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Marvel Comics' muscle-bound mook with delusions of demi-godhood is well-played by Chris Hemsworth.
"...Not to be confused with Canadian metallurgist Jon Mikl Thor – although what a multiverse movie that would have..."

May 6, 2011 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Thor: Ragnarok
The Marvel Universe's funniest movie to date
"...The first two Thor movies felt like placeholders, bridging the months to get..."

Nov. 3, 2017 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

DVDanger: I Am Thor
Director Ryan Wise and the adventures of a metal strongman
"...But as Ryan Wise followed epic metaller Jon Mikl Thor for I Am Thor, it became clear that the..."

Jan. 23, 2016 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Thor: The Dark World
The Marvel cinematic universe opens its gates once again, and The Dark World does not disappoint.
"...This sequel to 2011’s Thor warms to the touch slowly, with sad Thor (Hemsworth)..."

Nov. 8, 2013 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Shut Up and Drum: Thor Harris Talks Politics and Humanity
We spent election day with local percussive rebel
"...know music makes the world a better place," reasons Thor Harris, sitting on his templelike front porch. "I'm not..."

July 31, 2020 Music Feature by Kevin Curtin

The Luv Doc: The Jaw-Dropping Hammer of Thor
" stick, while perhaps not the jaw-dropping hammer of Thor, is nonetheless adequate enough that it doesn’t inspire open..."

Feb. 17, 2012 Column

Hammer of the Gods
The rise, fall, and rebuilding of Austin stickman Thor.
"...In Norse mythology, Thor was a scion of Asgard, land of the immortals,..."

Jan. 21, 2000 Music Feature by Ken Lieck

Astraea Sees the Future
Director Kristjan Thor brings snowy apocalypse to Austin
"...apocalypse movie." That was the challenge for director Kristjan Thor when he started work on Astraea, to find a..."

July 20, 2016 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Bad Moon
"...(former “Dennis the Menace” Gamble), and the family dog Thor, a hefty German shepherd. Harrison parks his Airstream trailer..."

Nov. 8, 1996 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Dear God, What Hath Monofonus Wrought Now?
The Austin indie media company gets all epistolary with Thor Harris
"...Thor Harris – wildly talented painter, celebrated drummer for SWANS,..."

May 25, 2015 Books Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Making Mjolnir Out of a WiiMote
Local game developers Red Fly talk 'Thor'
"...what local firm Red Fly got this week when Thor topped the box office: A surge of power and..."

May 11, 2011 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Jojo Rabbit
Anti-hate satire in the ruins of the Reich finds heart and humor in the chaos
"...Taika Waititi’s newest sounds like treacherous territory for the Thor: Ragnorok and What We Do in the Shadows director..."

Oct. 25, 2019 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Good Boys
Tweens up to no good? Yeah, it's a Rogen/Hill joint
"...a bit of an existential crisis. And then there’s Thor (Noon), a gifted singer who spends the film eschewing..."

Aug. 16, 2019 Movie Review by Josh Kupecki

Captain America: Civil War
It's a Marvel Universe, and we all just live in it
"...members of that superhero supergroup report for duty here (Thor and the Hulk sit this one out), promising new..."

May 6, 2016 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

AFF: God of Tetris
How 'The Tetris Masters' Thor Aackerlund is the anti-Billy Mitchell
"...Order: The Tetris Masters attempts to give block-turning icon Thor Aackerlund the same recognition but a better reputation...."

Oct. 27, 2011 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Best Bike Rider Who Complies With And Mocks The New Law All At Once
"...When Thor drums, he sounds like the God of Thunder. When..."

Sept. 26, 1997 Best of Austin Feature

Fantastic Fest Catches Taika Waititi's JoJo Rabbit
Thor: Ragnarok director's film to open 2019 celebration of the strange
"...the headline news that JoJo Rabbit, the latest from Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi, will be this year's opening..."

July 30, 2019 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Avengers: Age of Ultron
Moviegoers Assemble!
"...(Downey Jr.), aka Iron Man, along with the hammer-wielding Thor (Hemsworth), anachronistic super-soldier Captain America (Evans), ever-nimble assassin Black..."

May 1, 2015 Movie Review by William Goss

Real-life adventurer Thor Heyerdahl's 1947 trip across the Pacific on a raft is re-created in this beautifully lensed film.
"...of Pål Hagen in the role of real-life adventurer Thor Heyerdahl. Geir Hartly Andreassen’s beautifully saturated cinematography nourishes the..."

May 31, 2013 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Marvel's The Avengers
Excelsior! This Marvel adventure knocks it out of the universe.
"...of the universe with the aid of the mighty Thor's trusty Louisville Slugger hammer, Mjölnir. Whedon's script is true..."

May 4, 2012 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Crucial Concerts for the Coming Week
Mike & the Moonpies lead a stacked Sagebrush bill, plus Joey DeFrancesco, Destroyer of Light, the War on Drugs, Thor & Friends, and Clem Snide
"...has been updated since its publication to remove the Thor & Friends show that was cancelled.]..."

Jan. 14, 2022 Music Column by Doug Freeman

Austin Film Festival: Film & Screenwriting Awards Announced
Grown in Detroit and Tobruk take top honors
"...included a Special Jury Recognition for Independent Filmmaking for Thor at the Bus Stop (curiously not the "Awesomest Title..."

Oct. 24, 2009 Screens Post by Kimberley Jones

The Chronicle Guide to the Marvel Cinematic Universe
Before the latest Dr. Strange, every MCU film reviewed
"...Thor (2011)..."

May 5, 2022 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Diary of a Wimpy Kid
A wisecracking preteen keeps a diary about the torments of middle school in this true-to-life story.
"...Directed by: Thor Freudenthal. Starring: Zachary Gordon, Robert Capron, Rachael Harris, Steve..."

March 26, 2010 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters
Poseiden's son and his pals reunite to retrieve the Golden Fleece, but only the film's special effects grabbed our attention.
"...Directed by: Thor Freudenthal. Starring: Logan Lerman, Alexandra Daddario, Douglas Smith, Leven..."

Aug. 9, 2013 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Avengers: Endgame
The end is the beginning is the end as Marvel's Infinity Saga reaches a satisfying, tearful end
"...quickly found. The surviving Avengers – Black Widow (Johannson), Thor (Hemsworth), Iron Man (Downey Jr.), Hulk (Ruffalo), War Machine..."

April 26, 2019 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Captain Marvel
Brie Larson confidently lays the next cornerstone of the Marvel Cinematic Universe
" worked for Steve Rogers, and it worked for Thor, and it worked for Tony Stark, so it works..."

March 8, 2019 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Austin Film Festival: 10 Things We Learned From the Writers of Infinity War
Marvel scribes Markus and McFeely stay spoiler-free
" the behemoth franchise (all three Captain America films, Thor: The Dark World, plus Avengers: Infinity War and its..."

Nov. 1, 2018 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Hotel for Dogs
Hotel for Dogs is a family-friendly operation, and all the pooches in the pic provide ample opportunities for poop jokes.
"...Directed by: Thor Freudenthal. Starring: Emma Roberts, Jake T. Austin, Lisa Kudrow,..."

Jan. 23, 2009 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Where Does It Hurt?
With The Inside Story, Scott Rice gets people talking about mental health
" with the MHC, and the importance of being Thor...."

Nov. 21, 2014 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

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