommend not watching. That’s fine – you presumably know what kind of movie watcher you are at this point, and I can’t tell you what to do. But there’s only going to be one “first time” that you see what I considered to be one of the funniest exchanges in a movie that’s full of laugh-out-loud moments, and I’m just here to do my part and attempt to convince some of you to wait until you’re sitting in the theater to watch it in the proper context.
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Jean-Claude Van Johnson trailer

Action star Jean-Claude Van Damme has made a meta film commenting on his career before with 2008’s JCVD, but now the Muscles from Brussels is heading to Amazon for a new action comedy series where he takes it to the next level. Jean-Claude Van Johnson stars JCVD as a version of himself that takes acting gigs as a cover for his real job as an undercover operative.

After the brief teaser trailer that hit last week, a full trailer is here that reveals a lot more of the show’s story and gives a far better sense of the goofy, self-effacing tone they’re going for with the show. Spoiler alert: this looks hilarious.
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Thor Ragnarok review round-up

After 17 films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, you’d think that superhero movies might start feeling a little stale. And while that might be applicable to some of the action beats in Thor: Ragnarok, the film as a whole is as fresh as it gets. This is a full-fledged comedy that also happens to be a vibrant, colorful, intergalactic eyeful that has a couple Avengers in it as lead characters.

But even though the film isn’t out yet, its comedy bona fides have been well-established in the trailers and marketing materials so far. So what do critics think about it? Check out our Thor Ragnarok review round-up to find out.
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morgan spurlock simpsons

The Golden Age of the The Simpsons may be long gone, but far be it from the long-running Fox animated series to remind us of the glory days.

The latest reminder comes in the form of a mockumentary directed from Super Size Me director Morgan Spurlock in honor of one of The Simpsons greats: “Homer at the Bat.” Believe it or not, it’s been 25 years since that episode first aired, and The Simpsons is going above and beyond to celebrate its anniversary.

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hocus-pocus spell book

(Welcome to Nostalgia Bomb, a series where we take a look back on beloved childhood favorites and discern whether or not they’re actually any good. In this edition: Kenny Ortega’s beloved-by-a-generation Hocus Pocus.)

Hocus Pocus has existed since the dawn of time…or at least that is how I feel. I was only two years old when it came out in 1993 and I have been watching it since then. I cannot recall my first viewing of it, or my second, or my tenth. I was simply too young. Sure, I love plenty of movies that are much older than I am, but for most of those films I was a fully conscious child viewing them. There was a me before the movie. However, like Labyrinth and The Princess Bride, Hocus Pocus is a tale as old as time. There isn’t really a Vanessa BHP (Before Hocus Pocus) only a Hocus Pocus BV (Before Vanessa). I have been watching it since before I knew I was watching it. It was as much a constant in my life as my own parents.

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jim and andy the great beyond trailer

While tales of Jared Leto going method regularly circulate the internet to the delight and rage of fans everywhere, there are instances where actors can go overboard. Jim Carrey‘s transformative performance as renowned comedian Andy Kaufman in Man on the Moon garnered him critical acclaim and a Golden Globe award, but the process through which he gave that performance has remained behind closed doors.

“Universal didn’t want the footage we took behind-the-scenes to surface so that people wouldn’t think I was an asshole,” Carrey reveals in the trailer for Jim and Andy: The Great Beyond – With a Very Special, Contractually Obligated Mention of Tony Clifton. Together with director Chris Smith, Carrey examines the footage of him inhabiting the role of Kaufman for the first time, as he reflects on his identity as a comedian and actor.

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i tonya trailer

Margot Robbie goes for gold in her performance as the disgraced figure skater Tonya Harding in I, Tonya.

The darkly humorous, slightly irreverent take on the Olympics story that took over gossip rags everywhere in the ’90s, I, Tonya tries to get to the “truth” of the stranger-than-fiction tale of an accomplished skater who — alongside her ex-husband Jeff Gillooly (Sebastian Stan) — was accused of plotting an attack against her competitor Nancy Kerrigan (Caitlin Carver). But is truth really all that important, asks the new teaser trailer for I, Tonya?

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