If you thought Thor: The Dark World was bad (and it was), you’re not alone! Thor himself, AKA Chris Hemsworth, doesn’t care for it either. In a recent interview, the actor revealed that he found the sequel to Thor to be “meh”, which is a nice way of saying it stinks. Thankfully, director Taika Waititi came along to rescue the franchise.
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There were plenty of people who didn’t survive the mighty snap of Thanos at the end of Avengers: Infinity War, but as time has gone on, we’ve learned about some of the people who didn’t turn to dust when the mad titan snapped his fingers and wiped out half of life in the entire universe. Now one more survivor has been confirmed thanks to a lovely birthday greeting.
You might remember that during the events of Captain America: Civil War, the mighty Thor found himself displaced in Australia, forcing him to crash with an office worker named Darryl (Daley Pearson). Now the god of thunder’s former roommate has emerged as a survivor of the snap of Thanos to wish Thor a happy birthday. Read More »
We all know Marvel Studios is currently celebrating the 10th anniversary of the launch of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. And while Avengers: Infinity War was one hell of a way to celebrate the unprecedented crossover of all these film franchises, the comic book movie studio has another treat for fans to enjoy this year.
Marvel Studios has announced that all 20 of their movies, from Iron Man to this year’s Avengers: Infinity War and Ant-Man and the Wasp, will return to IMAX screens for a limited run at the end of August through the first week of September. But there’s a specific schedule for the movies that will make it rather difficult for even the most hardcore Marvel fan to see all of them. Find out more below. Read More »
The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.
In this edition, make-up artist John Caglione, Jr. recalls the process of bringing Heath Ledger‘s take on The Joker to life. Plus, take a tour of some of the costumes Weta Workshop brought to San Diego Comic-Con last month, and watch Ewan McGregor and Hayley Atwell answer some of the web’s most searched questions about them. Read More »
Last year, Thor: Ragnarok became one of the best entries in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. There was plenty to love in the sci-fi comic book comedy directed by Taika Waititi, but easily one of the best parts was Jeff Goldblum playing The Grandmaster, the eccentric leader of the trash planet Sakaar. And according to Jeff Goldblum, it sounds like there’s a chance the brightly robed character who loves celebrating his birthday with orgies might return. Read More »
(Welcome to Now Stream This, a column dedicated to the best movies streaming on Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, and every other streaming service out there.)
Welcome, streaming fans. Once again, I’ve scoured streaming services far and wide to bring you back the best streaming options available to you this week, and beyond. In this edition, you’ll find the sci-fi meditation on grief and love The Fountain, Greta Gerwig‘s acclaimed Lady Bird, the very funny Thor: Ragnarok, the James Dean classic East of Eden, and many more.
These are the best movies streaming right now. Let’s get streaming.
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New month, new movies. Netflix has a pretty stellar new line-up in June, and we’ve got the list to prove it. In addition to the constant barrage of Netflix Originals, you’ll also be able to stream Star Wars: The Last Jedi, The Departed, In Bruges, Thor: Ragnarok, and more. Check out the best new TV shows and movies coming to Netflix in June 2018 below.
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(Welcome to Road to Infinity War, a new series where we revisit the first 18 movies of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and ask “How did we get here?” In this edition: Thor: Ragnarok reinvents the God of Thunder with humor and subversion.)
Compared to Iron Man and Captain America, Thor feels short-changed in both his Avengers appearances. His first solo film narrowly misses a coherent character arc. His second doesn’t give him one at all. He is, at once, one of the most popular Avengers and one of the least narratively interesting.
Or rather he was, until New Zealand’s Taika Waititi was handed carte blanche for the character and his grandiose world.
To say that Waititi made a weird movie would be a disservice. It’s a really weird piece of an even weirder puzzle, course-correcting Thor’s prior installments while leaning all the way into the Jack Kirby-esque designs of Marvel’s golden age. It has a giant undead wolf. It has a kindly rock monster. It even has a Hulk, but it also has Jeff Goldblum as The Grandmaster, a character so fun and alluring that you forget he’s a human trafficker who sends people to their deaths for sport. Which, in essence, is the thesis of Thor: Ragnarok, a comedy about the effects of downplaying colonialism, made by an unapologetically Maori filmmaker.
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Box office reports are easy to parse through, but what about the overall net profit of a movie? And when you factor in production and marketing costs, what do the lists of highest-grossing movies really look like?
According to the new reports about the 2017 most profitable movies, not too different than what you’d expect.
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Hopefully you’ve watched Thor: Ragnarok from the comfort of your home a few times now. The third installment of the Marvel Studios franchise defies the odds by actually being the best chapter of the god of thunder’s trilogy, and it gets better and better each time you watch it.
There are plenty of special features taking you behind the scenes of the home video release, but a new Thor Ragnarok visual effects breakdown shows you some of the impressive digital work that you might not have even realized was done on the movie in post-production. In this case, the glimpse behind the scenes focuses on the scene where Cate Blanchett appears as Hela the goddess of death and destroys Thor’s trusty hammer Mjolnir. Read More »