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This Week's New Movies: "Thor" vs. "The Beaver"

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    NEWSLETTERS

    The summer movie season officially gets underway with the release of the year's first comic book adaptation, plus there's the Mel Gibson movie some people thought we'd never see, a film so bad the star has called it "terrible" even before it's release, a pair of romcoms, and manner of tiny little indies...

    Thor
    Chris Hemsworth stars as the Norse God of Thunder, who is banished to Earth by his father Odin (Anthony Hopkins) in this Marvel Comics adaptation. Unfortunately, his most powerful enemies follow him here. In theaters everywhere, read our review and watch the trailer
     
    The Beaver
    Mel Gibson stars as a man who tries to pull himself out of a deep depression by communicating with the world via a beaver hand puppet in this darkly comic drama. In limited release, read our review and watch the trailer

    "The Beaver" Trailer

    [NATL] "The Beaver" Trailer
    Mel Gibson stars in this black comedy from director Jodie Foster (Published Tuesday, Apr 26, 2011)

    Passion Play
    Mickey Rourke plays a washed up trumpet player who falls for a winged circus freak, Megan Fox, but things get messy when a gangster, Bill Murray, tries to steal her away. In limited release, read our review and watch the trailer

    Jumping the Broom
    Paula Patton and Laz Alonso co-star as a young couple from very different backgrounds caught in the fighting between their families, who've come together for their wedding on Martha's Vineyard. In theaters everywhere, watch the trailer
     
    Something Borrowed
    Ginnifer Goodwin stars as a woman who wraps up her 30th birthday party by bedding Colin Egglesfield, who happens to be engaged to Goodwin's best friend, Kate Hudson. John Krasinski co-stars. In theaters everywhere, watch the trailer

    Caterpillar
    A decorated soldier returns from the second Sino-Japanese War without the use of his arms or legs, leaving his wife to honor him, the Emperor and her countrymen by caring for him. In limited release, watch the trailer
     
    Forks Over Knives
    A documentary exploring the possibility that America's animal-based diet is at the root of most of the illnesses that plagues us. In limited release, watch the trailer
     
    Hobo With a Shotgun
    Rutger Hauer takes the title role in this hyper-violent film about, well, a shotgun-wielding hobo who goes on a vigilante rampage. In limited release, watch the NSFW, profanity-laced trailer
     
    An Invisible Sign
    Jessica Alba stars in an adaptation of the book of the same name, about a 20-year-old loner who, as a child, turned to math for salvation after her father became ill. As an adult, Mona now teaches the subject and must help her students through their own crises. In limited release, watch the trailer
     
    Octubre
    A Peruvian film about a good Catholic girl who helps a moneylender raise the child he fathered with a prostitute, forcing him to reconsider the way her relates with others. In limited release, watch the trailer
     
    There Be Dragons
    Two childhood friends find themselves on opposite sides of the Spanish Civil War, but when one of them is spurned by a beautiful, he plots a terrible betrayal. In limited release, watch the trailer

    Here's the New "Thor" Trailer--With a Hearty Breakfast!

    [NATL] "Thor"
    A strange man falls from the heavens and lands here on Earth--wouldn't you know it, it's the Norse God of Thunder, Thor! Starring Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Kat Dennings, Idris Elba, Anthony Hopkins and Rene Russo. Opens May 6. (Published Wednesday, May 30, 2012)