Back in the middle of March, I heard that AMC Theatres was planning a 31-hour long marathon of films from the Marvel Cinematic Universe leading up to the first public screening of “Avengers: Infinity War.” The event was only being held in two theaters, one at the AMC Disney Springs 24 in Orlando and another at the AMC Empire 25 in New York City. Being a New Yorker myself, I was compelled to take on the challenge. Between the years of 2011 and 2016, I attended AMC’s annual 24-Hour Best Picture Showcase five times so this wasn’t something unusual for me.
“Thor: Ragnarok,” dir. Taika Waititi
Thor is imprisoned on the other side of the universe and finds himself in a race against time to get back to Asgard to stop Ragnarok, the destruction of his homeworld and the end of Asgardian civilization, at the hands of an all-powerful new threat, the ruthless Hela.
Hey, everybody! We have five new releases this weekend and I thought it would be fun to do a quick rundown of each film. In wide release, we have the latest Marvel Studios film, “Thor: Ragnarok,” the holiday-themed R-rated sequel, “A Bad Moms Christmas,” and Rob Reiner’s new biopic, “LBJ.” In limited release, Richard Linklater’s back with “Last Flag Flying” and A24 finally releases Greta Gerwig’s directorial debut, “Lady Bird.” So let’s get right to it!