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'Thor' Roars into Theaters This Weekend

Here's a sneak peek at what's opening this weekend, including the fantastical comic-book flick "Thor," the romantic comedy "Something Borrowed," the family wedding comedy "Jumping the Broom" and the quirky life dramedy "The Beaver," starring Mel Gibson.

In Theaters Now (May)

'Thor' (May 6)

Who: Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Anthony Hopkins, Idris Elba, Ray Stevenson, Kat Dennings, Stellan Skarsgard; directed by Kenneth Branagh What: "Thor," the latest Marvel comic book adaptation follows the powerful but arrogant warrior Thor (Hemsworth), who is stripped of his superpowers and cast out of the fantastic realm of Asgard to live on Earth. Once there, he warms up to his new environs and soon becomes the humans' defender when angry gods come calling.

'Something Borrowed' (May 6)

Who: Ginnifer Goodwin, Kate Hudson, John Krasinski, Colin Egglesfield; directed by Luke Greenfield What: Friendships are tested and secrets come to the surface when single Rachel (Goodwin) admits she has a crush on her old law school pal Dex (Egglesfield) and things begin to heat up. This causes a problem since Dex is set to marry Rachel's best friend Darcy (Hudson).

'Jumping the Broom' (May 6)

Who: Angela Bassett, Paula Patton,Laz Alonso, Loretta Devine, Meagan Good, Tasha Smith, Mike Epps, DeRay Davis; directed by Salim Akil What: Two very different families converge on Martha's Vineyard one weekend for a wedding.

'The Beaver' (May 6)

Who: Mel Gibson, Jodie Foster, Jennifer Lawrence, Anton Yelchin, Cherry Jones; directed by Jodie Foster What: A troubled husband and executive adopts a beaver hand-puppet as his sole means of communicating.

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