God’s Ragnarok Moms (This Week’s Movies)


Chris Hemsworth, Thor: Ragnarok (courtesy Marvel Studios)

Links to my reviews published this week in the Herald and Seattle Weekly.

Thor: Ragnarok. “Thanks to the expert guidance of director Taika Waititi, Thor himself is the chief jester.”

A Bad Moms Christmas. “Bottoms out completely.”

God’s Own Country. “You never doubt that this tough life is being portrayed from the inside.”


Movie Diary 11/1/2017

A  Bad Moms Christmas (Jon Lucas, Scott Moore, 2017). Aside from unleashing Kathryn Hahn in a few choice exchanges, this one is as bad as the first. The premise adds the mothers of the main characters, thus employing Christine Baranski, Cheryl Hines, Susan Sarandon, and Mel Gibson. Wait, no – Gibson’s in the similarly-conceived Daddy’s Home 2, although if Mel Gibson had played one of the mothers in this movie, it might have lit a fire under the thing. Please stop making these. (full review 11/3)