Thor may not be the most exciting or even interesting character in the Marvel Cinematic Universe , which explains why we haven’t seen much of the son of Odin since the end of Avengers: Age of Ultron. When the god of thunder last graced the silver screen, he was leaving earth to investigate what exactly was going on in space and who was trying to collect the Infinity Stones. His absence from other instalments in the Marvel cinematic universe has been mentioned, but it was quietly put down to him being too busy to get involved in the Ironman vs Captain America fallout. All we knew was that he was traveling. A lot. But now the big man is back and with an almighty bang at that too. I don’t want to give too much away so here is the plot in short. Thor is imprisoned on the other side of the universe, on a colourful planet called Sakaar, where without his mighty hammer to call upon he is forced to become a gladiator in order to win his freedom. It’s here, our hero faces off … [Read more...] about Thor Ragnarok review: Marvel swaps gloomy superheroes for belly aching humour
DENVER (AP) — Derick Brassard was on the cusp of a storybook start with the Colorado Avalanche, until his former team wrecked the ending. Aaron Ekblad scored 26 seconds into overtime, Roberto Luongo stopped 36 shots to earn career win No. 485 and the Florida Panthers beat Colorado 4-3 on Monday night. The winning play was set up when Mike Hoffman sped down the ice after a faceoff, spun past defenseman Samuel Girard and sent a pass over to Ekblad, whose shot slid through the pads of Semyon Varlamov. Florida erased two deficits — including a 2-0 hole — to earn the victory. “I believe in the character and the heart in this room,” said Panthers coach Bob Boughner, whose team has won five of six. “We’re going to battle together right to the end. We sure did that tonight.” Brassard nearly had the winner in his Colorado debut on a goal with 12:11 remaining. But his ex-teammate, Hoffman, stole his thunder by tying it minutes later. It was a wild … [Read more...] about Ekblad’s quick OT goal gives Panthers 4-3 win over Avalanche
close Video 'Avengers: Endgame' directors urge leakers not to spoil their movie Brothers Anthony and Joe Russo plead with fans not to spoil the film for other moviegoers. [WARNING: THE FOLLOWING CONTAINS SPOILERS FROM "AVENGERS: ENDGAME"] “Avengers: Endgame” was supposed to include a scene with “13 Reasons Why” actress Katherine Langford, but directors Joe and Anthony Russo revealed they ultimately cut the scene out of the movie. The Russo brothers told MTV’s “Happy Sad Confused” podcast on Sunday that they had cast Langford to play the grown-up version of Tony Stark’s daughter, Morgan. They had filmed a scene where right before his death, Ironman, played by Robert Downey Jr., sees his adult daughter and she forgives him for sacrificing his life to save the universe. Katherine Langford was expected to appear in "Avengers: Endgame," but her scene was ultimately cut. (Getty Images) The scene was intended to mirror the … [Read more...] about ‘Avengers: Endgame’ directors reveal why they cut Katherine Langford’s scene out of movie
With the Australian cricket team suffering a disastrous loss to England over night, fans are looking for someone to blame. Many are calling for the team and coaches to be held accountable after the team was bowled out for 60 in 18.3 overs...the shortest innings ever recorded in a Test match. But cricket commentator and former player Ian Healy has suggested the poor result is due to the presence of the WAGs on tour - even though his niece Alyssa Healy is one. Tour group: Wives and girlfriends of the Australian cricket team are joining them on tour To blame: Cricket commentator Ian Healy (right) blames Australia's loss to England on the presence of WAGs 'All their partners are here and some of the most respected cricketers I played with hated that distraction...they weren’t allowed on tour until after the series had been won,' Healy told Channel Nine. 'Your mind needs to be completely focused on it. Cricket is a sport that requires complete … [Read more...] about ‘The most respected cricketers I played with hated that distraction’: Meet the women being blamed for our Ashes humiliation – so should the WAGs be playing instead?
"80% of success is showing up." — Woody Allen Source: Colin Swan/Wikimedia Commons Many comedians—such as Woody Allen and most of the cast on Seinfeld—are notorious for playing characters who are slightly neurotic or plagued by debilitating neuroses. Although neuroticism is laughable as part of a stand-up act or sitcom, many studies have found that being excessively neurotic has serious consequences. Experts who study personality traits generally agree that there are five major dimensions of personality called the “Big Five.” Of these five traits, neuroticism is the personality trait most commonly linked to developing nearly all forms of psychopathology. The other four personality traits are: extraversion, agreeableness, conscientiousness, and openness to experience. Typically, neuroticism is characterized by distressing thoughts and worrisome feelings that are disproportionate to the actual circumstances of a person’s life. … [Read more...] about Why Is Neuroticism So Toxic?