Friday, November 8, 2013

Thor: The Dark World

My ViewThor: The Dark World   (2013)  PG-13   Thor (Chris Hemsworth) must team up with his brother, Loki (Tom Hiddleston), to take on the Dark Elves who threaten everything that Thor loves, including Jane Foster (Natalie Portman).  I enjoyed this film, especially the scenes with Loki as they added quite a bit of humor.  Hemsworth is becoming a really fine action star and is very believable as the almost invincible Thor.  There is great chemistry between Hemsworth and Portman, that makes their scenes work extremely well.  There are some great action sequences in this film, and it is a fun ride to watch.  I did feel that the first half of the film was a little slow, too much setting up of the storyline, but as the film moved along, it picked up its pace.  Be sure and stay through all the credits as there are bonus scenes.  My Rating:  Full Price  Thor: The Dark World Website
Forgotten Film The Secret Garden (1993)  G  A young British girl, Mary (Kate Maberly), has lost her parents due to an earthquake in India.  She goes to live with her uncle in England, a widower  who lives on a neglected estate in the country.  She discovers a garden that has been forgotten on the estate, and, with the help of a servant's son, she starts restoring the garden to its former glory.  This is a beautiful and magical film about love and finding a purpose in your life.  Kate Maberly perfectly captures the innocence of a child, someone who can only find the good in every person that she meets.  The cinematography gives the film a special feel, which makes this movie work on every level.  My Rating:  Full Price The Secret Garden Info
In Memory of Ed Wood (A Movie I’ve Only Seen in Trailers But Just Looks Like a Bad Idea): 47 Ronin  (2013)  PG-13  Keanu Reeves as a samurai is bad enough, but the film went way over budget, the studio took over the edit of the film and they keep moving the release date, which tells me that this film will be a stinker.  47 Ronin Info
In Case You Missed It (A Film Just Released on DVD Blu-Ray)Monsters University  (2013)  G  I liked this film but felt that it didn’t meet the standards of the first film or of Pixar’s other films. While I found the film enjoyable, it brought nothing new to the story-line.  My Rating:  Bargain Matinee  Monsters University Website

Weird Credits:  From the credits of Thor: The Dark World:  Crowd hairdresser

Coming Soon to a Theatre Near YouSaving Mr. Banks  (2013) PG-13  Tom Hanks plays Walt Disney in this story of how the 1964 film Mary Poppins was made.  Emma Thompson plays the author P.L. Travers, who fights with Disney on how Mary should be portrayed on film. Saving Mr. Banks Website 
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