CORE STORY: Godzilla 2 delayed, but there’s a Kong-sized silver lining

Photo: Warner Bros.

Photo: Warner Bros.

Chris Luckett

After the smash success of Gareth Edwards’ 2014 Godzilla reboot, fans have been waiting with baited breath for Godzilla 2, which was planned for a June 2018 release.

Word has come out that Godzilla 2 will now be released in March 2019, but it comes with news of another title arriving the year after: Godzilla vs. Kong. Continue reading

REVIEW: Godzilla (2014)

Photo: Warner Bros.

Photo: Warner Bros.

Chris Luckett

The character of Godzilla has appeared in 42 movies over the last sixty years, and most of them have been terrible. Some point to 1969’s Godzilla’s Revenge as the low-point of the series while younger moviegoers cite the 1998 reboot Godzilla as the character’s worst film, but most tend to agree the “King of the Monsters” was at his best and most fearsome in the 1954 Japanese original, Gojira.

Gareth Edwards, director of the excellent 2010 movie Monsters, here tries his best to satisfy both the fans of the long-running series and audience members unfamiliar with the monster beyond its cultural parody value. He mostly succeeds.

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SPECIAL: The Best Trailers of 2013

Photo: Fox Searchlight Pictures

Photo: Fox Searchlight Pictures

Chris Luckett

Every year, superstars like Tom Hanks, Meryl Streep, and Leonardo DiCaprio star in brilliant, two-minute movies. The fact that these short films are also advertisements for other movies and that they precede “feature presentations” at the theatre doesn’t stop some of them from being works of art in their own right. Of all the trailers that were released in 2013, these are the very best.

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