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GODZILLA vs. KONG (2021): The Things I Liked…

Godzilla vs. Kong (2021), Warner Bros. Pictures

The main reason I wanted to watch Godzilla vs Kong is the monster fight. What proved most disappointing is that I found the fight sequences to be ‘just ok’ at best. 

The special effects were impressive and I particularly appreciated the city lights in Hong Kong, as well as the film’s smart use of colour. Other highlights include Brian Tyree Henry who came across very convincingly as the investigator/conspiracy theory enthusiast. 

As someone who enjoyed Kong Skull Island (2017), I was expecting an equally engaging story with Godzilla vs Kong. Especially where the fight sequences were concerned. It’s unfortunate that by the twenty-minute mark, I found myself wanting to fast forward to the monster face-off, rather than sit through the tired human stories I was supposed to buy into.

My desire to skip to the fun moments is partly because I wasn’t able to suspend my disbelief enough, not to notice how silly and cliché the story felt at times. I also missed Tom Hiddleston’s character from Kong Skull Island and found myself wishing he were in this movie. Because that way, he’d have helped ground things a little more. 

If you’re curious about the special effects, watch Godzilla vs Kong. You may find yourself thinking that it feels sillier than expected, but you will most likely enjoy the CGI and the lights.

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THE NIGHT HOUSE (2020): New Trailer From Rebecca Hall, Stacy Martin, Sarah Goldberg…

The Night House (2021), Rebecca Hall, Searchlight Pictures
The Night House (2021), Rebecca Hall, Searchlight Pictures

In new horror/thriller The Night House, Rebecca Hall is Beth, a widow left with the job of begins to uncovering her recently deceased husband’s disturbing secrets.

Directed by David Bruckner; Stacy Martin, Sarah Goldberg, Evan Jonigkeit, Vondie Curtis-Hall and Samantha Buck are among the key cast.

I definitely enjoyed this trailer. It’s giving me slight The Invisible Man vibes, as well as immediately bring to mind the thoughts, ‘well, that’s a nice house‘ and ‘cool ear rings.’

Let’s hope that the reason Beth’s husband built ‘the same house but backwards‘ is as compelling as this trailer.

Allie McCulloch, Amy Zubieta, Michael Flores, Amber Anne, David Abeles, Patrick Klein, Andy Rich, Laura Austin and Crystal Swann also star.

The Night House Release Dates: July 16th, 2021 (US)…

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GODZILLA vs. KONG (2021): New Trailer From Alexander Skarsgård, Eiza González, Millie Bobby Brown, Rebecca Hall…

Godzilla vs. Kong (2021), Rebecca Hall, Warner Bros. Pictures
Godzilla vs. Kong (2021), Rebecca Hall, Warner Bros. Pictures

Eiza González, Alexander Skarsgård, Millie Bobby Brown and Rebecca Hall are the stars of new action/sci-fi/thriller Godzilla vs Kong.

Directed by Adam Wingard; Godzilla vs Kong pits two of motion picture history’s greatest monster icons against one another. The fearsome Godzilla and the mighty Kong find themselves in an epic fight; all while humanity is caught in the balance.

The cinematography and visual effects are what I’m absolutely in for. Second, I’m hoping for a very thrilling monster showdown. Especially since I remember watching Kong – Skull Island (2017) and loving the well-choreographed scenes of Kong and another monster he fought with, to the death.

Are you ready for the epic visual feast?

Brian Tyree Henry, Shun Oguri, Julian Dennison, Lance Reddick, Kyle Chandler, Demián Bichir, Kaylee Hottle, Hakeem Kae-Kazim, Ronny Chieng, Chris Chalk and John Pirruccello also star.

Godzilla vs. Kong Release Dates: March 31st, 2021 (US & UK)…

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HOLMES & WATSON (2018): New Trailer From Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly, Rebecca Hall, Ralph Fiennes…

Holmes & Watson (2018), John C. Reilly, Will Ferrell
Holmes & Watson (2018), John C. Reilly, Will Ferrell

Holmes & Watson is a Humorous version of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic mysteries featuring Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson.

Directed by Etan Cohen; Holmes & Watson stars Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly, Ralph Fiennes, Rebecca Hall…

Looks like fun ridiculousness – just the kind of thing I’ll be in the mood for at some point, I know it! I find myself rather happy for Ferrell and Reilly because of how much fun it undoubtedly is to speak on those specific British accents.

