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TGIF: “Thor” and “LBJ” in struggles

CHRIS HEMSWORTH is Thor again. Look how short his hair is, this time.

The blockbuster holiday movie season hasn’t quite started yet, and the local stages are – mostly – dark, but there are still quite a few options for entertainment and amusement in the Garden Grove-Huntington Beach-Westminster area this weekend. Here’s a look.

Movies: “Thor” drops the hammer in “Ragnarok”

The big release is “Thor: Ragnarok,” a Marvel superhero film revolving around the Norse god. He’s imprisoned and must escape to help stop the end of the world. Sci-fi action and comedy starring Chris Hemsworth, Cate Blanchett, Jeff Goldblum and Mark Ruffalo. Rated PG-13.

Other films of note include:

• “LBJ” is a drama about the rise and presidency of Lyndon Johnson (Woody Harrelson) with a special focus on the passage of the 1964 Civil Right Act. Also starring Jennifer Jason Leigh and Bill Pullman. Rated R for strong language.

  • “Last Flag Flying.” A father travels with two old friends for the burial of his son, killed fighting in Iraq. Starring Bryan Cranston, Laurence Fishburne and Steve Carell. Rated R.

Stage: “On Golden Pond” opens

The Westminster Community Theater will open its production of “On Golden Pond” on Friday. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. 7272 Maple St., Westminster. For more information, go to

Sports: Ducks take on the Preds

The Anaheim Ducks will host the Nashville Predators at Honda Center Friday at 7 p.m.

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