Sitting down to watch The House with a Clock in Its Walls, you know exactly the movie you want to see. A fun, exciting, kind of scary but whimsical adventure with great visual effects, fun characters, jokes, chills, thrills—all of that. The actual film has some of those things, but not enough to make it truly worth your while.
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The first trailer for The House With a Clock in Its Walls was... fine. Cool visuals, great cast, but tonally, it felt a bit awkward. Well, that's gone in this second trailer, which ups the wish-fulfillment, fantasy, and adventure elements in a way that will get you very excited.
Video: The latest film from the director of Hostel and Cabin Fever features a house so haunted, it has its own heart. However, despite Eli Roth's reputation, this isn't a gory horror movie. It's produced by Steven Spielberg's Amblin Entertainment, which means the scares are fun for the whole family!
Few Marvel films have reimagined a character as radically as Thor: Ragnarok. Director Taika Waititi took the things fans already loved about the character, filtered them through a new visual palette and added more jokes than almost any other Marvel movie. The result is probably one of the most rewatchable films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
With Tessa Thompson's Valkyrie, Thor: Ragnarok has technically introduced the first canonically queer character to appear in the MCU, but because the only explicit nod to Valkyrie's sexuality was ultimately cut from the film, her queerness remains almost entirely subtextual. It's a bummer, but we can take solace in the fact that with Hela, Marvel has, accidentally, brought queer representation to its Cinematic Universe - in a very particular way.
So it looks like Marvel has decided it's Thor: Ragnarok Thursday. Earlier, Entertainment Weekly posted our first look at the film, and now they have revealed even more photos, including the much, much anticipated first look at Jeff Goldblum's cosmic lover of competition, the Grandmaster.
Video: Terrence Malick has a documentary that is, of course, about the entire history and future of humankind. And, equally obviously, there's a 40-minute version for IMAX narrated by Brad Pitt as well as a regular film version narrated by Cate Blanchett. No offence to Pitt, but we'd take the Blanchett version any day.