New Spider-Man Tom Holland teaches Chris Hemsworth how to superhero

As Thor in the Avengers movies, Chris Hemsworth spends a lot of time showing off his beefy muscles and swinging his magic hammer, but—due to Thor’s godly powers—almost everything he does beyond that is heavily aided by digital effects. Spider-Man: Homecoming star Tom Holland, on the other hand, doesn’t seem to be…

In The Heart Of The Sea is ravishing and very corny

Herman Melville, onetime sailor, never set foot on Nantucket before publishing Moby-Dick, but in In The Heart Of The Sea—which adapts Nathaniel Philbrick’s non-fiction book about the Essex whaleship disaster as a hokey origin story for Melville’s novel—he arrives on the island, hoping to find the man who had been the …

The A.V. Club’s risk-assessment guide to the 2015 fall movie season, part 2

Yesterday, we appraised the big releases of September and October, doing our best to determine which among them could be most worthy of your patronage. Today, we do the same for November and December’s coming attractions, applying investment advice to the boxers, super spies, Jedis, and CGI rodents of the year’s final…