This weekend has been circled on so many Marvel fans' calendars, and now that Thor: The Dark World has finally arrived in theaters, it is time to rejoice. Our weekend movie preview also has a few other choices for audiences out there, including the World War II heart-warmer The Book Thief and the next great romantic movie from Love Actually creator Richard Curtis, About Time.
Thor The Dark World: Chris Hemsworth is back as Thor and he is joined by his brother Loki (Tom Hiddleston) in the sequel to Thor. As we stated in our Thor: The Dark World review, this film is even more fun than the first. Fans of the Marvel series will also appreciate the congruencies between films, and there are even a few cameos that will thrill! Alan Taylor steps up to direct after Kenneth Branagh departed the series. Taylor was born to shoot this film and here's hoping he gets the chance to visit the world of Thor once more.
The Book Thief: Geoffrey Rush stars in this World War II drama that is really a father-daughter tale at heart. As war heats up, a young girl discovers the world of books, and through her adopted father's (Rush) shared joy of the written word, their bond will withstand the horrors of war. As reported in our The Book Thief review, the film is powerful and warms the heart.
About Time: Love Actually director Richard Curtis has done it again by combining humor and heart. Domhnall Gleeson and Rachel McAdams create movie magic in this film that features a man (Gleeson) who finds he can travel back in time. He uses that power to find love, and as we said in our About Time review, it is about as perfect a film as can be made. Bill Nighy stars and yet again scores in a Curtis movie as Domhnall's father and fellow time traveler.