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THOR LIKELY TO THUNDER AT THE BOX OFFICE

May 6, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

So, can a 3D superhero flick directed by a man generally associated with movie versions of Shakespeare’s plays attract an audience as big as last week’s for a heist thriller spun off from a street racing franchise? Most forecasters doubt that Thor will be able to do so, but, then again, last week they underestimated […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: THOR

May 6, 2011 by · 3 Comments 

Critics are almost equally divided over Thor, the latest from superhero factory Marvel Entertainment. Joe Morgenstern’s review in the Wall Street Journal is typical of those that scorn it. “Like Thor’s hammer,” he writes, “this ersatz epic bludgeons its victims into submission. What’s more, it requires them to stare at the source of their punishment […]

BRANAGH WAITING TO SEE IF THOR THUNDERS

May 4, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Kenneth Branagh, the improbable director of Marvel’s latest superhero flick Thor, is taking no bets on whether the movie will get Hollywood’s summer season off the ground when it debuts on Friday. “I’m immune to the idea of how to second-guess what an audience would spend its money on,” he told Reuters. “I can only […]