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Chris Hemsworth returns to the big screen for Thor: The Dark World as the Nordic demigod Thor.
The sequel to the Marvel Studios film will see Thor up against the vengeful Malekith (Christopher Eccleston), the leader of the militant Dark Elves seeking to bring the Nine Realms back to darkness. Natalie Portman reprises her role as Thor’s earthly love interes,t while Tom Hiddleston comes back as the mischievous Loki.
Director Alan Taylor‘s sequel to the 2011 blockbuster welcomes newcomer Zachary Levi.
Read what The Hollywood Reporter‘s film critics have to say about all the films opening this weekend and find out how they are expected to perform at the box office.
The saga continues in Marvel’s second solo outing for Chris Hemsworth’s brawny superhero and Tom Hiddleston’s wicked Loki, picking up where The Avengers left off. Read Leslie Felperin‘s review here.
The latest documentary from Oscar winner Alex Gibney looks at Lance Armstrong‘s comeback attempt in 2009 and the subsequent discovery of his use of performance-enhancing drugs. Read Boyd van Hoeij‘s review here.
Geoffrey Rush, Emily Watson and newcomer Sophie Nelisse star in director Brian Percival‘s adaptation of the Markus Zusak novel. Read Stephen Farber‘s review here.
The Ghosts in Our Machine
Liz Marshall views animal exploitation through the eyes of photographer Jo-Anne McArthur. Read John DeFore’s review here.
Finding Mr. Right
Leading lady Tang Wei turns up the charm in this Seattle-set Chinese rom-com from director Xue Xiaolu. Read Elizabeth Kerr‘s review here.
Go for Sisters
A parole officer hunts for her kidnapped son in John Sayles‘ latest, starring Edward James Olmos. Read John DeFore‘s review here.
Irish actress Saoirse Ronan stars as an angsty American teen who’s forced to go into survival mode after world war breaks out during her family vacation to England. Read Todd McCarthy‘s review here.
Two former criminals are hunted down by their betrayed accomplice in Edgar Marie‘s debut feature. Read Frank Scheck‘s review here.
Reaching for the Moon
The passionate romance between poet Elizabeth Bishop and Brazilian architect Lota de Macedo Soares springs to life. Read Deborah Young‘s review here.
Bride Wars co-writers Casey Wilson and June Diane Raphael reteam to co-star in this lightweight feature. Read Justin Lowe‘s review here.
The Motel Life
Emile Hirsch, Stephen Dorff, Dakota Fanning and Kris Kristofferson star in Alan and Gabriel Polsky’s directing debut. Read Deborah Young’s review here.
America’s top public university falls under the microscope of veteran documaker Frederick Wiseman. Read Deborah Young’s review here.
Approved for Adoption
Co-directed by Laurent Boileau and Jung, this French-Belgian co-production uses animation to adapt the latter’s graphic-novel memoir of his formative years. Read Neil Young’s review here.
Billy & Buddy
Jean Roba‘s popular comic-book series is adapted to the big screen by Welcome to the Sticks writers Alexandre Charlot and Franck Magnier. Read Jordan Mintzer’s review here.
Andrew Cohn and Davy Rothbart’s documentary chronicles the losing season of a small town high school basketball team. Read Frank Scheck’s review here.
A Case of You
Justin Long makes his writing debut with the story of a hack who woos a barista by spying via Facebook. Read John DeFore‘s review here.
Jeremy Irvine, Holliday Grainger, Helena Bonham Carter and Ralph Fiennes top the ensemble in Mike Newell’s screen version of the much-filmed Charles Dickens novel. Read David Rooney‘s review here.