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

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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…

The Fabulous Baker Boys (♦♦♦♦)

Jack (Jeff Bridges, True Grit) and Frank Baker (Beau Bridges, The Good German) are a piano duo that has been playing small gigs for 15 years until their business begins to dwindle and they decide to hire a singer. They choose Susie Diamonds (Michelle Pfeiffer, White Oleander), a beautiful, former call girl with a smoky voice. From Susie’s hiring, the gigs start coming non-stop, but the growing attraction between Jack and Susie causes sparks to fly between the Baker brothers, which end up threatening their business relationship.

I really liked this movie. Michelle Pfeiffer’s singing impressed me; I liked her sultry voice. The acting was superb by Jeff, Beau Bridges and Pfeiffer. The lines were at times razor sharp, nonetheless funny. I laughed out loud in several occasions, particularly between the fights between both brothers.

Anytime is good to enjoy this movie.

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    1. Thanks.
      I agree, Michelle Pfeiffer lit up the screen in this one as she usually does.

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