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Weekend Box Office: Bridesmaids Scores, Thor Repeats on Top, Priest Survives

Scott Mendelson | Posted 07.15.2011 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

You can write up Bridesmaids as a triumph for female-driven comedies or just the triumph of a terrific movie opening well. In a just world, Kristen Wiig would be getting Oscar talk.

Norse Mythology In 'Thor'

Cathleen Falsani | Posted 07.10.2011 | Religion
Cathleen Falsani

The film "Thor" deals with the ideas of theodicy, free will, and the relationships between fathers and sons. Here's a brief primer on Norse mythology that might help separate the gods from the (super)humans.

Life's Just a Comic Book: Thor, and Hollywood's Monetization of Mediocrity

John Farr | Posted 06.05.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

This weekend's release reflects the industry's increasing reliance on that forbidden joy of my childhood -- the comic book -- to justify its existence. But many of the nation's critics readily drank the Thor Kool-Aid.

Cinefantastique Spotlight: Thor

Dan Persons | Posted 07.09.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Is Thor the film that will bring a Shakespearean gravitas to comic book drama, or is it just table setting for the impending The Avengers movie?

'Thor' Crushes Competition

AP | By CHRISTY LEMIRE | Posted 07.09.2011 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES -- "Thor" kicked off the summer movie season by smashing the competition at the box office with a $66 million opening weekend. The 3-D ac...

Weekend Box Office: Thor Grosses $66m, Fast Five Crashes, The Beaver Underwhelms

Scott Mendelson | Posted 07.08.2011 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

It's kinda scary how accurately we can now predict opening weekend grosses just based on the midnight number, but the math once again worked.

David Moye

Vikings Raid 'Thor' Screening At LA Theater | David Moye | Posted 11.15.2011 | Weird News

The mighty hammer of "Thor" reverberated through box offices this weekend, collecting $25.7 million on Friday. But nowhere was the opening more "Swede...

Zaki's Review: Thor

Zaki Hasan | Posted 07.06.2011 | Entertainment
Zaki Hasan

If Thor isn't a homerun, it's an extremely solid base hit, effectively extending the goal posts of what to expect in this universe without ever shattering our suspension of disbelief.

ReThink Review: Thor -- Thorrible?

Jonathan Kim | Posted 07.06.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

Thor marks the official beginning of the summer blockbuster season -- and these days, that means comic books and superheroes.

Getting the Hang of Thor's Day

Gregory Weinkauf | Posted 07.05.2011 | Entertainment
Gregory Weinkauf

While the movie's plot is rudimentary, Branagh's baby delivers. The action, spectacle, amusement and especially the otherworldly design are all top-notch.

'Thor' Star Chris Hemsworth Talks Kissing Natalie Portman

The Moviefone Blog | Eric Larnick (Subscribe to Eric Larnick's Posts) | Posted 07.05.2011 | Entertainment

He already has some experience as a teen heartthrob. Did he give you any advice on how to romance Natalie Portman? Did he teach me how to kiss, is ...

What Drew A Shakespearean Master To A Flashy Blockbuster About Viking Mythology?

Newsweek | Chris LeeMay 01, 2011 | Posted 07.05.2011 | Books

You’d be forgiven for wondering what precisely is up with Kenneth Branagh directing Marvel Studios’ new superhero flick Thor, a flashy $150 millio...

Norwegian Films Offer Creative Sturm Und Drang for New York Cinephiles

Brad Balfour | Posted 07.05.2011 | Entertainment
Brad Balfour

Culminating in last night's screening of the Marvel Comics based Thor films inspired by or created in the very chilly Scandinavian country of Norway have been in the NYC spotlight lately.

Movie Review: Thor

Marshall Fine | Posted 07.05.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Thor is a comic-book movie made by a Shakespearean -- Kenneth Branagh -- in 3D. And, intriguingly, he mostly makes it work.

Huff Post Review: Thor

Scott Mendelson | Posted 07.04.2011 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

Despite Marvel and Paramount's best marketing efforts to convince otherwise, Kenneth Branagh's Thor is a perfectly satisfactory piece of popcorn entertainment.

Scarlett Johnasson Getting Her Own Superhero Film?

Posted 07.03.2011 | Entertainment

Hollywood has made major bucks on its comic book adaptations, but the few efforts they've made to headline a woman hero have been abysmal failures: Ha...

Spider-Man And Thor Team Up With NYPD, FDNY

AP | Posted 06.28.2011 | New York

NEW YORK -- They are icons in every sense of the word: world-renowned, adored and admired. Spider-Man and the NYPD. Thor and the FDNY....

Ultimate Super Hero Movie Begins

The Moviefone Blog | John Mitchell (Subscribe to John Mitchell's Posts) | Posted 06.25.2011 | Entertainment

Cameras starting rolling today on the superhero movie to end all other superhero movies, 'The Avengers.' Director Joss Whedon confirmed the news on Wh...

Lucas Kavner

At The New York Auto Show: Star Power And Cross Promotions | Lucas Kavner | Posted 06.22.2011 | Business

The New York Auto Show has been rolling out this week at New York City's Javits Center, and despite steadily rising gas prices, modesty is not its sty...

WATCH: Should This Guy Really Be Starring In 'Thor'?

Posted 06.22.2011 | Comedy

Finally, someone said it. Thor's no Iron Man or The Hulk, but he's still the God of Thunder, for crying out loud. But for some reason director Ken...

HuffPost Review: Pom Wonderful Presents: The Greatest Movie Ever Sold

Marshall Fine | Posted 06.20.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

I get the joke about Pom Wonderful Presents The Greatest Movie Ever Sold. I wish it was a little funnier -- or more pointed. It's provocative; it could be more so.

How 'Thor' Star Chris Hemsworth Bulked Up Big Time | Dahvi Shira | Posted 06.18.2011 | Entertainment

It wasn't weightlifting that wore out Chris Hemsworth as he bulked up -- big time -- to star in Thor. The actor, 27, says non-stop food consumptio...

How Did Chris Evans Go From Super Scrawny To Superhero Body?

Posted 06.18.2011 | Entertainment

Chris Evans goes from 98-pound weakling to buff superhero in a matter of moments in the upcoming summer smash "Captain America," but luckily for him, ...

Let's Sue Hollywood for Movie Malpractice

James Napoli | Posted 06.11.2011 | Comedy
James Napoli

Perhaps the right hungry, Jackie Chiles-style lawyer could lead the charge on suing moviemakers for malpractice and getting the American public some compensation for all the crappy films they have had to endure.

Natalie Portman On Her Epic Upcoming Film

Posted 06.11.2011 | Entertainment

It's a long way from Asgard to Earth. Thor has made the trip, and he's none too happy about it. Chris Hemsworth and Natalie Portman feature in a br...