MORE THOR, AND MORE - Movie of the Week
MORE THOR, AND MORE
For Hicksflicks.com, Friday, Nov. 3, 2017
The big dawg this week, speaking in box-office terms, of course, is the latest Marvel superhero movie, which boasts not just the title character, but a few other super-guys, too. Also on hand are a presidential biography, a sleazy sequel and some art-house oddities.
“Thor: Ragnarok” (PG-13). Thor is captured, imprisoned and sent to fight in an arena, then discovers that his opponent is his old pal the Hulk. Chris Hemsworth and Mark Ruffalo star, along with Tom Hiddleston, back as Loki, and Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Strange. Also in the cast are Cate Blanchett, Idris Elba, Karl Urban, Anthony Hopkins and Jeff Goldblum.
“LBJ” (R). Woody Harrelson stars in this biography of President Lyndon Baines Johnson, directed by Rob Reiner (“The American President,” “A Few Good Men”). With Richard Jenkins, Bill Pullman, Jennifer Jason Leigh and C. Thomas Howell.
“A Bad Moms Christmas” (R). Raunchy comedy sequel to the “Bad Moms,” with Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell and Kathryn Hahn returning, this time with Christine Baranski, Cheryl Hines and Susan Sarandon as their respective mothers. With Peter Gallagher, Wanda Sykes, Christina Applegate and Kenny G.
“The Killing of a Sacred Deer” (R). This absurdist black comedy stars Colin Farrell as a surgeon harboring dark secrets that are threatened with exposure by a young aimless teenager he’s taken under his wing, and which would ruin his suburban life as a respected family man. With Nicole Kidman and Alicia Silverstone. (Exclusively at the Broadway Centre Cinemas.)
“Dina” (NR). This documentary follows an autistic woman named Dina through her life after she loses her husband to cancer, and then eventually meeting and marrying an autistic man, but with symptoms that are manifested very differently than hers. (Exclusively at the Broadway Centre Cinemas.)
“Blade of the Immortal” (R, in Japanese with English subtitles). Extremely violent revenge flick about a samurai destined to fight evil and cursed with immortality when he takes a young girl under his wing and vows to help her avenge the killing of her parents. (Exclusively at the Tower Theater.)