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Yes, I was able to sneak in a viewing today of Thor: Ragnarok.  Chris Hemsworth is back as Thor, with Tom Hiddleston as Loki, Cate Blanchett as Hela, Jeff Goldblum as the Grandmaster, Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner, a.k.a. The Hulk, Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie, and Benedict Cumberbatch as The Sorcerer Supreme, Doctor Strange.

Direction is by Taika Waititi, who seems to have taken a page out of James Gunn’s book and laid the comedy on pretty thick.   Not even the very villainous Hela is above cracking at least one joke.

And Cate Blanchett’s Hela is definitely one of the best things about this film.  Also in that category: the too short but funny bit with Cumberbatch’s Doctor Strange; the cameo by Stan Lee; Hiddleston’s Loki, and the use of Led Zeppelin’s The Immigrant Song.

If I have a gripe about it at all I thought there was too much time spent with the Grandmaster.  After all, it was Hela who was really wreaking havoc on Asgard and I don’t think there was enough screen time spent with her and Thor together.  But despite that, I’d say that if you liked the other Thor films you’ll like this one.

And yes, you will have to sit through the credits for a couple of scenes, one of which comes shortly after the end of the film and the other after the names of the thousands and thousands of people it takes to put together a film with this much CGI.  But stick it out, it’ll be worth it.

Below is a trailer – enjoy:

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There’s a new Thor: Ragnarok trailer out.  ‘Nuff said – here it is:

And here’s a fun little featurette:

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At San Diego Comic-Con Marvel unveiled a new trailer for Thor: Ragnarok.  It stars Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Tom Hiddleston as Loki, Jeff Goldblum as the Grandmaster (brother of the Collector), Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Strange, Mark Ruffalo as The Hulk and Cate Blanchett as Hela.

The film debuts October 27th in the U.K. and November 3rd in the U.S.

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Tom Hiddleston is in everything Benedict Cumberbatch isn’t.  (Well, OK, sometimes they’re in the same thing, too.)

Crimson Peak is playing now, if you can find it.  Upcoming releases include High Rise and the Hank Williams biopic I Saw The Light.  Tom is also currently filming Kong: Skull Island (why, Tom, why??)

Loki_marvel-movies_wikiaWhile Hiddleston is listed on imdb.com as being in Thor: Ragnarok, there’s been no confirmation that Loki will make a return in that film.  If he does, it may just be for a cameo.  Considering Loki is a fan favorite, I for one am not happy that he won’t have a major role in Thor 3.  Rumors are, though, that he could turn up in Avengers: Infinity War, which would make up for being passed over in Ragnarok a little easier to take.

There’s also a television series, The Night Manager, based on the book by John le Carre.  It also stars Hugh Laurie.  There are six episodes to the spy series, and it will be shown on the BBC and AMC.  No definitive dates yet.  It is currently in post-production.

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