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This Thor: Ragnarok Deleted Scene Is a Master Class in How to Fit an Insane Amount of Jokes Into Two Minutes

It’s easy to see why this scene was ultimately cut out of Thor: Ragnarok—it doesn’t really have much to add to the movie’s context, other than to cram even more jokes into a film already delectably stuffed with them. It does, however, feature Jeff Goldblum caressing himself with tentacles, which is a sight the world…

Thousands of People Are Illegally Downloading Thor: Ragnarok Thanks to an Early Leak by Vudu

Thor: Ragnarok wasn’t scheduled to be available for digital download until February 19, with physical discs in stores for purchase a few days later. But after a high-definition copy of the film was briefly made available over the weekend on the streaming service Vudu, thousands of people are now downloading it…

What's missing from our list of the year's best films?

Welcome back to AVQ&A, where we throw out a question for discussion among the staff and readers. Consider this a prompt to compare notes on your interface with pop culture, to reveal your embarrassing tastes and experiences, and to ponder how our diverse lives all led us to convene here together. Got a question you’d…

Weekend Box Office: Thor rules again, but a smaller movie feels like the bigger winner

Let’s bury the lede for a moment, put the blockbusters on the back burner, and talk about what The A.V. Club considers very exciting news: Lady Bird has broken into America’s box-office top 10, grossing more than a million dollars on just 37 screens. That’s an average of about $33,000 per screen, which basically means…

The Marvel universe's heroes are basically movie stars with superpowers

From Iron Man on, the gajillion-dollar Marvel Cinematic Universe has toyed with portraying its characters as A-list and B-list celebrities or even actors cast in roles—a Hollywoodian fantasy where superheroes go to lunch, get asked for autographs, mingle at after-parties. (Avengers Tower is supposed to be in Midtown…

It’s Thor versus the Justice League, plus 21 other movies coming this November

So many movies, so little time. Every week brings a new crop of them, opening in multiplexes and arthouse theaters across the nation, and arriving in increasingly high volumes on streaming platforms like Netflix. How’s a voracious moviegoer to keep up? That’s where The A.V. Club comes in. The first week of every…

Thor: Ragnarok ultimately cut the one scene that confirmed Valkyrie’s bisexuality

Last week, Tessa Thompson, who plays the fierce Valkyrie in Thor: Ragnarok, responded to an online complaint from some narrow-minded butthead about the “tomboy-ish” look of her character. After a fan mistakenly wrote that the same Valkyrie from the comics, whose buxom figure was being called canon by said butthead,…

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Jeff Goldblum will hang out with Darryl in new Team Thor short

The Marvel Cinematic Universe’s expansion has touched on even the more tedious parts of a superhero’s life, like paying rent, courtesy of Taika Waititi’s Team Thor short films. The Thor: Ragnarok director introduced fans to the Odinson’s mortal roommate Darryl last year, who won’t actually be in any Thor movies, but…

Tessa Thompson's Thor: Ragnarok character is the 1st openly bisexual one in the MCU films

Most people who watched Tessa Thompson gracefully but forcefully cut her way across the Thor: Ragnarok teasers have come away with a good impression of the Creed star’s portrayal of Valkyrie. Then there are the dinguses for whom 2D boobs will never be big enough, who think anything other than wasp-figured superheroes…