godzilla vs kong review

What do we want from the MonsterVerse, Warner Bros. and Legendary’s attempt to Marvel-ize the world of Godzilla, King Kong, and several other big beasties? The answer seems to be: big, loud, entertaining mayhem, and here comes Godzilla vs. Kong to hopefully deliver on that. Time and time again, when one of these movies comes out, they’re pilloried for their lackluster human characters. These criticisms are inevitably met with a defensive “Who cares?! I watch these movies for the monsters, not the people!”

This is a weak defense because ultimately, these movies are more about humans than they are monsters. It’s clear that the folks making these movies want the audience to care about the human characters. When 2014’s Godzilla arrived, Steven Spielberg’s Jaws was cited as an inspiration by several people close to the production. But no one ever says, “I only watch Jaws for the shark!” It’s the human moments – Brody, Hooper, and Quint sharing drunken scar stories; etc. – that makes Jaws so special. If your monster movie is going to be primarily focused on humans with occasional bursts of monster action, you better make sure those humans are at least slightly interesting and relatable.

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the electric state

The Millie Bobby Brown/Russo Brothers team-up that I’m sure someone, somewhere, was waiting for is finally happening. Universal just picked up the rights to The Electric State, a new sci-fi film that the Russos will direct and Brown will star in. Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, who have worked with the Russos on Captain America: The Winter SoldierCaptain America: Civil WarAvengers: Infinity War, and Avengers: Endgame, are handling the script, which is based on the book by artist Simon Stålenhag. Stålenhag’s art also inspired the recent Amazon series Tales From the Loop.

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damsel millie bobby brown

Millie Bobby Brown is sticking with Netflix. Having just starred in and executive produced the recent Enola Holmes, Brown will now star in and executive produce Damsel, a fantasy flick from 28 Weeks Later helmer Juan Carlos Fresnadillo. The story reportedly has Brown playing a princess who is set to be sacrificed to a dragon. You know, fun stuff for the whole family.

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Enola Holmes Bloopers

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, it’s a whole line-up of videos from Netflix’s original movie Enola Holmes, starring Millie Bobby Brown, Henry Cavill, Sam Claflin, Burn Gorman, and Helena Bonham Carter. There’s a blooper reel featuring plenty of flubbed lines, missteps and mistakes, a shot-by-shot breakdown of a fight scene, and a general glimpse behind the scenes of the making of the film. Read More »

enola holmes trailer

Millie Bobby Brown is ready to solve some mysteries in Enola Holmes, a new Netflix movie that finds the Stranger Things star playing the sister of none other than Sherlock Holmes. When Enola’s mother goes missing, she must crack the case while also dealing with her two brothers, Sherlock and Mycroft. Shenanigans and anachronisms follow! Watch the Enola Holmes trailer below.

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the girls i've been movie

Millie Bobby Brown continues to be Netflix’s darling, with the Stranger Things breakout star signing on to star in an adaptation of Tess Sharpe’s YA novel The Girls I’ve Been that she’ll also produce alongside Ozark‘s Jason Bateman. Described as a “twisty” con artist thriller, The Girls I’ve Been is just the latest Netflix project for the rising star.

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enola holmes first look

Enola Holmes is on the case. Haven’t heard of her? Maybe you’ve heard of her last name, which belongs to her far more famous brother, Sherlock Holmes, the world’s most famous detective created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. But in the new Netflix film Enola Holmes starring Millie Bobby Brown, the young teen detective takes the spotlight.

The streamer has debuted the first images from Enola Holmes, the upcoming feature film directed by Emmy-winning Fleabag director Harry Bradbeer and based on Nancy Springer’s book series about Sherlock and Mycroft’s rebellious teen sister Enola. See the Enola Holmes first look images (which also feature Henry Cavill as an impossibly buff Sherlock) below.

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enola holmes

Netflix has solved the case of where the Millie Bobby Brown-starring Enola Holmes would go. The streaming giant has acquired the global rights to the new feature film directed by Emmy-winning Fleabag director Harry Bradbeer. Based on the children’s book series following the adventures of Sherlock Holmes’ younger sister, Enola Holmes was originally set up under Lionsgate Entertainment last year, but has now been handed off to the streaming service.

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Stranger Things World Tour

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 as the cast of Stranger Things hits New York City while on a world tour for the show’s third season. Plus, learn about a collection of 36 reels of 68mm nitrate prints and negatives made in cinema’s first years, and watch as Idris Elba sits down for the latest episode of Hot Ones to see if he can handle some spicy wings. Read More »

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Who Are The Eternals

We’re less than a week out from San Diego Comic-Con, and even though we know Marvel Studios will have their own panel at the convention, that’s not stopping rampant speculation about upcoming casting announcements that could be revealed.

One of Marvel’s upcoming films, although not officially announced, will be The Eternals. The movie focuses on more characters from the cosmic side of the Marvel Comics universe, and in recent months, there have been several reports of who is being brought in to star in the movie. Now some of those cast members, and Marvel Studios mastermind Kevin Feige himself, have chimed in about these reports and rumors. Find out what everyone is saying about The Eternals cast below. Read More »