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Thor: Ragnarok and the Refugee Spirit

Thor: Ragnarok has a gained a stronger hold in the affections of Marvel fans than previous Thor films.  This is largely due to its Guardians-esque sense of humor and absurdity, as well as its neon color palette and “buddy cops in space” vibe with the Hulk.  This is all true, and the film is an absolute blast; it also includes some interesting thoughts, though admittedly secondary, on how the Asgardians as immigrants or refugees draw their identity while disconnected from their homeland.

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Red Eye

When it comes to good mystery thrillers that fly under the radar, one of the first that always comes to my mind is Red Eye. I have to tell you, before I watched it, I had a sinking feeling I wasn’t going to be impressed. I just figured it would be one of those run-of-the-mill attempts at a suspense film that feels superficial and one one-dimensional. But guess what . . . I own a copy. I don’t spend money on a film that I don’t intend to watch more than once, and I’ve watched Red Eye quite a few times.

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