Thursday, October 23, 2014
1012 C Street  •  Floresville, TX 78114  •  Phone: 830-216-4519  •  Fax: 830-393-3219  • 

Lost & Found


VideoFound Puppy - long haired dachshund found on Old Corpus Christi Rd several weeks ago. I have posted his picture everywhere, to no avail. Please help! 210-355-1594 call or text!
Found tan hunting dog. Elderly male not neutered or chipped. Please call 8303915099.
Found: Calico cat, female, white, orange, and black, on CR 352, La Vernia. 210-667-1052.
More Lost & Found ads ›

Help Wanted

The 81st & 218th Judicial District Community Supervision and Corrections Department (Adult Probation) is currently seeking a qualified applicant for the position of Supervision Officer for ATASCOSA COUNTY. Requirements: A Bachelor’s degree recognized by the Texas Higher Education Coordination Board in Criminology, Corrections, Criminal Justice, Law Enforcement/Police Science, Counseling, Pre-Law, Social Work, Psychology, Sociology, Human Services Development, Public Administration, or a related field that has been approved by the Community Justice Assistance Division (CJAD), or one year of graduate study in one of the above mentioned fields, or one year experience in full-time casework, counseling, or community or group work that has been approved by CJAD.  This position requires some evening and/or weekend work. Salary: Negotiable, plus Regular State benefits. Closing Date: Resumes will be taken until November 4, 2014. Procedure: Applicants should submit a typed resume and copy of college transcript to: Mario Bazan, Director, 914 Main Street, Ste #120, Jourdanton, TX  78026 The 81st & 218th Judicial District Community Supervision and Corrections Department is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 
Western Beverages (Wine and Spirits retail store) in La Vernia, Texas, is currently seeking to hire:• Full-time Store Manager. The candidate must possess the following: *2 to 3 years Retail Management experience *Great Customer service *Experience in cash and credit card transactions *Experience with store operations *Be able to lift up to 50 lbs. *All Candidates must be over the age of 21 and be able to pass a background check and liquor control requirements. Interested applicants may apply online www.westernbeverages.com or email resumes to jobs@erservicesi.com and or fax to 888-870-3885.
More Help Wanted ads ›

Featured Videos





Video Vault ›
RE/MAX homeTNMCRichardson Chevrolet home

Movie Reviews


It’s Hammer Time...Again


It’s Hammer Time...Again


E-Mail this Story to a Friend
Print this Story
Neil Pond
American Profile
November 27, 2013
1589 views
Post a comment

Super-fans will get their fix, but everyone else might feel like this ‘Thor’ is just ‘more’.

Thor: The Dark World
Starring Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman & Tim Hiddleston
Directed by Alan Taylor
PG-13, 112 min.

It’s hammer time again as Marvel Comics’ mallet-wielding Norse god of thunder makes his third appearance on the big screen.

Chris Hemsworth returns to the starring role and strides confidently into the story, which builds on elements from the first “Thor” (2011) as well as the “The Avengers” (2012), in which Thor joined with his fellow Marvel do-gooders Iron Man, Captain America and The Hulk.

Superhero franchise flicks have become big booming business, in case you haven’t noticed. All the ones based on Marvel characters start with a “flip-book” montage of Marvel iconography and end with teasers during and/or after the credits promoting upcoming movies, and the plots of most of them are already working ahead, spinning threads on storylines in the making and setting up new characters.

In this movie, as he does in every movie based on one of his characters, Marvel’s founder Stan Lee makes his obligatory cameo, and an Avenger pops in for a cameo. And now there’s a TV show, “The Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” about characters spun off from the movies that spun off from the comic books.

Maybe that’s why this movie often feels like one big, expensive promotion, and the main dramatic driving force of this “Thor” just seems to be “more.”

Superhero fans will probably get their fix, but everyone else could easily feel like they’re being hammered into submission by a major marketing plan.

The characters are the same as be-Thor...I mean before. There’s the blonde-haired astro-Nordic beefcake himself; Jane Foster (Natalie Portman), the beautiful, brainy Earth scientist who loves him; his father Odin (Anthony Hopkins), the king of the cosmic kingdom of Asgard; Thor’s resentful step-brother, the treacherous trickster Loki (Tim Hiddleston); and an assortment of returning supporting players, including Idris Elba, Stellan Skarsgård, Rene Russo, and Kat Dennings from TV’s “2 Broke Girls.”

The story’s...well, if not the same, more of the same: Something catastrophic will happen if Thor doesn’t stop it. In this case, it’s an evil force called the Aether in the hands of Dark Elves who want to use it to seriously gunk up the universe.

As the ensuing computer-generated battle rages across the vastness of space, and the story ping-pongs between Asgard and England, Middle Earth-ern bows, arrows, swords and shields mix with Star Wars-ish laser blasters, teleportation devices and anti-gravity beams, as if two sets of mismatched action figures somehow spilled out of the toy box and onto the play mat.

Think of it as “Game of Thrones” in a galaxy far, far away. Which isn’t too much of a stretch, given that director Alan Taylor’s impressive TV resume includes that particular HBO series.

But Hemsworth owns his role, and so does Hiddleston as the villainous Loki, who has certainly become one of the franchise’s strongest second-tier characters. But it’s Stellan Skarsgård’s nutty professor Selvig, however, that really intrigues me. He prances naked around Stonehenge, uses a pair of shoes to explain a complicated theory of planetary alignment, knows how to take the oomph out of Armageddon, and works without pants because he says his brain functions better that way.

Now, when is that guy getting HIS own spin-off?
 


Your Opinions and Comments
Be the first to comment on this story!

You must be logged in to post comments:



Other Movie Reviews
Pursch Motors
Paul Pfeil political ad
Floresville EDC
WCN border security forum 10/3/14
Michelle Tackitt election
Sherwood Surveying
Abrego Lake
Pat Brown Realtors, Inc. home
Carrie Moy
Hoelschers home
DDS Dentures & Dental Services Right-side banner
Liberty Gun Show
John D. Foster home
Caraway Ford
Southern Electric & Lighting right
Sara Canady Political ad
Voncille Bielefeld homeWilson's Auto ChooserSacred Heart SchoolDrama KidsAllstate & McBride RealtyBlue Moon Karaoke & DJTriple R DC ExpertsChester WilsonHeavenly Touch home

  Copyright © 2007-2014 Wilson County News. All rights reserved. Web development by Drewa Designs.