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Annihilation – Trailer   Recently updated !

    …in theaters February 23, 2018   Based on Jeff VanderMeer’s best-selling Southern Reach Trilogy, Annihilation stars Natalie Portman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Gina Rodriguez, Tessa Thompson, Tuva Novotny and Oscar Isaac. It was written and directed by Alex Garland (Ex Machina, 28 Days Later).     Facebook: https://facebook.com/annihilationmovie Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/annihilatio… URL: http://www.annihilationmovie.com Hashtag: #Annihilation #WhatsInside  


AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR opens in U.S. theaters on May 4, 2018!!!

AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR MARVEL STUDIOS U.S. Release date:            May 4, 2018 An unprecedented cinematic journey ten years in the making and spanning the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe, Marvel Studios’ “Avengers: Infinity War” brings to the screen the ultimate, deadliest showdown of all time. The Avengers and their Super Hero allies must be willing to sacrifice […]


Winchester: The House That Ghosts Built – Trailer

  Ready for a good ghost story?!? Too bad!  You have to wait until 2018 but here’s the trailer for what you have to look forward to! Directed By: The Spierig Brothers (Jigsaw, Predestination) Starring: Helen Mirren (Red, The Queen, Trumbo) and Jason Clarke (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Zero Dark Thirty) Synopsis: Inspired by […]


J.K. Rowling alert! CASTING CONTINUES ON THE NEW “FANTASTIC BEASTS”

  CASTING CONTINUES ON THE NEW “FANTASTIC BEASTS” ADVENTURE SET IN J.K. ROWLING’S WIZARDING WORLD   Actors Join the Ensemble Led by Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Dan Fogler, Alison Sudol, Jude Law and Johnny Depp               BURBANK, CA – October 2017 – Additions have been made to the cast of the all-new adventure set in […]


To hold you until December… “STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI NEW” NEW TRAILER & POSTER Available!!

  STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI Last night, the new trailer was shown to millions during the halftime show of the Minnesota Vikings/Chicago Bears game.  Today, watch it here and revel in the new poster revealed, as well.   You can’t see the film until December 15th but at least you can enjoy the trailer and images […]


Hut Hut Huddle Up! STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI TRAILER DEBUTS DURING HALFTIME ON ESPN’S “MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL”

  STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI TRAILER DEBUTS TONIGHT DURING HALFTIME ON ESPN’S “MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL” **Tickets to Star Wars: The Last Jedi Go on Sale Everywhere Following the Trailer Launch**   SAN FRANCISCO, CALIF. (October 8, 2017)—Lucasfilm announced today that the trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi will debut on ESPN’s “Monday Night Football” on Monday, October 9, during […]


The Shape of Water – RED BAND Trailer

  From master story teller, Guillermo del Toro, comes THE SHAPE OF WATER – an other-worldly fairy tale, set against the backdrop of Cold War-era America circa 1962.  In the hidden high-security government laboratory where she works, lonely Elisa (Sally Hawkins) is trapped in a life of isolation.  Elisa’s life is changed forever when she […]


Justice League VR: The Complete Experience allows users to be part of DC’S team of Super Heroes

Put your powers to the test in immersive VR experiences, leading up to the film’s much-anticipated November 17th release and beyond Warner Bros. invites fans to join the Justice League in a thrilling Virtual Reality experience that allows you to step into the shoes and feel the powers of the iconic DC Super Heroes: Batman, Wonder […]


IT’S THORSDAY! “THOR: RAGNAROK” TICKETS AND NEW GORGEOUS POSTERS NOW AVAILABLE!

Advance tickets went on sale this morning at 6:00 a.m. PT for Marvel Studios’ highly anticipated “Thor: Ragnarok,” which opens in U.S. theaters on November 3.    Tickets are available wherever tickets are sold.   In Marvel Studios’ “Thor: Ragnarok,” Thor is imprisoned on the other side of the universe without his mighty hammer and […]


Guy Ritchie directing live-action adaptation of “Aladdin” – Casting in place with Will Smith!

  CASTING IN PLACE FOR “ALADDIN,” THE LIVE-ACTION ADAPTATION DIRECTED BY GUY RITCHIE   Check out this Selfie of “Aladdin” Cast Members: Will Smith, Mena Massoud, Naomi Scott and Marwan Kenzari     BURBANK, Calif. (September 6, 2017) – Casting for “Aladdin,” the live-action adaptation of the studio’s animated classic, is complete and production is currently […]


Wish Upon -Movie Review

  Directed by: John R. Leonetti Starring: Joey King, Ryan Phillippe, Ki Hong Lee, Mitchell Slaggert, Shannon Purser, Sydney Park, Alice Lee, Kevin Hanchard and Sherilyn Fenn Rating: PG-13 Runtime: 1h 30min Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Thriller 1 Frame out of 5 By: Shari K. Green   Wish Upon was not only predictable but sophomoric in […]


STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI – New Teaser Poster and Trailer!

  STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI is in theaters December 15, 2017! Visit Star Wars at http://www.starwars.com Subscribe to Star Wars on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/starwars Like Star Wars on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/starwars Follow Star Wars on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/starwars Follow Star Wars on Instagram at http://www.instagram.com/starwars Follow Star Wars on Tumblr at http://starwars.tumblr.com/


Marvel Studios’ THOR: RAGNAROK – New Teaser Trailer

    THOR: RAGNAROK Genre: Action-Adventure Release date:  November 3, 2017 Cast:  Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Cate Blanchett, Idris Elba, Jeff Goldblum, Tessa Thompson, Karl Urban with Mark Ruffalo and Anthony Hopkins Director:  Taika Waititi SYNOPSIS: In Marvel Studios’ “Thor: Ragnarok,” Thor is imprisoned on the other side of the universe without his mighty hammer and […]


Tickets for Marvel Studios’ GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2 are now available

  Fasten your seat belts! Tickets for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 are now on sale! http://fandan.co/2nsOMaS Follow Marvel on Twitter: https://twitter.com/marvel‬‬ Like Marvel on FaceBook: http://www.facebook.com/Marvel‬‬ *Marvel Studios’ GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2 is in theaters in 3D, RealD 3D and IMAX 3D May 5, 2017!


Interview with Hunter Adams, director of Dig Two Graves

  I had a chat with fellow Wisconsin native turned L.A. filmmaker, Hunter Adams, about his new release, Dig Two Graves, which is available to watch on iTunes and at a theatre near you.  His film is a suspenseful thriller that is summed up perfectly by its tagline.  ‘A young girl’s obsession with her brother’s […]


Kong: Skull Island Movie Review

 

Directed by: Jordan Vogt-Roberts

Starring: Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, John Goodman, Brie Larson, Jing Tian, John Ortiz, with Terry Notary, and John C. Reilly

Rated: PG-13

Run Time: 2h

Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy

3 Frames out of 5

By: Shari K. Green

It’s invigorating to see that Kong: Skull Island isn’t just a remake of King Kong.  It has a few similarities, such as beast still digs beauty, but that’s about all.  It stands alone on its own giving director Vogt-Roberts something to be very proud of having a part in. Speaking of beauty, however, I did like the more substantive presence of the ape in the 1970 movie King Kong, where you could see Jessica Lange pull at Kong as she begs him to not let her go.  This gives you the chance to feel for him much more.  That realism isn’t in this version where Kong is CGI.  However, if you have a heart, you’ll still hope the best for the guy.  Why he keeps falling, literally, for these woman is beyond me, though!  You’d think he’d learn by now!  I digress.

Far be it for me to suggest you can learn something from a monster movie but I’m going to.  You can learn something from this monster movie.  You can learn, if you haven’t already, that sometimes with nature things are better left alone.  Though we don’t always pay attention to it, there is a natural order of things and if you interrupt or disturb that order, in the name of helping mankind, you could be doing just the opposite.  Such is the case here.

Kong is set in the early 70’s in the time of Watergate.  Research scientist Bill Randa (Goodman) is in Washington and looking for some money and a military escort to an uncharted island he’d like to explore for the possible medicinal cures it holds.  Insert political statement here as Randa stands outside and proclaims that there’ll never be a more screwed-up time in Washington.  The Nixon bobblehead is a nice touch, as well.

Randa gets his grant, a photographer (Larson), a rather large escort and his own tracker (Hiddleston); they set off to explore Skull Island which is shrouded by vicious storms.  Going only so far by water, the teams, which are led by Colonel Packard (Jackson), take to the air the rest of the way.  However, once they clear the dangerous weather another danger appears; Kong.  He immediately senses danger and begins to protect his turf which looks more like swatting at flies, to be honest.  This scene was well placed as it’s not too far into the film, wasting no time getting you into some heavy action.  Packard takes the attack personally.  Losing many of his men in the battle he’s now hell-bent on killing the creature.  He must prove to Kong that man is King.  Jackson’s look is fiery and savage as his Packard stares Kong down for a moment before being whisked away at the last minute.  Getting stomped on like a cockroach might have ruined his already horrible day.

Helicopters are scattered and the teams separated.  One group meets an indigenous tribe and Hank Marlow (Reilly), also known as the comic relief, a paratrooper who has been stranded on the island since WWII; twenty-eight years to be exact.  Through Marlow, the team hears all they need to know of who Kong really is… he’s King.  To the people of the island, he’s God.  Without him, the Skullcrawlers would dominate and kill every living thing on the island.  Kong keeps the skeletal creatures in low numbers and below ground.  If not for him, all would perish and not only would they take over the island but they’d begin to take over the planet.

During their lesson, other teams are meeting and in some cases, wiped out, by other inhabitants of the island.  If spiders aren’t your thing… this might not be the movie for you but the thought of taking the mother of all spiders down in a wicked way would be spectacular then remember this is a Kong movie, not a spider movie, and get your butt to the theatre.   What’s left of the team meet and make their way to the destination point so they can leave the island and you can leave the theatre but don’t do that too soon!  There is an after credit scene so make sure you stay all the way until lights up.  What they will be assuring you of here is that the MonsterVerse will continue and who could be coming up next.  If you like monster movies, you’ll like Kong: Skull Island.  You might not like the way Hiddleston over plays his role as Larson’s love interest but the CGI is great and the motion capture performance really pulls you in.  Those reasons alone are worth spending the extra money on seeing this at an IMAX theatre if you can.  ENOY!