Steve Coogan, Hugh Laurie, Kelly Macdonald, Lauren Lapkus and Noah Jupe also star.

Holmes & Watson Release Dates: November 9th, 2018 (US); December 26th, 2018 (UK)

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TEEN SPIRIT (2018): New Trailer From Elle Fanning, Rebecca Hall, Millie Brady…

Teen Spirit (2018), Elle Fanning
Teen Spirit (2018), Elle Fanning

Read my spoiler-free movie review of Teen Spirit (2018).


Teen Spirit is the story of a shy teenager who dreams of leaving behind her small town life in exchange for pop stardom. Her chance finally arrives in the shape of an unlikely mentor, and a talent, integrity and ambition testing international singing competition.

Directed by Max Minghella; Elle Fanning, Rebecca Hall and Millie Brady star…

I’m curious about Elle Fanning’s British accent and I want to find out how much Teen Spirit will remind me of Beyond The Lights (2014)if at all.

Elizabeth Berrington, Zlatko Buric, Jordan Atephens and Archie Madekwe also star.

Teen Spirit Release Dates: April 5th, 2019 (US)…

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PERMISSION (2017): New Trailer From Dan Stevens, Rebecca Hall…

Permission (2017), Dan Stevens, Rebecca Hall
Permission (2017), Dan Stevens, Rebecca Hall

Written and directed by Brian Crano, Dan Stevens and Rebecca Hall star in Permission, a comedy drama about a woman soon to be proposed to.

The same woman also listens to a friend who suggests that she should date other men before committing to forever with her her boyfriend…

The precise nature of my thoughts when I read the synopsis went something like: ‘Oooooh… this sure isn’t going to end well… probably.’ Nevertheless though, I’d still quite love to be surprised, for entertainment value purposes.

Gina Gershon, François Arnaud, Raúl Castillo, Michelle Hurst and Morgan Spector also star.

Permission Release Dates

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PROFESSOR MARSTON & THE WONDER WOMAN (2017): New Trailer From Luke Evans, Rebecca Hall, Connie Britton, JJ Feild…

Professor Marston & The Wonder Women (2017), Rebecca Hall, Luke Evans
Professor Marston & The Wonder Women (2017), Rebecca Hall, Luke Evans

Written and directed by Angela Robinson, Professor Marston & The Wonder Women is the story of the unconventional life of Dr. William Marston; a Harvard psychologist and inventor who helped invent the modern lie detector test and in 1941 created Wonder Woman…

Dr. Marston was intriguingly unconventional and seventy six years ago he created the character in 2017’s biggest blockbuster movie. So, of course I have to watch. Especially considering how very promising and interesting this trailer looks.

Lastly, how beautiful is the music in this trailer.

Professor Marston & the Wonder Women Release Dates: October 27th, 2017 (US)…

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THE BFG (2016): The Thing I Liked…

The BFG (2016), Ruby Barnhill, Mark Rylance
The BFG (2016), Ruby Barnhill, Mark Rylance

The idea of a movie based on Roald Dahl’s famous children’s book The BFG (Big Friendly Giant) had me excited because I vaguely recall enjoying the story as a child. Having now seen the Steven Spielberg directed film, it’s clear for me that this is one of those instances where the book may definitely be much better than the movie.

The lovely nostalgic walk down memory lane I’d been hoping for really isn’t what transpired here. My biggest issue with Spielberg’s film is the pace. I found the pace to be so incredibly slow, that at one point when the ‘bad giants’ were looking for a human child for their afternoon snack, I may have uttered the words ‘Just find her and eat her already, so that this massive let down can finally be over!’

Unfortunately for me, things didn’t get interesting and engaging until the part that takes place at the palace towards the end. Another positive is the narration at the very end.

Prior to this definitely disappointing The BFG experience, I’d actually been thinking about re-watching the Spielberg classic, E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (1982). I’m no longer sure about that now.

The BFG has reminded me that sometimes re-living stories and/or re-watching films I loved as a child, especially if they were made with children as the target audience may result in those films not being well received by my now adult brain. One such example would be The Never Ending Story (1984). I really wouldn’t recommend revisiting that. I did and I ended up wishing that I’d let it remain as magical as my young brain remembered.

My main hope for The BFG  is that children, the key target audience for the movie actually have a good time when they watch it. Should I finally muster the courage to re-visit E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, I’ll certainly share my thoughts on here. Until next time…

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