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…

Your Sister’s Sister (♦♦♦½)

Iris is secretly in love with her best friend Jack; the problem is that Jack is Iris’s late fiancé’s brother. Since Jack isn’t coping well with his brother’s death after a year, Iris recommends him to take time away from everyone at her father’s cabin. Jack goes to the isolated cabin to have some downtime on his own, but there he meets Hannah, Iris’s free-spirited sister who is dealing with a messy breakup.

I liked this movie, despite its unnecessary use of excess profanity. It is emotional and well acted by the three main characters that have great chemistry together. The complications that ensue from Jack meeting Hannah make for a great story albeit an odd one.

This movie is not a classic romance but it is worth watching and rather enjoyable.

Emily Blunt, Rosemary DeWitt and Mark Duplass co-star as Iris, Hannah and Jack, respectively.

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