The King Kong that most audiences are familiar with today is probably Peter Jackson’s remake from 2005. But the original King Kong from 1933 is a much bigger milestone in cinematic history, bringing a larger than life story to the big screen with old school movie tricks and special effects. If you’ve never had the pleasure of seeing the classic film directed and produced by Merian C. Cooper and Ernest B. Schoedsack, there’s no better way to see it than on the big screen. Thankfully, Fathom Events is re-releasing King Kong in theaters next month for the first time in nearly 65 years. Read More »
Last week, the gang from Corridor Crew dove into the visual effects of Avengers: Endgame with the help of Weta Digital visual effects supervisor Matt Aitken, who worked on several key sequences from the Marvel Studios blockbuster. Now they’re all back to take a look back at a couple projects from Weta Digital’s past. Watch as VFX artists react to Avatar (as we wait for the sequels), Peter Jackson’s remake of King Kong, and the creation of Gollum for the Lord of the Rings trilogy, as well as one of the most memorable sequences from the original Jurassic Park. Read More »
The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.
In this edition, watch Jason Momoa have a blast behind the scenes of last weekend’s Saturday Night Live. Plus, get a look at the stunning puppet used to create Broadway’s adaptation of the classic King Kong, and check out a series of classic children’s television props that are going up for auction soon. Read More »
Godzilla: King of the Monsters wowed audiences at San Diego Comic-Con and at home when the gorgeous and ambitious first trailer for the monster movie sequel debuted. But audiences are even more excited for the prospect of Godzilla clashing with the other classic big screen monster, King Kong. And the film coming in 2020 just added another fantastic cast member.
Brian Tyree Henry landed an Emmy nomination for his role in the FX series Atlanta, and now he’s joining Stranger Things and Godzilla: King of the Monsters star Millie Bobby Brown in the monster movie crossover Godzilla vs Kong, coming in 2020. Find out more below. Read More »
In this edition of Sequel Bits:
- Watch an Imagine Dragons music video created for Ralph Breaks the Internet
- An update to the Monarch website has some news about Godzilla‘s activity
- Get some new details on the possibility of a Willow sequel
- See a new clip from Johnny English Strikes Again
- Find out which Muppets characters will be popping up in Wreck-It Ralph 2
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Next year we’ll see Godzilla return to theaters along with a slew of classic monsters that we’ve yet to see on the big screen in the sequel to the franchise from Legendary Pictures. But in the meantime, we can enjoy the triumphant return of one of his foes in the gruesome monster movie Kong: Skull Island, and now you can partake in the film’s menacing, bombastic score from a cool vinyl soundtrack release from Waxwork Records. Read More »
The last time we saw King Kong careening around New York City was in the virtual world of the OASIS in Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One. Before that, it was at the end of Peter Jackson’s 2005 film adaptation (which, by the way, is better than you remember). But now the giant ape is heading from Skull Island to the Big Apple once again – this time in a Broadway musical. Check out a new teaser video for the King Kong Broadway production below.
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(Welcome to Now Stream This, a column dedicated to the best movies streaming on Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, and every other streaming service out there.)
Need something to stream? What a coincidence! I have a whole list of streaming titles below! Good think you clicked on this link. Below you’ll find titles streaming on Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime Video, and more. There’s the political thriller All The President’s Men, the game-changing The Matrix, Steven Spielberg’s misunderstood A.I.: Artificial Intelligence, Peter Jackson’s very long King Kong remake, the surprisingly funny and sexy Sleeping With Other People, and more. Drama, horror, rom-coms, true stories – you want it, you’ve got it.
These are the best movies streaming right now. Let’s get streaming.
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Posted on Thursday, November 2nd, 2017 by Jacob Hall
A few weeks ago, the internet heard news of a potential spin-off between the Pacific Rim movies and the “MonsterVerse,” the current home of King Kong and Godzilla. And it made sense. After all, both of these series are spearheaded by Legendary Pictures. Both of them involve giant monsters. Sure, they would somehow have to be massaged into the same world, but they’d find a way.
But you should never count your kaiju before they hatch – this crossover has already been nipped in the bud by Legendary Pictures producer Cale Boyter.
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Not too long ago, director Jordan Vogt-Roberts went on a lengthy rant about the sin against cinema that is Cinema Sins and their ongoing “Everything Wrong with…” web series that puts together painfully long videos that attempt to be clever while pointing out all the things that are “wrong” with big Hollywood movies. We were happy to feature the entire rant with the director’s permission because Cinema Sins is not the satire it claims to be and we’d all be better off without them.
Since then, fans have been waiting to see what Jordan Vogt-Roberts would do when Screen Junkies tackled Kong: Skull Island. But they might be surprised to hear that rather than taking offense to the fun that Honest Trailers brings to the table when mocking movies, the director actually gets in on the fun, takes over the Kong Skull Island Honest Trailer, and bashes his own movie to a pulp. Find out what the director himself says is wrong with Kong below. Read More »