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Mike Mike has a degree in Film from The University of Texas at Austin. He has worked in the entertainment industry for the past 25 years and sees two to four new movies in the theatre a week. Mike has a weekly movie blog where he reviews films both present and past at:

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Opening this week at a theatre near you:

“Thor: The Dark World” (2013)

Thor: The Dark World

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Thor (Chris Hemsworth) must team up with his brother, Loki (Tom Hiddleston), to take on the Dark Elves who threaten everything that Thor loves, including Jane Foster (Natalie Portman).    Thor: The Dark World Website

What to Watch For:  In the first film, “Thor” (2011), Thor was the “fish out of water,” who tried to fit in on Earth.  In “Thor: The Dark World,” Natalie Portman’s character, Jane, travels to Thor’s home world, Asgard.

Word on the Street:  Idris Elba returns as Heimdall in a much bigger part than the one he played in the first film. Kat Dennings returns as Foster’s sidekick, but her part will be less comic relief and more action in this film.

My Take:  I really liked “Thor,” and I have high hopes for this film as it is said to have a much darker tone to the plot. 

“Diana” (2013)

Diana

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The world was in love with Princess Diana (Naomi Watts) but knew very little about the last two years of her life, including the secret love affair she had with a Pakistani heart surgeon (Naveen Andrews), but now the story can be told.   Diana Info

What to Watch For:  The film is based on the bestselling book by Kate Snell, “Diana: Her Last Love.”

Word on the Street:  Watts is being praised for her performance in the film by critics and film festival goers.

My Take:  It will be interesting to see if the film sheds any new light on how Princess Diana died.

If you can’t make it to the theatre this weekend, stay at home and watch movies on CW69.

 

Sunday

1 pm 

“X-Men: The Last Stand” (2006)  Wolverine (Hugh Jackman), Storm (Halle Berry) and Professor X (Patrick Stewart) are back as they take on Magneto (Ian McKellen) and his band of bad mutants, the Brotherhood, for control of a possible cure to treat mutations.

3 pm

“The Devil’s Own”  (1997)  Frankie McGuire (Brad Pitt) is one of the world’s deadliest assassins who works for the IRA.  He is sent to America under a fake name to buy weapons on the black-market. He strikes up a friendship with Tom O’Meara (Harrison Ford), a New York cop who doesn’t know Frankie’s real life.  Now, Frankie must choose between the friendship he has made with Tom and his IRA way of life.

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