Snapshots - #42: Thor: Ragnarok, Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool, LBJ

Thor: Ragnarok (2017), (♦♦♦♦½): Thor has saved earth twice by now and has, for the last two years, wandered the universe searching for infinity stones. He hasn't found any. He has, however, become prisoner of an enemy of Asgard, Surtur, who tells Thor that his visions of Asgard engulfed in flames is a premonition of Ragnarok—the destruction of Asgard, which is already in motion. Thor frees himself and arrives at home to find Loki sitting on the throne, passing as Odin, and neglecting his duties to protect the Nine Realms. With Odin's exile, Asgard's enemies have been reassembling, but Odin's death may just free Hela, a goddess against whom neither Thor nor Loki are enough.
It was in Thor: The Dark World where Loki, an antagonist, first threatened to steal the show. He became the villain that Marvel fandom loves to hate. While Loki is at his most charming in this film, the director, with the help of a sparkling screenplay, has very much exploited the great chemistry of t…

An Affair to Remember (♦♦♦♦)

Nickie Ferrante (Cary Grant) is soon to marry an heiress. Terry McKay (Deborah Kerr), formerly a cabaret singer, has lived with her wealthy boyfriend for five years. When Nickie and Terry meet in a cruise on their way to Europe, they fall in love. They promise to each other that, if they can make a living in that time, they will meet again in six months and will get married. However, the day of their meeting tragedy strikes and changes the course of Nickie and Terry’s relationship.

The ending of this movie is so poignant it made me cry, and most movies don’t have that effect on me. I liked the acting and the singing, particularly the song “An Affair to Remember”, sweetly interpreted by Deborah Kerr. There is a great chemistry between the main characters, and the romance is not corny, which make the film adorable.